Padma Bridge 'graft conspiracy': Govt gets time till Oct 30 to form commission

The High Court today (October 16, 2022) gave time till October 30 to the government to form a commission to identify people who made up false stories about corruption involving the Padma Bridge project and to submit a compliance report to this effect.

“Padma Bridge marks a new beginning of Bangladesh’s improved connectivity”

Bangladesh is a vital crossroads in Southeast Asia. It borders India on land on three sides and has major ports in the Bay of Bengal. The country is also a part of the Asian Highway network, connecting 32 Asian nations to Europe, reports RealClearPolitics, in an article penned by Sajeeb Wazed.

People still stopping vehicles on Padma Bridge to take selfies

Some people, crossing the Padma Bridge, were seen stopping their private cars on the bridge to take selfies even though there is a restriction on it.

3 truck drivers fined for transporting motorcycles on Padma Bridge

Three truck drivers have been fined for transporting motorcycles on the Padma Bridge.

Padma Bridge toll plaza tilts after bus hits booth

Toll collection at toll-booth no 2 at the Mawa-end of Padma Bridge was halted as the toll plaza tilted after it was hit by a bus.

Woman gives birth near Padma Bridge toll plaza in Jazira

A 22-year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy near the Padma Bridge toll plaza in Jazira, Shariatpur yesterday (July 4, 2022). She was on her way to Dhaka from Madaripur’s Shibchar.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Video of biker “making away without paying” Padma Bridge toll goes viral

A video of a motorbike making away without paying toll at Padma Bridge has gone viral on social media.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

Saima Wazed delivers photo she took of BTV cameramen on Padma Bridge to their surprise

Saima Wazed Putul, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was seen taking photos with a DSLR camera on the Padma Bridge, on the day (June 25, 2022) of its opening. Two BTV cameramen were captured in some of the photos she took.

June 29, 2022
June 29, 2022

11 law enforcement units in charge of different parts of Padma Bridge

A day after Padma Bridge was opened, two young men died in a motorcycle accident on the bridge on Sunday.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Momen seeks apology, compensation from “institution” that claimed Padma Bridge corruption

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has sought apology and compensation from those who humiliated Bangladesh through accusing some top officials of a conspiracy of corruption in the Padma Bridge project.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

A tangled web: 11 law enforcement units in charge of Padma Bridge

A day after Padma Bridge was opened, two young men died in a motorcycle accident on the bridge on Sunday (June 26, 2022).

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

False Padma Bridge corruption stories: HC orders to form commission for identifying culprits

The High Court today (June 28, 2022) ordered the government to form a commission in 30 days in order to identify people who made up false stories about corruption involving the Padma Bridge project.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Authority provides conditions for motorbikes to cross Padma Bridge

The Bridges Division on Sunday (June 26, 2022) decided to ban motorbikes on Padma Bridge until further notice from yesterday (June 27, 2022).

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Derogatory remarks on Padma Bridge: Local BNP leader arrested in Noakhali

Police yesterday (June 27, 2022) arrested a local BNP leader of Noakhali’s Companiganj upazila for allegedly posting derogatory comments on social media over Padma Bridge.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Parking car to make music video on Padma Bridge: Driver fined

A mobile court yesterday (June 27, 2022) fined a private car driver Tk 1,000 for parking his vehicle on Padma Bridge to make a music video, defying the government ban.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Padma Bridge: How did he remove the nuts and bolts?

Hours after the arrest of a youth who was seen removing nuts and bolts of Padma Bridge’s railing, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) still could not specifically say how he removed them.