Friday, 20 May, 2022


Veteran US talk show host Larry King dies aged 87

Larry King, giant of US broadcasting who achieved worldwide fame for interviewing political leaders and celebrities, has died at the age of 87. King conducted an estimated 50,000 interviews in his six-decade career, which included 25 years as host of the popular CNN talk show Larry

Shooting of Bangabandhu biopic begins

The filming of a biopic on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman started in Mumbai of India on Thursday (Jan 21). The muhurat (inauguration) of the biopic, directed by Indian director and screenwriter Shyam Benegal, was held was held at the Dadasaheb Phalke

Actor Mujibur Rahman Dilu no more

Freedom fighter and actor Mujibur Rahman Dilu passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday morning. He breathed his last around 6:45m while undergoing treatment at United Hospital in the capital. His elder brother actor Ataur Rahman confirmed the matter to Banglanews. Dilu was

National Film Awards 2019 distributed

The prestigious National Film Awards have been distributed among recipients on Sunday in 26 categories for the year 2019. On behalf of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud handed over the certificate, replica and honorary cheque to the recipients of

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden’s Inauguration

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez will be among the A-list artists to take part next week in the inauguration ceremonies of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., his inaugural committee announced Thursday, adding their names to a lineup that includes Justin Timberlake and Jon Bon Jovi. In a

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma become parents to baby girl

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are now parents to a baby girl. Anushka Sharma gave birth to a baby girl at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital on January 11, 2021.  Anushka and Virat had reached the hospital earlier today. The couple had announced Anushka's pregnancy in August

Novelist Rabeya Khatun no more 

Prominent novelist Rabeya Khatun passed away on Sunday evening due to old age complications. She was 86. She breathed her last around 6:00 pm at her Gulshan residence, said Habibul Huda Pintu, head of public relations department of Channel I.  Rabeya Khatun was born on December

Tahsan made UNHCR goodwill ambassador

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, appointed popular Bangladeshi musician and actor, Tahsan Khan, as its first Goodwill Ambassador in Bangladesh. Tahsan will join almost 30 UNHCR Goodwill Ambassadors globally, who help to highlight the situation of refugees and the work of UNHCR in every

Dancer Zeenat Barkatullah put on ventilator

Renowned dancer Zeenat Barkatullah has been put on ventilator support in the ICU at a private hospital in Dhaka. Bangladesh Nrittoshilpi Shongstha President Minu Haque confirmed the matter to media on Saturday night. Quoting Zeenat's daughter Bijori Barkatullah, Minu said the

Actor Abdul Kader laid to rest

Prominent actor Abdul Kader, known as ‘Badi’, was buried in his mother's grave at Banani Graveyard in the capital on Saturday evening.  Before his burial, the body of the popular actor was kept at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm where

Gemcon Literary Award 2020 announced

The recipient of this year’s Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar (Gemcon Literary Award) has been announced. Kazi Anis Ahmed, director of Gemcon Group and publisher of Dhaka Tribune, announced the names of the winners of Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar 2020 virtually on Saturday. This year,

Actor Abdul Kader no more 

Noted actor Abdul Kader passed away at a hospital in the capital on Saturday morning. He breathed his last at around 8:20am at Evercare Hospital, the actor's daughter-in-law Zahida Islam Jemi said. Diagnosed with stage IV cancer, Abdul Kader also tested positive for Covid-19 on

Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch 'sells for $22m'

The Neverland ranch of the late pop star Michael Jackson has reportedly been sold to a billionaire investor for a quarter of its initial asking price. Ron Burkle, a former friend of Jackson, recently bought the estate in Los Olivos, California, his spokesman said. He paid $22m

Noted playwright Mannan Hira passes away

Renowned playwright and a legendary figure of the country’s street theatre practice Mannan Hira died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital on Wednesday night. He breathed his last around 8:30pm at Dhaka’s Islami Bank Hospital. Bangladesh Pothonatok Parishad general

JPG National Photography Exhibition, Contest, Winners - 2020 

There are hundreds of photography competitions each year to promote photographers all over the world .  Joypurhat Photographic Group, a platform in Bangladesh, also organised a two-day event titled Positive Bangladesh: JPG National Photography Competition and Exhibition. 

Mithun Chakraborty falls ill on the sets of ‘The Kashmir Files’

Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, who was shooting for Vivek Agnihotri’s next film ‘The Kashmir Files’, fell ill on the sets and the shooting came to a halt. Reports suggest that his condition deteriorated due to a stomach infection. The team was shooting in Mussoorie

Music producer Selim Khan dies of Covid-19

Selim Khan, the proprietor of Sangeeta, died from coronavirus infections at a Dhaka hospital on Thursday morning. The 55-year-old music producer breathed his last at United Hospital in Dhaka around 7:00 am while undergoing treatment. Robin Imran, CEO of Sangeeta and also younger

The Gronthee is bringing 'Re-interpretation of Gustav Flaubert' on his 199th birthday

The Gronthee, a leading global literary platform is hosting the 199th birthday celebration of iconic French literary realist and one of the finest novelists of 19th century Gustave Flaubert through re-reading his ground-breaking works. The session will be streaming live on this

Asaduzzaman Noor hospitalized with Covid-19 

Popular actor, cultural personality and MP Asaduzzaman Noor has been hospitalized after contracting coronavirus. The 74-year-old was admitted to Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in Mirpur area of the capital on Thursday night, said Sammilita Sangskritik Jote President Ghulam

National Film Awards 2019: No Dorai, Fagun Haway best films 

The information ministry on Thursday announced the names of the winners of National Film Award, the highest recognition for contribution to the film industry for the year 2019. The National Film Award for the year 2019 will be given in 26 categories. The films 'No Dorai' and