Bengali New Year

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

No clash between religion and culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said culture has no clash with religion -- referring to numerous attacks on cultural programmes including bombings at Pahela Baishakh celebration.

April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018

Trump admin wishes joyous Pahela Baishakh

The Trump administration greets Bengalis across the world on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Obama’s greetings on Pahela Baishakh

US President Barack Obama today sent his greetings to Bangladeshi peoples on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year.

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

PM urges all to exercise tolerance

Extending her heartfelt greetings to all, including expatriate Bangladeshis on Pahela Baishakh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says everybody needs to exercise tolerance as it is essential for the country's uninterrupted development.

April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016

Evening ban to limit festivity

Slapping a ban on outdoor programmes in the evening of Pahela Baishakh should not be a way to protect women; it will only add fuel to extremism opposed to women's freedom, rights activists said yesterday.

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.

April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016

‘Will not have Hilsa on Pahela Baishakh’

Hilsa, our national fish, has become an inseparable part of Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations, but experts say the practice has no roots in a thousand years of Bengali tradition.

March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016

Persona offers Pahela Baishakh discounts

Celebrating the occasion of the Bengali New Year, Persona will be offering 12% off on rebonding and 10% off on hair colouring.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

Police brutality again!

We deplore in the strongest possible terms the police brutality on the activists, some of them women, who were demanding the arrest and trial of criminals who, as an orgainsed gang, sexually harassed a number of women during the Bengali New Year.

April 25, 2015
April 25, 2015

The outrage and issues thereof

THERE is understandable outrage at the alleged sexual assault of at least 20 women by a large group of men during the Bengali New Year celebrations at the Dhaka University.