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13th Edition of International Children’s Film Festival begins in Dhaka

The 13th edition of the International Children’s Film festival was inaugurated in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka on Friday, 24th January 2020. It is the biggest film festival in the Southeast Asian country and the only international festival which is celebrated exclusively for children and young adults since 2008. Under-five different sections the films ..

E-Passport introduced By Bangladesh

Bangladesh became the first country in South Asia on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 to introduce the E-Passport service. The e-Passports are now initially being issued from three offices — Uttara, Jatrabari and Agargaon — of the Department of Immigration and Passports in Dhaka. These offices have the capacity to issue 25,000 passports every day. Bangladesh ..

India and Bangladesh ink key agreements in I&B sector

For further deepening of engagements between India and Bangladesh, At the Information and Broadcasting Minister’s meet 2020 both countries have signed key agreements in the field of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) in New Delhi on Tuesday, 14th January 2020. A co-production agreement was signed between the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar and ..

Bangladesh to hold world’s second largest Muslim congregation ‘Bishwa Ijtema’

Bangladesh will hold the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema from10th to 12th January 2020 in Dhaka. It is the second largest congregation of Muslim community after Hajj. The second phase of the Ijtema will be held from January 17 to 19. Bishwa Ijtema is an annual event which is held in a 160 acre field ..

Kalidas Karmakar, internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh, passes away

Kalidas Karmakar (73), an internationally acclaimed painter of Bangladesh, has passed away in Dhaka on 18th October 2019. Kalidas was prolific in using new mediums and style for his art work while maintaining his signature style. He called his work alluvial art meaning the art of the delta land which gave expression to the precarious ..

Buddhist leader Satyapriya Mohathero passes away

Satyapriya Mohathero (89) was the 2nd highest Buddhist leader of Bangladesh and head of Sima Bihar of Ramu in Cox’s Bazar. He was  passed away in Dhaka on 5th October 2019. He was awarded the second-highest civilian award of Bangladesh Ekushey Padak in 2015 for social work. The Ramu monastery had provided shelter to a ..

Bangladesh signs agreement with Reliance Power to set up gas-based plant in Meghnahat

The Government of Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Reliance Power of India to set up 750 Mega Watt gas-based power plant in Meghnahat near Dhaka. The construction of the plant will be completed by 2022 and its estimated cost is one billion dollars. Under the agreement, Bangladesh will purchase electricity from the project for ..

The first-ever Bangladesh International Theatre Festival started in Dhaka

On June 20, the first-ever International Theatre Festival of Bangladesh inaugurated at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Dhaka by the Bangladesh State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid. The week-long festival will feature theatre and puppet shows by eight troupes from seven countries. Rabindranath Tagore’s dance-drama ‘Mayar Khela’ was performed as the inaugural presentation of ..