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Pissarro's Picking Peas returned to Jewish owners Pissarro's Picking Peas returned to Jewish owners

In 1943, it was confiscated under anti-Semitic laws passed by the collaborationist Vichy government during the German occupation of France


Photo exhibition, Chinese film festival begins at Nat’l Museum Chinese film festival begins at Nat’l Museum

The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, the China Radio International and the Chinese community living Dhaka have organise the event


China donates 9,130 Chinese books to schools in Cambodia China donates 9,130 Chinese books to schools in Cambodia

The beneficiaries are the state-owned Royal University of Phnom Penh, Asia Euro University, Min Sheng Chinese School Duan and Hua Chinese School


Novel on Hitler's rise wins France's top book award Novel on Hitler's rise wins France's top book award

Two novels about the Nazis took France's biggest literary prizes on Monday


Chinese film festival, photo exhibition begin in city Tuesday Chinese film festival, photo exhibition begin in city Tuesday

Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu will inaugurate the Chinese film week and photo exhibition at the National Museum in the city


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

About 320 internationally reputed writers, poets, artists & researchers, including 70 from 30 countries & 250 from host Bangladesh, will join the DLF


Butterfly fair held at JU Butterfly fair held at JU

This year’s slogan of the fair was “Urley Akashe Projapoti, Prokriti Pai Natun Goti”


Prince Charles views Islamic art on first visit to Malaysia Prince Charles views Islamic art on first visit to Malaysia

Prince of Wales said he has "always been fascinated by Malaysia's rich cultural and racial diversity which is something to be both cherished


Burundi bans women drummers Burundi bans women drummers

Burundians on Twitter slams the decree as an "authoritarian slide" and a "sign of increasing efforts to control Burundian society"


Hidden chamber discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid Hidden chamber discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

An international team says the 30-meter void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure's Grand Gallery and has a similar cross-section



The Lion King: Beyonce confirms role in remake Beyonce to star in Lion King remake

She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover


Miss Universe Malaysia to wear nasi lemak dress Miss Universe Malaysia to wear nasi lemak dress

The dress, which has delighted and confounded Malaysians, may be a quirky choice


Kevin Spacey: Netflix halts House of Cards production Netflix halts House of Cards production

The Old Vic theatre in London, where Spacey worked for 11 years


UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7 March speech as world’s documentary heritage UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7 March speech

The historic speech of the Father of the Nation urging the Bengalis to prepare for the liberation war is now part of the world’s documentary heritage


Kevin Spacey apologises over Anthony Rapp 'sexual advance' claim Kevin Spacey apology over 'sexual advance'

Anthony Rapp, who was 14, said Spacey invited him to a party and seemed drunk when the alleged incident happened


Bangla, Rabindranth close to Chinese people's hearts Bangla, Rabindranth close to Chinese people's hearts

Chinese people still practise works of Rabindranath Tagore, the Indian literary giant, and do research on his creative works


Professor Stephen Hawking's PhD viewed two million times Hawking's PhD gets two million views

More than 500,000 people have also tried to download the paper, titled "Properties of expanding universes"


Book Review: Melody of Body Book Review: Melody of Body

The book’s title juxtaposes the tangible body to the abstract harmony of our universe


Bangabandhu's autobiography to be published in Assam language Bangabandhu's autobiography to be published in Assam language

The minister says the people of Assamese language and culture will get opportunity to know the history of Bangali nation through Asamiya language


Read the original Harry Potter pitch that publishers rejected from J.K. Rowling The original Harry Potter pitch

Rowling has previously revealed that her manuscript was rejected by 12 different publishing houses before Bloomsbury took a gamble on it


Rock and roll legend Fats Domino dies Rock and roll legend Fats Domino dies

Domino's daughter earlier announces the death to a local television station, saying that the rock legend died peacefully around family


Moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000 Moustachioed Mona Lisa sells for $750,000

Marcel Duchamp's reproductions of Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", on to which he pencilled a beard and moustache, sold for $750,000 at Sotheby's in Paris


Letters of French author Proust to be posted online Letters of French author Proust to be posted online

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is leading the project to digitize the collection, with collaboration from the University of Grenoble Alps


Bangla Academy publishes over 150 research books in 3 years Bangla Academy publishes over 150 research books in 3 years

Folklore collection is one of the major segments of the creative publication


'Choose kindness,' Melania Trump tells schoolkids 'Choose kindness,' Melania Trump tells schoolkids

"I think it's important that we choose kindness and compassion," the first lady tells students at Orchard Lake Middle School


Poet Shamsur Rahman's 89th birth observed Poet Shamsur Rahman's 89th birth observed

On the occasion, different socio-cultural organisations have chalked up elaborate programmes


Sushma gifts memorabilia of Liberation War to Hasina Sushma gifts memorabilia of Liberation War to Hasina

The memorabilia includes military equipment used by the joint forces of India and Bangladesh during the Liberation War of 1971


Bengal Foundation cancels classical music festival 2017 Bengal Foundation cancels classical music festival 2017

Bengal Foundation discloses this information at a press conference in a city hotel on Sunday


Tragic Titanic letter sells for $166G at auction Tragic Titanic letter sells for $166G at auction

The letter is one of the last known correspondences to have survived the sinking of the doomed ocean liner


63rd death anniversary of Jibanananda Das Sunday 63rd death anniversary of Jibanananda Das Sunday

His first essay was written in lucid Bangla in remembrance of late Kalimohan Das


Singer Selena Quintanilla to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Selena Quintanilla to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Mexican-American singer will be honored more than 20 years after her death


Chilean poet Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer', say experts Poet Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer'

The Nobel Laureate was said to have died of cancer in 1973, less than two weeks after a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet


60th JOTA, 21st JOTI kick off in 64 districts JOTA, JOTI kick off in 64 districts

One hundred and sixty-nine members of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WSOM) simultaneously organise the events


Harry Potter showcased in London Harry Potter showcased in London

The exhibition also features two rooms showcasing rare Harry Potter material


Language veteran Taqiullah at ICU Language veteran Taqiullah at ICU

The 91-year old Taqiullah has been taken to the Square Hospital on Wednesday evening after been diagnosed with lung infection


Public Library to launch mobile libraries across country Public Library to launch mobile libraries across country

The Public Library has taken a project in association with the Cultural Affairs Ministry to run the mobile library programme


Dare Not Linger: Mandela's book sequel launched in South Africa Mandela book sequel launched in S Africa

Mandela's unfinished handwritten draft of the book was completed by a successful South African novelist


Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders wins Man Booker prize

The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb


Sean Hughes: Comedian, actor and writer dies aged 51

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Hughes was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks on BBC Two and had his own Channel 4 sitcom, Sean's Show

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