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3 die under trains in Dhaka, Tongi

3 die under trains in Dhaka, Tongi

Three people died under the wheels of separate trains in Dhaka’s Kuril Biswaroad area and Tongi today on the last day of the Biswa Ijtema. Only one of the deceased could be primarily identified as Harun, 40. He was on his way to attend the Akheri Munazat of Ijtema, police said. Two persons were crushed...

Barisal ex-mayor Hiron passes away

Barisal ex-mayor Hiron passes away

Awami League MP from Barisal-5 constituency Shawkat Hossain Hiron died at Apollo Hospitals in the capital this morning. He was 58. Hiron, also a former mayor of Barisal City Corporation, breathed his last around 7:00am, hospital sources told The Daily Star Online. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital since Thursday, the sources said. The Parliament today unanimously passed an obituary motion on his death. His first His first namaz-e-janaza will be held at Jatiya Snagsad Bhaban premises around 4:00pm. The lawmaker suffered a stroke on March 22, said Talukdar Md Yunus, lawmaker from Barisal-2 constituency, who is now accompanying the body. Hiron was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 24, a...

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin passes away

Language movement veteran Sayeed Uddin Ahmed passed away due to old age complexity at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) early today. He was 84. He breathed his last around 3:00am six days after he had been admitted at Incentive Care Unit (ICU) at RMCH, Robi Uddin Ahmed Shahin, a son of the language hero, told The Daily Star. Ahmed was one of the founder members of first Shaheed Minar established on New Hostel premises in Rajshahi Government College in 1952, claimed Ruhul Amin Pramanik, president of Rajshahi Writers' Association, reports our Rajshahi correspondent. He left behind his three sons, one daughter and innumerable fans and well-wishers to mourn his death. He will...

Pregnancy fat 'may alter baby brain'

Pregnancy fat 'may alter baby brain'

A high-fat diet during pregnancy has the potential to alter a baby's developing brain and increase its chances of obesity later in life, animal studies suggest. The team at Yale School of Medicine, in the US, showed diet could change the structure of mice brains.

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