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Bangladesh Railway to sell return tickets for Oct 1 from tomorrow

Bangladesh Railway (BR) will start selling tomorrow (27 September) advance return tickets for October 1 for the return journey Eid holidaymakers under special arrangements from Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Lalmonirhat stations, reports BSS. A railway source told BSS today that each buyer will be allowed to purchase maximum four tickets and the sold tickets will not be taken back. ...

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Eid-ul-Azha celebrated with due religious fervor across the country

Muslim devotees offer munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, progress and prosperity of the country. The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, was celebrated across the country with due solemnity and religious fervour. On the occasion, the Muslims across the country offered prayers in congregations and sacrificed animals in the name of Almighty Allah. They offered ...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid-ul-Azha

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday greeted the countrymen on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated on Friday. In a message, the President urged all to expedite the national development being imbued with the spirit of sacrifice of Eid-ul-Azha and the country’s tradition of secularism in their personal and social life. Terming Bangladesh ...

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Bangladesh Bank settled 99.8% of complaints in August

Bangladesh Bank disposed of some 495 complaints, out of a total of 496 received from bank customers in August this year, UNB reports. The percentage of settlements is an impressive 99.8 percent, said a statement issued by the central bank. A central bank statement said that its Financial Integrity and Customer Services department received a total of 496 complaints from ...

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Rony’s charge framing deferred till Nov 22

A Dhaka court on Wednesday deferred the hearing of charge framing against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of ruling Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan, until November 22 in the New Eskaton double murder case. Judge Shamsunnahar of the second additional metropolitan sessions judge’s court, fixed the date granting a time petition filed by the government pleader as Rony, the lone accused, ...

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PM meets President ahead of her US tour

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban. During the meeting, the Prime Minister apprised the President of her probable programmes in the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB after the meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here for New York on Wednesday morning on ...

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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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