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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.


Shawkat Osman’s birthday today

Staff Correspondent: Today (January 2) is the 98th birth anniversary of novelist and short story writer Shawkat Osman.

Poet Ekhlashuddin Ahmed no more

Staff Correspondent: Prominent children’s literature writer and poet Ekhlashuddin Ahmed has died at the age of 74.

Mir Mosharraf’s death anniversary

Staff Correspondent: Today is the death anniversary of renowned poet, novelist and playwright Mir Mosharraf Hossain.  He died on December 19 in 1911.

Gaffar Chowdhury’s birthday today

Staff Correspondent: Today is the 80th birth anniversary of noted writer and journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury.

J. K. Rowling ready with her Christmas gift

Risingbd Desk: Renowned author J. K. Rowling is set to create magic in the 12 days leading upto Christmas, by opening yet again the gates of the wizarding world of Harry Potter for her fans.

Mona Lisa may have been da Vinci`s Chinese mother

Risingbd Desk: The Mona Lisa may have been a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci`s mother, according to an Italian historian whose comments on the famous painting sent online commentators into a frenzy.

Qayyum Chowdhury no more

Staff Correspondent: Eminent artist Qayyum Chowdhury has died at Combined Military Hospital in the capital on Sunday night.

Poet Sufia Kamal’s 15th death anniversary

Staff Correspondent:  The 15th death anniversary of Sufia Kamal, the noted poet and social reformer, is being observed today (Thursday).

Humayun Ahmed’s birth anniversary

Staff Correspondent: The 66th birth anniversary of legendary author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed today (Thursday).

Ashura: A day of gratitude and mourning

Aminul Islam: The Youm-e-Ashur, or the day of Ashura implies the 10th day of Muharram, according to the Islamic calendar. Ashura marks the final day of mourning in Muharram. On this day, the Shia community of the Muslims observe complete mourning of the martyrdom of Hussain ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala.

Jibanananda Das, the metaphor wizard poet

Aminul Islam: Today is 22 October, is the 61st death anniversary of the metaphor wizard poet Jibanananda Das, acknowledged to be the pioneer of modernism in Bengali poetry.

Jibanananda Das’s 61st death anniversay today

Risingbd Desk: The 61st death anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das is being observed today (Wednesday).

Nirmalendu Goon to return home within one week

Staff Correspondent: Veteran poet Nirmalendu Goon will be able to return home within a week as a bypass surgery on him has been conducted successfully.