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Cox's Bazar Express marks maiden journey to Dhaka

Dhaka, Dec 2: The journey of the 'Cox's Bazar Express' train has started on the Dhaka-Cox's Bazar route. The train left Cox's Bazar for Dhaka for the first time on Friday at 12:40 pm and reached Kamalapur station at 9 pm.

Kolkata to attract Bangladeshi tourists, CC cameras installed

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 28 November 2023: Everyone understands Dharmatala New Market as the heart of Kolkata. Marquis Street, Sadar Street, Rafiq Ahmed Kidwai Street, Kid's Street in this area, there is traffic of local and foreign tourists all year round. Especially, it is the least favorite place for Bangladeshi tourists. For this reason, many people in West Bengal call this area 'mini Bangladesh' within Kolkata.

Dhaka-Cox's Bazar train will run from December

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 12 November 2023: "We will be able to run a train commercially on the Dhaka to Cox's Bazar and Cox's Bazar to Dhaka routes by December itself," Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said.

Prime Minister blows whistle, inaugurates train service to Cox's Bazar

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 11 November 2023: Cox's Bazar, the longest beach city in the world, can be reached from different parts of the country by road and air, but a new communication system has been added from today. Cox's Bazar has been added as the 48th district of Bangladesh Railway Network.

Govt to introduce e-Visa to attract foreign tourists

Dhaka, Oct 12: The visa fee of USD 51 (Tk 5,600 in Bangladesh currency), along with the complicated and uncertain process, is affecting the tourism industry in Bangladesh. So the government is thinking of opening visa for foreigners to increase the number of tourists in the country. Initially, it is planned to replace their on-arrival visas with e-visas (online visas).

PM opens new railway route for southern region

Dhaka, Oct 10: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the new train service on the Dhaka-Bhanga route via Padma Bridge. On Tuesday, October 10, the Prime Minister inaugurated the new railway line in a peaceful gathering at Mawa, Munshiganj. Through this, a new railway door has been opened in the southern region. As a result of which it will be easy to bring and take products, besides the expansion of trade and industry which will contribute to the overall economy of the country.

Dohazari-Cox's Bazar railway to be inaugurated on Nov 12

Dhaka, Oct 9: The newly constructed railway from Chittagong's Dohazari to Cox's Bazar will be inaugurated on November 12. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be present in person to inaugurate this railway.

Bangladeshis are the second largest number of foreign tourists in India

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 29 September 2023: Bangladeshis are the second largest number of foreign tourists visiting India in 2022. Only the United States is above them. United Kingdom is third in this list. The Ministry of Tourism of India gave this information in a statement on the occasion of World Tourism Day on Wednesday, September 27.

Dhaka-Bhanga train service to commence on Oct 10, Jessore to be connected next June

Dhaka, Sept 6: Train service from Dhaka to Faridpur's Bhanga via Padma Bridge will start next October. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the largest mega project of the country on October 10. A rally is also scheduled to be held on the day of the inauguration.

Ramsagar Express to run again

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 12 August 2023: Passengers of Gaibandha-Dinajpur route used to travel by Ramsagar Express train as it was easy and affordable. The train used to run to Dinajpur via Bonarpara Gaibandha, Bamondanga, Kaunia and Rangpur. Within a short time, the train became popular among the people of that region. But after just three years of operation, Ramsagar Express was closed.

Double line: Travel from Dhaka to Chittagong in train in four hours

Dhaka, July 20: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the dual gauge double line of Dhaka-Chittagong railway from Akhaura in Brahmanbaria to Laksam in Comilla. As a result, there is no single line on the Dhaka-Chittagong railway. It used to take 5 and a half to 6 hours before to go on this 321 km long route but now it will take 4 hours. Currently 23 trains run daily on this main railway line of the country. However, since it has been upgraded to a double line, 72 trains will be able to run from now.

Bangladesh-Switzerland direct flight to start soon

Dhaka, July 6: A draft of a bilateral agreement to establish direct air connectivity between Bangladesh and Switzerland has been finalized. For this reason, bilateral discussions were held between the delegations of the two countries on Tuesday and Wednesday in the conference room of the headquarters of the Civil Aviation Authority.

53 pairs of trains running on first day of Eid jatra

Dhaka, June 24: On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the main religious festivals of Muslims, the train movement of Eid jatra has started today on Saturday. Eid journey started by train through Dhumketu Express at 6 am. On the first day of Eid jatra, 53 pairs of intercity and local trains will ply to different destinations in the country.

Passenger movement is closed through Akhaura

Dhaka, June 8: Due to server complications of immigration, passenger crossing at Akhaura International Immigration Checkpost in Brahmanbaria is closed. The immigration authorities said that passenger crossing has been closed since Thursday (June 8) morning.

Inauguration of Hajj flight from Sylhet

Dhaka, June 3: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has started operating dedicated Hajj flights from Sylhet to facilitate the pilgrims of Sylhet region. Flight BG 3431 departed from Sylhet Osmani International Airport to Madinah.