New Year

'I'll never forget the year my dream came true'

Lionel Messi signed off for 2022 by hailing the year when he won the World Cup as one he "will never be able to forget".

From an incorrigible New Year enthusiast

Let’s think of some out-of-the-box ways to tackle even the most formidable of problems.

Cover Story / New Year’s celebration across cultures

The one thing we do know for sure about the year 2023 is how the world will welcome it.

Travelling before the end of the year

The year 2021 has been a difficult time for all of us. With a few days left of the year, you deserve a holiday, one to pamper yourself.

Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news?

'Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners'

Myanmar President Htin Kyaw pardons at least 63 political prisoners on the country's traditional New Year Sunday, according to a watchdog group, in his first major political act since he was sworn in last month.

Unluckiest couple loses $52 million lottery win

This UK couple who was reportedly denied $52 million in winnings due to a faulty smartphone app.

Happy New Year / How footballers welcomed 2016

Let’s look at how some of the top stars in world football welcomed 2016, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez posting on social media.

New books, big smiles

For schoolchildren all over the country, the first morning of the New Year came with the refreshing smell of fresh textbooks. As they went to their respective schools braving the morning chill yesterday, they each were handed over a new set of textbooks at all primary and secondary schools. Beaming with joy, some students held the books up in the air, while some were flipping through the pages after receiving them with a feeling of sheer happiness written on their faces.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Goodbye, welcome

As we say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016, the last thing we want to see this year is poisonous politics taking lives and wrecking welfare of people.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

President, PM greet nation on New Year's Eve

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greet the countrymen on the occasion of New Year 2016.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

World begins marking start of 2016 (video)

The world begins celebrating the New Year, with revellers in Australia and New Zealand among the first to usher in 2016.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Security alert for Australian nationals in Dhaka

Australia alerts its nationals over possible security threat in Dhaka – possibly in connection with New Year celebrations.