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Dhaka, Oct 26 (bdnews24.com)–Muslims in Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha, one of the most auspicious festivals in the Islamic calendar, starting from Saturday for three days with prayers, feasting and visiting with family and friends. Eid-ul-Azha, translating to the ‘festival of sacrifice’ – the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims – is popularly known as […]

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UNB, Dhaka Holy Eid-ul-Azha, one of the most auspicious festivals in the Islamic calendar, will be celebrated in the country on Saturday with much enthusiasm. Despite cultural differences in Muslim countries around the globe, the basic essence and goodwill that lies at the heart of Eid-ul-Azha remain the same. Highlights of the day include preparing […]

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By Nazmus Saquib The 26th edition of the Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) Convention was held on Aug 31-September 2 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The campaign for this much publicized event kicked off long before the show, thanks to the social Medias and the grocery shops, […]

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Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, was celebrated amid gaiety, feasting, family reunions and boisterous festivities across the country on Monday. The day’s programme began with offering Eid prayers by millions of Muslims who thronged at mosques and eidgahs braving light rains in the capital After a month-long fasting, Muslims sought divine blessings, […]

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Eid on Monday

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Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Monday as the moon was not sighted Saturday. Thousands of people have already left the capital to celebrate Eid with their loved ones as a seven-day public holiday began on Wednesday due to government holidays for National Mourning Day and […]

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ALIPHA KHAN Print Edition On behalf of the new generation of lawyers in Bangladesh, I would like to take this opportunity to issue a public apology to Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank. In a country where corruption at every realm is the norm and everyone is simply concerned with personal gain, we have […]

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Rumi Ahmed The last time I was in Bangladesh during roja, it was 1995. It has been 17 years since; I’ve regularly visited Bangladesh, but never during roja. Over the last 12 years, in this ‘bidesh bibhui’, ‘roja’ has been replaced by ‘ramadan’. Typical conversations like “roja rakha”, “roja bhanga/khola”, “roja dhora” is now “Ramadan […]

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By Andrew Quinn DHAKA | Sun May 6, 2012 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday warned Bangladesh’s government not to undermine pioneering microlender Grameen Bank, saying it was a key driver in the South Asian nation’s slow climb out of poverty. Clinton met with Grameen’s ousted founder – Nobel Prize-winning economics professor Mohammad Yunus […]

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Probashe Barshabaran (Turning of the year – abroad) Bengali New Year celebrations have become more pronounced at home in Bangladesh as well as amongst the Diaspora. In the USA every year this day is solemnly celebrated with a wide selection foods like Pantha, Bharta, Hilsa and wide array of sweets. We present a collage of […]

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by Faruque Azam A group of Bangladeshi-expats organized a unique festival in Holmdel Park, Holmdel NJ (USA). They brought out the flavor of Pahela Boisakh as if they were in Bangladesh’s Ramna Park. Instead of the shade of Banyan Tree, it was held in the shade of Forest Edge Picnic Shelter. The morning started with […]

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Bangladesh’s future depends on a world-class seaport and a technology savvy young generation who would drive the country into a new global order in less than two decades, said Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus yesterday. Bangladesh must be prepared for 2030 when the world order would change dramatically, he said. He said China and India would […]

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Bangladesh is all set to accord a reception to at least 75 foreign citizens and institutions for their contributions to the country’s war of independence in 1971 in a programme at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre tomorrow. About 50 of the recipients or their representatives have reached Dhaka by Sunday. Twenty-five more, who said that […]

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