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Mystery shrouds houswife's death

Mystery shrouded death of a newly wed housewife yesterday at Gachbari village in Atway upazila upazila in Thakurgaon. The deceased was identified as Tonu Begum, 19, wife of Monir Hossain of the village, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent. Police and locals said, Tonu, daughter of Tozmul Hossain of Mirgarh village was married to Monir, son of Kosirul Islam of Gachbari village eight months ago. Neighbours said, after marriage apparently they were living peacefully. All of a sudden yesterday morning local people found the...

The last show of an artiste

The last show of an artiste

Death could only part him from his love for rhythm and that was what happened to tabla maestro Pundit Bijan Chowdhury on Friday night. The auditorium of Theatre Institute, Chittagong (TIC) that evening was full to the brim with music connoisseurs drawn to the performance of eminent flute player Ustad Azizul Islam and Bijan...

4 die as van ploughs thru' shop in Tangail

4 die as van ploughs thru' shop in Tangail

Four people were killed and at least four others injured as a pickup van drove into a grocery shop after a collision with a covered van in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail early today. The incident took place on the Dhaka-Tangail highway near Jamurki point around 6:00am, our Tangail correspondent reports quoting police. Eight people were...

Bihari Camp Arson

Last straw also lost

Last straw also lost

Farzana, 16, is the sole survivor from an arson attack that had left nine of her family members dead at Kurmitola Bihari camp in mid-June. Ever since then her father Yasin Mia, who was outside the house during the attack, was her only reason to continue a life shattered by irreparable loss. With...

Widow Tortured to Death in Pirojpur

'Bring killers to justice'

'Bring killers to justice'

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad, Pirojpur district unit, yesterday formed a human chain in the town, demanding arrest and punishment of the killers of Makhuli Begum, a widow who died on Sunday allegedly following torture by some neighbours. Locals said, due to merciless physical torture, the woman died at Khulna Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) on...

3 'robbers'beaten to death

A mob beat three alleged robbers to death and injured four others critically in Kabirhat upazila of Noakhali early yesterday. One of the deceased was identified as Azad, 30, son of Abu Taher Sareng in Nobogram village. Identities of the two others could not be known immediately. Azad stood accused in several criminal cases, including robbery, according to Kabirhat police. Locals said a gang of 10 to 12 stormed the house of Enayet Bepari in Nobogram village around 2:00am. At resistance, the robbers...

Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

Death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the UN's human rights office since July 2013, when it documented more than 100,000 killed. The high...

Schoolgirl Beaten to Death in Ctg

Accused teacher still on the run

Boalkhali police in Chittagong are yet to arrest the primary school teacher who was accused on Thursday of beating a student to death. Twelve-year-old Bristi Das, a student of Paschim Kodurkhil Koibortopara Government Primary School, died on Thursday, twelve days after she was beaten allegedly by his private tutor Babla Dutta, also an assistant teacher at the school. Her father filed a murder case on the same day. Police have searched Babla's house in the upazila, his in-law's house in Patiya...

Death, horror in Gaza

Death, horror in Gaza

The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted yesterday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee. The Palestinian government has described the attack on Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood, in which at least 60 people were killed, as a...

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno dies

Harry Potter actor Dave Legeno dies

A British actor who appeared in the Harry Potter film series has been found dead in a remote part of California's Death Valley, authorities say. Mixed martial arts fighter Dave Legeno, 50, was found by hikers on Sunday and his body was recovered by helicopter. There were no signs of foul play and it is...

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