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  • 7 Shibir activists held in C’nawabganj

    Detectives claim to have arrested seven activists of Chhatra Shibir, the student body of Jamaat-e-Islami, from Chapainawabganj for allegedly planning to carry out an attack to Mongol Shobhajatra in the district town.

  • Nor’wester lashes Dhaka, 30mm rain recorded

    Met office records 30 milimetre rainfalls as a nor’wester with hailstorm lashes Dhaka on the first day of Bangla new year, Pahela Baishakh.

  • Chhayanaut all set for Pahela Baishakh 1425

    Chhayanaut is an institution devoted to Bengali culture. Founded in 1961, the institution has been celebrating Pahela Baishakh every year since then (except 1971).

  • The Baishakh Daydreams

    Shopping done, the preparations for the delicious Pahela Baishakh meals in place, and even the home looks spic and span. What is left now is to plan the finer details of your own look, after all, what better way than to stand out in your very own style?

  • Nari Nirapotta Jote

    Withdraw time bar on Pahela Baishakh celebrations: Rights body

    After coming down heavily on the government instruction to finish all celebration programmes of Pahela Baishakh at open places by 5:00pm, a women rights body demands withdrawal of such restriction.

  • Pahela Baishakh 1425 Celebration

    Baishakh abar asho!

    The history of the Shobhajatra dates back only from 1989, yet Mangal Shobhajatra is now a signature event in the celebration of Pahela Baishakh; inseparable from our renewed mindset as Bengalis.

  • Extra hours sought for Pahela Baishakh celebration

    A cultural body seeks extra hours for outdoor celebration of Bangla New Year, Pahela Baishakh, which has been limited by the law enforcing agencies.

  • BSA celebrates Chaitra Sangkranti and Pahela Baishakh

    In celebration of Chaitra Sangkranti 1423 and Pahela Baishakh 1424, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged a two-day (April 13-14) celebration programme.

  • Graffiti defaced: Are you seriously surprised?

    Yesterday, when my Facebook newsfeed filled with photos of the besmirched wall paintings done by the students of the Institute of Fine Arts of Chittagong University as part of Pahela Baishakh festivities, I was not surprised.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    No connection between Baishakh celebrations & religion: PM

    Describing Pahela Baishakh celebrations as part of the country's tradition, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon people to stay alert about misinformation regarding the festival.

  • nbr-chief-Md Nojibur Rahman

    Sweets for tax payers on Chaitra Sankranti: NBR

    For the very first time in its history, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to offer sweets to the tax payers marking Chaitra Sankranti – the end of the last month of the Bangla Year. In line with Bangla tradition, NBR will also celebrate Halkhata on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year.

  • Not more than one rider on bike on Pahela Baishakh: Kamal

    The government places a bar on more than one person riding on a motorbike on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year. The motorcyclist also cannot carry any bag on shoulder or hand for security concern on the day, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal tells journalists.

  • Baishakh Fashion 2017

    Pahela Baishakh is a burst of colours. It’s about celebrating all things new and also about rejoicing our traditions. Check out Star Lifestyle’s Baishakhi wardrobe collection, presented through a dazzling fashion show in the most picturesque of locations! Reimagine, reinvent and reinvigorate all things Baishakh!

  • Cop apologises for discourteous behaviour with DU student

    A policeman apologises for his discourteous behaviour with a female student of Dhaka University during Pahela Baishakh celebration at Shahbagh in Dhaka.

  • Obama’s greetings on Pahela Baishakh

    US President Barack Obama today sent his greetings to Bangladeshi peoples on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year.

  • PM urges all to exercise tolerance

    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.

  • Pahela Baishakh, Halkhata, and memories

    Are the Bangla New Year and Halkhata celebrations today similar to the way they were back in the ‘50's or ‘60’s? How did Bangalis welcome the New Year in those days?

  • 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 campus.

  • Melay Jairey and Baishakhi thoughts

    Every Bangla Naboborsho or Bangali New Year, I am deluged with requests for interviews by newspapers, periodicals and television...

  • ‘Curb on Pahela Baishakh celebration surrendering to bigotry’

    Workers Party, key ally of AL led 14-party alliance, reacts against restriction on celebrations of Pahela Baishakh after 5:00pm, demands withdrawal of restriction.

  • RU asks students to end Baishakhi programmes by 5pm

    Rajshahi University authority asks its students to end Pahela Baishakh programmes on the campus by 5:00pm.

  • Mongol Shobhajatra in 1989

    [WATCH] Story of the first Mongol Shobhajatra

    You are wrong if you think that Mongol Shobhajatra began long ago. A group of students of Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University (DU) brought out the first colourful procession marking Pahela Baishakh in 1989.

  • Scorching heat likely on Pahela Baishakh

    The weather outlook for celebration of Pahela Baishakh, Bangla New Year, this year is bleak with a forecast of scorching heat and “unbearable” humidity. The weather will yeild a lot of sweat, which will not dry up and result in discomforting experience – especially within a crowd.

  • 4 Mymensingh ‘JMB militants’ held with gunpowder

    Detectives claim of arresting four militants of banned militant group JMB from Mymensingh Sadar upazila.

  • Afzal-Samina-Fahmida collaborate on Baishaki show

    After a long hiatus, popular actor, director and television host Afzal Hossain is coming up with a special programme for BTV on Pahela Baishakh.

  • Evening ban to limit festivity

    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.

  • No hilsa on PM Hasina's menu

    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.

  • One year on, culprits still at large

    A year has gone by but law enforcers could not even properly identify the people responsible for the sexual assault on women on Pahela Baishakh last year.

  • Baishakh sales peak

    Local clothing retailers are expanding their businesses to cash in on the shopping spree ahead of Pahela Baishakh, the largest cultural festival in the country.

  • Curb on Pahela Baishakh celebration a medieval thinking: Sultana Kamal

    Demanding withdrawal of restrictions on Pahela Baishakh celebration programme, rights activist Sultana Kamal says the decision is reflection of “medieval thought”.

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