Monday, April 15, 2024

Ban on catching hilsa to end at midnight after 2 months

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 ... Read more

Rain likely on Eid day

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 ... Read more

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

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

Ex-finance minister AMA Muhith passes away

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

Tentultala playground: Freed at last, as PM steps in

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

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

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

Banks to remain open on April 30

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 ... Read more

Bata returns to profit in Jan-Mar

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 ... Read more

Hajj 2022: Airfare gets costlier

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

SSC exams 2022 from June 19

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