BENGALI NEW YEAR

  • Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina vows to maintain secularism April 15, 2013

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to maintain secularism as Bangladesh's state policy, amid countrywide celebrations on Sunday to mark the Bengali New Year, seen by rightwing Islamists as "antiIslamic" practice. "Bangladesh will be a noncommunal democratic country... Our country will be run in keeping with the spirit of...
  • A Bengali New Year wish from the corridors of power April 14, 2008

    Here's a Poila Boishak wish from the three Bengali leaders who often call the shots in the Government. ...
  • Bengal prays for "restoration of peace" March 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Irrespective of their religious and political affiliations, Bengalis are now praying for an auspicious 1414 (Bengali New Year), commencing from April 15. The Nandigram massacre and Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer's death in Kingston has left them in shock during the past week. A week after the Black Wednesday, special prayers...