Thursday, 30 Jun, 2022


AR Rahman rocks Dhaka

Oscar-winning Indian musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience at the much-anticipated ‘Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100’ concert at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the capital Tuesday night. The programme ended at 12:56 am and the audience left the venue with resonance of

AR Rahman to mesmerize BCB's Mujib 100 concert today

Oscar-winning Indian composer and musician AR Rahman is set to mesmerize the Dhaka crowd at the concert, titled “Cricket Celebrates Mujib 100”, at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today (March 29). On Monday, AR Rahman arrived in Dhaka to attend the

AR Rahman in Dhaka for BCB's Mujib 100 concert

Legendary Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman has arrived in Dhaka to perform in the birth centenary of Bangabandhu organised by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and sponsored by the country’s largest business conglomerate Bashundhara Group. The concert titled “Cricket

Will Smith hits Chris Rock on Oscars stage

Will Smith hit Chris Rock in the face on stage at the Oscars after the comic made a joke about the actor's wife Jada Pinkett Smith. "Jada, can't wait for GI Jane 2," he said, in an apparent reference to her shaved hairdo - which is a result of the hair loss condition

PM distributes National Film Awards-2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (March 23) the National Film Award-2020 among the winners at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital. The premier conferred the awards, the highest recognition of the contribution of artistes to Bangladeshi films, as the

Eminent writer Dilara Hashem passes away

Famous Bangladeshi novelist and journalist Dilara Hashem passed away on Saturday (March 19) afternoon in Maryland, USA at the age of 86.   Her first novel, ‘Ghar Mon Janala’, was published in 1965 and was converted into a film in 1973. In 1982, she joined the Bangla

Poland's Karolina Bielawska crowned Miss World

Karolina Bielawska is the new Miss World! The Polish beauty queen just beat 39 other candidates from around the globe during the Miss World 2021 grand coronation night on Thursday (Manila time). The 1st Runner-Up is USA's Shree Saini, while the 2nd Runner-Up is Cote

Pori Moni’s trial in drug case to continue 

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed for six weeks a High Court order that halted the trial proceedings of a drug case filed against film actress Shamsunnahar Smriti, popularly known as Pori Moni. Justice Obaidul Hassan, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division

Female member of Film Artists Association found dead in city

Police recovered the hanging body of a woman from a house in Hatirjheel area of the capital on early Sunday (March 6). The deceased was identified as Beauty Akhter Minu (50), a member of the Film Artists Association, daughter of Abdul Mannan Khalifa of Kalupara village in

Let’s go to Toggi Fun World

Dreams hardly turn into reality as childhood confines to the concrete structures in the capital. The youthful minds cannot move around open space like green fields. To thrill up the young minds, Bashundhara Group has developed a mega theme park ‘Toggi FunWorld’ in the

Evaly Scam: Tahsan Khan secures bail

A Dhaka court on Wednesday (March 2) granted bail to the renowned actor, singer Tahsan Actor in a case filed by one of the customers of the controversial e-commerce platform Evaly Limited. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Rezaul Karim issued the order. Earlier, the High

HC stays Pori Moni's trial in drug case

The High Court today (March 1) stayed the trial proceedings in the drug case filed against actress Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni, for three months.  A bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Salim also asked the government and the police to explain

Major movie studios halt Russia film releases

Warner Bros, Disney and Sony have halted the release of films in Russian cinemas, after the invasion of Ukraine. The announcements mean the releases of major movies The Batman, Turning Red and Morbius will now not go ahead as scheduled in the country. They come as governments around

Veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri dies at 69

Composer Bappi Lahiri, known for his synthesized disco beats, died in a hospital in Mumbai last night at the age of 69.  He had been in hospital for a month being treated for multiple health issues, reports news agency PTI.  "Bappi Lahiri had been admitted to the

Legendary singer Sandhya Mukherjee no more

Singing legend of India Sandhya Mukherjee, also known as Sandhya Mukhopadhyay passed away at the age of 90 after a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The information of her demise was shared by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Shantanu Sen on Twitter. Sandhya Mukherjee was in the news after

Maintain status-quo over BFAA GS post: SC

The Appellate Division on Monday upheld Chamber Judge's order of maintaining status-quo on the post of general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, until the High Court settles the dispute. The six-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique

Farooki’s "No Land’s Man" gets Prix du Public award in France

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's first international language movie “No Land’s Man” won the coveted Prix du Public (fiction film audience) award at the 28th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France on Tuesday.

Porn sites will be legally required to verify users' age

Porn websites in the UK will be legally required to verify the age of their users under new internet safety laws. The legislation, which is part of the draft Online Safety Bill, aims to give children better protection from explicit material. The measures, to ensure users are 18 or

Hearing on Nipun's appeal against HC order Wednesday

Film actress Nipun on Tuesday filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging the High Court order that stayed the appellate board's decision declaring her as general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA) cancelling candidacy of film actor Zayed Khan.

HC stays appellate board's decision against Zayed Khan

The High Court on Monday (Feb 7) stayed for a week the appellate board's decision declaring Nipun as general secretary of the Film Artistes' Association after cancelling the candidacy of Zayed Khan. The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman came