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Television channel to air digital Pahela Baishakh celebration programme

Published: April 13, 2020 14:28:38 | Updated: May 01, 2020 12:00:40


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All television channels will air a programme to digitally celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar.

The programme of the Cultural Affairs Ministry will be broadcast by all channels from 8:30am on Tuesday as per the directive of the prime minister, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Pahela Baishakh is celebrated every year on April 14 amid festivities and much enthusiasm, UNB reports.

But this year, the programme was cancelled to avoid mass gatherings in a bid to curb the transmission of coronavirus.

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in one day as 139 more people tested positive, raising the total number to 621.

Besides, four more people died from coronavirus during the period raising the death toll to 34 while the global death toll from coronavirus reached 114,247 on Monday morning.

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