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Bihar Day events postponed due to coronavirus

Bihar Day (Bihar Sthapana Diwas) is celebrated in the state of Bihar on March 22, every year. It marks the anniversary of the date of formation of the state, when the British bifurcated it from the then Bengal region. Every year, the state holds several events and celebrations on the Bihar Day. But due to ..

Bangladesh to hold world’s second largest Muslim congregation ‘Bishwa Ijtema’

Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema from10th to 12th January 2020 in Dhaka. It is the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19. Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field ..

because thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps agree to move to an island in Bay of Bengal

The Bhashan Char is an uninhabited island around 30km east of Hatiya Island in the South East Bangladesh. The island was formed about two decades ago on the mouth of river Meghna. It is in news recently because thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the ..

Buddhist leader Satyapriya Mohathero passes away

Satyapriya Mohathero (89) was the 2nd highest Buddhist leader of Bangladesh and head of Sima Bihar of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar. He was  passed away in Dhaka on 5th October 2019. He was awarded the second-highest civilian award of Bangladesh Ekushey Padak in 2015 for social work. The Ramu monastery had provided shelter to a ..

West Bengal to set up museum at house of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

The West Bengal government has decided to set up a museum at the north Kolkata house of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar where he had spent the last few years of his life. The museum chronicles his life from his birth place at Birsinghapur village in Paschim Medinipur district to the house in ..

Union Government enters into an agreement with WBPDCL for Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block

The Union Government has entered into an allotment agreement with West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL) for Deocha Pachami Dewanganj-Harinsingha coal block. It is the world’s second largest block. The project is slated to generate both direct and indirect employment in West Bengal considerably and also contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.

Bangladesh signs agreement with Reliance Power to set up gas-based plant in Meghnahat

The Government of Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Reliance Power of India to set up 750 Mega Watt gas-based power plant in Meghnahat near Dhaka. The construction of the plant will be completed by 2022 and its estimated cost is one billion dollars. Under the agreement, Bangladesh will purchase electricity from the project for ..

West Bengal government launchs ‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ campaign

In Kolkata, the West Bengal Government has launched an awareness campaign – Save Green, Stay Clean – for preserving the greenery and keeping the environment clean. The State Government will distribute more than 1 lakhs saplings throughout the state for spreading of greenery.