Miscellany

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    ‘Asterix’ co-creator Albert Uderzo dies aged 92

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:52pm on March 24, 2020

    Albert Uderzo, who drew the ‘Asterix and Obelix’ comics that delighted legions of children and adults over the past six decades, has died aged 92,...

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    Woody Allen memoir released by new publisher after protests

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:30pm on March 24, 2020

    Woody Allen’s controversial autobiography was released in the United States Monday, swiftly finding a new home after its original publisher pulled out after protests over...

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    ‘Joy of spring’: Japan fetes cherry blossoms despite virus

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:27pm on March 24, 2020

    The crowds might be thinner and parties smaller, but warnings from officials over the coronavirus have done little to stop Japanese celebrating as the country’s...

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    Udichi begins distributing hand sanitisers

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:36pm on March 23, 2020

    Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigosthi has started distributing hand sanitisers among the working class people to protect them from coronavirus. Udichi is giving sanitisers for free at...

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    Liberation War Museum shuts its doors to visitors

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:36pm on March 22, 2020

    In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, all galleries and auditoriums of Liberation War Museum will remain closed from today. The decision was taken at an...

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    Cannes opens doors to homeless as virus spreads

    Agence France-Presse . Cannes | Updated at 10:31pm on March 21, 2020

    The French town of Cannes said Friday that it would open the pavilion of its prestigious annual film festival -- postponed due to coronavirus --...

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    Shaon in home quarantine after US visit

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:04pm on March 18, 2020

    Meher Afroz Shaon, widow of late acclaimed writer Humayun Ahmed, is in home quarantine at her Dhanmondi residence after returning from the USA. She returned...

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    Decision on Pahela Baisakh celebrations in April

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:26pm on March 16, 2020

    Pahela Baishakh celebrations in public places will be decided in April as the threat of coronavirus infection is rising, concluded a meeting of authorities concerned...

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    ‘Shatabdir Mahanayak’ to be aired tonight

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on March 16, 2020

    A theatrical production titled ‘Shatabdir Mahanayak’ will be aired on all television channels marking country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary, says a press...

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    Art competition held at Islamic University

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 11:34pm on March 15, 2020

    An art competition was held at Islamic University in Kushtia on Sunday amid festivity and enthusiasm. Islamic University authorities organised the event at the Islamic...

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