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5.5 Tripura quake shakes Bangladesh

businessnews24bd.com 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 »

Gulshan DCC market fire still on

businessnews24bd.com Even after frantic efforts of nearly eight hours, firefighters could not douse the fire that broke out at DCC market in the capital`s Gulshan-1. Meanwhile, a part of the market has collapsed in the fire. The fire originated around 2:30am on Tuesday. Nineteen units of firefighters were trying to douse the blaze while the report was filed around 10:30am. ... Read More »

Fog disrupts ferry service on Paturia-Daulatdia route

Manikganj Correspondent Ferry service on Paturia-Daulatdia route on Padma river has been suspended from last night for dense fog. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) stopped ferry service from 1:00am. BIWTC Paturia office assistant manager (commerce) Mohiuddin Rasel said, fog started to engulf the river from Sunday evening. The ferry service was suspended around 1.00am as density of fog increased. ... Read More »

Depression intensifies into Cyclone Vardah over Bay

A cyclone has developed from a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, says the Met Office, reports bdnews24.com  Cyclone ‘Vardah’ was likely to intensify further and move towards the northwesterly direction, according to a special weather bulletin on Thursday. Maritime ports in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked to hoist Distant Warning Signal No Two. The ... Read More »

Korail slum fire destroys 500 shanties

A devastating fire reduced around 500 shanties to ashes and left about a few thousand people homeless at Korail Boubazar slum yesterday afternoon. The fire, believed to be originated at a bedding store at 2:45pm, took almost one and a half hour to douse, said firefighters. The firefighters were searching the area for any casualties as of last evening, Masudur ... Read More »

16 feared dead in India factory explosion

International Desk At least 16 people have been feared dead as a fire broke out at an explosives factory in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu in India, officials said. The fire was noticed in one of the manufacturing wings of the factory and it soon spread to other areas. The noise triggered panic among people in the surrounding area ... Read More »

One killed as 6.7 quake hits China

 International Desk One person was killed after a powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked Akto County in the quake-prone Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, state media reported on Saturday.   The quake struck China`s northwestern border with Tajikistan, destroying houses and severing a railway line in the sparsely populated region,. A villager died as a house collapsed due to the strong tremors that ... Read More »

Fire at Kamrangirchar plastic factory

businessnews24bd.com A devastating fire broke out at a plastic factory at Nurbagh Eidgah Moidan area of Kamrangirchar on Saturday morning. The fire originated around 7.30am. Six units of Fire Service rushed to the spot and were able to douse the fire with half an hour effort.   The cause of the fire and the extent of damage could not be ... Read More »

Tens of thousands flee as fires hit Haifa

International Desk About 80,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes as wildfires swept into Israel`s third largest city of Haifa. The fires follow a two-month drought and are being fanned by strong winds in the north of the city. Wildfires are also threatening homes near Jerusalem and in the West Bank. Israel`s police chief said arson was suspected ... Read More »

23 burnt in Ashulia gas lighter factory fire

Gazipur Correspondent At least 23 workers sustained burn injuries after a devastating fire broke out at a gas lighter factory in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka. On information, eight fire fighting units brought the blaze under control after one and half hour frantic effort. Sources said that the fire originated around 4:30pm in the factory in Jirabo area of ... Read More »