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Poet Belal Chowdhury passes away By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 24th April, 2018, 13:04

The decision of his burying and funeral will be taken later after consulting with the family members, eldest son of the poet says

Poet Belal Chowdhury passes away

Jabbarer Boli Kela kicks off at Laldighi Maidan on Tuesday Jabbarer Boli Kela kicks off on Tuesday

The century old historic wrestling competition and new Bengali year's fair is held every year with much enthusiasm and cultural zeal


Theatre activist Shaoli Mitra quits as chief of Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi Shaoli Mitra quits as chief of Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi

The veteran theatre personality steps down from the post citing infrastructural issues & complaining of difficulties in carrying out responsibilities


The biggest handwritten community bible in the world weighs 22kg Biggest handwritten community bible is in Dubai

A scanned copy of the bible sits enclosed in a well lit display, next to the altar at St Mary’s Church in Oud Metha


Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas last year as part of a far-reaching modernisation drive


Ariana Grande unveils emotional new single

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The singer has returned with her first new music since the terrorist bombing that killed 22 people outside her Manchester Arena show in May 2017


Dubai film festival to become biennial, skipping this year Dubai film festival to become biennial, skipping this year

The film festival began in 2004 and has hosted stars from Hollywood, Bollywood and Arabic films


Dale Winton, Supermarket Sweep presenter, dies aged 62 TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

The former Supermarket Sweep host died at his home earlier on Wednesday


1st female Bangladesh photographer selected for Joop Swart Masterclass

1st female Bangladesh photographer in Joop Swart Masterclass

Ashfika is one of the 12 young photographers of 9 different nationalities who have been selected for the 25th edition.


Bangladeshi Ponir in Reuters’ Pulitzer winning photography team Bangladeshi Ponir in Reuters’ Pulitzer winning photography team

Ponir’s photo is taken on November 12, 2017 showing Myanmar’s Rohingyas cross the Naf River with an impoverished raft to reach Teknaf in Bangladesh


Four day Photo exhibition begins in Delhi Four day Photo exhibition begins in Delhi

A four-day photo exhibition titled "History Speaks" begins at Azad Bhavan Art Gallery in New Delhi


NYT and New Yorker win joint Pulitzer for Weinstein exposé Joint Pulitzer prize for Weinstein exposé

Pulitzers are the most prestigious honour in American journalism


Bony, Monir's first song released honouring Polli Kobi Bony, Monir's first song released honouring Polli Kobi

Two youths of different occupations come together for the first time to give a modern twist to the song sung by legendary folk singer Abbas Uddin


‘Use of Bangla, Bengali culture decreasing gradually’ ‘Use of Bangla, Bengali culture decreasing gradually’

The researcher comes up with the remark while speaking at a programme arranged by Bangla Academy at its Rabindra Chattar in the city


Manik Mia avenue adorned with Alpona marking Bangla New Year Manik Mia avenue adorned with Alpona

The drawing of Alpona (graffiti) sponsored by Berger Paints, Asiatic EXP, will be continued till the dawn of Saturday, the Pahela Baishakh 1425


Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body Swedish Academy head quits Nobel body

The organisation has been criticised for its handling of a probe into the alleged sexual misconduct of a man married to one of its members


Saudi Arabia breaks new ground by hosting first-ever Arab Fashion Week Saudi Arabia breaks new ground by hosting Arab Fashion Week

Lebanese designer Naja Saade has come to Riyadh to display his couture collection


Boisabi Utsab begins in Rangamati Boisabi Utsab begins in Rangamati

The word Boisabi is a combination of the Bengali acronyms for various indigenous festivals


Doyel Chattar abuzz with handicraft products ahead of Pahela Baishakh Handicraft products flooded capital ahead of Pahela Baishakh

Claiming that their business has so far not been up to the mark on this occasion, the sale will rise in the coming 3-4 days


Saudi Arabia to participate in Cannes Film Festival Saudi Arabia to participate in Cannes Film Festival

A total of nine short films by young local filmmakers will be screened at the Short Film Corner during the festival on May 14 and 15


Call to preserve sub-languages of Rajshahi region Call to preserve sub-languages of Rajshahi region

They suggest a holistic approach to protect the heritage with the best use of modern technologies and devises


PM receives Indian Eastern Command memento on Pak surrender in 1971 PM receives memento on Pak surrender in 1971

Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain hands over the replica to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina


France to help Saudi Arabia set up orchestra, opera France to help Saudi Arabia set up orchestra, opera

The move to reopen cinemas sees by analysts as a bid to balance unpopular subsidy cuts in an era of low oil prices


Molly Ringwald: The Breakfast Club star 'troubled' by hit film Ringwald 'troubled' by The Breakfast Club

She also starred in his films Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink


'Grave of the Fireflies' director Isao Takahata dies at 82 Studio Ghibli animation icon dies

Mr Takahata was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 for "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" but is best known for his film "Grave of the Fireflies"


National Film Award-2016 announced; ‘Oggatonama’ best film

‘Oggatonama’ gets best film award

Amitabh Reza is given the best director award for ‘Aynabaji’ while Chanchal Chowdhury gets the best actor award for the same film


‘Meye’ Network to launch fair ‘Rangta’ ahead of Pohela Boishakh ‘Meye’ Network to launch fair ‘Rangta’ ahead of Pohela Boishakh

Any artistic endeavor begins from the passion for creativity. Such collaborative passion of a group of friends laid the first stone for Rangta


Steven Bochco, creator of 'Hill Street Blues,' dies at 74 Steven Bochco, creator of 'Hill Street Blues,' dies at 74

Bochco, who won 10 primetime Emmys, created several hit television shows including "L.A. Law," ''NYPD Blue," and "Doogie Howser, M.D"


Penguin Random House wants Bangladeshis to write in English Penguin Random House wants Bangladeshis to write in English

Alokesh Bishal of Penguin Random House’s Indian subsidiary, says that their presence in Bangladesh is not for commercial purpose


National Film Day on April 3 National Film Day on April 3

April 3 is being observed as National Film Day every year since 2012


Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89 Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89

Maynard's most recent role was a brief appearance in 2017 drama The Moorside, about the disappearance of Shannon Matthews


Searching for the sublime: The man who paints in the ocean The man who paints in the ocean

Along with conventional materials such as paint, pencil and charcoal, Peter Matthews also lists "earth", "water from the Atlantic" and "rust"


Sean Penn, Oscar winner, is now a novelist Sean Penn, Oscar winner, is now a novelist

This week, Penn joins such literary heroes as Norman Mailer and Jack Kerouac, not to mention such acting peers as Ethan Hawke and James Franco


Bangladeshi folk artiste performs in Kolkata Bangladeshi folk artiste performs in Kolkata

Under his direction, the participants present two songs, Bole boluk loke mondo by Abdul Karim and Din gele din aar paabe na by Jalal Uddin


BD youth delegation meets Modi, Sushma in Delhi BD youth delegation meets Modi, Sushma in Delhi

The 100-member Bangladesh youth delegation met Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at her office, says the Indian High Commission in Dhaka


Marvia Malik - Pakistan TV airs first transgender anchor Pakistan TV airs first transgender anchor

Malik, a journalism graduate who has also worked as a model, was moved to tears when she was offered the job


CHT art, cultural festival begins in Thailand CHT art, cultural festival begins in Thailand

The festival that will end in Pattaya on Wednesday includes cultural performance by 16-member dance troupe from the Chittagong Hill Tract


Prime Minister releases commemorative postage stamps PM releases commemorative postage stamps

She also releases another commemorative postage stamp, a first-day cover and a data card to celebrate the recognition of the historic 7th March Speech


Veteran journo Rahman Jahangir passes away Veteran journo Rahman Jahangir passes away

His namaj-e-janaza will be held at 1:30 pm at the National Press Club premises


Unseen photos of The Beatles fetch £253,200 at auction Unseen photos of The Beatles fetch £253,200 at auction

The photographer Mike Mitchell’s images show the band arriving in 1964 for their first concerts in Washington D.C. and Baltimore


Eurovision: First winner Lys Assia dies aged 94 Eurovision's 'first lady' dies aged 94

She took the prize for Switzerland in 1956, with the song Refrain, and went on to perform in two more contests

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