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‘I had to watch my shops burn to ashes’

‘I had to watch my shops burn to ashes’

More than 100 shops were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at Jahur Hawkers’ Market, one of the largest readymade garments market in Chattogram early yesterday.

  • All illegal DTH services must go by Dec 15

    Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said that local or foreign illegal direct-to-home (DTH) downlink services must be stopped by December 15.

  • 1971 war crimes verdict

    Verdict in case against Rajshahi man any day

    The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict any day in a case filed against a Rajshahi man for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War.

  • Giving the gift of mobility

    Eight-year-old Morium Aktar Mim used to remain dispirited most of the time because she could not walk like her friends.

  • Stop needless c-sections

    Doctors and health experts at a roundtable yesterday urged the government to stop unnecessary caesarean deliveries (c-section), which have been growing in an alarming rate in recent years.

  • ‘All talk, no action’

    Despite the record spread of dengue fever this year, Bangladesh is yet to form a vector control centre and integrated vector guideline, both of which are essential to control vector-borne diseases.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Don’t go beyond rules: PM to UGC

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) authorities to strictly follow concerned rules in overseeing public and private universities in the country.

  • Yaba peddler held from Barishal doctors’ dorm

    Law enforcers conducted a drive at FM Nur-Ur-Rafi Doctors’ Hostel of Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) yesterday afternoon and arrested an outsider in possession of drugs.

  • Railway demolishes 500 illegal structures in Narayanganj

    Railway authorities in Narayanganj yesterday evicted around 500 shops, which were built illegally occupying Railway’s land in the town, although a restaurant and 10 shops owned by a local Awami League leader remained untouched.

  • Abrar Fahad

    2 Abrar murder accused remanded again

    A Dhaka court places two accused of Buet student Abrar murder case on three-day remand each and sent another to jail on competition of their five-day remand in the case.

  • Global Climate Hackathon in Dhaka on October 25

    On Global Climathon Day, 25th October 2019, over 120 cities worldwide is tol organise a solutions-hackathon aimed to tackle local climate challenges.