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Nation celebrated Pahela Baishakh

Pahela Baishakh

MNA Feature Desk: As dawn broke today, thousands of people thronged the streets and different popular places in the capital and elsewhere across the country as the nation celebrated its traditional and vibrant festival Pahela Baishakh to welcome the Bangla New Year 1425. The day broke with the chirping of birds as usual, but the singing of “Esho hey Baishakh esho esho” everywhere in Bangladesh gave the day really a festive dimension. Rich in culture, tradition and heritage, people of all castes, creeds and classes take the same identity as Bangalis are to welcome the first day of the Bangla ...

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Google celebrates Pahela Baishakh


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Search engine giant Google is celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year, by replacing its regular home page graphic with a special doodle for the Bangladeshi surfers. Google’s new Doodle Saturday featured a parade of colorful banners in the shape of an elephant and Mangal Shobhajatra, reported news agency. The calendar was originally commissioned by Mughal Emperor Akbar who introduced the calendar to facilitate tax collections in the spring-just after the harvest. Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, ...

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NBR to organize Halkhata Day on Apr 14

Halkhata Day

MNA Business Desk: National Board of Revenue (NBR) will organise Halkhata Day marking Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, reported news agency. “As April 14 is a public holiday, the NBR will begin its Bengali New Year celebration programme the next day (April 15),” NBR Chairman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told journalists at his office Tuesday. NBR is going to organize ‘Halkhata Day’ for the second time as it first observed day last year on the occasion of ‘Choitra Sangkranti’, a day before the first day of Bengali New Year. Like last year, the NBR will consider offering ...

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Bijli on the eve of New Year


MNA culture & Entertainment Desk: Country’s first superhero film Bijli will be released on April 13. On the eve of Pahela Baishakh the film is aiming to draw in huge audience in the primarily selected 100 cinema halls. Bobby stepping into the eighth year of her career has acted as the superhero in the film. It also needs to be added that the film is the production by Bobby’s newly established house Bobstar. Some segments of the film have been filmed below 35 degrees in Iceland. Apart from these the film also boasts a star-studded cast with the likes of ...

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JnU celebrates Pahela Baishakh with traditional festivity


MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): Jagannath University (JnU) on Friday celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1424, amid huge enthusiasm and traditional gaiety. The auspicious occasion started with bringing out Mongol Shobha Jatra, a procession seeking well-being of all, with decorative replicas of animals as well as elements of Bangali culture led by JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Mijanur Rahman along with the participation of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon as Chief Guest from the university Shaheed Minar premises at 9:00am. At this, students, with traditional Baishakhi attire, of different educational institutions of ...

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Chaitra Sankranti: The end of Bangla year 1423

Chaitra Sankranti

MNA Feature Desk: The country is taking preparations to say goodbye to the running Bangla year 1423 amid the Chaitra Sankranti celebration today (Thursday) and will welcome the Bangla new calendar year 1424 tomorrow (Friday) through Pahela Baishakh celebration. Chaitra Sankranti is an age-old festival of rural Bangla which marks the last day of a Bangla year. The Bangla calendar is solar, with the year beginning on Pahela Baishakh. Chaitra Sankranti is being observed for hundreds of years marking the last day of the Bangla year. Usually rural people arranged festivals to celebrate the end of one year and the ...

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NBR to celebrate Halkhata on Pahela Baishakh


MNA Business Desk: For the first time in line with Bangla tradition, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to celebrate Halkhata on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year. It will observe the day with a slogan ‘Receiving arrear tax, not collection” to motivate the taxpayers in paying due taxes. In business terms, it coincides with the opening of Halkhata, the new book of accounts drawing a balance sheet of the year gone by. “On the day of Chaitra Sankranti, we will offer our tax payers sweets at our offices countrywide so that people can pay ...

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Pahela Baishakh wall art vandalized with burnt engine oil


MNA National Desk: A group of unknown miscreants spoiled a wall illustrations at Chittagong University made for the occasion of Bengali New Year by the students of the university’s Fine Arts Institutes. The incident has been reported from the port city’s Chatteshwari Road, where the Fine Arts Institute (FAI) is located, said police. Chawkbazar police OC Nurul Huda said four men on two motorcycles arrived at the sport just after 1am and threw burnt engine oil to the wall painted by the Fine Arts’ students and fled from the spot splashed. However, police could not arrest any of the miscreants ...

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Don’t take hilsa on Pahela Baishakh menu: Sheikh Hasina


MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina urged the citizens not to eat hilsa in Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, to help boost production of the country’s national fish. “Please, don’t take hilsha on Pahela Baishakh, don’t catch hilsa. Please, take khichuri, vegetables, burned dry chili and omelet or egg fry on the day,” she said. The premier made the request while addressing a press conference at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon. The press conference was convened to brief the media about the outcome of her just-concluded official visit to India. However, the prime minister ...

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