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Clash over land leaves 2 dead in Patuakhali

Patuakhali – Two people, including a woman, were killed and five others injured during a clash over land dispute at Protabpur village in Sadar upazila on Thursday.The deceased were identified as Rustom Ali, 45, and his sister-in-law (brother’s wife) Maleka Begum, 55. Read More »

Traffic police-Killed in road accident

Dhaka –  A traffic constable was killed as a speedy truck hit him while he was on-duty  in front of Fatema Filling Station of Kotobkhali  in the city  early hours of Monday. Police sources said Constable Delwar  Hossain , was on-duty  under Demra  Traffic Zone in the morning. Read More »

Former state minister Mujibur Rahman Fakir passes away

Former state minister and ruling Awami League (AL) MP Dr Capt (retd) Mujibur Rahman Fakir of Mymensingh-3 constituency passed away on Monday morning due to heart disease. He was 69. Mujibur Rahman Fakir breathed his last around 9am at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, said Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station. Mymensingh, (UNB) reported. Read More »

Schoolgirl killed in Gazipur road crash

Gazipur  – A school girl was killed in a road accident on Shafipur-Phulbaria road in Kaliakair upazila of the district on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Nilufa Akter, a class V student of Jenik PL School and daughter of Abdul Latif of Gedari village in Sadar upazila of Gaibandha district. Read More »

Three alleged ‘robbers’ lynched by mob in Chittagong

Dhaka – Three suspected robbers were lynched in a mob attack in Uttar Kathtali Beribandh area of the port city of Chittagong, about 300 kilometres southeast of Dhaka early Wednesday, unb news agency reported. Two of the deceased were identified as Sagor,31, and Rasel,22, while identity of another could not be known immediately. Read More »

Five killed in Narayanganj road crashes

Dhaka – Five people were killed and 30 others injured in road accidents in Sonargaon and Fatullah of the city on Friday. Three people were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a battery-run easy-bike at Masdair under Fatullah Police Station of the city at night. Read More »

Youth dies from snakebite in Jessore

Benapole -A young man died after receiving a snakebite at Panchbaria village in Sadar upazila of Jessore district on  Wednesday night.The deceased, Rabiul Islam,30, son of Elias Hossain, a resident of Hashimpur Bazar area of the upazila, is a rickshaw-van puller of Hashimpur Liden Grammar School. Read More »

Case filed over recovery of mother, daughter’s bodies in Ctg

Chittagong  – A case was filed on Wednesday against seven people in connection with the recovery of the bodies of a housewife and her five-year-old daughter from their residence in Boalkhali upazila. Bidhan Shil, mother of deceased Shelly Shil, filed the case with Boalkhali Police Station accusing Shelly’s husband and six of his relatives.The bodies of Shelly Shil, 35, wife ... Read More »

Two killed in rice mill boiler blast in Sirajganj

Dhaka – Two labourers were killed and five others injured as a boiler blasted at a rice mill at Rameshwargati village in Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj district on Wednesday morning, unb news agency reported. The deceased were identified as Nasiruddin, 25, son of Altaf Ali, and Idris Ali, 24, son of Nasim Sheikh, residents of the village. Read More »

Lightning kills 5 in Sylhet, Habiganj

Dhaka – Five people, including two schoolgirls, were killed in separate lightning strikes in Sylhet and Habiganj districts on Monday, unb news agency reported. In Sylhet, two schoolgirls were killed and another was injured as a thunderbolt struck them amid rain at Laxmiprasad village in Jaintapur upazila around 4pm on their way home from their school. Read More »

Drug addict son kills father in Keraniganj

Keraniganj – A case was filed against a drug addict with Keraniganj Model Police Station on Sunday night for killing his father.Alifa Begum, wife of deceased Md Mamtaz Uddin, filed the case with the police station against her son Md Tamij Uddin Tomu, 25, said sub inspector Saiduzzaman. Read More »

9 get life in prison for killing minor in Khulna

Khulna – A court here has sentenced nine people to life imprisonment for killing a minor boy in Terokhada upazila in 2003.The convicts are Abdul Sobhan, Md Karim Sheikh, Golam Rasul, Saiful Sheikh, Abdus Sattar Sheikh, Md Jabbar Sheikh, Md Rahim Sheikh and Abdul Jalil Sheikh, residents of Ajgora village in the upazila. Read More »

Two Shibir men’s bullet-hit bodies found in Jhenaidah

Benapole – Police recovered bullet-riddled bodies of two Islami Chhatra Shibir activists, who had been picked up by a group of people impersonating detectives from Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah district last month, from Bohorampur cremation ground in sadar upazila on Wednesday morning, unb news agency reported. Read More »

Garment worker found dead in city

Dhaka – Police recovered the decomposed body of a garment worker from an apartment in South Badda in the city on Tuesday noon. The deceased was identified as Shaheeda Begum, 25, wife of Anis Miah. Shaheeda used to live in the rented apartment on the second floor of a building in South Badda. Read More »

One killed over land dispute in Tangail

Tangail – An elderly man was allegedly beaten to death by rivals over land related dispute in Babna para village in Sadar upazila on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Nur Hossain, 75, a resident of the village.Jahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Nagarpur Police Station, said there had been a longstanding dispute between Nur and his nephew Dulal Miah of the village. Read More »

Temple complex fire kills at least 100 in south India

Kerala, India — A massive fire broke out during a fireworks display in a south Indian temple early Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring at least 200 more, a top official said. The fire started when a spark from a fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks that were being stored at the Puttingal temple complex in ... Read More »

Mother ‘commits suicide’ after killing child in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj – A housewife allegedly committed suicide after killing her five-year old daughter at Choudala in Gomostapur upazila on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Ayesha, 25, wife of Apple Mahmud and their daughter Rayesha, 5. Officer-in-charge of Gomostapur Police Station Golam Martuza said Apple Mahmud, an employee of an NGO, returned home from his workplace around 1 pm ... Read More »

N’ganj boiler blast kills three workers

Dhaka – Three workers were killed and four others injured as a boiler of an ice factory went off in Kanchpur area of Sonargaon upazila in Narayanganj, about 15 kolomeres east of the capital on Saturday night, UNB news agency reported. The identities of the victims as well as the reason behind the blast could not be ascertained immediately. Read More »

Actress Diti buried beside her parents at Sonargaon home

Celebrated film actress Parveen Sultana Diti has been laid to rest at the family graveyard at Narayanganj’s Sonargaon.Her Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayer) was held at the local mosque near her home at Sonargaon’s Dattaparha village after Monday’s midday prayers.Sonargaon Police OC Md Manzur Quader, who was present at the janaza, said Diti was buried next to her father Abul Hossain and ... Read More »

Poet Rafiq Azad dies

Noted poet Rafiq Azad died at the age of 76 at a hostpital in Dhaka today (Saturday).The freedom-fighter poet breathed his last at 2:10pm at the city’s Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital (BSMMU) hospital. Earlier on 15 January, he was admitted to the BSMMU hospital following a brain hemorrhage.BSMMU physician Harisul Haque said Rafiq Azad had been undergoing treatment ... Read More »

Former UN chief Boutros-Ghali dead

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a history-making diplomat who made his mark as an architect of the Camp David accords and then became the United Nations’ first African secretary-general, has died. Rafael Ramirez Carreno, Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador and current head of the U.N. Security Council, announced Boutros-Ghali’s passing Tuesday, after which representatives from the council’s 15 current members stood for a moment of ... Read More »

One died in earthquake

A young boy died while rushing out of his Dhaka residence during the earthquake that jolted Bangladesh, India and Myanmar early Monday.The deceased is Atiqur Rahman, 23, a resident of city’s Jurain area. His neighbour Rahman said Atiqur fell sick while rushing towards the ground floor along with 10 to 12 people.Being taken to the Dhaka Medical Collage Hospital, doctors ... Read More »