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`Lord Ram was born in Pakistan, not Ayodhya` `Lord Ram was born in Pakistan, not Ayodhya`

NEW DELHI: In what could ignite a controversy, a book has claimed that Lord Ram was not born in Ayodhya,…


Actor and writer Colin Welland dies Actor and writer Colin Welland dies

Oscar-winning writer and actor Colin Welland has died aged 81 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease,…


Kolkata food fest to serve unity broth with beef, pork and veg Kolkata food fest to serve unity broth with beef, pork and veg

KOLKATA: The menu has beef, pork, fish and vegetarian dishes too — an eclectic choice of culinary…


India festival to show homophobia film India festival to show homophobia film

NEW DELHI: A Bollywood film on attitudes towards homosexuals in India will be shown in the country for…


MTV host dies after jumping from a bridge in California MTV host dies after jumping from a bridge in California

LOS ANGELES: MTV presenter and Tommy Hilfiger model Sam Sarpong has died after jumping from a bridge…


Daily Sun celebrates 5th anniversary Daily Sun celebrates 5th anniversary

Country’s leading English daily the “daily sun” family have celebrated it’s…


Story of a five-year old adult! Story of a five-year old adult!

So, daily sun is plodding on, with a clear sense of direction and well-defined objectives. On October…


Adele releases 'Hello', first single from new album Adele releases 'Hello', first single from new album

LONDON: British singer Adele on Friday released a melancholic ballad from her hotly-anticipated new…


India literary council condemns attacks on writers India literary council condemns attacks on writers

India’s Sahitya Akademi, which bestows literary honours, has condemned recent attacks on writers…


Poet Shamsur Rahman's birth anniversary observed Poet Shamsur Rahman's birth anniversary observed

The 87th birth anniversary of poet Shamsur Rahman was observed today with due respect. Different organizations…


Akademi condemns writer’s killing, appeals to take back awards Akademi condemns writer’s killing, appeals to take back awards

NEW DELHI: Strongly condemning the killing of writer MM Kalburgi, the Sahitya Akademi on Friday passed…


Young Karnataka Dalit writer assaulted for book on caste system Young Karnataka Dalit writer assaulted for book on caste system

BENGALURU: A young Dalit writer of a book critiquing the Hindu caste system was abducted and assaulted…


Muslims celebrate Durga Puja in Tripura Muslims celebrate Durga Puja in Tripura

AGARTALA: Setting an example of communal harmony, several Durga pujas are being organised by the Muslim…


Returning Akademi awards a courageous act: Sharmila Tagore Returning Akademi awards a courageous act: Sharmila Tagore

NEW DELHI: In the wake of several literary figures returning the Sahitya Akademi award, former Bollywood…


Prof Azad Khan named for Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah gold medal Prof Azad Khan named for Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah gold medal

Professor AK Azad Khan has been named as recipient of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal for his outstanding…


Drawing competition held at BSKP Drawing competition held at BSKP

Bangladesh Shishu Kalyan Parishad (BSKP) on Sunday organized a discussion and drawing competition on…


Taslima Nasreen now slams Bengali writers Taslima Nasreen now slams Bengali writers

NEW DELHI: After criticising the pseudo secular philosophy prevailing in India, noted Bangladeshi writer…


Angus Deaton: Open, uncensored data needed to support democracy Angus Deaton: Open, uncensored data needed to support democracy

I am thrilled to have been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred…


I was offered a role in a Hollywood film: AR Rahman I was offered a role in a Hollywood film: AR Rahman

MUMBAI: AR Rahman is, inarguably, one of the most celebrated musicians today. Besides making a distinctive…


18 to return Sahitya Akademy award 18 to return Sahitya Akademy award

NEW DELHI: Eighteen journalists and writers to return their Sahitya Akademi award in protest of climate…


Jamaican author Marlon James wins Booker Prize Jamaican author Marlon James wins Booker Prize

Jamaican author Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel inspired by the attempted assassination…


Dilip Kumar secretly visited Pakistan twice: Khurshid Kasuri Dilip Kumar secretly visited Pakistan twice: Khurshid Kasuri

Amid heavy security cover, former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri visited Bollywood…


Subhas Chandra Bose: Looking for India's 'lost' leader Subhas Chandra Bose: Looking for India's 'lost' leader

India's leaders need to tiptoe warily when honouring the country's pantheon of political heroes.…


Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana returns Padma Shri Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana returns Padma Shri

Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana announced on Tuesday that she was returning her Padma Shri, joining…


More writers return Akademi awards, Rushdie says ‘alarming times’ More writers return Akademi awards, Rushdie says ‘alarming times’

NEW DELHI: Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie on Monday joined a growing chorus of protests…


36th death anniversary of Mukundalal Sarker Tuesday 36th death anniversary of Mukundalal Sarker Tuesday

The 36th death anniversary of Mukundalal Sarker, a prominent leader of anti-British movement and an…


Yakshagana Folk Theatre to perform at National Museum tomorrow Yakshagana Folk Theatre to perform at National Museum tomorrow

Yakshagana Folk Theatre Group from India will perform at Bangladesh National Museum on Tuesday at 6.30…


Angus Deaton awarded Economic Nobel prize 2015 Angus Deaton awarded Economic Nobel prize 2015

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was awarded to Scottish…


Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel prize in literature Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel prize in literature

STOCKHOLM: Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature…


Ghulam Ali concert called off after Shiv Sena threats Ghulam Ali concert called off after Shiv Sena threats

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena is at it again. This time, the party has forced the organisers to cancel the Mumbai…


Asian journos to discuss media in Delhi Thursday Asian journos to discuss media in Delhi Thursday

NEW DELHI: More than 15 senior reporters from 10 Asian countries will convene here on Thursday to discuss…


Strife hits Nobel Peace Prize committee ahead of Oct 9 announcement Strife hits Nobel Peace Prize committee ahead of Oct 9 announcement

OSLO: Just before the Nobel Peace Prize committee sits down to pick a 2015 winner next week, an unusual…


5-day Bhutanese film festival begins Friday 5-day Bhutanese film festival begins Friday

A five-day Bhutanese film festival will begin here in the city on Friday to celebrate the 60th birth…


Three-day Baul Song Conference begins tomorrow Three-day Baul Song Conference begins tomorrow

A three-day maiden All Bengal Baul Song Conference will begin tomorrow in the capital marking 125th…


Beatles contract sold for £365,000 at London auction Beatles contract sold for £365,000 at London auction

LONDON: The contract that launched the career of the Beatles was sold Tuesday in London for £365,000…


Bannya, Ranjit Biswas to perform in IGCC Saturday Bannya, Ranjit Biswas to perform in IGCC Saturday

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre will host a musical event of Rabindra Sangeet on Saturday evening in the…


Shama Rahman's Rabindra Sangeet evening Oct 1 Shama Rahman's Rabindra Sangeet evening Oct 1

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising an evening of Rabindra Sangeet by Shama Rahman at…


Producers urged to submit films for National Award Producers urged to submit films for National Award

Film producers have been asked to submit their films to jury board of Bangladesh Film Censor Board by…


Monkey selfie is mine, UK photographer argues Monkey selfie is mine, UK photographer argues

The photographer at the centre of an international row over the ownership of a selfie photograph taken…

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