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Six killed in Ctg road accident

Six persons were killed when a speeding bus rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Naya Khaler Mukh area of Satkania upzila in Chittagong yesterday evening. Khaled Hossain, officer-in-charge of Satkania Police Station, said the accident took place when a Chittagong-bound bus from Cox's Bazar collided with the CNG-run auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction at Naya Khal area around 6:00pm. All five passengers of the auto-rickshaw as well as its driver were killed in the accident. Five of them died on the...

Journalist Zaglul Chy

Tk 2 lakh bounty for driver, helper of killer bus

Road transport and bridges ministry has announced a Tk 2 lakh award for providing it with correct information about the bus and its driver and helper responsible for the death of senior journalist Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury. The announcement, made in a press release issued by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) yesterday, mentioned 5:00pm of December 22 as the deadline for sending information. Zaglul fell on a road near Sonargaon intersection at Karwan Bazar on November 29 while trying to get off...

Jessore road accident sparks rowdy protest

Jessore road accident sparks rowdy protest

Four people, including a student of Jessore University of Science & Technology, were killed as a truck rammed a human hauler carrying them on Jessore-Chougachha road at Abdulpur in sadar upazila yesterday morning. Protesting the accident, the students of the university set the truck on fire and blocked the road for around six hours. The...

Bus Collision in Rajshahi

3 college girls killed

"Lucky" was the name of the college bus some 60 female students boarded, hoping to go home. But the journey the students of Rajshahi Government College (RGC) took was anything but lucky. Three of them were killed and around 50 more injured as a passenger bus rammed theirs at Katakhali on the outskirts of Rajshahi city yesterday. The dead are Sharmin Akhtar, final year student of Management; Mahbuba Haque Tania, 1st year student of Social Work; and Beauty Khatun, 4th year...

Truck kills mother in front of 7-yr-old son

Right in front of her seven-year-old boy, a woman was crushed under the wheels of a truck in Satkhira town yesterday morning. The horrific accident left the boy, Shuvo Karim, speechless. He only gazed at people in blank astonishment.          The dead, Ruma Sarker, 45, is the wife of Golam Rosul of Itagachha Bazar in the district town. Rosul said he along with his wife was taking Shuvo, a class-two student of Asmani Shishu Niketon in the town, to a coaching centre...


Anarchy on the roads

NOT a single day passes without news of deaths of pedestrians under the wheels of wayward vehicles or people killed due to head on collision between two buses. In a matter of 48 hours not only was a renowned journalist killed after being hit, while alighting, by the very bus he was traveling in, but two students in different parts of the country also became victims of reckless drivers who couldn't care less about the safety of others. The police...

Punish reckless drivers to set an example

DESPITE the road safety awareness campaigns that are being conducted, the traffic situation in the capital is worsening. Hardly any day goes by when there is no severe road mishap in the capital. This situation is mainly due to reckless drivers, especially bus drivers, most of whom are unlicensed and have little to no knowledge about traffic rules and road safety. Sometimes the authority conducts drive against unlicensed drivers and drivers with fake driving licenses. However, these drives last for...

Truck crashes into house

A teacher was killed and five students were injured when a lorry crashed into the roadside room he rented at Koromza village in Santhia upazila of the district yesterday. The deceased, Nazrul Islam, 30, of village Dhopadah, was a teacher of Dhopadah Dakhil Madrasa. He was giving tuition to eight students in the room around 5:00pm when a Baghabari-bound tank lorry rammed into the study room. The incident left Nazrul dead on the spot. The police rescued five injured from the scene....

Road crashes kill 5

Five people were killed in road accidents in Bhola, Jessore, Brahmanbaria, Sirajganj and Thakurgaon on Friday and yesterday. Our Bhola correspondent reports, motorcyclist Foyej Sikder, 21, was killed as his bike hit a roadside tree near Mirza Bazar in Borhanuddin upazila yesterday. Our Benapole correspondent reports, Rejoana Khatun, 5, daughter of Jabber Morol, died as a human hauler hit her in front of her Goga Bazar residence in Sharsha upazila of Jessore yesterday. Our Brahmanbaria correspondent reports, Delwar Hossain Ripon Mia, 36,...


Punishment for fatal reckless driving

WE felicitate the High Court for reinstating the seven-year imprisonment term for reckless driving by striking out the nearly three-decade old amendments to the CrPC and the Penal Code. Those amendments had commuted the maximum punishment from seven to three years during Ershad era. Thus, the raising of the jail term from 3 to 7 years is an improvement from a retrograde measure but it does not go far enough. And as if to emphasise the point the court itself...

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