• Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Man drowns in Buriganga

A man died after felling in the Buriganga River while boarding a launch at capital's Sadarghat area this afternoon. The deceased is identified as -- Niaz Ahmed, 65, a resident of Chandpur district. Witnesses said that Niaz with his son Ridwan Ahmed were boarding on a Chandpur-bound launch around 12:30pm at Sadarghat Launch Terminal. Slipping from the boarding plank, Niaz fall into the water and drowned, they added. After half an hour of searching, fire service divers recovered his body from under the...

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

2 minors killed in Narayanganj road crash

Two children were killed and 35 injured as a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a roadside pond in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj this morning. The deceased are two-year-old Shahin, son of Hossain Miah and six-month-old Nasima, daughter of Bakul Miah of Kishoreganj district, reports our Narayanganj upazila. Police and witnesses said the...

Mugger beaten dead in Lalbagh

An alleged mugger was beaten to death by a mob at Lalbagh in the capital this evening. A group of four to five suspected muggers wielding sharp weapons were collecting toll from pedestrians at Gajannath Shah Road around 6:00pm. Locals caught four members of the group at Sheikh Shaheb Bazar and gave them a good beating. Later, police rescued them and sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Of them, Farhad Hossain, 18, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, said Sub-inspector Haider Ali...

Solution must come from AL, BNP: UN official

Solution must come from AL, BNP: UN official

UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Neal Walker today said leaders of the two main political parties -- Awami League and BNP -- can agree on conditions that would create way for free and fair elections, asserting that no outsiders can do it. “My view is that the solution must come from Bangladesh, mainly from two political leaders. This really depends on the will of both sides… there’re no outsiders and the UN never pretended to do that,” Walker said. He said it is important to say that “solution to democratic evolution in Bangladesh can only be formulated and implemented by Bangladeshis.” Asked if the UN, after being failed in its first mission...

Sohel Rana denied bail in graft case

Sohel Rana denied bail in graft case

The High Court today rejected a bail petition of Sohel Rana in a corruption case filed for violating building code in constructing Rana Plaza, which collapsed on April 24 last year killing at least 1,135 people. The Anti-Corruption Commission on June 15 filed the case with Savar Police Station, saying Rana in league with other accused had built Rana Plaza violating the Bangladesh National Building Code. The case was also lodged against Savar municipal mayor, Rana's parents and 14 others. The HC bench of Justice Md Nizamul Haque and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain rejected the bail petition saying it was not moved properly before the bench. Rana filed the petition seeking bail recently. Rana,...

Demarcate Turag, Balu boundaries, HC tells govt

Demarcate Turag, Balu boundaries, HC tells govt

The High Court today directed the government to demarcate the original boundaries of the Turag and Balu rivers and start setting up pillars on the boundaries in two weeks to save the rivers from encroachment. The court also asked the government to submit a report before it after complying with the order by September...

Knitting workers demonstrate for arrears in capital

Knitting workers demonstrate for arrears in capital

Workers of a knitting and dyeing factory staged demonstration in the capital's Bangla Motor area today demanding wages and festival bonuses ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. The workers alleged that the owners on July 14 shut down Shishir Knitting and Dyeing Factory, a concern of Shishir Group, located at Pagar in Tongi of Gazipur without...

Derailment halts Sylhet-Dhaka-Ctg train service

Derailment halts Sylhet-Dhaka-Ctg train service

An oil-laden train derailed in Dakshin Surma upazila of Sylhet, snapping its rail communication with Dhaka and Chittagong since this morning. Muhibur Rahman, stationmaster of Sylhet Railway Station, said a wagon of a Sylhet-bound train from Chittagong veered off the tracks near Moglabazar Rail Station around 9:30am. Train service of Sylhet with Dhaka and Chittagong...

3 killed in Dhamrai road crash

3 killed in Dhamrai road crash

Three people were killed and 10 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Dhamrai, on the outskirts of the capital, this morning. All the deceased -- Sirajul Islam, 38, Kawsar Ahmed, 28, and Bishwajit 25 -- were passengers of the bus, reports our Savar correspondent quoting...

Sale of advance train tickets begins

Sale of advance train tickets begins

Bangladesh Railway today started selling advance train tickets to facilitate holidaymakers to reach their destinations ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. In the capital, the advance train tickets are available at Kamalapur Railway Station since 9:00am. Hundreds of people thronged the station and stood in queues after Sehri to collect the tickets. Tickets will not be sold at...

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