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 with banks, according to a BB

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Eid exodus picks up momentum

Dhaka people brave rain, jam, and waterlogging to go home
Torrential rain since early yesterday morning put many heading home for the Eid holidays in trouble getting to bus, train and launch terminals in the capital.
The perennial congestion and the usual chaos of Dhaka were, however, easing off despite waterlogging and tailbacks on some thoroughfares. Streets

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Auto-rickshaws, taxicabs drivers take excessive fares

Auto rickshaw and taxicab drivers are demanding excessive fares from passengers during the Eid holiday.
Drivers argue that due to a rise in daily deposits and an unwillingness of police and owners, they have to charge extra fares from commuters.
Mohammad Anisul Haque, a traveller who reached Kamlapur railway station in Dhaka from

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Rush for home begins today

Eid Holidays
Rush for home begins today
With the Eid-ul-Fitr now only days away, a mass exodus from capital will begin today as a six-day-long public holiday commences tomorrow.
Thousands of people have already bought advance bus and train tickets to go to village homes to celebrate the festival with their families

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Homebound trips turn nightmare

Eid holidaymakers suffer in tailbacks on battered highways
Those who came out smiling in the struggle to get bus tickets to go home for Eid now endure more as travel time to most destinations outside Dhaka has doubled with the mad rush home getting into its stride.
However, battered roads, congested highways and delayed ferries in this riverine nation still cannot deter people wishing to spend Eid with their families.
Thousands travelling in this holiday season have to sit tight in buses on highways with almost no access to toilets, food, and no

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