• Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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BITTER TRUTH

Safe roads or highway to death

MOST roads in Bangladesh have evolved rather than designed and purpose-built; consequently hazards are mounting. It has been revealed through a study of the ARI (Accident Research Institute) at Buet that out of the colossal number of accidents taking place on the national highways in the country, 35 per cent of these takes place in four per cent area of the national highway. It was learnt that 209 most accident-prone spots were identified on our national highways by the...

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked, filling station torched

Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked, filling station torched

Thousands of agitated locals and supporters of Narayanganj city councillor Nazrul Islam, whose body was recovered from Shitalakhhya River today, blasted into protest. The protesters were demonstrating by blocking the Dhaka-Chittagong highway and the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road, set fire to a filling station in Mouchak area, reports our Narayanganj correspondent.   As the news of Nazrul's...

Pabna Science, Technology University

Students lock academic bldgs, block highway

Students lock academic bldgs, block highway

Students of Pabna University of Science and Technology put the academic buildings under lock and key and blocked Dhaka-Pabna highway in Rajapur area yesterday, demanding immediate arrest of the attackers of a teacher. They also confined the vice chancellor for hours, said Dr Habibullah, student adviser of the university. On March 5, criminals equipped with...

Nasimans ordered off highways

Nasimans ordered off highways

The High Court today ordered the government to withdraw locally-made three wheelers -- nasiman, karimon and votvoti -- from highways in 10 districts within a week to reduce road accidents. The districts are: Jessore, Khulna, Jhenidah, Magura, Meherpur, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Narail, Kushtia and Chuadanga. In response to a writ petition, the court also issued a...

RMG workers block Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj

RMG workers block Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj

The apparel workers blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway for two hours demanding implementation of their new wage structure in Saturia upazila of Manikganj this morning.

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