Tuesday, 25 Jan, 2022

National

Cabinet adopts condolence motion on Nimtoli tragedy

DHAKA: The cabinet Monday adopted a motion of condolences for the victims of Nimtoli house fire that took a heavy toll of 120 lives.“The cabinet expresses deep shock at the huge loss of lives in Nimtoli tragedy and conveys sympathies to the bereaved family members,” says the motion,

Hatia: a look into heart of darkness

NOAKHALI: Hatia has gone dark for last three days with the electricity supply cut off for an uncertain period in the backwater island upazilla.Residential engineer of Hatia power center Rafiq Uddin told banglanews24.com.bd, “All the six generators that supply electricity to Hatia have

Youth slaughtered in Kushtia

KUSHTIA: Assailants slaughtered a youth at Kabarbaria village in Mirpur upazila on Sunday night and the cause of his brutal murder remained clouded.The diseased was identified as Dablu Pramanik, 30, son of Abul Hossain Pramanik of Satbaria village in the same upazila.Local JSD leaders

Cocktails recovered

DHAKA: Seven cocktail bombs were found in a house in city’s East Jurain area on Monday night.Police said the crude bombs were recovered at about 11:00pm from an abandoned room at Rishipara in the area.“Locals informed that some abandoned cocktails, tied with red scotch-tape, were

Government to monitor unauthorized buildings

DHAKA: The Government Sunday decided to form a taskforce led by an additional secretary for monitoring the unauthorized chemical storehouses in the old city, where a blaze reportedly fuelled by chemicals wrought havoc. Also, the government decided to form another taskforce under the

Revolutionary Binod releases blockbuster

Chittagong: Anti-British revolutionary Binod Bihari Sunday vented his pent-up frustration about the state of country`s present politics and particularly blamed Awami League-backed mayoral candidate in Chittagong City Corporation polls ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury for creating a distance

Bangladeshi held at IND-PAK border

Kolkata: A Bangladeshi named Rafiqul Islam was arrested while allegedly trying to infiltrate to Pakistan along the Indo-Pak border in Kanachak area, 20-kms from Jammu, Indian police said Sunday. “BSF troops, who were patrolling along the International Border (IB) in Kanachak area of

5 killed, 15 injured in bus-truck collision in Faridpur

Faridpur: A truck and a bus collided head-on on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Majkandi area under Sadar upazila on Sunday morning, killing both the drivers and three others. Police said 15 passengers of the bus were also injured in the fatal accident.Sources said a Dhaka-bound timber-laden

Police foils Shibir program in Comilla

Comilla: Police foiled the SSC and Dakhil-passed students’ reception organized by Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of the embroiled Jamaat, on Sunday morning at Rajanigondha Community Center in the town for not informing the district administration.Police obstructed

UP heads demand separate allocation

DHAKA: Bangladesh Union Parishad Forum (BUPF) Sunday demanded separate allocation for the local government and grading up the honorarium of the UP chairman and members in the upcoming budget.The demand came from a press conference organized by the forum at Dhaka Reporters Unity in the

Police halts Jamaat procession in Faridpur: 7 injured

Faridpur: At least seven leaders and activists of the beleaguered Jamaat-e-Islami were injured as police charged baton to disperse their procession in the district town Sunday. Witnesses said the Jamaat activists brought out a procession from Chwakbazar Jam-e-masjid at about 9am. As the

Nation mourns Nimtoli tragedy

DHAKA: Struck speechless by a procession of dead bodies, the entire nation is mourning Saturday Thursday night’ s Nimtoli tragedy that left at least 120 people roasted alive and around 150 others in the torment of burns. The national flag has been lowered half-mast in government,

Concord Tower cracks in DhakaÔÇÖs Shantinagar

Dhaka: While the nation mourning successive building collapse and house-fire tragedies in the capital, a high-rise in the city’s Shantinagar area Saturday exposed cracks and sent inmates into scrambles for exit.“Panicked at the sight of the breaches on some floors of the Concord Grand

Concord Tower cracks in DhakaÔÇÖs Shantinagar

Dhaka: While the nation mourning successive building collapse and house-fire tragedies in the capital, a high-rise in the city’s Shantinagar area Saturday exposed cracks and sent inmates into scrambles for exit.“Panicked at the sight of the breaches on some floors of the Concord Grand

Cocktail found at RU

Rajshshi: Police Saturday recovered an unexploded cocktail from Rajshshi University campus, recently ravaged by violence.Motihar thana officer- in-charge Abul Khair said students saw an abandoned bag around 8 am while going to Ismail Hossain Siraji building to attend class. The university

Rajuk rises to rueful reality of buildings falling into ruin

DHAKA:  Rising to a rueful reality of jerrybuilt buildings falling into catastrophic ruin, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) is going to sit on June 8 trying to execute the action plan against some 5,000 delinquent buildings constructed sans its permission.Sheikh Abdul Mannan, Rajuk

Old Dhaka Fire

Dhaka: The three-member probe committee formed for investigating the fire havoc in old Dhaka collected clues from witnesses and local panchaet committee on Saturday morning, trying to get at the root cause of the big blaze.After visiting the spot, Iqbal Khan Chowdhury, chief of the probe

Another city building cracks in Gendaria

Dhaka: Yet another city building came on the verge of imploding under the weight of its inbuilt faults on KP Road in Gendaria area at around 1:30pm, one and a half hours after a high-rise cracked at Shantinagar.Witnesses and inmates of the 6-story building told banglanews24.com.bd

Flashflood floods low-lying areas in Lalmonirhat

LALMONIRHAT: Flashfloods triggered by incessant rain for the last three days and onrush of hill waters flooded 40 villages in four upazilas of the northern frontier district, leaving about 15,000 people virtually marooned.Standing crops on a vast tract of land in Hatibandha, Kaliganj,

Grenade attack on police: attacker remanded

DHAKA: A Dhaka court Saturday placed Saikat alias Babu on a four-day remand in a case filed against him for throwing grenade on Gendaria police patrols.Magistrate Abdullah Al Mamun of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court granted the remand as investigating officer (IO) of the case SI