Old Dhaka fire

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

Old Dhaka tyre warehouse fire doused

A fire that broke out at a warehouse of tyre in Nawabpur area of Old Dhaka has been doused after two hours’ frantic efforts.

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Drives in Old Dhaka must not stop

The government crackdown on illegal chemical warehouses in Old Dhaka has already invited severe backlash and protests by local traders as drives against these establishments—prompted by the deadly...

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

Another fire breaks out at Chawkbazar; 3 injured

Three youths suffered burns as a fire broke out at a scrap-metal shop in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area yesterday afternoon, 10 days after an inferno in the same area that left scores dead.

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

1 more Chawkbazar fire victim dies, death toll now 69

Another victim of Chawkbazar fire dies taking the death toll to 69.

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

Chawkbazar mourns lost loved ones

The country yesterday observed a day of national mourning for the victims of Chawkbazar fire that claimed at least 67 lives on Wednesday.

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

Chawkbazar Fire: Confusing comments may compromise findings

According to a report published in this paper on February 24, an industries ministry probe committee has claimed that it found no evidence of a chemical factory or warehouse in the vicinity of the...

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

All hail the local heroes

Amidst a hail of flaming cans and other flammable objects, courageous locals emerged as first responders to Wednesday's devastating fire which engulfed the four-storey Haji Wahed Mansion in...

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....