Dhaka: 9:03 PM, Wed, 18 Oct, 2017

On 400th death anniv of great poet, playwright William Shakespeare

Mostafa Tofayel: In Kolkata, the then capital of Bengal, in 1915, there was a committee in observance of the 300th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, the all-time greatest poet-playwright.

Mont Blanc photo is the biggest in the world

Risingbd Desk: An international team led by Italian photographer Filippo Blengini has snapped the largest picture in the world - an astonishing panoramic image of Mont Blanc.

Manik Bandopadhyay, who treads the alleys of the human mind

Aminul Islam: Manik Bandopadhyay was a Bengali novelist and is considered one of the leading lights of modern Bengali fiction. During a short lifespan of 48 years, plagued simultaneously by illness and financial crisis, he produced 36 novels and 177 short stories.

17th death anniversary of Shawkat Osman today

Aminul Islam: Today is 14 May. The 17th death anniversary of Shawkat Osman, a renowned novelist and short story writer of the country, is being observed.

Rabindranath Tagore, a legend of Bengali literature

Aminul Islam: Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, novelist and painter best known for being the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He was the Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Prothoma books now at Kaymu

Staff Correspondent: Kaymu.com.bd, one of the online shopping communities in Bangladesh, has signed an agreement with Prothom Alo Digital (a concern of Mediastar Limited) to feature ‘Prothoma’ Store at Kaymu.com.bd.

Tipu Sultan`s arms collection sold for over 6 million pounds

Risingbd Desk: A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile King of Mysore, will go under the hammer here next month.

Nobel-winning German novelist Günter Grass dies

Risingbd Desk: Günter Grass, Germany’s Nobel Prize-winning author, widely regarded as the country`s most famous writer, has died at the age of 87.

39th death anniversary of Polli Kabi

Aminul Islam: The 39th death anniversary of Polli Kabi Jasimuddin, who created an unpretentious appeal of rural Bengal and epitomized Bengali`s folk life, is being observed today in a befitting manner.

‘I am Malala’ wins Grammy for best children’s album

Risingbd Desk: The audio version of the book “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World”, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, was honoured with the Best Children’s Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards here.

Rushdie’s new novel to be out in September

Risingbd Desk: British author Salman Rushdie’s first novel in seven years will be released in September, his publishers said today.

Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Staff Correspondent: The month-long book fair “Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2015” begins on the Bangla Academy premises and in a portion of Shuhrawardy Uddyan in the capital today.

Seven win Bangla Academy award

Staff Correspondent: The "Bangla Academy Sahitya Award 2014" under seven categories was announced today (Thursday) ahead of the month-long Ekushey book fair beginning Sunday.

Selling money of book on Birangonas to be used for them

Staff Correspondent: Birangona means ‘Brave Woman’. In the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence from Pakistan, more than 200,000 women and girls were systematically raped and tortured.

Selim Al-Din`s death anniversary today

Staff Correspondent:The seventh death anniversary of maestro playwright Selim Al-Din is being observed today (Wednesday) with due respect and honour.


EC starts dialogue with AL

Staff Correspondent: As part of the ongoing dialogues, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda is holding a meeting with a delegation of Awami League (AL) over holding the next general election in a credible manner.

Mila files case against her husband's family

Staff Correspondent: Popular pop singer Tasbiha Binte Shahid Mila, commonly known as Mila Islam, has filed a defamation case against her husband Parvez Sanjari's family.