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Gazipur factory inferno death toll climbs to 29

Gazipur: The death toll from the fire that raged through a tobacco packaging factory at Tongi has climbed to 29 with the recovery of four more bodies from the debris on Sunday. Talking to reporters, district’s deputy commissioner SM Alam said the rescue team retrieved the four bodies from the wreckage around 5:45 pm. UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

AL leader shot dead in Ctg

Dhaka  – A local Awami League leader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Kanchana union in Satkania upazila on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Jahirul Islam, 48, a leader of Kanchana union porishad Awami League.Officer-in-charge Satkania Police Station Sharif Uddin Khandakar said miscreants fired gunshots at Jahirul at Bashirkhil area of Kanchana union around 10:15pm,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

‘Robber’ killed in Savar ‘gunfight’ with cops

Dhaka -A suspected robber was killed in a ;gunfight’ between his associates and police at Srikhandalia in Ashulia area here in Savar early Sunday.The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain.Officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station Mohsinul Qadir said on secret information that a gang of robbers was preparing to commit robbery in the area, a team of police conducted a drive ... Read More »

26 killed in Gazipur boiler blast

Gazipur: A fatal boiler blast and subsequent fire at a packaging factory in Tongi BSCIC industrial area here left 26 people dead and over 50 others injured on Saturday morning. Deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence Badiuzzaman said the boiler at Tampaco Foils Ltd factory exploded with a big bang around 6:15 am which sparked off huge fire ... Read More »

Road crashes kill 15 in four dists

Dhaka  – Fifteen people were killed and 22 others injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Tangail, Cox’s Bazar and Barguna districts on Saturday.In Gazipur, five people were killed and seven others injured in two separate road accidents on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in the morning,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Youth hacked dead in Keraniganj

Dhaka  – A young man was hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at Mandail in Keraniganj upazila in Keraniganj on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Rubel, 24, son of Rabiullah, a resident of Najarganj village in the upazila,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Human hauler kills minor girl in Chuadanga

Dhaka -A minor girl died as a rashly driven human huller knocked down her at Kuralgachi village in Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga  on Thursday evening.The deceased was identified as Smriti Akhtar,6, daughter of Liakat Hossain of the area.Locals said a Karpasdanga-bound a human huller slammed Smriti while she was playing on the footpath beside her house around 7:30pm,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

University student drowns in Faridpur river

Dhaka -A student of a private university drowned in the Kumar River at Paschim Alipur in the district town on Thursday.Nizam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Faridpur Kotwali Police Station,said Nazmus Sakib,25, a 3rd year student of Stamford University and son of Anisur Rahman, drowned in the river while bathing a sacrificial animal around 2:30 pm,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Minor girl drowns in Jessore pond

DHaka- A minor girl drowned in a pond at Chandigram in Manirampur upazila of Jessore district on Thursday morning.The deceased was identified as Maria, 2, daughter of Ashraf Ali, a resident of the village.Family members said Maria slipped into the pond close to her house while she was playing near its bank to the unawareness of her family members in ... Read More »

Jubo League man shot dead in Feni

Dhaka – A local Jubo League activist was shot dead by some miscreants at Madhuai Bridge area in Sadar upazila in Feni on Tuesday night.The deceased was identified as Joynal Abedin, 42, a former member of Baligaon union unit Jubo League and son of Hafez Uddin of Dakkhin Madhuai village in the upazila,UNB news agency reporter. Read More »

Falling iron block kills worker at Padma project

Dhaka -A construction worker was killed after a heavy iron block fell on him at Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project site in Munshiganj on Tuesday.  The deceased was identified as M Sohel, 22, son of M Hossain, a resident of Nayanpur village in Ramganj upazila of Laxmipur district.Executive Engineer of the project Dewan Abdul Quader said Sohel was doing painting work ... Read More »

Missing businessmen found dead in Keraniganj

Dhaka -A businessman was found dead at Nurundi area under Keraniganj Model thana on Monday five days after his going missing.The deceased was identified as Md Baser Rony, 35, son of Abdul Barek, a resident of Jinjira Model Town area and a garments trader and courier service provider,UNB news agency reported. Read More »

23 die in Ethiopia prison fire over weekend, govt says

Addis Ababa (AP/UNB) — Twenty-three people have died in a prison fire in Ethiopia over the weekend, a state-affiliated broadcaster reported Monday. The Kilinto prison on the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa, is where many opposition figures and journalists are held. Activists first raised concerns about the fire on Saturday, and some local media reported that gunfire was heard. ... Read More »

Slain BD-American Nazma’s body arrives Sunday

Dhaka: The body of Nazma Khanam, a Bangladeshi-American who was stabbed to death by a miscreant in Jamaica, Queens is expected to reach here on Sunday morning. A flight carrying the body left the John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York on Friday night and is expected to arrive at 8:40am on Sunday, Bangladesh Consul General in New York Shameem ... Read More »

Jubo League man shot dead in Comilla

Dhaka- A Jubo League man was shot and chopped to death in an attack by his rivals at Patodda Bazar in Chouddagram upazila     in Comilla  on Friday.The deceased was identified as Rana, 35, son of Shahid Ullah of Gunishakra village in the upazila.Officer-in-charge of Chouddagram Police Station Abul Faisal said there had long been a dispute between Batisa union ... Read More »

Schoolgirl dies from electrocution in Jessore

Dhaka  – A schoolgirl died from electrocution inside her school in Jhikargachha upazila in Jessore on Wednesday morning.The deceased was identified as Shathi Khatun, 10, a class IV student at Amritabazr Govt Primary School and daughter of Sabuj Hossain, a resident of Amritabazar village,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Risha’s killer Obaidul captured from Nilphamari

Dhaka -Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Obaidul, alleged killer of Willes Little Flower School and College student Suraiya Akhter Risha, from Sonahar village in Domar upazila of Nilphamari district early Wednesday.Additional Superintendent of Police Abu Baker, commanding officer of Rab-13, said tipped off, a team of the elite force launched a drive in Sonahar village and tracked down ... Read More »

Death toll in Philippines’ drug war hits 2,000

The number of drug-related killings in the Philippines since Rodrigo Duterte became president two months ago on a pledge to wipe out the illegal drug trade, has reached around 2,000, according to data released on Tuesday.There has been popular support for his campaign, but the wave of killings unleashed since his election victory has alarmed rights groups and brought expressions ... Read More »

Missing fisherman found dead in Sunamganj

Dhaka -A fisherman, who went missing as a boat sank in a haor (wetland) at Sonapur village in Tahirpur upazila on Thursday, was found dead in Sunamganj on Friday.Mohammad Shahidullah, officer-in-charge of Tahirpur Police Station,said Jahangir Mia, 22, son of Salim Uddin of Kalagaon village, went missing after a boat carrying him and his associate sank in Jitla beel (water ... Read More »

2 killed in road accident in city

Dhaka  – Two men were killed and two others injured as a covered van hit a van loaded with fuel drums in Birulia Bridge area of the city on Thursday night.The deceased were identified as Mojammel Miah, 23, and Ruku Miah, 25,while the injured were Nur Mohammad, 22, a van driver, son of Hafiz Miah of Kishoreganj district, and Mithun ... Read More »

Plaintiff of Bangabandhu murder case Mohitul passes away

Dhaka: AFM Mohitul Islam, the plaintiff of Bangabandhu murder case, died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) here on Thursday. He was 63. Mohitul, a receptionist-cum-resident personal assistant of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, breathed his last at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the BSMMU around 2:55 pm, its Public Relations officer Proshanto Majumder told UNB. UNB News Agency ... Read More »

Man found dead in Comilla

Dhaka – A trader was found dead near Tikkarchar Bridge in Comilla on Thursday morning.Salauddin, sub-inspector of Kotwali Model Police Station, said being informed by locals, police recovered the body of Harun Mia, 35, a scrap trader and son of Sultan Mia of Burichang upazila, in the morning. Read More »

Minor girl stabbed dead in Habiganj

Dhaka – A seven-month-old girl was stabbed to death and her elder sister injured as miscreants attacked their house at Jaruliya village in Chunarughat upazila in Habiganj early Monday.The deceased was identified as Nipa, daughter of Liton, a resident of the village.Nirmolendu Chakrabarty, officer-in-charge of Habiganj Police Station,said a gang of miscreants broke into the house of Liton and stabbed ... Read More »

Youth’s body found in C’nawabganj

Dhaka  – Police recovered the body of a young man, who had gone missing on Thursday, from the Pagla River at Kansat in Shibganj upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Golam Rasul, 22, son of Shafiqul Islam, a resident of Laibotola village in the upazila,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Shop owner hacked dead in Sylhet

Dhaka -A medicine shop owner was hacked to death by a trader over a trivial matter at Lalabazar in South Surma upazila in Sylhet on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Azir Uddin, 55, son of Mabishur Ali, a resident of Tengra village in Bishwanath upazila. Read More »

Youth commits suicide in Jessore

Dhaka -A young man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his room at Chandutia in Sadar upazila of Jessore district on Friday night.The deceased was identified as Dibakar Biswas,19, son of Adityo Biswas, a resident of Uattar Bilpabla village in Dumuria upazila,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »