Thursday, February 29, 2024

RMG workers stage demo in Gazipur, Savar

Workers of two readymade garment (RMG) factories in Gazipur industrial belt observed work abstention and staged demonstration on Monday protesting dismissal of their co-workers and demanding hike in wages. Police and locals said, workers of ‘Ananta Casual Wear Limited’ garment factory in Borobari area began work abstention in the morning protesting dismissal

Save Savar from further degradation

Probir Kumar Sarker Over the recent years, Savar is experiencing immense pressure of new industrial, commercial and residential establishments. But most of these have already been done or are underway indiscriminately haphazardly, and by violating the environmental laws and ignoring overall public convenience, not to speak of the care for future growth. It has been a ... Read more

Ashulia calm

Factories resume production The Ashulia industrial belt on the outskirts of the capital returned to normal yesterday after a two-day shutdown for violence over a rumour of a garment worker’s death. Workers of all readymade garment factories in the area joined work yesterday morning. During the agitation programmes on Saturday and Sunday, workers vandalised over

RMG workers on rampage

100 injured, 4,500 Ashulia workers sued At least 100 people were injured and more than 300 apparel factories were closed for the day as garment workers fought pitched battles with the police at Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital for the second consecutive day on Sunday. More than 20 factories were vandalised during the ... Read more

Humanity trampled

Savar police didn’t even bother to take victims to hospital after Aminbazar mob beating  Law enforcers did not care to send the seven injured students to a hospital even seven hours after they were brutally beaten by a mob on Shab-e-Barat night on July 18 at Aminbazar, a police probe found in its enquiry. “Police ... Read more

OC closed, 2 SIs suspended following probe reports

The officer-in-charge of Savar police station was closed to Dhaka police line and two sub-inspectors, who were closed to the police line on September 11, were suspended on Monday as a police probe body found that the cops failed to discharge their duties properly during the Aminbazar incident in which six students were beaten to ... Read more

Victims were not robbers

Killing of 6 Students at Aminbazar Victims were not robbers Police probe echoes judicial investigation; proposes action against Savar police A police enquiry yesterday concluded that the six students killed by a mob in Aminbazar in July were not robbers, 10 days after a judicial probe also found them innocent. A four-member committee formed by ... Read more

Man found dead with wife, son

Police suspect the ‘drug addict’ man committed suicide after killing the two A man, his wife and their five-year-old son were found dead in their house at Shyampur in Savar yesterday. Ranjit Sarkar, 28, was a drug addict, and he might have committed suicide after killing his wife Rita Sarkar, 23, and his only son ... Read more

Eight cops closed for Aminbazar lynching

Eight police personnel, including two sub-inspectors of Savar police station were closed (withdrawn) on Sunday on charge of negligence of duties during the killing of six students at Keblarchar in Baradeshi village of Aminbazar dubbing them robbers in the early hours of July 18. The closed police personnel are identified as sub-inspectors Hariz Sikdar, Anowar ... Read more

Six students innocent, police negligent

A one-member judicial inquiry committee on Thursday found that The six young men, who were beaten to death at Amin Bazaar in Savar early morning on July 18, were innocent students, not robbers, said the report of a one-member judicial committee on Thursday. The report held the negligence of Savar police sub-inspectors Anwar and Haris ... Read more

Artist, not ‘disabled’

With no arms and the back paralysed, he has overcome disability and discrimination to become a successful painter. Ibrahim Mallik can paint pictures using his mouth and his works sell at a good price and win competition. “It is a great pleasure for me that I entered a working life from nothing,” said the

Steel will

Briton in wheelchair sets out for a 5,000-mile journey to raise fund for CRP Peter Donnelly, a spirited 24-year-old from St Helens in Liverpool, who is paralysed from the neck down, started rolling back towards his hometown in his wheelchair yesterday. Donnelly, a volunteer for the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), will ... Read more