Dhaka, Monday, 27 March 2017

15 persons, BAF get ‘Independence Award

Staff Correspondent: The government on Thursday evening published the list of names of 15 persons for 'Independence Award -2017' for their glorious and outstanding contributions to the nation. Bangladesh Air Force ...

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Amar Ekushey Boi Mela begins today

Staff Correspondent: The month-long ‘Amar Ekushey Boi Mela’ will kick off in the capital on Wednesday. A three-day ‘International Literature Conference’ will also be held at the fair venue from Thursday, ...

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Nearly 60 percent of children like reading for fun: Study

Literature: Nearly 6 out of 10 young people ages 6-17 say they read for fun, according to a new study from Scholastic and YouGuv, a percentage that has dipped slightly ...

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Strong writer Madhusdan Dutt’s 194th birthday today  

Staff Correspondent: The 194th birthday of legendary Bengali poet and father of Bengali sonnet Michael Madhusudan Dutt will be observed on Wednesday with pomp and grandeur.    

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‘Bangla Academy, lift illegal bar on publisher’

Staff Correspondent: Some protesters are demonstrating near the main gate of Bangla Academy in condemnation of its decision to bar publishing house Shrabon Prokashoni in the Ekushey Book Fair.   In attendance of ...

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Al Mahmud turns 81

Today marks the 81st birth anniversary of eminent poet Al Mahmud, one of the best known Bengali poets in the contemporary period.

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The latest issue of Granta (Issue 130) is yet another India special titled ‘India

The venerable Granta magazine from the UK first did a special number on ‘India’ back in 1997. It was part of the 50th anniversary of India’s independence. Issue 57 (Spring ...

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