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FR Tower declared ‘unusable’

FR Tower declared ‘unusable’
FR Tower in Dhaka’s Banani, where a deadly blaze last Thursday killed 26, has been declared “unusable until further notice” by a government probe committee. Not only is the building badly gutted but it also has structural faults. Experts of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) yesterday said that FR Tower cannot be used before renovation as the building has been badly damaged by the fire. Meanwhile, a Dhaka court yesterday remanded two of the owners of Faruque Rupayan Tower (FR Tower) in a case filed over the fatal fire at the high-rise. The Detective Branch (DB) of police produced SMHI Faruque, 65, owner of the land, and Tasvir Ul Islam, 62, a BNP leader and one of the owners of the multi-storey building, before the court…

Govt keen to bring back Bangabandhu killers before 2020, says minister

Govt keen to bring back Bangabandhu killers before 2020, says minister

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said the government wants to bring back the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ahead of his 100th birth anniversary in 2020. “The foreign ministry is actively working on bringing back the killers of Bangabandhu. We want to bring the killers back…
Writ filed with HC for fire 
management system

Writ filed with HC for fire management system

A writ petition was filed yesterday with the High Court seeking its directives upon the concerned authorities to inform the court about fire suppression systems in high-rise buildings in the capital city Dhaka. The petition sought HC rule upon the authorities concerned to explain why they should not…
Fire safety awareness at all levels

Fire safety awareness at all levels

The recent back to back fire accidents in Banani and at the Gulshan 1 kitchen market have left us dumb in shock and grief. These accidents prove that despite warnings, fire safety has been treated with total nonchalance. Otherwise, how can absence of proper fire dousing materials in a high rise building…
Wars over Kashmir bring only 
deaths, not solution

Wars over Kashmir bring only deaths, not solution

The 26 February 2019 breach of Pakistani airspace by Indian warplanes has sparked the latest wave of tension between the two South Asian nuclear-armed neighbours, centering the long disputed region of Kashmir.  India’s airstrikes, New Delhi claimed, destroyed Pak-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)…
NBR to consider removing duty disparity

NBR to consider removing duty disparity

National Board of Revenue (NBR) would consider removing the existing disparity between the duties on the imported new and reconditioned cars. Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said this in response to a demand raised by the leaders of Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association…
Madrid embassy raid a ‘grave terrorist attack’: North Korea

Madrid embassy raid a ‘grave terrorist attack’: North Korea

North Korea yesterday described the February raid on its embassy in Madrid by a dissident group as a “grave terrorist attack” and urged an investigation into the perpetrators. A group of armed men burst into Pyongyang’s Spanish embassy last month and roughed up employees before fleeing…
Rabirashmi arranges cultural event at Nat’l Museum today

Rabirashmi arranges cultural event at Nat’l Museum today

Rabirashmi, a Rabindra Sangeet organisation, is arranging a cultural programme titled ‘Basanter Madhuri-Utsabe’ today evening at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbag of the capital. The programme will feature music rendition, conferring award, recitation and…
Spinners should contain runs to 
assist pacers in WC: Mehidy

Spinners should contain runs to assist pacers in WC: Mehidy

Upon his arrival from the shocking New Zealand tour, on-song spin all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraj yet again becomes busy in his business in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League (DPL). Miraj is now taking his preparation for the looming ICC Cricket World Cup in the gap of time what he manages beside his games…
Growers eye good yield

Growers eye good yield

Watermelon growers of Noakhali are expecting good production of this summer fruit this year. They have already started harvesting their produces. They are expecting good profit as the market prices of watermelon are handsome.    Besides supplying to the local markets, farmers are exporting…
Millions in Dhaka at risk of fires, earthquakes: Experts

Millions in Dhaka at risk of fires, earthquakes: Experts

The violation of building codes and defiance of safety issues during construction of high-rises have exposed around 18 million people in and around the capital to fires and earthquakes, say experts. Dhaka, one of the world's most densely-populated cities, has witnessed a number of devastating fires…
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