Thursday, 08 Jun, 2023


Mintu Dey’s watercolors at DAC

DHAKA: Mintu Dey’s second solo exhibition titled ‘Nature out of colour & water’ is being held at Dhaka Art Center in city’s Dhanmondi area.Liberation war affairs ministry secretary KH Masud Siddiqui inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest Thursday evening.Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir,

3-day Baishakhi fest at Bengal Shilpalaya

DHAKA: Bengal Shilpalaya will celebrate Bangla New Year with a three-day Baishakhi Utsab on its premises in city’s Dhanmondi area.The festival, to feature music, recitation and instrumental, will begin at 6:00pm on April 13, also the day of Chaitra Sangkranti.The first day’s program

Traditional Baisabi festival begins

RANGAMATI: The three-day Baisabi Utsab, the prime traditional festival of indigenous people of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), began in the three hill districts through floating flowers in rivers Saturday morning.The hilly towns and villages of the three districts – the Rangamati,

Mintu Dey’s watercolors at DAC

DHAKA: Mintu Dey’s second solo exhibition titled ‘Nature out of colour & water’ will be held at Dhaka Art Center in city’s Dhanmondi area.Liberation war affairs ministry secretary KH Masud Siddiqui will inaugurate the exhibition as chief guest at 5:30pm on April 11.Quazi Sajjad

Kalki speaks out about her own abuse

DHAKA: In the hope that the stigma attached to child sexual abuse in India is lifted, Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin spoke out about her own experience.‘The reason you haven’t heard about it is that I don’t like to talk about it, for me it’s not a one day headline, it’s

‘Captain America’ smashes US record

DHAKA: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ earned $96m in its opening weekend in the US, claiming the top spot and a new record.The sequel to the 2011 original film about the Marvel superhero, starring Chris Evans, toppled biblical epic ‘Noah’, which stars Russell Crowe.Its

Deepika-Ranveer in Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’

DHAKA: The ‘Ram-Leela’ couple is back! Actress Deepika Padukone will play historical character Mastani with Ranveer Singh playing Bajirao Peshwa in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’.The casting of Ranveer and Deepika puts an end to months of speculation about who would

US comic Pinette found dead at 50

DHAKA: American comedian and actor John Pinette has been found dead in a hotel room in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.Aged 50, he died of natural causes, the local medical examiner`s office told Associated Press.A veteran of the international comedy circuit, he was also famous for his role in

‘Saras Danay Paran Pakhi’ at Shilpakala

DHAKA: Deshbangla Theatre will stage a play titled ‘Saras Danay Paran Pakhi’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in city’s Segun Bagicha area.The play, scripted by Rashidul Islam Raja and directed by Irin Parvin Lopa, will be staged at 7:30pm on April

Lupita named new face of Lancome

DHAKA: Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has landed her first big beauty deal as the face of cosmetic giant Lancome.The Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Hollywood superstars Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz to be named a brand ambassador for the company.‘The 12 Years

Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hospital

DHAKA: The Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature, has been taken to hospital in Mexico City.Garcia Marquez, who is 87, is being treated for a lung and urinary tract infection, said Mexican officials, reports the BBC.He has made few public

Pitt wants to book ‘Kings Of Leon’ for wedding

DHAKA: The 50-year-old hunk Brad Pitt is planning to tie the knot with Angelina Jolie, who he got engaged to in April 2012, and is hoping the band, which includes brothers Caleb, Jared, Nathan and cousin Matthew Followill, aren’t on tour on the big day.The ‘Sex On Fire’ rockers have

Paltrow, Martin had ‘open relationship’ prior to split

DHAKA: The celebrity couple were reportedly ‘physically separated and emotionally’, and have also ‘always have been comfortable doing things apart’, before announcing their separation.It has been over a week since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris martin’s ‘Unconscious Uncoupling’

Perry wants to move on from John

DHAKA: Katy Perry is having hypnotherapy to get over John Mayer.The ‘Roar’ hitmaker was devastated when her two-year romance to the singer ended in February amid claims he had cheated on her, and she is doing everything she can to move on.A source said, ‘Katy was devastated when

Depp confirms engagement

DHAKA: Johnny Depp confirmed rumours of his engagement to actress Amber Heard by showing off what he calls a ‘chick’s ring’ on his hand.The actor was asked on Monday if the ring he was wearing confirmed months of rumours that he was engaged.‘The fact that I`m wearing a chick`s

New Jackson album in May

DHAKA: A new Michael Jackson album, featuring eight new tracks from the late artist’s archive, will be released on 13 May.Titled Xscape, the track listing was chosen by Epic Records chairman LA Reid, who trawled through four decades of Jackson’s demos and off-cuts.The tracks were then

‘Noah’ storms to top of US box office

DHAKA: Epic biblical film ‘Noah’, starring Russell Crowe, has opened at the top of the US box office, taking $44m over the weekend.The tale of Noah’s ark, directed by Black Swan’s Darren Aronofsky, also stars Jennifer Connolly and Emma Watson.It follows in the wake of other recent

‘Frozen’ top-grossing animated film ever

DHAKA: Disney’s hit film ‘Frozen’ has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history.The studio said on Sunday as the musical topped US$1 billion in global sales, The Straits Times publishes this report on Monday.The film has sold US$398.4 million worth of tickets at

Discussion, slide-show on Shahid Kabir’s artworks

DHAKA: A discussion along with slide-show on the artworks of Shahid Kabir was held on the premises of Bengal Shilpalaya in city’s Dhanmondi area.Eminent educationists and art critics Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir, Nazrul Islam, Shamsul Wares and Mainuddin Khaled attended the program on

‘I’m an actor, not anyone’s daughter on screen’

DHAKA: Actress Alia Bhatt, who has shot for some intimate scenes with Arjun Kapoor for her new movie ‘2 States’, says she is an actor on screen and not anybody’s daughter.Asked how did her parents react to her intimate scenes, Alia said, ‘Have you seen my father’s film? I am an

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