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Tongi train accident kills 4


MNA National Desk: Four people were killed and at least 25 injured as a commuter train derailed in Tongi of Gazipur today. Rail service to and from Dhaka to the rest of the country has been halted, except on the Narayanganj line. The accident occurred in Tongi’s Notunbazar area around 12:15pm on Sunday, said Joydepur Railway outpost SI Md Raqibul Islam. Three passengers died on the spot and several others were injured, police said. The line was closed after the accident, cutting off rail service from Dhaka to Chattogram, Sylhet, Mymensingh and via the Bangabandhu Bridge to the north and ...

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Akheri Munajat to end 2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema on Sunday

Biswa ijtema

MNA National Desk: The 2nd phase of 53rd Biswa ijtema, which started on Friday, will end with ‘Akheri munajat’ on Sunday. This is the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj held on the bank of Turag River at Tongi. Mawlana Md Jubaer, Pesh Imam of Kakrail Jaame Mosque will conduct the concluding prayers, said one of the organizers. The second phase of Biswa Ijtema formally began with ‘aambayan’ (general sermon) after Fazr prayers at dawn on Friday (January 19) amid tight security. Around 20 to 25 lakh people from all walks of life, including cabinet members, lawmakers, professionals and ...

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Case filed over Tongi prison van attack carrying Mufti Hannan

Mufti Hannan

MNA National Desk: A case has been filed with Tongi police station in Gazipur over a crude bomb attack on the prison van carrying Mufti Hannan, chief of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji), and his associates on Monday. Police on Monday night filed the case under the anti-terrorism act against Mostafa Kamal, 22, was detained from the spot along with a bag containing two patrol bombs, two sound grenades, two crude bombs and two machetes, and around five others. The arrested youth reportedly confessed to police that he exploded the bombs targeting the prison van in exchange for ...

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Second phase of 52nd Biswa Ijtema ends

Malaysian devotee

MNA National Desk: The second phase of the 52nd Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of the Muslims after Hajj, concluded today with “Akheri Munajat” on the banks of Turag River at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka seeking peace, happiness and wellbeing of the Muslim Ummah. Tablig Jamaat’s Senior Sura Member Maulana Sa’ad Kandalovi from New Delhi conducted the Akheri Munajat at 11.10 am, reported news agency. Tens of thousands of the Muslims including 60200 devotees from 68 countries and 17 districts of Bangladesh converged at the congregation venue and attended the prayers seeking divine blessings of ...

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1st stage of Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat seeking peace

Akheri Munajat

MNA Editorial Desk: The first stage of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj, concluded in Tongi of Gazipur on Sunday with Akheri Munajat (final prayers)  seeking well-being and peace of the Muslim Ummah. Hundreds of thousands gathered at the banks of Turag River to join the Akheri Munajat of the Ijtema. Noted Indian Islamic scholar Mawlana Muhammad Saad led the 35-minute long final munajat. President Md Abdul Hamid joined the prayer from the Bangabhaban and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from her official residence, the Ganabhaban. Around three million people have taken part in the final prayers. ...

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BR to operate three-day special train services for Ijtema


MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Railway (BR) will operate three-day special train services on numerous terminuses for the devotees joining in the Biswa Ijtema that starts from Friday next at Tongi. Alongside, two juma special train services also will be operated on Dhaka-Tongi-Dhaka route on 13 January (Friday), at the first day of the Ijtema, a railway ministry press release said on Wednesday. As per the schedule, special trains will be operated to Tongi from Jamalpur and Laksham before the Akheri monajat on 13 and 14 January. On the day of Akheri monajat, a total of seven special train services in ...

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Two more bodies recovered from Tampaco


MNA National Desk: Two more rotten bodies were recovered on Monday from the remains of the Tampaco Foils factory in Tongi, raising the death toll in the fire incident to 38. Sixteen days after the fire, eleven people are still missing in the incident. The fire in Tongi, just 12 miles north of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, is the country’s worst industrial accident since the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013 that killed 1,135 garment workers. Tampaco Foils, which owns the five-storey factory, packages various items for several international brands, including Nestle and British American Tobacco. This latest tragedy raises ...

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Tongi boiler explosion toll hits 31 deaths

boiler explosion

MNA National Desk: A fire visibly triggered by a boiler explosion at a packaging factory in Tongi so far killed at last 31 people and injured 100, reported news agency. Gazipur fire service and civil defence deputy assistant director Akhtaruzzaman said 17 died at the scene at Tampaco Foils Limited at BSCIC industrial estate of Tongi. And the rest eight succumbed to their wounds at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and other health facilities including Tongi Government Hospital, Uttara Adhunik Medical College Hspital and Kurmitola Medical College Hospital. Fire officials said about 25 units of theirs from different fire stations ...

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JMB regional head arrested from Gazipur


MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday said it had arrested four suspected militants, including a top regional head of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB), from Tongi of Gazipur. RAB raid a flat in an apartment building in the industrial town of Tongi and detained four members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB). “Among them was Mahmudul Hasan, the southern regional head of the JMB. He is a top militant trainer,” RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told reporters. Law enforcement agency recuperated hand-made bombs and bomb-making ingredients from the house, indicating the militants “were planning to carry out an act of sabotage,” he ...

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