Bangla New Year

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Fifty fall sick after having Baishakh feast

At least 50 people became sick after having food at a Pahela Baishakh programme in Kachua upazila town on Thursday.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

In colour, in festivity

The nation in a most colourful way celebrated Pahela Baishakh on Thursday, despite security concerns and a ban on outdoor

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

No-hilsa campaign worked well

The sale of hilsa dropped significantly at retail markets the day before Pahela Baishakh, thanks to social media campaigns and calls to

April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016

50 fall sick after having Panta-Ilish in Bagerhat

At least fifty people including women and children fall sick after having Panta-Ilish at a Bangla New Year celebration programme organised by the Kachua Upazila Parishad in Bagerhat.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Pahela Baishakh, Halkhata, and memories

Are the Bangla New Year and Halkhata celebrations today similar to the way they were back in the ‘50's or ‘60’s? How did Bangalis welcome the New Year in those days?

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Pahela Baishakh celebrated

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, was celebrated amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions prompted by last year’s women assault on Dhaka University campus.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Hot, sunny day awaits revellers

The weather may remain sunny and hot, taking a toll on hundreds of people going out to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, today.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

Scorching heat likely on Pahela Baishakh

The weather outlook for celebration of Pahela Baishakh, Bangla New Year, this year is bleak with a forecast of scorching heat and “unbearable” humidity. The weather will yeild a lot of sweat, which will not dry up and result in discomforting experience – especially within a crowd.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

4 Mymensingh ‘JMB militants’ held with gunpowder

Detectives claim of arresting four militants of banned militant group JMB from Mymensingh Sadar upazila.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

No hilsa on PM Hasina's menu

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to strike hilsa off tomorrow's menu at her official residence, Gono Bhaban, in an effort to discourage people from having jatka (hilsa fry) on Pahela Baishakh.