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Garbage dumping killing trees

Dhaka-Aricha Highway

Garbage dumping killing trees

Trees beside Dhaka-Aricha highway, from Savar to Dhamrai, outside the capital, are dying as Savar municipality is dumping garbage next to the trees for not having any designated dumping ground. From Nabinagar to Aminbazar, The Daily Star correspondent found 18 garbage mounds, each covering 200 yards, around half a kilometre apart within a distance...

'Fatal Torture' of Tea Vendor in Cop Custody

HC asks govt to report on taken steps by June 18

The High Court yesterday ordered the government to inform it by June 18 about the steps taken over the recent death of a tea vendor in Savar due to "torture" in police custody. In response to a writ petition filed by ZI Khan Panna on behalf of the rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra, the court also asked for the probe report by the date. Family members of the victim, Md Ripon Miah, 26, of Ashulia, earlier said Ripon was tortured...

Countrywide Alleged Abductions

One found dead, five still missing

One found dead, five still missing

Amid abduction panic across the country, law enforcers have recovered a body of an abducted person in Thakurgaon and rescued two other victims in Moulvibazar and Savar. Besides, five others remained traceless in different districts, report our correspondents. In Thakurgaon, police recovered the decomposed body of an auto-bike driver, who was abducted on Tuesday, from...

2 cleaners die inside septic tank at Ashulia

Two cleaners died after inhaling poisonous gas inside a septic tank at Narashinhapur of Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, this morning. The victims are Md Kismat Ali, 30, son of Md Shuja Miah of Melandha upazila of Jamalpur; and Md Abu Hanif Khan, 32, son of Md Suruj Miah Khan of Mymensingh. The incident took place when three sweepers went to clean the septic tank of a house owned by one Akter Hossain around 5:00am, reports our Savar correspondent. Witnesses...

Abducted Narayanganj businessman found in Savar

Abducted Narayanganj businessman found in Savar

Narayanganj businessman Saiful Islam, who was abducted from Shanarpara Thursday night, was found in front of the National Mausoleum in Savar. Saiful, 35, was found there around 11:30pm Friday, Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr Khandakar Mahid Uddin of Narayanganj district told The Daily Star. The victim was taken to Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) 4 camp at Nabinagar in Savar, ASP Rawnak Alam told The Daily Star. Saiful owner of Samia Rice Agency in Sonamia Market in Adamji, was abducted from Shanarpar area, said his wife Afrin Sultana. The latest incident happened barely a day after the bodies of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam, senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar and five others were found floating...

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

A year into the deadliest factory collapse, garment workers and relatives of Rana Plaza victims blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar for four hours today demanding capital punishment to the building owner, Sohel Rana. Meanwhile, workers of different garments and members of various workers’ organisations have thronged Rana Plaza site since 5:00am and placed...

30 injured in Savar Otobi factory fire

30 injured in Savar Otobi factory fire

At least 30 people were injured when an Otobi Furniture factory in Akran area of Savar upazila caught fire on Tuesday night. Witnesses said the fire originated from an unknown source at the factory around 10:00pm and it soon engulfed the whole factory, injuring the 30 people. At least 400 employees were reportedly working in...

Fire at Savar RMG factory

Fire at Savar RMG factory

A fire broke out today at the Phoenix Spinning Mill in Bolibhodro Bazaar area of Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital. The fire broke out from unknown causes around 8:30pm from a corner of the factory. The workers at the factory immediately tried to bring the blaze under control and informed the EZP...

SC stays Rana Plaza owner's bail

SC stays Rana Plaza owner's bail

The Supreme Court today stayed for four weeks a High Court order granting bail to Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, in connection with the Savar building collapse that killed at least 1,138 people in April last year. On March 23 this year, the HC granted six months’ bail to Sohel Rana after hearing...

President, PM place wreaths at National Memorial

President, PM place wreaths at National Memorial

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed floral wreaths at the National Martyrs Memorial here this morning marking the 44th Independence and National Day. The President and the prime minister placed wreaths at the altar of the memorial around 6:00am. After placing the wreaths, the President and the prime minister stood in solemn...

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