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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). Read More...

PM directed to build overpasses for railways in all cities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed all cities of the country to overpass railway signals, said Planning Minister MA Mannan. ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting on Tuesday (June 28) by joining the NEC conference room in the capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar via video conference from Ganobhaban. Read More...

Project worth Tk 2,216.75 crore approved in ECNEC meeting

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

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. Read More...

Motorbikers demand Padma Bridge ban to be lifted immediately.

A large number of motorbikes were seen waiting near the toll plaza at the Mawa end of Padma Bridge on Tuesday morning. They were hoping to cross the river via the long-waited bridge despite the government banning the two-wheeler from plying on it. Read More...


Motorbikers demand Padma Bridge ban to be lifted immediately

A large number of motorbikes were seen waiting near the toll plaza at the Mawa end of Padma Bridge on Tuesday morning. They were hoping to cross the river via the long-waited bridge despite the government banning the two-wheeler from plying on it. Read More...

Children aged 5-12 will get Pfizer vaccines

Children aged between five to twelve will be inoculated Pfizer vaccine through birth registration. For this, one needs to register through Surokkha App to get vaccinated. This information was given by Additional DG (P&D) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Meerjady Sabrina Flora at a discussion meeting held in the capital on Monday afternoon. Read More...

Bridge minister urged passengers to be responsible in crossing the Padma bridge

Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader has called upon the passengers to play a responsible role in crossing the Padma Bridge. Read More...

Developed communication expedites industrialisation, boosts business: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is developing communication systems across the country as developed communication expedites industrialisation as well as boosts trade and business. Read More...

Raushon Ershad returns home from Thailand

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushon Ershad returned home from Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, on Monday after nearly seven and a half months of stay there for medical treatment. Read More...

Equipments were used to open the nut-bolt of the Padma Bridge: CID

Rezaul Masood, Special Superintendent of Police, CID's Cyber Intelligence and Risk Management Division, said it is not possible to open the nuts and bolts of the Padma Bridge by hand. We have learned in consultation with the bridge authorities that the nuts and bolts of such a large installation cannot be opened by hand. This means some other equipments was used to open the nut-bolt of the bridge. Read More...

Fire at shoe factory in Dhaka

A fire broke out at a shoe factory in Dhaka’s Dakshin Banasree area on Monday. The fire broke out at 10:45 am on Monday. Four firefighting units from Khilgaon and Tejgaon fire stations are currently trying to douse the fire. Read More...

Over Tk2cr toll collected on first day of Padma Bridge opening

The Padma Bridge authorities have collected Tk2,09,40,300 toll on the first day (26 June), after the authorities opened it to traffic at 6:00am. A total of 51,316 vehicles from both sides crossed the mighty Padma in the first 20 hours of opening the bridge for traffic, Bangladesh Bridge Authority Executive Engineer Md Abul Hossain confirmed. Read More...

Elephant attack kills one in Chittagong

A man was killed in a wild elephant attack at Narishcha area in Chittagong's Rangunia upazila. The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Shah Alam, 55, of Shilak union in Rangunia upazila. Read More...

Dhaka requests London for resettlement of Rohingyas

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has proposed that the United Kingdom, a global leader in justice and human rights, could consider resettling 1,00,000 Myanmar Rohingyas currently sheltered in Bangladesh to give them a better life and lessen the unfair Rohingya burden on Bangladesh. Read More...

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