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‘Bangladesh in Nuclear Club’ at Ekushey Book Fair

Engineer Md. Anwar Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology unveiled the book titled “Bangladesh in Nuclear Club: Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in the journey for development” written by himself at the Morok Unmochon Moncho of Ekushey Book Fair today, February 12, 2019. Mahbubul Hoq, Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), and Rabindranath Roy Chowdhury, Adviser, Nuclear Power Plant Company ... Read More »

1403 titles hit book fair in ten days

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB)- As many as 1,403 books have been published in the first 10 days of the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair. The number was 1,363 during the same period last year. With Monday’s publications, the total number of new titles is now 1,531. Publishers said poetry books are dominating the fair but their sales are not buoyant. Some ... Read More »

Poet Al Mahmud at ICU

Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB) – Prominent poet Al Mahmud was admitted to Ibn Sina Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area on Saturday night. Al Mahmud has been kept at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after being hospitalized under the supervision of Dr Abdul Hye due to illness, said Abid Azam, the poet’s family friend and his assistant. He has been ... Read More »

3 Bangla books on nuke energy unveiled at Ekushey Book Fair

Dhaka, Feb 09 – ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) jointly published three Bangla books on nuclear energy on the occasion of Ekushey Book Fair 2019. “Atomic Horizon”, and “Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry” were translated from Russian language while, the comic book “Unexpected Adventure of Onu” was written and edited in ... Read More »

Compilation of PM Hasina’s question hour in parliament out

Dhaka, Feb 8 (UNB) – The first two parts of a compilation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s questions and answers in the ninth parliament have been published. They will give readers a glimpse of the PM’s prudence and her determination and wilingess to take the country forward.  It will also give an idea about the vast development activities under various ... Read More »

Bishwo Shahitto Kendro turns 40

Dhaka, Feb 8 (UNB) – Seeking a better society of enlightened people, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, one of the leading organisations of the country promoting literature among the people, celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday. The day was commemorated with a colourful rally starting from in front of Bangladesh National Museum and ending at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Building in the city’s ... Read More »

21 named for Ekushey Padak

Dhaka, Feb 6 (UNB) – Twenty-one eminent personalities will get the country’s second-highest civilian award, Ekushey Padak, this year in recognition of their contributions to various fields. The Cultural Affairs Ministry announced the names of the recipients on Wednesday. Prof Halima Khatun (posthumous), Advocate Golam Arif Tipu and Prof Monowara Islam have been selected for their roles in the Language ... Read More »

Publication ceremony of ‘Satyer Bel-shoot’ held in capital

Dhaka, Feb 01 – The publication ceremony of ‘Satyer belshoot’ a new book by Sohel Mahmud Sagor was held at the Samaj Kalyan Sanity Bhaban in the Mohammadpur area of the capital on Friday. Another book titled Theosophy by the author was published in February last year. Sohel Mahmud Sagar’s book dwells on the usefulness of plants in the healthy ... Read More »

33rd Bangladesh Poetry Festival 2019 begins

Dhaka, Feb 1 – The 33rd edition of ‘Jatiya Kobita Utshab’ (national poetry festival) started on Friday at the Dhaka University’s Central Library square. This year’s slogan of the two-day festival is ‘Bangalir joy kobitar joy’ (the victory of Bangali is the victory of poetry). The festival originally began in 1987 with a view to raising voices through poems against ... Read More »

Month-long book fair marking Language martyrs’ Day begins

Dhaka, Feb 1 (UNB) – The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for booklovers and publishers, began on the Bangla Academy premises and at adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Friday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the book fair in the afternoon. Two foreign guests — Indian poet Shankha Ghosh and Egyptian writer and poet Mohsin Al ... Read More »

Month-long Ekushey book fair begins Friday

Dhaka, Jan 31 (UNB) – The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, a yearly event for booklovers and publishers, will begin on the Bangla Academy premises and at adjoining Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Friday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the book fair on the Bangla Academy premises at 3:00 pm on the day. She will also unveil a ... Read More »

4 chosen for Bangla Academy Award

Dhaka, Jan 28 – Four personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2018. Director General of Bangla Academy Poet Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press briefing at the academy on Monday afternoon. The award recipients are Poet Kazi Rosy (Poetry), Mohit Kamal (Literature), Syed Mohammad Shahed (Essay and Research) and Afsan Chowdhury (Literature on Liberation ... Read More »

Sibling rivalry made me write books, says Liane Moriarty

You might not have heard of Liane Moriarty, but you probably will know about Big Little Lies – Moriarty’s most famous book, which was turned into a hit TV series starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman last year. Now promoting her eighth work Nine Perfect Strangers, the Australian author says she wouldn’t even have taken up writing if it hadn’t ... Read More »

The forgotten English poet buried in India

For a best-selling author, Violet Nicolson’s grave gets vanishingly few visitors. It lies in a hard-to-find corner of one of India’s most unkempt colonial-era cemeteries – a forlorn and abandoned place where obelisks, crosses and funeral statuary peep out from the dense undergrowth. This is the Island – an overspill burial ground – in the southern Indian city of Chennai ... Read More »

Burns wins Man Booker Prize

Northern Irish author Anna Burns became the first writer from her country to win Britain’s esteemed Man Booker Prize for her novel “Milkman.” She is the first woman to have won the renowned literary prize since 2013 and the first award winner from Northern Ireland. Her novel “Milkman” explores sectarian violence that plagued the region for thirty years. Read More »

Mahlke wins 2018 German Book Prize

Inger-Maria Mahlke has won the German Book Prize for 2018 for her novel Archipel, (Archipelago). The novel tells the story of three families on the Canary Island of Tenerife from different social classes in Franco-era Spain. Mahlke’s mother is from the Canary Islands. “This is where colonial history and the history of European dictatorships in the 20th century coalesce,” the ... Read More »