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Falu remanded again

Falu remanded again

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's adviser Mosaddak Ali Falu was today placed on a fresh five-day remand in an arson attack case. Metropolitan Magistrate Tareq Mainul Islam Bhuiyan of Dhaka passed the order. The court also rejected his bail prayer. Police produced Falu before the court with a ten-day remand prayer this afternoon on completion of...

Man killed in Dhaka ‘shootout’

Man killed in Dhaka ‘shootout’

A suspected miscreant was killed in a reported shootout with police in Purba Manipur area at Dhaka's Mirpur early Thursday. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Khaleda's adviser Dudu remanded again

Khaleda's adviser Dudu remanded again

A Dhaka court today placed Shamsuzzaman Dudu, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, on a four-day remand in a case filed for blasting a crude bomb in Dhaka. The case was filed with Mirpur Police Station on January 10 on charge of blasting a crude bomb targeting policemen with an intention to kill them in the city’s Mirpur-10 intersection on the same day. Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman passed the order when Kamal Hossain, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced Dudu before it with a seven-day remand prayer. Arrested on January 11, Dudu was shown arrested in the case a week later.

Thirteen killed in Mirpur Styrofoam factory fire

Thirteen killed in Mirpur Styrofoam factory fire

At least 13 people, including two women, were burnt to death as a fire swept through a Styrofoam package factory in Mirpur-1 yesterday. Locals said the entire six-storey factory building called APCCO Complex, close to Sony Cinema Hall, erupted in flames following an explosion around 5:25pm. At least 64 workers were inside the building...

‘Shibir man’ killed in Dhaka ‘shootout’

An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, was killed in a “shootout” with police in Mirpur Beribadh area of Dhaka last night. Deceased Emadullah was a resident of Mirpur area, Bazlar Rahman, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, told The Daily Star today. The SI said police detained Emadullah with two petrol bombs and a bottle of petrol from Mirpur-10 around 10:00pm yesterday. As per his statement, police along with Emadullah conducted a raid in Beribadh area under...

13 burnt dead in Mirpur factory fire

13 burnt dead in Mirpur factory fire

At least 13 people, including two women, were burnt to death as a devastating fire swept through a plastic packaging factory at Mirpur-1 in Dhaka this evening. Several workers of the factory suffered severe burn injuries. Three of them -- Tawhidul Islam, Kamal Hossain and Rabiul--were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Fire fighters...

Commuting in fear

Commuting in fear

Sharmin Akhter has many safety concerns, especially with commuting between her home and office every day. The fear of being burned grips her as soon as she takes her first step out of her Mirpur home. Whatever transport she decides to travel in, a sense of insecurity haunts her all the way to her...

Fire at Mirpur Jhut godown doused

Fire at Mirpur Jhut godown doused

A fire broke out at a jhut (scrap of fabrics from garment industries) godown in Mirpur-10 of Dhaka this afternoon. 10 firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the flame by 4:00pm. The fire originated at the godown, locally known Jhutpatty, around 2:08pm, an official of Fire Service and Civil Defence told The Daily...

4 hurt, vehicles vandalised in Pallabi hartal clash

4 hurt, vehicles vandalised in Pallabi hartal clash

BNP supporters engaged with police and vandalised at least seven vehicles in Dhaka’s Pallabi area this morning to begin 20-party’s daylong countrywide hartal today. Four people, including three policemen, were injured in the clash that took place near Pallabi Super Market area around 8:00am. Three crude bombs were blasted at the scene. One BNP activist...

Security guard stabbed dead in Mirpur

Security guard stabbed dead in Mirpur

A security guard was stabbed to death by unknown assailants in Mirpur area of Dhaka early today. Md Shahjahan, 62, was a security guard of a factory of Ahmed Food Products, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Miscreants might stab Shahjahan anytime between 2:00am and 4:30am in a bid to commit a robbery at the factory...

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