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Gazipur

Road accidents kill six, injure two

Countrywide road accidents killed six people and injured two others yesterday and Monday. Our Gazipur correspondent reports, a worker of RAK Ceramic Mamun Mia, 35, of Mymensingh, died when a bus hit him while he was crossing the road in front of his factory in Nayanpur area of Sreepur upazila yesterday. Following the incident hundreds of workers of the factory blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for two hours creating two-kilometre tailback, vandalised at least 10 vehicles and set fire on a bus. Our Chapainawabganj...

Newborn stolen from DMCH rescued in Gazipur

Newborn stolen from DMCH rescued in Gazipur

A day into the High Court order for a judicial inquiry, the newborn baby, who was stolen from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on August 21, was rescued from a house in Gazipur Sadar upazila today. During the drive, Rapid Action Battalion personnel also detained two women – Bely Akter alias Rahima, 45, and...

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

BNP leader's missing driver found in capital

Rezaul Haque, driver of expatriate BNP leader Mujibur Rahman both of who were released yesterday over three months into their abduction, was found in Dhaka today hours after he went missing again. Police were taking Rezaul to Sunamganj, their home district from where they were kidnapped, Harun-Or-Rashid, Sunamganj superintendent of police, told The Daily...

Demo for missing Gazipur councillor

Demo for missing Gazipur councillor

Locals and relatives staged demonstration today demanding immediate rescue of a female ward councillor of Gazipur City Corporation who went missing yesterday morning. Parvin Akter, 35, councillor of ward No. 1, 2 and 3 (reserved for female councillor), went out of her South Panishail house at about 8:00am yesterday and since then she remains...

Salary for RMG Staff

Robbers loot Tk 1.33 crore

Armed robbers took away Tk 1.33 crore from three officials of a knitwear factory in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur yesterday.   Rabiul Islam, assistant manager of human resources department of Knitwear Fashions Ltd, said three officials along with the money in a microbus were going to their factory in Board Mill area in Kaliakoir. They were coming from the factory head office at Jamgora, Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital. On the way, six robbers, riding three motorcycles, halted the...

Fire at Tongi RMG factory

Fire at Tongi RMG factory

A fire broke out at a sweater factory in Tongi of Gazipur this afternoon. The fire originated at FS Sweater Ltd housed on the fourth floor of a six-story building around 4:30pm, said SA Khaled, an assistant superintendent of Industrial Police in Gazipur. He added that the fire immediately spread to the other floors.  Six units...

Baby burnt alive, parents hurt in Gazipur fire

Baby burnt alive, parents hurt in Gazipur fire

A six-month-old baby was burnt to death and his parents were seriously injured as a fire broke out at their house in Gazipur City Corporation area early today. Fahim Hossain, who was rushed to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital with 60 percent burn injuries, succumbed around 1:25pm, hospital sources said.  Fahim and his parents Jewel Mia, 35, and Munni, 25, sustained severe burn injuries when the fire originated at their Chaidana house around 4:00am. Jewel, a garment worker, and Munni are now undergoing treatment at the DMCH. Local word councillor Mohammad Ali told...

Armed muggers snatch Tk 76 lakh

Muggers took away Tk 76.28 lakh from a British American Tobacco agent and a private hospital staff in Gazipur and the capital's Dhanmondi in broad daylight yesterday. The BAT employee was also shot and injured before he was robbed of the cash in his possession. BAT agent Mohammad Harun along with two colleagues went to the Southeast Bank branch in Shibbari of Gazipur to deposit around Tk 49.28 lakh, reported our Gazipur correspondent. As he came out of a covered van,...

3 abductees freed after ransom paid

Three people including a university student abducted from Eidgarh reserve forest in Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar on Monday night were released last night in exchange for ransom. Police found them in Hazipara area on Eidgarh-Baishari road in the upazila around 9:00pm, nearly 24 hours into their abduction, reports our Bandarban correspondent. The abductees are Nafis Hossain, 28, a master's student of Chittagong University; Jitendra Kishore Dev, 44, a cashier of Baishari branch of Krishi Bank in Bandarban; and Mahbubur Rahman,...

Abduction spree spreads panic

Abduction spree spreads panic

Following a spree of abductions from different parts of the country since last Sunday, a panic has gripped the people. Hours into the killings of seven abducted people in Narayanganj, incidents of kidnappings has been reported from Noakhali, Kurigram, Naogaon and Tangail. Three abductees were rescued and 18 alleged kidnappers were detained in the districts. Two...

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