Eid Mubarak to all the Bangladeshi People and people from all the other religion as well. Eid means happiness, Eid means Joy. A time to cherish a moment to enjoy with the friends, families relatives and whoever we choose to.
Every person living in Dhaka has a strong desire to get out of the hustle and bustle of the mechanized city. But leisure is no match for busyness. So Eid holiday brings peace for them.
Instead of going far away, many people look for the address where they can get some leisure in the vicinity. Let’s know about some such places.
Zinda Park is located in Rupganj of Narayanganj near Purbachal Highway for less time and less cost. You can roam around in nature all day and come back or you can stay at night. There are restaurants inside the park for food as well.
Surrounded by greenery and waves of blue water. This tranquil place takes you to a natural world. The green villages around the river look like a picture. You can go to the village across the river. You will see a vast rose garden.
Jol o Jongoler Kabbo
Jol O Jongoler Kabbo is located in Pubail of Gazipur district. The place is ideal if you want to get away from the city life and enjoy the open rural environment. You will get all the facilities including breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner here.
Those who are looking for the beautiful view of flowers on the banks of the river, they can come here if they want. You can reach within 2 hours from Dhaka by car. Inside the cottages, there are restaurants, river cruises and a large area for sports.
Dream Holiday Park
Dream Holiday Park is a theme park located in Narsingdi near Dhaka. You can visit this place if you want to spend the whole day with family and friends or have a picnic. The resort also has good facilities for overnight stay.
Baliati Zamindar Bari is located in Baliati village in Manikganj district. All the grand structures of this Zamindar house will surely amaze you.
Jamuna Resort is located near Jamuna Bridge between Tangail and Sirajganj districts. Apart from tourist accommodation, it has a swimming pool, sports facilities, gym and other facilities.
Bangabandhu Safari Park
Bangabandhu Safari Park is located just 5 km west of Bagher Bazar on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. The interior of the park is further divided into 5 sections – Core Safari, Safari Kingdom, Biodiversity Park, Extensive Asian Diversity Park and Bangabandhu Square. All the rare scenes can be seen here. If you want, you can visit a piece of the country from abroad.
You can visit Nikli Haor in Kishoreganj to get the soft touch of nature. Explore Haor by hiring a boat from the ghat. But it is better to come back at night.
Nakshi Palli is situated on the banks of the Purbachar Balu River. Although many consider it a tourist spot, Nakshi Palli is basically a restaurant. But coming to eat near the natural beauty is quite enjoyable. Moreover, if you have time, you can go around the river by boat.
Mohera Jamider Bari
Among the many places to visit in Tangail, Mohera Jamider Bari is the most beautiful. Inside this house, which has three structures, different kinds of birds are kept in huge cages. Each installation has excellent craftsmanship. Seeing these crafts will fill your mind.
You can easily visit Mini Cox’s Bazar’s famous Moinot Ghat in a short time. Located in Doha upazila, this char will remind you of the seashore. The beautiful view of the sunset here will stick in your eyes for a long time. If you want to go around Padma Hilsa or by boat, you can visit Moinot Ghat.
BGMEA Urges Gloria Jeans to Boost Garment Sourcing from Bangladesh
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) President Faruque Hassan has encouraged Gloria Jeans, a prominent Russian high street retail giant, to explore increased sourcing of garments from Bangladesh, particularly focusing on high-value and non-cotton items. The plea was made during a courtesy meeting between Faruque Hassan and Moyeen Ahmed, the regional general manager for Bangladesh and India at Gloria Jeans, held at the BGMEA head office in the capital.
In the meeting, discussions revolved around mutual interests and efforts to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Gloria Jeans and the Bangladeshi garment industry. Faruque Hassan provided insights into Bangladesh’s garment industry initiatives aimed at enhancing manufacturing capabilities, emphasizing the production of high-end products like manmade fiber and technical textile-based garments. Additionally, he highlighted BGMEA’s ongoing endeavors to promote eco-friendly processes and the adoption of a circular economy model in Bangladesh’s ready-made garment (RMG) industry.
Tipu Munshi Emphasizes Joint Effort for Commodity Price Control Amid Global Instabilities
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi underscored the pivotal role of controlling commodity prices, emphasizing its special importance in the upcoming general election as a key aspect of the Awami League’s manifesto. While addressing concerns about global challenges impacting price control, the minister pointed out the government’s successful efforts to maintain reasonable prices, acknowledging the limitations imposed by the global context.
Speaking at an event organized by the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection and Debate for Democracy at the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), Tipu Munshi provided insights into the government’s commitment to ensuring affordable daily necessities for low-income individuals. He highlighted ongoing programs aligned with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directives, aimed at providing essential items at lower prices to mitigate the hardships faced by the economically vulnerable.
The minister acknowledged the abnormal increase in product prices globally due to factors such as the Russia-Ukraine war and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tipu Munshi stressed the significance of a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors in effectively managing and controlling commodity prices, especially in the face of global uncertainties.
Concluding his remarks, Tipu Munshi emphasized the collective strength of consumers, stating that neither the government nor any syndicate holds ultimate power; rather, the united force of the common people is the most influential. He called on consumers to remain vigilant, asserting that no force can endure if the public remains united.
FBCCI Urges Govt to Extend Income Tax Return Deadline Amidst Implementation Challenges
In a letter signed by FBCCI president Mahbubul Alam, the trade body emphasized that taxpayers faced challenges due to the recent implementation of the new Income Tax Act-2023. The complexities introduced by the new tax regulations, coupled with delayed releases of income tax circulars, have created difficulties for individuals and businesses in preparing their tax returns within the stipulated timeframe.
The FBCCI’s letter further highlighted that various trade bodies have approached them, expressing concerns about the limited time provided for taxpayers to comply. Additionally, the ongoing political situation and the imminent general election have contributed to the constraints faced by taxpayers in meeting the November 30 deadline.
Under the provisions of the new Income Tax Act, there is a mandatory requirement for taxpayers to submit their income tax returns within the designated income tax day. The FBCCI, in light of Section 334 of the Income Tax Act-2023, has formally requested the NBR to extend the deadline for the submission of income tax returns until December 31, 2023.
The FBCCI’s appeal underscores the need for flexibility in recognizing the unique challenges posed by the current circumstances and aims to provide relief to taxpayers who require additional time to comply with the new tax regulations.
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