Ban on catching hilsa to end at midnight after 2 months

April 30, 2022

The ban on catching hilsa will be lifted at midnight today after two months.
The fisheries department said due to the two-month ban, it will be possible to collect the desired target of 6 lakh tonnes of hilsa fish this time, reports our Barishal correspondent.
However, many fishermen said they are not interested in going to the river with nets now due to Eid.
Kalu Majhi, a fishermam in Kajirhat area of Daulatkhan upazila of Bhola, said, “There are no fish in the river at present. And I will Read more

Monday will be first day of Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia

April 30, 2022

Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Eid Al Fitr will begin on Monday May 2 as the Shawwal crescent was not sighted on Saturday.
Accordingly, tomorrow , Sunday, will be the last day of the holy month of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia and Monday will be the first day of Read more

Rain likely on Eid day

April 30, 2022

Met official says mild heatwave may continue till tomorrow
It could rain on Eid Day in many areas across the country as the current mild heatwave is likely to stay until tomorrow, said a meteorologist yesterday.
Rainfall is likely on Monday and Tuesday, said Bazlur Rashid of Bangladesh Meteoritical Department.
The Met office will release its official bulletin in this regard in a day or two, he Read more

Tk 3.18 crore toll collections recorded in 24 hours at Bangabandhu Bridge

April 30, 2022

The Bangabadhu Bridge, better known as Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge, has achieved a new record in collecting tolls from vehicles in 24 hours till 6:00am today (April 30,2022).
A total 42,199 vehicles crossed the bridge and highest Tk 3.18 crore tolls have been received during the period, said Ahsan Masud Bappy, an executive engineer of the Read more

Eid holiday of Sundarbans forest employees cancelled

April 30, 2022

Forest Department has cancelled the Eid holiday of its staff, including the officials and rangers, working in the Sundarbans.
The department has also asked to intensify patrolling inside the Sundarbans, reports our Bagerhat correspondent Read more

Ex-finance minister AMA Muhith passes away

April 30, 2022

Former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has passed away. He was 88. He breathed his last at 12:56am Saturday at United Hospital in the capital.
According to a foreign ministry statement, his first namaz-e-janaza will be held at the Gulshan Central Mosque, popularly known as Azad Mosque, at Read more

Brac Bank donates 5pc of CSR fund to PM’s trust

April 29, 2022

Brac Bank has contributed 5 per cent of its total corporate social responsibility (CSR) budget for 2022 to the Prime Minister’s education assistance trust (EAT).
The bank handed over a cheque equivalent to Tk 11,517,754 to the PM’s EAT on April 20, 2022, a press release said. “We should thank Bangladesh Bank for Read more

Padma Bridge: Toll likely to be 1.5 times that of ferry

April 29, 2022

The toll of the under-construction Padma bridge may be at least 1.5 times higher than the average toll paid on ferries plying the Padma.
The Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday approved Bangladesh Bridge Authority’s proposal in this Read more

Tentultala playground: Freed at last, as PM steps in

April 29, 2022

Rights activists thank Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ordered keeping the Tentultala field in the capital’s Kalabagan area as a playground, bringing a happy end to environmentalists and locals’ protests of the construction of a police station on the ground.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal announced the PM’s instruction at a press Read more

Bangladesh envoy Saida Muna nominated ‘Diplomat of the Year’ by UK magazine

April 28, 2022

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK, Saida Muna Tasneem, has received the prestigious ‘Diplomat of the Year 2022 Award’ by the renowned Diplomat Magazine in London.
She was accoladed with the honour for her “outstanding contribution to climate diplomacy,” according to a press release issued by the Bangladesh High Commission in Read more

Banks to remain open on April 30

April 28, 2022

The Bangladesh Bank today asked banks to keep their doors open and run operations on a limited scale on April 30, a public holiday, in order to settle the increased number of financial transactions ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
In 2022, the number of banking transactions have increased substantially year-on-year, which has also fuelled cash withdrawals and deposits with banks, according to a BB Read more

Bata returns to profit in Jan-Mar

April 28, 2022

Bata Shoe, one of the most popular footwear brands in the country, returned to profits in the first quarter (January-March) of the ongoing calendar year after drowning in losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The shoemaker’s profits rose to Tk 6.84 crore in the January-March period of 2022 while it was at a loss of Tk 4.90 crore during the same period the previous year, according to the company’s financial Read more

Hajj 2022: Airfare gets costlier

April 28, 2022

The airfare for Hajj was yesterday fixed at Tk 1.4 lakh this year, up 12,000 from 2019, when Bangladeshis were last allowed in Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage.
“As you know, the price of jet fuel has doubled,” said M Mahbub Ali, state minister for civil aviation, which fixed the airfare following discussions with different Read more

SSC exams 2022 from June 19

April 28, 2022

This year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams will begin on June 19 and end on July 6.
The SSC exams 2022 routine has been released by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.
The schedule, signed by Professor SM Amirul Islam, convener of the board’s Examination Regulatory Committee and controller of examinations of Dhaka Education Board, was Read more

Robi’s profit buoyed by lower income tax

April 27, 2022

Robi Axiata, the country’s second largest mobile network provider in terms of subscribers, said its net profit grew 16 per cent year-on-year to Tk 39.8 crore in the first quarter (January-March) of the current financial year as it had to pay less income tax.
However, increased cost of sales caused Robi’s operating profit to fall by 1 per cent to Read more

Woman beats up pregnant woman, damages 5-month-old foetus over ‘Facebook friend request’

April 27, 2022

Police arrested a woman yesterday (April 26, 2022) in connection with a case filed for beating a pregnant woman and damaging her five-month-old foetus, leading to its abortion, over a Facebook friend request at Shivalaya upazila in Manikganj.
The arrestee is Runa Khandaker, wife of Rashid Jewel of Notunpara area of the Read more

Danish crown princess visits Rohingya camp

April 27, 2022

Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth of Denmark visited the displaced people of the Rohingya community at Kutupalang Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya yesterday.
During her visit, she talked to community leaders, who shared the sufferings and oppression brought upon them by the Myanmar Read more

Local manufacturers can produce bikes up to 500cc

April 26, 2022

The government has granted permission to manufacturers to produce bikes up to 500cc engine capacity, a move that is expected to give a huge boost to the motorcycle industry in Bangladesh and provide the scope to bike lovers to ride higher engine two-wheelers.
The development comes as demand for motorcycles with a higher engine capacity is Read more

Husband accompanying wife’s corpse dies as bus hits ambulance

April 26, 2022

Two people were killed and two others injured after a bus hit an ambulance carrying a body of a deceased and its family members on the Dhaka-Bogura highway in Sherpur upazila of Bogura yesterday (April 25, 2022) afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Aynal Haque (50) of Kamla Bazar of Gaibandha sadar Read more

To ‘discourage TikTokers’ RU bans unnecessary movement on campus during Eid

April 26, 2022

RU authorities banned unnecessary movement on the campus during the 10-day vacation starting Wednesday (April 27, 2022).
Prof Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Administrator of Public Relations Office, issued the notice, our Rajshahi staff correspondent reports Read more

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