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Dhaka Tribune

Evening brief

Update : 11 Apr 2014, 01:13 PM

Fire at CRP, Mirpur

A fire broke out at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) building in capital’s Mirpur 14 on Friday evening.

Fire Service control room duty officer Atiur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune that fire broke out at the 7th floor of the 14-storey building of CRP’s Mirpur centre around 6:20pm.

Seven fire fighting units rushed to the spot and were trying to douse the flame, he said.

 2 more Tejgoan fire victims succumb

Two more victims, who received severe burns after a fire broke out at a shop in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Thursday, have succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Friday afternoon.

The victims Shafiul Alam, 48, succumbed to 95 % burn injuries while Ibrahim Khalil, 35, succumbed to 91% burns around 1pm.

Earlier on Thursday, another victim van-pullar Abdul Latif, 50, succumbed to 96% burns.

5 injured in BCL factional clash at DU

Five persons have been injured in a clash between two groups of Chhatra League activists in Surja Sen Hall of Dhaka University on Friday afternoon.

The clash erupted following an altercation between two first-year students of the hall who belong to two factions of the ruling party student affiliate while they were having lunch in the Jashim Uddin Hall cafeteria.

8-year-old killed in Kishoreganj clash

An eight-year-old girl has been killed and 15 others have been injured in a clash between two village’s groups over a trivial matter in Tarail upazila of Kishoreganj district on Friday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Tonni, daughter of Jalal Uddin and a class III student of Shimulhati Primary School.

‘180 trapped Bangladeshis on way to home’

At least 180 people, who fell victim to the crime of human trafficking, are on the way to home from Iran, reported human rights organisation Rights Jessore.

The information has been disclosed at an advocacy meeting with journalists on “Action for Combating Trafficking in-persons (ACT)” at the conference room of Rights Jessore office on Friday afternoon.

Ershad: Replacement made for curbing confusion

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad said the replacement in party’s secretary general post has been made in a bid to curb the confusion among party members.

He said: “Many people, both the party insiders and outsiders, think that there had been a long-standing dispute between me and Rawshan.

I have made the decision of appointing Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu as the secretary general of the party, removing ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader, in order to curb the confusion.”

7.1 quake hits off Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Papua New Guinea on Friday and was followed by a 6.7-magnitude tremor, AFP reports.

But no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was sounded, US officials said.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the first quake, originally put at 7.3 magnitude but later revised down, struck 57 kilometres off the town of Panguna on the remote and volcanic Bougainville island.

The second hit about an hour later 96 kilometres from Panguna, the USGS said, adding that both quakes had an estimated depth of about 50 kilometres.

Kejriwal: Impulsive quit a mistake

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal has his decision to quit as the chief minister of Delhi had gone wrong.

He made the statement during his en route Amritsar for campaigning, reports The Economic Times.

Kejriwal said he does not regret the decision to quit on principle; however feels that he should not have done it on the same night BJP and Congress blocked the passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill.



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