Dhaka: 2:10 PM, Sun, 22 Jan, 2017
 
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Long traffic jam on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Tangail Correspondent: Thousands of vehicles have remained stuck on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to long tailbacks since Friday night, causing immense and untold sufferings to passengers.

People rushing home to celebrate Eid

Staff Correspondent:  Braving all sorts of odds like traffic congestion and harassment the city people in thousands started leaving capital Dhaka for their respective village homes to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones.

Special security in waterways ahead of Eid

Staff Correspondent: The government is going to take special steps in waterways to ensure security of home-bound people during holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr.

Transport strike in Khulna division withdrawn

Secretariat Correspondent: The indefinite strike called by transport workers in the southern districts has been withdrawn.

Indefinite transport strike in Khulna div underway

Jessore Correspondent: The indefinite transport strike, enforced by the Bus Owners and Sramik Oikya Parishad of the south-western region, is underway in 10 districts of Khulna division.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha

Aminul Islam: Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in the Terai plains of Nepal is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists. More than 400,000 Buddhists and non Buddhists visit Lumbini every year. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Culture) and holds immense archeological and religious importance.

Indian e tourist visas for 31 more countries by June 15

Risingbd Desk: The Indian government is set to give a major push to the e-tourist visa scheme by extending it to 31 more countries and allowing foreign tourists to avail of the facility at seven more airports by June 15.

Long-route buses advised not to ply after 9.00pm

Staff Correspondent: Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque has urged the transport owners not to operate their long-route buses after 9.00pm.

Chittagong rail link with country snapped

Staff Correspondent, Chittagong: The railway communications of Chittagong with other parts of the country has been suspended from Monday morning following the derailment of a train.

100 Bangladeshi youths tour India

Rashed Anis: One hundred Bangladeshi youths toured India last month at the invitation of the government of the neighbuoring country.

Drive against unfit vehicles starts Nov 10

Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Sunday took a decision to begin drives against the unfit vehicles and the divers who have no licenses on November 10 this year across the country.

Walton’s initiative in preventing road accident

Staff correspondent: Walton, the country’s leading electrical, electronics, automobile and home appliances products manufacturer company, has set up a police control room at the Chandra trivium in Gazipur on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in a bid to prevent road accidents.

Bangladesh moving ahead

Uday Hakim, from Kathmandu: Slow and enjoyable chilly wind was blowing over the Kathmandu valley surrounded by mountains. The numbers of the vehicles on the roads were less. This atmosphere in Kathmandu, just before the winter, is very pleasant. The capital of Nepal becomes more beautiful at the time of nightfall. 

Mansur Ali appointed acting Railway Secy

Secretariat Correspondent: Md. Mansur Ali has been appointed as the Acting Secretary of Bangladesh railway.

Hajj flights begin today

Staff Correspondent: The hajj flights for this year begins today (Wednesday).

AL never pardons criminals: Law Minister

Brahmanbaria Correspondent: Law Minister Anisul Huq said Awami League (AL) never pardons criminals. It is BNP government that granted clemency after sentencing criminals to death penalty.

Dangal actress Zaira Wasim gets death threats

Entertainment Desk: Dangal star Zaira Wasim got trolled to the point of getting death threats for her meeting with Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, but she is now receiving support as well.