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'Bring killers to justice'

Widow Tortured to Death in Pirojpur

'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...

26 die in southern China rainstorms

26 die in southern China rainstorms

Five days of rainstorms in southern China have left 26 people dead and another three missing and led to direct economic losses of 4 billion yuan ($650 million), according to the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs. A total of 337,000 people have been evacuated and 115,000 are in urgent need of relief supplies as...

Death in road crash sparks protest in Cox’s Bazar

Death in road crash sparks protest in Cox’s Bazar

Vehicular movement on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway remained suspended for one and a half an hours after locals put barricades in Chokoria upazila of Cox’s Bazar protesting a road accident that killed a minor boy this morning. A Chittagong-bound passenger bus from Cox’s Bazar ran over and killed a 10-year-old boy at Medha Kochchhapia area...

SHIBIR-COP CLASH IN SATKHIRA

Shibir leader shot dead, 7 bullet-hit

Shibir leader shot dead, 7 bullet-hit

A leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir was shot dead and seven other activists were bullet-hit during a clash with police in Satkhira town this afternoon. Aminur Rahman, the town unit president of Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, died on the spot while the activists were admitted to Satkhira General Hospital, reports our Satkhira correspondent. Police...

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

Kushtia kid dies eating ‘poisonous melon’

At least one child died and 10 others fell sick after they ate “poisonous” watermelon in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia. Smrity, 9, died around 2:30pm at the Kushtia Medical College Hospital reports our Kushtia correspondent. Her brother Anik, 11, went into coma due to his sickness, said Dr Asaduzzaman, an assistant professor of Rajshahi Medical...

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