How can you purchase an advance train ticket in Bangladesh without paying a bribe?

17 02 2015

A visit to the ticket counter at Sylhet train station to find the tickets were not available then after contacting a middle man (a person who works at the station) they purchased the ticket on the customers behalf and charged a premium for their service… is this the only way to buy a train ticket?


Anyone in Sylhet used banglalink to purchase a train ticket?

Sylhet to Dhaka is a popular route by train but not mentioned on

Comment below on your experience…


Regent Airways inaugurates Dhaka-Singapore flight

28 12 2013

Regent Airways launched flight in Dhaka-Singapore-Dhaka route. Including this the leading private airline company extended its operation to five international destinations, says a press release.

Full story: The Financial Express



Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport: Eight-hours flight suspension from November

17 07 2012

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) is set to suspend flight operations for eight hours daily from November 1 to April 30, 2013 to reconstruct the lone runway of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

No flight will take off or land at the airport from 12.30am to 8am. However, flight operations will be closed from 1.30am to 8.30am during the hajj season, a CAAB official said.

Full story: The Daily Star

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Listing of free public wifi hotspots in Bangladesh

18 12 2011


Free Wifi Locations

  • CoFi 11, House Number 34, Road Number 21, Block B, Banani
  • Half Past Eleven Restaurant & Cafe – House 67/C, Road 11, Block E, Banani, Dhaka. Phone: 9884215
  • Kozmo Lounge situated in Dhanmondi.
  • Newsroom Cafe- opposite the East West University, Mohakhali
  • Military Institue of Science and Technology. located at Mirpur cantonment
  • Moo’s Barn – Road 11, House 2, Block F, 3rd floor, Banani

Internet & Cyber Cafes

  • Polaris cyber hub & caf at Dhanmondi,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9666258
  • adda@cybercafe at Banani,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 8855257
  • cyber caf at Dhanmondi,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9663392
  • click net cyber caf at Mirpur-I,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9009543
  • The winner IT & cyber caf at Mirpur-10,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 8011818
  • Supernet cyber caf at Green Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9127012
  • Digitec cyber caf at Farm gate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9138045
  • Sugandha Cvber caf at Farm gate, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9134868
  • Explore cyber caf at Mirpur-6, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 9014918
  • E -Dream at Fakirapool,Dhaka, Bangladesh. Phone: 017538565


Free Wifi Locations

Internet & Cyber Cafes

Please commet to add more places, especially in Sylhet.

Earthquake risk in Bangladesh: Facing the reality

19 09 2011

January 28th 2005 – A developer in Dhaka may claim that his building can withstand a Magnitude 8 (Richter scale) earthquake. This statement can be misleading, because in Dhaka we do not have to design our buildings for such large earthquake. The known earthquake sources that can produce large earthquakes are far away from Dhaka. In fact, earthquake resistant building design at a particular place is based on specified ground shaking (known as intensity) for that location and not on earthquake magnitude. It is important to understand the difference between these basic terms used for describing the strength and effect of earthquakes.

Full story: The Daily Star

All highways in a quagmire

16 08 2011

In any directions you want to travel from the capital, you will find the highways riddled with mortal danger.

With over 50,000 vehicles plying one way every day, the Dhaka-Chittagong road is full of potholes, and chaotic and unfit to accommodate such a volume of traffic.

Dhaka-Mymensingh highway has become unusable due to large ditches and potholes all the way. Bus operators have suspended their services to 28 destinations in Mymensingh region.

There are two ways to go to Sylhet — one is via Tongi through the Kaliganj-Ghorashal road and the other through Jatrabari. The road through Kaliganj is so narrow that once a vehicle breaks down there, miles of tailbacks occur instantly. The road through Jatrabari remains jam-packed with vehicles most of the time. The main highway to Sylhet still remains good but potholes have started to appear at many points. Maintenance is urgent here before it gets worse.

Full story: The Daily Star

RE POWER Bangladesh 2011

10 06 2011

RE POWER Bangladesh 2011 will offer Renewable Energy solutions and showcase the latest green energy products, technologies, services, and information related to Energy and the Environment, including everything associated in the new and renewable energy fields.

10.30 am to 7.30 pm
13 – 15 October 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangabandhu International Conference Centre