The backlash against Pahela Baishakh and broader Bengali culture is unlikely to be resolved any time soon.
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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.
The Trump administration greets Bengalis across the world on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.
US President Barack Obama today sent his greetings to Bangladeshi peoples on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.