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Dhaka-Chittagong Highway

Deal signed for Padma river training work

The government last night signed a Tk 8,708-crore river training deal for the Padma Bridge with Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, which has delayed the Dhaka-Chittagong highway expansion by its sluggish job in the last four years. The Chinese firm will deal with checking erosion, maintaining navigability and dredging more than 11-kilometre area in the river near Jazira and three-km area at Mawa under a four-year agreement. Project Director Shafiqul Islam and Deputy Chief Engineer of Sinohydro Lyu Liushel signed the agreement at...

Rail minister ties the knot, finally

Rail minister ties the knot, finally

The 67-year-old railway minister this afternoon finally married 29-year-old Honufa Akhter Rikta at a colourful wedding party in Chandina upazila of Comilla. Md Mujibul Haque signed the kabin nama (marriage document) around 3:00pm paying Tk 5,00,001 as denmohor, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Accompanied by over 700 people, the minister arrived in his father-in-law’s house...

Road crashes kill 8 in 3 districts

Road crashes kill 8 in 3 districts

At least eight people including two women and a child were killed and 15 others injured in separate road accidents in three districts on Friday. In Tangail Sadar, five people were killed, including a woman and a child, and 13 others injured when a bus and a truck collided head-on at Gharinda on the...

Road crashes kill 14 in three districts

Road crashes kill 14 in three districts

At least 14 people, including five women and a minor, were killed and 43 injured in separate road crashes in Comilla, Natore and Feni today. In Comilla, seven people were killed and 30 others injured as a Dhaka-bound truck collided with Chittagong-bound Sikdar Paribahan bus from Rangpur on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Miabazar in...

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

20-km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

An accident on the road early today caused a long tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla since this morning. Holidaymakers were seen in distress stuck in the 20-kilometre tailback stretching from Chandina area to Comilla cantonment until last reported around 5:00pm. Earlier today, a Chittagong-bound Eagle Paribahan bus collided head on with two covered...

Manikganj cylinder blast toll rises to 6

Manikganj cylinder blast toll rises to 6

Five people, who received burn injuries in a cylinder explosion at a CNG filling station in Manikganj, died at two separate hospitals in Dhaka today, raising the death toll to six. With over 85 percent burn injuries, four of them succumbed at Dhaka Medical College Hospital while another at Enam Medical College Hospital in...

50km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

50km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

An accident on the road early today has caused an immense tailback of 50 kilometres on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla. Holidaymakers were seen in profound distress and suffering on their journey home ahead of Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja, our local correspondent reports. Cattle traders were also seen stuck in the tailback that stretched from...

Chemicals-laden Covered Van

Blast kills driver

Blast kills driver

A driver of a covered van was killed and another injured as plastic drums filled with flammable chemicals exploded inside the vehicle near Matuail on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway yesterday. The dead was Mohammad Swapan, 26 and the injured was identified as Mohammad Rony, 23, brother of the deceased. “Some parts of the van flew and hit...

20km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

20km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

A road accident in Comilla has created a 20-kilometre long tailback on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, causing immense sufferings to the commuters. The length of highway from Comilla cantonment to Harikhola area of Chandina upazila was seen packed with snarling traffic, reports a correspondent from Comilla. The road jammed up after a truck turned turtle on...

Fire damages goods, machinery at Bashundhara mill

A devastating fire broke out at Bashundhara Paper Mills in Gazaria upazila of the district yesterday morning. Five Fire Service units from different fire stations rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after more than nine hours of frantic efforts. Thirteen workers were injured in the fire that broke out at around 9:00am at the mill in Anarpura area beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway. Deputy Assistant Director of Fire Service Mamtaj Uddin said that the fire men tamed the blaze but different products...

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