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Drivers complain of Padma Bridge opening banners, festoons on expressway

Drivers complain of Padma Bridge opening banners, festoons on expressway

-- 2022-06-26 20:29:42

Many of the banners, festoons and billboards that were put up on Bangabandhu Expressway to celebrate the opening of the Padma Bridge have collapsed on the street, creating risks of accident.Authoritie...

Initiative taken for making rivers around Dhaka fit for navigation, says Tajul

Initiative taken for making rivers around Dhaka fit for navigation, says Tajul

-- 2022-06-26 18:37:34

LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam has said the government has taken steps to develop the rivers around Dhaka so that more passenger boats can operate to ease traffic in the capital. “The bridges ove...

HC unhappy with performance of People’s Leasing board

HC unhappy with performance of People’s Leasing board

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-26 18:32:19

The High Court is unhappy with the performance of the court-appointed Board of Directors of the People’s Leasing and Financial Services Limited (PLFSL), a non-bank financial institution. In a r...

Bangladesh gets greetings from more countries for completion of Padma Bridge

Bangladesh gets greetings from more countries for completion of Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-26 17:50:08

Bangladesh's foreign friends continue to congratulate Bangladesh on the completion of the Padma Bridge and appreciate its determination and courage under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

Death toll from flood rises to 84

Death toll from flood rises to 84

-- 2022-06-26 17:22:30

Flood claimed two more lives in Sherpur and Habiganj districts in 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising the total fatalities to 84. Each of them died by drowning in floodwater, according to the Direc...

Bangladesh sees spike in dengue cases

Bangladesh sees spike in dengue cases

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-26 17:12:11

Bangladesh has reported 32 more new dengue cases in the 24 hours till Sunday morning. Earlier on Tuesday, the first dengue death of the season was reported. Among the new patients, three news cases...

Covid claims two lives, infects 1,680

Covid claims two lives, infects 1,680

-- 2022-06-26 16:43:18

Bangladesh has recorded 1,680 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,965,173. The death toll from the disease climbed by two in 24 hours to 29,140, according to the l...

Glimpses of Lankan resurgence

Glimpses of Lankan resurgence

Shafin Saif 2022-06-26 16:40:17

Sri Lanka secured a historic series win against Australia in their home by a 3-2 margin. Against the backdrop of a failing economy and a tumultuous national scene, the Lankans finally triumphed over...

Dope test to be mandatory for university admission

Dope test to be mandatory for university admission

-- 2022-06-26 16:17:04

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said dope test will be made mandatory for the students before university admission by amending the relevant law. He said laws are being amended and students will be...

‘Edible oil prices to come down soon’

‘Edible oil prices to come down soon’

-- 2022-06-26 16:01:19

The prices of edible oil are likely to drop within a day or two due to fall in prices in global market, secretary to the Commerce Ministry Tapan Kanti Ghosh has said. “Good news will come in a...

Tarique, Zubaida have to surrender first to appoint lawyer in handling case: HC

Tarique, Zubaida have to surrender first to appoint lawyer in handling case: HC

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-26 15:54:03

Terming BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Zubaida Rahman as fugitives in a case corruption case, the High Court has asked the trial court concerned to complete the proceedings of the c...

PM asks new generation to lead country towards prosperity

PM asks new generation to lead country towards prosperity

-- 2022-06-26 15:30:39

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the new generation to be prepared with the knowledge of science, technology and research to lead the country towards prosperity utilising their hidden tale...

Long queues of vehicles at Mawa end as Padma Bridge opens

Long queues of vehicles at Mawa end as Padma Bridge opens

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-26 14:34:14

The Padma Bridge has witnessed long queues of vehicles at its Mawa end as it opened to traffic this morning, Prothom Alo reports. However, the picture was different at the Jazira end of the bridge wi...

Brief flooding likely in Shariatpur, Madaripur

Brief flooding likely in Shariatpur, Madaripur

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-26 14:33:44

Some parts of the country are still likely to witness brief flood situations in the next 24 hours, according to the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) forecast. There is a chance of a short-du...

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...