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PM Sheikh Hasina Extends Pahela Baishakh Greetings

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued a message today, extending greetings to the nation on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1431, to be celebrated tomorrow. In her message, she emphasized that Pahela Baishakh holds significance as the universal festival marking the beginning of Bengali New Year. It symbolizes harmony and serves as a unifying celebration for Bengalis worldwide.

Sheikh Hasina urged everyone, regardless of religion or caste, to embrace the new year with joy, leaving behind the sorrows and setbacks of the past. She highlighted that Pahela Baishakh embodies the essence of Bengali identity and heritage, reflecting the cultural richness of the Bangalees.

During the Pakistan period, Sheikh Hasina recalled, Bengalis faced attempts to suppress their traditions and culture by the colonial power. However, they resisted these efforts with determination, ultimately joining the struggle for liberation under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The prime minister emphasized that the fusion of culture and politics during the liberation struggle paved the way for the emergence of independent Bangladesh. She noted with pride that the traditional Mangal Shovajatra has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage, symbolizing the resilience and spirit of the Bangalee nation.

Sheikh Hasina expressed confidence that following this path would lead Bangalees to excel on the global stage. She asserted that the achievements and progress of Bangalee heroes would endure through the ages, showcasing the indomitable spirit of the Bengali nation.

The premier underscored the lifelong commitment of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to uphold ideologies such as secularism, liberalism, nationalism, and democracy, which are integral to Bangladesh’s identity. She hoped that the spirit of Pahela Baishakh would inspire the nation to combat militancy, fundamentalism, extremism, and anti-liberation forces, striving towards a society free from hunger and poverty, and realizing the vision of a golden Bangladesh envisioned by Bangabandhu.

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Met Warns of Heat Wave Across Bangladesh

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The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) reports that all divisions, including Dhaka, are currently experiencing a mild to moderate heat wave.

According to the Met office, a mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping across Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram, and Sylhet divisions, with the possibility of continuation.

Meanwhile, forecasts indicate the likelihood of light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind in most places over Khulna, Barishal, and Chattogram divisions, and in many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, and Sylhet divisions. Moderately heavy to very heavy falls are expected at some places over the southern part of the country.

Elsewhere in the country, the weather is expected to remain mainly dry with a temporary partly cloudy sky.

The depression over the East-central Bay and adjoining West-central Bay has moved northeastwards and intensified into a deep depression over the same area.

Day temperatures are expected to remain relatively unchanged, while night temperatures may decrease by 1-2°C across the country.

Due to increased moisture incursion, the discomfort may persist.

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PM Sheikh Hasina Pledges Enhanced Living Standards for Dhaka Residents

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized today, on the 25th of May, the government’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Dhaka, particularly those in the old city, as she inaugurated four key development projects under the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

She articulated, “The residents of Dhaka, especially in the old city, will experience significant improvements in their living conditions once these four projects are completed. Our efforts are dedicated to achieving this objective.”

The development initiatives encompass a 10-storey Bangabazar Paikari Nagar Market, the construction of an eight-lane road named Bir Muktijoddha Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani Saroni stretching from Postogola Bridge to Rayerbazar Sluice Gate, the establishment of Nazrul Sarabor at Dhanmondi Lake, and the modernization of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy Children Park.

Highlighting the broader scope of development projects aimed at the overall enhancement of Dhaka, the prime minister stressed the government’s endeavors to improve inter-district connectivity with Dhaka.

“We are dedicated to establishing a ring road within Dhaka to facilitate seamless communication between various districts,” she affirmed.

Furthermore, the premier noted the lack of adequate road infrastructure connecting the eastern and western parts of Dhaka. She highlighted the government’s ongoing efforts, including the construction of metro rails and expressways, to address this issue and enhance road connectivity within the city.

The government has already made significant strides in infrastructure development, including the construction of a metro rail and expressway, with additional metro rail projects underway to further improve transportation networks, she added.

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Rain, Thunderstorms Likely in Parts of Bangladesh: Met

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The Meteorological Department forecasts that rain or thundershowers, accompanied by temporary gusty or squally winds, are likely to occur at one or two places in the Chattogram and Sylhet divisions. Meanwhile, the weather is expected to remain mainly dry with a partly cloudy sky across the rest of the country over the next 24 hours, starting from 9 am today.

A mild heatwave is currently affecting the districts of Madaripur, Gopalganj, Sylhet, Chattogram, Rangamati, Chandpur, Noakhali, Feni, Bandarban, Khulna, Mongla, Satkhira, Chuadanga, Khepupara, and Bhola, with expectations for it to continue.

On Wednesday, Sitakunda recorded the highest temperature in the country at 37.8 degrees Celsius, while Bogura reported the lowest at 23.4 degrees Celsius. Additionally, Bogura experienced the highest rainfall, with 80 millimeters recorded in the last 24 hours until 6 am today.

A low-pressure area over the Southwest Bay and its adjoining regions now lies over the West-central Bay and the adjoining Southwest Bay, and it is likely to intensify further.

Both day and night temperatures may rise slightly across the country. The increase in moisture is expected to cause a rise in discomfort levels.

In Dhaka, the sun is set to rise at 5:12 am tomorrow after setting at 6:38 pm today.

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