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Football championship dilutes grief on Newtown anniversary

NEWTOWN, AP/UNB, CONN. DECEMBER 15, 2019 – Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community’s high school football team — with a shooting victim’s brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill. Read More »

Chhayanaut pays tribute to Nazrul on his 43rd death anniversary

Country’s prominent cultural institution Chhayanaut arranged a cultural event to pay tribute to the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, observing his 43rd death anniversary. The event inaugurated at its Dhanmondi auditorium on Saturday evening, with an introductory group performance on the song ‘Jago Amrita Piyashi Chita’ by artistes of the organisation. Moumita Sarkar Mumu, Shukla Paul Setu, Kaniz Husna Ahammadi, ... Read More »

National Poet Nazrul’s 43rd death anniversary Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 27 – The 43rd death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed today (Tuesday). Nazrul, revered as Bidrohi Kobi (a rebel poet) for his activism for political and social justice, breathed his last in Dhaka on 12th Bhadra of Bangla calendar year 1383 (August 29, 1976) at the age of 77. He was buried with ... Read More »

Aug 21 grenade attack anniversary Wednesday

Dhaka, Aug 21 (UNB) – The country is observing the 15th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the city with a heavy heart. Awami League and its associate bodies are marking the day as the ‘Grenade Attack Day’ with elaborate programmes. Besides, partners of 14-party alliance’s socio-cultural and professional organisations will observe the ... Read More »

Poet Shamsur Rahman’s 13th death anniversary Saturday

Culture Desk The 13th death anniversary of one of the major poets in modern Bengali literature, Shamsur Rahman, will be observed today. Shamsur Rahman died at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on August 17, 2006 while undergoing treatment. Different socio-cultural organisations including Shamsur Rahman smriti Parishad have drawn up different programmes to mark the day, a press release said ... Read More »

7th death anniversary of Humayun Ahmed observed

Humayun Ahmed is the most distinguished writer of contemporary time and one of the best story tellers in the history of our literature. Sunil Gangopadhyay described him as the most popular writer in the Bengali language for a century and according to him, Ahmed was even more popular than Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. His writings have an enchanting charm over Bangalees, ... Read More »

Miles announces 40 year anniversary plans

Culture Desk A press conference on the 40 years anniversary celebration of Miles was held yesterday at the Seminar Hall of The Daily Star office in Dhaka. The band will perform in Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Khulna after completing an international tour in USA, Australia and Canada. They will also arrange a mega concert that will have contemporary, rock and ... Read More »

AL takes up month-long founding anniversary plan

Dhaka, June 8 (UNB) – The ruling Awami League has announced a month-long programme to celebrate the party’s 70th founding anniversary which falls on June 23. Party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced the schedule at a press conference at Awami League chief’s political office in Dhanmondi on Saturday. “The celebration will begin on June 23,” he said. “It’ll include meetings, ... Read More »

Emma talks of ‘optimism’ on Time’s Up anniversary

Actress Emma Watson says she is “optimistic” about a “fairer future” for women – a year after backing an initiative to combat sexual harassment. In an Instagram post, the British star said she has been “so inspired” by the achievements of Time’s Up. More than 300 actresses, writers and directors launched the project last January in the wake of allegations ... Read More »

Novera’s 11th death anniv Thursday

Dhaka – The 11th death anniversary of Novera Deepita, a former journalist of The Daily Star and a gold medal-winning student of Dhaka University’s Journalism department, will be observed on Thursday. Novera Deepita Memorial Trust has arranged elaborate programmes to observe the day, said a press release. Read More »