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Security stepped up as Ramadan begins in Bangladesh

The month began after the sighting of the new moon, which was not seen anywhere on Saturday in the Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

india Updated: Sep 25, 2006 13:32 IST
Press Trust of India
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The holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan startedon Mondayin Bangladesh.

The month began after the sighting of the new moon, which was not seen anywhere on Saturday in the Muslim-majority Bangladesh, officials said.

Authorities have stepped up security for the month which ends with the greatest Muslim festival of Eid, which will see a surge in crowds at various shopping malls in the city.

First Published: Sep 25, 2006 11:52 IST