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RMG official killed as covered van hits private car in Savar

An official of a readymade garment factory was killed after a covered van hit a private car on Baipail-Abdullahpur road in Moragang area of Ashulia on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Tajimul Islam, 35. He was the assistant general manager of Alfa Clothing Ltd. Sazzad Hossain, sub-inspector of Ashulia Police Station, said a water-loaded covered van crashed into the ... Read More »

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 »

Actor Kevin Hart injured in car accident

Actor Kevin Hart suffered major injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles early on Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said. Hart, 40, was being driven in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda shortly after midnight on Mulholland Highway when the driver lost control of the car and it tumbled down an embankment, CHP said in a statement. California Highway ... 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 »

7 killed in Sunamganj bus-human hauler collision

Sunamganj, June 2 — At least seven people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler in Patharia area on Sunday morning. The incident occured at the Patharia area of South Sunamganj Upazila around 6:30 am on Sunday, said Police Superintendent Md Barkatullah Khan. Six people were killed on the spot, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

The burning of Notre Dame and the spirit of place

By Jan Lundius Stockholm/ROME, May 6, 2019 (IPS) – The catastrophic fire in Notre Dame produced a massive emotional reaction. In a Paris famous for its secularism tearful people knelt on the pavement, sang the Ave Maria and prayed to God to save their cathedral. Several stated that it was not only a church burning, but the soul of Paris ... Read More »