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Restaurants Vandalised in City PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 May 2011


Workers vandalised several open and serving restaurants on May Day—a holiday—in different parts of the capital.

Police said the vandalism started at 10am and lasted until noon in Karwanbazar, Gulistan and Hazaribagh areas.

Tejgaon police sub-inspector Mohammad Asad told that the labourers vandalised eight to nine shops in Karwanbazar alone.

Neglect Sets the Killer on Prowl PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 March 2011


Nurul Islam Hasib
TB (tuberculosis), the two-lettered disease, is certainly not equally short in its implications, though evening practitioners often tend to disregard the national guideline on treatment of the ailment.

However, this fatal disregard by the medical practitioners is only adding to the rising rate of the multidrug resistant (MDR) disease of TB in Bangladesh, complicating the fight against the disease.

Saraswati Puja being Celebrated PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 February 2011

Hindus all over the world are celebrating Saraswati Puja to pay obeisance to the goddess of wisdom and learning, and the deity for fine and performing arts — Saraswati.

Saraswati Puja, performed on the Vasant Panchami day every year, is celebrated across the country, mostly in educational institutions, where the Hindu students seek the blessings of Ma Saraswati.

Christmas Celebrations Begin PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 December 2010

The Christian community in Bangladesh has started celebrating their biggest festival Christmas.

Archbishop Paulinus Costa inaugurated the celebrations in Dhaka on Friday cutting cakes at St. Mary's Cathedral at Kakrail.

Churches around the country have been illuminated and decorated with flowers on the even Christmas.

Nation Observe Poet Sufia Kamal's 11th Death Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 November 2010

The nation is observing on Saturday the 11th death anniversary of eminent poet Sufia Kamal, who also played a key role in women empowerment in the country.

She was born in Barisal on June 20, 1911 and died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital on November 20, 1999.

Durga Puja Ends PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 October 2010

The biggest Hindu festival of Durga Puja has ended with Bisarjan, the ceremonial immersion of Goddess Durga in rivers or water bodies.

Sunday was Bijaya Dashami, the final day of the five-day festival. It was a government State holiday has been being observed on this auspicious day.

Durga Puja Begins with Mahashashthhi PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Maha Shashthhi has begun with Shashthyadi Kalparambha.

The whole country along with the capital has got a festive look on the occasion of Durga Puja, the biggest Hindu festival in Bangladesh.

The first phase of the festivities began with the Mahalaya, invoking of Goddess Durga, on Oct 7 which will terminate with Bisarjan on Oct 17.

Lailatul Qadr Tonight PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 September 2010

Lailatul Qadr will be observed across the country with due respect and religious solemnity on Monday night.

This night is believed to be the night when Allah revealed the Quran to the Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM).

Population Census in Mar 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 August 2010

The 5th population and housing census will be carried out in the country for five days from Mar 15 next year.

Planning minister A K Khandker told journalists that the decision was taken at a meeting of the National Statistics Council, held at the Statistics Building at the capital's Agargaon, on Thursday.

Shab-e-Barat July 27 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The holy Shab-e-Barat will be observed across the country on July 27.

The decision came from a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at the Islamic Foundation.

The Foundation said in a statement on Monday that the moon of Sha'ban month of Hijri 1431 could be sighted nowhere in the country.

5th Dhaka Motor Show Kicks Off PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 March 2010

The 5th Lucas Dhaka Motor Show kicked off on Thursday, with over 60 companies, including dealers and distributors, displaying their wares.

Commerce minister Faruque Khan inaugurated the event at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The minister asked the banks to provide car loans on lower interests.

World Food Day being observed PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 October 2009

Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation brought out a rally in the city to mark the World Food Day on Friday. This year's theme of the day is 'Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis'.

Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury inaugurated the day's events through the rally followed by a procession that started from Khamar Bari, participated among others by agriculturists, scientists, officials and members of the public.

Hand washing reduces incidences of fatal diseases PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 October 2009

Over 50,000 children die of diarrhoeal diseases every year in Bangladesh but 40 percent of those incidences can be reduced through the practice of hand washing.

Hand washing can also help reduce respiratory problems by 25 percent, according to a study conducted jointly by UNICEF and World Health Organisation.

Shabana Celebrates Power of Art PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 September 2009

Tears rolled out from her eyes when Shabana Azmi stood before the works of painter Shahabuddin Ahmed.

"I am completely's impossible to stand in front of his paintings without having a deep reaction," she told reporters Sunday as she reviewed the display prior to the formal launch of his solo show at Bengal Gallery in the capital.

Hasina, 62 on Monday, to Spend Time with Family PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 September 2009

Sheikh Hasina turns 62 Monday and will spend her birthday, her friends say, with her "full family" for the first time in many years.

The prime minister, now in New York, will fly to Washington early on the day to be with his son Sajib Wajed Joy, who lives in Baltimore, Washington.

Devotees Celebrate Kumari Puja PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 September 2009

Thousands of Hindu devotees thronged revered Ramkrishna Mission in Dhaka to worship Kumari Devi on Saturday as part of their biggest religious festival-- Sharadiya Durga Puja.

Kumari Puja is a vital part of the annual festival when devotees offer prayer on 'Mahaashtami' with the belief that the Goddess, although omnipresent, exists in the virgin. Reverence to female children as goddesses is an age-old part of the celebration.

Mahalaya Ushers Durga Puja Festivities PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 19 September 2009

The festivities of the biggest religious event of Hindus in Bangladesh, Durga Puja, started on Friday through the observance of Mahalaya.

Sasthi Puja will begin through ceremonial awakening of goddess Durga on Sep 18. Earthen vessels have been installed at temples including Dakeshwari National Temple.

Memories of Bangladeshi couple haunt relatives PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 September 2009

The World Trade Center catastrophe in New York on Sep 11, 2001 claimed the 2,752 lives, 50 of whom were Bangladeshi nationals. Nurul Haq Miah and Shakila Yasmin Tumpa were the only couple to die.

Eight years on, their relatives think the void they left behind can never be filled. Sharif Chowdhury, who lost daughter Tumpa to the tragedy, hasn't been able to get over the morning.

PM Opens Nazrul Complex on the Poet's Death Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 August 2009

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday opened Nazrul Complex beside the central mosque on the Dhaka University campus on the 33rd death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

She inaugurated the complex at around 7am and had a look around. She later placed wreath on the poet's grave at the mosque premises.

Millions Seek Goodwill, Good Fortune On Shab-e-Barat PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2009

Millions of Bangladeshis were observing Shab-e-Barat on Thursday, the night that brings annual hopes of forgiveness and good fortune amid traditional festivities.

Muslims traditionally believe that God reviews all people's past deeds on the night, one of the most sacred of the Islamic calendar.

Shab-e-Meraj Being Observed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 July 2009

The holy night of Shab-e-Meraj was being observed Monday, as Muslims marked the ascent of prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) to heaven to meet God.

The holy night began following Esha prayers at mosques across the country.

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