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Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’- Christie’s Abu Dhabi to acquire ‘Salvator Mundi’

The painting, sold last month, become the most expensive painting ever sold


Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims Geoffrey Rush sues newspaper over 'spurious' claims

The Oscar winner said Sydney's Daily Telegraph had caused "irreparable damage" to his reputation over reports it had published since 30 November


10-day solo art exhibition begins in city Friday 10-day solo art exhibition begins in city Friday

The main aim of the exhibition is to pay tributes to Brigadier General Shaheed Jamil Uddin Ahmad (Bir Uttam) & Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain


$450m 'Da Vinci work' heads to Abu Dhabi $450m 'Da Vinci work' heads to Abu Dhabi

The work, known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World), was sold in New York for a record auction price for any work of art


Turner Prize 2017: Lubaina Himid's win makes history Himid in historic Turner Prize win

She is professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire


Bryan Singer: Director fired from Freddie Mercury film Freddie Mercury film director fired

The main reason for the firing was "a pattern of unreliable behaviour on the set"


‘Seemantorekha’ to be screened at Shawkat Osman Auditorium ‘Seemantorekha’ to be screened at Shawkat Osman Auditorium

The show has been arranged marking 70th anniversary of the Partition of Bengal


Bangla Academy celebrating 62nd founding anniversary Bangla Academy celebrating 62nd founding anniv

A discussion programme followed by a cultural function will be held at Rabindra Chattar of the academy at 4pm


Will Gompertz reviews season two of Netflix's The Crown Review: The Crown on Netflix

The Crown, the second season of the royal drama covering Queen Elizabeth II's life between 1956 and 1963


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set for first joint royal visit Harry and Meghan set for first royal duty

The world's media are likely to join the couple, who announced their engagement on Monday, on their trip to Nottingham


Oscars bid for story of ‘Pakistan’s toughest woman’ Oscars bid for story of ‘Pakistan’s toughest woman’

“Pakistan’s toughest woman” enters in next year’s Academy Awards for vying the glory alongside heavy-hitters


Prince Harry designed engagement ring using Diana’s diamonds Prince Harry designed engagement ring using Diana’s diamonds

Prince Harry reportedly designed the three-diamond ring with the help of royal jewelers, Cleave and Company


Documentary on Prof Anisuzzaman to be screened Tuesday  Documentary on Prof Anisuzzaman to be screened Tuesday

Indira Gandhi Culture Centre of India in Dhaka will organise the event where professor Anisuzzaman will be present


Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett


Sailors to perform Changing the Guard outside Buckingham Palace in historic first British sailors to perform Changing the Guard in historic first

The sailors have been training at the Royal Navy's headquarters in Portsmouth


Miss World Manushi Chhillar is Bollywood ready Manushi Chhillar is ready for Bollywood

Manushi was pursuing MBBS at BPS Medical College for Women before she entered the beauty pageant


Cyntoia Brown: Rihanna and Kim Kardashian back jailed teen Rihanna backs a teen sex victim jailed for murder

Cyntoia was sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for shooting dead Johnny Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville estate agent who picked her up for violation


Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks passes away Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies

Hendricks is considered a pioneer of "vocalese," writing lyrics for instrumental songs including, standards like "Desifinado" and "Along Came Betty


Documentary on Prof Anisuzzaman to be screened on November 28   Documentary on Prof Anisuzzaman to be screened on Nov 28

Indira Gandhi Culture Centre is organising the screening of 45-minute documentary at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium around at 6:30 pm


Stolen Lennon diaries recovered in Germany Stolen Lennon diaries recovered in Germany

The unidentified man taken into custody suspected of fraud and handling stolen goods


Sufia Kamal’s 18th death anniversary being observed   Sufia Kamal’s 18th death anniversary being observed

Poet Sufia Kamal died on November 20, 1999


AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies

Young will be remembered for his powerful rhythm guitar riffs that were instrumental in propelling the Sydney heavy rock group to stardom


Dhaka Literary Festival concluded Dhaka Lit Fest concluded

The seventh edition of Dhaka Literary Festiva, an international literature festival, ended on Saturday.…


Bari Siddiqui on life support Bari Siddiqui on life support

The noted folk singer-composer and flautist has been suffering from multiple complications, including kidney and diabetes for long


Jessia to join grand finale of Miss World, 2017   Jessia to join grand finale of Miss World, 2017

Jessia Islam has been selected in the top-40 list of Miss World-2017 competition


Miss Iraq and Miss Israel selfie strikes a nerve Miss Iraq and Miss Israel selfie strikes a nerve

In Israel, the Prime Minster's spokesperson, Ofir Gendelman praised the photo, calling it a "great message of hope for the region"


Language Movement hero Takiullah passes way Language Movement hero Takiullah passes way

Language Movement veteran Takiullah holds copyright of rare snapshots of the initial part of the Language Movement in 1948 found till date


'Leonardo da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m 'Da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m

The painting is known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World)


Dainik Purbokone editor passes away Dainik Purbokone editor passes away

Architect Taslim Uddin Chowdhury, hailed from Raozan upazila of the district, had been suffering from incurable diseases for long


Mir Mosharraf Hossain's 170th birth anniv Wednesday Mir Mosharraf Hossain's 170th birth anniv Wednesday

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will inaugurate the function as the chief guest at 10 am


PM launches book on Bangabandhu's 7 March Speech PM launches book on Bangabandhu's 7 March Speech

The writers who contribute to the publication with various analytical write-ups include Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury and others


7th Dhaka Literary Festival begins November 16 7th Dhaka Lit Fest begins Nov 16

The festival hosts over 200 talents this year from 24 different countries


Google Doodle celebrates Humayun Ahmed’s 70th birthday   Google Doodle celebrates Humayun Ahmed’s 70th birthday

Humayun Ahmed (13 November 1948 - 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, song writer, scholar, lecturer


70th birthday of Humayun Ahmed Monday Humayun Ahmed's 70th birthday Monday

Channel-i is organising a fair 'Humayun Mela' on the television channel premises which will begin Monday at 3.05 pm marking his birthday


February 5 declared as National Library Day February 5 National Library Day

The government declared February 5 as National Library Day.   Cabinet Division has issued a notification…


Cash-strapped Rome eyes Trevi Fountain coins Cash-strapped Rome eyes Trevi Fountain coins

The coins can add up to as much as a million euros a year


Grasshopper stuck in Van Gogh painting for 128 years Grasshopper stuck in Van Gogh painting for 128 years

The find reflects the artist's practice of painting in the outdoors, where it was often windy enough to send dust, grass and insects flying


National Museum to hold discussion meeting on Humayun Ahmed National Museum to hold discussion meeting on Humayun Ahmed

The national museum will organise the discussion meeting ahead of Humayun’s 69th birth anniversary on November 13


Miss World Affairs: How beauty queens got political in 2017 How beauty queens got political in 2017

Beauty queens in Chile, Turkey, Lebanon, Myanmar, Peru and the US have all made headlines in 2017 for unexpected comments

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