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Louvre Abu Dhabi delays unveiling of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi

Abu Dhabi delays Salvator Mundi unveiling

The portrait of Jesus Christ was bought last November in New York for a record $450m (£341m) after a fierce bidding war


DUCS, JUSJ joint champions in MIST cultural competition DUCS, JUSJ joint champions in MIST cultural competition

MIST becomes first runners-up while Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) second runners-up of the competition


Janmashtami celebrated across the country Janmashtami celebrated across country

Hindu community members bring out processions in the capital, divisional cities and district towns displaying the eventful life of Krishna


President inaugurates Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh 2018 President inaugurates Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh 2018

The month-long exhibition will display 483 artworks by 465 artists from 68 countries including two and three-dimensional artworks


President to open 18th Asian Art Biennale Saturday President to open 18th Asian Art Biennale Saturday

The Cultural Affairs Ministry and BSA are jointly organising the largest fine arts festival of Asia at the National Art Gallery of the academy


Russia poetry competition in C.Africa offers holiday in Crimea camp Russia poetry competition in C.Africa offers holiday in Crimea camp

Russia has been deepening its involvement in the mineral-rich CAR


Dutch populist Wilders cancels Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest Dutch populist Wilders cancels Prophet Mohammad cartoon contest

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte distances his government from the cartoon competition, saying it was not a government initiative


18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh begins on Sept 1 18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh begins on Sept 1

The exhibition is open for all from 11am to 8pm every day


National Poet Nazrul Islam’s death anniversary observed Nazrul Islam’s death anniversary observed

The 42nd death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is observed in a befitting manner


US playwright, 'king of comedy' Neil Simon dead at 91 US playwright Neil Simon dead at 91

The brains behind more than 30 plays, 20 screenplays and five musicals, Time magazine dubbed him the "patron saint of laughter"


Kazi Nazrul Islam’s death anniversary being observed Kazi Nazrul Islam’s death anniv being observed

The National Poet of Bangladesh breathed his last in Dhaka on 12th Bhadro of Bangla calendar year 1383 (August 29, 1976) at the age of 77


Abstract artist Nicolas Manev dies at 78 Abstract artist Nicolas Manev dies at 78

A landscape artist and creator of abstract compositions, Manev held more than 140 solo exhibitions, including in Paris, London and Geneva


Film screening at Goethe-Institut on Sunday Film screening at Goethe-Institut on Sunday

Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) in cooperation with Goethe Institut will organise the film show


Veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away Veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar passes away

Nayar had been jailed for his strong opposition to the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi


Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan 'dodged Singapore national service' Crazy Rich author 'dodged army duty'

Kevin Kwan, 44, did not register for national service (NS) in 1990 despite being sent notices, the ministry say


On social media, Eid greetings go further and faster On social media, Eid greetings go further and faster

Social media sites and instant messaging apps, including Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, have been flooded with 'Eid Mubarak'


Liaquat Ali Lucky nominated for Bhupen Hazarika International Award 2018 Lucky nominated for Bhupen Hazarika Int’l Award 2018

Lucky will receive the award at a ceremony in Guwahati (Assam) to be organised by Betikrom Mass Awareness and Social Development Organisation


Ex-President of Bagura Press Club dies Ex-President of Bagura Press Club dies

Jahedur Rahman Jadu was working for Dainik Karatoa published from Bagura as its sub-editor till his death


Selim-Al-Deen’s 69th birth anniversary being observed Selim-Al-Deen’s birth anniv being observed

Selim Al- Deen was born on August 18, 1949 in Shenerkhil village of Sonagazi Upazila of Feni district and breathed his last on January 14, 2008


Selim-Al-Deen’s 69th birth anniversary Saturday Selim-Al-Deen’s 69th birth anniversary Saturday

Drama and Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University takes a daylong programme to celebrate his birth anniversary


Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 12th death anniversary being observed Poet Shamsur Rahman’s death anniv being observed

The poet, who also served as the chief editor of the now-defunct Dainik Bangla, earned a number of prestigious awards at home and abroad


DUFS commemorates Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier DUFS commemorates Tareque Masud, Mishuk Munier

Tareque Masud’s widow Catherine Masud and DUFS members take part in the vigil at the sculpture ‘Road Accident Memorial’ in front of Shamsunnahar Hall


‘Srabon Tragedy’ to be staged at BSA Monday ‘Srabon Tragedy’ to be staged at BSA Monday

The inaugural ceremony of the stage show will be held at the main hall of National Drama Centre of BSA at 6:30 pm


Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85 Author Sir VS Naipaul dies at 85

Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas


Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

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Art camp on Bangabandhu held at Shilpakala Academy Art camp on Bangabandhu held at Shilpakala Academy

Shilpakala Academy organizes the art camp titled ‘Bangabandhu and Bangladesh of Our Dream’ marking the 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu


Academy adds new Oscar category for popular films Academy adds new Oscar category for popular films

This is first time a new Oscar category has been introduced since Best Animated Film in 2001


Seminar over books on Bangabandhu in city tomorrow Seminar over books on Bangabandhu in city tomorrow

Pictures of Bangabandhu taken from Language Movement to War of Liberation will be displayed in the photo exhibition


Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary observed   Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary observed

Bangla Academy organised a solo lecture and a cultural function at its Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad auditorium in the afternoon


Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary being observed Rabindranath’s 77th death anniversary being observed

Born on 7 May 1861 at Jorasanko mansion in Kolkata, he was the youngest of 13 surviving children of Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi


69th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal today 69th birth anniv of Sheikh Kamal today

Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal, a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL)


Moazzem Hossain remembered Moazzem Hossain remembered

Speakers make the remarks at a commemorative meeting organised by Economic Reporters' Forum (ERF) on the late journalist at its office in the city


Financial Express editor AHM Moazzem Hossain laid to rest FE editor AHM Moazzem Hossain laid to rest

Mr Hossain, suffering from heart and lung complications, died at a city hospital on Wednesday evening


Namaz-e-Janaza of Financial Express Editor Moazzem Hossain held Namaz-e-Janaza of Moazzem Hossain held

The editor of The Financial Express died at a city hospital on Wednesday at the age of 73


University short film festival to feature new category on refugees University short film festival to feature new category on refugees

Short filmmakers can submit their works in different sub categories including documentary, fiction, interview and panorama


First biopic on Razzak ready to be delivered on Aug 17 First biopic on Razzak ready to be delivered on Aug 17

The 90-minute long film contains selected interviews of Razzak, rare photographs of the Nayak Raj and interviews of his friends and family members


Journalist Md Mostak Elahi Badsha passes away Journalist Md Mostak Elahi Badsha passes away

The senior sub-editor of Dainik Dinkal will be buried at his family graveyard at Patgram in Lalmonirhat


Eminent Bengali author Ramapada Chowdhury passes away Bengali author Ramapada Chowdhury passes away

He was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Bari Badle Jay in 1988 and was also the recipient of Rabindra Puraskar



Mahakal to stage ‘Srabon Tragedy’ August 3 Mahakal to stage ‘Srabon Tragedy’ August 3

The first show of ‘Srabon Tragedy’, based on the tragic assassination of Bangabandhu

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