Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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

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 ... Read more

Returnees’ rush expected on Friday and Saturday

People have started coming back to the capital in small numbers after celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr in their home towns and villages. Public and private bus operators said that most of the people would return to Dhaka on Friday and Saturday. The Bangladesh Railway’s divisional railway manager (Dhaka), Sardar Shahzad Ali, told

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