Bangla New Year

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

Ramna Batamul case in limbo

It has been almost 20 years since the dreadful Ramna Batamul carnage during a Chhayanaut event, which saw the death of 10 people.

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

Bhutan PM enjoys the Bangla New Year

The spirit of our cultural festivity filled the air as the rays of the early morning sun of the Bangla New Year 1426, beamed with the

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

The secular spirit of Pahela Baishakh

Let us think about the origin of the Bangla Naboborsho, how it evolved through the years and what the current status of this Naboborsho is.

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Ramna Batamul Carnage: Justice tangled up in High Court

The death references and appeals of the 2001 sensational Ramna Batamul carnage case have been pending with the High Court for nearly five years due to legal tangles.

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Pahela Baishakh: Look back at roots of the festival

Taxation systems must have gone through many reforms over the past 400 years. But perhaps nothing was so phenomenal than the one reform that took place in 1585.

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

The Panta magic

Pahela Baishakh celebrations seem incomplete without plates of Panta Bhaat, served with Bhorta or fish. For decades, Bangalees, on their New Year, have been treating themselves to the traditional delicacies.

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

Pohela Boishakh preparations at JKKNIU

The Fine Arts Department of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) is preparing in full swing for the upcoming Pohela Boishakh celebrations.

April 14, 2018
April 14, 2018

7 Shibir activists held in C’nawabganj

Detectives claim to have arrested seven activists of Chhatra Shibir, the student body of Jamaat-e-Islami, from Chapainawabganj for allegedly planning to carry out an attack to Mongol Shobhajatra in the district town.

April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018

Pahela Baishakh: NBR to organise Halkhata Day

National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to organise Halkhata Day for the second time marking Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.

April 5, 2017
April 5, 2017

Sweets for tax payers on Chaitra Sankranti: NBR

For the very first time in its history, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to offer sweets to the tax payers marking Chaitra Sankranti – the end of the last month of the Bangla Year. In line with Bangla tradition, NBR will also celebrate Halkhata on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.