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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...

Newspapers, TV channels need approval to go online

To run their online news portals, newspapers, television channels and radio stations will need government approval as per the draft amendment of online media policy that was approved at the Cabinet meeting today. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, endorsed the National Online Media Policy 2017 (Amendment 2020), incorporating some new provisions, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina joined the virtual meeting through a videoconference from her official residence Gono Bhaban while other Cabinet members joined it from the Secretariat...

All set to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha

The second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, The holy Eid-ul-Azha, is going to be celebrated across the country tomorrow with due solemnity and religious fervor. Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, some 4,500 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah. But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead sent a ram to be sacrificed. To commemorate this historic event, the Muslims across the country will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah. They will offer munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country as...

493 Bangladeshis in India with Tabligh team

Tabligh headquarters at Nizamuddin (Delhi) is set to call back all the foreign Tabligh teams, who spread over the hinterland of India for Tabligh Jamaat, to send them back to their respective countries.

The decision came following most of the attendees of Delhi Nizamuddin Mar...

Khaleda released for 6 months

The government today temporarily released imprisoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for a six-month period this afternoon, as she was being treated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Begum Zia came out in a wheel chair from the hospital, where she was being treated for some old age comp...

Army deployed

All government and private offices will be closed from March 26 to April 4 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said today.

Government offices, except those involved in emergency services such as law enforcement agencies and hospitals, have been declared close...