Roads from Dhaka airport to Ghazipur were packed with thousands of pilgrims as they headed back home at the end of the first leg of the Biswa Ijtema, the second-largest gathering of Muslims after Hajj. The pilgrims boarded buses, mini-trucks, push carts and other modes of transport available near the Ijtema Maidan to return home. […]
For a positivity rate of 0.47 per cent, 2,528 samples were tested across the country. All the fresh cases were reported in Dhaka division. Another 172 people recovered from the disease nationwide, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,989,577.
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu has arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit to Bangladesh. US Ambassador Peter Haas and State Department officials, including Naeem Uddin Ahmed, chief of the Americas Wing, received Lu at the Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday.
The 21st DIFF will also feature the Samson Lounge from January 15 to 16, the 9th Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2023 at Dhaka Club and West Meets East: Screenplay Lab from January 15 to 18 at the Alliance Francaise de Dhaka. This year, the festival will also host a one-day master class […]
Dhaka’s metro rail system has experienced an overflow of commuters during the weekend due to the arrival of pilgrims in Dhaka to participate in the Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the Hajj. The authorities were forced to close the gates at Agargaon station 15 minutes ahead of schedule on Saturday. The […]
Bangladesh has reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the total number of infections to 2,037,346. The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,441 in the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Friday. For a positivity rate of 0.51 per cent, 2,939 samples were tested across […]
Earlier on September 22 last year, four transport companies had started e-ticketing on a trial basis. This advanced system of fare collection was first implemented when on November 13 last year, buses of 30 companies of Mirpur zone came under e-ticketing. Problems do arise when any new system is implemented and e-ticketing was no exception. […]
Alamgir Senior Commissioner Molla Nazrul Islam said special traffic measures have been put in place from Saturday evening till after Akheri Munajat, as the number of attendees is likely to increase significantly during these hours. He said that the Ghazipur traffic department has divided the entire area into several parts for traffic management. “Abdullapur to […]
Bangladesh has reported four new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the total number of infections to 2,037,331. The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,441 in the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Thursday. For a positivity rate of 0.23 per cent, 1,744 samples were tested across […]
For the first time a baby has been born at Dhaka’s metro railway station. Passenger Sonia Rani Roy gave birth to a baby boy at 8:45 am on Thursday at the First Aid Center of Aggargaon Metro Rail Station. Sonia’s husband Sukant Saha was also present on the spot. A Metro Rail ambulance took the […]
Regarding Bangabandhu’s homecoming day, Hasan said, “Though we achieved independence on December 16, 1971, the joy of the final victory of the liberation struggle was fulfilled after the arrival of the great leader on January 10, 1972.” Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Kader addressed the rally as the chief […]
Complications have arisen over the last rites of a ‘Muslim convert’ Hindu student who died after being hit by a train in Dhaka. Police have identified the student as 20-year-old Abdullah Saeed, born Jewel Sheel, a resident of Chakaria in Cox’s Bazar. He studied at the Government Science College and was waiting for the results […]
People were also seen walking towards their destination in Shahbagh area. Sohail Miya, assistant driver of Shikar Parivahan, said traffic jams are normal in Dhaka city, but the situation worsened today. Speaking to Pratham Alo, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Traffic Inspector (Ramna Division) Sheikh Wazir Rahman said that there was traffic congestion on many roads and […]
Bangladesh has reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the total number of infections to 2,037,305. The death toll from the disease remained unchanged at 29,440 in the 24-hour period, according to the latest government data released on Tuesday. For a positivity rate of 0.56 per cent, 3,763 samples were tested across […]
In the 24 hours till Monday morning, one person died of dengue and 20 people were admitted to the hospital. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), nine of the new patients were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and 11 to hospitals outside it. A total of 170 dengue patients, including 57 in […]