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Curtain falls on Dhaka Art Week 2019 Curtain falls on Dhaka Art Week 2019

Around 130 artists were invited on the final day to connect and exchange views with the visitors


Nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards Nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the Grammy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday in Los Angeles


Bishwo Shahitto Kendro turns 40
Bishwo Shahitto Kendro turns 40

The day is commemorated with a colourful rally starting from in front of Bangladesh National Museum and ending at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Building


5-day Iranian film screening begins 5-day Iranian film screening begins

The inaugural programme will be followed by screening of the first film in the showcase, ‘M for Mother’


Children look forward to ‘Shishu Prohor’ at Ekushey Book Fair Children look forward to ‘Shishu Prohor’ at Ekushey Book Fair

'Shishu Prohor' is a special segment for the children at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair


Berlin filmfest rolls out red carpet for women trailblazers Berlin filmfest rolls out red carpet for women trailblazers

The Berlinale, kicks off Thursday making a statement against entertainment industry sexism by welcoming an unprecedented line-up of female directors.


Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution

United Nations investigators and rights group say Iran tortures and arbitrarily detains prisoners


Book on Sheikh Hasina by Egyptian journalist at book fair Aresi’s book on Sheikh Hasina at book fair

Bangla Academy director, Dr Jalal Ahmed, said the book was originally written in Arabic by Mohsen Al Aresi and it was translated into Bangla


National Library Day being observed National Library Day being observed

Six district library buildings have already been inaugurated, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina


Anisur Bulbul's new book 'Kannar Awaz' at Ekushe Boi Mela   Anisur Bulbul's new book 'Kannar Awaz' at Ekushe Boi Mela

Anisur Bulbul’s latest creation “Kannar Awaz” has been published in Ekushey Boi Mela. This book can be found in Desh Publication, stall no 388-389.


This image is highly photoshopped : Amitabh Bachchan This image is highly photoshopped : Amitabh Bachchan

An image of 5 innocent kids trying to take a selfie with a slipper in hand has put the social media website


Month-long Ekushey Book Fair begins Month-long Ekushey Book Fair begins

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the book fair in the afternoon


33rd ‘Jatiya Kobita Utshab 2019’ begins 33rd ‘Jatiya Kobita Utshab 2019’ begins

Noted Bangladeshi poet Asad Chowdhury opens the festival


Behrouz Boochani: Refugee who wrote book using WhatsApp wins top prize Refugee's WhatsApp-written book wins prize

It won the 2019 Victorian Prize for Literature, worth A$100,000 (£55,000)


Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins Friday Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins Friday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the traditional book fair on the Bangla Academy premises


‘Poetry and Painting’ connects poets of home and abroad ‘Poetry and Painting’ connects poets of home and abroad

Eight Bangladeshi and seven foreign poets come together at a programme titled "Poetry and Painting"


Dhaka International Qirat Conference on February 8 Dhaka International Qirat Conference on Feb 8

This year the programme will be presided over by the current president of IQRA, Qari Shaikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari, one of the world's best Qari


Four writers, researchers win Bangla academy literary award Four writers, researchers win Bangla academy literary award

DG of Bangla Academy Poet Habibullah Siraji formally announces names of the awardees at a press conference in city's Bangla Academy


Philippine 'jeepney' artists stalked by extinction Philippine 'jeepney' artists stalked by extinction

But pollution and safety concerns have led to a modernisation programme, with jeepneys 15 years or older to be taken off the streets by 2020



Banksy tribute to Bataclan terror victims stolen in Paris Banksy art stolen from Bataclan in Paris

The work, which depicted a young female figure with a mournful expression, was cut out and removed from one of the emergency doors at the venue


Shilpoprobha’s 7th Anniversary observed Shilpoprobha’s 7th Anniversary observed

Charukola’s Quarterly Shilpoprobha’s 7th Anniversary and Honoring Artists and Art Critics


Cow-race thrills Manikganj people Cow-race thrills Manikganj people

Two local social clubs--Choukighata and Bangkhari Pragati Club--jointly organised the contest in the club playground


Michael Madhusudan's 195th birth anniversary being observed Michael Madhusudan's birth anniv being observed

His most famous literary work is sonnet "Kapatakkha Nad"


Iranian film show begins in city Feb 8 Iranian film show begins in city Feb 8

Iran Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Bangladesh National Museum will jointly organize the showcase at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the museum


Iranian film show begins in city on 8 February Iranian film show begins in city on 8 February

An inaugural session will held at the main auditorium of the National Museum at 3.30 pm on the opening day


Music Festival begins at Dhaka University from January 27 Music Festival begins at DU from Jan 27

DU music department organises the festival as part of its regular academic curriculum, the department’s chairperson Tumpa Samadar says


5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations 5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday's Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday


‘Hridoyer Rongdhonu’ screened at DIFF ‘Hridoyer Rongdhonu’ screened at DIFF

The movie in ‘Hridoyer Rongdhonu’ (Life in Rainbow) was selected as “View Corner” at Goa Film Bazaar in last year


11th death anniversary of Selim Al Deen observed

11th death anniv of Selim Al Deen observed

JU Drama and Dramatics department has taken up a two-day programme to commemorate the renowned playwright and theatre artiste


11th death anniversary of Selim Al Deen being observed 11th death anniversary of Selim Al Deen being observed

JU Drama and Dramatics department has taken up a two-day programme to commemorate the renowned playwright and theatre artiste


Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies Mathematician Sir Michael Atiyah dies

Sir Michael, who worked at Cambridge University before he retired, made outstanding contributions to geometry and topology


Mrinal Sen remembered in Dhaka Mrinal Sen remembered in Dhaka

Mrinal Sen, born in Bangladesh’s Faridpur district on May 14, 1923, died of a cardiac arrest at his residence in Kolkata on December 30, 2018


International conference on ‘Women in Cinema’ begins Friday
Int’l conference on ‘Women in Cinema’ begins Friday

The 5th ‘Dhaka International Conference on Women in Cinema 2019’ will begin in city on Friday.…


Dhaka International Trade Fair begins Wednesday Dhaka International Trade Fair begins Wednesday

The trade fair will continue till February 8


Week-long ‘Madhu Mela’ in Jashore from Jan 22 ‘Madhu Mela’ will begin from Jan 22

Marking the poet’s 195th birth anniversary of poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta, the festival will feature discussions, exhibition and cultural programmes


Palli Kabi Jasimuddin’s 116th birth anniversary observed in Faridpur Jasimuddin’s 116th birth anniversary observed

The poet was born on this day of 1903 in his maternal uncle’s house in Tambulkhana village in Faridpur district


Palli Kabi Jasimuddin’s 116th birth anniversary being observed in Faridpur Palli Kabi Jasimuddin’s birth anniversary being observed

The poet was born on this day of 1903 in his maternal uncle’s house in Tambulkhana village in Faridpur district


Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen dies at 95 Bengali filmmaker Mrinal Sen dies

Mrinal was born in Faridpur in Bangladesh on May 14, 1923


Norman Gimbel, award-winning lyricist, dies aged 91 'Killing Me Softly' lyricist dies aged 91

He was best known for his work in film and television, writing the songs for popular shows such as Laverne & Shirley, Wonder Woman and HR Puffnstuff

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