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Gazipur cotton mill fire doused

Gazipur cotton mill fire doused

A fire that broke out at a cotton mill in Gazipur Sadar upazila was doused this afternoon. Five firefighting units brought the fire under control two and a half hours after its beginning, reports our Gazipur correspondent. The fire originated at the warehouse of Formosa Polio Cotton Mills in Bagher Bazar area around 1:30pm. None was...

Fire at Gazipur textile mill

Fire at Gazipur textile mill

A fire broke out at a textile mill at Konabari in Gazipur city this morning. None was hurt in the fire that broke out at the two-storey building of Kader Synthetic Factory at 8:05am and soon spread to an adjacent residential building, said sources at Fire Service and Civil Defence. All the residents of the...

2 die, 10 missing as trawlers collide in Shitalakkhya

2 die, 10 missing as trawlers collide in Shitalakkhya

At least two people were killed and 10 others remained missing as two trawlers capsized after colliding head-on in the Shitalakkhya River in Gazipur’s Sreepur upazila this afternoon. Two bodies were recovered from the river, our Gazipur correspondent reports quoting Mohosinul Kader, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sreepur Police Station saying “a rescue operation is going...

3 cops among 14 hurt in bomb blasts

3 cops among 14 hurt in bomb blasts

At least 14 people including three cops were injured in petrol and crude bomb attacks in Dhaka University campus, Chittagong and Barisal today. Also stray incidents of arson and vandalism marked the hartal in Dhaka and Khulna divisions since morning on the first day of the 48-hour hartal sponsored by BNP-led 20-party alliance. BOMB ATTACKS In...

Akheri Munajat of Ijtema today

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are expected to join the second phase of Biswa Ijtema that concludes today through Akheri Munajat on the bank of the Turag river in Tongi, Gazipur. Prominent Islamic scholar from India Mawlana Saad was set to lead the devotees during the offering of the Munajat anytime between 11:00am and 12:00pm, organisers informed. The devotees from home and abroad will seek spiritual wellbeing and welfare of the Muslim Ummah at the concluding prayers. Law enforcers said they had...

Devotees seek peace at Akheri Munajat

Devotees seek peace at Akheri Munajat

Thousands of Muslims sought world peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema concluded today through Akheri Munajat (final supplication). Prominent Islamic scholar from India Mawlana Saad led the 30-minute munajat from 11:23am at the Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after the...

2nd phase Ijtema continues with delivery of sermons

2nd phase Ijtema continues with delivery of sermons

The second phase of Biswa Ijtema, the largest congregation of the Muslims after the hajj, is continuing today with sermons being delivered at Tongi on the capital’s outskirt, amid countrywide non-stop transport blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. The three-day second phase of Biswa Ijtema began on the bank of Turag river at...

Bus helper killed in sleep as vehicle torched in Gazipur

Bus helper killed in sleep as vehicle torched in Gazipur

A bus helper was burnt to death in his sleep as miscreants allegedly set fire to the vehicle in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur early today during the dawn-to-dusk nationwide hartal of BNP-led 20-party alliance. The victim was identified as Tofazzal Hossain, 20, of Narayantala in Sunamganj, reports our Gazipur correspondent. Driver Selim Miah, after his...

Ijtema seeks divine blessings for Muslim Ummah

Ijtema seeks divine blessings for Muslim Ummah

The first phase of the Biswa Ijtema, the second largest global Muslims’ congregation, ended today with Akheri Munajat seeking the spiritual wellbeing and welfare of the Muslim Ummah. Indian Islamic scholar Mawlana Saad began the Akheri Munajat around 11:30am today at the banks of river Turag in Tongi, reports our Gazipur correspondent from the...

Hartal in Dhaka, 13 adjoining districts tomorrow

Hartal in Dhaka, 13 adjoining districts tomorrow

BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal today called daylong hartal tomorrow for Dhaka and 13 other adjoining districts protesting confinement of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia. However, the capital city will remain out of the hartal purview. The hartal will be effective in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur, Tangail, Narsinghdi, Munshiganj, Manikganj, Comilla, Brahmanbaria, Kishoreganj, Mymensingh, Sherpur, Jamalpur...

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