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Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies

Australian batsman Phil Hughes dies

Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. Australian Team Doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness. . Hughes, who also played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Worcestershire, was hit by a delivery from...

Cricketers who died of on-field injuries

Cricketers who died of on-field injuries

Before Phil Hughes’ demise, there were 12 more incidents where 11 cricketers and an umpire succumbed to on-field injuries. 2014- Phillip Hughes (Australia) The 25-year-old Australian batsman was stuck on the neck by a short-pitched delivery while batting in a domestic match. Hughes was treated by the boundary before being rushed to hospital, where he died...

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'

A minister in India's Chhattisgarh state has confirmed that drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated. Health Minister Amar Agrawal said tests showed that they contained zinc phosphide - a substance that is also used in rat poison. The doctor who carried out the surgery as well as two pharmaceutical...

Record murder case against 3 Ashulia cops: HC

Record murder case against 3 Ashulia cops: HC

The High Court today ordered police to record a murder case against three lawmen in connection with the incident of death of Md Ripon Miah, a tea vendor at Ashulia of Savar, in police custody in May this year. A report published in The Daily Star on May 23 said that Ripon, 26, from...

Rana Plaza Survivor

At peace, finally

At peace, finally

She finally lost her protracted battle against death. After suffering acutely for over 18 months, she died yesterday from crippling injuries caused by the collapse of Rana Plaza. Zaheda Begum, 25, was a sewing machine helper at New Wave Bottoms Ltd., a garment factory housed on the third floor of Rana Plaza. Although she was rescued from under the rubble four days later, the injuries she received to her head and backbone proved to be debilitating. She has remained bed-ridden ever since. Her death was precipitated by a lack of proper treatment that her family could not afford with the compensation money alone, her siblings said. Zaheda received Tk 95,000 as compensation...

Restaurant owner beaten to death

A restaurant owner was beaten to death at Mahalbari village in Ranishankoil upazila of the district on Wednesday night. The deceased was Ekramul Haque Khan, 50, owner of Dibanishi Restaurant at Mahalbari Bazar under the same upazila. Local people said, Ekramul's grand daughter Tusrat Jahan Nishi, a Class II student at a local primary school, with several other local minor girls had been taking lesson from Habibullah Al Habib, Imam of Mahalbari mosque. Ekramul called Habibullah on Tuesday night at his restaurant...

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

The body of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam who died Thursday night has been handed over to his family. Jail authorities handed over his body around 7:30am today after autopsy at Dhaka Medical College, Tajul Islam, the lawyer of the former Jamaat ameer, told The Daily Star. Ghulam Azam’s son Abdullahil Aman Azmi received the...

Journalist Al-Amin dies

Journalist Al-Amin dies

Journalist Md Al-Amin died of heart ailments at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital in Dhaka early today. He was 46. He breathed his last around 5:00am. Al-Amin was a news editor (English version) of the online news portal thereport24.com. Earlier, he worked in The Daily Star for around 17 years. He left behind his wife, two children and a...

Road crashes kill 8 in 3 districts

Road crashes kill 8 in 3 districts

At least eight people including two women and a child were killed and 15 others injured in separate road accidents in three districts on Friday. In Tangail Sadar, five people were killed, including a woman and a child, and 13 others injured when a bus and a truck collided head-on at Gharinda on the...

Piash Karim passes away

Piash Karim passes away

Piash Karim, a professor of BRAC University and a discussant of television talk-shows, has breathed his last at a hospital in Dhaka, reports Bangla Daily Prothom Alo. Duty doctors at Square Hospitals Ltd pronounced him dead Early Monday after he was taken there with a heart condition around 4:00am, the daily reports quoting Jahir Karim, brother of the deceased. The body of his brother, professor of Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the university, will be kept at the morgue of the hospital till Tuesday, Jahir said. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and secretary general expressed their deep condolences at Piash Karim’s death. Professor Karim, also known as Manjur Karim, obtained his Ph.D...

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