Chawkbazar Fire Tragedy

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Chawkbazar tragedy: Death toll reaches 70

Another victim of the Chawkbazar fire loses the battle for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, raising the death toll in the tragedy to 70.

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

Relocation begins in 15 days

The industries ministry will start relocating nearly 4,000 chemical warehouses and factories from Old Dhaka within the next 15 days as it selected two temporary sites in the capital and Tongi for...

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

HC upset as post-Nimtoli suggestions gather dust

Expressing dissatisfaction at the authorities' failure to implement the government probe committee's 17 recommendations over the 2010 Nimtoli fire, the High Court yesterday questioned...

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Relocate chemicals now from old town

To prevent any further fire-related human catastrophe like what occurred in Chawkbazar, officials and experts have suggested immediate temporary relocation of highly combustible chemicals from...

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

Somebody has to take responsibility

The Chawkbazar fire might not have taken place, had the recommendations of a probe committee after the 2010 Nimtoli fire been implemented, the High Court said yesterday.

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Decades to build, minutes to lose

After coming to Dhaka from Noakhali when he was only 10 years old, Abdul Mannan engaged himself in many an odd job -- from working at restaurants to construction sites -- to save money for himself....

February 25, 2019
February 25, 2019

Relocating Hazardous Old Town Industries: At primary stage, perennially

After an inferno had claimed 124 lives in Old Dhaka's Nimtoli in 2010, the government took up four projects to relocate four types of industries -- chemical, plastic, printing and light...

February 23, 2019
February 23, 2019

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...

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Of deaths, the unexpected and unacceptable ones

The air around the Azimpur Graveyard is particularly heavy with wailing of people who come to bury their loved ones after losing them in the tragic incident of Chawkbazar fire.