Cotton mill catches fire in Savar

A fire broke out at SM Shawkat Cotton Mill in Ashulia of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, this morning.   The fire originated from the factory  around 10:30am.   However, no one was injured in the fire.   Three firefighting units from Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) were trying to douse till filing of the report around 11:15am.   The cause of the fire could not be known…

5 killed, 155 injured in Taiwan earthquake

An earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least five people.   Rescue teams have been trying to reach people trapped in rubble since the magnitude 6.4 quake struck just before 04:00…

Woman killed as truck hits her in Sabujbagh

A sexagenarian woman was killed as a rashly driven truck ran over her  at Mathartek intersection in the city’s Sabujbagh on Saturday morning.   Officer-in-charge of Sabujbagh Police Station Kuddus Fakir said a speeding truck ran over the unidentified woman in the area around 3:00am, leaving her severely injured.   The injured was rushed to Dhaka Medical College…

Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the Moon, dies

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 85.   He passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida, his family said.   As part of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, he spent more than nine hours on the Moon's surface.   He said he had had an "epiphany" in space and later devoted his life to studying the mind…

Work together to fight militancy

Work together to fight militancy

President Abdul Hamid on Friday said terrorism and militancy are no more confined within the territory…

Ekushey book fair gains momentum

Ekushey book fair gains momentum

Amar Ekushey Book Fair has taken a festive look as thousands of booklovers thronged the venue of the…

No respite from fake medicines

No respite from fake medicines

Spurious medicines are abundant in the markets and the affected people find no respite from those as…


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