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Bangladesh’s traditional fabric Jamdani festival begins

A five-week Jamdani Festival 2019 was jointly organised by the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB) and Bengal Foundationat Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi. A weaver crafts Jamdani at the Jamdani Festival 2019 in Dhaka, on Friday, Sept 6. Photo: Md Abu Sufian Jewel/UNB Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni (far right) and President of the World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific Region Dr ... Read More »

Five-week-long Jamdani festival begins in Dhaka Friday

Dhaka, Sept 3 ( UNB) – A five- week long Jamdani festival will begin at Bengal Shilpalay in the city’s Dhanmondi on Friday. Bengal Foundation organised the festival in association with World Crafts Council. A press conference on the festival was held at Bengal Boi in the city on Tuesday. Addressing the press conference, President of the National Crafts Council ... Read More »

Five-week-long Jamdani festival begins in Dhaka Friday

A five- week long Jamdani festival will begin at Bengal Shilpalay in the city’s Dhanmondi on Friday. Bengal Foundation organised the festival in association with World Crafts Council. A press conference on the festival was held at Bengal Boi in the city on Tuesday. Addressing the press conference, President of the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh Rafiqul Islam said it ... Read More »

Thousands drenched in red in Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ battle

Bunol (AP/UNB) — More than 20,000 people are pelting each other with ripe tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction. The party saw 145 tons of tomatoes offloaded from six trucks into crowds packing Buñol’s streets for the midday hour-long battle Wednesday. The fight leaves participants and ... Read More »

Dhakabashi’s Eid rally celebrates the festival

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – To celebrate the holy Eid-Ul-Adha in the capital, the socio-cultural voluntary organization ‘Dhakabashi’ arranged a vibrant and festive Eid rally at TSC of Dhaka University on Wednesday. Keeping the ongoing catastrophic dengue-crisis in mind, this year’s slogan of the rally was “Be alert and aware to prevent Dengue”. State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M ... Read More »

PM Hasina to exchange greetings on Eid day

Dhaka, Aug 10, 2019 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will exchange greetings with the cross section of people, including party leaders and workers, judges and foreign diplomats, at her official Ganabhaban residence on August 12 on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims. Read More »

Sacrificial animals being brought to capital’s markets before Eid

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – Cattle markets in the city are getting prepared ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in full swing as traders bring a huge number of sacrificial animals from across the country to the capital for sales. Visiting different cattle markets in the city, the UNB correspondent found that structures for keeping the cattle are being prepared in the makeshift ... Read More »

Eid-ul-Azha on Aug 12

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on August 12 as the new moon of the Arabic month of Zilhaj was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday. State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah made the announcement after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at ... Read More »

London to host Miss World final,130 contestants for crown

The world’s largest annual international event returns to London for its 69thyear London, 2 July 2019 – The Miss World Organisation, led by Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO, has today announced exciting plans to bring 130 incredible women from all over the world to London for a three-week festival and the Miss World Final. Contestants will arrive in London on ... Read More »

PM greets all on Eid-ul-Fitr

Dhaka, Jun 5 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day visit to Finland, urged all to pray for Bangladesh’s continued socio-economic development. “I’d like to tell all to pray so that the country’s socioeconomic uplift and its dignity in the international [arena] continue,” she said in a video message. She also extended her Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to the people ... Read More »

Rain dampens Eid celebrations

Dhaka, June 5 — The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of Muslims in Bangladesh, was dampened by incessant rainfall since Wednesday morning. On this day, people usually go out in a festive mood but the downpour forced many to stay indoors. Many areas in the capital have gone under water. The Met Office in a bulletin said parts of ... Read More »

Eid Wednesday says Minister Abdullah in revised decision

Dhaka, June 4 – Holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Wednesday as the Shawwal moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday. The decision was taken at the second meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Tuesday night after reassessing the information about the Shawwal moon sighting. State Minister for ... Read More »

Dhaka dwellers crowd markets for last-minute Eid shopping

Dhaka, June 3 (UNB) – With the Eid-ul-Fitr only one or two days away, shoppers on Monday crowded all the shopping malls, markets and makeshift shops in the city as many left it for the eleventh hour. Visiting different shopping malls and markets in New Market, Elephant Road, Gulistan, Paltan, Shantinager, Mouchak and Panthapath areas on Monday, the UNB correspondent ... Read More »

‘Missing’ BNP leaders’ families given Khaleda’s Eid gifts

Dhaka, Jun 2 (UNB) – BNP, on behalf of its jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia, on Sunday provided eid gifts to the relatives of its leaders who remain ‘missing’ for a long time. Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir handed over the gifts to the relatives of the missing BNP leaders at Khaleda’s Gulshan office. In a brief address, Fakhrul ... Read More »

Dhaka’s wayside shops attract fixed-income people

Dhaka, June 2 – A large number of vendors have set up makeshift shops on the capital’s footpaths and lanes along major streets and markets to claim their stakes in the frenzied Eid shopping. These shops, offering goods at cheaper prices, usually attract lower-middle-class and poor people but many from the middle class also visit them. Items that are on ... Read More »

Unfit motor Launch back to service makes Eid trips risky

Keraniganj, May 31 (UNB) – Workers of some 30 dockyards in and around Keraniganj are passing a busy period in their respective dockyards in refurbishing the old and unfit launches to earn extra money ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr. One of the most abiding features of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival among Bangladeshis is the almost ritual practice of going home for the ... Read More »

ঈদে গ্রামমুখো মানুষের নিরাপদে যাতায়াত নিশ্চিত করুন -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

পবিত্র ঈদুল ফিতর উপলক্ষে নাড়ীরটানে বাড়িফেরা মানুষের নিরাপদে ও নির্বিগ্নে যাতায়াত নিশ্চিত করার দাবি জানিয়েছেন ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই। আজ এক বিবৃতিতে তিনি বলেন, রাজধানীসহ শহরে বসবাসরত অধিকাংশ মানুষ গ্রামমুখি। তাই বিভিন্ন উৎসব উপলক্ষে তারা গ্রামে ফেরে থাকেন। কিন্তু দুই ঈদে গ্রামে ফেরা মানুষের বিভিন্ন সমস্যা দেখা যায় যেমন- পরিবহন সমস্যা, ভাড়া ... Read More »

Minister Mozammel to join Modi’s swearing-in: FM

Dhaka, May 26 (UNB) – Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque will represent Bangladesh at the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi is likely to take oath as Indian Prime Minister for the second term on May 30 at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening.  Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Minister Mozammel ... Read More »

BD railway faces huge crowd for advance Eid Festival tickets

Dhaka, May 25 – A massive crowd was seen at Kamalapur Railway Station and Airport Railway station as Hundreds of ticket-seekers thronged the ticket counters. Everyone needed a ticket of June 3. Ticket seekers gathered at the stations in huge numbers for the fourth consecutive day especially at Kamalapur and Airport railway stations with some people waiting for the counters ... Read More »

Eiffel Tower’s 130th birthday: Laser show for Iron Lady

Paris, May 16 (AP/UNB) — Paris wished the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday Wednesday with an elaborate nighttime laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history. Earlier in the day, the monument invited 1,300 children to a giant “snack time” beneath the tower known as the Iron Lady. After nightfall, a 12-minute laser display began flashing across the facade in shows ... Read More »

Huawei unveils Y Max phablet in BD on the occasion of Eid

Dhaka, May 8 – Huawei has unveiled its new attraction Y Max phablet in Bangladesh with extra facility for gaming and watching features. The hybrid fabulous device, combining the size format of smartphone and tablet, is equipped with super large dewdrop display, strong battery support, high-performed processor and powerful RAM. Huawei Y Max phablet, the new device of the world’s ... Read More »