• 17 schoolgirls die in Thai dormitory fire

    At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said Monday, adding several others were either missing or injured.

  • Fire at Jagannath University

    Fire broke out at the new building of Jagannath University in the Old Dhaka. The fire has been doused and no reports of casualty filed.

  • Dhaka slum fire brought under control

    Fire that broke out at a slum in Dhaka’s densely populated East Raja Bazar neighbourhood has been brought under control after around one and a half hours.

  • Probe body formed over Karwan Bazar fire

    Fire service has launched a four-member investigation panel into last night's blaze at Karwan Bazar that gutted over 180 shops in capital Dhaka’s largest retail kitchen market.

  • Karwan Bazar blaze tamed after 2 hours

    After two hours of frantic efforts and reinforcement, fire fighters have managed to control the deadly blaze that broke out in Dhaka's largest kitchen market Karwan Bazar.

  • Khilgaon plastic factory fire doused

    A fire that broke out at a plastic factory in Khilgaon area of Dhaka has been doused after one and a half an hours.

  • 3rd forest fire in Sundarbans in 3 weeks

    A fire broke out in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Sharankhola upazila of Bagerhat. This is the third incident of forest fire in Chandpai range over the last three weeks.

  • Fire in Sundarbans forest again

    Barely a month in the passing, fire has broken out in the Sundarbans’ Chandpai range again. This is the 15th fire incident in last 12 years in the area - posing threat to the ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove forest.

  • Tejgaon house fire doused

    A fire that brakes out at a three-storey tin-shed house at Tejgaon Industrial area of Dhaka is doused after an hour efforts of the firefighters.

  • Fire at Old Dhaka residential building

    Fire breaks out at a residential building at Siddique Bazar in the old part of Dhaka.

  • Huge fire hits UAE residential towers

    A large fire has hit at least two residential towers in the United Arab Emirates, in the third such incident in a little more than a year.

  • Sundarbans fire brought under control

    A fire that broke out in Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat last evening has been brought under control. Reason behind the fire is yet to be ascertained.

  • 3 people burnt in Bangshal shoe factory fire

    At least three people are burnt as fire broke out at a shoe manufacturing factory in Bangshal area of Dhaka.

  • Fire at Hatirpool’s Motalib Plaza doused

    The fire that broke out at Hatirpool’s Motalib Plaza in capital Dhaka has been doused after two hours of frantic efforts of the firefighters.

  • Banani building fire blamed on gas pipe leak

    The fire at a Banani building in Dhaka that injured at least one person has been blamed on “a leak in the gas supply line” by owner and tenants.

  • Khulna City Corporation (KCC)

    Fire breaks out at KCC building

    A fire breaks out at Khulna City Corporation (KCC) building early Monday.

  • 9 burnt in B’Baria fire

    Nine people including five children from one family were burnt in a fire in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria yesterday evening.

  • Fire at Mohakhali Brac Centre doused

    A fire that broke out at Brac Centre in Mohakhali of Dhaka is doused half an hour after it originated.

  • Family ripped apart in gas fire, 2 children dead

    Two children, aged one and 14 years old, succumb to injuries hours after a gas fire burns five of a family in Uttara of the capital. While their nine-year-old brother has been released after primary treatments, the parents are stated to be in critical condition.

  • Dhaka New Market fire kills 1, 3 fall sick

    A young man dies from suffocation and three others fall sick as a fire broke out at a scrap material shop beside the vegetable market in Dhaka New Market area.

  • Sweater factory in Gazipur catches fire

    Fire breaks out at a sweater factory in Chhoidana Hajirpukur area of Gazipur this morning.

  • Savar cotton mill fire doused

    Fire that broke out at a cotton factory in Ashulia of Savar is doused after one and a half an hour.

  • Central Hospital fire brought under control

    A fire that broke out at the basement of Central Hospital on Green Road in Dhaka has been brought under control.

  • 25 shops gutted in Narayanganj fire

    At least 25 furniture shops are gutted in a devastating fire in Dawn Chamber area of Narayanganj city.

  • Gazipur

    4 hurt in Gazipur garment factory fire

    Four workers of a sweater factory are injured as a devastating fire breaks out at a high-rise commercial building in Signboard area of Gazipur.

  • 12 shanties gutted in Tejgaon railway colony fire

    At least 12 shanties are gutted in a fire at the railway colony in Dhaka’s Tejgaon area.

  • Blaze follows stalled drive

    A fire yesterday burned down at least 21 shanties at the Kalyanpur slum where just a day ago an eviction drive was suspended because

  • 'Fire to cause highest casualties if major quake hits Dhaka'

    The damage of utility networks and fire is going to be the main causes of casualties if any major earthquakes strike the Dhaka city, experts say.

  • Asset now burden

    Over the past few days, The Daily Star published a series of reports on ordeals of the victims of mindless violence in the name of politics between January 5 and April 5 last year. Lives perished, people were crippled, families torn apart and dreams shattered in the 91 days of brutality that shook the nation to its core. In the last part of the series, we today will tell you the story of a victim who is living a life no one wants.

  • Left in the lurch

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports. Some lost their loved ones, others their lone bread earners during the longest spell of horror allegedly carried out by the BNP-led coalition, protesting the January 5, 2014, elections.