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Bus plunges into ditch in Thakurgaon: Woman killed, 17 hurt

Thakurgaon, Sept 9 (UNB) – A woman was killed and 17 other people were injured when a bus plunged into a ditch at Sattyapir Bridge in the district town early Monday. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. Quoting witnesses, Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said the accident took place around 4 am when the ... Read More »

UN says floods, heavy rainfall in Sudan kill 78 people

Cairo, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says flooding triggered by heavy rains in Sudan have killed a total of 78 people across the country in the past two months. Mary Keller, head of monitoring and reporting at the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, tells that The Associated Press on Saturday the deaths were mainly ... Read More »

East Punjab firecracker factory blast: 23 killed, 27 hurt

At least 23 people were killed and 27 injured after a massive explosion on Wednesday at an unauthorised firecracker manufacturing factory in a densely-populated residential area in East Punjab’s Gurdaspur, India. Several people were feared trapped under the debris and rescue work continued till late in the night, reports NDTV. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Missing student’s body recovered from Cox’s Bazar Bay

Cox’s Bazar, Aug 10 (UNB) – The body of one of two missing students was recovered from the Bay on Saturday afternoon. He was identified as Rafique Mahmud, 23, a former student of Cox’s Bazar Government College and was taking preparation to go abroad for higher studies. Rafique along with his three friends was washed away when they were bathing ... Read More »

Tragic: Car crash in Cairo sets off fire at hospital, kills 19

Cairo, Aug 5 (AP/UNB) — A multiple-car crash set off an explosion that ignited a fire at Egypt’s main cancer hospital and caused 19 deaths, the government said. The health ministry said 30 others were injured by the crash near Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square late Sunday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that a vehicle driving outside the National ... Read More »

Oscar-winning documentary maker D.A. Pennebaker dies at 94

Sag Harbor, Aug 4 (AP/UNB) — D.A. Pennebaker, the Oscar-winning documentary maker whose historic contributions to American culture and politics included immortalizing a young Bob Dylan in “Don’t Look Back” and capturing the spin behind Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign in “The War Room,” has died. He was 94. Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died of ... Read More »

Three killed as truck overturns in Comilla

Cumilla, July 31 – A cattle-laden truck overturned on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on early Wednesday, killing three people and six cows. Police identified the men as Anwar Hossain, Samiul Islam and Khokon Mia. The cattle traders were residents of Jhenaidah’s Maheshpur upazila. The accident took place at Chiura of Chouddagram upazila around 6am. Abul Kalam, in-charge of Miabazar Highway Police ... Read More »

Suspected criminal killed in Chittagong ‘gunfight’

Chattogram, July 28 (UNB) – A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Banshkhali upazila on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Zaker, 40, son of Badshah Mia alias Baishya of Purbo Sambal Chhararkul village in the upazila. He was accused in a total of 24 cases, Rab claimed. Major Mehedi ... Read More »

Saudi King Salman’s elder brother, Prince Bandar, dies at 96

Riyadh, Jul 29 (AP/UNB) — King Salman’s elder half brother, who was the 10th son of Saudi Arabia’s founding monarch, has died at age 96, the Saudi royal court said late Sunday. Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was not an actively political royal within the ruling Al Saud family and had been passed over in the line of succession ... Read More »

Suspected drug trader killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’

Kushtia, July 20 (UNB)- An alleged drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ in Harra area of Sadar upazila here early Friday. The deceased was identified as Rafikul Islam, 40, son of late Mohon Ali of Haripur village of the upazila. Nasir Uddin, Kushtia Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge, said on information about a gunfight between two groups of drug traders, ... Read More »

Raushon agrees to Ershad’s burial in Rangpur

Dhaka, July 16 (UNB) – Showing respect for the love of people of Rangpur for her husband and Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad, Raushon Ershad on Tuesday gave permission to bury him at Polli Nibash in his hometown Rangpur. She also made a request to keep aside a place beside Ershad’s grave so that she can be buried there after ... Read More »