Friday, 21 Jan, 2022


The Gronthee celebrates women's day through awarding & re-interpreting Begum Rokeya 

The Gronthee, a South Asian literary platform in the UK in collaboration with Saudha society of poetry and Indian music, a leading promoter of Indian classical and global music as well as La Ninfa Eco, a British-Argentine literary magazines are celebrating International women's day

Golden Globe: Nomadland and Borat win top awards

Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm were the big winners at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. The night's top prize - best drama film - went to Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand as a homeless woman travelling through the American West. Chloé Zhao was named

Nasir’s wife Tamima claims she divorced her previous husband

Cricketer Nasir Hossain’s wife Tamima Tammi has said that she divorced her previous husband Rakib. She made the claim at a press conference with her new husband cricketer Nasir on Wednesday afternoon. Tamima said, “I applied for divorce in the year of 2016 and that was

Case filed against cricketer Nasir, wife Tamima

A case has been filed against cricketer Nasir Hossain and his wife Tamima alleging that she tied the knot again without divorcing her ex-husband. Rakib Hasan, who is reportedly the husband of Tamima, filed the case with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim on

Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan welcome baby boy

Actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their second child, a boy, on Sunday morning.  They have a 4-year-old son, Taimur, together. The actor delivered the baby at the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai on Sunday morning at 9 am, Randhir Kapoor confirmed to Indian

ATM Shamsuzzaman laid to eternal rest

Ekushey Padak and National Film Award winning actor ATM Shamsuzzaman was laid to eternal rest here this evening (Feb 20).  He was buried at Jurain Graveyard following second namaz-e-janaza after Asr prayers at Sutrapur Mosque. The first namaz-e-janaza of noted actor ATM

Arrest warrant issued against singer Mila

A Dhaka court has issued warrant to arrest country’s popular pop singer Tashbiha Binte Shahid Mila in a case filed over throwing acid on her ex-husband on June 2, 2019. The arrest warrant has been sent to Pallabi police station in the capital. Md Sharif, sub-inspector (SI) of

Rihanna Paid $2.5 million by PR Firm with Khalistani Links to Tweet in Support of Farmers

US pop star Rihanna, whose single tweet catapulted the months-long farmers' protest into the global spotlight, was allegedly paid $2.5 million (Rs 18 crore) by a Public Relations firm with alleged Khalistani links, The Print reported. Mo Dhaliwal, the founder of the Canada-based

Bangladesh Film Festival-2021 begins in Kolkata

The 3rd Bangladesh Film Festival kicked off in Kolkata, India on Friday (Feb 5). Information Minister of Bangladesh Dr. Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the festival as the chief guest. Minister for Science and Technology, government of West Bengal Bratya Basu and Foreign Secretary Harsh

Christopher Plummer: Star of The Sound of Music dies at 91

Christopher Plummer, the distinguished Canadian actor best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 91. He won an Oscar in 2012 for the film Beginners and was also nominated for The Last Station in 2010 and All the Money in the World in

10 get Bangla Academy Literary Award 2020

Ten poets and writers have been adorned with the Bangla Academy Literary Award 2020.  Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Siraji came up with the declaration at a press conference at Shaheed Munir Chowdhury conference room of the academy 4:00pm on Monday. As per the

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