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Much awaited Padma Bridge only 300 meters away

With the installation of 39th span today, only 300 meters will remain in hand to complete a 6,150-meter or 6.15 kilometers long much awaited Padma multipurpose Bridge. The span was installed over the pillars no. 10 and 11 at Munshganj’s Maowa point making 5,850 meters of the bridge’s main structure visible, said Executive Engineer Dewan Md Abdul Quader of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Authority. “The rest two 40 and 41 spans will be installed within December 15,” he added. Meanwhile, a floating crane Tian-E brought the span from the construction ya...

Dr Milon Day observed

Shaheed Dr Milon Day was observed today commemorating the 30th martyrdom anniversary of Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon, the then joint secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA). Marking the day, Awami League, other political parties, social and cultural organizations placed wreaths at the grave of Dr Milon on the premises of Dhaka Medical College (DMC). Discussion, special prayers and offering of fateha were also held marking the martyrdom anniversary of Dr Milon. AL leaders and workers paid homage by placing wreath at the grave of Dr Milon. Awa...

Saudi crown prince Salman invited to join Mujib year celebration

Dhaka has invited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to visit here to attend final celebration of birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in next March or to join the celebration of Bangladesh’s 50 years independence. Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the invitation today while Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh EssaYussef Essa Al Dulaihan called on him at State Guest House Padma in the capital, a foreign ministry press release said. During the meeting, the ambassador appris...

‘Bangabandhu Pierre Trudeau Agricultural Research Center’ to be set up

‘Bangabandhu Pierre Trudeau Agricultural Research Center’ is going to be set up in Bangladesh to conduct better research in the field of agriculture and to continue research activities to ensure food security system tolerant of global climate change.

Also, ‘Bangabandhu Research Chair’ has been set up at the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) under the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, said a press release here. The Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa took initiative to set up a research chair in a Canadian higher

American dream at stake 

[caption id="attachment_28271" align="alignleft" width="119"] Amjad Hossain[/caption] This is in fact the picture of the situation in the United States of America, but the decision will be decided after the election in November this year followed by votes by the electoral college as well. The electoral college consists of 538 electors while majority of 270 electoral votes decides the President. It is interesting to note that electors are selected by political parties either before the general election or during the general electi...

Pakistan highway rape sparks outrage

Police in Pakistan have arrested 15 people believed to be linked to the rape of a woman on a major highway, an incident that has attracted national outcry with demands for greater justice for victims of sexual violence.

The woman was attacked when her car broke down in the early hours of Thursday while she was driving from the city of Lahore, capital of Punjab province, to Gujranwala with her children.

Unidentified assailants attacked her as she stopped her vehicle, smashing her car window before ...