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10 burnt in Savar petrol bomb attack

10 burnt in Savar petrol bomb attack

At least 10 people were burnt as unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a long-route bus on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka this evening. Two of the injured Ismail Hosen, 40, and Hasmot Ali, 27, hailed from Faridpur -- critically burnt -- were under treatment along with rest...

Contraband drugs worth Tk 25 lakh seized

Rapid Action Battalion members seized huge cache of contraband drugs worth Tk 25 lakh from Savar and arrested two people in this connection last night. The arrestees are Tarek Hossain Mintu and Habibur Rahman, said Maksudul Alam, assistant director of Rab's Legal and Media Wing, at a press briefing today. Rab-4 men recovered the drugs from a Dhaka-bound covered van from Jessore at Baish bus stand in Savar while they were conducting a search operation on the Dhaka-Aricha highway around 11:30pm...

5 Ijtema devotees killed in Dhamrai crash

5 Ijtema devotees killed in Dhamrai crash

At least five people including four Ijtema devotees were killed and five others were injured when a bus and a private car made a head-on collision on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Dhamrai, on the outskirts of the capital, today. The deceased were identified Rahis Uddin, 36, Nasir Uddin, 40, Nazim Uddin, 40, Abdur Rahim, 40, and the private car driver Rezuan Rahman, 30, said Mohammad Rasel Sheikh, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) in Savar Circle. All the deceased were in the private car which was on its way to Tongi from Jessore to attend the inaugural day of Biswa Ijtema, the ASP also said. “A bus of Shuvojatra Paribahan rammed the private car...

3 killed in Dhamrai road crash

3 killed in Dhamrai road crash

Three people were killed and 10 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Dhamrai, on the outskirts of the capital, this morning. All the deceased -- Sirajul Islam, 38, Kawsar Ahmed, 28, and Bishwajit 25 -- were passengers of the bus, reports our Savar correspondent quoting...

Turning journey to their sweet home bitter

Turning journey to their sweet home bitter

Unfit and old buses plying Dhaka-Aricha highway often go out of order on the way, much to the sufferings of passengers heading for south and south-western districts. During the last couple of days, this correspondent found quite a few of such buses stranded beside the highway while the passengers including women and children waiting...

Dhaka-Aricha Highway

Garbage dumping killing trees

Garbage dumping killing trees

Trees beside Dhaka-Aricha highway, from Savar to Dhamrai, outside the capital, are dying as Savar municipality is dumping garbage next to the trees for not having any designated dumping ground. From Nabinagar to Aminbazar, The Daily Star correspondent found 18 garbage mounds, each covering 200 yards, around half a kilometre apart within a distance...

BCL men 'seize' three buses

At least 13 activists of Jahangirnagar University (JU) Chhatra League were held by police yesterday allegedly for seizing three buses of Hanif Enterprise Ltd on Dhaka-Aricha Highway and trying to extort money from the staff.    JU BCL sources, however, said some BCL activists led by deputy sports secretary of the student body Abdur Rahim Jewel stopped the highway buses around 4:30pm to demand compensation for a Hanif bus striking a private car of Jewel's relative on Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in...

JU student killed in road crash

Hundreds of Jahangirnagar University (JU) students blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway and torched two buses yesterday afternoon after a pickup van crushed a student to death in front of the university at Savar. The deceased was identified as Fatema Khatun, 22, daughter of Afsar Ali and resident of Sholabaria in Sathiya, Pabna. She was a third year student of the Anthropology Department. Fatema was waiting for a bus by the highway when the pickup van driver lost control over its steering and...

JU female student killed in road crash

JU female student killed in road crash

Hundreds of Jahangirnagar University students blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway and torched two buses protesting death of a female fellow, who was killed by a pickup van in front of the university main gate at Savar this afternoon. The deceased, Fatema Khatun, 22, a third year student of Anthropology department was waiting for Dhaka-bound bus near to the JU gate beside the highway with two others when the pickup van driver lost control over the steering around 4:45pm, reports our JU correspondent. JU proctor Tapan Kumar Shaha confirmed the incident. Hailing from Sathia upazila of Pabna and a resident student of Pritilata Hall, Fatema died on the spot while two others have been...

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

A year into the deadliest factory collapse, garment workers and relatives of Rana Plaza victims blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar for four hours today demanding capital punishment to the building owner, Sohel Rana. Meanwhile, workers of different garments and members of various workers’ organisations have thronged Rana Plaza site since 5:00am and placed...

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