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The 'Tolkien of Chinese literature' dies at 94 The 'Tolkien of Chinese literature' dies at 94

He has become a household name across many Chinese-speaking parts of Asia, having sold millions of books and inspiring a whole genre of TV shows,


National anthem contest to begin next year National anthem contest to begin next year

The Secondary and Higher Secondary Department under the Ministry of Education will work to materialise the programme at field level


Countrywide cultural festival begins Countrywide cultural festival begins

Different government and non-government organisations and socio-cultural platforms will arrange various cultural functions at every upazila


30 organisations get Joy Bangla Award 30 organisations get Joy Bangla Award

30 organisations are selected from a short list of 50-nominated organisations under 10 categories, including skill development, universal education


Quazi Johirul Islam comes up with 3 new poems Quazi Johirul Islam comes up with 3 new poems

The poet is popular in Bangladesh, West Bengal, and areas around the globe where there are Bengali speaking people


Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor converts to Islam Irish singer converts to Islam

The artist, who is best known for her 1990 hit version of the song Nothing Compares 2 U, said she had changed her name to Shuhada'


Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award Ukrainian filmmaker wins EU rights award

Sentsov has been one of the most vocal opponents of Russia's annexation in 2014 of his native Crimea region of Ukraine


Harry Potter to 'inspire' budding India lawyers

University starts 'Harry Potter Law' course

The course uses the role of law in the series to draw parallels between the stories and real-life situations


'Mockingbird' chosen as America's best-loved novel in vote 'Mockingbird' chosen as America's best-loved novel in vote

The 1961 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS' "The Great American Read" survey, whose results were announced Tuesday on the show's finale


Google Doodle celebrates poet Shamsur Rahman’s birthday Google Doodle celebrates poet Shamsur Rahman’s birthday

Shamsur Rahman wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered as one of the key figures in Bengali literature


Biopic tribute to slain war reporter Marie Colvin as journalism comes 'under attack' Biopic tribute to slain war reporter Marie Colvin

The film also shows Colvin's retreating into heavy drinking and battling likely post-traumatic stress disorder in between assignments


AB: Giant of his generation, well-wisher of young talents AB: Giant of his generation, well-wisher of young talents

The legendary name in the history of Bangladeshi Band music said though there are many young talents, everybody is scared of taking up music


Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

She gets the award for “Milkman”, her timely, Troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man


Gazing monkeys image wins top wildlife photo award Gazing monkeys photo wins top prize

It turns out they are watching a big barney between members of their troop


Kumari Puja today Kumari Puja today

The main attraction of Maha Ashtami is Kumari Puja where a pre-pubescent girl is worshipped as “Mother Goddess”


Maha Saptami celebrated across the country Maha Saptami celebrated

Saptami is the seventh day of Devi Pakhsha that begins from Mahalaya on October 8 last heralding the advent of goddess Durga


Legendary Indian classical musician Annapurna Devi dies Legendary Indian classical musician Annapurna Devi dies

A Padma Bhushan awardee, Annapurna was born in Madhya Pradesh's Maihar town to Ustad 'Baba' Allauddin Khan and Madina Begum


Woman to keep shredded Banksy Girl With Balloon painting Woman to keep shredded £1m Banksy

Pest Control, a firm acting on behalf of the elusive artist, has titled the new piece Love is in the Bin


Prime Minister unveils Spanish version of Bangabandhu's autobiography PM unveils Spanish version of Bangabandhu's autobiography

The book was first published on June 18, 2012 in its original Bangla version “Oshomapto Atmojiboni” as well as in English


2nd SAMLF conference in city Oct 9-10 2nd SAMLF conference in city Oct 9-10

Bangladesh is going to host the SAMLF , aiming to invite investment in shipping sector


Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88 Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88

Galton's family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a "long and heart-breaking battle with dementia"


China's 'dancing aunties' kick up their heels China's 'dancing aunties' kick up their heels

Every day, an estimated more than 100 million people -- dubbed "dancing aunties" as they are primarily older women show Chinese traditional dance


Oscar winner Will Vinton dead at 70 Oscar winner Will Vinton dead at 70

Vinton is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons, and the prayer meet in his beloved memory will take place on October 21


Artist Shahabuddin seeks donation for making film on Bangladesh Artist Shahabuddin seeks donation for making film on Bangladesh

Shahabuddin has requested all to donate as little as Tk 10, which will be used to film ‘High Tunes, Bangladesh DNA’ by French filmmaker Isabelle


Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake in Sweden Girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from lake

The sword was initially reported to be 1,000 years old, but experts at the local museum now believe it may date to around 1,500 years ago


Classical music arranged for eunuchs in city Classical music arranged for eunuchs in city

Indian Sarod artiste Arnab Bhattacharya performed in the programme accompanied by Nilimesh Chakraborty on tabla


Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84 Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush dies at 84

Rush loved to play to live audiences, from small clubs on the West Side of Chicago to sold out venues in Europe and Japan


71 portraits of PM marking her birth anniversary 71 portraits of PM marking her birth anniversary

The art works titled “Hasumonir Bangladesh” was created by artist Shahabuddin Ahmed and children on a 71-feet canvas


Wisconsin museum with large angel collection is closing Wisconsin museum with large angel collection is closing

The Wisconsin museum holds the record for the world's largest collection of angels


Shishu Academy to celebrate Prime Minister’s birth anniversary on September 28 Shishu Academy to celebrate PM’s birth anniv on Sept 28

Shishu Academy and Hasumoni Pathshala will jointly organise the camp on paintings of Sheikh Hasina and Liberation War


Literature Mostofa Kamal's 'Three Novels' hit Amazon Mostofa Kamal's 'Three Novels' hit Amazon

The 322-page book can be bought at Tk 349


Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown' Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

Lucasfilm announced that the team behind "Game of Thrones" would create a brand new "Star Wars" series


Nasir Ali’s photo exhibition on Sultan begins in city Nasir Ali’s photo exhibition on Sultan begins in city

The 58th solo photography exhibition and a book launch by Nasir Ali Mamun titled ‘S.M Sultan- The Cosmic Journey of a Fugitive’


Chattogram journo Raisul Haq Bahar passes away Ctg journo Raisul Haq Bahar passes away

Raisul Haq, assistant editor of Dainik Purbakon, breathed his last due to cardiac arrest


Emmy Awards 2018: Thandie Newton and Claire Foy among British winners

Newton and Brooker among Emmy winners

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys also took home one of the night's big prizes - best leading actor in a drama series


Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Picasso Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Picasso

More than 300 works from two key periods in Pablo Picasso's early years go on display in Paris on Tuesday


Mac Miller death: Ariana Grande pays tribute to ex-boyfriend Ariana Grande pays tribute to ex Mac Miller

Miller was found dead at his home in California


Hockney painting set for record $80m

Hockney painting set for record $80m

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is estimated to be worth $80m (£61m) said Christie's, which is auctioning the painting this November


Marc Jacobs brings back ‘polished’ to NY Fashion Week Marc Jacobs brings back ‘polished’ to NY Fashion Week

Jacobs returned to the Park Avenue Armory, where his models sashayed down an extra long glass runway, between transparent chairs

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