Muslims Congregation in Bangladesh 

 Thousands of Muslims gathered at the banks of Turag River in Gazipur’s Tongi to join the three days Muslims congregation name Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj. Devotees from home and abroad were seen streaming towards the gathering site on the banks of the river Turag at Tongi on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka for the Bishwa Ijtema on 15-17 January 2017. Around three million people have taken part in the final prayers, according to organizers. 

The congregation was first organized at the Kakrail mosque in 1946.Two years later, it was held at Chittagong’s Haji camp followed by one at Narayanganj’s Siddhirganj in 1958.As the number of participants increased, the congregation was eventually moved to the banks of Turag in Gazipur.Later, 160 acres of land was acquired and developed as a permanent Ijtema ground.

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Paush Shankranti Celebration in Dhaka 

January 14, 2017 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – A woman spits fire on the last day of Bengali month Paush. This traditional festival is locally known as Sankranti. People of the old Dhaka celebrate Shakhrine with colorful kite flying during the day and fire eating and performances after dark. 

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Rally To Save Sundarbans Mangrove Forest . . . 

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Bangladeshi activists attend a protest to stop making coal power plant in Sundarban area in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 07, 2016. The Sundarbans is the largest single tract mangrove forest and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bangladesh is planning to build the Rampal coal-fired power plant there. It will be built by the Indian company NTPC Ltd. To operate, 4.72 million tons of coal per year which emitting huge GHG and as a result threatens the unique biodiversity and ecosystem of the Sundarbans as well as the livelihoods of million local people. In this context, UNESCO has recently asked Bangladesh to abandon the project. People in Bangladesh have organised and are tirelessly opposing this project.

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Shopping Market Fire in Bangladesh . . . 

03 January 2016 Dhaka, BANGLADESH ~ Shopping Market Fire in Bangladesh. I was there to coverage at the capital of Gulshan One area DNCC Market has caught a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 03 January 2017. Twenty-two fire fighters control the fire; the reason of the fire is not known yet. According to local reports, and witness said more than the fire has affected 600 shops but no casualties have yet been reported, the fire reportedly originated from a transformer blast on the south side of the market earliest on the same day. © Monirul Alam

The Final Day of Shuvo and Arpeeta . . .

Today’s 16 December , 2016 my dear younger brother SHUVO is now married person.We pray both of you Shuvo & Arpeeta and thank you so much for your beautiful moments sharing with us.

You know the together you are stronger, together you are one.Our wishes with pray, love & happiness.Have a wonderful married life! Megh,Bubli & your Choto Bhaiya.

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