Metro station gates close early as trains overflow with Biswa Ijtema pilgrims

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 […]

Traffic around Biswa Ijtema Maidan may be diverted to handle the pressure

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 […]

BNP will fail again if it tries to push the government: Information Minister

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 at funeral as ‘Muslim convert’ Hindu student dies after being hit by train in Dhaka

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 […]