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‘Six million people’ leave Dhaka to celebrate Eid with loved ones

Law-enforcing agencies estimate around six million people have left Dhaka this year to share Eid joy with their loved ones, enduring gruelling journeys to their homes in towns and villages. Though there were tailbacks, exhausting wait at stations and terminals, complaints of suffering were much less this time. In the morning, amidst drizzle, gridlocks on Dhaka-Tangail Highway and Paturia ferry ...

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Bangladesh will celebrate Eid on Saturday

Bangladesh will start celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday, bringing an end to the month-long fasting. The crescent Shawwal moon has been sighted, the National Moon-Sighting Committee announced on Friday evening. However, people in some parts of the country celebrated the Eid on Friday with Saudi Arabia. President Md Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad, BNP Chairperson ...

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Eid being celebrated in hundreds of villages in line with Saudi Arabia

Eid-ul Fitr is being celebrated in hundreds of villages in several districts of Faridpur, Barguna, Bhola, Chandpur, Patuakhali and Dinajpur on Friday, when Saudi Arabia is marking the festival. Bangladesh will officially celebrate Eid on Saturday subject to the sighting of the Shawwal moon on Friday. However, followers of different clerics in these villages always observe most religious festivals like ...

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BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul returns home from hospital

BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, released from jail on Tuesday, returned home on Thursday after being treated at a Dhaka hospital. An aide to the senior BNP leader said he left Dhaka’s United Hospital in the morning for his home at Uttara. The BNP acting secretary general, who was in jail since January, secured bail from the top court ...

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Syed Ashraf gets Ministry of Public Administration

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has poured cold water on rumours and wild speculations of her ‘strained’ relations with Syed Ashraful Islam, a week after removing him from the LGRD ministry. She has given the Awami League general secretary another politically important portfolio of public administration. The Cabinet Division issued a circular on Thursday announcing the new ministerial job for him. ...

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Syed Ashraf gets Ministry of Public Administration

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has poured cold water on rumours and wild speculations of her ‘strained’ relations with Syed Ashraful Islam, a week after removing him from the LGRD ministry. Cabinet Division circular announcing new portfolio for Syed Ashraf She has given the Awami League general secretary another politically important portfolio of public administration. The Cabinet Division issued a circular ...

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Kamrul to be repatriated after Eid

Fourth suspect arrested Bangla Mirror Desk: Jeddah police received a letter on Wednesday from Interpol Dhaka office to start the procedure of sending back expatriate Bangladeshi Kamrul Islam, who appears to be the main culprit responsible for beating dead 13-year-old Rajon. Altaf Hossain, first secretary at Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah, confirmed about the Interpol’s sending the letter to Saudi police. ...

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Cabinet reshuffled

Nurul Islam, Tarana, Nuruzzaman inducted; Kamal, Yeafesh promoted as full ministers Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expanded her Cabinet on Tuesday by inducting three new faces: Chittagong city Awami League leader and former MP Nurul Islam BSc, cultural personality Tarana Halim MP, and Lalmonirhat-2 lawmaker Nuruzzaman Ahmed. At the same time, two state ministers—state minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal ...

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Rain disrupts normal life, Eid shopping, in city

Heavy rain triggered by monsoon lashed many parts of the capital on Wednesday, leaving the normal life, especially Eid shopping for some dwellers, in disarray, United News of Bangladesh reports. Many areas, where water stagnation is a perennial problem, such as, Shanitanagar, Mouchak, Malibagh, Rajarbagh and Kazipara through circle 10, went under knee-deep water due to the downpour. The rain ...

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Syed Ashraf ‘not going to UK’

Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, who has recently been removed from the charge of the LGRD ministry, has cancelled his London tour as per the request of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Sources in the government said the PM called the minister without portfolio in the evening and requested his presence at the Gonobhaban. They then had a closed ...

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