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Drive against unfit vehicles from Nov 10

Drive against unfit vehicles from Nov 10

The government will start a countrywide drive against unfit vehicles from November 10. The mobile courts will take action against the vehicles having no valid documents, Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today. He was talking to reporters after emerging from a meeting with the officials of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) at...

5 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi bus crash

5 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi bus crash

Five Bangladeshi workers were killed and two others injured in a road accident in Saudi Arabia's Makkah yesterday. The dead are identified as Faridul Alam, 45, Md Alam, 36, Ayub, 30, Mansur Alam, 30, and Najir Hossain, 35, said officials of the Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah. All of them hailed from Cox's Bazar's Eidgah...

Editorial

Natore highway tragedy

RECKLESS driving coupled with disregard for traffic rules on highways has again taken its deadly toll as a Rajshahi-bound bus from Dhaka crashed into another bus coming from the opposite direction near Natore killing 33 passengers. The bus from Dhaka turned to the wrong side of the road while overtaking a truck causing the accident.  An account of the accident from a passenger traveling in one of the buses provides yet another narrative of the tragedy: a third bus...

Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan

Form PM-led committee to address road safety: Ilias Kanchan

Film star and Nirapad Sarak Chai Chairman Ilias Kanchan urged the government to form a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for ensuring road safety across the country. The committee will coordinate among the activities taken by different concerned ministries to this end, Kanchan said. He came up with the demands at a...

Reckless driving caused deadly Natore crash

Reckless driving caused deadly Natore crash

Reckless driving and overtaking were the main cause of the Natore crash that claimed 36 lives in one of the country's deadliest crashes in recent history, as reported by the probe panel. The probe report found both bus companies guilty of having no certificate and route permit to ply their vehicles on the highways,...

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

Road crashes kill 6 in 3 dists

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured in two separate road accidents on Dhaka-Tangail and Dhaka-Chittagong highways today. Among the deceased, four people including three children were killed and two injured as a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj around 12:25pm. The deceased Kajoli Akhtar, 45, her daughters...

19 Natore road crash victims buried

19 Natore road crash victims buried

Nineteen people, out of 33 who were killed in a road accident in Natore yesterday, were buried in Gurudaspur and Baraigram upazilas of Natore this morning. Of them, 12 victims including six siblings hailed from a village, Sidhuli, in Gurudaspur upazila, report our Pabna and Natore correspondents from the spot. After their namaz-e-janaza at Sidhuli...

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...

4 die in Noakhali road crash

4 die in Noakhali road crash

At least four people including two Jubo League activists were killed and two injured when a bus crashed into a CNG-driven auto-rickshaw in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali late last night. The incident took place on the Sonaimuri-Chatkhil road in Junaidpur area around 11:00pm, our Noakhali correspondent reports quoting Ashraful Alam, officer-in-charge of Sonaimuri Police...

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...

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