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    Workers block Rangpur highway against extortion

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on February 02, 2021

    The goods-carrying vehicle workers in Rangpur on Monday blocked the Rangpur-Kurigram national highway for around three hours protesting against systematic extortion and the filing of...

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    Deepening fog increases travellers’ woes

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on January 26, 2021

    Dense fog since early Monday morning led to several pile-ups and tailbacks on highways, caused the suspension of ferry services on river routes for up...

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    Enforcement failure leaves highways to accident risks

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 26, 2021

    HIGHWAYS remain accident prone as existing laws and government directives remain unimplemented for years. In 2020, according to the Road Safety Foundation, at least 5,431...

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    Highway accidents rampant as laws, directives ignored in Bangladesh

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:00pm on January 24, 2021

    Frequent fatal accidents on the country’s national highways continue to take place following gross violation of existing laws and different directives given by the prime...

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    2-year jail for road encroachment, Bangladesh approves draft bill

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on December 28, 2020

    The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft Highways Bill, 2020 proposing maximum two-year jail and a fine of Tk five lakh for encroachment...

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    Flood damages 6,600km road

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:09am on August 25, 2020

    Ongoing flood has damaged several thousand kilometre long highways and roads in at least 28 districts while the authorities concerned have put forward a demand...

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    Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in ‘City of Dead’

    Agence France-Press . Egypt | Updated at 10:15pm on August 10, 2020

    Egyptian mother-of-three Menna said she was caught off guard when a bulldozer clearing space for a controversial highway flattened much of a mausoleum that doubled...

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    Ineffective moves, insufficient allocations blamed

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:31am on July 25, 2020

    Sufferings of people and wastage of public money continue as ineffective government initiatives and insufficient budget allocations are creating backlogs in the maintenance of major...

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    19pc highways, roads in poor to very bad condition: RHD survey

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:04pm on July 08, 2020

    About 19 per cent national and regional highways and district-level roads in the country are in poor to very bad conditions, shows a survey report....

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    Islamic State executes 11 on Syria desert highway

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 10:48pm on May 19, 2020

    Islamic State group gunmen executed 11 people, all but one of them pro-regime fighters, in two attacks on a desert highway in eastern Syria, a...