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Sales at Chattogram cattle markets gather pace

WT24 Desk Sales at the cattle markets in the district have finally gained the momentum ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, UNB reports. Buyers are thronging different cattle markets of the city and all the upazilas of the district to purchase sacrificial animals. Sales are satisfactory with animals coming in for the last couple of days, cattle traders said, adding that cattle markets ...

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US Embassy closed Monday- Tuesday

WT24 Desk The US Embassy in Dhaka, including its consular section, will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, Agencies report. The American Center along with the Archer K Blood American Center Library and the EducationUSA Student Advising Center will also remain shut. Emergency services for American citizens will, however, remain available, the embassy said on ...

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30-km tailback on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway

Huge pressure of vehicles on the highway following mad rush of home-bound people WT24 Desk A 30-km tailback has been created on the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway here, causing immense sufferings to home-bound people, Agencies report. Officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station Syed Sahid Alam said there was a huge pressure of vehicles on the highway following mad rush of home-bound ...

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Eid-ul-Azha on Monday

WT24 Desk The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Monday with due solemnity and religious fervour, Agencies report. The Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, some 4,500 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son ...

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Eid holidaymakers suffer as trains fail to run on time

Disruption in the schedules of a number of trains cause sufferings WT24 Desk Disruption in the schedules of a number of trains, particularly of those that run on northern and southern routes, caused immense sufferings to Eid holidaymakers on Saturday, Agencies report. Train passengers said none of the northern district-bound trains and some of southern region-bound trains did not leave ...

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Tailback extends from Paturia to Manikganj

WT24 Desk Hundreds of buses that left the capital for their destinations were stuck in a long tailback at Paturia ferry terminal, causing immense suffering to the home-bound Eid holidaymakers, reports UNB. “A gridlock extending more than 28 kilometres has thrown everything into disarray,” said Zillur Rahman, assistant manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority’s Aricha office.  Police say they ...

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Delhi shares concern over people’s “illegal movement” along border

India’s full support for Hasina’s dev agenda reiterated WT24 Desk India has raised its concern over the “illicit movement of undocumented persons” across the border, with a view to finding a solution to this problem, especially in North East India, UNB reports. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah raised India’s “concern” during a Home Minister-level meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman ...

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PM returns from UK

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Thursday morning from London, wrapping up her official visit to the United Kingdom, Agencies report. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am. The leaders of Awami League and its associate bodies greeted the Prime Minister when she reached her ...

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Asian shares mostly lower after China stabilizes currency

WT24 Desk Tokyo — Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as markets calmed after China’s decision to stabilize its currency, AP reports. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.8% to 20,421.93. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3% to 6,497.60 in morning trading. South Korea’ Kospi slipped 0.2% to 1,913.43. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dipped 0.8% to 25,758.83, while the Shanghai Composite was ...

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