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Sculpture exhibition held at British High Commissioner’s residence Sculpture exhibition held at British High Commissioner’s residence

A two-day sculpture exhibition concludes at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Dhaka on Friday


15 persons, one organisation get 'Independence Award-2017' 15 persons, BAF named for 'Independence Award-2017'

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will give away the award at a function at Osmany Memorial Auditorium in the city on March 23


Khasru gets Dhaka University Film Society lifetime award Khasru gets DU Film Society lifetime award

The film 'Sankhachil', produced by Impress Telefilm and directed by Goutam Ghose got, 'Hiralal Sen Padak' as the best film in 2016


People welcome spring celebrating Pahela Falgun People welcome spring celebrating Pahela Falgun

The festival-loving Bangladeshi people welcome and celebrate this day with great joy, love and in a colourful manner


17 named for Ekushey Padak 17 named for Ekushey Padak

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hand over the awards to them at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on February 20


Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi dies aged 69 Japanese manga artist Jiro Taniguchi dies aged 69

His art earned him an international following and some of his work was made into a television series


Taskforce formed to supervise Ekushey book fair Taskforce formed to supervise Ekushey book fair

The committee will also inspect whether any banned books or other things that oppose the spirit of Liberation War, are being sold or not


World's first transgender doll to feature at New York Toy Fair World's first transgender doll to feature at New York Toy Fair

The Jazz Jennings doll comes 40 years after the release of the "Gay Bob" doll, widely thought to be the first doll based on a gay character


Film festival kicks off at Teacher-Students Centre of DU Film festival kicks off at DU

The festival marking February, the month made immortal by the Language Movement of 1952


Grammy Awards to include first-ever transgender ‘trophy girl’ Grammy Awards to include first-ever transgender ‘trophy girl’

The change isn’t made to be provocative or buck convention, he added, but to acknowledge that “music’s universal power lies in its spirit of inclusio


Hundreds of children throng Ekushey book fair on Thursday Children galore in Ekushey book fair on Thursday

Holding parents’ hands, a large number of children roam around and browse books of their choice at the Children's Corners


Ayub Bachchu all set to rock ICCB audience on Valentine’s Day Ayub Bachchu all set to rock ICCB audience

Styled Fizzup Valentine Music Bash 2017, Eventales Ltd is arranging the concert at International Convention City Bashaundhara that after noon


IGCC to host Hindustani classical music evening Saturday IGCC to host Hindustani classical music evening Saturday

Anil Kumar Saha learnt Hindustani classical music in India under Ustad A Daud Khan, one of the greatest vocalists of Kirana Gharana


Five of the best climate-change novels Five of the best climate-change novels

From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a ‘biopunk’ thriller and a teen comedy – these are some of the best stories


Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Prize replica stolen Kailash Satyarthi's Nobel Prize replica stolen

Satyarthi's son, Bhuvan Ribhu, says the theft occurred Monday night while his father and mother were on a visit to Panama


Princess Diana’s rare picture to feature as UK magazine’s cover Princess Diana’s rare pic to feature as UK mag’s cover

The rare photo was first published in the Harper’s Bazaar in December 1995 on the occasion of her visit to the United States


Assamese dancers enthral audience in Dhaka Assamese dancers enthral audience in Dhaka

The much-applauded dance performance depicted all the eight Rasas discussed in Bharata Muni’s Natya Shastra


Black Sabbath bow out in Birmingham with final concert Black Sabbath plays final concert

The two-hour gig at the NEC Arena in their home city of Birmingham saw the rock veterans play 15 songs ending with their first hit, Paranoid


Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack

Art lovers return to the Louvre in Paris on Saturday, 24 hours after a soldier shot a machete-wielding attacker at the museum


JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books

Some followers take umbrage with her stance, with several saying they have burned her books and one suggesting she “should stay out of politics”


Book fair attracts large number of visitors on day two Book fair attracts large number of visitors

With huge enthusiasm, thousands of visitors of all ages flocked to different stalls and pavilions to find out books of their beloved writers Thursday


Visitors throng Ekushey book fair Visitors throng Ekushey book fair

Thousands of visitors of all ages flocked to the Amar Ekushey Granthamela- 2017 that began Wednesday…


Saraswati Puja being celebrated Saraswati Puja being celebrated

Every year, the puja is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh as Goddess Saraswati was born on this day


Ekushey Boi Mela kicks off Wednesday Ekushey Boi Mela kicks off

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the book fair on the Bangla Academy premises at 3pm


Book on ‘Ganotantrer Bonnhishikha: Sheikh Hasina' hands over to President Book on ‘Ganotantrer Bonnhishikha: Sheikh Hasina' hands over to President

"Ganotantrer Bonnhishikha: Sheikh Hasina" written by a number of professionals including politicians, poets, writers, journalists, economists


31st National Poetry Festival begins Wednesday 31st National Poetry Festival begins Wednesday

With the slogan of "poetry does not allow barbarism", the two-day festival would feature elaborate programmes including recitation of poems and songs


Sheikh Hasina's 'Nirbachita Prabandha' to be published tomorrow Sheikh Hasina's 'Nirbachita Prabandha' to be published tomorrow

"Nirbachita Prabandha" (selected articles), authored by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is set to be published on the first day of Ekushey Grantha Mela


Amar Ekushey Boi Mela to begin Wednesday Amar Ekushey Boi Mela to begin Wednesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate both the book fair and the literature conference on the Bangla Academy premises at 3pm on Wednesday


Iconic space history photos from Nasa to go up for auction Iconic space history photos from Nasa to go up for auction

Space history goes under the hammer next month when a batch of Nasa photos come up for auction


‘Garai: The Untold Story’ to be premiered at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy ‘Garai: The Untold Story’ to be premiered at BSA

The film is based on the works, life and philosophy of the artist Tarak Garai who is famous for his sculptures and paintings


An Eternal Journey at AFD in full swing An Eternal Journey at AFD in full swing

Oriental art comes from China and Japan, but with the great contributions from Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, it is now familiar in Bangladesh


How will Trump presidency affect the arts? How will Trump presidency affect the arts?

The newly inaugurated US president exhibits little interest in cultural events over the years apart from occasionally attending musicals on Broadway


Jatra Pala: A Moribund Art Form Jatra Pala: A Moribund Art Form

This traditional art form goes through significant changes when Jatra dance, an inseparable part of the show, virtually turned into striptease


Asma Kibria's Publication ceremony of Asma Kibria's book Friday

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed is likely to attend the programme as the chief guest while Emeritus Prof. Rafiqul Islam to preside over the function


Singer Shwapnil now to perform in Australia in July this year Shwapnil to perform in Australia in July

Shwapnil is scheduled to perform at the Science Theatre of The University of New South Wales in Kensington of Sydney in Sydney on July 29


Poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s 194th birthday Wednesday Poet Michael Madhusudan’s birthday Wednesday

Sagordari, in Jessore district witnesses a week-long mirth and merriment from Saturday marking the 194th 194th birthday of the great poet


Children's Film Festival begins January 24 in Rangpur Children's Film Festival begins January 24 in Rangpur

Besides, a daylong story-telling workshop will be organised for 25 young film makers at Rangpur Shilpokola Academy auditorium on the concluding day


Iranian painter Sarah Hojjati’s 13-day solo exhibition begins in city Iranian painter Sarah Hojjati’s solo exhibition begins

As part of the 15th Dhaka International Film Festival, Rainbow Film Society, organiser of the festival, and Shilpangon Art Gallery jointly organized


‘Nobody Dies Here’ comes to Dhaka filmfest ‘Nobody Dies Here’ comes to Dhaka filmfest

Nobody Dies Here directed by Hossein Kondori and co-produced by Abbas Rafei and Sina Saeidian, will compete along with two other Iranian titles

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