Aklakur Rahman Akash

91pc operate without environment clearance

At least 91 percent of private hospitals and clinics in Savar are running without clearance from the Department of Environment.

3w ago

11 years on, cries for justice remain unheeded

Marking the 11th anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, Bangladesh's deadliest industrial disaster, survivors and relatives of the victims today gathered at the site in Savar demanding adequate compensation and maximum punishment for the culprits

1m ago

Rose growers see strong start to peak sales season

Rose growers across Savar in the central region of Bangladesh are enjoying good yields and sales of the flower amid the peak sales season this year, with prices having reached sky-high on New Year's Eve

5m ago

Falling egg prices leave poultry farmers in a bind

price of each egg at farm level has fallen by between Tk 3 to Tk 3.5 in one month

6m ago

AL activists, police take over some BNP sit-ins

Law enforcers were seen confiscating the tables, chairs and microphones that BNP was supposed to use in the sit in

10m ago

2 cops ‘tortured three people to extort money’

Two police officers in Savar have allegedly tortured three people and extorted money from them in three separate incidents.

11m ago

A muddy menace

Sukumar Chakma, a senior official at Union Pharmaceuticals Limited in Savar’s Sadhapur, regularly faces obstacles in his daily commute due to an incomplete road project.

11m ago

Bride-groom demand repeal of DSA during reception

Many brides and grooms from all over the world have come to the limelight by organising fancy weddings which make for great photos on social media

1y ago
November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

Tazreen Tragedy: The scars still haven’t faded

Anjuara was a worker at Tazreen factory in Ashulia. On November 24, 2012, when a deadly fire broke out at the establishment, she was working on the fifth floor of the eight-storey building.

October 8, 2022
October 8, 2022

Are we consuming tannery waste?

First, a gang smuggles solid wastes of leather (leftovers after cutting and trimming) from the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.  Then it sells them to poultry and fish feed producing factories around  the country.

October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022

Police torture victims of robbery

After they were robbed, they went to the police and lodged a complaint. But the law enforcers, instead of giving them the support they sought, brutally tortured them.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

‘Sealed factory running in full swing’

A fertiliser and pesticide factory, sealed off by authorities around a year ago, is still reportedly continuing its operation in Dhaka’s Keraniganj area.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Not waste anymore: Maiden shipment of solid tannery soon

A local company is set to export solid waste generated at the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE), a move that could show the way for curbing the dumping of polluting materials in open yards and cutting the scope for environmental pollution.

August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Tough times for tannery workers

With the ongoing energy crisis and the rising price of commodities, the tannery industry has been gravely affected, and with that, their workers.

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

People of ‘Mehndi Gram’ earning big from henna

The Salmashi village in Savar is popularly known as “Mehndi Gram” as most farmers in the area cultivate henna trees on a commercial basis to provide for their families.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Teacher killing: Culprit arrested, finally

The student in Ashulia who bludgeoned a teacher to death with a cricket stump was finally arrested yesterday, five days after the assault.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Ashulia teacher killing accused over 19, mentioned as minor in FIR: School authorities

The age of the student accused in the murder case of Ashulia teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar was shown as 16 in the FIR, but according to his birth certificate he is over 19, school authorities said today (June 29, 2022).

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Killing of teacher: Three days on, police yet to arrest culprit

A student who assaulted a teacher with a cricket stump was yet to be arrested more than three days after the attack and a day after the teacher’s death.

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