Chobi Mela Shunno goes virtual By UNB | Last Updated: 27th February, 2021, 20:59

Great news pouring on for connoisseurs of art. International photography festival's 11th edition 'Chobi Mela Shunno' 

Chobi Mela Shunno goes virtual

Scientists uncover modern descendants of biblical Canaanites Lebanese are descendants of biblical Canaanites!

After carrying out genome sequencing research, the scientists find that the present-day Lebanese share 93 percent of their DNA with the Canaanites


Scientists crack mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris Scientists crack mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris

Six of the most heavily damaged of the apostle statues are now being analysed by the French museums' restoration and research centre


Tringsha Shatabdee to be staged at Shilpakala Sunday Tringsha Shatabdee to be staged at Shilpakala Sunday

A narrator opens the play raising questions about the war and seeking the trial of the war-criminals


IGCC organizes Rabindra Sangeet at National Museum on Aug 5 IGCC organizes Rabindra Sangeet at National Museum on Aug 5

Renowned singers Swati Sarker, Avik Deb and Sumaya Imam will perform at the function at 6.30 pm


Ailing singer Abdul Jabbar taken to ICU as health deteriorates Ailing singer Abdul Jabbar taken to ICU as health deteriorates

The artiste of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra is suffering from kidney, cardiovascular and other ailments


Gallery Cosmos hosts Nipa’s solo exhibition Gallery Cosmos hosts Nipa’s solo exhibition

The exhibition with 20 exclusive artworks of Nipa who is renowned for her colourful abstractions often composed on very large canvases


Bangla Academy to launch new books on Bangabandhu Bangla Academy to launch new books on Bangabandhu

The first one of the books features a documentation of the entire life and works of Bangabandhu


Gold lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio Gold lunar module stolen from Neil Armstrong museum in Ohio

Police say the value of the replica cannot be determined


Arundhati Roy among Man Booker Prize contenders Arundhati Roy among Man Booker Prize contenders

Roy, who won the prize in 1997 for “The God of Small Things,” is in the running again with her second novel, “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"


Barbara Sinatra, last wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90 Barbara Sinatra, last wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

A family spokesman says Sinatra -- born Barbara Blakely -- dies of natural causes surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage


3rd edition of Bangabandhu's jail diary to hit bookstores soon 3rd edition of Bangabandhu's jail diary to hit bookstores soon

The 332-page book contains the prison life of the great leader during the Pakistan regime from 1966 to 1968


Prime Minister Hasina calls for making quality films upholding history, culture PM calls for making quality films upholding history, culture

She also assures of extending whatever cooperation is needed for the development of the film industry


Mahanayak Uttam Kumar to be remembered on Monday Mahanayak to be remembered on Monday

Born as Arun Kumar Chattopadhyay, the original heartthrob of Bengali cinema passed away on July 24, 1980 aged 52 in Kolkata


What Happened to Ukraine’s 5,500 Lenin Statues? What Happened to Ukraine’s 5,500 Lenin Statues?

The Ukrainian government had passed a law outlawing Soviet symbols, including monuments of Lenin


Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million Apollo 11 moon dust bag sells for $1.8 million

The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, was sold at a Sotheby's auction


Malaysia bans 'unsuitable' hit Despacito from state stations Despacito censored in Malaysia

A senior minister says the single, featuring Canadian singer Justin Bieber on a remix, is considered un-Islamic


Humayun Ahmed’s 5th death anniversary being observed Humayun Ahmed’s 5th death anniv being observed

The legendary writer died on July 19, 2012 at Bellevue Hospital, New York, at the age of 64 battling against cancer for nine-month


Shilpakala Academy announces 'Shilpakala Award 2016' Shilpakala Academy announces 'Shilpakala Award 2016'

Each awardee get a cheque of Taka one lakh, a certificate and a crest on behalf of the Shilpakala Academy


Elaborate programmes marking Humayun Ahmed's 5th death anniversary Programmes marking Humayun Ahmed's death anniversary

Humayun Ahmed dies of cancer at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012


Disney criticised for Jasmine casting in new Aladdin Disney criticised for Jasmine casting in new Aladdin

Naomi, who is of British and Indian heritage, will star alongside Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Will Smith as Genie


Living Dead director George A Romero dies Living Dead director George A Romero dies

Romero died in his sleep on Sunday after a " brief but aggressive battle" with lung cancer, his manager told Variety


Anupam Kher to produce a Web Series on 1971 war Anupam Kher to produce a Web Series on 1971 war

Anupam Kher is working on a web series which is based on a real life incident with both Indian and Canadian writer


70-year-old YouTube hit redefining beauty in South Korea   70-year-old YouTube hit redefining beauty in South Korea

Young South Koreans find her so funny and adorable that big companies like Samsung Electronics and Lotte are banking on her popularity


Judge voids label's murky deal for Prince catalog Judge voids label's murky deal for Prince catalog

The voiding of the deal -- which is highly unusual for such a high-profile contract -- is the latest drama over Prince's catalog


Topless protesters disrupt Woody Allen concert in Germany Topless protesters disrupt Woody Allen concert in Germany

The incident occurred at Hamburg's spectacular new Elbphilharmonie hall, where G20 leaders including US President Trump attended a concert last week


Book of Michelle Obama photographs coming in October Michelle Obama photographs' book coming in October

"Chasing Light" will feature 150 color shots and personal commentary by White House photographer Amanda Lucidon


South African jazz musician Ray Phiri dies Jazz musician Ray Phiri dies

Renowned South African guitarist Ray Phiri one of the musician who played on Paul Simon's groundbreaking Graceland album


Documentary on Amartya Sen: Indian censors want 'cow', 'Hindu' beeped in film India refuses to certify documentary on Amartya Sen

Indian censors say they won't certify the documentary unless words like "cow" and "Hindu India" are beeped out


Mao Zedong literary notes sold at auction Mao literary notes sold at auction

The notes, written in 1975 to a professor who was hired to read to Mao, are sold at Sotheby's in London for £704,750 ($910,000)


30-million went to a live gig last year 30-million went to a live gig last year

The total gig-going audience soar by 12% to 30.9m in 2016, according to UK Music, contributing £4 billion to the country's economy


Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The ban on female visitors specifically "has nothing to do with discrimination against women says UNESCO


Veteran actress Sumita Sanyal passes away Veteran actress Sumita Sanyal dies

‘Anand’ movie fame actress Sumita Sanyal died at her Kolkata residence at Deshapriyo Park


Joint production films to remain postponed till new policy Joint production films postponed till new policy

Actor Faruk and Film Artistes' Association president Misha Saudagar presented a cluster of proposals in the meeting


Lok Natyadal making drama on Bangabandhu's Unfinished Memoirs Lok Natyadal making drama on Bangabandhu's Unfinished Memoirs

Founder of Lok Natyadal and dramatist Liaquat Ali Lucky is directing the drama on two books of Bangabandhu "Asamapta Atmajiboni" & "Karagarer Rojnam"


Dr Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies Dr Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies

Johnson was a medical doctor-turned children's author when he wrote his first hit book, "The One Minute Manager," in 1982, with co-author Blanchard


Buddhists to celebrate Ashari Purnima Saturday Ashari Purnima Saturday

Ashari Purnima is celebrated to commemorate three significant incidences of Buddha's life which took place on this single day


UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

The Palestinian foreign ministry hails Friday's decision a "success" for Palestinian diplomacy


Ayub Bachchu to sell guitars as sponsors scoff at competition proposal Ayub Bachchu to sell guitars

The legendary rock star posts the announcement on his Facebook wall with the photo of guitars


4-day fest to mark 36th founding anniversary of  Loko Natyadal Loko Natyadal’s 36th founding anniversary Wednesday

In this four-day festival the troupe will stage eight plays says Liaquat Ali Lucky, founder of the troupe

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