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4 hurt in Savar jute mill fire

4 hurt in Savar jute mill fire

  At least four people were injured in a devastating fire at a textile mill in Ashulia of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, this afternoon. The fire broke out at Hoor-e-Shams Composite Textile Mills Ltd locally known as Supreme Jute and Knitex Ltd of Shams Group in Dehora area at about 4:30pm, said Abdul...

Crude bombs hurled at JU VC’s house

Crude bombs hurled at JU VC’s house

Alleged blockaders hurled two crude bombs targeting official residence of the vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University in Savar on the outskirts of the capital this evening. A bomb exploded on the road near the residence of Prof Farzana Islam on the campus, said Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station. Police picked up Washim, a hall-level...

2 septic tank cleaners die in Savar

2 septic tank cleaners die in Savar

Two workers died while cleaning a septic tank of a house at Nagarkunda in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka this afternoon. The identities of the deceased, aged around 32 and 35 were not available instantly, reports our Savar correspondent. Md Ali, the house lord, hired the day labourers from Savar around 3:00pm for cleaning the septic tank, said police and fire service officials.   They climbed down the 30-foot deep (around) tank to clean it at about 5:00pm and did not return. Later, fire fighters rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of the workers. The reasons behind their death were not clear immediately but Anwar Hossain, a warehouse inspector and in-charge...

Three labourers electrocuted in Savar

Three labourers electrocuted in Savar

Three labourers died electrocuted while setting up a billboard in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka this afternoon. One other was injured in the incident. The victims were identified as Mamtaj, Anu and Abul Hashem, all aged between 28 and 32, reports our Savar correspondent quoting injured co-worker of the victims Rafiqul Islam. Four day labourers...

Guerrilla Commander Bachchu Part 1

Guerrilla Commander Bachchu Part 1

Guerrilla Commander Nasiruddin Yusuf Bachchu gives an account of the last battles of freedom fighters who were under his command against the Pakistani army just days before December 16 in 1971. Also watch Part 2

Guerrilla Commander Bachchu Part 2

Guerrilla Commander Bachchu Part 2

Guerrilla Commander Nasiruddin Yusuf Bachchu gives an account of the last battles of freedom fighters who were under his command against the Pakistani army just days before December 16 in 1971. Also watch Part 1

Fire at Savar RMG factory doused

Fire at Savar RMG factory doused

A fire that broke out at a ready-made garment factory in Savar on the outskirts of the capital this afternoon has been doused. Five units of firefighters were trying to douse the fire that started at Fuji Garment in Kututia area around 4:50pm, said Anwar Hossain, station officer of Savar Fire Service and Civil Defence. The cause of the blaze could not be determined instantly. There was no casualty in the incident. The other details of the fire were not available immediately.

MODHUMOTI MODEL TOWN

Notice to Rajuk, builders to revive Savar wetlands

Notice to Rajuk, builders to revive Savar wetlands

Environmental lawyers today served a legal notice to Rajuk and the owner of Savar’s Modhumoti Model Town threatening contempt of court for not restoring the area’s wetlands according to a Supreme Court order. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) sent the notice to Rajuk Chairman GMM Zainul Abedin Bhuiyan and Modhumoti town owner AFM Jahangir,...

Tanners get BB incentive for factory relocation

Tanners get BB incentive for factory relocation

The central bank yesterday declared an incentive package for tanners to help them move hazardous factories to a designated industrial park in Savar. Tanneries which have already moved there from the toxic tannery hub of Hazaribagh or under process to do so will get an opportunity to shift their irregular loans into block accounts...

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How IPM neglected for long

Green initiative left in the lurch

Green initiative left in the lurch

Porimol Palma    When in 1981 the Food and Agriculture Organisation launched a green initiative in Savar and Chittagong's Rangunia to tackle pest attacks, farmers there had every reason to be relieved. It offered them help to fight off insects without using harmful pesticides.     Known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the initiative drew a huge response mainly for two reasons -- it was cheap yet effective and it reduced the negative impacts of chemical pesticides.       But the pilot project fizzled out in less than two years. Some 10 years later, the government in 1991 relaunched the programme in efforts to check rampant application of toxic chemicals on crops and vegetables. More than two decades...

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