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  • 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”.

  • No Hilsa on PM’s Pahela Baishakh menu

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will not have Hilsa dishes on her Pahela Baishakh menu during the celebrations this year.

  • Hilsa the mystery fish

    A lot has been said about whether to eat Hilsa fish during this Pahela Baishakh. But how much do we know about this interesting, often enigmatic fish Bangalis are so proud of? Do we know why we never find any Hilsa without eggs, why they die as soon as they are taken out of water?