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Motorcyclist becomes first civilian to cross Padma Bridge

Motorcyclist becomes first civilian to cross Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-26 13:21:34

The long-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge opened to traffic on Sunday morning, a day after its inauguration. The bridge opened 10 minutes before schedule at 5:50 am. Motorcyclist Aminul Islam beca...

RAB arrests fugitive convict condemned to death for 1994 attack on Hasina

RAB arrests fugitive convict condemned to death for 1994 attack on Hasina

-- 2022-06-26 13:18:57

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a fugitive who was sentenced to death over an armed attack on a train carrying Sheikh Hasina in Pabna 25 years ago, bdnews24.com reports. Zakaria Pintu, who ha...

Padma Bridge opens to traffic

Padma Bridge opens to traffic

-- 2022-06-26 12:20:42

The Padma Bridge has been opened for vehicular movement from 6am today. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the plaque of the 6.15 kilometre Padma Bridge at 12 noon yesterday at Mawa end in Munsiga...

Scenes of cheers as crowd gathers

Scenes of cheers as crowd gathers

MUNIMA SULTANA 2022-06-26 08:23:57

Emotions ran free as thousands thronged the Padma Bridge arena to see for themselves their long-cherished dream come true on Saturday. The crowd from Mawa side went into raptures as they revelled t...

Measures may panic marginal taxpayers

Measures may panic marginal taxpayers

DOULOT AKTER MALA 2022-06-26 08:11:54

A couple of income-tax measures in the Finance Bill 2022 may panic marginal taxpayers for imposition of compliance requirements to avail services, taxation experts say. The revenue board needs to str...

Padma Bridge a symbol of pride: PM

Padma Bridge a symbol of pride: PM

MUNIMA SULTANA with MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN 2022-06-26 08:06:46

Bangladesh steps into a new era of development as a communications mega-infrastructure, the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, becomes a reality undeterred by multiple headwinds. The defining moment was ushe...

Almost 70pc of mobile network sites resume in three flooded districts

Almost 70pc of mobile network sites resume in three flooded districts

-- 2022-06-25 22:48:28

A total of 1,714 out of 2,528 mobile network sites (around 70 per cent) in Sylhet, Sunamganj and Netrokona districts were re-connected till Saturday. Some 190 such sites are still out of network due...

Padma Bridge an iconic symbol of Bangladesh’s transformation: Singapore

Padma Bridge an iconic symbol of Bangladesh’s transformation: Singapore

-- 2022-06-25 22:33:40

Singapore Consulate in Bangladesh has said the Padma Bridge is an iconic symbol of Bangladesh's transformation heralding a new era in regional connectivity. The Consulate congratulated Prime Minister...

Bangladesh is an important country, says Biden

Bangladesh is an important country, says Biden

-- 2022-06-25 21:41:25

US President Joe Biden has described Bangladesh as an important country during a meeting with Bangladesh's ambassador to the United States. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States M Shahidul Islam...

Thousands of people try to cross Padma Bridge on foot after inauguration

Thousands of people try to cross Padma Bridge on foot after inauguration

-- 2022-06-25 21:29:27

Thousands of people have attempted to cross the Padma Bridge on foot before law enforcers intervened and sent them back after hours of commotion on the day of the inauguration. Soon after Prime Minis...

Momen calls for introducing a visa-free Commonwealth regime

Momen calls for introducing a visa-free Commonwealth regime

-- 2022-06-25 21:15:21

Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen has called for strengthening free mobility of trade and investment and human resources and introducing a visa-free Commonwealth regime. The minister made the call dur...

Mirza Fakhrul tests positive for Covid-19 for second time

Mirza Fakhrul tests positive for Covid-19 for second time

-- 2022-06-25 20:34:45

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time. “The BNP secretary general has been diagnosed with the coronavirus,” BNP me...

Padma Bridge reflects Bangladesh’s enormous confidence under Hasina’s leadership: Nepal

Padma Bridge reflects Bangladesh’s enormous confidence under Hasina’s leadership: Nepal

-- 2022-06-25 20:23:10

Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the inauguration of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge will unleash new opportunities for the socio-economic development of Bangladesh and enhance connec...

BD embassy in Tokyo celebrates opening of Padma Bridge

BD embassy in Tokyo celebrates opening of Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-25 20:18:31

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Tokyo has celebrated the opening ceremony of Padma Bridge with due fervour and festivity, noting that Padma Bridge is a symbol of Bangladesh's economic strength and confid...

Commemorative Tk 100 note unveiled marking Padma Bridge inauguration

Commemorative Tk 100 note unveiled marking Padma Bridge inauguration

-- 2022-06-25 20:12:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday unveiled a commemorative Tk 100 note marking the historic moment of the grand opening of the country's longest Padma Bridge. She unveiled the note at the open...

My family faced negative remarks over Padma Bridge construction: PM

My family faced negative remarks over Padma Bridge construction: PM

-- 2022-06-25 20:04:10

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina apparently became emotional while recalling past propaganda spread out centring the construction of the Padma Bridge in her address at a rally after the inauguration of th...

Flood death toll reaches 82 with nine more deaths

Flood death toll reaches 82 with nine more deaths

-- 2022-06-25 18:50:03

Flood claimed nine more lives in different parts of the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising the total fatalities to 82. Five of them died in Mymensingh division and four in Sylhet divi...

‘It feels like Eid’

‘It feels like Eid’

-- 2022-06-25 18:24:16

Third-grader Jannatul Nayeem Piya arrived at the Zajira end of the Padma Bridge with her father from Madaripur’s Shibchar to watch history unfold as the country geared up for the inauguration of...

Govt allocates rice, cash, dry food for flood-hit three districts

Govt allocates rice, cash, dry food for flood-hit three districts

-- 2022-06-25 17:49:17

The government has allocated rice, cash and dry food as humanitarian assistance for flood and other disaster-affected people in Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, and Kishoreganj districts. The allocation was ma...

Covid-19: 1,280 cases, three deaths reported in 24 hours

Covid-19: 1,280 cases, three deaths reported in 24 hours

-- 2022-06-25 17:22:09

Bangladesh has registered 1,280 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,963,493. Another three fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, taking the death toll f...

Tens of thousands of people join Padma Bridge opening rally

Tens of thousands of people join Padma Bridge opening rally

-- 2022-06-25 16:48:20

Tens of thousands of people on Saturday joined a public rally, organised by the Awami League, at Kathalbari under Shibchar Upazila in Madaripur on the bank of the Padma River marking the opening of th...

PM becomes first person to cross Padma Bridge by paying toll

PM becomes first person to cross Padma Bridge by paying toll

-- 2022-06-25 16:33:41

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday initiated the process of toll payment to cross the much-awaited Padma Multipurpose Bridge, soon after opening it to the traffic. The prime minister became the...

PM, her daughter take selfie with Padma Bridge

PM, her daughter take selfie with Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-25 16:25:08

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed have taken a personal memento of the occasion by snapping a selfie with the Padma Multipurpose Bridge. Around noon on Saturday, the prime min...

Padma Bridge is revenge for insult to Bangladesh, says Obaidul Quader

Padma Bridge is revenge for insult to Bangladesh, says Obaidul Quader

-- 2022-06-25 16:17:51

The Padma Multipurpose Bridge is revenge for the insult to the family of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the people of Bangladesh, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Saturday...

Unforeseen love for cricket in Sri Lanka

Unforeseen love for cricket in Sri Lanka

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-06-25 15:18:45

The people of the sub-continent are known for their love and passion for cricket. Although India is considered the biggest cricket-crazy nation, Sri Lankan people seem to have topped all of them. Sri...

World Bank says it’s happy Padma Bridge is complete

World Bank says it’s happy Padma Bridge is complete

-- 2022-06-25 14:59:02

World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh Mercy Tembon has congratulated the nation on the inauguration of the Padma Bridge, bdnews24.com reports. “The World Bank is the biggest development pa...

Old Dhaka building explosion leaves four injured

Old Dhaka building explosion leaves four injured

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-25 13:00:00

A sudden explosion in a building has left four people injured in the capital’s Old Dhaka area, according to the fire department. Confirming the matter, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence...

New era as PM inaugurates Padma Bridge

New era as PM inaugurates Padma Bridge

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-25 12:07:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the much-anticipated 6.15 kilometer Padma Bridge for traffic movement ushering in a new era of connectivity for 21 south and southwestern districts in the...

Padma Bridge is a symbol of nation's pride and ability, says PM Hasina

Padma Bridge is a symbol of nation's pride and ability, says PM Hasina

-- 2022-06-25 11:30:53

The Padma Bridge is not a pile of brick and cement but a symbol of the nation’s pride, honour and ability, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, bdnews24.com reports. “The bridge belongs to...

Festive mood as Padma Bridge set to open

Festive mood as Padma Bridge set to open

MUNIMA SULTANA 2022-06-25 09:52:56

A festive mood has prevailed among people on both sides of the Padma River as the long-awaited Padma Bridge is set to be inaugurated. Diplomats, government officials including secretaries, political...