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Dhaka-based Chandpur Journalists’ Forum committee formed

Dhaka – Daily Jugantor’s special correspondent Mizan Malik and news agency United News of Bangladesh’s district editor Rashed Shahriar Polash have been elected president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka-based Chandpur Journalists’ Forum for the next two years. Forum’s adviser and chief reporter of the Dainik Ittefaq M Abul Khayer announced the new committee after its general meeting at a ... Read More »

8 dead, 20 injured as bus skides off bridge in Faridpur

Faridpur, Aug 24 (UNB) – At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus fell off a bridge in Sadar upazila on Saturday afternoon. Three of the deceased were identified as Habibur Rahman, Faruk Hossain and Asma Akhter. Further details about them and the identities of the other victims are still awaited. Superintendent of Police of ... Read More »

Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur dies

Chandpur, Aug 23 (UNB) – Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur passed away on Friday at a Dhaka hospital. He was 85. He breathed his last at Samarita Hospital, said his eldest son Dr Shakil Gafur. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, and Advocate Nurul Amin Ruhul, MP, extended condolences to the bereaved family. Gafur is survived by two sons and ... Read More »

Mominul glad as Bangladesh will play more Tests in coming days

Dhaka- In the last three years, Bangladesh played 21 Tests but in the next three years, they will play 32 Tests, including those of the World Test Championship and this has made left-handed top order-batsman Mominul Haque, who is often tagged as the Test specialist, happy. Bangladesh are currently gearing up for their new home season which will begin with ... Read More »

Two buses collide, kill 3, injure 30 others in Thakurgaon

Thakurgaon, Aug 22 (UNB) – A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left four people dead and 29 others injured on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver AbulKalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid,Mojibur Rahman, 75, and Quamruzzaman, 35, of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila ... Read More »

3 killed in Thakurgaon road crash

A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured  today morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver Abul Kalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid and Quamruzzaman of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila around 10am. A Panchagarh-bound bus hit the Thakurgaon-bound ... Read More »

Bangladesh to become a big force soon, says Domingo

Dhaka – Newly-appointed head coach of the Tigers Russell Domingo believes Bangladesh national cricket team are really close to becoming a big force in international cricket. The South African coach talked to the media on Wednesday for the first time after his arrival in Dhaka.“Bangladesh ended the World Cup being number eight. They failed to come up with a great ... Read More »

Bangladesh to start SAFF U-15 campaign on Friday

Dhaka – Defending Champions Bangladesh Under-15 Football team will start their SAFF Under-15 campaign taking on Bhutan in the first match on Friday (August 23) at the Kalyani Stadium in West Bengal of India.The match will kick-off at 12:30 pm (Bangladesh time). In the remaining matches, two time champions Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka on August 25, Nepal on ... Read More »

Dhaka Abahani off to good start beating April 25 SC 4-3

Dhaka – Six-time BPL champions Dhaka Abahani Limited continued their fairytale performance in the AFC Cup beating April 25 SC (4.25) of North Korea by 4-3 goals in the first leg home match of the inter-zonal semifinal at Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday evening. The popular Dhanmomdi-outfit and the Bangladesh champions, Abahani Limited, repeated the feat after 31 years ... Read More »

Newly-wed couple found dead in Magura

Magura, Aug 21 (UNB) – A newly-wed couple apparently took their own lives at Raghobdair village in Sadar upazila on Tuesday night, barely three weeks after tying the knot. The deceased were identified as Nirab Biswas, 20, and Sraboni Biswas, 18, of the village. Locals said they killed themselves after failing to get consent of their parents. Police recovered the ... Read More »

3 dengue patients die, 6733 remain in hospitals on Monday

Dhaka, Aug 19 – Three more people died of dengue in Khulna, Mymensingh and Faridpur districts on Monday, showing an uptrend in casualties by the mosquito-borne disease in the country. However, the number of patients taking admission to hospitals with dengue infections has marked a fall. Those died today in the three districts were identified as Mizanur Raham, 40, son ... Read More »

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Kabul, Aug 18 (AP/UNB) — The suicide bomber stood in the middle of the dancing, clapping crowd as hundreds of Afghan children and adults celebrated a wedding in a joyous release from Kabul’s strain of war. Then, in a flash, he detonated his explosives-filled vest, killing dozens — and Afghanistan grieved again. The local Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for ... Read More »

Gun attack, mine blast in Hills kill one injure 3 Army men

Rangamati, Aug 18 (UNB) – An army member was killed in a gun attack by terrorists in Rajasthali upazila here on Sunday morning. The victim was identified as Nasim, 19, a sepoy, said an ISPR release. It said terrorists opened fire on a patrol team of Bangladesh Army at Poaitukhum, some 4 kms off Rajasthali Army Camp of Rangamati Region, ... Read More »

6 of a family among 8 killed: Comilla bus smashes 3-wheeler

Cumilla, Aug 18 (UNB) – At least eight people, including six members of a family, were killed and another was injured as a bus crashed into an auto-rickshaw on Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila on Sunday noon. The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 47, a hotel owner, his mother Sakhina Begum, 70, wife Selina Begum, 42, ... Read More »

Panicked, 19 grazing goats run under speedy train crushed

Chuadanga, Aug 17 (UNB) – Some 19 goats and a sheep were crushed under the wheels of a train near Darshana Railway Station in Damurhuda upazila on Saturday afternoon. Nur Islam, owner of seven of the goats, said the accident took place in Akandbaria area around 2pm on Saturday when around 80 goats of some locals were grazing in a ... Read More »

Thailand’s lost baby dugong dies of shock, ingesting plastic

Bangkok, Aug 17 (AP/UNB) — An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste. The female dugong — a large ocean mammal — was named “Marium” and became a hit in Thailand after images of biologists ... Read More »

Bus hits car again killing four at Narsingdi, 30km off Dhaka

Narsingdi, Aug 17 (UNB)- Four people were killed and another was injured in a collision between a bus and a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Akib Hossain, 27, Jannatul Ferdous and 25, Sadia Akhter, 24, and driver of the private car Emran, 32. All of them were passengers of the ... Read More »

2 siblings among 3 killed in Jamalpur lightning

Jamalpur, Aug 16 (UNB) – Three people, including two siblings, were killed by lightning here on Friday. Anwar Hossain, 25, and his brother Al Amin, 19, sons of Abdul Latif of Chengtimari village in Dewanganj upazila, were struck by a thunderbolt around 10am while fishing in nearby ‘Kaular beel’. They died on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Dewanganj Police Station ... Read More »

4 of a family killed as bus hits car in Mymensingh

Mymensingh, Aug 16 (UNB) – Four members of a family were killed and two others injured in a collision between a private car and a bus at Ramgopalpur in Gouripur upazila here on Friday. The deceased were identified as Rafiquzzaman, 45, a textile mill owner, his wife Najmunnahar, 40, son Nadim, 25 and daughter Ronjahan, 15, of Netrakona district. Quamrul ... Read More »

Diploma engineering student dies falling into Ctg fountain

Chattogram, Aug 15 (UNB) – A diploma engineering student died after falling into a fountain from a hillock in Mirasarai upazila on Thursday. The deceased is Mehedi Hasan, 21, a student of National Institute of Technology (NIT). He slipped into Ruposhi Fountain from the top of the hillock at Baro Kamaldaha around 11 am and went missing, said Shariful Islam, ... Read More »

Captain hailed hero after bird strike disables Russian plane

Moscow, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) — The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero Thursday for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalized. The event drew comparisons to the 2009 “Miracle ... Read More »

2 die of dengue in Dhaka, Chandpur

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB)- Two people, including a madrasha student, died of dengue in Chandpur and Dhaka districts on Wednesday and Thursday. In Dhaka, a woman died of the mosquito-borne disease at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Mousumi Akhter, 25, wife of Md Mamun of Bhandaria in Pirojpur. Quoting family members, DMCH police ... Read More »

6 of a picnic party killed, 18 hurt as bus hits tree in Feni

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – Six people were killed and 18 others injured in a road accident in Feni Sadar Upazila’s Lemua on Thursday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Nurunnabi, superintendent of Feni police, said the accident took place around 5:45am. “A Cox’s Bazar-bound picnic bus of ‘Prime Paribahan’ from Dhaka hit a roadside ... Read More »

2 women die as boat capsizes in the Jamuna

Bogura, Aug 13 (UNB)- Two women died while five others remained missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Amena Begum, 58, wife of Monser Ali of Chaluabari union and Johra Begum, 30, wife of Yusuf Ali of Jamalpur’s Madarganj Upazila. Shawkat Ali, Chairman of Chaluabari Union Parishad in ... Read More »

Child missing after speed boat capsizes in Padma

Munshiganj, Aug 13 (UNB) – A child went missing after a speed boat sank in the Padma River on Tuesday morning. The young boy was identified as Deen Islam Hossain, 8, son of Siddiqur Rahman of Mollar Hawla village in Kauarchar of Barishal. Md Aminul Islam, in-charge of Mawa River Police camp, said a speed boat overturned because of strong ... Read More »