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Having herself been the subject of fatwas and forced into exile by fundamentalist critics of her writing,…


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A two-day ‘Lalon Mela’ will begin at Lalon Akhra in Chheuria of Kushtia on November 10.…


BD artists develop prototype made of jute composite BD artists develop prototype made of jute composite

The best eight winners of the design competition held last July, in a furniture design workshop, have…


Bhupen Hazarika remembered in his 5th death anniversary Bhupen Hazarika remembered in his 5th death anniversary

Assam today paid tributes to legendary singer Dr Bhupen Hazarika in his fifth death anniversary, calling…


8 BD artists to take training under French designer 8 BD artists to take training under French designer

Eight best entries, which were submitted for the Franco-German project "Jute & Composite, Tradition…


Nobel laureate Bob Dylan's artwork in major London show (see pics) Nobel laureate Bob Dylan's artwork in major London show (see pics)

The timing couldn't be better for Saturday's opening of "The Beaten Path," a major…


'The Crown' offers rare portrait of young Elizabeth II 'The Crown' offers rare portrait of young Elizabeth II

NEW YORK: The writer of hit film "The Queen" returns to his favorite subject this week with…


Films create nation's mindset, values: Inu Films create nation's mindset, values: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu said on Tuesday that films and film makers had a critical role…


Surfing saga: From Bangladesh, 'Nasima' goes global Surfing saga: From Bangladesh, 'Nasima' goes global

The documentary film ‘Nasima’, portraying the life of Bangladesh’s first women Surfer,…


PM takes responsibility for poet Helal Hafiz’s treatment PM takes responsibility for poet Helal Hafiz’s treatment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken all responsibilities for the treatment of noted poet Helal Hafiz.…


Bob Dylan says Nobel Prize for literature left him 'speechless': Swedish Academy Bob Dylan says Nobel Prize for literature left him 'speechless': Swedish Academy

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said…


Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays Big data reveals mixed authorship in 17 Shakespeare plays

LONDON: Seventeen plays attributed to William Shakespeare were written in collaboration with other playwrights,…


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Don't ban artists from other countries, Selina Hossain says in Kolkata Don't ban artists from other countries, Selina Hossain says in Kolkata

Amid the ongoing controversy over restrictions on Pakistani artistes working in India, eminent Bangladeshi…


Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door

STOCKHOLM: The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded…


Fakir Lanon Shah’s 126th death anniversary being observed Fakir Lanon Shah’s 126th death anniversary being observed

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No response yet from Bob Dylan on Nobel literature prize win No response yet from Bob Dylan on Nobel literature prize win

STOCKHOLM: Twenty-four hours after awarding Bob Dylan the Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy…


Margaret Atwood selects Tutul for Pen writer of courage award Margaret Atwood selects Tutul for Pen writer of courage award

After surviving an extremist attack in his own country and being forced into exile in Norway, the Bangladeshi…


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Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.   The music legend was cited for…


Assamese novel based on Bangladesh's Liberation War now in English Assamese novel based on Bangladesh's Liberation War now in English

An Assamese novel based on the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 by Jnanpith winner Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya…


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Expressing regret over the inaction of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation prominent actress…


Taka 8,283 outstanding loans with govt. organizations: Mannan Taka 8,283 outstanding loans with govt. organizations: Mannan

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Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italian farmhouse Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italian farmhouse

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'8 Mile' director, Oscar-winning writer Curtis Hanson dies '8 Mile' director, Oscar-winning writer Curtis Hanson dies

Curtis Hanson, who won a screenwriting Oscar for "L.A. Confidential" and directed the psychological…


Bangladeshi-origin girl wins global video award Bangladeshi-origin girl wins global video award

A Bangladeshi-origin girl won a global video competition beating nearly 400 participants from over 60…


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Canadian novelist W.P. Kinsella, who blended magical realism and baseball in the book that became the…


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Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks…


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Memorial meeting on Poet Shahid Quadri Wednesday Memorial meeting on Poet Shahid Quadri Wednesday

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7-day theatre festival underway at Shilapakala Academy 7-day theatre festival underway at Shilapakala Academy

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