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No traffic jam on highways, claims Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said there is no traffic jam on highways across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. “In some places, vehicles were seen plying slowly due to heavy pressure of cattle-laden trucks. However, it lasts for a few minutes. I won’t call it a tailback,” he said. He was talking to reporters during his ...

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Return tickets for train goes on sale tomorrow

Bangladesh Railway will begin selling advance return tickets for the convenience of Dhaka-bound passengers on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha from tomorrow (Wednesday). “Keeping their (homebound passengers) safe return in mind, the railways authority will sell return tickets in advance for the post-Eid time at some important rail stations including Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Lalmonirhat,” a railway source ...

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SIM verification through SMS from Oct 15

Tarana Halim, State minister for posts, telecommunications and International Technology (IT), on Tuesday said that the verification of SIM information through SMS will begin on October 15. Decision has taken to send SMS to verify the SIM cards, which had been registered before 2012, she added. According to the minister, identity of the user, who has more than one SIM ...

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106,060 Bangladeshi pilgrims attend hajj

As many as 106,060 Bangladeshi pilgrims have attended hajj performance this year in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The religion affairs ministry has closed hajj formalities keeping the number lower from the quota, reports banglanews. According to the latest ministry information, a total of 106,060 pilgrims including hajj management committee members have attended the hajj this year. Names of 98 people ...

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Banks asked to ensure cash in ATMs during vacation

Bangladesh Bank (BB) instructed all banks to maintain enough cash in all ATMs (automated teller machines) at all times, especially during the holiday for Eid-ul-Azha. All the banks will remain closed for three days for Eid-ul-Azha, beginning on Thursday. However, the branches of the banks at various customs stations will remain open on Thursday, the day before Eid to facilitate ...

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Eid journeys might be hampered, Minister admits

Taking back track from earlier stance, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said another spell of rain might hamper the journeys of the homebound people, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, UNB reports. “We will try our hardest to minimize the homebound people’s sufferings. Highways get damaged from the continuous rainfall despite several repairs. As a result, people might suffer ...

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PM pays rich tributes to Dalmiya

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to former president of International Cricket Council (ICC) Jagmohan Dalmiya, saying that the world cricket has lost a great enthusiast, promoter and well-wisher of modern cricket in his death. In a condolence message sent to his wife Chandralekha Dalmiya, the Prime Minister said: “It’s with deep shock that I have learnt about ...

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Cabinet hails PM for winning Champions of Earth Award : It also greets ex-Justices for being PCA members

The Cabinet on Monday adopted two separate thanksgiving motions, one greeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for being named as a winner of ‘Champions of the Earth Award’ for her government’s role in addressing climate change in Bangladesh. The Cabinet adopted another thanksgiving motion greeting former Chief Justice Md Tafazzul Islam and former judge of the High Court Justice Md Awlad ...

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Main Eid congregation at National Eidgah

The main congregation of Eid-ul-Azha, the largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises at 8:00am on the Eid day. However, the venue of the main jamaat will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in case of inclement weather, UNB reports. The decision was taken a meeting of the ...

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Rain likely over the country

Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over Khulna, Barisal and Chittagong divisions and moderately heavy falls elsewhere over the country, reports BSS. Day and night temperature may ...

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