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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


Revered Israeli writer Amos Oz dies Revered Israeli writer Amos Oz dies

Tributes poured in for Oz, including from Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon, who called his death "a loss for the world


Bangabandhu’s autobiography published in Assam language Bangabandhu’s autobiography published in Assam language

Bangabandhu’s autobiography has already been translated in Hindi, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Palestine, Arabic, Turkish and Spanish


National emblem designer Mohammad Idris dies National emblem designer Mohammad Idris dies

He will be buried at Munshipara of Rangpur district


Habibullah Siraji joins as new DG of Bangla Academy Habibullah Siraji joins as new DG of Bangla Academy

Siraji replaced Shamsuzzaman Khan, whose tenure ended in May after 10 years, He will serve as the DG of the academy for three years


‘Poetry Evening on Hafez Shirazi’ in city Friday ‘Poetry Evening on Hafez Shirazi’ in city Friday

Iran Cultural Centre in arranges the programme on occasion of the 'Shab-e-Yalda', a traditional night of Iran (The longest night of the year)


Film director Amjad Hossain’s body to arrive Dhaka Friday Amjad Hossain’s body to arrive Dhaka Friday

The much celebrated film director breathed his last at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok on December 14


Saidul Anam Tutul passes away Saidul Anam Tutul passes away

The renowned director won the National Film Award as Best Editor for the film “Surja Dighal Bari" in 1979


Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela


1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction 1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000

Both were outpaced by an archive of papers on the origin and development of "The Wizard of Oz" that brought in $1.2 million


Rare Proust book sells for world record 1.5 million euros Rare Proust book sells for world record 1.5 million euros

The rare copy of the first volume of "Remembrance of Things Past" had been expected to go for between 600,000 and 800,000 euros


My Neighbour Totoro: Studio Ghibli classic gets China release after 30 years Totoro hits Chinese cinema 30 years late

The film, by Studio Ghibli and famed director Hayao Miyazaki, follows the story of two sisters who encounter Totoro and other forest creatures


Bangladesh’s Liberation War movie screened in Nigeria Bangladesh’s Liberation War movie screened in Nigeria

A noted filmmaker in Bangladesh, the Impress Telefilm's movie Rina Brown moves on the budding relationship between two youngsters


Poet Abdul Hai Mashreki remembered Poet Abdul Hai Mashreki remembered

To mark the day poet Abdul Hai Mashreki Research Centre arranged a discussion meeting in the capital’s Purana Paltan area on the day


Shibly Siraj’s ‘American Landscape’ exhibition kicks off in city Shibly Siraj’s ‘American Landscape’ exhibition kicks off in city

The exhibition features 43 captivating photographs


Five receive Rokeya Padak Five receive Rokeya Padak

Five people have received the prestigious Rokeya Padak 2018 for their outstanding contributions to the empowerment of women


Miss World 2018: Oishee finishes just outside top 12 Miss World 2018: Oishee finishes just outside top 12

Oishee, from Pirojpur, represented Bangladesh in the competition held in the city of Sanya in China as the reigning Miss Bangladesh


Begum Rokeya Day being observed Begum Rokeya Day being observed

Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain was born on December 9 in 1880 at Pairaband village in Rangpur


Golden Globes: Constance Wu is first Asian woman nominated in decades Wu 'in shock' over Golden Globes nomination

The Hollywood film, the first in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast, also won a nomination for best film musical or comedy

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