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Pahela Baishakh

Deafening vuvuzela

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Deafening vuvuzela

Bangladeshis, irrespective of religion, caste or creed celebrate Pahela Baishakh every year. Different traditional Bangali items such as flutes, potteries, handicrafts and fascinating masks are the central attractions of this day. But in recent years vuvuzela has taken the place of flute. It has become a topic of debate whether this should be...

BEING BANGALEE

BEING BANGALEE

As the first gleam of a soft light spread across the Dhaka sky, reflecting off the clouds even before sunrise, people were out in the streets. It was April 14, but far more importantly it was Pahela Boishakh; it was the festival of festivals for every Bangalee, the one celebration that is entirely...

Shaheed Minar vandalised night before Pahela Baishakh

Shaheed Minar vandalised night before Pahela Baishakh

Miscreants damaged the main Shaheed Minar of Polashbari union under Nilphamari Sadar upazila beside Nilphamari-Domar road on Sunday night, hours before Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year. Locals found one of the three pillars of the Shaheed Minar broken as they gathered at the field adjoining the Shaheed Minar to celebrate...

Over 100 Bagerhat prisoners fall sick

Over a hundred prisoners of Bagerhat district jail are undergoing treatment for food poisoning allegedly due to taking special meals provided on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year. With massive diarrhoea, 20 prisoners were admitted to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital at 8:00am on Tuesday, said Dr Koheli Begum, acting resident medical officer (RMO) of the hospital. Forty other diarrhoea patients and 42 more attacked with fever, stomach ache and body ache have received treatment inside the...

Nation celebrates Pahela Baishakh

Nation celebrates Pahela Baishakh

The nation celebrated the Pahela Baishakh, the biggest and most colourful festival and the first day of the Bangla year 1421, on Monday with its customary fanfare and festivity, shedding the preceding year's glooms to oblivion. Thousands turned out on the streets, parks and open spaces since morning as the day is a public...

Pahela Baishakh today

Pahela Baishakh today

The nation celebrates Bangla New Year 1421 today with pomp and splendour. Stages have been set-up at Ramna Batamul and other venues as the capital made preparations to celebrate the biggest carnival of Bangalees -- Pahela Baishakh.   The festivities begin just after sunrise with thousands of people gathering under the banyan tree at Ramna...

PM greets war-wounded freedom fighters

PM greets war-wounded freedom fighters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday greeted the war-wounded freedom fighters sending them sweetmeats and fruits on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh. On behalf of the prime minister, her assistant private secretary Saifuzzaman Sikhor and deputy press secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan handed over the sweetmeats and fruits to the war-wounded freedom fighters at their...

Baishakhi sales cheer boutiques, retailers

Baishakhi sales cheer boutiques, retailers

Fashion houses and boutiques are abuzz with shoppers who are buying clothes for their near and dear ones to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year and the second biggest festival in the country. With political clouds clearing slowly, clothing retailers have registered 30 percent more sales this time than last...

Ramna Batamul Blast

Wait for justice could end after 13 years

As the nation prepares to celebrate Pahela Baishakh tomorrow, the horrifying images of the bomb attack at Ramna Batamul 13 years ago still haunt people and they are still waiting for justice to be delivered. However, their wait could be over within a few months as the trial is done and just one technical issue could hold back the declaration of a date for verdict delivery. Ten people had died in the attack on the crowd that gathered to watch Chhayanaut's...

No chance of militant attack at Ramna Batamul: Minister

No chance of militant attack at Ramna Batamul: Minister

State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan today ruled out the possibility of any militant attack at Ramna Batamul in the capital during the celebration of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year. “There is no chance of any militant attack. All kinds of measures have been taken to ensure that the 2001...

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