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Ansar's strike force rolls out to tighten security during Eid.

The Ansar strike force or ASF has started working along with other law-enforcement agencies to maintain law and order in Dhaka and adjacent districts during the Eid.

- BDNews24 - BD

Dhaka quiets down as Eid holiday begins.

With eight million people off the town, Dhaka is in a serene state now with an evident holiday mood prevailing all around.

- BDNews24 - BD

Eid arrives in Bangladesh hills gripped by loss from landslides.

Eid-ul-Fitr will bring little joy to Bangladesh's hill districts devastated by recent landslides.

- BDNews24 - BD

Met office forecasts sunny Eid morning, rainy afternoon for Dhaka.

Dhaka is likely to enjoy a sunny morning on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, says the Met office, but it may rain in the afternoon.

- BDNews24 - BD

UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit | Reuters.

LONDON Britain said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti. The government said around 48 countries would continue to benefit from tariff-free exports on all goods other than arms and ...

- Firstpost - IN

Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday.

The Shawwal moon is in sight, heralding Eid-ul-Fitr for Bangladesh's Muslims after a month of fasting.

- BDNews24 - BD

Three boys drown at Cox’s Bazar.

Three boys have died while bathing in a Cox’s Bazar pond.

- BDNews24 - BD

Only prayer mats and umbrellas allowed at Chittagong Eid prayers.

Those joining the Eid congregation in Chittagong will not be allowed to carry anything other than umbrellas and prayer mats, said Chittagong Metropolitan Police Commissioner Iqbal Bahar.

- BDNews24 - BD

UK to maintain duty-free access for developing countries after Brexit.

LONDON - Britain said it will maintain duty-free access to its markets once it has left the European Union for goods from nearly 50 developing countries including Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and Haiti. The government said around 48 countries would continue to benefit from tariff-free exports on all goods other than arms and ...

- Sify - IN

PM Modi in U.S.: BJP foreign affairs in-charge says terrorism will be discussed.

, June 25 : Throwing light on the issues that will be discussed in an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party has said that counter-terrorism would be a major ...

- Sify - IN

UK promises to continue duty benefits for Bangladesh after Brexit.

The British government has promised to maintain the existing duty-free access for ‘everything but arms’ for 48 countries, including Bangladesh.

- BDNews24 - BD

Amusement centres in the capital ready for Eid visitors

The amusement centres across the capital Dhaka which become one of the main attractions for the families with kids are expecting big crowds during Eid holidays.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh condemns attempted terrorist plot in Makkah

Bangladesh strongly condemned the terrorist plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday by suicide bombers at the vicinity of the mosque.

- BDNews24 - BD

Govt to appoint 10,000 doctors through special BCS tests

The government has decided to appoint 10,000 doctors through special exams of Bangladesh Civil Service.

- BDNews24 - BD

Truck rams human haulier, kills four in Gazipur

At least four people have been killed and 10 injured in a head-on collision between a truck and a human haulier at Kaliakoir in Gazipur.

- BDNews24 - BD

Rangpur road crash: Sathi waits for her father, red dress

Eid brings happiness to millions in the Muslim world, including Bangladesh. Children enjoy the festivity more than others. It was supposed to be such a joyous occasion for seven-year-old Sharmin Akter Sathi as her father bought a red dress and a pair of sandals for her. But one never knows what life has in store. 

- BDNews24 - BD

BGMEA claims its members have paid all workers before Eid

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association President Md Siddiqur Rahman has claimed that all of their members have cleared the payments and bonuses of their factory workers ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh among countries that may face EU visa restrictions: Report

European Union states have decided to restrict visas for countries, including Bangladesh, that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe, according to a Reuters report.

- BDNews24 - BD

Return of BNP motorcade after attacks in Rangunia was wrong: Gayeshwar

BNP Standing Committee Member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy thinks party leaders including the secretary general should not have returned from Chittagong’s Rangunia after their convoy came under attack there last week.

- BDNews24 - BD

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh`s Rangpur district, police said.

- Zee News - IN

Delays on train service to the north at Kamalapur Station

Passengers travelling on trains to northern Bangladesh are facing much delays at Kamalapur railway station.

- BDNews24 - BD

World Bank's $47.5 million for Chittagong's water, sanitation and drainage

The World Bank has approved $47.50 million to improve the water, sanitation and drainage infrastructure of Chittagong.

- BDNews24 - BD

Eid holidaymakers suffer slow traffic to north

Traffic on a 21-kilometre stretch on the highway to northern Bangladesh has almost come to a standstill, causing much suffering to those heading home for the Eid holidays.

- BDNews24 - BD

Crowds overflow Dhaka river port ahead of Eid

One day into the Eid holidays, passengers have begun to crowd Dhaka’s main river port.

- BDNews24 - BD

1.5 million yaba tablets seized from fishing trawler

RAB have seized 1.5 million yaba tablets and detained 12 suspects, including five Myanmar nationals, in a raid near the Chittagong Port.

- BDNews24 - BD

Three 'Bangladesh' nationals joined IS-allied group in month-long Philippines clashes

Three Bangladeshi nationals are believed to have joined the Islamic State-allied group that has engaged in month-long clashes against the Philippines government in the southern region of Mindanao, according to the Manila Times.

- BDNews24 - BD

DSCC Mayor Khokon hopes main Eid congregation will be trouble free

Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon says there is no threat of sabotage or attack at the main congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr at the National Eidgah ground in Dhaka.

- BDNews24 - BD

Everyone at Eid congregations will be searched, says Dhaka police

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police or DMP say it have installed a four-tier security at the National Eidgah in Dhaka for the Eid-ul-Fitr congregation and have asked citizens not to bring anything other than prayer mats.

- BDNews24 - BD

Traffickers buy up land, houses to smuggle women across India-Bangladesh border

Along the India-Bangladesh border that runs through India's eastern state of West Bengal, human traffickers are buying land, building homes and enrolling on voter lists to create cover for their cross-border operations, campaigners said.

- BDNews24 - BD

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

Dhaka, June 24 At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 a.m., on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, bdnews24 quoted a senior police official as saying.The travellers all hailed from Kaliganj in ...

- Sify - IN

Eid home-goers find 'comfort' in bus journeys from Dhaka

Despite having small hiccups on the way, Eid holidaymakers from Dhaka to other parts of Bangladesh are calling the bus journeys relatively comfortable.

- BDNews24 - BD

Fish, meat, sugar prices soar in Dhaka kitchen markets before Eid

Prices of fish, meat and sugar have gone up inside capital Dhaka on the eve of the Eid-Ul-Fitr.

- BDNews24 - BD

Attack on Fakhrul: BNP leaders slam government for ‘counter case’

BNP leader Moudud Ahmed sees an ulterior motive of the government in the counter case that has been filed following attacks on Mirza Fakhrul Islam’s motorcade in Chittagong.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladeshi man died of injuries in van attack on Muslims in London: Police

Police said on Thursday the cause of death of a man at the scene of a van attack on Muslim worshippers in London this week was his multiple injuries.

- BDNews24 - BD

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.  

- Zee News - IN

Homebound again: People rush to leave Dhaka before Eid

People headed home for Eid are filling up trains, buses and launches for a way out of Dhaka.

- BDNews24 - BD

Car crash in Rajshahi kills BCSIR officer heading home for Eid

An official of the Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research or BCSIR has died in a car crash in Rajshahi.

- BDNews24 - BD

PM Hasina urges another term for Awami League

Bangladesh will prosper only if voters return the Awami League to power for another five years, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

- BDNews24 - BD

Chittagong residents shaken up as muggings go unchecked

Muggers are on the prowl in Chittagong swooping on their preys at dawn and in the evening around the city during the Ramadan and ahead of the Eid.

- BDNews24 - BD

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.  

- Zee News - IN

Free Speech Under Fire in Bangladesh

Expand Statue of "Lady Justice" outside Bangladesh's Supreme Court building.  © Public During a recent visit to Bangladesh to revisit my years there as a student, a colleague suggested I meet Sultana Kamal, much admired for decades of work on justice as a human rights defender. But Kamal was not making many public ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

The Lancet inspires vital midwifery solution worldwide

The Lancet series on midwifery published in 2014 has showed the way to how the profession can be developed in a new setting such as Bangladesh.

- BDNews24 - BD

Attack on Fakhrul: BNP men sued in another case

An auto-rickshaw driver has started a case against BNP leaders and activists, alleging that a motorcade led by the party’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir hit two drivers in Chittagong's Rangunia.

- BDNews24 - BD

Visit Luxembourg: Honorary Consul Nasreen Zamir to Bangladeshis

The honorary consul of Luxembourg in Dhaka has urged Bangladeshis travelling to Europe to keep Luxembourg as a destination on the eve of its national day.

- BDNews24 - BD

Heavy traffic at Meghna Bridge upends Eid bus schedule in Dhaka

At least three hours of wait at the bridges on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway has delayed start of bus journey for homebound Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers in the capital.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangaldeshis held for running prostitution racket

The city police cracked a prostitution racket by arresting four Bangladeshi nationals.All the four were on the run after killing one of their associates over a trivial row in July 2016 in Nelamangala.The suspects, Obimulla , Moin Khan , Rakimulla and Mohammed Kislu , hail from Parambishnupura, Narail district, in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Australia announces more funds for Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Australia has announced AUD3.9 million in additional support to the World Food Programme to improve nutrition and build community resilience in Cox’s Bazar.

- BDNews24 - BD

VC Arefin Siddique donated over Tk 10 million of his allowances to Dhaka University

The social media is abuzz with the news of Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique not taking allowances of more than Tk 10 million and donating it instead to the university.

- BDNews24 - BD

Traffic congestion on highways as Eid holidaymakers rush home

The rush of Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers has created huge traffic congestion on a 13-kilometre stretch of Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Munshiganj’s Gazaria.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves cross $33 billion

Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves have crossed $33 billion for the first time in the history of Bangladesh.

- BDNews24 - BD

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