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Hope It Furthers Spirit Of Peace: PM Modi Wishes Nation On Eid-Al-Adha


MNA International Desk: Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid, is marked by by sacrificing an animal that is close to the devotees as they prove their devotion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha as people from the Muslim community gathered at mosques across the country to offer prayers. “My best wishes on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. I hope it furthers the spirit of peace and happiness in our society. Eid Mubarak!” PM Modi tweeted. Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid, is marked by by sacrificing an animal that is ...

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PM Hasina urges countrymen to embrace spirit of sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to espouse the virtue of sacrifice signified by Eid-ul-Azha and work for the welfare of the country. She made the remarks during an Eid get-together at Ganabhaban on Monday. In a short address, Hasina said, “Eid brings a perspective of sacrifice before us. I hope the people are inspired by the spirit of sacrifice that Eid represents and work towards the welfare of fellow citizens and the country can develop further.” Extending her Eid greetings to all, the prime minister said, “I would like to extend my Eid greetings, ...

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Railway’s special Eid service fails to halt bleeding


MNA National Desk: The number of railway passengers leaving the city almost doubles during the Eid vacation, but that has little impact on the overall annual income of the Bangladesh Railway (BR), people familiar with the situation said. They said the transport of a large number of passengers does not impact BR’s total revenue as the increase in the sale of tickets before and after the festivals is usually insignificant. The BR launches a five-day special train service from Dhaka and other major stations before and after the Eid festival. During this period, the BR also allows standing tickets in ...

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Damaged roads to be repaired three days before Eid: Quader


MNA National Desk: Repairs of all the damaged roads across the country will be done three days before the Eid-ul-Azha, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today. If needs be, the road repair work will be done round the clock, he told reporters during a briefing at the Secretariat in Dhaka city. The briefing follows a preparatory meeting on Eid-ur-Azha with representatives of transport owners and workers, law enforcers and others concerned. Muslims around the world use the Islamic calendar to determine the dates of religious events and observances, including Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha, which comes after Eid-ul-Fitr, ...

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221 killed, 664 injured in Eid journey: Report


MNA National Desk: A total of 221 people were killed in 185 road accidents in 12 days of Eid journey, according to a survey report of a passenger welfare organization. Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad published at a press briefing held at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Parishad president Brig Gen (retd) Quamrul Islam while reading out the report informed that the accidents also left a total of 652 people injured and 375 paralyzed. Quamrul further said, “A total of 5.5 crore holidaymakers went home to celebrate the Eid festival. At least 221 people were killed in road accidents during ...

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Offices resume Sunday after Eid vacation


MNA National Desk: Eid holidaymakers have started returning to the city after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in their village homes as the government and private offices resumed on Sunday after a long vacation on the occasion of the Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of Muslims, was celebrated in the country amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour on Wednesday. Crowds of holidaymakers, who came back to the city, were witnessed at different bus stations, Sadarghat launch terminal, and Kamalapur and Airport railway stations, says a BSS report. This year’s Eid journey was relatively comfortable than the previous ones as the ...

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AL for building ‘Sonar Bangla’ under Hasina’s leadership

Awami League

MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League (AL) on Wednesday called upon all to make united efforts to turn the country into a ‘Sonar Bangla’ under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we will represent a better future before the nation,” AL general secretary Obaidul Quader told a ceremony of exchanging Eid greetings at the party’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue, BSS reports. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the country is now on the highway of development and the trend would be continued. “We will build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ with ...

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Eid journey: Lack of road safety and hassles spoil festivity

Anis Ahmed

MNA Feature Desk: After fasting and performing religious customs for a month, the end of holy Ramadan is going to bring us the most cherished festival of the Muslims –Eid-ul-Fitr. We, the Bangladeshi citizens, along with the Muslim Ummah around the globe will celebrate this festival with our friends and family. Not only the Muslims but also people from all religions celebrate this festival. Millions of people are all set to leave the busy city Dhaka for their roots to enjoy the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. Not only from Dhaka but also from other districts people will rush to their homes to ...

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Comfortable Eid journey in roadway: Quader


MNA National Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Eid journey in roadway is, so far, being comfortable as no report of sufferings was found anywhere in the country. Obaidul Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, said, “So far, there is no sufferings in roadway anywhere in the country. We hope the comfortable journey will continue till Eid.” The minister said this while inspecting Mohakhali Inter-district Bus Terminal in capital Dhaka. Mentioning that there is no allegation of extortion in roads, Quader said stern action would be taken against those who are found involved in ...

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Minimum Fitra fixed at Tk 70 and maximum Tk 1,980


MNA National Desk: Fitra, a charity donation by well-off Muslims at the end of Ramadan, has been fixed at minimum Tk 70 per person this year. The maximum Fitra has been set at Tk 1,980, said Mohammad Nizam Udin, assistant director of Islamic Foundation. The Islamic Foundation fixed the amount on Thursday at a meeting chaired by Hafez Maulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, senior Pesh Imam of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque and president of the National Fitra Fixing Committee. The minimum and maximum rates of Fitra have been set taking into account the market prices of flour, dates, and other relevant ...

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Eid tickets to be sold at different stations in Dhaka


MNA National Desk: Advanced train tickets for Eid-ul-Fitr will be sold from different stations for the first time this year, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan today said. The minister made the announcement when he was briefing media on advanced Eid ticket sale at the Rail Bhaban this afternoon. Tickets to all trains to the country’s western destinations will be sold from Kamalapur Railway Station while tickets to Chattogram and Noakhali will be sold from Airport Railway Station. Besides, holidaymakers will have to buy their tickets of Mymensingh and Jamalpur from Tejgaon Station. All tickets for Netrakona-bound Mohonganj and Haor Express ...

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App launched for finding toilets


MNA Tech Desk: Finding a clean toilet becomes stressful especially for women children and the elderly people who face the problem during long Eid vacation journey. With Eid travels just around the corner, a ‘Public Toilet Bangladesh’ app is now available for download in Play Store, providing toilet locations across four major highways and selected areas of Dhaka city based on a user’s GPS location or through direct searches, reported news agency. WaterAid has been working with city corporations and local authorities to renovate and build public toilets in Dhaka city and beyond (Sylhet, Khulna, Chattogram) for over 5 years ...

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Local cattle in surplus as demand ticks up


MNA Business Desk: Sacrificial animals are in surplus this Eid mainly thanks to commercial and marginal farmers, officials said. This year a total of 11.58 million cattle are available against the total demand for 11 million for sacrifice, said the Department of Livestock Services (DLS). A total of 2,910,640 cows and buffaloes, 1,826,419 sheep and goats, and 31,923 others like camel and Arabian dumba will be sacrificed during this Eid, reported news agency. The animals have been reared under the government’s cow-fattening programme at 442,991 farms, according to the official statistics. On the other hand, 1,546,360 more aged non-productive cows ...

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Healthy way to enjoy a holy Eid


MNA Life Style Desk: Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we celebrate Eid, a glorious occasion that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of various and delicious foods. Here are a few tips for a happy and healthy Eid: Before your Fajr prayers, make sure to eat something, like a few dates. After prayers, it is recommended to have something light such as milk or laban, preferably low fat or zero fat. A moderately light breakfast can follow. For example you can have whole grain breakfast cereals with low fat milk and a ...

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Anjan Dutt coming on TV in Eid

Anjan Dutt

MNA Entertainment Desk: Anjan Dutt will appear on TV for his fans in this Eid. A special celebrity talk show designed for him will be aired on the third day of Eid at 5.15pm on BanglaVision. The show is titled after Anjan Dutt’s hugely successful song “Bela Bos Tumi Parcho Ki Shunte”. Anjan will talk about his songs, cinema and many unrevealed facets of his life in the show. The show will be hosted by singer Mithila and has been produced by Sajjad. About the show Anjan has said that he liked the arrangement made by Bangla Vision particularly for ...

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Merchant not selling beef at DSCC fixed price


MNA Business Desk: Most of the beef shops in the capital city are selling beef at a higher price than the one fixed by the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). The rate goes over Tk 500 on holidays, while the traders predict the price would leap up to Tk 600 on the occasion of Eid. Earlier, the prices of beef, buffalo meat and mutton (goat and sheep) have been fixed at Tk 475, Tk 440, Tk 725 and Tk 620 respectively per kilogramme for nearly the whole of Ramadan. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), including Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, set ...

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Road accidents becoming common threat to life in Bangladesh


MNA Editorial Desk: Road accidents are becoming a more common tool of threat to life in Bangladesh. A total of 186 people were killed and 746 others were injured as some 127 incidents took place on road, rail and river ways across the country during the nine-day Eid holidays. Of them, 172 people died in road; 11 in waterway; and three in railway accidents in the country since July 1, said Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (BJKS) in its report. The BJKS road accident monitoring team says that 46 percent of motorcycles, 32 percent of buses, 18 percent of three-wheelers and ...

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DSE and CSE restarted downward after Eid


MNA Business Desk: Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has restarted on Sunday downward as maximum of the stockholders were in selling mode, capturing share price fall in the days ahead. The price directories locked flat when the bourses saw small level of transactions by the cautious buyers. Stock market shut pre-Eid transaction on 30 June upward, upholding a sound rise for the fourth successive session. There were no share exchange at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges in the past nine days as the market stayed locked for Eid-ul-Fitr. DSE initiated the post-Eid period with sharp fall ...

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BGMEA claimed all factories have paid Eid bonus


MNA Business Desk: Garment owners’ association BGMEA claimed that all, specifically 99.95% readymade garment factories have paid festival (Eid) bonus to their workers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr while most factories without two or three paid wages for the month of June. “Ahead of Eid, 99.95% RMG owners have already paid festival bonus to their workers and most of the owners except two or three have paid wages for June,” said Md. Siddiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). He later claimed that 75% of the factories went into vacation and others would close by 4pm ...

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Sholakia Eid Gathering Bombing Kills at Least four


MNA National Desk: Grave news started this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr proceedings as bombing at Sholakia Eid gathering kills at least four. At least four people, including a woman and two policemen, were killed in a bomb attack near the country’s largest Eid congregation at Sholakia in Kishoreganj on Thursday. Law enforcement agency said they detained two in connection with the blast that also left 12 others, including seven policemen, wounded. Three of the deceased were identified as constables Ansarullah and Zahirul Haque and a woman named Jharna Rani Bhowmik. Police said the other killed in the blast, whose identity could not ...

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Celebrate Eid ul-Fitr with Muslims around the World


MNA Feature Desk: With hard followings of the teaching of the Islam, Ramadan is completed and it is time to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with Muslims around the world. Millions of Bangladeshi Muslims begin to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr on Thursday, the festive celebration marking the end of Ramadan, which is the month of fasting and abstinence from worldly pleasures. The Eid, as it is affectionately called, starts when the new moon is sited or according to scientific calculations of when the moon will appear. Around the world, Muslims gather on the first day of Shawwal–the month following Ramadan on the Islamic calendar–for ...

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Ityadi ready to entertain audiences in this Eid


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: As it was in all the Eids of last quite a few years, Ityadi is ready to entertain the millions of audiences in this Eid. Audiences have already been informed about some of the unique segments of this year’s Eid special Ityadi. Apart from the special dance numbers, mini drama, invited and foreign guest segments – this Eid special Ityadi boasts with a lot of other attractions. The show starts with the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s legendary Eid song ‘O Mon Romjaner Oi Rojar Seshe.’ As usual the song and the presentation are different ...

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Samina, Fahmida and Pancham together in eid musical program


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Famous singers Samina Chowdhury, Fahmida Nabi and their brother Pancham will appear together in a special eid musical program ‘Musical Cafe’ anchored by audience-admired singer SI Tutul. In the appearance, together with the siblings, anchor of the show SI Tutul will be performing two songs. Media reported that the recording of the songs took place on June 27 in the drama studio of Bangladesh Television. Samina Chowdhury sang ‘Anurodh Kore Ar Ki Hobe’ and ‘Amay Dekona Ferano Jabena’, while her sister Fahmida Nabi sang ‘Amar Mon Bhalo Ney Bole’ and ‘Jai Ki Chera Buker Pajor’. ...

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The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr for Muslims


MNA Feature Desk: The Importance of Sadaqatul Fitr is very high for the pious muslims. Fitr means to breakfast or to refrain from fasting. Hence the Eid after the fasts of Ramadan is called Eid ul Fitr, as it is the day of rejoicing after the completion of fasting. On this occasion of happiness, as a sign of gratitude one has to give a specific amount in alms, which is called Sadaqatul Fitr. To purify and obtain complete blessings for the fasts of Ramadan Mubarak one has to give Sadaqatul Fitr. It is reported from Hazrat Ibn Abbâs Radiallâhu anhu ...

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Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ releases 6 July


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Salman Khan’s much anticipated sports-drama film ‘Sultan’ will release on July 6 on the occasion of Eid. Yash Raj Films made the release date announcement on Monday. Sultan movie release date, final release date of Salman Khan Sultan, Hindi movie sultan advance ticket booking online – bookmyshow.com, sultan release theaters list: Latest Bollywood movie Sultan is releasing all over the world on 6 July 2016. Yash Raj confirmed the final release date of the movie. Yes, it will be a 5-day opening weekend for Sultan (Wed, 6 July to Sun, 10 July). Get ready for ...

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RMG workers demand Eid bonus by June 26


MNA Editorial Desk: Issues related to bonus of RMG workers are occurring every year and this year, the RMG workers demand Eid bonus by June 26. The leaders of different labor organizations on Friday demanded payment of their salaries and Eid bonus by June 26 (20th Ramadan) as they gathered to raisee voice at a human-chain organized in front of the National Press Club on Monday. This call came from a human-chain, attended by leaders and members of Bangladesh Garments Industry Workers Federation, National Garments Workers Alliance and other labor leaders on Friday. They told that, the labors will not ...

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