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US Senator John McCain dies aged 81

Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. Mr McCain died on Saturday surrounded by his family, a short statement released by his office said. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment. Read More »

Cattrall blasts ‘cruel’ Parker after brother’s death

Kim Cattrall has criticised fellow Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker after she sent condolences following the death of Cattrall’s brother. Cattrall wrote on Instagram: “Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now.” On Friday Parker told Extra TV that she had sent her “love and condolences”. Read More »

British man falls to death in India

A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with his wife Hilary on Friday when he plummeted 30ft (9m) from the Laxmi Narayan temple. The couple, from Oxford, were blogging about their “middle-aged gap ... Read More »

Three skydivers die after ‘mid-air collision’

Three skydivers have died in Queensland after they apparently collided mid-air, say Australian authorities. Paramedics and police were called to Mission Beach, a popular skydiving spot about 140km (87 miles) south of Cairns. Two men in their 30s, and a woman in her 50s, were found dead at the scene, Queensland police said in a statement. Police said initial investigations ... Read More »

British snorkelling instructor dies in Greece

A 19-year-old British water sports instructor has died while snorkelling and underwater swimming in Greece. Harry Byatt, who worked in Zakynthos, an island in the south-west of Greece, failed to resurface after diving into the sea, his employer said. The former Eastbourne College pupil’s body was discovered on the seabed at a depth of around 98ft (30m) on 6 August. Read More »

Novera’s 11th death anniv Thursday

Dhaka – The 11th death anniversary of Novera Deepita, a former journalist of The Daily Star and a gold medal-winning student of Dhaka University’s Journalism department, will be observed on Thursday. Novera Deepita Memorial Trust has arranged elaborate programmes to observe the day, said a press release. Read More »

Pak model killed after offending conservatives

Islamabad — Pakistani fashion model Qandeel Baloch, who recently stirred controversy by posting pictures of herself with a Muslim cleric on social media, was strangled to death by her brother, police said Saturday. Her parents told police one of her six brothers strangled her to death as she slept in the family’s home in Multan, police spokeswoman Nabila Ghazanfar told ... Read More »

Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away

Prominent Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi has died from renal failure, his family has said. He was 88. Earlier on Friday, Faisal Edhi told a news conference that his father was in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a Karachi hospital. Read More »

Counting the dead: Who were the 20?

The Italian government has said nine of its citizens have been identified among the dead from Friday’s attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s upmarket Gulshan. Additionally, a body in the CMH morgue that is yet to be identified may be an Italian said to be still missing by the country’s foreign ministry. The names of the nine Italian ... Read More »

Moulana Muhiuddin Khan passes away

Islamic thinker and editor of largely circulated monthly Madina died at the LabAid Hospital in Dhaka City on late Saturday afternoon. The ailing Khan who was also the chairman of Islamic Oikya Jote, a component of the Bnp-led 20-Party Alliance was on life support at the hospital. Read More »

Bangladeshi found dead near Putkhali border

Benapole  – A Bangladeshi national was found dead on the Ichhamati river inside the Indian territory opposite Putkhali border in Benapole on Monday morning.The deceased was identified as Guljar Hossain, 55, a resident of the area.Lt Col Arifur Rahman, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion-21, said locals spotted his body floating in the river area that falls in ... Read More »

Ctg police super’s wife shot dead

Chittagong – Unidentified miscreants gunned down the wife of a superintendent of police of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) at the city’s GEC intersection on Sunday morning.The deceased was identified as Mahmuda Khanam, 33, wife of Babul Akhter, a resident of Nasirabad Housing area,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

Maasranga Chief Editor Fahim Munaim dies at 62

Dhaka – Syed Fahim Munaim, chief executive officer and chief editor of Maasranga Television, died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. He was 62. Fahim Munaim, also ex-managing editor of UNB, breathed his last at his Gulshan residence around 6:15am, said sources at the TV channel. Read More »

Nurjahan Begum no more

Dhaka – Nurjahan Begum, editor of the country’s first illustrated women’s weekly ‘Begum’, passed away at a city hospital on Monday. She was 91. She breathed her last at Square Hospitals around 09:45am, said officials of the hospital. Read More »

2 housewives found dead in Chandpur, Shariatpur

Dhaka -Two housewives were found dead in separate incidents in Chandpur and Shariatpur on Thursday.In Chandpur, police recovered the body of Mobashera Begum, 50, wife of a homeopathic physician, Abul Kashem, from a water-body near her house on Chandpur-Comilla road in Hajiganj municipality area on Thursday.Manirul Haq, sub-inspector of Hajiganj Police Station, said being informed by local people, police recovered ... Read More »

Journo Sadeque Khan passes away at 84

Veteran journalist Sadeque Khan passed away here on Monday. He was 84. Family sources said Sadeque Khan, an Ekushey Padak winning Language Movement hero, entered a bathroom of his Baridhara residence in the morning to have a shower. As he was not coming out of the bathroom and responding to repeated calls after so long, family members broke open the door ... Read More »

Jubo League leader stabbed dead in Comilla

Comilla  – A Jubo League leader was stabbed to death allegedly by a neighbour in Batabaria area of Manoharganj upazila on Friday afternoon over a trifling matter.The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, 30, a leader of Sarashpur union unit of Jubo League, the youth wing of ruling Awami League. Read More »

Global warming behind growing lightning strikes: Experts

The incidents of lightning strikes in the country are gradually increasing due to rising temperature and climate variability caused by global warming, taking its heavy toll on human lives, experts said. According to reports published in different national dailies, nearly 120 people were killed and scores of others injured in lightning strikes at different parts of the country in the ... Read More »

DIG’s wife ‘falls off’ city building, dies

The wife of a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police was reportedly killed after falling from the rooftop of a building in the city’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Sunday. The deceased is Jesmin Ahmed Mallick, 45, wife of DIG (Highway) Fakhrul Islam Mallick. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

SUST student found dead

Sylhet  – Police recovered the hanging body of a student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) from a mess in Borgul area adjacent to the campus on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Biswajit Mallik, a 2nd year student of Forestry and Environment Science Department of the university. Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »