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Moscow 8: N. Korean filmmakers defied Pyongyang By Sun Online Desk | Last Updated: 27th May, 2019, 19:17

As the Korean War raged eight of Pyongyang’s young heroes — all members of the North’s new elite, destined for a life of privilege and power 

Moscow 8: N. Korean filmmakers defied Pyongyang

Poet Nazrul’s 120th birth anniversary observed Nazrul’s 120th birth anniversary observed

This year's theme of the birth anniversary was "Bangabandhu's Bangladesh in Nazrul's Conscience"


Poet Nazrul’s 120th birth anniversary being observed Nazrul’s 120th birth anniv being observed

This year's theme of the birth anniversary was "Bangabandhu's Bangladesh in Nazrul's Conscience"


Cultural arena celebrates Nazrul’s 120th birth anniversary Cultural arena celebrates Nazrul’s 120th birth anniv

To mark the day in a befitting manner, the cultural arena of the country has arranged elaborate programmes


Kazi Nazrul Islam’s 120th birth anniversary on Saturday Kazi Nazrul Islam’s 120th birth anniversary on Saturday

The 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be celebrated on Saturday across the country in a befitting manner.


Latin American art emerges as a bargain for collectors Latin American art emerges as a bargain for collectors

Shopping for a masterpiece but can’t afford, say, a steel rabbit sculpture that went for over $90 million? Then, consider Latin American art


Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International prize for Celestial Bodies First Arab woman wins Man Booker International prize

First female Omani novelist to be translated into English shares £50,000 prize with translator Marilyn Booth – the first time an Arabic book has won


Nazrul singer Khalid Hossain is no more Nazrul singer Khalid Hossain is no more

The Ekushey Padak winning singer has been receiving treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in the capital since May 4


Bangabandhu’s bust to be placed in Ankara soon Bangabandhu’s bust to be placed in Ankara soon

A bust of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be placed at the head of a boulevard named after him in Ankara, Turkey  


Poet Helal Hafiz hospitalised Poet Helal Hafiz hospitalised

Helal Hafiz has been suffering from multiple complications including eyes and kidney for long 


Dutch ballad bookies’ favourite for Israel’s controversial Eurovision Dutch ballad bookies’ favourite for Israel’s controversial Eurovision

Holland, Sweden and Australia are the bookmakers’ favourites going into Eurovision song contest finals


Poet Hayat Saif remembered Poet Hayat Saif remembered

 A memorial meeting on poet Hayat Saif was held at Poet Shamsur Rahman Auditorium at Bangla Academy on Monday


Nazrul singer Khalid Hossain’s condition worsens Nazrul singer Khalid Hossain’s condition worsens

Khalid Hossain’s condition worsened suddenly after he went through an echocardiogram test on Monday 


Prince William and  Catherine just released some adorable new family photos Catherine released some adorable new family photos

Kensington Palace took to social media and shared some new photos of the royal family frolicking around in new garden co-designed by the Duchess of Cambridge


Manik Bandyopadhyay’s 110th birth anniversary Sunday Manik Bandyopadhyay’s 110th birth anniversary Sunday

Manik Bandopadhyay wrote 36 novels and more than two hundred short stories in his 28 years of short literary career


Jeff Koons work sells for $91.1 million, record for living artist Jeff Koons work sells for $91.1 million, record for living artist

"Rabbit" is among the best-known works by the artist, who built a reputation for challenging art world conventions


Painting from Haystacks series sets auction record for Monet Painting from Haystacks series sets auction record for Monet

It is the first time an Impressionist painting fetched more than $100 million


21th death anniversary of Shawkat Osman today 21th death anniversary of Shawkat Osman today

Eminent writer Shawkat Osman passed away in Dhaka on May 14 in 1998


Icelandic BDSM band put Eurovision and Israel in a bind Icelandic BDSM band put Eurovision and Israel in a bind

'Hate will Prevail' Nothing titillates the Icelandic bondage and dominance-themed band Hatari more than a glaring contradiction. 


Kodak Black arrest at US festival prompts Lil Wayne withdrawal Kodak Black arrest at US festival prompts Lil Wayne withdrawal

Miami's Rolling Loud festival did not end well for rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne. Kodak was…


BYLC honours 6 young leaders BYLC honours 6 young leaders

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), a leadership institute, honoured six young leaders at a ceremony held on Friday


Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank Typo on Aussie $50 brings blushes for central bank

The yellow and green note, which is worth around US$35, came into circulation last October


Magnificent complex at Rabindranath’s Kuthibari nears completion Magnificent complex at Rabindranath’s Kuthibari nears completion

The Public Works Department is constructing the complex with India’s funding at the site, located some 20 kilometres off Kushtia town


Liberation War history revived at historic Mujibnagar Liberation War history revived at historic Mujibnagar

Baidyanathtala, a mango orchard in Meherpur where the event took place, was later renamed Mujibnagar. Nearly half a century later


Nandi’s funeral held at Sabujbagh Borodeshwari Kali Temple Subir Nandi’s funeral held

Earlier in the day, thousands of people of all walks of life paid their tribute to the legendary singer at the Central Shaheed Minar in the capital from 11am to 12pm


Bangla Academy celebrates Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary Bangla Academy celebrates Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary

The event was ended with a colourful cultural presentation on Rabindranath Tagor's life and versatile works


Shooting of film on Bangabandhu may begin in November Shooting of Bangabandhu biopic likely in November

Benegal said Bangladeshi film personality Piplu Khan would assist Tiwari in his research for the 180-minute film on Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation ahead of starting the shooting


Bangla Academy to celebrate Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary  Bangla Academy to celebrate Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary

The programme will be presided over by Professor Anisuzzaman while the DG will deliver the welcome speech


Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece in unique island exhibition Modern sculpture meets ancient Greece in unique island exhibition

The island best known for its archaeological treasures, that British contemporary artist Antony Gormley is showing 29 of his sculptures. A new exhibition including five works specially created for the event, sets his contemporary work among the remains of ancient Greece


 Ancient cemetery found at Giza famed pyramids Ancient cemetery found at Giza famed pyramids

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient cemetery near the country's famed pyramids


Nat Geo Photo Camp held in Cox’s Bazar Nat Geo Photo Camp held in Cox’s Bazar

Working around a central theme of peaceful coexistence, the students have photographed in diverse locations such hospitals, market places, madrassahs, temples, water pumps, schools and Child Friendly Space (CFS)


Prof Anisuzzaman gets SAARC Literature Award 2019 Prof Anisuzzaman gets SAARC Literature Award 2019

Anisuzzaman, also the president of Bangla Academy, is the fourth Bangladeshi to receive the award


France, Italy honor Leonardo 500 years after artist’s death France, Italy honor Leonardo 500 years after artist’s death

The presidents of France and Italy laid a wreath Thursday on the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who died in the French town of Amboise exactly 500 years ago


Leonardo's 'claw hand' stopped him painting Leonardo's 'claw hand' stopped him painting

Leonardo da Vinci, who lived from 1452-1519, was an artist and inventor whose talents included architecture, anatomy, engineering and sculpture, as well as painting


‘Bangladesh Gallery’ to be built at Jorasanko Tagore's house ‘Bangladesh Gallery’ to be built at Jorasanko Tagore's house

The construction work will start at the end of this year


The ‘Ray’ of Bengali cinema The ‘Ray’ of Bengali cinema

The legendary filmmaker was honored with so many awards and prizes, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a Golden Lion, a Golden Bear, 2 Silver Bears


Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London

 A 500-year-old sketch of a bearded man was on Thursday revealed to be one of only two surviving portraits of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci made during his lifetime


Emirates flies 2,000-year-old statue from Pakistan to Switzerland Emirates flies 2,000-year-old statue from Pakistan to Switzerland

The statue weighs 1,700 kilograms and is over 2 metres in height


Poetry book by poet Nur Hossain Al Kaderi- 'Dhup Dhoasha' revealed Poetry book by poet Nur Hossain Al Kaderi- 'Dhup Dhoasha' revealed

The book was unwrapped on Wednesday, April 24 by none other than the celebrated poet and litterateur Nirmalendu Goon


VOA to cover yearlong programmes on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary VOA to cover yearlong programmes on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

The US based multimedia agency Voice of America (VOA) will run reports on different programmes throughout the ‘Mujib Barsha’ 

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