Arts & Reviews

Courier Asks: Are ‘gate-locked’ and ‘seating service’ here to stay?

  The terms refer to the salient features of a random, unannounced move by a number of bus operators in the capital - first reported in March - to try out their own version of ‘surge pricing’.   It involved converting some of Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Things that go bump in the night in Riyadh

  It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Hariri’s resignation, the Saudi purge, and the Houthi missile fired at Riyadh are interconnected.   Saturday night was a busy one for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The kingdom’s 32-year old heir Thursday, November 9th, 2017

The Prince: On how many fronts can Mohammed bin Salman act simultaneously?

  If Machiavelli were alive today, he might have modeled his political treatise ‘The Prince’ on Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS). Events on the first Saturday of November show that the young heir apparent is confident enough to move Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Nation This Week

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 30th on this year’s Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. The magazine’s another list of the World’s 22 Most Powerful Women in Politics has put Hasina in the 9th place Thursday, November 9th, 2017

World This Week

  An enormous new leak of tax-haven financial records is laying bare some of the financial secrets of the world’s elite, from the Queen of the UK to US president’s commerce secretary, along with more than 120 politicians across the globe. Thursday, November 9th, 2017

About schools on courtyards

  Uthan School-er Kotha (About Courtyard Schools) is a compilation of writings on education centres to help poor children learn their class lessons, which were printed in the Shikkhalok, an education bulletin published by CDIP (Centre for Development Innovation and Practices), Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Hamiduzzaman’s retrospective exhibition at National Museum

  One need hardly say that Hamiduzzaman Khan is one of the pre-eminent modern sculptors in our country and naturally already holds a distinguished position in our sub-continent. He is an earnest sculptor who has carved a path distinctly his own Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Asaduzzaman Noor, Joya Ahsan get Ritwik Ghatak Award

  Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor and actress Joya Ahsan have been nominated for this year’s Ritwik Ghatak Honourary Award. The duo has received their awards alongside two other film and theatre personalities from India.  On the occasion of the 92nd birth Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Gopon goes to Catalonia

  “Gopon-The Inner Sound” the second film by Ashraf Shishir is taking part in the Kasa Asia Film Festival in Catalonia, Spain. The festival started on November 2 and the film will be screened on November 12, on the closing day Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Nation This Week

  A court in Dhaka sentenced 11 Freedom Party members on October 29 to life imprisonment in a case filed in connection with the attack on Sheikh Hasina in August, 1989. Two cases were filed following the attack, one for attempted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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