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  • Dispose of Khaleda Zia’s bail plea

    HC for finding Padma bridge graft falsifiers

    The High Court issues a rule asking the government to explain in two weeks why it should not be directed to form an inquiry commission to identify the people who created false stories about corruption into Padma bridge construction.

  • Padma bridge case

    The case against former senior executives of SNC-Lavalin Group in Canada has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court.

  • False graft claim caused Padma bridge delay: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Padma bridge project suffered a setback due a false graft allegation raised by the World Bank.

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    WB stopped loan for one man's conspiracy: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that as it was against the interest of one particular individual, false graft allegation was brought involving Padma Bridge and the World Bank stopped lending loan support on the basis of that allegation.

  • Bangladesh can’t sue WB: Minister

    Bangladesh has no scope to sue the World Bank for stopping financing to the Padma bridge project as per the relevant agreement, Law Minister Anisul Haque says.

  • Padma bridge: Bank's big bungle

    It is incredulous that the World Bank with expertise on almost anything under the sun failed to understand through its legal departments that the so-called evidence is all moth-eaten and lame. This one single incident will have dented the organisation’s standing in the eyes of the nations.

  • Padma Bribery Conspiracy Case: Yunus, TIB must offer apology to nation: AL

    The ruling Awami League yesterday demanded that Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, Transparency International

  • Yunus, TIB must apologise for Padma bridge conspiracy: AL

    Awami League says Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and some local intellectuals should apologise for their conspiracy to stop World Bank’s financing in the Padma bridge project.

  • Cabinet greets PM on Padma bridge issue

    Bangladesh cabinet greets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the World Bank could not prove the corruption for the Padma bridge project.

  • Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad

    Apologise to nation, PM

    The World Bank must apologise to Bangladesh and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for maligning the government's image through raising false allegation of corruption conspiracy involving the Padma Bridge project, lawmakers from treasury and opposition benches told parliament last night.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    Sue WB, Anisul suggests

    Law Minister Anisul Huq suggests the people, who have been victimised due to false allegation of corruption in Padma bridge project, to file case against the World Bank.

  • Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad

    MPs pull up WB over Padma bridge issue

    Lawmakers come down heavily on the World Bank over the Padma bridge issue, going as far as saying that the global lender itself is “a corrupt body”. Demands have been raised for a formal apology to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for 'maligning her image'.

  • Acquittal sparks call for apology

    Three former senior executives of SNC-Lavalin Group in Canada were acquitted in the Padma bridge corruption conspiracy case, a development that prompted calls for apology from those who were vocal against the alleged graft attempt.

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    Canada court finds no proof of Padma bridge bribery conspiracy

    Three former top executives of SNC-Lavalin have been acquitted in an international bribery case linked to Padma bridge construction project in Bangladesh. An Ontario Superior Court justice dismissed the case at the prosecution's request.

  • Delay, cost rise still major concern

    The Awami League government had taken up a good number of infrastructure development projects since assuming office eight years ago but only a handful of those could be implemented.

  • Padma Bridge: Expansion of 55km link road starts

    The construction work for expansion from two lanes to four lanes of 55km Dhaka-Bhanga highway via Mawa known as Padma

  • Significant World Bank pledge

    The visiting World Bank (WB) chief has stated that Bangladesh has made “great progress in reducing child malnutrition and stunting” and committed to provide US$1billion over the next three years to that effect.

  • China Railway gets final nod to build Padma rail network

    The government has given the final go-ahead to a Chinese company to start construction of the 215km-long Padma rail link from Dhaka to Jessore.

  • Opening of Padma bridge possible by 2018: PM

    It is possible to open the Padma Multipurpose Bridge to traffic by 2018 as its construction work is progressing satisfactorily, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells the parliament.

  • 7 mega projects gaining pace

    Seven mega development projects by the government are well underway and are expected to have significant positive impact for the country. All of the seven top priority Fast Track Projects costing around $40 billion have now gained pace, although some of them are a few years behind the schedule.

  • Better rail link to southern Bangladesh by 2022

    The government yesterday allocated Tk 41,241 crore for having a better rail and road connectivity between the capital and the southern part of the country to reap the maximum benefit from the Padma Bridge Project.

  • Padma Bridge project: River training to be dearer

    The cost of the Padma Bridge River Training Works (RTW) is likely to increase further as additional areas have been brought under the RTW beyond the original plan due to excessive erosion of the river banks.

  • Ecnec okays Tk 34,988cr Padma bridge rail link project

    The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) approves the much-talked about Tk 34,988 crore project of Padma Bridge rail link from Dhaka to Jessore.

  • 30pc of Padma bridge work completed

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday told parliament that around 30 percent of the construction

  • 30% work of Padma Bridge done: minister

    Around 30 percent of the construction work of the Padma multipurpose bridge has been completed so far and work is on to complete the mega project on time, the road transport and bridges minister has told the parliament.

  • Deal inked to hire consultants for Padma Bridge

    Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) has inked a Tk 169 crore deal with 4 int'l and local consultancy firms for Management Support Consultancy service for the Padma Multipurpose Bridge project.

  • PM lashes out at Star editor

    Blasting The Daily Star for running the DGFI-supplied false news against her during the last caretaker regime, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Star editor himself could not demonstrate his “courage” by stepping down from his post after admitting his faults.

  • Padma bridge ‘conspirators’ to be tried: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tells parliament that the ‘conspirators’ of the Padma bridge project will be tried under the country’s existing laws.

  • Padma Bridge: Bonding old terrain and forging regional integration

    The great poet Rabindranath Tagore used to frequent his tenants in Kushtia, Rajshahi and Pabna during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in

  • Towards realising a dream

    It is worth mentioning that from an engineering point of view, the project is one of the most challenging in the world. In terms of complexity, River Training Works contract is the most difficult.