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221 killed, 664 injured in Eid journey: Report


MNA National Desk: A total of 221 people were killed in 185 road accidents in 12 days of Eid journey, according to a survey report of a passenger welfare organization. Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad published at a press briefing held at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Parishad president Brig Gen (retd) Quamrul Islam while reading out the report informed that the accidents also left a total of 652 people injured and 375 paralyzed. Quamrul further said, “A total of 5.5 crore holidaymakers went home to celebrate the Eid festival. At least 221 people were killed in road accidents during ...

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At least 12, mostly from Awami League, killed in Election violece


MNA National Desk: At least 12 people, mostly activists of the Awami League, have been killed in violence during the 11th national election, which ended amid reports of clashes and attacks on Sunday. Several more are injured, but their total figure is yet to be confirmed. Few incidents are stated below: – 40-year-old Jubo League leader Liakat Hossain hacked to death outside a voting centre at Gazipur’s Harinal. – Jubo League leader Nur Nabi Henru hacked to death by attackers at Noakhali’s Begumganj. – 40-year-old Modasser Ali, an Awami League Leader, is beaten dead in violence at Pachandar Union at Rajshahi. ...

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‘Raped, killed because they are Rohingya’


MNA Exclusive Desk: “Where I come from, women and girls have been gang-raped, tortured and killed by the Myanmar army, for no other reason than for being a Rohingya,” said Sultana Razia, a lawyer who specialises in trauma, mass rape, and trafficking of Rohingya girls and women. She said her research showed that Myanmar troops raped well over 300 women and girls in 17 villages in Rakhine State since August last year. “With over 350 villages attacked and burned since August 2017, this number is likely only a fraction of the actual total number of women raped,” she said at ...

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More than 400 construction workers killed in 5 yrs: BILS

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MNA Editorial Desk: At least 456 construction workers were killed and 463 others sustained injuries during their respective works across the country in last five years till December 31 in 2016. M Yusuf Al Mamun, Information Coordinator of Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) disclosed this while presenting a paper titled ‘Professional Protection of Construction Workers and Social Security: Bangladesh Perspective’ at a journalists’ orientation workshop at BILS’ Dhanmondi office on Wednesday. Among the casualties, 85 workers were killed and 97 others injured in 2016, 61 killed and 119 other injured in 2015, while 102 were killed and 64 injured ...

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Man killed three of his siblings in Narsingdi


MNA National Desk: A young man stabbed three of his siblings to death while another was left injured in the attack in Sadar upazila of Narsingdi district on Tuesday night. The deceased are Yasin, 10 years old, Mariam, 7, and Mahia, 5, all are children of Abu Kalam Mia, a resident of the village of Purbapara in Alokbali. The local people said Rubel Mia, 20, also the son of Abu Kalam, strangulated three of his siblings to death at about 12:15am following a family dispute. Rubel also hacked another brother, Atiqur, who came to stop him from killing the siblings. ...

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Neo-JMB leader Marzan, Saddam killed in gunfight


MNA Editorial Desk: Neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) leader Nurul Islam Marzan, and Saddam Hossain, an accused murderer of several people including Japanese citizen Kunio Hoshi, have been killed in a gunfight with the police. The incident took place at Beribadh area of Mohammadpur around 3:00am. Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed the news to media. Police also recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets, a knife and a motorbike from the spot. “One is identified as Marzan and another is Saddam Hossain, an accused neo JMB member,” Monirul said. Nurul ...

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39 killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack


MNA International Desk: At least 39 people, many of them foreigners, at a nightclub packed with New Year’s revelers, were killed in Istanbul in a gun attack. Officials described this incident as a terrorist act. Police in Istanbul launched a manhunt on Sunday for a gunman who is being said to have committed this act of brutality and sheer violence. According to reports, the gunman shot his way into the Reina nightclub at around 1:15 a.m. (22:15 GMT), just over an hour into the New Year’s Eve, killing a police officer and a civilian as he entered before opening fire ...

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Journalist killed every 5 days: UNESCO


MNA Feature Desk: One journalist is being killed every five days as a result of their work, according to figures released in a UNESCO report coinciding with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. At least 827 journalists were killed between 2006 and 2015, 115 of which were killed last year, making 2015 the second deadliest year in journalism in the last decade, according to the report. According to UNESCO less than one in 10 of all deaths have been solved despite many countries named in the report showing a willingness to stop the murder of journalists. ...

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Five killed as storm hit Fairdpur

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MNA National Desk: Five people, including three workers of a jute mill, were killed and 50 others wounded in separate incidents as storm hit different areas of Sadar upazila in Faridpur on Sunday. Three workers of Zobaida-Karim Jute Mill killed and 50 others injured as the tin roof of a workers’ shed collapsed during storm at Bakhunda in sadar upazila around 1 pm. The dead were recognized as Hazrat Ali, 40-year-old, Akash, 22-year-old, Maloti and 25-year-old. Besides, two people were killed as tree collapsed on them during the storm here. The dead are Biren Biswas, 35-year-old, of Kehsabpur area and ...

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Bus crash killed 33 people in Nepal

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MNA International Desk: At least 33 people were killed and thirty-eight passengers were injured when a bus crash smashed the road and plunged down a hill in Nepal’s Kavrepalanchok district. Twenty-seven bodies have been recognized and search procedures have ended because rescuers think all the victims have been found. “Bodies are scattered all over the sloppy hill, so security personnel are having difficulties collecting bodies and rescuing the victims,” Deputy Chief District Officer Bhim Kanta Sharma said. “It is a narrow, gravel road. We are looking into the possibility of overcrowding of the bus being the cause of accident. We ...

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The tragedy of maternal filicide in Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: The tragedy of maternal filicide, or child murder by mothers, has occurred throughout the world and has become a topic of anxiety in Bangladesh at the recent time. From the past few years the country has been observing a sever tendency of killing children by their parents. Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent murdering their own child. The word filicide derives from the Latin words filius meaning ‘son’ or filia meaning daughter, and the suffix -cide meaning to kill, murder, or cause death. ‘A filicide’ may refer both to the parent who killed his or ...

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Blasts killed four at southern Thailand


MNA International Desk: A wave of coordinated blasts rattled multiple cities across southern Thailand, killed at least four people and injured dozens more. Among the wounded were 11 foreigners in the seaside resort town of Hua Hin. Among the four deceased – two in Hua Hin, one in the island gateway town of Surat Thani, and one in southern Trang, with many others injured. There were also blasts on the tourist island of Phuket. “This is not a terrorist attack. It is just local sabotage that is restricted to limited areas and provinces,” national police deputy spokesman Piyapan Pingmuang said ...

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BSF killed another Bangladeshi at Rowmari


MNA National Desk: Another Bangladeshi national killed by the members of Indian BSF (Border Security Force) at Roumari border point. The deceased was a cattle trader, recognized as Nurul Amin, 32-year-old, son of Moksed Ali Munshi, a resident of Khetar Char village of the upazila. Abdul Aziz, commander of Datbhanga border outpost, said a group of Bangladeshi cattle traders was trying to enter the Indian Territory through the border pillar no 1054 for bring cattle early in the morning. A patrol team of the BSF unlocked fire on the cattle traders and leaved Nurul dead on the spot. Earlier on ...

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Pakistan hospital blast killed 50 people


MNA International Desk: At least 50 people killed when a suicide blast ripped through a Pakistan hospital on Monday, as witnesses described tearful staff rushing towards the smoking blast site to help injured. As news agency reports, the explosion in the Balochistan provincial capital Quetta came as up to 200 people assembled at the Civil Hospital after the fatal shooting of a senior lawyer. The dead bodies dispersed everywhere and many wounded people crying. \Nurses and lawyers wept as medics from inside the hospital rushed out to help dozens of injured. Police and officials have said that the explosion seemed ...

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Three people killed at Seattle


MNA International Desk: Three people were killed and another wounded at the Mukilteo property, about 25 miles north of Seattle. State troopers dragged over and arrested the escaping 19-year-old suspect on an interstate more than 100 miles away. A shooter walked into a party ‘full of his friends’ in Mukilteo and fired around 20 bullets before he fled the scene just before 12.30am on Saturday. One of the victims is his ex-girlfriend. Police did not instantly release the name of the suspect, but a man named Allen Christopher Ivanov was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Saturday afternoon. Ivanov ...

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DMP disclosed identities of seven killed militants


MNA Editorial Desk: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has disclosed identities of seven out of nine militants who were killed in exchange of gunfire during a police raid in the city’s Kalyanpur early Tuesday. The DMP issued the identities of the seven militants, including previous three, on its Facebook page at 8:22pm on Wednesday evening. They are: 1) Abdullah, 23, a son of Md. Sohrab Ali of Nababganj in Dinajpur, 2) Abu Hakim Naim, 33, son of Nurul Islam of Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali, 3) Taj-ul-Haque Rashik, 25, son of Rabiul Haque of Dhaka’s Dhanmandi, 4) Akifuzzaman Khan, 24, son of ...

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Family recognized two of killed militants


MNA National Desk: Family members on Wednesday recognized two of the nine suspected militants killed in an operation by law enforcement agency at Kalyanpur on Tuesday. One of them was recognized as Jubayer Hossain, 20-year-old, son of Abdul Kaiyum and Ayera Begum and dweller of West Maizdi in Sudharam upazila of Noakhali district. Jubayer was a second-year honours student of Noakhali Government College. Police said that Jubayer had remained missing since May and he was enlisted on the missing list prepared by Rapid Action Battalion. Jubayer’s father recognized his son from the pictures of the killed militants posted by the ...

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Nine terrorists killed at Kalyanpur


MNA Editorial Desk: Nine terrorists have been killed in an operation of law enforcement agencies at Kalyanpur of Dhaka city. The law enforcers conducted an operation at the hideout of the terrorists, at a building named ‘Jahaz Building’ on the road 5 near the Kalyanpur Bus stand. Police confirmed that, nine terrorists were killed in the operation. The operation was conducted from 5:51am to 6:51am in the morning though the process started around 12am of last night. It was reported that, few members of the law enforcement agencies were injured during this operation. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Shahidul ...

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At least 80 killed as suicide bombers attacked in Kabul


MNA International Desk: At least 80 people were killed and 230 injured when suicide bombers attacked a large demonstration in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday. The protest was prearranged by ethnic Hazaras demanding that a major regional power line be rerouted through their needy home province. Most Hazaras are Shiite Muslims but most Afghans are Sunni. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement on its Amaq News Agency that two of its fighters exploded explosive belts. “Two fighters from Islamic State detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shiites ...

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Gunman killed nine people in Munich


MNA International Desk: A German-Iranian gunman, 18-year-old, acted alone open fired near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening and killed at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The third attack on citizens in Europe in hardly a week sent freaked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall as elite police launched a massive operation to track down what had primarily been thought to be up to three assailants. “The perpetrator was an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich,” police chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters. “The shooter had dual citizenship and no ...

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Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge


MNA International Desk: Three police officers have been shot dead and three others injured in Baton Rouge less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana city. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said three officers had died in what he described as an ambush-style deal. It was not directly clear whether there was a connection between the firings and the current unrest over the police killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. President Barack Obama called for national unity after the killing in Baton, and warned against using the lethal occurrence to ...

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Road accidents becoming common threat to life in Bangladesh


MNA Editorial Desk: Road accidents are becoming a more common tool of threat to life in Bangladesh. A total of 186 people were killed and 746 others were injured as some 127 incidents took place on road, rail and river ways across the country during the nine-day Eid holidays. Of them, 172 people died in road; 11 in waterway; and three in railway accidents in the country since July 1, said Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (BJKS) in its report. The BJKS road accident monitoring team says that 46 percent of motorcycles, 32 percent of buses, 18 percent of three-wheelers and ...

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Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265


MNA International Desk: Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265. At least 265 people including 104 army men were killed and 1563 were arrested through a night of violence across Turkey. The violence flashed when rudiments in the military staged an attempted coup. The majority of those killed were civilians and most of those arrested are soldiers. Turkey’s news agency meanwhile broadcast a recording of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaking earlier in the night, saying an uprising had been tried against the solidarity and unity of the country but that no power was above the national will. Erdogan in ...

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Babul Akter absent from office for 39 days


MNA Editorial Desk: SP Babul Akter has been absent from his office for the last 39 days. Nobody from his office is eager to explain why he is absent. Some officials of the police headquarters told to media that Babul has been absent from the police headquarters since the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu. Even, he has not submitted any application for leave. On the other hand, Babul’s father-in-law Mosharraf Hussain said that he knows nothing about this missing. A police officer said that Babul had been questioned for 15 hours by three DB police officers. He had ...

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27 killed as two trains crashed in Puglia


MNA International Desk: At least 27 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Tuesday as two trains crashed in a head-on crash in the southern Italian region of Puglia. The two trains hit on a spring of isolated track enclosed by olive trees around 11.30 a.m. between the towns of Ruvo di Puglia and Corato, around 25 miles from Bari. Massimo Mazzilli, the mayor of Corato, likened the destruction at the scene of the accident to a “plane crash.” “It’s a disaster, it’s as if a plane has crashed,” Mr. Mazzilli said on his Facebook page as he posted ...

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Three killed in Michigan courthouse shooting


MNA International Desk: Three people were killed in a Michigan courthouse shooting. A US inmate at Michigan courthouse shot and killed two court officers and wounded a sheriff’s deputy on Monday during a struggle to escape before responding officers returned fire and killed him, officials said. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said in a news conference that “At about 2:25 (pm), we had a disturbance on the third floor of the courthouse. A person has shot two bailiffs, they are both deceased.” Bailey later added that the shooter was a prisoner who took a gun from one of two bailiffs ...

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Government decided to ban Peace TV


MNA National Desk: The government of Bangladesh on Monday decided to ban Peace TV, which is run by Mumbai-based Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik. The cabinet committee on law and order chaired by Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu took the decision after two back-to-back attacks within July’s first week. The Bangladesh government has also said that it would monitor sermons delivered during the Friday prayers. The government would crack down on ‘provocative’ speeches. Mir Hossain Akhtar, president of Cable TV Operators Bangladesh (COB) said that cable TV operators in the nation wish to stop airing Zakir Naik’s Peace TV. “We ...

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