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

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Hijackers in uniform : Cop caught in Savar

A section of members of law enforcing agencies have allegedly been got involved in most of the hijacking incidents in and around the city, especially Savar. In most of the cases, they wear civil dress while some others reportedly use the uniform, pistols and walkie -talkies of the detective police during hijacking. But in the latest incident of hijacking at Savar Friday,

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Rana, accomplices remanded

A Dhaka court on Monday placed Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza at Savar that collapsed last Wednesday killing at least 381 people, under a 15-days police remand in two separate cases filed against him. Along with Rana, the court also granted Anisur Rahman, owner of Ether Tex Ltd, 13-day police remand in two cases and Anil Das and Shah Alam Mithu,

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4-day charity film fest ends at JU

4-day charity film fest ends at JUThe four-day charity film festival organised to help the tornado affected people in Brahmanbaria will end today at the
Zahir Raihan Auditorium of Jahangirnagar University.
The festival features 12 classic and popular films from home and abroad including Jiban Theke Neya, Life of Pi, Andaz Apna Apna, Happy Days, Bapi Bari Jaa, Murder 3, Mach Misti,

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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 lucrative

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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

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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 clashes that broke out at around

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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 should have rushed the victims to a hospital. Instead, they took Al Amin to Savar Police Station around 2:30am as an arrestee, leaving six of his friends lying on a field at Keblarchar at the mercy of

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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 death on

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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 the Police Headquarters to probe the incident submitted its report yesterday. It found no evidence that the victims were

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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 Shishir Sarkar, police and neighbours said.
Neighbours last saw Ranjit, a garment trader, around 11:30pm on Sunday. They also saw his

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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 Hossain, constables Khairul Islam,

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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 in rescuing

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Judicial probe instituted

A one-member judicial committee was appointed on Wednesday to probe into the lynching of six students at Amin Bazaar in Savar on July 18.
Metropolitan magistrate Utpal Chowdhury has been asked to probe intothe incident and submit a report in 30 days.
Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate AKM Enamul Haque instituted the probe into the incident in

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Police, apparel workers clash over pay at Savar

Four factories announce holiday, one closed
At least 5,000 workers of two factories at Savar and Ashulia, agitating for long for an increase in stitching charges, on Wednesday vandalised an apparel factory, forcing four factories in the area to announce a holiday for the day and another to announce closure for an indefinite period, the police said.
The Savar police officer-in-charge, Mahbubur Rahman, said that nearly 2500 workers of the

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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

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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 travel across 14 countries in two continents to raise funds for the

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