Friday, 20 May, 2022


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

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