Celebrating Pahela Baishakh

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...

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Opinion: Pahela Baishakh and Olama League’s Haram ‘fatwa’

Bangladesh Awami Olama League claims Pahela Baishakh celebration is ‘Haram’. So then, is our government upholding a ‘Haram’ culture as it is a public holiday? Are the 160 million Bangalis observing...

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

Vuvuzela banned at Bangla new year celebration

Vuvuzela, matches and lighters have been banned at Mongol Shovajatra brought out from the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka every year to celebrate the Bangla new year, the home minister says.

May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

Why not forming taskforce to address rights violation by cops: HC

High Court asks government to explain why it should not direct to form a permanent task force to address the incident of violation of human rights by law enforcers.

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

Naboborsho in Delhi

The weather in the Indian capital was just right for ushering in the Noboborsho – cool breeze, chunks of clouds gliding across an azure sky and the

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

Star-studded Baishakhi celebration

It was a star-studded scenario at the Trust Auditorium in the capital on Pahela Baishakh as hundreds of celebrities gathered at the venue

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

Sexual assault on women and minor on Pahela Baishakh

THERE are no words to express the shock and disgust at the sexual assault of young women and a minor at the Suhrawardy Udyan gate

April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015

Bangalees celebrate Pahela Baishakh 1422

Thousands of people gathered at Ramna Park and on Dhaka University campus to welcome the Bengali New Year 1422. Authorities concerned chalked out several traditional programmes to celebrate the...

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

“No Pahela Baishakh without panta-ilish”… Kona

Popular singer Kona will celebrate Pahela Baishakh in Dhaka this time.

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

Shimu's Baishakh plans

In her short career, Sumaiya Shimu has appeared in many hit TV plays, and continues to act with great enthusiasm.

April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015

A festival for all Bangladeshis

PAHELA Baishakh provides us with a reason to start afresh on a clean slate, to do away with all that is toxic and renew ourselves with