Chawkbazar Fire

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

11 Chawkbazar fire victims identified thru’ DNA tests

The Criminal Investigation Department’s Forensic Laboratory identify 11 deceased including two students, who were burnt beyond recognition in the recent Chawkbazar fire, through DNA tests.

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Old Dhaka needs a change from within

Mubasshar Hussain, architect and vice president, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star

March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

Drive barred again

For the second consecutive day, a section of Old Dhaka traders created obstacles to the drive against illegal chemical warehouses yesterday.

March 3, 2019
March 3, 2019

Traders fume at chemical drive

The authorities on several occasions after 2010 Nimtoli fire urged the traders of Old Dhaka to relocate their chemical factories and warehouses from residential areas. But they did not pay heed to...

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Fire at Old Dhaka again, 3 suffer burns

Three youths suffer “severe burns” as a fire breaks out at a scrap-metal shop in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area this afternoon.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Chawkbazar fire: Social bodies blame govt

A group of social activists blame the government for the fire at Chawkbazar that killed 70 people on February 20.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Owned's 'Bondi' released

The music video for rock band Owned's Bondi has been released on their social media platforms, including their Facebook page and

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Chemical Warehouses, Factories: Crackdown begins in old town

It seems nothing has changed in West Shaheednagar area of Old Dhaka.

February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019

Shift dangerous chemicals from Old Dhaka immediately

A roundtable organised by The Daily Star titled “Chawkbazar Tragedy: Way Forward” on February 26 brought together experts, chemical importers and traders, and other stakeholders to discuss the...

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Govt may relocate Old Dhaka’s chemicals to Kadamtoli, Tongi

The chemical substances of Old Dhaka may be relocated to the capital’s Kadamtoli and Gazipur’s Tongi.