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  • 'Bijoy Utshab 2018' concludes at Liberation War Museum

    To celebrate our victory day, a festival titled, Bijoy Utshab 2018, was organised at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka from December 10 to 16. The event aimed to bridge the gap between humanity and the history of liberation, and thus, conveyed the motto “Fom Human Rights Day to Victory Day.”

  • Hajaro Konthe Deshgaan on Bangladesh's 47th Victory Day 2018

    'Hajaro Konthe Deshgaan' commemorates 47th Victory Day

    Chhayanaut Sangeet Bidyayatan, in association with University of Dhaka, organised a cultural programme titled, Hajaro Konthe Deshgaan to mark Bangladesh's 47th Victory Day at central playground, DU, where a thousand voices harmonised to the national anthem.

  • Bangla Utshab in the offing in Kolkata

    With the theme, Dui Bangla: Seemana Bhule, Ek Sur-e, a three-day (January 4-6, 2019) Bangla Utshab is in the offing. Bangladeshi and Kolkata-based renowned and promising singers together with popular bands will be performing at the festival.

  • 'Bhalobashar Bangladesh' campaign ends

    A campaign titled, Bhalobashar Bangladesh, was organised by Chabial, Aamrai Bangladesh and Greenbee Communications, in association with Square Toiletries Ltd and Mediacom Limited, to celebrate 47 years of Bangladesh's victory.

  • Nazia Jabeen's 'Sporsho' awarded

    Sporsho, founded by Nazia Jabeen, is the first organisation in Bangladesh to publish Braille books for visually impaired children. The founder of Sporsho and writer, Nazia Jabeen, was recently awarded for her outstanding contribution to the field of social welfare.

  • Begum Rokeya remembered in the capital

    To observe the day, different programmes have been organised in the city. The Ministry of Children and Women Affairs organised Begum Rokeya Padak 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will present the prestigious Rokeya Padak 2018 to the recipients for their outstanding contributions to the society and the empowerment of women.

  • Mukwege Foundation's international symposium honours survivors of wartime rape

    Almost half a century after the Liberation War of Bangladesh, two of Bangladesh's Birangona added their powerful voices to an international call for a global reparations scheme to address the consequences of rape as a weapon of war.

  • Anwar Hossain remembered by FFSB

    In honour of the recently demised freedom fighter, cinematographer and veteran photographer Anwar Hossain, the Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB), in collaboration with Bangladesh Short Film Forum, and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organised a memorial event at National Music and Dance Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on December 5.

  • Swapnadal's 'Helen Keller' at BSA tomorrow

    After a successful showing in Japan on invitation from the Bangladesh Embassy, theatre troupe Swapnadal will stage their acclaimed mono-drama

  • 15-day long Muktijuddher Bijoy Mela begins in Manikganj

    The 28th Muktijuddher Bijoy Mela began at the Bijoy Mela ground in Manikganj yesterday. Chairman of the Udjapon Parishad and Manikganj district council and freedom fighter advocate Golam Mohiuddin formally inaugurated the 15-day long victory fair by hoisting the national flag.

  • Bangla Academy completes 63 YEARS

    Bangla Academy celebrated its 63rd founding anniversary on Monday. A programme, beginning with wreaths placed at the Central Shaheed Minar and grave of Dr Mohammad Shahidullah was arranged to mark the day.

  • Kathak workshop concludes at Rewaz Performers' School

    Rewaz Performers' School, a pioneering dance company in Bangladesh founded and run by renowned Kathak exponent Munmun Ahmed, arranged a five-day long Kathak workshop

  • Citibank honours Alauddin Ali

    Citibank, NA, paid homage to eminent lyricist, composer and music director Alauddin Ali, honouring him with Gaan-e Gaan-e Gunijon Shongbordhona for his lifetime contribution to Bangla music.

  • Munier Chowdhury and Zakaria Memorial Award conferred at BSA

    Theatre troupe Theatre organised the Munier Chowdhury and Zakaria Memorial Award recently at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, on the occasion of 83rd birth anniversary of Bangladeshi educationist, playwright and intellectual Munier Chowdhury.

  • Latest issue of DOT launched

    Another feather was added in the cap of DOT, a renowned art and architectural magazine of the country at the launching ceremony of its Issue 01, Volume 04.

  • Contemporary Dance Festival 2018 held at BSA

    A housefull audience observed a wonderful performance by 12 talented young choreographers of the country during the Contemporary Dance Festival 2018 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on November 27 and 28.

  • Honouring Rabindranath Tagore

    A two-day Rabindra Utshob was recently held at the National Museum in the capital. At the programme, Rabindra Sangeet singer Fahmida Khatun received an award.

  • Shilpakala to premiere archaeological play 'Mahasthan' today

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has been producing and premiering plays about famous archaeological sites of Bangladesh for several years.

  • Nakshikatha weaves melodies at DIFF 2018

    Opening the final evening of performances at the Dhaka International Folk Fest 2018 was one of the up and coming Bangladeshi folk bands, Nakshikatha.

  • DIFF 2018 takes off with an array of folk dances

    The fourth installment of the Dhaka International Folk Festival (DIFF) at the Bangladesh Army Stadium opened with a vibrant and engaging dance performance by one of Bangladesh's top dance companies, Bhabna Nritya Dol, led by Samina Husain Prema.

  • Humayun Ahmed 70th Birthday

    Humayun Ahmed Sahitya Puroshkar 2018 held at Bangla Academy

    Named after the legendary litterateur of Bangla Literature, Humayun Ahmed, the award is received by one senior and one upcoming writer every year since 2015.

  • Discussion on the literary merit of screenplay at DLF

    Dhaka Lit Fest's star-studded panel discussion titled The Stage, The Screen and The Feature Film at the lawn of Bangla Academy on Friday morning shed light on the literary value of a screenplay.

  • 24th Kolkata International Film Festival 2018 takes off

    Kolkata International Film Festival takes off

    The 24th Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated on November 10 through a grand celebration at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

  • Nandita Das gets candid about 'Manto' at DLF 2018

    Actor-director Nandita Das's Manto, the film that took a bow in the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this year, was screened in the AKSB auditorium on Thursday afternoon at the Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF) 2018.

  • Nandita Das gets candid about 'Manto' at DLF 2018

    Actor-director Nandita Das's Manto, the film that took a bow in the Cannes' Un Certain Regard section this year, was screened in the AKSB auditorium on Thursday afternoon at the Dhaka Lit Fest (DLF) 2018.

  • PM grants financial assistance to four artistes

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina granted financial assistance amounting to 90 Lakh Taka to four senior artistes yesterday at her official Ganabhaban residence.

  • Remembering Anwar Hossain on his birthday

    Anwar Hossain lives on people’s hearts till today, with his famous role Nawab Sirajuddoulah. The beloved actor was born on this day in 1930, in a village named Murulia, in Jamalpur.

  • Dhaka International Folk Festival 2018

    Dhaka International Folk Fest 2018 to open on November 15

    Like previous years, the fourth edition of the Dhaka International Folk Fest will have a myriad of Bangladeshi and international folk artistes on one platform.


    Aly Zaker, a stalwart of Bangladeshi theatre and TV and his son, Iresh Zaker, who has made a name for himself with his acting skills in recent years, both celebrate their birthdays today.

  • Ritwik remembered in Rajshahi

    A three-day long film festival began in Rajshahi on November 4, commemorating the 93rd birth anniversary of renowned auteur Ritwik Ghatak. This is the seventh instalment of the festival organised by Ritwik Ghatak Film Society, an association of film lovers dedicated to highlighting Ritwik Ghatak’s work.