Friday, 27 May, 2022


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

AR Rahman named ambassador of BAFTA Breakthrough India 

Academy Award-winning music composer AR Rahman on Monday was announced as the ambassador for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) ‘Breakthrough Initiative’. The initiative, supported by Netflix, aims to identify, celebrate, and support up to five

Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan no more

Renowned sarod player ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan died at a city hospital on Saturday evening at the age of 62. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at Crescent Hospital. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, as well as numerous students and

Aly Zaker laid to rest

Ekushey Padak-winning thespian Aly Zaker was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in Dhaka on Friday afternoon. He was buried around 4:35 pm following a namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers.   The body of the veteran actor was taken to the Liberation War Museum at Sher-e-Bangla

Veteran actor Aly Zaker no more

Prominent actor, director and theater personality Aly Zaker has passed away at the age 76. He breathed his last around 6:40 am on Friday while undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at United Hospital in Dhaka. Sammilita Sangskritik Jote President Golam Kuddus confirmed the matter to

Legendary actress Sujata hospitalised 

Legendary actress Salma Begum Sujata, known anonymously as Sujata, has been admitted to a hospital in the capital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. The Rupban famed actress is undergoing treatment in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of National Heart Foundation

The best treat during Covid, the 10 year celebration of RadhaRaman Festival returns this weekend

A 10-year celebration of RadhaRaman Folk Festival based in Leeds is happening virtually this year on 27, 28 and 29 November 2020. The three-day festival, featuring some world-leading performers from all across the world has already created wide followers from the UK and Europe.  More

Baby Naznin hospitalized in USA

Popular singer Baby Naznin was admitted to a hospital in Patterson of New Jersey in the USA on Wednesday with kidney problems. Her younger brother Enam Sarker confirmed the matter to Banglanews.  Baby Naznin, assistant international affairs secretary of BNP, has been suffering

Douglas Stuart wins Booker Prize for novel 'Shuggie Bain'

Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain, his debut novel about a boy in 1980s Glasgow trying to support his mother as she struggles with addiction and poverty. Chair of judges Margaret Busby said the judges' decision was unanimous and they only "took an hour

Aly Zaker hospitalized

Prominent actor, director and theater personality Aly Zaker has been hospitalized due to physical complications. The actor, also the chairman of Asiatic 3sixty, was admitted to the Bangladesh Specialized Hospital in the capital on Sunday. Zaker has been suffering from cancer for the

Actor Farooque hospitalised for Covid-19

Popular silver screen actor and Awami League lawmaker Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque has been hospitlised after testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday night. He was admitted to Kurmitla General Hospital in the capital around 6:00pm on Monday, said Asma Pathan Rumpa, niece of the

Soumitra Chatterjee - a gentle human, filled with grace: Amitabh

"A gentle soul and abundant talent," wrote Amitabh Bachchan in a moving post for Bengal's celebrated actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Sunday.  Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, died on Sunday afternoon in Kolkata.  Paying a tribute to the iconic actor of the Bengali

Soumitra Chatterjee no more

Iconic actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. He breathed his last around 12:15pm while undergoing treatment at Belle Vue Clinic Hospital in Kolkata, India. The Dada Saheb Phalke awardee was on life support. His health condition deteriorated on

Afsana Mimi made Shilpakala Academy director 

Noted actress Afsana Mimi has been appointed as director of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The government has appointed the renowned actor to the post on contractual basis for three years. A gazette notification was signed by deputy secretary Oliur Rahman in this regard on

Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition worsens

The neurological condition of iconic actor Soumitra Chatterjee deteriorated on Friday and a doctor attending on him said it is the worst in his over one month stay at the hospital where he is admitted. An EEG has shown that there is very little activity in the brain, the doctor said.

Azizul Hakim put on life support

Popular actor Azizul Hakim, who contracted Covid-19 earlier, has been put on life support at a hospital in Dhaka. Patho Natok Parishad General Secretary Mizanur Rahman confirmed the news on Friday morning. Earlier on Thursday night, he was admitted to Bangladesh Specialized Hospital

'The Gronthee' Facebook Live Series (Eps. 19) on Saturday

The 19th episode of '100 Poets around the World for Love' will be streaming live from The Gronthee Facebook page on Saturday (November 7) at 3pm (UK time), 8:30pm (India), 9:00pm (Bangladesh). The online programme will be featuring five more phenomenal poets of this time from