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Dhaka’s wayside shops attract fixed-income people

Dhaka, June 2 – A large number of vendors have set up makeshift shops on the capital’s footpaths and lanes along major streets and markets to claim their stakes in the frenzied Eid shopping. These shops, offering goods at cheaper prices, usually attract lower-middle-class and poor people but many from the middle class also visit them. Items that are on ... Read More »

221 shops gutted in Gulshan DNCC kitchen market fire

Dhaka, Mar 30 – Just two days after a major fire in the Dhaka’s Banani area left 25 people dead, another fire broke out at Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) kitchen market in Gulshan area early Saturday and gutted all the 221 shops of the market. The fire broke out around 5:45 am and was brought under control after two ... Read More »

Huge blast at Narayanganj chemical warehouse

Narayanganj, Mar 26 – A huge explosion ripped through a chemical warehouse of a dyeing factory in Fatullah here early Tuesday. Locals said the explosion that took place at Bombay Dyeing at Bou Bazar damaged the four-storey factory building and several nearby buildings as a fire broke out following the blast. A large hole was created on the ceiling of ... Read More »

Dhaka Bar Association election begins Wednesday

Dhaka, Feb 26 – Voting in the two-day polls to elect the office bearers for 2019-2020 of Dhaka Bar Association, kicks off on Wednesday. Seven thousand eight hundred ninety seven voters are expected to cast their vote, starting from 9 am and that ends at 5 pm with one-hour break. A total of 57 candidates will vie for 27 posts. ... Read More »

‘LUCKY INDE’ On Wednesday at AF Dhaka

‘LUCKY INDEX’ is a performance and screening event featuring 27 lucky participants. The event will take place on Wednesday, 20 Feburary at 7pm at Auditorium Nouvle Vague, Alliance Française de Dhaka. “I am Lucky, but I am not lucky“. These were Lucky‘s own words as Alexine bumped into her in Karai Basti. Sharmili Akther Lucky is a textile worker, one ... Read More »

Gas supply to remain suspended in some parts of capital

Dhaka, Feb 18 – Gas supply in most parts of the capital will remain suspended for 12 hours starting from Tuesday evening due to the relocation of the gas pipelines as part of the construction work of metro rail project. Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company limited yesterday said the gas supply will remain disrupted from 6:00pm Tuesday until 6:00am ... Read More »

Bobby Hajjaj quits DNCC mayoral race

Dhaka, Feb 9 – Five mayoral contenders will contest the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) after Jatiya Ganotantrik Andolan candidate Bobby Hajjaj quit the electoral race. Hajjaj withdrew his candidature within the stipulated time that expired on Saturday, said Returning Officer Abul Kashem. The remaining candidates are – Awami League’s Atiqul Islam, Jatiya Party’s Shafin Ahmed, NPP’s Anisur ... Read More »

Four friends burnt as gas cylinder explodes at tea-stall

Dhaka, Sept 29 – Four friends sustained burn injuries as a gas cylinder exploded at a tea-stall in city’s Kafrul area at noon on Saturday. They have been identified as Abu Hena Mostafa Babu, 32, Sunny Ahmed, 27, Kamal Hossain, 30, and Polash 30. Quoting doctors, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police outpost sub-inspector (SI) Bacchu Mia said all four ... Read More »