May 14, 2012

Jaipurhat District Information

Joypurhat District (Rajshahi division) with an area of 965.44 square km adjacent to the Dinajpur district in the north, Naogaon districts in the south, Gaibandha and Bogra districts in the east, and the districts of Bogra and Naogaon West Bengal province of India in the west.

Important upazila and places:

There are 5 upazila in Joypurhat. The upazilas are Joypurhat sadar, Akkelpur, Kalai, Khetlal and Panchbibi. Postal code – 5900

Travel from Dhaka:

There are available bus 24 hours a day. It is easy to go Joypurhat from Dhaka. Train is also available from Komlapur railway station Dhaka to Joypurhat.

Statistics:

Population 844818; male 51.03%, female 48.97%; Muslim 88.18%, Hindu 9.57%, tribles and others 2.25%; Average literacy 19.8%

Agricultural Contribution:

Main crops Paddy, potato, sugarcane, banana, jute, turmeric, mustard seed and vegetables.

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May 14, 2012

Bogra District Information

Bogra Sathmatha (Heart of Bogra)

Bogra Sathmatha

Bogra (Bengali: বগুড়া) is a town, and one of the oldest towns in northern Bangladesh. It is a centre of commerce and trade within the Bogra District and located under the Rajshahi Division. Bogra is sometimes described as the nerve centre of Northern Bangladesh. Amongst many notable activities, it has been hosting cricket test matches in Shaheed Chandu Stadium. Bogra is also home to the Western Wing of Bangladesh Highway Police. Bogra is also the battle honour of 5/11 Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army which fought a fierce battle with Pakistani army here during the Liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 along with Muktibahni. Bogra town also has an importance in terms of transport in northern Bangladesh, as it’s situated at the centre. Very close to the town there is a place called Mahasthangarh which was the earliest capital city of Bangladesh, formerly known as Pundravardhana. This place is considered to be sacred by Buddhists, Muslims and Hindus alike and is visited by tourists from all over Bangladesh throughout the year. Former president of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman and Muhammad Ali Bogra a former Prime Minister of Pakistan both were born in the district.

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May 13, 2012

Dhaka District Information

Dhaka Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka is the Capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka Division. Dhaka is a mega city and one of the major cities of South Asia. It is located on the banks of the Buriganga River. Dhaka, along with its metropolitan area, had a population of over 16 million in 2011, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. It is the 9th largest city in the world and also 28th among the most densely populated cities in the world. Dhaka is known as the City of Mosques and with 400,000 cycle rickshaws running on its streets every day, the city is also described as the Rickshaw Capital of the World.

Under Mughal rule in the 17th century, the city was known as Jahangir Nagar. It was a provincial capital and a center of the worldwide muslin trade. The modern city, however, was developed chiefly under British rule in the 19th century, and became the second-largest city in Bengal after Calcutta (presently Kolkata). After the Partition of Bengal in 1905, Dhaka became the capital of the new province of Eastern Bengal and Assam but lost its status as a provincial capital again after the partition was annulled in 1911. After the partition of India in 1947, Dhaka became the administrative capital of East Pakistan, and later, in 1971, the capital of an independent Bangladesh. During the intervening period, the city witnessed widespread turmoil; this included many impositions of martial law, the declaration of Bangladesh’s independence, military suppression, devastation during war, and natural calamities.

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May 13, 2012

Cox’s Bazar District Information

Cox's Bazar is the longest natural sea beach of the world

Cox’s Bazar is the longest natural sea beach of the world

Cox’s Bazar (Bengali: কক্সবাজার) is a town, a fishing port and district headquarters in Bangladesh. It is known for its wide sandy beach which is the world’s longest natural sandy sea beach. It is an unbroken 125 km sandy sea beach with a gentle slope. It is located 150 km south of the industrial port Chittagong. Cox’s Bazar is also known by the name “Panowa”, the literal translation of which means “yellow flower”. Its other old name was “Palongkee”. The modern Cox’s Bazar derives its name from Captain Hiram Cox (died 1799), an officer serving in British India. An officer of the British East India Company, Captain Cox was appointed Superintendent of Palongkee outpost after Warren Hastings became Governor of Bengal. Captain Cox was specially mobilised to deal with a century-long conflict between Arakan refugees and local Rakhains. The Captain was a compassionate soul and the plight of the people touched his heart. He embarked upon the mammoth task of rehabilitating refugees in the area and made significant progress. A premature death took Captain Cox in 1799 before he could finish his work. But the work he had done earned him a place in the hearts of the locals, and to commemorate his role in rehabilitation work a market was established and named after him Cox’s Bazaar (“Cox’s Market”).

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May 13, 2012

The World’s Largest Alpona in Bangladesh

On 13th April, 2012, to celebrate the coming of the Bangla new year, airtel, supported by Prothom Alo, got together with 5 of the country’s leading artist to create history. The dream was to paint the world’s largest Alpona- a hand painted motif- on Manik Mia avenue in Dhaka.

May 13, 2012

Beautiful Bangladesh Exclusive New Video

May 13, 2012

Dhanmondi Lake, Dhaka

Dhaka is a busy metropolitan city which is expanding with many satellite cities and suburb towns. Dhanmondi is one of the much planned locations of Dhaka which was developed back in the 1950s and is located almost in the center of the city.It has been traditionally recognized as an up market, affluent residential area. Previously Dhanmondi was more of a quiet location but recently it has become a very busy area with many shopping malls, plazas, banks, restaurants, hospitals, educational institutions as well as art galleries.

This is a place where you will find almost everything for a regular life and one of its most attractive parts is the lake that flows in-between various points of Dhanmondi. This lake is also named accordingly as the Dhanmondi Lake. Almost 16% of the total area of Dhanmondi was conserved for the lake. Dhanmondi Lake is a well visited spot where many interesting activities and events takes place on a regular mode. The lake comes with different looks and beauty in different seasons. There are many trees around this lake blossoming with various strokes of colors such as red, orange, pink, yellow, white and purple. On a hot summer like this a walk beside the lake can be very relaxing and enchanting to pass the leisure times.
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May 13, 2012

Ahsan Manzil, Dhaka – Historical & tourist Place in Bangladesh

Built in 1872 and standing on the river Buriganga, this stately building offers the visitors a feeling of the life-style of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Sometimes known as the Pink Palace, this building now houses a splendid museum. Basically, it was the residence of the Nawabs. Nawab Abdul Gani renovated this building in the year 1872  and named it after his son Khaza Ahasanullah. On the bank of river Buriganga in Dhaka the Pink majestic, Ahsan Manjil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently. It is an epitome of the nation’s rich cultural heritage.Based on an access of 1 meter, two-story alcazar measures 125.4m by 28.75m. The acme of the arena attic is 5 meters, and the aboriginal attic of 5.8 meters. There are columns of the acme of the arena floor, both arctic and south ancillary of the castle. A ample accessible stairway bottomward from the south portico, boarded the river through the advanced yard.

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May 13, 2012

Kusumba Mosque at Naogaon – Historical & tourist Place in Bangladesh

Kusumba Mosque is named after the village of Kusumba, under the Manda upazila of Naogaon district, on the west bank of the Atrai river. It is inside a walled enclosure with a monumental gateway that has standing spaces for guards. It was built during the period of Afghan rule in Bengal under one of the last Suri rulers Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah, by one Sulaiman who was probably a high ranking official. The inscription tablet in Arabic (only the word ‘built by’ is in Persian) dating the building to 966 AH (1558-59 AD) is fixed over its eastern central entrance. Although built during Suri rule, it is not influenced at all by the earlier Suri architecture of North India, and is well grounded in the Bengal style. The brick building, gently curved cornice, and the engaged octagonal corner towers are typical features. The mosque, presently protected by the Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh, was badly damaged during the earthquake of 1897. Although the main fabric of the building is of brick the entire exterior walls, and the interior up to the arches of the pendentives have stone facing. The columns, platform, floor, and perforated side screens are of stone. The mosque has a rectangular plan with three bays and two aisles, three entrances on the east and two each on the north and south sides.

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May 13, 2012

Sompur Buddhist Bihar at Paharpur – Historical & Tourist Place in Bangladesh

Somapura Mahavihara

Somapura Mahavihara

Somapura Mahavihara (Sanskrit; Bengali: সোমপুর মহাবিহার Shompur Môhabihar) in Paharpur, Badalgachhi Upazila, Naogaon District, Bangladesh (25°1’51.83″N, 88°58’37.15″E) is among the best known Buddhist viharas in the Indian Subcontinent and is one of the most important archeological sites in the country. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

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