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Gulshan DCC market fire under control A devastating fire that broke out at DCC market in the capital`s Gulshan-1 has been brought under control after frantic efforts.   Atikul Islam, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said that the fire fighters doused the blaze in the afternoon. There is no possibility to break out again. A five-member probe body headed by Debashis Bardhon, ... Read More »

Man dies of earthquake panic in Sylhet A 60-year old man died of heart attack becoming panicked after a powerful earthquake jolted Bangladesh on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Hiron Mia, 60, hailed from Patli union of Asampur village under Jagannathpur upazila in Sylhet. Local sources said that the tremor was felt at 3:09pm and lasted for nearly one minute. Meanwhile, he fell down on ... Read More »

Stock rally continues for eight consecutive days Rally at the stock market continued on Tuesday for the eight consecutive sessions which was started from December 22, 2016. DSEX, the major price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), added 18.14 points at close to finish the day at 5,137.74 which was the highest after October 30, 2014 when it closed at 5,173.23. The DSES for Shariah-based companies ... Read More »

SC upholds HC verdict on statuses of 2,367 FFs

HC Reporter The Supreme Court has upheld a verdict which declared the government’s order to cancel gazette notification of 2,367 freedom fighters as illegal.  The four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday scrapped the State’s plea to stay the order. In October 2014, the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs cancelled the list of 2,367 names. ... Read More »

Traders allege arson behind fire at Gulshan DNCC market

The traders at Gulshan DNCC market claimed the massive fire that ravaged their shops was caused by arson, reports  Firefighters were still struggling to control the flames 15 hours after the fire broke out on early Tuesday. A portion of the two-storey market collapsed around dawn. There were about 600 shops inside the Gulshan-1 market set up on seven ... Read More »

Ecnec approves 6 projects involving Tk 2,474.65 cr The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the procurement of equipment and machinery for repairing and maintenance and road infrastructure construction at an estimated cost of Tk 585.88 crore. The approval came from the 15th Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister ... Read More »

5.5 Tripura quake shakes Bangladesh A quake jolted different parts of Bangladesh including capital Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon. The tremor was felt at 3:09pm and lasted for nearly one minute. According to the US geological survey, the epicenter of the 5.5 magnitude quake was at Tripura of India. Being panicked people came out in open places during the quake. However, no news of major ... Read More »

Batting collapse keeps Bangladesh losing streak

Sport Desk The collapse in batting kept Bangladesh losing streak in the New Zealand tour as they also were defeated by the hosts by 6 wickets in the first of a three-match T20 international series at Napier on Tuesday. Bangladesh scored 141 for 8 wickets in 20 overs after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won toss and chose to bat first at ... Read More »

PM monitoring DCC market fire: IGP Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself is monitoring the incident of DCC market fire of the capital`s Gulshan-1. He said, “Prime Minister was informed of the incident of fire around 3:00am on Tuesday. Since then, she herself is monitoring the matter.” IGP said this to the reporters while visiting the scene ... Read More »

Bangladesh lost 4 wickets early

Sport Desk Bangladesh lost four quick wickets when they take on hosts New Zealand in the first of a three-match T20 international series at Napier. Opener Imrul Kayes was caught by wicketkeeper Ronchi off Henry in the second over of the innings for a duck after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won toss and chose to bat first at McLean Park. His partner Tamim ... Read More »