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  • Banani FR Tower Fire survivors

    Luck and wits got them out alive

    Once he learnt that a fire had broken out in the building and it was spreading fast, Shariful Islam on the ninth floor of FR Tower told his colleagues to run to safety. But they could not as black smoke already had engulfed the staircases.
  • Polls Irregularities: Protest erupts at DU; strike today

    Protests erupted in Dhaka University yesterday immediately after most of the prominent panels boycotted the Ducsu election citing mass irregularities.
  • DNCC By-Elections 2019

    Questionable numbers

    It was around 10:45am, nearly three hours into the beginning of yesterday's Dhaka North City Corporation by-polls.
  • Chemicals fed the fire

    But one thing is sure, chemicals and flammable objects had fed the flames that almost gutted Haji Wahed Mansion and partly damaged three other adjoining buildings on Wednesday night, causing the fire to last longer, said exerts and members of a probe committee.
  • BNP Election Campaign

    BNP won't contest any polls under this govt

    The BNP yesterday said it would not take part in any elections, including the upcoming upazila and city corporation polls, under the incumbent government.