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162 shops burn down in Nilphamari market fire

162 shops burn down in Nilphamari market fire

At least 162 shops were gutted in a fire, which broke out at Nandabazar Market in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari on Tuesday morning. Sources at Sadar fire service station said the fire originated from an electric short circuit at a shop at about 8:30am and soon engulfed 161 other adjoining shops. Six units of fire service...

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...

Launch set on fire at Sadarghat

Launch set on fire at Sadarghat

Nine cabins of a three-storey launch were gutted in a fire at Sadarghat in Dhaka this evening. A person was injured in the fire which comes amid the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide nonstop blockade. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained immediately but officials concerned suspect blockaders may be behind this. The fire started...

Myanmar 'playing with fire'

Myanmar 'playing with fire'

A top American diplomat yesterday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country. His comments came as hundreds of monks staged a rally in Yangon blasting the United Nations' rights envoy for perceived...

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-yr-old girl dies in Dhaka slum fire

4-yr-old girl dies in Dhaka slum fire

The charred body of a four-year-old girl was recovered from the gutted remains of Battala slum in Dhaka’s Katasur today, where a devastating fire ravaged about 400 shanties. The minor was Fatema, daughter of a CNG-driven auto-rickshaw driver Joynal who hailed from Madaripur, Azizul Haque, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station told The Daily Star...

HC judge’s house torched after Tarique ban

HC judge’s house torched after Tarique ban

The ancestral home of High Court judge Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque in Feni was set on fire hours after he ordered the government to stop publicising BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman’s statements in the media. His ancestral residence in Mohammadpur area of Feni Sadar upazila was torched sometime last night, reports our local correspondent from...

‘BNP-Jamaat’ men pound cops’ heads with bricks in Rajshahi

‘BNP-Jamaat’ men pound cops’ heads with bricks in Rajshahi

The BNP-sponsored non-stop countrywide blockade began from today with an incident of arson in Dhaka where an Ansar member sustained burn injuries in Kadamtali area.

Fire kills 8 in India

Fire kills 8 in India

Police say a fire in a timber shop has burned to death eight people on the outskirts of Mumbai, India's financial capital. Police officer Ramesh Patil says the victims were workers sleeping in the shop in Bhiwandi area in western Maharashtra state. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which broke out early Saturday. The...

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