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Two killed in Noakhali, Cumilla road accidents

Two persons including a college student were killed in separate road accidents in Noakhali and Cumilla districts today. In Noakhali, college student Naeem, 18, son of M Manik of Iarpur village in Senbag upazila, died on the spot as a BRTC bus hit his motorbike near Choudhury Filling station in Tin Pukuria area of the upazila at around 9am, said ... Read More »

3 killed in Thakurgaon road crash

A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured  today morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver Abul Kalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid and Quamruzzaman of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila around 10am. A Panchagarh-bound bus hit the Thakurgaon-bound ... Read More »

3 killed in Mymensingh road accident

Three people were killed as a lorry hit a truck on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Bhaluka upazila here early today. The deceased were identified as Taijul Islam, 30, the lorry driver, its helper Bablu Mia, 22, and fish trader Taher Uddin, 47, all hailed from Netrakona’s Mohanganj upazila, said sub-inspector (SI) Abdus Salam, in-charge of Bhoradoba Highway Police Outpost in ... Read More »

Belt, Road move ‘brings new opportunities for BD, others’

Kunming (Yunnan), June 9 (UNB) – China has said its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has brought new opportunities for Bangladesh and other countries in South and Southeast Asia. “We’re making every effort to speed up and make the region a pivot of China’s opening up to South and Southeast Asia,” says Tian Huqing, Deputy Director of the Information Office ... Read More »

1552 killed in BD road crashes in 4 months: Citizens’ watch

Dhaka, May 11 – At least 1,552 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh between January and April this year. As many as 1,495 accidents on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads left 3,039 others injured, said the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, on Saturday. The victims included 195 women and ... Read More »

Oman plans Saudi road link through world’s largest desert

Oman is preparing to open a new road that will cut journey times to Saudi Arabia in half by passing through the world’s largest desert. The implementation support and follow-up unit of government diversification programme Tanfeedh is spearheading the project as part of 16 initiatives in the logistics sector. It will cut the current quickest route between Oman and Saudi ... Read More »

New bridges to ease traffic flow near Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has said it will open three new bridges on Friday to reduce congestion near the city’s main airport. The authority said the Airport Street openings on April 27 would ease traffic flow. The first two-lane bridge will serve traffic from Nad Al Hamar Street to the Airport Street, easing congestion “resulting from the overlapping ... Read More »

Google Maps’ bubbles to show upcoming turns

Google Maps v9, which has been in Google Play for a while, has had the ability to show heads-up bubbles announcing upcoming turns and street or exit names while in navigation mode. The feature was previously only available to a lucky few but is now much more widely available. Read More »