An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Philippines during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which began in late May.
The government fixes office timings for this Ramadan from 9:00am to 3:30pm.There would be a 15-minute prayer break from 1:15pm. The new timing would be effective for all the government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions.
Standing on the bank of the Buriganga in Old Dhaka, Islampur still remains a commercial hub for wholesale trade of fabrics
This year's minimum Fitra has been fixed at Tk 65 per head while the maximum is Tk 1,650.
Taking advantage of increased demand for sugar during Ramadan, many of the traders are making extra profits from the sweetener -- a practice that prompted strong warnings from Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed.
The government will continue with the month-long special anti-adulteration drives across the country as a section of unscrupulous traders do brisk business by selling substandard food during the month of Ramadan.
Consumers are paying more for some essentials such as chickpea, sugar, garlic and khesari pulse as their prices have gone up on the eve of Ramadan, which starts today.