The main Eid congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises in the city at 8:30am. Islamic Foundation sources said Maulana Mohammad Salah Uddin, Khatib of Baitul Mukarram, will conduct the congregation while Mufti Maulana Mohammad Abdullah will be present there as an alternative Imam. Besides, there will be an arrangement for women devotees with a separate entrance which will accommodate five thousand women. In the capital, Eid congregations will be held at 332 places under the arrangement of Dhaka South and North City Corporations. Khandoker Millatul Islam, social welfare officer of Dhaka South City Corporation, said some 183 Eid congregations will take place... more ›
The National Moon Sighting Committee will sit in a meeting today to ascertain the date of Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims. Religious Affairs Minister and Chairman of the committee Principal Motiur Rahman will preside over the meeting to be held at 7:15pm at the conference room of Islamic Foundation’s Baitul Mukarram office, said an Islamic Foundation press release on Sunday. People have been requested to inform the committee over the following phone and fax numbers if they see the moon of Shawwal of 1435 Hijri anywhere in the Bangladesh sky. Phone numbers are: 9559493, 9559643, 9555947, 9556407 and 9558337 while the fax is 9563397. —UNB
CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) leaders called for cooperation from private Inland Container Depots (ICDs) to ensure timely shipment of exportable garment consignments before Eid-ul Fitr In this regard, they also called for taking steps to speed up handling activities at private ICDs in coordination with shipping agents, freight forwarders, private ICD authorities and Chittagong port authority (CPA). BGMEA leaders made the call while visiting a private ICD – Port Link Depot, at Bhatiari under Sitakunda upazila in the district on Sunday. During the visit, BGMEA First Vice-President Nasiruddin Ahmed Chowdhury said various problems are being created in delivery and loading of goods at private ICDs due to insufficient... more ›
After the holy Ramadan, the month of self-restraint, Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival. And new clothes are essential for children to enjoy the festival, but every child is not fortunate enough to get a new dress on the occasion. However, some government and non-government organisations have taken some initiatives to give new dresses to those, especially street children, who can’t afford to buy new clothes and this little initiative has brought great joy to the children. Besides, some individuals also have made some smart moves to bring smile to the faces of hundreds of street urchins by presenting new clothes to them. There is no official statistics... more ›
CHITTAGONG: Police arrested three criminals involved in lifting motorbikes and belongings from private vehicles in the city. A single barrel gun, a private car, three motorbikes and other stolen belongings were recovered from their possession. The arrestees were identified as Haider Amin Manju, 33, Mohammad Jahed, 28, and Mohammad Alauddin, 27. Sub-Inspector (SI) Mohammad Kamruzzaman of Kotwali police station said a person lost his motorbike parked near Chittagong New Market area on Friday. In video footage, it was found that two youths got off from a private car and took away the bike. The private car escorted the bike. On information, police arrested Manju and Jahed from the New Market area... more ›
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