Saturday, 22 Jan, 2022


Noted poet Sankha Ghosh no more 

Celebrated Bengali poet and critic Sankha Ghosh passed away at the age of 89 on April 21.  Confirming the news, Press trust of News tweeted, “Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh dies days after testing positive for COVID-19, says his family.”  According to

Actor Alamgir tests positive for Covid-19

Noted film actor Alamgir has been infected with coronavirus or Covid-19.  His wife Runa Laila, a famous singer, confirmed this information on Tuesday. Runa Laila in a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon said that Alamgir's corona test report came positive. He is now

Actor S M Mohsin dies of Covid-19

Ekushey Padak winning theatre activist and actor S M Mohsin died of Covid-19 on Sunday morning. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at BIRDEM General Hospital at 9:30am. Mohsin’s son Based Mohsin confirmed the news. His namaz-e-janaza will be held after Asr

Film actor Wasim no more

Noted actor Mesbahuddin Ahmed Wasim, popularly known as Wasim, died in a city hospital early Sunday. He was 74. He breathed his last around 12:40 am at Dhaka's Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital, said Zayed Khan, general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artists Association.

Veteran actress Kabori no more 

Noted actress and former lawmaker Sarah Begum Kabori has died of Covid-19 early Saturday. She was 70. She beathed her last around 12:20 am while undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Russell National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital, her son Shaker Chishti told the media. Earlier

Kabari on life support 

Legendary actress Sarah Begum Kabari has been put on life support at the Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital in Dhaka. As her condition deteriorated, she was put on life support today afternoon, said Prof Faruk Ahmed, director of the hospital. She was admitted to

Token Mangal Shobhajatra held at DU

Dhaka University is celebrating the Pahela Baishakh 1428 with a token Mangal Shobhajatra, on a small scale, due to the current coronavirus situation. Students of Faculty of Fine Arts displayed masks and artworks at their programme maintaining health guidelines.  State Minister

Rabindra Sangeet singer Mita Haque no more 

Renowned Rabindra Sangeet singer Mita Haque died from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Sunday morning. She breathed her last at 6:00am while undergoing treatment at city's Specialised Hospital. Sohrab Uddin, a relative of Mita Haque, confirmed this

Kabori in ICU with Covid-19

Film actress and former MP Sarah Begum Kabori has been kept at Intensive Care Unit of Sheikh Russel National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital in the capital after her condition deteriorated. Her personal assistant Nur Uddin confirmed the news. Earlier, Kabori was shifted to the

Folk singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi no more

Noted folk singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi died of coronavirus infection on Wednesday. He breathed his last around 11.00am while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Singer Fakir Alamgir confirmed the news. The Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra

Soumitra Chatterjee's wife Deepa Chatterjee dies

New Delhi: Late acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee's wife Deepa Chatterjee died at a Kolkata hospital in the early hours of Sunday. She was 83.  In last year November, Soumitra Chatterjee died at the age of 85 after battling for life for weeks at a Kolkata hospital. 

Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Namita Ghosh dies

Namita Ghosh, the first female musician of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, passed away at a hospital in the capital on Friday night. She breathed her last at city’s Popular Hospital while undergoing treatment. Namita joined the Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra as an artiste during the

Aamir Khan tests positive for COVID-19

Actor Aamir Khan is the latest celeb to test positive for the coronavirus. The actor is currently working on his film Laal Singh Chaddha, an official remake of Tom Hanks-starrer Forrest Gump. Spokesperson of Aamir Khan confirmed, “Mr. Aamir Khan has tested positive for Covid 19.

10 receive Bangla Academy Literary Award

Ten poets and writers have received the Bangla Academy Literary Award 2020 in 10 categories at the Academy premises in the capital on Thursday afternoon. On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid handed over the awards to the recipients at

Zakir Khan releases his book in Book Fair

Md. Zakir Khan, a serial entrepreneur, educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Oxford, is releasing his new book How Success Works: The Rules and Principles That Have Driven Great People to Success during Ekushey Book Fair (Boi Mela) this

Grammys 2021: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift make history

Beyoncé has set a new record at the Grammy Awards with her 28th win. The star is now the most-awarded woman in Grammys history, overtaking bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. "I am so honoured, I'm so excited," she said while accepting her record-breaking trophy,

Two musicians killed in Ctg road accident

Two musicians were killed and two others injured as a lorry hit their microbus in Chattogram's Mirsharai early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Partha Guha, 50, and Hanif Ahammed, 41. Joraganj highway police in-charge Mohammad Firoz Hossain confirmed the matter to

Meghan and Harry interview: Urgent Palace talks over claims

Crisis meetings involving senior royals have taken place following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey. BBC royal correspondent Daniela Relph said Buckingham Palace "will not want to feel rushed into saying something" about Prince Harry and

Tashnuva Anan first transgender newscaster in Bangladesh 

Tashnuva Anan Shishir is set to become the first-ever transgender woman to work as a news presenter on a television channel in Bangladesh. Shishir, already renowned as a model and social worker, will be seen presenting a regular news bulletin for the first time at the private satellite

Angelina Jolie sells Winston Churchill painting for record £7m

A painting by former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, which was owned by Angelina Jolie, has sold for £7m at auction in London. The sale price was almost four times the top pre-sale estimate and beat the previous record for a Churchill painting, which was just under