The Fantasy of an Empty Dhaka

One recurring discourse in Dhaka, especially before and after Eid holidays, is that of an “empty” city. 

Tourist Destinations: Air tickets difficult to come by

Air tickets for domestic and international tourist destinations have become scarce since the middle of this month, due to the ongoing rush of holidaymakers.

Eid Holidaymaking: Trips on with little hassle

With the Eid-ul-Azha only three days away, thousands of holidaymakers left the capital without facing much hassle at the exit points yesterday but were caught in traffic snarl-ups at different highways.

Long wait to get buses

The morning sun brought some relief for Shariful Islam as a little rain, he feared, would put his journey back home in jeopardy.

All for a blissful Eid

Little Raihan looked restless. While waiting at Gabtoli Bus Terminal for around three hours, the five-year-old was asking his father the same question over and over again.

Eid Rush for Home: Easy at exits, tough on highways

With a virtual five-day holiday beginning today, thousands of Eid holidaymakers left Dhaka without facing much trouble at the exit points, but they are caught in traffic snarls on different highways outside the city. The exodus of Dhaka city dwellers starts gaining momentum as bus and launch terminals and railway stations see massive crowds of home goers.

Holidaymakers hit highways

Amid growing concerns of tailbacks on highways, holidaymakers have started leaving the capital for homes to celebrate Eid with their loved ones, and the rush is expected to gain momentum today.

Eid advance train tickets from June 22

Bangladesh Railway authorities will begin selling advance train tickets from June 22 to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.

Argentina snake invasion forces beach closures

An invasion of poisonous snakes washed downriver in recent floods has forced authorities to close beaches to summer holidaymakers in northern Argentina, officials said Monday.

July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015

Home-goers suffer on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Thousands of home-goers go through an indescribable suffering as their vehicles get stranded in a huge tailback on the Dhaka-Tangail highway.

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Advance train ticket sale for Eid trips begins

Bangladesh Railway starts selling advance train tickets to ensure hassle-free journey for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers.

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