Padma Bridge inaugurated: Here’s how PM Sheikh Hasina turned adversity into opportunity

Bangladesh has come of age as a huge turnaround story with the formal inauguration of the 6.15-km rail-road bridge on the Padma River on June 25, Saturday. This is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence from Pakistan, which left Bangladesh bloodied and battered. But in 50 years down the line and with Sheikh Hasina at th...

The engineering and man-made challenges Padma Bridge faced

Professor Md. Mizanur Rahman: The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nurtured a lifelong dream to build his "Golden Bengal" free of hunger, poverty, and discrimination. To that end, he adopted a plan to construct bridges over mighty rivers in post-independence Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh was plunged back into a dark aby...

Padma Bridge - A Symbol of Pride and Dignity of Bangladesh l An Engineering Masterpiece

This bridge has connected around one-third of Bangladesh's land area, entangled with rivers, to the capital. Consequently, it will catalyze the local and international trades of Bangladesh. In addition to transforming the economic footing of around 50 million people of the South-west part of the country, it will also ensure a rise in the nationa...

Awami League pays tribute to Bangabandhu marking 73rd Anniversary

On the occasion of the 73rd founding anniversary of the Bangladesh Awami League, leaders and activists of the Awami League and allied organizations paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi on Thursday morning. On this day in 1949, the party made its debut in the tradit...

73 Years of the Awami League: Dedicated Leaders Should Come in the Lead

Hiren Pandit: The Awami Muslim League was formed on 23 June 1949 in the Rose Garden of KM Das Lane, Old Dhaka, with the aim of asserting the rights of the people of East Bengal under Pakistan, born on the basis of the backward and erroneous two-nation theory. Then a non-communal section of the leaders and workers of the Muslim League came out a...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu on Awami League's 73rd Anniversary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 73rd  founding anniversary of the Bangladesh Awami League (ALBD). She paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 here t...

Bangladesh: Awami League's Glorious Achievement on its Journey so far

Bangladesh Awami League is the root of all achievements the country has – from the rise of nationalism among the people, mass movements against the thousand-years slavery with the spirit of the national slogan ‘Joy Bangla', to the people’s trust in boat symbol and the ultimate victory over colonial rule through nine months of Liberation War. The...

HPM Sheikh Hasina Inspects Flood Situation in Sylhet, Netrokona, Sunamganj

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inspected the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and adjacent areas. The premier witnessed the flood situation for herself as the helicopter carrying her hovered over the affected areas maintaining the "low fly mode". Later, she landed at the Sylhet Osmani International Airport and then went to S...

Awami League Always Stands Beside People During Disaster: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Awami League (AL) always stands beside the people during any disaster. "In government or opposition, wherever AL remains, its leaders and activists always stand beside the countrymen and work for them. During cyclone, flood or any other disaster, we always stay beside people and will continue assistan...

Release of Sheikh Hasina & Return of Democracy

Sheikh Hasina had to overcome obstacles in every step of her life. She lived in exile for six years after the assassination of her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family in 1975. She re-established parliamentary democracy through a decade-long movement against autocracy. After becoming the Prime Minister in 1996, she made the c...

Padma Bridge materialises dream of 3 crores people

Both of the treasury bench and opposition lawmakers have said construction of the multipurpose Padma bridge has materialised the dream of 3 crore people of the South-West region of the country as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to open the bridge on June 25. Construction of the much expected multipurpose bridge has been possible due to...

Six-Point Demand was "Magna Carta" for Bangladesh Independence: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Six-Point Demand raised by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the "Magna Carta" of Bangalees as it had prepared the people for independence of the country. "The Six-Point Demand prepared the people fully for Independence and propelled them to the War of Liberation. Actually, it (Six-Point) was the ...

Awami League always fulfils its election pledges to the people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that her ruling Awami League party has been able to fulfil its election pledges to the people. She said this in her introductory speech at the Awami League Advisory Council meeting held at her official residence Ganobhaban. At the outset of the meeting observed one-minute silence...

Awami League ready to stop BNP's anarchy

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that if BNP wanted to create anarchy on the streets in the name of movement, it would be handled with an iron hand. ‘Chhatra Dal has been sent to field threatening to kill Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina...everything has an end. Mirza Fakhrul, don’t play with f...

CIRDAP awards HPM Sheikh Hasina for her contribution in Bangladesh's rural development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government is developing the country in a planned manner from the grassroots. “My party Awami League has given priority to the development of rural areas of the country as desired development is not possible leaving the grass root people behind,” she said. The premier came up with the...

From Father to Daughter: The Story of Bangladesh's Surprising Rise in South Asia

The infrastructural and economic development of Bangladesh in the last era is a surprise to the whole world today. The UN resolution states: If this trend of development in Bangladesh continues, it will soon be enlisted as a developed country from a developing one. This change in Bangladesh compared to the South Asian countries is an unprecedent...

BNP's slogan reveals its vicious character

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the BNP's slogan - 'let the weapons of the 15 August roar once again' - has exposed its murderous character. He made the remark while addressing a press conference at his official residence in the city on Sunday morning. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said in t...

BNP wants to seize state power through terrorism

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday described BNP as an internationally recognized terrorist political party and said BNP wants to grab state power through terrorism. He was addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Chhatra League marking Awami League President and Prime Mi...

Only HPM Sheikh Hasina indispensable for Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proved that only she is indispensable for Bangladesh, says the ruling party’s youth wing Bangladesh Jubo League Chairman Sheikh Fazle Shams Parash. “During the 1/11 of 2007 (the military-backed caretaker regime), a government official asked me, why is Sheikh Hasina essential for Bangladesh Awami Leag...

17 May Homecoming Day: Sheikh Hasina Last destination of the people

Hiren Pandit: May 17 is the 41st Homecoming Day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. On this day in 1981, after six years in exile, she returned to the country. After the brutal assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members on 15 August 1975, they could not return t...