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  • Ekushey book fair 2020

    Ekushey book fair to begin Feb 2

    The month-long Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela 2020 is postponed by a day as the Election Commission shifted the date of Dhaka North and South city corporation elections to February 1.

  • Ekushey book fair 2019

    Bigger than ever

    Ekushey book fair, the country's largest book festival, is getting bigger every year in terms of participating publication houses, number of new books unveiled at the fair as well as sales.

  • Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam

    National Professor Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam passes away

    Noted litterateur and National Professor Mustafa Nur-Ul Islam passes away in Dhaka due to old-age complications. He was 92.

  • Assistant attorney general appointment

    Allow book stalls to accept all modes of payment: HC

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned of Bangla Academy, which organises the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair, to allow its stall owners to accept payments from the customers and consumers using all methods of payment including online and mobile phone.

  • Target bigger fair, quality publications

    This year the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela will be bigger in terms of participation of publishing houses, say the fair organisers.

  • Bridging the gap

    The seventh edition of Dhaka Lit Fest was inaugurated in the capital's Bangla Academy premises yesterday with expectations of bridging the gap between Bangla and English literature.

  • Stall closed at Ekushey book fair for ‘hurting religious sentiments’

    Authorities of Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka close down a book stall on charge of displaying a book that reportedly hurts religious sentiments.

  • Avijit murder: Light was inadequate, cops say

    Police say the road in front of Bangla Academy where blogger Avijit Roy was killed last year was not adequately lit.

  • 11 honoured with Bangla Academy awards

    Eleven personalities have been declared recipients for Bangla Academy Sahitya Purashkar-2016.

  • Failure to stop bloggers' killers frustrates people

    With the fifth murder of a blogger spreading a wave of frustration among the general public, The Daily Star talked to people on the Dhaka University campus today to know what they were thinking about the situation.

  • Sadi Mohammad

    Rabindra Award-2015

    Noted Tagore singer Sadi Mohammad receives Rabindra Award-2015, conferred by the Bangla Academy, for his outstanding contribution to the practice of Rabindra Sangeet.

  • Police did not act, says Avijit’s wife

    Rafida Ahmed Bonya, wife of murdered blogger-writer Avijit Roy, says she did not get proper cooperation from law enforcers when they came under attack on February 26.

  • Get DNA test done by FBI, court tells Avijit murder investigators

    A Dhaka court today ordered the Detective Branch (DB) of police to get a DNA test of the Avijit Roy murder evidence done by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

  • FBI team visits Avijit murder scene at DU

    A four-member team of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and detectives are inspecting the crime scene at Dhaka University where writer-blogger Avijit Roy was killed on February 26.