Saturday, 22 Jan, 2022


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

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