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Your go-to guide to hosting a Shakrain party at the heart of old Dhaka

Shakrain, also known as ‘Poush Songkranti’, takes place to mark the last day of the Bangla month, Poush. It will take place on 14 January this year, with last year’s festivity observed in a limited scale to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Whether you are hosting for the first time or need a refresher, let us give some pointers to have a fun event this year!

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Padma Bridge opening: AL in US to hold rally in front of World Bank

On the day of the inauguration of Padma Bridge, the US chapter of Awami League and its affiliated organisations are set to hold a “joyous rally” in front of the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

Your go-to guide to hosting a Shakrain party at the heart of old Dhaka

Shakrain, also known as ‘Poush Songkranti’, takes place to mark the last day of the Bangla month, Poush. It will take place on 14 January this year, with last year’s festivity observed in a limited scale to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Whether you are hosting for the first time or need a refresher, let us give some pointers to have a fun event this year!

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

Fireworks, negligence and accidents: Lessons to learn from past celebrations

Every year the sky of Old Dhaka is lit up with fireworks to mark Shakrain Festival, and this year will be no different.

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 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Festive look in Bangladesh hills

The majestic and mysterious hills might look serene from a distant. However, as one travels along the winding roads in the three hill districts, the exuberance ahead of the New Year among the ethnic communities there cannot go unnoticed.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Volunteers to keep vigil for women's safety

Narir Jonno Nirapod Bangladesh Andolon, a new platform of social, cultural and human rights organisations, will remain vigilant at and around Dhaka University to ensure women's safety during the celebration of Bangla New Year.

March 27, 2016
March 27, 2016

Rolling Stones unleash rock and roll on massive Cuban crowd

The Rolling Stones unleash two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden there.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

Birthday of Bangabandhu today

The 96th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being celebrated across the country today with due respect.

January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016

Solution in short time

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday assured agitating public university teachers that she'd deal with their demands so that the ongoing stalemate over "disparities" in the new pay scale could be resolved in the quickest time possible, claimed teachers.