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  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Padma bridge to be named after the river: Quader

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the Padma bridge will be named after the river as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has cancelled the proposal of naming the bridge after her.

  • Furious Padma threatens Naria

    This Padma is not the river they know. At Naria of Shariatpur, 20km from the Padma Bridge construction site, it has changed abruptly for sure. Once relatively calm and quiet in the area, it turned into an all-devouring river in just a few years.

  • Shimulia-Kathalbari ferry services

    Bad weather halts ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route

    Plying of all water vessels including launch and speedboats is suspended on Shimulia-Kathalbari route following an accident and due to strong currents in the Padma river.

  • Remove embankment

    Remove embankment on Padma river immediately: HC

    The High Court has directed the government to immediately remove the embankment built on the Padma River at Shiloiunion under Munshiganj for collecting tolls from transports.

  • Nature Quest: Padma banks painted red

    A large flock of very rare and colourful birds has brightened the banks of Padma river near Rajshahi City recently. The birds called Painted Stork thronged the shallows and shoals before the birdwatchers and photographers of the city.

  • Spot-billed Pelican in Padma

    Nature Quest: We adore thee, Pelican

    We may thankfully sing the old Christian hymn “Humbly we adore thee, pelican” now that a Spot-billed Pelican is visiting Bangladesh

  • 2 students missing as boat sinks in Padma river

    Two students go missing as a boat sank in the Padma river at Thanpur Kheyaghat in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi.

  • Bangladesh Hardinge bridge point

    Iconic Hardinge Bridge: A tale of 138 years

    Hundred years are over and still counting! The 1.8-kilometre long Hardinge Bridge, one of the country's historical attractions, stands still and steady over the Padma river even today with its beauty and pride, running between the railway stations of Pabna's Paksey and Kushtia's Bheramara.

  • Water is receding, but the current is devouring

    Flood situation slightly improved yesterday, but strong current of the Padma river began to eat away many houses at Lohajong and Tongibari upazilas in Munshiganj.

  • Ferry stuck in hidden Padma shoal

    A Ro-Ro ferry Ruhul Amin carrying nine buses, two trucks and 11 small vehicles ran aground in a hidden shoal in the middle of the Padma River this morning.

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    Padma water keeps rising in Rajshahi

    A small portion of T-groyen dam in Rajshahi city's Sreerampur area was washed away due to strong current in the Padma yesterday. The river water continued to rise.

  • ‘India didn’t do right by opening Farakka’

    India did not do the right thing by opening the Farakka barrage, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says reflecting on the flood situation it has caused in Bangladesh.

  • Hasina presents Mamata 20kgs hilsa

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sends 20 kilograms of hilsa from the Padma river for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is going to take oath for the second term tomorrow.

  • No Hilsa on PM’s Pahela Baishakh menu

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will not have Hilsa dishes on her Pahela Baishakh menu during the celebrations this year.

  • Hilsa the mystery fish

    A lot has been said about whether to eat Hilsa fish during this Pahela Baishakh. But how much do we know about this interesting, often enigmatic fish Bangalis are so proud of? Do we know why we never find any Hilsa without eggs, why they die as soon as they are taken out of water?

  • 2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari

    Two swords have been stolen from Kutibari, renowned poet Rabindranath’s house, located at the bank of Padma river at Shilaidah in Kushtia.

  • Nature Quest: The bird land

    Rajshahi has an impressive bird-habitat quite unrivalled by any in other cities or towns. In the dry season, anyone can reach this delightful spot just by crossing the shallow Padma River quietly flowing along the outskirts of Rajshahi city. Locals call the place Majher Char, meaning the middle island. As the

  • Fog disrupts ferry services on two routes

    Ferry operation on Rajbari-Daulatdia and Manikganj-Paturia routes are disrupted due to poor visibility caused by dense of fog in the Padma River.

  • Evict illegal occupations from bank of Padma: HC

    The High Court directs the government to evict all illegal structures on the bank of river Padma and fences built for fishing in the river between Madaripur and Munshiganj in 30 days.

  • Secretaries meet on the bank of Padma

    Secretaries of different ministries hold a meeting at the bank of the Padma River and discuss several issues including Padma bridge project.

  • Vehicles in long queue at Paturia

    Thousands of Eid holidaymakers suffer immensely due to a three-kilometre tailback at Paturia ferry terminal a day before the Eid-ul-Azha.

  • Munshiganj-boat capsize

    3 missing, 30 rescued in Munshiganj trawler capsize

    At least three people are still missing as two sand-laden trawlers capsized in the Padma River with 31 people near Louhojong upazila of Munshiganj due to strong current and winds.

  • Death toll rises to 39

    At least 35 people have been killed when a launch carrying over 150 passengers capsizes in the Padma river in Manikganj after being hit by a cargo trawler