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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...

AL men threaten to kill journo

Some ruling Awami League leaders of Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat have threatened to kill a local journalist for reporting their misappropriation of a Tk 50,000 cheque issued from the Prime Minister's relief fund for a victim of violence. In this connection, the journalist, Sumon Chowdhury, 38, Panchbibi upazila correspondent of the Bangla daily Bhorer Kagoj, filed two separate general diaries (GDs) with Panchbibi Police Station on Thursday and Friday. In the GDs, he said Panchbibi upazila AL General Secretary and its...

Saudi blaze kills 2 Bangladeshis

Saudi blaze kills 2 Bangladeshis

Civil Defense teams engage in fire extinguishing and rescue operations following a fire at a residential building in Jeddah’s Jamia district on Friday. The photo is taken from Saudi Gazette news website. Two Bangladeshis were killed and six others injured in a fire that swept through a three-story residential building in Jamea district of...

Militants kill 22 people in Pakistan

Militants kill 22 people in Pakistan

At least 22 people were killed in Pakistan on Tuesday when a bomb exploded near a bus carrying Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims to the city of Quetta, local officials said

Suspect in AL worker murder killed in Khulna 'gunfight'

A man suspected in the murder of an Awami League activist was killed in a "gunfight" between his cohorts and police personnel in Dumuria upazila of Khulna early today.  The "gunfight" took place nearly four hours after the killing of Shahidul Islam, an AL man, reports a Khulna correspondent. A group of criminals stabbed dead Islam at a bazaar in the upazila around 11:00pm last night, Shah Awlad Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Dumuria Police Station, told The Daily Star. Immediately after the...

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