Dhaka city witnesses massive hailstorm

NewsWorld365 - February 24, 2016
Hail larger than golf balls pelted Bozeman Wednesday.

Newsworld desk: As a retreating winter makes room for the summer to take over soon, Dhaka city witnessed massive hailstorm with light to heavy rainfall this morning, an official of Met Office told BSS. “We have been reported that different areas in the Dhaka city have received a burst of hailstorm with rainfall…. But we are yet to get detailed reports on hailstorm,” he added. Alongside capital, different regions including Munshiganj experienced hailstorm with heavy downpour, the meteorologist added.

Market fire kills 1 in Dhaka     

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Newsworld desk: A young man died from suffocation and three others fell sick as a fire broke out at a room beside the vegetable market in Dhaka’s New Market area early Wednesday, reports news agency UNB. Atiqul Haque Chowdhury, inspector of Fire Service Control Room, said the fire originated from a burning mosquito coil at the room beside the vegetable market around 1:42 am when the four people were asleep. On information, two fire-fighting units rushed in and doused the blaze around 2:30 am. The fire service men rescued the four from the room. Later, they were rushed to Dhaka […]

Expat dancers move Dhaka audience

NewsWorld365 - July 28, 2015

A dance show led by Bangladeshi expatriates living in New York entertained the audience with a mix of classical, folk and contemporary dance recitals at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday. The event, titled Noibedya (oblation), was the first organised by the New York-based Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts, which collaborated with Shilpakala Academy to pull off the show. Choreographed and directed by Annie Ferdous, the show’s highlight was its frequent references to and invocations of the divine spirit. It featured three BIPA artistes – Annie Ferdous, Taseen Ferdous and Zarin Maisha – who with […]

The downpour is still a threat for the second Test

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Bangladesh’s Imrul Kayes expects that the confidence derived from the opening Test will give additional boost to the home side when they take the field in Dhaka for the second and ultimate Test match against world number one Test nation South Africa. According to the Test opener, another draw, if not a win, will be a huge achievement for Bangladesh who are ranked ninth in the ICC Test standings. The first of the two-Test between the hosts and the African nation in Chittagong ended in a tame draw as rain washed out the last two days after some competitive cricket […]

Supreme Court cancels BNP leaders’ bail

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The Supreme Court canceled bail for three BNP leaders and asked them to surrender before a lower court within a week in 52 separate violence cases yesterday. The High Court had granted bail to BNP standing committee member MK Anwar, Adviser to chairperson Abdul Awal Mintoo and Joint Secretary General Aman Ullah Aman. The cases were filed against them with different police stations in and outside Dhaka during the movement enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance after January 5. Scrapping the bail a four-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday told the concerned lower courts […]

Warrant issued against Khoka

NewsWorld365 - October 21, 2014

A Dhaka court on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against 9 people, including BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka, in a case filed with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar thana under Explosives Act.Judge Jahirul Haque of Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s court issued the warrant as Khoka and other accused did not appear before the court today. According to the case study, on December 23, 2013, several cocktails were blasted in front of the Election Commission Secretariat. Later, Sub-Inspector Raju Ahmed filed a case with the thana against Khoka and 8 others on December 27.  

ACC quizzes 4 Janata Bank officials over loan scam

NewsWorld365 - September 29, 2014

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday interrogated four senior officials of Janata Bank in connection with a loan scam. A five-member ACC team, led by its deputy director Mir Joynul Abedin Shebly, quizzed them from 10 am to 1 pm at the ACC head office, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB. The four Janata Bank officials are DGM Ajmal Haque (corporate branch), AGM Ajoy Kumar Ghosh, DGM Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal and GM Abdus Salam Azad (head office). Moshnawear Product Limited, a metal galvanising firm, took a loan of Tk 16 crore from Janata Bank in […]

Pay RMG workers by Oct 2: Govt

NewsWorld365 - September 21, 2014

The government  on Monday ordered all garment factory owners to pay the festival bonus and wages of their workers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The festival bonus for Eid and Puja will have to be paid by September 28, Mujibul Haque Chunnu, the state minister for labour and employment, said after a meeting of the Crisis Management Core Committee of the readymade garment sector. The salary of the current month, September, will have to be paid by October 2, the minister told reporters after the meeting held at the Secretariat, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. The move came in the wake of […]

Lawyers’ black flag procession at SC

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Lawyers on Sunday demonstrated on the Supreme Court premises demanding cancellation of 16th amendment to the constitution. As part of their scheduled programme, lawyers gathered in front of the room of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president at about 1pm. Later, they brought out a black flag procession. Parading the SCBA building, they held a brief rally on the SCBA premises. SCBA secretary Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Advocate Sanaullah Mia, Rafiqul Haque Talukder, Ragib Rouf Chowdhury and Mirza Al Mahmud spoke at the programme. Slating the government for the amendment, Mahbub Uddin Khokon alleged that the government amended article 96 of […]

4 killed, 6 hurt at Karwan Bazar

NewsWorld365 - September 11, 2014

Four persons were killed and six others were injured as a train ploughed into  a crowd at Karwan Bazar rail crossing in Dhaka this morning. The accident occurred at 8:30am when two trains  Karnaphuli Express and Jamuna Express  were passing  from opposite directions near the Karwan Bazar fish market, locals said. Mohammad, who was  banana vendors on the railway tracks, died on the spot while two other unknown persons succumbed to their injuries  at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The injured were rushed  to the DMCH, wetness said.

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