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Dhaka-Chittagong Highway

Editorial

Highways in a dire strait

PRESSURE has been mounting on the government to address the state of disrepair of many of the highways connecting different parts of the country. Reports have surfaced showing that as much as 50 kilometres of the Dhaka-Chittagong highway is very badly damaged, causing unbearable amounts of distress to commuters. The paltry state of the roads is a source of suffering for both the passengers, who are forced to sit through long tailbacks, and vehicles, which face the brunt of...

Failed company to get $0.78b Padma job

Chinese company Sinohydro Corporation, which has kept the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway Expansion project stalled for two years, may bag the Padma Bridge River Training Project by offering a questionably lower price. The Chinese company is supposed to be ineligible to take part in this massive tender as it is facing the World Bank's “early temporary suspension” for suspected wrongdoings. As per tender rule, the government is supposed to disqualify such a bidder. Sinohydro, Korean Hyundai and Belgian Jan De Nul submitted financial...

Quader slams Sinohydro

The communications minister now himself criticises the Chinese contractor firm responsible for the expansion of Dhaka-Chittagong highway for delaying the work. Alleging that the firm has breached the contract, Obaidul Quader yesterday said China's Sinohydro Corporation does not work during rainy season, hartals and blockades. “According to the contract, the firm is supposed to repair the existing road [as well]. But it is declining to do so,” Quader said while speaking at an opinion-exchange meeting at Sarak Bhaban in Chittagong on...

40km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

40km tailback on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Thousands of passengers have remained stuck in 40km tailbacks on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway since this afternoon due to heavy rush of traffic. A large number of vehicles were seen stranded on the highway stretching from Putia in Daudkandi upazila to Burirchang upazila of Comilla, reports a Comilla correspondent. The tailback has been created due to...

Arson, Vandalism Cases

Hearing on charge framing against SQ Chy deferred

A Chittagong court yesterday deferred till August 3 the hearing on charge framing in two cases filed for vandalism and arson on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in 2010 against condemned war criminal Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. The defence moved a petition requesting the court to relieve Salauddin from the charges, while the prosecution lodged a no-confidence petition against the charge sheets.   According to court sources, on November 7, 2010, a group of people vandalised and set fire to vehicles in Bansbaria and Salimpur...

3 killed in Comilla road crash

3 killed in Comilla road crash

Three people were killed and two injured as a covered van rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla Sadar upazila this morning. Two of the deceased were identified as Sharif Ahmed, 27, son of Abdus Sattar of Gopalpur village in Brahmanbaria; and Shagor, 35, a resident of Chittagong. Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Moynamati...

Another Abduction Allegation

Ex-Rab 11 chief asked for Tk 2cr?

Ex-Rab 11 chief asked for Tk 2cr?

Members of Rapid Action Battalion-11 picked up an Awami League activist in Narayanganj over three months ago and demanded Tk 2 crore from his family members for releasing him, alleged the victim's family members. Yesterday, the family members formed a human chain in front of the Siddhirganj Power Station in the port city demanding the law enforcers return him safe and sound. The allegation comes hot on the heels of the claims that some Rab-11 members were involved in the recent abduction and murder of seven people in Narayanganj. Introducing themselves as Rab members, some unidentified men picked up Mohammad Ismail, 42, from Painadi area near the Dhaka-Chittagong highway under Siddhirganj Police...

Yes, they are the culprits

Yes, they are the culprits

Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman, feared by locals as the crime lord of Narayanganj, yesterday claimed three of the accused in the case filed for the abduction and murder of panel mayor Nazrul Islam did commit the crimes. Addressing a rally at Sanarpar in Narayanganj by Dhaka-Chittagong highway, he categorically named Nur Hossain, Iqbal Hossain and Hasmat Ali Hashu, and said he is cent percent sure about their complicity.   Before the 2011 Narayanganj city corporation election, Nazrul was taken to the Rab-10 office as Iqbal made a Tk 1 crore deal to kill him, said the controversial politician. Claming that he got Nazrul freed the very day, Shamim added, “The man...

six bodies found at Shitalakhhya

six bodies found at Shitalakhhya

The bodies of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam and five others were recovered today from the Shitalakkhya river three days after seven people, including Nazrul, were kidnapped in broad daylight in Narayanganj. All the bodies were dumped into the river in a similar way. The murderers cut the victims’ bellies and then tied the...

Robber killed in gunfight with cops

An alleged robber was killed and four others, including two policemen, were injured in a gunfight between law enforces and a gang of robbers in Hasanpur area on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway under Daudkandi upazila of the district early yesterday. The identity of the dead aged around 40-years could not be known. Abdus Salam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Daudkandi Police Station, said a gang of six to seven robbers intercepted a Cox's Bazar-bound private car on the highway around 3:00am and opened fire...

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