14 April, 2021

  • Dhaka University holds a symbolic 'Mangal Shobhajatra' to celebrate Pahela Baishakh or the first day of Bengali New Year on a limited scale considering the current COVID-19 situation and a seven-day lockdown enforced in Bangladesh with stricter rules.

    Dhaka University holds a symbolic 'Mangal Shobhajatra' to celebrate Pahela Baishakh or the first day of Bengali New Year on a limited scale considering the current COVID-19 situation and a seven-day lockdown enforced in Bangladesh with stricter rules.

  • Bangladesh has scrapped all events and festivities to celebrate the Bengali New Year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. An empty Arts Faculty of Dhaka University is seen on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangladesh has scrapped all events and festivities to celebrate the Bengali New Year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. An empty Arts Faculty of Dhaka University is seen on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangladesh has scrapped all events and festivities to celebrate the Bengali New Year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. An empty Arts Faculty of Dhaka University is seen on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangladesh has scrapped all events and festivities to celebrate the Bengali New Year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. An empty Arts Faculty of Dhaka University is seen on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangladesh has scrapped all events and festivities to celebrate the Bengali New Year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. An empty Arts Faculty of Dhaka University is seen on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangladesh has scrapped all events and festivities to celebrate the Bengali New Year in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus infections. An empty Arts Faculty of Dhaka University is seen on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • As the Mangal Shobhajatra, an iconic parade on the Bengali New Year, is cancelled by the authorities in the pandemic, the main entrance of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University is closed on the day of Pahela Baishakh on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    As the Mangal Shobhajatra, an iconic parade on the Bengali New Year, is cancelled by the authorities in the pandemic, the main entrance of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University is closed on the day of Pahela Baishakh on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • As the Mangal Shobhajatra, an iconic parade on the Bengali New Year, is cancelled by the authorities in the pandemic, the main entrance of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University is closed on the day of Pahela Baishakh on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    As the Mangal Shobhajatra, an iconic parade on the Bengali New Year, is cancelled by the authorities in the pandemic, the main entrance of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University is closed on the day of Pahela Baishakh on Apr 14, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Ramna Park, a traditional site for the Bengali New Year celebrations, remains quiet and empty on Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021, as Bangladesh cancelled all festivities amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Ramna Park, a traditional site for the Bengali New Year celebrations, remains quiet and empty on Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021, as Bangladesh cancelled all festivities amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Ramna Park, a traditional site for the Bengali New Year celebrations, remains quiet and empty on Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021, as Bangladesh cancelled all festivities amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Ramna Park, a traditional site for the Bengali New Year celebrations, remains quiet and empty on Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021, as Bangladesh cancelled all festivities amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove