Bikes to be allowed on Padma Bridge after installing speed gun & CCTVs

Bikes will be allowed on the Padma Bridge after installing CCTVs and speed ​​guns, said State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury. "Speed ​​guns and CCTV will be installed. After they are set up, maybe a new decision will be taken," the minister said responding to reporters' questions at a programme on Tuesday (28 June).

Bangladesh reported three deaths and 2,087 cases from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till 8am Tuesday. The positivity rate was recorded at 15.47% during the same period after testing 13,489 samples across the country.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved 10 projects at a cost of Tk 2,216.75 crore. Of this, Tk 1,875 crore will be available from government funds and Tk 341 crore from foreign loans.



    Tigers whitewashed after 10-wicket defeat to WI in 2nd Test

    West Indies thrashed Bangladesh by 10 wickets in St Lucia to win the second match of the two-Test series. With this, the hosts won the series 2-0. In fact, Bangladesh failed to impress with the bat throughout the series. They suffered six ducks in the first innings of the first Test, and in the last innings of the series, they managed to post only 186 runs. Overall, it was yet another poor batting display by Bangladesh that eventually handed WI a Test series that they would love to forget.


    Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka bus service resumes after two years

    After a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, the popular cross-border bus service between Bangladesh and India resumed on the Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka route on Monday. A bus of Shyamoli Paribahan with 28 passengers on board began its journey from Kolkata's Karunamay terminal around 9am on Monday and reached the New Market area of Khulna around 8pm under police protection, said Abani Kumar Ghosh, the head of Shyamoli Paribahan.

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    Bangladesh’s human rights situation is better than the US: Information Minister

    Information and broadcasting minister Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the government has saved Tk 30,000 to 50,000 crore in construction work of 6.15km Padma Bridge compared to construction cost of 1.8km Hardinge Bridge. He said this taking part in the general discussion on national budget of FY23 in Jatiya Sangsad.


    Russian missile strike kills 16 in shopping mall, Ukraine says

    Two Russian missiles slammed into a crowded shopping centre in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on Monday, killing at least 16 people and wounding 59, officials said.

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