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Over 100 shops gutted in fire

Tangail Correspondent Over 100 shops of Kortia Bazar under Tangail sadar upazila have been gutted in a fire. The fire broke out around 9.00am on Tuesday.  The shop owners claimed that clothes worth Tk one crore has been damaged in the fire. Tangail Fire Service and Civil Defence Station master Md Kofil Uddin said on information five units of fire ... Read More »

Policeman killed as bus runs over him in Savar

Savar Correspondent A police official was killed as a passenger bus ran over him on Dhaka-Aricha highway near Salehpur of Savar upazila on the outskirts of the capital at midnight on Monday.   The deceased was identified as Abdus Sabur, assistant sub-inspector of Savar Model Police Station, hailing from Dhamrai area of Dhaka district.   Kamrul Hossain, Bhakurta camp in-charge ... Read More »

Last astronaut to walk on moon dies at 82

International Desk Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon – an experience that he said made him “belong to the universe,” died on Monday at the age of 82, the U.S. space agency said.   Cernan, who was also the second man to walk in space, died surrounded by his family, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ... Read More »

Former Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin dies Former Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin has died (Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un).   He died while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital on Tuesday morning.   Deputy Attorney General Masud Hasan Chowdhury confirmed his death to   MM Ruhul Amin performed his duties as the Chief Justice from June 1, 2008 to December 22, 2009. He ... Read More »

Istanbul nightclub massacre gunman ‘arrested’

International Desk The man suspected of carrying out the New Year’s Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media. Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have opened fire at Reina nightclub, killing 39 and wounding 69 others. According to local TV, the Uzbek national was arrested after a raid on a home in the Istanbul’s Esenyurt ... Read More »