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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...

Ebola toll passes 4,000

The death toll from Ebola has passed 4,000, the World Health Organization warned, as authorities worldwide tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease and a Spanish nurse fought for her life in hospital. The WHO said 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of October 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The sharp rise in deaths came as the UN said aid pledges to fight the outbreak have fallen well short of the...

Man gets death penalty for raping, killing woman in Ctg

A Chittagong court yesterday sentenced a man to death for murdering a woman after raping her in Banshkhali upazila in 1999. The convict, Abdur Rahim of the upazila, is on the run. Chittagong Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Md Rezaul Karim passed the verdict, said Jesmin Akhter, special public prosecutor (PP) of the tribunal. According to the verdict, the victim visited Rahim's family on March 24, 1999 as their families had a good relationship. Rahim then took the victim to...

Four burnt to death in sleep

Four burnt to death in sleep

Hasna Begum and her three young daughters went to sleep on Monday night, after celebrating the Eid. Little did they know they would wake up no more. After midnight, miscreants set fire to their house at Dakkhin Sohagpara village in Tangail, burning them alive. The victims are Hasna, 35, Monira Akter, 14, Meem Akter, 10,...

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever study

First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever study

Death is a depressingly inevitable consequence of life, but now scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel, reports The Telegraph. The largest ever medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences has discovered that some awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down completely. It is a...

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...

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