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Dhaka-Aricha Highway

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...

3 firearms, 4 crude bombs recovered in Dhamrai

Police in a drive recovered three firearms and four crude bombs from a pick-up van on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Bathuli in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district early Friday. Mohamamd Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of highway police, said noticing suspicious movement of a pick-up van, a team of police challenged the vehicle in Noyadingi area at about 3:00am. Later, police caught the pick-up van at Bathuli and recovered a pipe gun, two pistols, eight rounds of bullet, two sharp weapons and four...

Dhaka-Aricha Highway

No battery-run rickshaws now

Illegal battery-run auto-rickshaws have stopped plying the busy Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar area after Communications Minister Obaidul Quader intervened a week ago . Quader, who was visiting Savar, observed that a huge number auto-rickshaws running on the highway caused traffic jam there. The minister expressed his anger at the local administration and immediately ordered them to stop the vehicles from plying the highway. “These vehicles can run on link roads but not on the highway, I do not want to see...

50 hurt in Savar bus-truck collision

50 hurt in Savar bus-truck collision

At least 50 people, including some Dhaka University students, were injured as a picnic bus collided head on with a truck at Ashulia on Dhaka-Aricha highway on Friday morning. The Mankganj-bound double-decker bus collided head-on with the goods-laden truck around 11 am, leaving 50 picnickers injured, said Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station. Among...

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