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2 AC technicians killed in Gazipur factory gas cylinder blast

Gazipur, May 27 – Two air-conditioner technicians were killed in a gas cylinder explosion at a sweater factory in Memberbari-Baniarchala area of Sadar Upazila on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Farhad Hossain, hailing from Mirsarai Upazila of Chattogram, and his assistant Sirajul Islam of Satkhira’s Kalaroa Upazila. Officer-in-charge of Joydebpur Police Station Asaduzzaman said the duo was repairing ... Read More »

Thunderbolt kills Bangladesh farmer in Habiganj

A Bangladesh farmer was killed by a thunderbolt at Gujakhair village under Nabiganj Upazila of the district this morning. The deceased was identified as Cigil Mia, 45, a resident of the same village. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Nabiganj Thana Md Iqbal Hossain said the thunderbolt struck him while he was catching fish in a haor, close to the village, during the ... Read More »

Couple electrocuted as live wire fell while turning on light

Kushtia, May 23 (UNB) – A couple was electrocuted at Amdaha village in Daulatpur upazila on Thursday evening. The deceased were identified as Arif Hasan, 40, and his wife Nupur Khatun, 32, of the village. Abu Yusuf Lalu, chairman of local union parishad, said a live electric wire got severed and fell on Arif while he was switching on a ... Read More »

4 of a family killed in Gazipur kitchen gas cylinder blast

Gazipur, May 22 (UNB) – Four members of a family were killed in a gas cylinder explosion at Islampur in the city on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Shah Alam, 38, his wife Monira Begum, 30, and their son Bayezid, 8, and daughter Fatema, 4. Hailing from Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali, the family had been living in a ... Read More »

Why not directive for fire extinguisher in motor vehicle: HC

Dhaka, May 22 – The High Court on Wednesday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives would not be given to install fire extinguishers in all modes of public and private vehicles. The High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader came up with the rule following a writ ... Read More »

Probe report over Titumir student Rajib death deferred

Dhaka, May 22 – The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday deferred the submission of the probe report in the case filed over the death of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain to July 8. Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansary of the CMM Court passed the order as Sub-Inspector Idris Ali, the Investigation Officer of the case did not submit any ... Read More »

6 killed in BD as bus hits tree in Bagerhat

Bagerhat, May 18 (UNB)- At least six people were killed and nine others injured after a bus crashed into a roadside tree in Fakirhat upazila on Saturday morning. Police identified five of the victims as Hekmat 50, Farhad, 50, bus driver’s assistant Sumon, 23, Hosne Ara Begum, 30, and Lutfor Mollik, 35. Five people were killed on the spot when ... Read More »

Chittagong ship-breaking yard worker burnt to death

Chattogram, May 15 (UNB) – A worker at a ship-breaking yard was burnt to death and five others sustained injuries while dismantling a ship in Sitakunda upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Mohamamd Rubel, a cutting worker of ‘Premier Trade Corporation and Mahinur Ship Recycling’ yard. Zahirul Islam, in-charge of Chattogram Medical College Hospital police camp, said six ... Read More »

3 workers killed in C’Nawabganj road crash

Chapainawabganj, May 14 (UNB) – At least three workers were killed and six others injured as their paddy-laden human hauler overturned at Piarson in Gomastapur upazila on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Shaidul Islam, 18, son of Abdur Rajjak, Rakib Hossain, 32, son of Abdul Manna, and Mojaffar Hossain, 62, son of late Montaj Ali of Dhobra village ... Read More »

1552 killed in BD road crashes in 4 months: Citizens’ watch

Dhaka, May 11 – At least 1,552 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh between January and April this year. As many as 1,495 accidents on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads left 3,039 others injured, said the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, on Saturday. The victims included 195 women and ... Read More »

30 injured as Biman aircraft skids off runway in Yangon

Dhaka, May 8 (UNB) – A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing at Yangon Airport in Myanmar on Wednesday evening due to inclement weather, leaving around 30 people injured. “Unfortunately, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka to Yangon skidded off the runway while landing this evening. Weather was not good at ... Read More »

3 killed as bus overturns in Rajshahi

Rajshahi, May 2 – Three people were killed and 12 others were injured when a bus turned turtle at Mirganj Bazar in Bagha Upazila on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Abu Hanif, 28, the bus driver’s assistant, Manwara Begum, 42, wife of Mansur Rahman, and Badal Bewa, 65, wife of Piar Uddin of the Upazila. The accident took place ... Read More »

Brac varsity student killing: drivers put on remand

Dhaka, April 28 – Covered van driver Anis, who allegedly crashed Brac University student Fahmida Haque Labannya under wheel and uber motor-cycle rider Sumon were on Sunday put on remand in the case filed in connection with the killing of Labannya. Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billah of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the orders after hearing yesterday. ... Read More »

Myanmar lawmaker: 50 believed dead in mudslide at jade mine

Naypyitaw, Apr 24 (AP/UNB) — More than 50 people are believed to have died in a mudslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, a lawmaker representing the area said Tuesday. Tin Soe said three bodies have been recovered and 54 people remain missing after the accident Monday night in the Hpakant area of Kachin state. “The rescue process ... Read More »

HC proceedings on wrongly imprisoned Jaha Alam stayed

Dhaka, April 23 – The Chamber court yesterday stayed till May 13 the High Court proceedings on the rule regarding compensation to Jaha Alam who was wrongly imprisoned for three years in connection with 26 fraud cases. Jute mill worker Jaha Alam, who had been wrongly languishing in jail since February 2016, was released on February 4 this year following ... Read More »

Body of Sheikh Selim’s grandson to arrive from Lanka Tuesday

Dhaka, April 22 – The body of the ruling Awami League veteran leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhury, 8, will be brought home on Tuesday noon. Zayan was killed in the Sri Lanka attacks that claimed at least 290 lives and wounded more than 500 people. Talking to the media, Information minister Hasan Mahmud on Monday said, “His ... Read More »

3 school-going first drown while taking bath in Padma River

Rajshahi, Apr 21 (UNB) – Three girls drowned in the Padma river in Bagha upazila on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Jeam, 17, a class XI student of Mirganj College, Esha Khatun, 9, a student of Bagha Government Primary school–two daughters of Zillur Rahman and Shipra, 12, a class  VI student of Mirganj Girls’ High School and daughter of Shahidul ... Read More »

4 killed in Mymensingh road crash

Mymensingh, Apr 20 (UNB) – At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw and a human hauler on Mymensingh-Haluaghat road at Alalpur in the city on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Yunus, 60, Kuddus, 38 of Baula village in Phulpur upazila, Mustafijur Rahman, 62 and his wife ... Read More »

Mining: ‘A Question of Life or Death’

STOCKHOLM, Apr 18 2019 (IPS) – The mining industry is one of the world’s most dangerous industries. Globally, the death toll is at least 14,000 workers per year. But how many lives are actually lost is something that neither trade unions, national governments or the United Nations know. The men were sitting down for lunch in the canteen. January was about ... Read More »

Probe over Titumir student Rajib killing deferred

Dhaka, April 18 – A Dhaka court Thursday directed Shahbagh Police Station to submit probe report by May 22 in the case filed over the death of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain in April last year. Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order after Sub-Inspector (SI) Edrish Ali, the Investigation Officer ... Read More »

8 people killed in Joypurhat bus plunge

Joypurhat, Apr 12 (UNB) – At least eight people, including three children, were killed and over 30 others injured as a bus plunged into a ditch on Bogura-Jashore road at Baniapara in Sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Sadar thana officer-in-charge Mominul Islam said the Joupurhat-bound bus from Bogura fell into a roadside ditch as ... Read More »

8 people killed in Joypurhat bus plunge

Joypurhat, Apr 12 (UNB) – At least eight people, including three children, were killed and over 30 others injured as a bus plunged into a ditch on Bogura-Jashore road at Baniapara in Sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Sadar thana officer-in-charge Mominul Islam said the Joupurhat-bound bus from Bogura fell into a roadside ditch as ... Read More »

Two sons of Wahed Mansion owner on remand

Dhaka, April 8 – A Dhaka court on Monday granted seven days’ remand to two sons of Wahed Mansion’s owner in a case lodged by a local resident over the deadly fire in the Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar area. Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka passed the order on Monday. Earlier, Chawkbazar Police Station Inspector ... Read More »

Factory bus plunges into monsoon drain in Malaysia: 10 dead

SEPANG: Ten people were killed as the factory bus they were in plunged into a monsoon drain along Jalan S8 Pekeliling, near MAS Kargo, KL International Airport here Sunday (April 7). Eight foreigners and a local bus driver were killed at the scene while another foreigner died while receiving treatment at Serdang Hospital following the 11.10pm incident. KLIA OCPD Asst ... Read More »

Mother, 3 kids burned in Dhaka kitchen gas cylinder blast

Dhaka, Apr 6 (UNB) – A woman and her three children sustained burn injuries in a gas cylinder blast in the city’s Kadamtali area on Saturday night. The victims are Fatema Begum, 35, her sons Rafi, 11, and Safawan, 5, and daughter Faria, 9, said sub-inspector Badrul of Kadamtali Police Station.  Neighbour Ali Akbar said the gas cylinder went off around ... Read More »

Fire at Chattagong super shop burns valuables

Chattogram, Apr 6 (UNB) – A fire broke out at a super shop in Kazir Deuri area in  the city on Saturday morning. The fire broke out on the second floor of ‘Shopping Bag’ super shop from an electric short circuit around 6:30am, said Jasimuddin, deputy director of Agrabad fire station. On information, nine fire fighting units rushed in and ... Read More »

Bus overturns killing 5 in northern BD district of Gaibandha

Gaibandha, Apr 6 (UNB) – At least five bus people were killed and 15 others  injured as a bus overturned on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Jummar Ghar area in Gobindaganj upazila early Saturday. Three of the deceased were identified as Riaz Uddin, hailing from Mithapukur in Rangpur, Mahabul Islam, hailing from Patgram in Lalmonirhat and Sunil Kumar, hailing from Tangail. Akeruzzaman, ... Read More »

Police seek 10-day remand for Wahed Mansion owner

Dhaka, April 04 – City’s Chawkbazar Police on Thursday sought a 10-day remand for quizzing two owners of the Wahed Mansion, the centre of devastating Chawkbazar fire, in a case filed about the death of 70 persons. Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) of Chawkbazar Police Station Md Muradul Islam and also the Investigation Officer of the case submitted the remand prayer for questioning ... Read More »