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Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

At least 15 people were killed and nine injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Jhenidah, Munshiganj and Narayanganj districts today. In Mymensingh, five people including two women were killed as a passenger bus collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the Sadar upazila this evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known...

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...

‘Arsonist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab at Kansat

‘Arsonist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab at Kansat

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed to have killed an “arsonist” in a “gunfight” at Kansat of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj early today. BNP claims the victim as its own 48-hour shutdown called from Sunday The victim was Matiur Rahman, 35, son of Unsar Ali from Shibganj, our local correspondent reports quoting Maj Kamruzzaman, Rab-5 camp commander...

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

A local leader of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was killed and another person hacked and shot in separate incidents of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The deceased was identified as Morshed Alam Parvez, 24, secretary of JCD ward no 3 in Sonaimuri union and son of...

Fire kills 8 in India

Fire kills 8 in India

Police say a fire in a timber shop has burned to death eight people on the outskirts of Mumbai, India's financial capital. Police officer Ramesh Patil says the victims were workers sleeping in the shop in Bhiwandi area in western Maharashtra state. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which broke out early Saturday. The...

Wild elephants trample 3 in Satkania

Wild elephants trample 3 in Satkania

A herd of wild elephants trampled at least three people today during a daylong face-off with villagers in Keochia union of Satkania upazila in Chittagong. The dead were identified as Mahbubul Alam Talukder, 45, son of Abul Hossain Talukder, Md Shakil, 13, son of Md Forkan, and Md Shahadat, 30, son of Amir Hosain. Khaled...

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Hartals (shutdown) were sponsored in Rajshahi and Rangpur cities today under separate causes. Both hartals were underway peacefully last reported. Rajshahi University unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) called the hartal in city demanding prompt identification and arrest of the "real" killers of slain teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam. Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) mayor and...

Malaysian officers charged with Bangladeshi murder

Malaysian officers charged with Bangladeshi murder

A Malaysian court today charged two local immigration officers with murdering a Bangladeshi detainee last month. Md Aminnudin Yasin and Zuhairul Effendy Zualkafli, immigration officers at Kangar in a provincial capital Perlis, allegedly killed Abu Bakar Siddiqe, 45, in custody, reports Malaysian state news agency Bernama. Surprisingly, the officials at Bangladesh high commission in Kuala...

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

Abducted Jubo League man’s body found in Munshiganj

The dilapidated and tied up body of a local Jubo League leader who was abducted on Thursday was found from Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj today. The body of Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, 32, cultural secretary of Louhajang upazila Jubo League, youth wing of ruling Awami League, was found with the tendons of hands and legs severed and tied up, police said. He was abducted from Kazir Pagla Kader road in the upazila yesterday (Thursday) morning, our Munshiganj correspondent reports quoting Tofazzal Hossain, the officer-in-charge of Louhajang Police Station. “We found Rafiq’s sandals and three masks, used by the abductors, from the area yesterday evening. There was blood on the spot,” the police official...

AL man gunned down

AL man gunned down

A local leader of Swecchashebok League, a volunteer wing of the ruling Awami League, was shot dead by miscreants in Shyampur of Dhaka this evening. The deceased was identified as Merajul Islam Lalu, 35, the president of Shyampur union unit Swecchashebok League, Abdus Salam, officer-in-charge of Kadamtoli Police Station told The Daily Star. Two unidentified...

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