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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...

Outlaw killed in Kushtia ‘shootout’

Outlaw killed in Kushtia ‘shootout’

A leader of Purba Banglar Communist Party (ML-Lal Pataka) was killed in a “shootout” with police in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia early today. Deceased Enamul Haq, 35, was a regional commander of the PBCP, reports our Kushtia correspondent.   He was an accused in 26 cases including seven for murders filed with different police stations...

5-nil Satisfaction

5-nil Satisfaction

Bangladesh made a happy-ending to an until-this-series sordid year at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Mahmudullah Riyad slogged a length ball from Solomon Mire to the midwicket boundary to complete his match-winning half-century in the face of his side's batting jittery as the Tigers' 'mission whitewash' was accomplished against Zimbabwe with a...

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Test & ODI Series

TIGERS moving towards clean sweep

TIGERS moving towards clean sweep

  Anamul Haque might be ruing his missed century but captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza should be the happiest man after the way the Tigers secured the series against Zimbabwe with two matches in hand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur last night in front of a near-capacity crowd. The home side were near-perfect in...

3 burnt in transformer blast at Desco office

3 burnt in transformer blast at Desco office

An electrician and his two helpers suffered burn injuries in a transformer explosion at Desco (Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited) office in Mirpur area of Dhaka this morning. The victims -- Rakibul Hossain, 26, Sajjad Hossain, 18, and Jony, 18, -- are undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital,...

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Test & ODI Series

Series first, then testing

Series first, then testing

The selectors on Sunday night announced a team only for the third ODI against Zimbabwe which will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur tomorrow as they are planning to go for some experimentation in the last two games. And the testing will go on only if the Tigers confirm the...

Army man killed in Dhaka road crash

Army man killed in Dhaka road crash

An army man died after being hit by a speedy bus in Mirpur of Dhaka this evening. The deceased was identified as Nazmul Islam. Shakhawat, a sub-inspector of Cantonment Police Station, told The Daily Star. A passenger bus of Jabalenoor Paribahan hit Nazmul Islam from behind at the Kalshi intersection around 8:15pm when he was...

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