More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Enlarge ImageHonda worked closely with California-based Jsport on this project vehicle. Honda To show off how the two models could be customized for adventures away from the pavement, Honda on Thursday revealed two “Adventure Lifestyle Project” vehicles. The Honda Passport crossover and Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will be showcased at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona.Like Nissan’s modified Frontier, the two Adventure Lifestyle Project vehicles take aim at the overlanding crowd — folks who enjoy long journeys over unpaved terrain. With both the Passport and Ridgeline offering all-wheel drive and good amounts of ground clearance from the factory — up to 8.1 and 7.9 inches, respectively — Honda suggests they’re both “off-road ready.” These concept models are thus intended to appeal to buyers who might want to go exploring the great outdoors.For the Honda Passport, the transformation begins with a suspension lift kit from California-based Jsport, a new front skid plate and Nitto RidgeGrappler off-road tires on new Jsport wheels. Jsport also provided a roof rack, side steps, a new front bumper and a side-swing, externally mounted spare-tire holder. The final touches are a roof-mounted tent and extra LED lighting.The Honda Ridgeline likewise receives several upgrades from Jsport, including a lift kit, a suspension leveling kit, side steps, new wheels and tires and extra skid plates. Roof and bed racks allow for carrying more supplies, and there’s a pop-up roof tent and a Honda EU2200i generator for longer trips away from the grid. Honda says that all of the Jsport accessories shown on this truck can be purchased from the company now.Along with those vehicles, Honda is using Overland Expo to show off its entire range of off-road toys, including its dual-sport motorcycles and the Talon side-by-side. More about 2019 Honda Passport Share your voice Tags Crossovers Trucks Preview • 2019 Honda Passport first drive: An urban warrior with off-road chops 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 3 9 Photos Accessorized Honda Passport, Ridgeline are ready to head off-road Comments Honda Honda 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Review • 2019 Honda Passport review: All the SUV you really need
Students and teachers of International Relations department at Dhaka University on Monday formed a human chain protesting at attacks on teachers and students, allgedly by BCL men on SundayStudents and teachers of International Relations department at Dhaka University on Monday protested against the assault on associate professor Mohammad Tanzimuddin Khan and two other teachers of the university allegedly by BCL men.They formed a human chain on the campus carrying placards inscribed with different messages such as “Why are teachers assaulted” and “We want justice”.The teachers and students under the banner of ‘Students of International Relations’ formed the human chain in front of Social Science faculty around 11am Monday, a day after ruling Awami League-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men attacked teachers and students who protested at arrest of quota reform activists.The teachers and students of the International Relations demanded exemplary punishment of the attackers.Professor Md Abdul Mannan, and lecturers Lamea Momen and Md. Ali Siddiquee were present at the human chain.They also brought out a procession on the campus.Tanzimuddin Khan, professor Fahmidul Haq and associate professor Abdur Razzaque Khan of Mass Communication and Journalism department and some quota movement activists were assaulted allegedly by leaders and activists of BCL during their human chain programme at the central Shaheed Minar premises on Sunday.Also, t6he teachers and students of Economics department of the university formed another human chain protesting at assault on two students by three BCL activists and demanding safe campus.Professor MM Akash of the department said the attack on the students by the BCL activists in broad daylight is not tolerable. He demanded expulsion of the attackers.”It is duty of the university administration to ensure security on the campus. If they fail, they should resign. They should also ensure students’ freedom of speech.”Earlier on Saturday evening, some BCL activists beat up two students of Economics department of Dhaka University in front of Surja Sen Hall.
Road accident illustration by Prothom AloA man and a woman were killed while 10 others injured in separate road crashes in Sadar and Baraigram upazilas of Natore on Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.Mozammel Haque, in-charge of Jhalmalia highway police camp, said a cattle trader was killed and 10 others injured when a cattle-laden human hauler plunged into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering at Ramaigacchi in the district town around 11:00am.The injured were taken to local hospital, he said.In another incident, Rahela Begum, 45, wife of a certain Sukhchand of Lalpur upazila, was killed when a bus hit her while she was crossing the road in Garmati of Baraigram upazila in the morning.