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Youth injured in Gazipur arson attack

Youth injured in Gazipur arson attack

A youth was burnt as alleged pickets hurled firebomb at a bus in Signboard area of Gazipur this evening. Kabir Hossain Jewel, 22, a student of Dinajpur Degree College, was undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Talking to The Daily Star, Jewel said a group of Islami Chhatra Shibir activists...

Electronics factory gutted in Gazipur fire

Electronics factory gutted in Gazipur fire

An electronics factory was gutted in a fire in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur this evening. Fire service officials said Jamuna Electronics Factory caught fire around 6:30pm. Around 20,000 refrigerators, 6,000 televisions and valuable electronic equipment were burnt in the devastating fire, Abu Yusuf, store manager at the factory, told our Gazipur correspondent. Apurba Bol, station officer...

No compromise with criminals: PM

No compromise with criminals: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government would not compromise with the perpetrators of the recent criminal and militant activities saying human race cannot concede defeat with devils. "We will resist the devils and Inshalla will be able to restore peace again in the society," she said adding that there will be no...

Train set on fire in Gazipur

Train set on fire in Gazipur

Miscreants set fire to a passenger train in Gazipur today during the fifth day of hartal sponsored by the BNP-led 20-party alliance clamped on top of their nationwide blockade. Truck helper killed, 2 burnt in Bogra arson 76 BNP-Jamaat activists held in Dhaka Violence death toll rises to 52 Today is the 31th day of the blockade...

39 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Gazipur

39 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Gazipur

Detectives detained at least 39 Jamaat-Shibir men and recovered four crude bombs from their possession in Gazipur city this evening. The members of Special Branch (SB) with the help of police raided a coaching centre in Maddhya Bhurulia area around 6:30pm, Shahidul Islam, an assistant sub-inspector of SB, told The Daily Star. The law enforcers...

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal (shutdown) in 11 districts, including Dhaka, is underway peacefully in the capital with no major untoward incident reported. No picketing was reported from the districts till filing of this report at 10:30am. For the capital, the hartal has been called for 24 hours on top of the countrywide blockade of the 20-party combine that entered 24th day today. In Dhaka city, public vehicles were seen with buses of Motijheel, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Gulshan, Uttara and Mirpur routes plying on roads. Private cars were also seen plying in plenty numbers. Most of the shops and establishments were open. Office-goers were seen in their usual routine packing buses and other...

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...

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