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Picasso's Seated Woman in Blue Dress sells for $45m Picasso portrait sells for $45m

Seated Woman is one of the great Picasso portraits of his middle years, inspired - as so often - by love and by powerful sexual desire


Gaudiya Nritya to be performed on Tuesday Gaudiya Nritya to be performed on Tuesday

Indira Gandhi Culture Centre of Dhaka arranges the dance programme at Kobi Sufia Kamal Auditorium around 6:30pm on Tuesday


Miss District of Columbia wins 2017 edition of Miss USA Miss District of Columbia wins 2017 edition of Miss USA

Fifty-one women representing each state and the nation's capital participated in the decades-old competition


Iran’s Mousavi wins Cyprus Best Short Film Award Iran’s Mousavi wins Cyprus Best Short Film Award

The 15-minute flick has grabbed numerous awards at international festivals in the UK, the US, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Armenia and the UAE


22nd Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition 2017 declared 22nd Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition 2017 declared

The winners of 22nd BYPAC will participate in an art workshop at the University of Rabindra Bharoti, Kolkata


Inflatable sculpture of ballerina by Jeff Koons unveiled Inflatable sculpture of ballerina by Jeff Koons unveiled

The nylon sculpture is based on a porcelain figurine of a ballerina in a blue tutu


5-day International flower exhibition ends Friday in Iran 5-day International flower exhibition ends Friday in Iran

The participants put their products, including flowers, plants, gardening tools, and fertilizers, on the display during the exhibition


Japan university to set up ninja studies centre Japan university to set up ninja studies centre

The University says it will be the world's first research centre devoted to ninja -- the black clad assassins known for secrecy and stealth


Kobi Guru Rabindranath’s 156th birth anniversary observed Kobi Guru's 156th birth anniv observed

This year, the theme of Tagore’s birth anniversary is “Religion of Humankind: Rabindranath and Contemporary Perceptiveness”


Tagore’s 156th birth anniv to be observed Monday Tagore’s 156th birth anniv to be observed Monday

This year, the theme of Tagore's birth anniversary will be “Religion of Humankind: Rabindranath and Contemporary Perceptiveness”


3-Day seminar on Philosophy of Bengal begins at JU 3-Day seminar on Philosophy of Bengal begins at JU

The seminar on "Tracing the Origin, Nature and Development of Philosophy of Bengal' begins at Philosophy Department in JU


France bans extremely thin models France bans extremely thin models

The health ministry says the aim of the law is to fight eating disorders and inaccessible ideals of beauty


Rami who fled Homs with violin releases album Syrian refugee releases album

The album is being digitally released in support of a Red Cross campaign to help people in crisis around the world


Afghan beauty parlours are a sanctuary for city women Afghan beauty parlours are a sanctuary for city women

After the Taliban regime was toppled in 2001, small oases of glamour began to flourish in the Afghan capital


Elaborate programmes to celebrate Rabindranath's birthday Elaborate programmes to celebrate Rabindranath's birthday

President Abdul Hamid will join the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest at Debendra Manch of Rabindra Katchary Bari at 2.30pm on May 8


2-Day Asian Theatre Summit begins in city Friday Asian Theatre Summit begins at BSA Friday

The 2-day summit will include seminars, folk songs, national and international dramas and child dance and drams


British royals demand 1.5 million euros damages over Kate Middleton's topless shots UK royals seek 1.5 mn euros in damages over topless Kate pics

The pair were snapped on a break at a chateau owned by Viscount David Linley, the son of Princess Margaret, the late sister of Queen Elizabeth II


Bangladesh to bid to host FIAF Congress 2021 Bangladesh to bid to host FIAF Congress 2021

Bangladesh Information Secretary will present the proposal in the 2017 FIAF Congress which is taking place in Los Angeles


Opera troupe tours rural China defending a dying art Opera troupe tours rural China defending a dying art

Despite their new business designation, they still rarely charge for performances and rely heavily on support from local government


Richard Marx to perform in Dhaka May 16 Richard Marx to perform in Dhaka May 16

The concert will be held at International Convention Centre, Bashundhara alongside a lineup of local bands and artists


Journey to the West: The endlessly remade Chinese folk tale Monkey comeback

Almost everyone with a Chinese background has grown up learning the folktale Journey to the West


Artist in trouble over Michelle Obama mural Artist in trouble over Michelle Obama mural

Shortly after Chicago artist Chris Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online


Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh Islamic romance novels set hearts aflutter in Bangladesh

In rural villages, Abubakar's novels are the best gift a young lover can give to his fiancee


Beyonce actually outsold Drake in 2016 Beyonce actually outsold Drake in 2016

According to the IFPI's annual report, both Beyonce's Lemonade and Adele's 25 shifted more copies worldwide


Week-long dance festival underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Week-long dance festival underway at BSA

Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Shangstha (BNSS) organises the programme to mark this year’s International Dance Day on April 29


‘Jabberer Boli Khela’ begins at Chittagong Monday ‘Jabberer Boli Khela’ begins Monday

The organisers of ‘Jabbarer Boli Khela’ and ‘Baishakhi Mela’ have already completed all preparations to make the traditional event successful


Bangladeshi photographer Shadman conferred with global honour Bangladeshi photographer Shadman conferred with global honour

Shadman is the lone Bangladeshi who honoured with this most prestigious global photographic awards this time


Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentiment Stolen plaque in Thailand a sign of antidemocratic sentiment

Prime Minister orders an investigation into the plaque's disappearance, but warned against making a political issue of it


Solo painting exhibition ‘Canvas Chronicles’ by SaimaKhan Solo painting exhibition ‘Canvas Chronicles’ by SaimaKhan

She embodies many seamlessly interlaced micro- moments within the colours and nuances to culminate into a contented story


Lucky Akhand buried at Intellectual Graveyard Lucky Akhand buried at Intellectual Graveyard

Earliar his body has been given guard of honour at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital around 11;30am


Guard of honour given to Lucky Akhand’s body at Shaheed Minar Guard of honour given to Lucky Akhand’s body at Shaheed Minar

The body has been brought to central mosque of Dhaka University, where the second namaz-e-janaza will be held after Zuhr prayer


Lucky Akhand’s body brought to Shaheed Minar Lucky Akhand’s body brought to Shaheed Minar

Earliar Lucky Akhand’s first namaz-e-janaza has been held at 10:00am on Saturday


Lucky Akhand’s first janaza held at Armanitola Lucky Akhand’s first janaza held at Armanitola

Lucky Akhand breathed his last at his Armanitola residence around 6 pm on Friday after suffering from lung cancer


Legendary singer Lucky Akhand dies Legendary singer Lucky Akhand dies

He breathes his last at Mitford Hospital in Dhaka around 5:30pm Friday evening after prolong sufferings from lung cencer


No stars in theatre, everyone is an actor first: Aparna Sen No stars in theatre, everyone is an actor first: Aparna Sen

Filmmaker Aparna Sen says that unlike Bollywood, theatre is democratic, does not follow hierarchy and treats everyone equally


DU, UCL art faculties arrange art exhibition jointly DU, UCL art faculties arrange art exhibition jointly

Charukola and the Slade School of Fine Art of University College, London jointly organised the exhibition in cooperation with the British Council


Charlie Chaplin fans dress up to celebrate his birthday Charlie Chaplin fans dress up to celebrate his birthday

Hundreds of fans — young and old — dressed as the comedian’s “Tramp” and gathered at his former home in Switzerland


Shama, Samiul to perform at Nat’l Museum Shama, Samiul to perform at Nat’l Museum

Shama Rahman is one of the leading contemporary Rabindra Sangeet singers of Bangladesh, she trained under Late Ustad Fazlul Huq in classical music


Prince death: Opioid painkillers found at singer's home Prince death: Opioid painkillers found at singer's home

Some of the pills discovered at Prince's Paisley Park estate in Minnesota had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard

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