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People crowd trains, launches

People crowd trains, launches

People in large numbers thronged the railway station, bus and launch terminals in the capital yesterday in a frenzy to reach home and celebrate Eid and puja holidays with their families outside Dhaka. All trains and launches leaving Dhaka were packed like sardines but buses were less crowded. Even the roofs of trains and...

Advance train ticket sale begins

Advance train ticket sale begins

The sale of advance train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha began yesterday. This correspondent visited Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital where many alleged that they did not get the tickets for the seats they had desired even after standing in long queues for hours. “Although I have been standing in the queue since 6:00am for...

1.5kg gold seized at Kamalapur rail station

1.5kg gold seized at Kamalapur rail station

Railway Police arrested a man along with 12 gold bars weighing 1.5 kilograms in the capital's Kamalapur Railway Station today. Jahangir Hossain of Fatiksari in Chittagong arrived at the station from Chittagong on Subarna Express train around 3:00pm. On information, police conducted a raid and captured him form a compartment of the train, said...

5.75kh gold seized in capital

5.75kh gold seized in capital

Lawmen today arrested one person and seized 5.75 kilogram of gold worth around Tk 2.85 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. Customs officials recovered 4.5 kilogram of gold from an unclaimed trolley bag at the airport. An unknown passenger of a Fly Dubai flight from Dubai around 12:10pm...

2 held with 64 gold bars in Shahjalal, Kamalapur

2 held with 64 gold bars in Shahjalal, Kamalapur

Customs Intelligence officials seized around 7.3 kilogrammes of gold worth about Tk 3.65 crore and detained a man in this connection at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainee Al Amin boarded a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines No. BG 087 which landed the airport from Malaysia around 6:00am, Moinul Khan,...

Eid joy all around

Eid joy all around

After a month of fasting, people in their thousands were trying to get transport home from the capital on the last working day yesterday ahead of the Eid holidays. If the new moon is sighted today, Eid will be celebrated tomorrow (Tuesday). If not, it will be celebrated the day after. People thronged Kamalapur Railway...

Hurdles to sweet home

Hurdles to sweet home

"The journey home is never too long Your heart arrives before the train…" No matter whether or not they have been inspired by this song, hearts of many of the city dwellers have already reached where they grew up or their dear ones still live -- their homes. The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul-Fitr, is knocking at...

  

Eid Travel

Advance train, bus tickets go on sale today

Bangladesh Railway, and Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will start selling advance train and bus tickets today to facilitate holidaymakers to reach their destinations with ease ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on July 29 or 30. In the capital, advance train tickets will be available only at Kamalapur Railway Station from 9:00am, said Kamrul Ahsan, divisional railway (Dhaka) manger. Tickets will not be sold at other stations in the city, he added. Train tickets of July 24, 25, 26, 27 and...

6kg gold seized from Kamalapur station

6kg gold seized from Kamalapur station

Police arrested three people along with 50 gold bars weighing six kilogrammes from Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital today. The arrestees were identified as Sujan, 30, Bilu, 32, and Md Selim, 25, sources at Government Railway Police (GRP) said. Acting on a tip-off, police launched a raid in Turna Nishita Express after it reached...

Rail link between Dhaka, eastern dists snapped

Rail link between Dhaka, eastern dists snapped

Rail communications of Dhaka with eastern parts of the country have been cut off as two compartments of a Chittagong-bound goods-laden train got derailed in Narsingdi. The Chittagong-bound 804 up container train, set from Kamalapur railway station of the capital was derailed at Boribari near Ghorashal-Zinardi railway station this afternoon, Md Shahdat Hossain, officer-in-charge...

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