Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus By AP | Last Updated: 31st March, 2020, 12:42

Police are investigating the theft

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser wins Whitman award Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser wins Whitman award

 Yemeni-American poet Threa Almontaser has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book. Almontaser’s “The Wild Fox of Yemen” 

 


Meghan Markle to narrate documentary for Disney Plus Meghan Markle to narrate documentary for Disney Plus

Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, is set to narrate a documentary about elephants for Disney Plus


Bob Dylan's first song in eight years is about JFK's assassination Bob Dylan's first song in eight years is about JFK's assassination

Bob Dylan's first new song in eight years is a 17-minute rumination on the 1960s and the assassination of JFK


Noted educationist Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir dies Noted educationist Borhan Uddin Khan Jahangir dies

His body will be taken to his village home in Kachua of Chandpur district for burial


Renowned poet-folklorist Dr Ashraf Siddiqui dies Renowned poet-folklorist Dr Ashraf Siddiqui dies

His namaz-e-janaza will be held in Dhanmondi Shahi Eidgah Mosque after Zohr prayers


Glastonbury 2020 music festival canceled Glastonbury 2020 music festival canceled

This year's Glastonbury music festival in the United Kingdom has been canceled, the event's organizers said on Twitter 


Sheikh Hasina recites sister’s poem on Mujib Borsho Sheikh Hasina recites sister’s poem on Mujib Borsho

The recorded recitation is aired simultaneously by all electronic media, including Bangladesh Television (BTV), Bangladesh Betar, online and social media


An epitome of mutual respect An epitome of mutual respect

When it comes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, it is his outstanding qualities that transformed him into the father of our nation from a mere political activist of Tungipara


5th Cosmos Art Echo session postponed 5th Cosmos Art Echo session postponed

The 5th Cosmos Art Echo session has been postponed following growing concern of novel coronavirus or COVID-19


Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Charles Wuorinen dies at 81

Charles Wuorinen, winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in Music and composer of the operas “Brokeback Mountain” and “Haroun and the Sea of Stories,” died


Raij Uddin excluded from Swadhinata Padak recipients’ list Swadhinata Padak: Raij Uddin axed from recipients’ list

Earlier on February 20, the government finalised the names of 9 eminent personalities and one institution for Swadhinata Padak-2020


‘7th March Speech’ to be translated into 3 languages ‘7th March Speech’ to be translated into 3 languages

Bangladesh High Commission in London has taken an initiative to translate the historic 7th March speech delivered by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 


Amartya Sen for responsible behaviour for development Amartya Sen for responsible behaviour for development

He is addressing the inaugural ceremony of ‘Bangla Bhasay Amartya Sen Pathchokra’, organised by Banglar Pathsala Foundation at the auditorium of Nawab Ali Chaudhury Senate Bhaban on Dhaka University (DU) campus in the capital


Three-day Lalon festival beings today in Kushtia Three-day Lalon festival beings today in Kushtia

The festival will feature open discussions, singing of Baul songs by artistes of Lalon Academy and prominent singers, fair and some selected cultural performances


Poet Rasel Asiki receives Samaresh Basu Sahitya Award Poet Rasel Asiki receives Samaresh Basu Sahitya Award

Poet Rasel Asiki has received Samaresh Basu Sahitya Award for his poetry ‘Ekti Bhasan Ekti Desh’


 London Book Fair canceled for coronavirus outbreak London Book Fair canceled for coronavirus outbreak

Organizer Reed Exhibitions said Wednesday that it had decided “with reluctance” to cancel the event


List of 50 actors published for biopic on Bangabandhu List of 50 actors published for biopic on Bangabandhu

BFDC has primarily published the partial list of 50 actors, who will play different characters in the biopic on Father of the Nation


Ekushey Book Fair ends with huge crowd Ekushey Book Fair ends with huge crowd

Thousands of booklovers throngs the fair on Bangla Academy premises and Suhrawardy Udyan to seize the last opportunity of collecting books


Curtain falls on Ekushey Book Fair Curtain falls on Ekushey Book Fair

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair ended on Saturday amid a record publication of books and fanfare


Sellers, readers for extending Amar Ekushey Book Fair Sellers, readers for extending Amar Ekushey Book Fair

The fair also witnessed an unimaginable crowd on Friday as the book-lovers rushed to buy books of their choice and meet, greet and take autograph-photographs with their favourite authors


Little known elderly author's book turns heads at Ekushey Book Fair Little known elderly author's book turns heads at Ekushey Book Fair

Bangaleer Joy, Bangaleer Berthota, a book by little known author Dr Faizur Rahman Al Siddique


Chinese Ambassador Jiming visits Ekushey Book Fair Chinese Ambassador Jiming visits Ekushey Book Fair

Zha Mingwei of the cultural section of the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka was, among others, present during Ambassador Jiming’s visit to the fair in the afternoon


Spain axes Placido Domingo from Madrid performances Spain axes Placido Domingo from Madrid performances

Several of the women said Domingo tried to pressure them into sexual relationships by dangling jobs, and then sometimes punished them professionally


PM launches book on speeches of Bangabandhu PM launches book on speeches of Bangabandhu

Sheikh Hasina unveiled on Monday the cover of a book titled “Bhashansamagro, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” edited by Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen


London mission organises largest-ever ‘Mujib Shotoborsho Children’s Art Fest' Mujib Shotoborsho Children’s Art Fest held in UK

It was an extraordinary, colourful and the largest-ever art fest of Bangladeshi-British children of 5 years to 18 years old


Amar Ekushey book fair begins in Narsingdi Amar Ekushey book fair begins in Narsingdi

The fair will remain open from 10 am to 8pm everyday


Artists can play role in building peaceful, sustainable world: FM Artists can play role in building peaceful, sustainable world: FM

Dr Momen says they want to inculcate the mindset of tolerance and respect for each other and then hoped to achieve a sustainable world of peace and stability


London mission confers Mujib Year special honor on Abdul Gaffar London mission confers Mujib Year special honor on Abdul Gaffar

 Bangladesh High Commission in London has conferred a special ‘Mujib Year’ honor on the writer of Amar Ekushey song


Indian poet, who visited Dhaka to join poetry recitation, dies in hotel Indian poet Satyabrata dies of cardiac arrest in Dhaka

Indian poet Satyabrata Banerjee supposed to attend a poetry recitation festival in Dhakal on Friday (February 1) marking the International Mother Language Day


PM takes selfies with her sister, daughter in front of a portrait of Bangabandhu PM takes selfies with her sister, daughter

Different exhibits made Hasina relive memories of the related incidents


Manipuri language learning centres opened in Sylhet Manipuri language learning centres opened in Sylhet

Cultural personality and Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Sangsth Sylhet divisional President Onil Krishna Singh presided over the programme while Manipuri student Dipika Singh coordinated it


Jabbar to be conferred with Ekushey Padak Better late than never

Abdul Jabbar was appointed deputy commander of Bangladesh Liberation Force at Moulvibazar subsector. He participated in the frontline fight in different war-fields


Mahatab Hossain’s new book ‘Nogore Somudro’ hits Ekushey Book Fair Mahatab Hossain’s ‘Nogore Somudro’ hits Ekushey Book Fair

Besides, the book is available in rokomari.com, boipoka.shop. boibazar.com. bookexpress.co.za and others online platforms


PM unveils cover of two books on Bangabandhu PM unveils cover of two books on Bangabandhu

Bangabandhu’s elder daughter Sheikh Hasina wrote the prefix of the book, while former education minister Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, and writer and poet Pias Majid collected and edited the write-ups


2,194 books hit Amar Ekushey Book Fair so far 2,194 books hit Amar Ekushey Book Fair so far

As many as 2,194 books hit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in the last 14 days till Saturday


Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day add colour to Ekushey Book Fair Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day add colour to Ekushey Book Fair

As both the festivities coincided on Friday, the weekly  holiday, people from all over the city joined the summit to explore the artistic extravaganza


DAS sees huge crowd thanks to the festivities of February 14
DAS sees huge crowd thanks to the festivities of February 14

As both the festivities coincided on Friday, the weekly  holiday, people from all over the city joined the summit to explore the artistic extravaganza


Valentine’s Day, Pahela Falgun coincide; add new flavour Valentine’s Day, Pahela Falgun coincide; add new flavour

The festival-loving Bangladeshi people are welcoming and celebrating the day with great joy and love in a colourful manner


Baul Mela draws huge crowd in Narsingdi Baul Mela draws huge crowd in Narsingdi

The Mela is being organised to promote and popularize traditional and historical Baul songs

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