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  • Pahela Baishakh celebration in pictures

    Bangalees throughout the country are celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions.

  • The Ballad of Baishakh

    This beige silk sari paired with a red blouse and traditional jewellery makes you stand out, complemented by the reflected gleam of the sun. If you are more about making a statement than just turning heads, this how you cannot go wrong.

  • Violence against women increasing, says Anisuzzaman

    Despite progress of women in different socio-economic and cultural fields, violence against women is continuing to dim their success, speakers say.

  • 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.

  • In colour, in festivity

    The nation in a most colourful way celebrated Pahela Baishakh on Thursday, despite security concerns and a ban on outdoor

  • No-hilsa campaign worked well

    The sale of hilsa dropped significantly at retail markets the day before Pahela Baishakh, thanks to social media campaigns and calls to

  • Hot, sunny day awaits revellers

    The weather may remain sunny and hot, taking a toll on hundreds of people going out to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, today.

  • Festivity all around

    The Bangla year 1423 arrives, ushering in renewed vigour and a sense of joy among the Bangalees.

  • 10 tips to survive unbearable summer heat

    The summer is here and the heat of the sun is becoming unbearable. Thanks to the Equinox phenomenon (sun's direct position above the equator line), people get heatstroke, fall sick in this season. And children and elder people suffer the most.

  • save-hilsa

    To eat or not to eat Hilsa this Pahela Baishakh

    Pahela Baisakh in Dhaka at the Suhrawardi Udyan fare with Hilsa and panta bhat. A writer-poet, now living in Canada, made the claim sometime back that it was he and his group of friends who started the fad.

  • 9.5 tonnes of hilsa fry seized in Chittagong

    A mobile court yesterday seized around 9.5 tonnes of jatka (hilsa fry less than 10 inches in length) worth Tk 2 crore from eight fish cold storages in Chittagong city.

  • Hilsa delight for hoarders

    Comes Pahela Baishakh, comes opportunity for hilsa hoarders.

  • No mask on Pahela Baishakh

    The celebration of Pahela Baishakh this year will see a major change as the government has slapped a ban on wearing masks in "Mongol Shovajatra" on Dhaka University campus.