Pahela Baishakh

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

2001 Ramna Batamul blast: Death row convict Mufti Shafiqur arrested

Rapid Action Battalion today arrested Mufti Shafiqur Rahman, a death row convict in the bomb blasts during Pahela Baishakh celebrations  21 years ago at Ramna Batamul in 2001.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Why is Pahela Baishakh celebrated on different dates in West Bengal and Bangladesh?

This is the year 1429 in the Bengali calendar. However, since many argue that if Emperor Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar 438 years ago, why is it the year 1429 in the calendar?

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Bangladesh celebrates Pahela Baishakh 1429 in full swing after 2 years

After two years of Covid-19 pandemic related restrictions, the welcoming ceremony of Bangla New Year began this morning (April 14) with numerous shades and colours.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Pahela Baishakh 1429 ushered in at Ramna Batamul

After two long years, the welcoming ceremony of Bangla New Year has begun at Ramna Batamul with the first rays of today’s morning sun.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

No clash between religion and culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said culture has no clash with religion -- referring to numerous attacks on cultural programmes including bombings at Pahela Baishakh celebration.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

All Pahela Baishakh celebrations must end by 2:00pm: DMP Commissioner 

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam today said all public events celebrating Pahela Baishakh must end by 2:00pm on April 14.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

Pahela Baishakh is back

It is a Bengali festival like no other, for Bengalis and Bangladeshis of all walks of life feel pulled to the festivities for it traditional

April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021

Token Mongol Shobhajatra maintaining health rules at Dhaka University

Dhaka University is celebrating the Pahela Baishakh 1428 with a token programme, on a small scale, due to the current coronavirus situation.

April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021

'Strict lockdown': 1st day of Ramadan, Pahela Baishakh marked by mostly vacant Dhaka streets

The seven-day "strict lockdown" has begun this Pahela Baishakh morning with only a few people on Dhaka streets amid heavy presence of law enforcers to implement the restriction.

April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019

Pahela Baishakh celebrated

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, was celebrated across the country amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions.