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Raids against stockpiling of onion begins

Dhaka, Oct 01 – The governmenton Tuesday started carrying out drives against stopping stockpilings of onion in the wholesale markets at different places in the country including Khatunganj in Chattagram and Shaympur in Dhaka to control price of onions in the retail markets. Read More »

4-day Program of Disabled People’s Orgs begins

Dhaka, Sept 29 – The National Alliance of Disabled People’s Organisations (NADPO) has started a 4-day programme to press their 5 demands beginning on Sunday through a press conference at the National Press Club Dhaka. The programme will continue till October 2, says a press release. Read More »

Global Climate Strike begins in Asia, Greta to lead from NY

Courtesy, BBC: Demonstrations are already taking place in Bangkok and later in the day protests are planned in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar. Many of these events will be on a much smaller scale than what we’re seeing in Australia right now though, and a few other countries like Singapore or South Korea have protests planned only on the ... Read More »

Hurricane death toll in Bahamas at 30 as aid begins to land

Carrying possessions in plastic bags, some weary Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained momentum. The death toll rose to 30. A few hundred people gathered at the partly flooded Leonard M. Thompson airport on Abaco island in ... 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 »

Documentary film show begins

Cultural Correspondent A six-day documentary film and project show begins in the city on Monday for the third time to promote independent filmmakers, directors and producers of the South Asian countries. The Dhaka DocLab, a south Asian project market for documentary filmmakers, has organised the show at the Liberation War Museum in Agargaon from August 26 to August 31. The ... Read More »

Group art show ‘Colours’ begins at AF Dhaka

A group art exhibition titled ‘Colours’ has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka on Friday. Eminent architect and poet Rabiul Hossain attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest while eminent artist Kanak Chapa Chakma also attended the event as the special guest. Read More »

Week-long folk art exhibition begins at EMK

Entertainment Desk The EMK Center will be hosting two events on its premises in Dhanmondi of the capital. In celebration of the International Tiger Day 2019 (created in 2010 at St. Petersburg Tiger Summit). As a part of the celebration, a seminar on ‘Tiger Conservation in Bangladesh’ will be held at 4:30pm at EMK Center. Zoology Professor from Jahangirnagar University ... Read More »

Bangladesh Agriculture Census – VI begins

Dhaka, June 9 – The sixth Agriculture Census of Bangldesh began in the country on Sunday to collect the latest information on crops, fisheries and livestock resources. According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the census will continue till June 20. Planning Minister MA Mannan inaugurated the census at the BBS Building in the city. Agriculture contributes 13.31 percent ... Read More »

Race for British prime minister’s office begins

Dhaka, May 25 (UNB) -The race to become the next Conservative Party leader has begun, following Theresa May’s announcement that she will step down next month, reports the BBC. The contest will not only result in a new party leader, but also in the next prime minister of the UK. Party bosses expect a new leader to be chosen by ... Read More »

Boro rice procurement begins in Rajshahi

Procurement of Boro rice has been started in all eight districts under Rajshahi division with the main thrust of facilitating the farmers towards getting fair price of the newly harvested food grain. According to the official sources, the government has taken decision of procuring 2,69,550 tonnes of boiled rice, 22,476 tonnes of non-boiled rice and 26,614 tonnes of paddy in ... Read More »

Mango harvesting begins in Meherpur on May 14

Mango harvesting is set to begin in Meherpur from May 14 in the current season. The decision has been taken in a meeting related to mango harvesting held at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner here today. Deputy Commissioner Md Ataul Goni and Deputy-director of district office of Department of Agricultural Extension(DAE) Dr Md Aktaruzzaman have fixed the dateline for ... Read More »

Holy month of fasting Ramadan begins

Dhaka, May 6 – The Holy Ramadan, the Islami month of self-restraint for self-purification through fasting and abstinence, begann in Bangladesh on Tuesday as the new crescent moon was sighted on Monday. Lailatul Qadr, the night of divine blessing and benediction, will be observed on the night of June 1. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a ... Read More »

Graceful Bangla painting show begins at AF Dhaka on Friday

Dhaka, April 25: The inaugural ceremony of the 4th solo painting exhibition entitled ‘রূপময় বাংলা / Rupomoy Bangla (Graceful Bangla)’ by artist Suman Kumar Sarkar will be held on Friday, 26 April 2019 at 5.30 pm in its La Galerie of Alliance Francaise, Dhaka. Prof. Abdul Mannan, Chairman, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh will attend the opening ceremony as the ... Read More »

DU inter-hall football begins

Dhaka – Dhaka University (DU) Inter-Hall Football Tournament for both boys and girls has started on Tuesday at the university central playground. Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall defeated Kuwait Maitree Hall by 3-0 goals in the opening match of girl’s competition. Earlier, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Administration) of Dhaka University Prof Dr Muhammad Samad Pradhan formally inaugurated the meet as chief guest. DU ... Read More »

School Mini Handball tournament begins Tuesday

Dhaka- The Hurray Wafer School Mini Handball (Boys & Girls) Tournament, Powered by Pran Bubble Gum, begins on Tuesday (April 2) at the Shaheed Capt (retd) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here. Twelve boys and 12 girls’ school handball teams will compete in the meet, organized by Bangladesh Handball Federation (BHF) and sponsored by Pran Confectionaries. BHF General Secretary ... Read More »

Deepika begins script-reading sessions for Chhapaak

Deepika Padukone is all set to captivate the audience with her performance in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak. The actress will be essaying the part of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. Deepika will be seen on the big screen after almost two years. Her last film was Padmaavat, post which the actress took a break to get married and did not ... Read More »

Bangabandhu International Cultural Festival begins in Rajshahi

A five-day Bangabandhu International Cultural Festival began at Lalon Shah Open stage in the city yesterday evening. Organized by Bangabandhu International Cultural Festival CelebrationCommittee, the festival is showcasing and screening documents both visual and still picture related to the War of Liberation. Language Veteran Abul Hossain and social activist Shaheen Akhter Rainy addressed the opening ceremony as chief guest and ... Read More »

Media boot camp begins at Rajshahi University

Rajshahi, March 08 – A three-day Media Tech Challenge Boot Camp-2019, jointly organized by Mass-communication and Journalism department (MCJ), Computer Science and Engineering department (CSE) of Rajshahi University and Deutsche Welle (DW) Academy of Germany began on campus on Friday. Chairman of MCJ department Prof A Abdul Mamun, Chairman of CSE department Prof Bimol Kumar Pramanik, Project Manager of Asian ... Read More »

Voting to elect Dhaka North Mayor, 48 Councillors begins

Dhaka, Feb 28 (UNB) – Voting in the by-election to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), and in 36 wards of Dhaka north and south city corporations (DSCC) began on Thursday amid rain. The balloting that began at 8 am will continue 4 pm without any break. Awami League’s Atiqul Islam cast his vote around 9:10 am ... Read More »

12th Int’l Children’s Film Festival begins on Mar 2

Culture Desk The 12th International Children’s Film Festival will begin on March 2 .That will featuring 179 films from 32 countries simultaneously at four venues in the city. National Professor Anisuzzaman will formally inaugurate the weeklong festival while Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmood is scheduled to be present as the chief guest on the occasion. General Secretary of Children’s Film ... Read More »

Flower Fair begins in Rajshahi

A three-day ‘Flower Fair-2019’ began on Rajshahi College campus in the city on Saturday. Rajshahi College Nature Conservation Club (RCNCC) of the Department of Botany organized the fair. Students and volunteers have set up more than eight stalls displaying more than 40 species of flowers and blossoms. The fragrance of different types of roses, marigolds, gerberas, orchids, lilies, tulips, daffodils, ... Read More »

International literature conference begins at RU

Rajshahi, Feb 23 – A two-day-long International Literature Conference “Nirikh” began on Rajshahi University Campus on Saturday. Former Vice-chancellor of Assam University of India Tapodhir Bhattacharjee inaugurated the occasion in front of the Shukhranjan Samaddar Student-Teacher Cultural Center of the university (TSCC) at 08.00am. “Nirikh” a periodical relating to Art and Culture organized the program for the 2nd titled “Theory ... Read More »