• Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Savar

Police foil demo for Tuba workers

Law enforcers did not allow garment workers to stage their scheduled demonstrations in Savar and Ashulia industrial areas yesterday. A group of workers tried to demonstrate at Ashulia around 5:00pm, demanding outstanding pays and Eid bonuses for the staff of five units of Tuba Group. "Law enforcers beat the workers to thwart the demonstration," alleged Shahidul Islam Sabuj, finance secretary of Garment Workers Unity Forum. A total of 10 workers were injured in Savar and Ashulia, he claimed. Police outright denied the allegation. "There's...

Joyless Eid awaits Rana Plaza victims

Joyless Eid awaits Rana Plaza victims

Hundreds of survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse and relatives of the deceased and missing victims continued their demonstrations at the building site in Savar for the third day yesterday, demanding compensation which has been eluding them for the last 15 months. The protesters again declared that they would observe the upcoming Eid-u-Fitr at...

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,...

Rmg Workers, Families Want To Get Paid Well Before Eid

Roads blocked for pay in Savar, Ctg

Roads blocked for pay in Savar, Ctg

Garment workers demonstrated in Savar and Chittagong yesterday demanding festival bonus ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Nearly a hundred workers of Maggie and Liz Corporation (Pvt) Ltd blockaded Nur Ahmed Road in Chittagong city for about half an hour from 1:00pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Quoting the demonstrators, Arifur Rahman Arif, deputy assistant director of Industrial Police-3,...

500 garment units facing problems in paying salary, bonus

500 garment units facing problems in paying salary, bonus

Nearly 500 garment factories are under watch of the industrial police as the units are still not ready to pay worker salary and bonus before Eid-ul-Fitr. The industrial police have prepared a list of such factories in five zones -- Dhaka, Chittagong, Savar, Narayanganj and Ashulia -- and are holding meetings with owners to avert any untoward incident. Owners of many factories are yet to pay salaries of June, though workers demand salaries of July and festival bonus before the 20th of Ramadan, Abdus Salam, director general of industrial police, said yesterday. Workers of some factories have already staged demonstrations for salary and bonus, he said. “Many owners have agreed to pay festival...

Dhaka-Aricha Highway

Garbage dumping killing trees

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...

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