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Front Pagearrow Khulna editor bombed to death by outlaws
Dainik Janmabhumi Editor Humayun Kabir Balu was killed and his elder son injured in a bomb attack yesterday apparently by a leftist extremist posing as a peanut vendor in southwestern Khulna City, police
 arrow Bangla Bhai men come back with abduction
Islamic militants tied to vigilante commander Bangla Bhai abducted two women and a child in Bagmara in the northwestern district of Rajshahi on Saturday morning in their latest violent activity that came
 arrow Mannan again files writ petition for army deployment
Abdul Mannan of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) and three other candidates for July 1 Dhaka-10 by-election yesterday filed a writ petition again with the High Court (HC) seeking a directive on the government
 arrow Ministers skirt deployment demand
Senior ministers in parliament yesterday skirted round the issue of security measures for the July 1 Dhaka-10 by-election when an opposition lawmaker demanded assurance from the government of army deployment
 arrow Pichchi Hannan sent to jail
Police yesterday showed 'Pichchi' Hannan as an arrestee in three cases of assault on law enforcers and illegal arms and drugs possession, while another operative of the dreaded criminal died from wounds
 arrow 6 steps suggested to curb crime
An inter-ministerial meeting yesterday suggested six steps 'to significantly reduce the crimes related to trafficking' in the wake of a possible US sanction if Dhaka fails to stop trafficking in women
 arrow Interest payment gobbles up 20pc of revenue spending
Interest payment on government borrowings lately has turned into a major burden on the economy, as it alone consumes around one-fifth of the revenue budget.
 arrow 13 journos killed in SW in 10 years
Thirteen journalists including four editors were killed in the last 10 years in the south-western region, a safe haven for underground operatives and criminals for decades.
 arrow PM, Hasina condole Balu's death
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina have expressed their shock at the death of Khulna Press Club President Humayun Kabir Balu in a bomb attack in Khulna yesterday.
 arrow Moulvibazar floods improve
Communications in Moulvibazar got back to normal yesterday as flash floods eased off and water levels of rivers receded, though not enough to significantly change the condition of nearly 1.
 arrow Car bomb blast kills 23 in Iraq
Shocked residents of this busy town south of Baghdad laboured yesterday to clear the wreckage left by a massive car bomb blast in a shopping district that killed 23 people and wounded 58, many of them
 arrow Child dies after vaccination in Khulna
A nine-month-old baby girl in Paikgachha upazila of Khulna district died Thursday morning after vaccination at a public immunisation camp.
 arrow Opposition terms budget impractical
The opposition lawmakers at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) yesterday rejected the proposed budget for the next fiscal year terming it impractical.
 arrow Indo-Pak talks off to a positive start
The first talks in three years between nuclear rivals Indian and Pakistan over disputed Kashmir got off to a "positive" start yesterday, officials from both sides said.
 arrow Balu's killers will be punished
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday said the killers of Humayun Kabir Balu, editor of Khulna-based daily Janmabhumi, would be arrested and punished.
 arrow Crisis-hit RMG exporters look to end hartal fallout
With a falling garment exports to the US and the major order placing season approaching for the first quota-free year, garment exporters are worrying about hartal that could further jeopardise the industry.
 arrow Transport strike begins in 16 N districts today
North Bengal Road Transport Owners and Workers Association enforces an indefinite transport strike in 16 northern districts from today to press home their demands.
 arrow Shujaat interim Pak PM
Pakistan's parliament will elect a new leader of the house tomorrow following prime minister Zafarullah Jamali's surprise resignation, officials said.
 arrow Bruised body of 6-year-old girl found in Mirpur
The body of an unidentified girl of about 6 was retrieved from a sack at West Shewrapara in Mirpur yesterday.
 arrow MR Akhtar Mukul laid to rest
Eminent journalist and freedom fighter MR Akhtar Mukul was laid to rest at the Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in capital's Mirpur yesterday.
 arrow German FM arrives on July 16
German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer will arrive on July 16 for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart M Morshed Khan.
 arrow Controversial RU recruits threaten VC for job confirmation
Controversially recruited employees of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday stormed the office of vice chancellor and threatened him with dire consequences if the authorities did not confirm their jobsimmediately.
 arrow Israel should talk about its nukes
Israel should start talking seriously about ridding the Middle East of nuclear weapons, whether it admits to having them or not, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said yesterday.
 arrow Dutch fourth time lucky
Captain Frank De Boer's delight in seeing the Netherlands finally overcome their penalty jitters to clinch a semi-final date with Portugal was tempered by the harsh realisation that his role in Euro 2004
 arrow BSF guns down one, wounds 2
The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead one Bangladeshi national and wounded two others in the frontier Haluaghat upazila Sunday night.
 arrow Govt mulls land transport police, new road fund
The government is considering formation of a 'land transport police' (LTP) force to ensure safety and security of the road traffic and creation of a fund to maintain the roads and bridges.
 arrow Abducted girl rescued in Munshiganj
Locals yesterday freed a 5-year-old girl from Sreenagar in Munshiganj and held her captors, seven hours after she was abducted from the capital's Shyampur area.
 arrow Burglars take away pistol, cash from OC's house
Burglars made away with a loaded pistol, cash and other valuables from the house of the officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station in Rajbari on Saturday.
 arrow Wounded cop dies
Police constable Abdul Qader, fatally injured during Tuesday's clash between Jagannath University College students and Patuatuli traders, died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital
Businessarrow Govt to allow gas exploration by local private companies
The government has decided to open up gas exploration and transmission for local private investors to ensure uninterrupted gas supply for the industries, State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources
 arrow Reduce tax on banks for lower interest rate, higher dividend
Bank owners yesterday urged the government to cut corporate tax for banks from existing 45 percent to 27-30 percent to enable banks to slash interest rates and declare increased dividend to shareholders.
 arrow Int'l conference on global economic order begins today
Economists and experts from across the globe will meet in an international conference on 'Emerging Global Economic Order and Developing Countries' that begins today at Osmani Memorial Hall in Dhaka.
 arrow Investors seek consistent, industry-friendly policy
Foreign investors at a post-budget discussion yesterday urged the government to maintain industry-friendly and consistent policies for the country's greater economic development.
 arrow Reduce import duty on raw materials
Plastic goods manufacturers and exporters have urged the government to reduce import duty on raw materials and impose supplementary duty on the import of finished products.
 arrow Japan keen to invest in Bangladesh EPZs
Japan has shown keen interest to invest in the export processing zones in Bangladesh.
 arrow Multi-level marketing co policy soon: Altaf
The government will formulate a policy for multi-level marketing (MLM) business companies for ensuring customer service in the business, Commerce Minister Altaf Hossain Choudhury said yesterday.
 arrow Telecom firm to Launch 'Islamic' mobile phone in Bangladesh
A Dubai-based telecom company is to target Asia, starting with Bangladesh, for its "Islamic" mobile phone featuring prayer time reminders and a memory storing entire texts of the Koran, a report saidSunday.
 arrow Meghna Cement declares 25pc cash dividend
Meghna Cement Mills Limited has declared a 25 percent cash dividend for the shareholders for the year 2003.
 arrow Beximco declares 7.5pc dividend
Bangladesh Export Import Company (Beximco) Limited has declared a 7.5 percent dividend for the shareholders for the year 2003.
 arrow Beximco Infusions declares 15pc dividend
Beximco Infusions Limited has declared a 15 percent dividend for the shareholders for the year 2003.
 arrow New MD of Islami Ins
SA Khan recently joined Islami Insurance Bangladesh Limited as managing director.

Prior to joining this position, he was the managing director of Purabi General Insurance Limited, says a press release.

 arrow GSP Finance Signs deal with CDBL
GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited has signed an agreement with Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL), service provider of the Central Depository System (CDS).
 arrow Trading nations hint at historic step on farm with month to go
As the 147 states in the World Trade Organisation edge towards an end of July deadline for the broad outline of a deal on liberalising agricultural trade, even wealthy countries seem to believe that the
 arrow Asean likely to invite Australia, NZ to summit for trade talks
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will likely invite Australia and New Zealand to the grouping's summit in November in Laos for free trade talks, an Indonesian official said Sunday.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Fitter, trimmer Tigers
Coach Dav Whatmore seems satisfied with the amount of work done to improve his players' physical fitness before the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka next month.
 arrow Football: Police edge BDR
Bangladesh Police knocked out Bangladesh Rifles with a solitary goal victory on the opening day of the services zone qualifiers in the fourth Nitol-Tata National Football League (NFL) at the KamlapurStadium
 arrow Football: A nightmare put to rest
The Netherlands knocked Sweden out of Euro 2004 and claimed a semi-final match-up against Portugal after a nerve tingling penalty shoot-out here on Saturday after the match ended 0-0 after extra-time.
 arrow Cricket: Bravo restricts England
Seamer Dwayne Bravo grabbed three wickets as England crumbled to 147 all out inside 39 overs in the third one-day triangular international at Trent Bridge on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: SL off to winning start
Sri Lanka cruised to a five-wicket victory in the opening match of their Australian cricket tour at Marrara Oval here on Sunday.
 arrow Forget tennis!
With Euro 2004 captivating football fans in this corner of the world, the tennis players at Wimbledon can't escape, feeling the pride and pain as they follow their respective teams.
 arrow Tennis: Federer, Roddick stay on course
The third Sunday action in Wimbledon history saw the two top men's seeds, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick stay firmly on course for what would be a titanic final in one week's time.
 arrow Cricket: Rain robs Kiwis
Rain forced the abandonment of the NatWest Series one-day international between New Zealand and the West Indies at Edgbaston on Saturday.
 arrow Tennis: Goran rates Roger highly
Goran Ivanisevic lost Wimbledon finals to Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi before he triumphed himself but the Croatian insists that Roger Federer will go on to be a better player than both the Americanlegends.
Wimbledon tennis diary for Sunday, the seventh day of the 2004 Championships:

Former Wimbledon champions Jimmy Connors and his former bitter rival John McEnroe are setting up a challenge against Pete

 arrow Cricket: Glenn ready to go
An elated Glenn McGrath is completely satisfied with his fitness and has declared himself "ready to go" for the first Test series against Sri Lanka.
 arrow Cricket: Windies lose the sponsor
All through the precipitous decline of West Indies cricket, as so many of their supporters lost their faith, there was one source of unwavering support for the national team.

Now, even that has ended.

 arrow Cricketing Sunday
With Islamic rebels forcing the closure of cinema halls, video parlours and bars in Indian Kashmir, thousands of Muslim males turn every Sunday to the one form of public entertainment still left to them
 arrow Football: Pioneer Soccer
Mahanagar Krira Chakra outplayed Majed-Babul Smriti Sangsad 6-1 in a south zone match of the Shinepukur Ceramics Pioneer Football League at the Mirpur outer stadium yesterday.
 arrow Football: Swedish grace
A Swedish sense of fair play was evident in Sunday's press coverage of the national team's nail-biting Euro 2004 quarter-final penalty shootout defeat by the Netherlands.
 arrow Football: Santini attacks players
Jacques Santini launched an astonishing attack on the French squad on Saturday blaming them for France's failure to defend their European title successfully following the shock 1-0 defeat by Greece on
 arrow Football: Becks on the brink
David Beckham has given a rare insight into the "intolerable" strains created by media intrusion into his private life and hinted that they could force him to quit Real Madrid.
 arrow Football: Aston Villa is doomed!

If you want to score in the nervewracking atmosphere of a penalty shootout then don't play for English Premiership side Aston Villa.

 arrow Football: Ricardo's pledge
Portugal goalkeeper Ricardo, hero of the penalty shootout win over England, will get down on his hands and knees big time if his countrymen go all the way to glory at Euro 2004.
 arrow Football: Kickin' around
Even if their paths do not end up crossing at Euro 2004, Portugal can thank Denmark for part of their success story at these championships in the form of Maniche.
Metropolitanarrow Killing of journalist Balu condemned
Different political and socio-cultural organisations yesterday condemned the killing of Humayun Kabir Balu, editor of Khulna-based vernacular daily, the Janmabhumi and president of Khulna Press club.
 arrow Guideline to be formulated for fund for disabled students
Education Minister Dr Osman Farruk yesterday said a guideline would be formulated on proper utilisation of fund allocated for the education of the disabled students.
 arrow 'Revise taxation procedure'
The Bureau of Bangladesh Human Rights (BHRB) yesterday urged the government to scrap the provision from the proposed budget that has authorised VAT (value added tax) collectors to arrest businesspersons.
 arrow 'Preserve native species'
Existing forest management needs to be improved to conserve the forestland in a sustainable way, said the speakers at a workshop yesterday.
 arrow Trader chopped to death at Hathazari
Unidentified miscreants chopped a trader to death at Chowdhuryhat under Hathazari upazila on Saturday night.
 arrow Mukul's death condoled
Different individuals and organisations yesterday condoled the death of eminent journalist and writer M R Akhtar Mukul.
Nationalarrow Landgrabbers eye prime 'preserved site'
A vested quarter allegedly with the help of a section of corrupted officials are trying to garb the 150-year-old Barisal old collectorate building though it has been declared as a 'protected site' bythe
 arrow Ruling party men get work, lowest bids ignored
The Rajshahi University authorities has awarded the Habibur Rahman Hall construction work involving about Tk three crore to the fourth lowest bidder, allegedly to favour a ruling party man.
 arrow AL men among 20 chargesheeted
Naldanga police on Saturday submitted charge sheet against 20 people included Naldanga thana Awami League Secretary SM Firoz to the Sadar upazila magistrate court in connection with the murder of Jubo
 arrow Alleged attempted sexual abuse: Victim testifies to AIG
NETRAKONA: AIG Prison (development) Abdul Mannan, probing the allegation of attempted sexual harassment of a female visitor to Kishoreganj jail by the jailer, recorded testimony of the victim on Thursday.
 arrow Who are these 'ghost' teachers?
Fourteen teachers of Damnash College in Bagmara upazila have sued the local ruling party lawmaker Abu Hena as they did not find their names on the government PMO (pay order) list.
 arrow Custodial torture Protested in Satkhira
The Satkhira unit of the Task Force Against Torture (TFT) organised a discussion meeting here yesterday on custodial torture in observance of the United Nations International Day, Supporting TorturedVictims.
 arrow Proshika chief's release demanded
Different socio-cultural and professional organisations in Manikganj in a joint statement have demanded release of Proshika President Quazi Faruque Ahamed and alleged police harassment of its employees.
 arrow Int'l code on baby food sale defied in Bangladesh
The 'International Code on Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes' is being violated in Bangladesh to promote sale of canned powered milk and other baby food.

This was stated by Dr.

Point-Counterpointarrow Dangerous times for Muslim Americans
Founded in 1994, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a US-based non-profit, grassroots membership organisation, with headquarters in Washington, DC and chapters across America.
 arrow A Florence diary
Florence: The defining difference between the Englishman and the Italian is the gesture. An Italian speaks on the telephone with both hands, neither of which may actually hold the instrument.
Culturearrow Tribute to MR Akhtar Mukul
Eminent intellectual, writer, journalist-columnist, and the inspirational orator Charompotro-famed cultural personality MR Akhtar Mukul breathed his last on June 26 after a long struggle against
 arrow 32nd BACHSAS Awards: A glitzy night
It was an evening of triumph for many veterans at the 32nd BACHSAS Awards 2003 ceremony held on Saturday evening at the Winter Garden of Hotel Sheraton.
 arrow Dhaka Drama Festival 2004
Aami Gadha Bolchhi
A comedy of manners
On the tenth day of the ongoing Dhaka Drama Festival 2004, Dhaka Drama Natyadal staged Aami Gadha Bolchhi at the Experimental Theatre

Generalarrow Justice Mainur Reza Chy laid to rest
Former Chief Justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard yesterday afternoon.

He died on Saturday at a city clinic at the age of 66.

 arrow Automatic traffic signal opens at Gulshan
Two out of 59 automatic traffic signal systems, believed to ease the city's traffic congestion significantly, opened at Gulshan Circles 1 and 2 intersections yesterday.
 arrow 8 bodies recovered, 7 still missing
Eight bodies of the victims in the recent boat capsize incident in Indian territory have so far been recovered while seven others are still missing.
 arrow Govt to reform Sundarbans Bio-diversity Project
The government has decided to reform the Sundarbans Bio-diversity Conservation Projects (SBCP) as advised by the donors to develop a sustainable conservation system on the basis of environmental planand
 arrow GrameenPhone hands over prizes
GrameenPhone handed over prizes to the winners of Mobile Mela raffle draw at a function at Spectra Convention Centre in the city yesterday.
 arrow 2 JCD leaders of Tongi Govt College stabbed
Two Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders of Tongi Government University College were stabbed yesterday.
 arrow Prize giving ceremony of IT quiz on July 1
The prize giving ceremony of IT quiz competition, co-sponsored by The Independent and University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), and honouring meritorious students of 2003-04 will be held
 arrow Lissner calls on Tariqul
United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Bangladesh Jorgen Lissner called on Environment and Forest Minister Tariqul Islam at his Sangsad Bhaban office yesterday and discussed progress
 arrow Over 1800 held
Police arrested 1,820 people, including one identified criminal, on various charges during their countrywide drive in last 24 hours till 6.00am yesterday.
Internationalarrow Israel ends West Bank raid after killing top militant
Israeli forces pulled out of the Casbah district of the West Bank town of Nablus at dawn yesterday, a day after killing a senior militant commander wand six other armed activists there.
 arrow Bush pledges to include Turkey in EU
President Bush pledged yesterday that he will fight for Turkey to become a member of the European Union, and praised this country as a Muslim nation, which embraces democracy and the rule of law.
 arrow Jamali's exit exposes weakness of Pak democracy: Analysts
Prime minister Zafarullah Jamali's dramatic resignation exposes the hollowness of the democratic set-up installed by President General Pervez Musharraf only two years ago, Pakistani analysts and opposition
 arrow Iran, European 'big-3' to hold talks on nukes
Iran and the big-three European Union states are to hold new talks this week in the wake of Iran's decision to resume making parts for centifuges used to enrich uranium, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Tigers warn govt of 'war or peace' option
Sri Lanka's peace broker Norway will make a fresh attempt this week to salvage its faltering efforts amid fears that the country could return to war, diplomats and officials said yesterday.
 arrow Iraqi insurgents better coordinating their attacks: Powell
Coordination among insurgent fighters in Iraq is increasing ahead of the June 30 power handover, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said in a television interview yesterday.
 arrow CIA stops using harsh interrogation tactics
The CIA has stopped using interrogation techniques such as "stress positions," sleep deprivation and denial of pain medication while the Bush administration reviews their legality, The Washington Post
 arrow Taliban kill 10 Afghans for having voter ID card
Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have shot dead at least 10 people after finding them in possession of voter registration cards on Friday, officials say.
 arrow Assam minister asks Ulfa to set free his son
Running out of options, Assam hill areas development minister GC Langthasa today appealed to the Ulfa to release his abducted son Nirmalendu, who has been in the militants' custody since 27 April.
Editorialarrow Editorial: SSC results
Congratulations are in order for this year's SSC examination results. It is heartening to note that the passing percentage is nearly fifty, which, compared to last year's, is ten percent higher.
 arrow Editorial: MR Akhtar Mukul
It would be very difficult for any Bangalaee to forget MR Akhtar Mukul -- not just for his sharp-witted columns and writings, but mainly because of his highly satirical and incisive presentation titled
 arrow Baghdad's June 30 political charade
It is not for nothing that the US has now turned to the world body where it has also successfully tabled a resolution stipulating the end of Iraq's occupation and paving the way for the assumption ofoffice
 arrow Economic policy, populism and the fiscal budget
Martin Wolf, the noted Financial Times columnist, entitled one of his recent essays in the newspaper "Economic policy should not be a popularity contest.
 arrow An India-Pakistan defence pact?
The time has arrived to cut a new path for the subcontinent. India and Pakistan should consider a defence pact, safeguarding each other's territorial integrity and political independence.
 arrow Rethinking Saudi Arabia's soul and future
I recently returned from Saudi Arabia, where I attended an international conference on terrorism at the global headquarters of Wahhabism. It wasn't a how-to clinic.
Letters to Editorarrow Spoiling Kahn's masterpiece
We welcome the HC verdict regarding the JS Complex. By implication, anything added to it bypassing Kahn's master plan over 850 acres of land is illegal.
 arrow My country
My applause for Rumana Afroze for her forthright expression of some of the things that are wrong with our country. She brings hope in letting us know that there are people who still care about this country.
 arrow Beheading goes on
The unfortunate decapitation of foreign hostages taken by abductors linked to al-Qaeda is going on. I had the rather ominous chance to see one of the video clips.
 arrow The rain
I was little perplexed at first as I was in the bus when it started raining. I was coming home at Farmgate from Mirpur. I thought I would not be able to reach home without being wet. I would get cold.
 arrow Hype about SQ Chowdhury
Recently, there has been a lot of writings about the defeat of SQ Chowdhury and his comments. Where did Mr. SQC go? He went to a conference of the OIC.
 arrow Ornamented roads and starving policemen
Two contrasting news items (ornamented road, photo feature and woes of a village policeman) in the DS of 8-6-2004 caught my attention.
 arrow Mahi's victory
The resounding victory of Mahi Chowdhury in the Munshiganj by-election is a strong signal to the government that people are taking note of their performance and activities.
 arrow An appeal to DU teachers
Thanks to Joy for his letter of June 21 entitled "DU hall: Den of abductors" in which he raised a serious question about the administrative system of DU which provides immunity to the terrorists.
 arrow Blame is the name of the game
What is said by Prof. Rahman in his above titled article (DS-Point Counterpoint: 22/6/2004) is said time and again by many authors, but who cares? A theoretical discourse is not going to yield any result.
 arrow OIC setback
The less SQC says about his performance at the OIC meet, the better. His comment that the OIC is a 'communal' organisation speaks for his shallow understanding of this international body.
 arrow To Mr. Shahjahan Ahmed...
Do you really think these special envoys-- sent overseas to campaign and canvas for our candidate-- did any serious work? They must have used these trips for personal purposes, only working in a cursory
 arrow OIC debacle
Bangladesh has failed measurably to clinch the top post of "secretary general" of the OIC though a hectic campaign in the diplomatic channel.
 arrow Disgraceful!
I have had the (mis?) fortune of viewing through TV news broadcasts and the latest press briefing given on 21st June by Mr.
 arrow Reasons behind our OIC defeat
I read with interest Mr. Harunur Rashid's column on why we lost the OIC race (DS June 23). I am afraid his arguments are rather weak in explaining our loss.
 arrow On English medium schools
My e-mail is a response to Mr. Saif's letter concerning the English medium schools in Bangladesh.
Star Cityarrow WB team comes next week to review wobbling DUTP
Displeased with the snailing Dhaka Urban Transportation Project (DUTP), the World Bank (WB) is sending a mission next week to review the progress of the scheme funded by the Bank.
 arrow Land ownership dispute fuels Buriganga encroachment
Indecision over the ownership of Buriganga foreshore has given rise to encroachment of Dhaka's lifeline, said a high official of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA).
 arrow Save Buriganga

 arrow Open box culverts: Virtual death traps
Open box culverts have become virtual death traps for city dwellers, as Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) removed concrete slabs from the sewage outlets for dredging.
 arrow DCC proposes surplus budget
The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has planned a budget of Tk 922.01 crore for the 20042005 fiscal, which is a nearly 21 per cent rise from the previous financial year's budget of Tk 762.96 crore.
 arrow Footbridges Turn Unsafe
Pedestrians on some overhead footbridges face the same difficulty as traffic on the main roads as the numbers using them are increasing.