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Dhaka-Chittagong Highway

7 killed in road crash

Seven people, including two children, were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Noabazar of Chauddagram yesterday. The fatal accident occurred when a Dhaka-bound bus of Unique Paribahan collided head on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 6:25pm.  All the seven people of the auto-rickshaw died on the spot while 10 passengers of the bus received injuries from the crash, said Md Rezaul Karim, superintendent of highway police. The dead are Rosina Akhter, 45 and...

7 die as bus hits 3-wheeler in Comilla

7 die as bus hits 3-wheeler in Comilla

At least seven people including two children were killed as a bus rammed a CNG-run three-wheeler on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chauddagram upazila of Comilla this evening. The accident took place in Noahbazar area around 6:00pm, said Uttam Chakrabarty, officer-in-charge of the Chauddagram Police Station. A Dhaka-bound bus of Unique Paribahan hit the auto-rickshaw from...

3 burnt, 2 hurt in Ctg, Feni arson

3 burnt, 2 hurt in Ctg, Feni arson

Two passengers and a helper of a truck were burnt and two drivers injured in separate firebomb attacks on four vehicles in Chittagong and Feni on Sunday. A passenger Hossain Mia, 48, was critically burnt and drivers of two covered vans were injured when unidentified miscreants hurled petrol bombs and crude bombs at the...

Books not spared

Books not spared

Now the books of schoolchildren have become the target for alleged blockaders. A truck carrying around 38,000 books of pre-primary students came under a bomb attack on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj yesterday that left almost all the books damaged. Truck helper Shahidul Islam, 38, of Poba upazila in Rajshahi died of...

Tender floated to build 3 bridges

The government yesterday floated an international tender for building three four-lane bridges alongside the existing two-lane bridges of Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The old bridges, which are not in good shape, would also be rehabilitated, according to the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) officials. Approximately Tk 8,400 crore would be spent on the project. Of the amount, Japan would provide around Tk 6,400 crore as soft loan while the government would bear the rest, they said. The construction...

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

Bangladesh gets Google Street View

The streets and sites of Capital Dhaka & Port City Chittagong are now open for anyone to roam virtually – thanks to Google Street View. Google Street View, a free map-based service from Google that provides panoramic views from streets and sites, is widely popular amongst the travels and tech enthusiast worldwide. A good portion...

  

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

A local leader of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was killed and another person hacked and shot in separate incidents of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The deceased was identified as Morshed Alam Parvez, 24, secretary of JCD ward no 3 in Sonaimuri union and son of...

Man killed in Ctg petrol bomb attack

Man killed in Ctg petrol bomb attack

A man was killed and two others were injured when alleged blockaders hurled a petrol bomb on a truck carrying them on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong last night. The victim was identified as Enam Hossain, 33, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Police said miscreants hurled a petrol bomb on a Chittagong-bound cement-laden truck...

Dense fog disrupts ferry services

Dense fog disrupts ferry services

Ferry services on the Shimulia-Kawarakandi and Daulatdia-Paturia routes in the Padma River were disrupted for over six-hours due to dense fog today. Ferry services between Shimulia-Kawarakandi resumed this morning after more than six hours of disruption, Sirajul Haque, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Shimulia terminal told our Munshiganj correspondent around...

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked

Travellers on Dhaka-Chittagong highway were stranded for five hours yesterday after transport workers blocked the road protesting pro-ruling party men's extortion from buses and attack on the workers. Buses were parked blocking the highway at several places in Comilla around noon, creating a 20km-long tailback on the country's busiest highway. “I boarded a bus from Shashongasa Bus Terminal with my ailing father to visit a doctor in Dhaka and we were stuck at Alekhachar for hours. The bus had to return...

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