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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...

Padma Bridge not just a structure

Padma Bridge not just a structure

FE SPECIAL 2022-06-25 08:43:54

Building bridges over rivers, mighty or otherwise, is a routine affair. Scores of bridges, made of mortar, gravel and steel, have been constructed for decades across the world. Most are small and medi...

Iconic bridge opens today

Iconic bridge opens today

Munima Sultana 2022-06-25 08:40:31

A farfetched dream comes true finally as the Padma Bridge, which speaks volumes about an epical effort for conquering a turbulent river and formidable hindrances, opens today to cheers. The governm...

Padma Bridge to play important role in fostering greater bilateral connectivity: India

Padma Bridge to play important role in fostering greater bilateral connectivity: India

-- 2022-06-24 22:58:11

The Padma Bridge, set to be inaugurated Saturday, will play an important role in fostering greater bilateral and subregional connectivity, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. "The Padma Bridge...

Bangladesh floods leave 3.5m children needing clean water: UNICEF

Bangladesh floods leave 3.5m children needing clean water: UNICEF

-- 2022-06-24 22:31:48

Fifteen children have drowned in flash floods that swept through Bangladesh with another 3.5 million urgently needing clean drinking water as the risk of waterborne diseases grows, UNICEF's country re...

President, PM greet nation on Padma Bridge opening

President, PM greet nation on Padma Bridge opening

-- 2022-06-24 21:20:04

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday greeted all who were involved in the implementation of the Padma Bridge project as the bridge will be inaugurated on Saturday. On the e...

Tk 100 commemorative notes to be released marking Padma Bridge opening

Tk 100 commemorative notes to be released marking Padma Bridge opening

-- 2022-06-24 21:15:50

Bangladesh Bank (BB) will release Tk 100 commemorative notes on the occasion of the inauguration of the Padma Bridge. The new commemorative note will be available at Bangladesh Bank's Motijheel offic...

Bangladesh is lifting vulnerable from poverty trap: Joy

Bangladesh is lifting vulnerable from poverty trap: Joy

-- 2022-06-24 21:06:43

Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said Bangladesh is lifting vulnerable populations from the self-perpetuating cycle of poverty. In an article published by the Foreign Policy magazine, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasin...

Padma Bridge opening ceremony cancelled in Sylhet

Padma Bridge opening ceremony cancelled in Sylhet

-- 2022-06-24 20:09:19

The district administration in Sylhet has cancelled the inaugural ceremony of the much-awaited Padma Bridge in view of the devastating floods in the district. However, a discussion programme will be...

EU releases €2m to support flood victims in Bangladesh, India

EU releases €2m to support flood victims in Bangladesh, India

-- 2022-06-24 19:14:34

The European Commission (EU) is providing €2 million in funding for emergency assistance to those affected by the current floods in Bangladesh and India. For Bangladesh, the EU has released &eur...

Flood claims five more lives; death toll reaches 73

Flood claims five more lives; death toll reaches 73

-- 2022-06-24 19:03:20

At least five people died due to flooding in different parts of the country in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total flood fatalities to 73. Four of the new deaths are from the Mymensingh d...

Khaleda Zia returns home after 14-day stay at hospital

Khaleda Zia returns home after 14-day stay at hospital

-- 2022-06-24 19:00:19

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returned home on Friday evening after a 14-day stay in the capital's Evercare Hospital for the treatment of her various health complications, including blockages in her art...

Padma Bridge to transform Bagerhat into new economic hub

Padma Bridge to transform Bagerhat into new economic hub

-- 2022-06-24 18:32:45

Padma Bridge will bring massive changes to the economy of Bagerhat, the southern district of historic sites, world heritage and white gold, according to UNB. The overall economy of the district is ba...

Professor Jamilur Reza will be missed at Padma Bridge opening ceremony

Professor Jamilur Reza will be missed at Padma Bridge opening ceremony

-- 2022-06-24 18:12:33

The nation is set to see a new dawn on Saturday with the formal opening of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge but Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury's absence on the stage will largely be felt during the celebrat...

Advance bus tickets ‘sold out’ before lunch

Advance bus tickets ‘sold out’ before lunch

-- 2022-06-24 18:11:27

Scores of Dhaka residents who gathered at different long-distance bus terminals in Dhaka to buy tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha have returned home empty-handed as the advance tickets for Jul 7 and Jul 8...

Flood situation still worsening in many parts of Bangladesh

Flood situation still worsening in many parts of Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-24 17:58:10

The flood situation is still worsening in some parts of the country as 17 points of eight major rivers are above the danger level, according to Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) forecast. How...

Woman escapes kidnap bid as car runs out of fuel

Woman escapes kidnap bid as car runs out of fuel

-- 2022-06-24 17:29:22

A woman has said she survived an attempt by her newly-appointed chauffeur and another man to kidnap her on her way to work in Dhaka. She cried for help as her car ran out of fuel, drawing rescuers fr...

Educational institutions ordered to enforce mask rules strictly

Educational institutions ordered to enforce mask rules strictly

-- 2022-06-24 17:15:36

The government has ordered educational institutions to strictly enforce mask rules, a week after the national expert panel recommended restoring preventive measures to counter a new rise in Covid-19 c...

21 new dengue cases in 24 hours

21 new dengue cases in 24 hours

-- 2022-06-24 17:15:00

Bangladesh reported 21 new dengue cases in 24 hours until Friday morning. Earlier on Tuesday, the first dengue death of the season was reported. Among the new patients, five news cases were reported...

1,685 Covid cases reported in 24 hours

1,685 Covid cases reported in 24 hours

-- 2022-06-24 16:55:32

Bangladesh has recorded 1,685 new cases of Covid-19, the highest in a daily count since Feb 21, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,962,213. No new fatalities from the disease were register...

Bangladesh seeks Commonwealth support for Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh seeks Commonwealth support for Rohingya repatriation

-- 2022-06-24 16:34:36

The Rohingya crisis has entered its 6th year threatening human security, peace, and stability of the region, the Bangladesh foreign minister has said. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has reiterated t...

Flood situation deteriorates in parts of Sylhet

Flood situation deteriorates in parts of Sylhet

-- 2022-06-24 16:00:34

The flood situation in some parts of Sylhet has worsened, with the rise in water levels of the Kushiara river in the past 48 hours, officials have said. According to the local Water Development Board...

Khaleda Zia to return home from hospital today

Khaleda Zia to return home from hospital today

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-24 14:48:52

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to return home today (Friday) from the capital’s Evercare Hospital after treatment for 13 days for her various health complications, including cardiac ones....

Five killed as truck crushes autorickshaw in Naogaon

Five killed as truck crushes autorickshaw in Naogaon

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-24 12:43:31

At least five passengers of an autorickshaw were killed after a truck ploughed into the vehicle in Naogaon. The head-on collision occurred on the Sadar Upazila's Naogaon-Rajshahi highway around 8:00a...

15 bridges to be toll-free on June 25

15 bridges to be toll-free on June 25

-- 2022-06-24 11:45:32

A total of 15 bridges of three districts including Khulna, Barishal and Gopalganj will remain toll free to ensure smooth traffic on the day of the Padma Bridge inauguration on June 25, BSS reports. A...

Padma Bridge: US greets Bangladesh

Padma Bridge: US greets Bangladesh

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-24 10:44:47

The United States has congratulated Bangladesh on the momentous opening of the Padma Bridge scheduled Saturday. "It is also another example of Bangladesh’s leadership in promoting regional conn...

Life of the people who gave up land for a bridge

Life of the people who gave up land for a bridge

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-24 10:28:36

Just over a decade ago, Shajahan Bepari made a living by farming paddy and jute on a small scale and selling poultry reared on his 0.15-acre land in Shariatpur's Zajira. But then, the government came...

Padma Bridge opens tomorrow

Padma Bridge opens tomorrow

FE REPORT 2022-06-24 08:27:10

The Padma Bridge will be opened to traffic tomorrow (Saturday) fulfilling a dream of the nation many people had foretold far-fetched. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the 6.15-kilometre...

PM proposes river dredging jointly with India to overcome flood

PM proposes river dredging jointly with India to overcome flood

-- 2022-06-23 22:50:49

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday proposed for conducting dredging of rivers jointly with India which are shared by the two neighbouring countries for their mutual interest. The premier made t...

Six JMB men sentenced to death for killing freedom fighter

Six JMB men sentenced to death for killing freedom fighter

-- 2022-06-23 21:56:05

A Kurigram court has sentenced six members of the banned Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for murdering freedom fighter Hossain Ali. Kurigram District and Session Judge...