Friday, 21 Jan, 2022


Dhanush, Aishwaryaa separate after 18-yr of togetherness

Actor Dhanush today announced that he and his wife Aishwaryaa have decided to separate after "18 years of togetherness as friends, couple as parents and well-wishers to each other".  Aishwaryaa, the elder daughter of Megastar Rajinikanth, is a film director and playback

Film actress Shimu murdered; husband, his friend arrested

Police have recovered the body of movie actress Raima Islam Shimu, who went missing on Sunday, from Keraniganj of Dhaka. The body was recovered from Hazratpur bridge area on Monday morning. Besides, her husband Shakhawat Ali Nobel and his friend Farhad were arrested on Tuesday (Jan

Asaduzzaman Noor hospitalised with Covid-19

Popular actor, cultural personality and MP Asaduzzaman Noor has once again tested positive for Covid-19. He was found positive for Covid after he had undergone a test ahead of joining the winter session of the 11th Parliament on Sunday. The 75-year-old then got admitted to a city

Lata Mangeshkar in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has been admitted to a hospital here after she tested positive for Covid, her niece said on Tuesday. The 92-year-old singer is in the ICU ward at the Breach Candy hospital and her symptoms are mild, her niece Rachana told PTI. "She is mild Covid

Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier dies aged 94 

Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of Fred Mitchell, the Bahamas' minister of foreign affairs. Poitier was a trailblazing actor and a respected humanitarian and

ACC summons Shilpakala DG Lucky 

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky to quiz him over money embezzlement. He has been asked to appear before an ACC interrogation team on January 16, according to a notice. Earlier, the anti-graft body

John Abraham, his wife test positive for Covid

John Abraham and his wife Priya Runchal on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under home quarantine.  Announcing the news on his Instagram story, John revealed that he came in contact with a COVID positive person three days earlier.  "I came in

Srijit Mukherji tests positive for COVID-19

Indian Bengali director Srijit Mukherji tested positive for COVID-19. Srijit informed his social media followers about the matter on Saturday night. He tweeted: "I have tested positive for Covid and am isolating myself. For everyone who has come in contact with me in the last

'Ekta Gandha Jaraaye thake' written by Sujan released

Krishnakoli's song 'Ekta Gandha Jaraaye thake' to the tune of Prince Mahmud written by Enamul Kabir Sujan was released on the last day of the year 2021 (Dec 31). Enamul Kabir is not only an entrepreneur, but also a renowned songwriter in both Bangladesh and West Bengal of

Spider-Man: No Way Home tops $1bn at box office

The latest instalment of the Spider-Man franchise has become the first pandemic-era movie to make more than $1bn (£750m) at the global box office. Spider-Man: No Way Home also took the title of highest-grossing film of 2021. It beat out Chinese-made Korean War epic The Battle

Aishwarya questioned by ED in Panama Papers case

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into the Panama Papers expose, which showed that several prominent personalities in India had floated companies in tax havens. Rai was summoned to appear before the

India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu of India has been crowned the 70th Miss Universe, topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant that was touched by politics and the pandemic. The previously reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor, a 21-year-old model, early on Monday

Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire, no more

Anne Rice, author of the gothic novel Interview with the Vampire, has passed away at the age of 80. The American writer, who sold more than 150 million books, died surrounded by her family on Saturday night. She died due to complications resulting from a stroke, her son Christopher

Man builds Taj Mahal replica home for wife

A 52-year-old Indian businessman has built a scaled-down replica of the iconic Taj Mahal as a home for his wife of 27 years. Anand Prakash Chouksey built his "monument of love" in the city of Burhanpur in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. "It was a gift for

Shafin Ahmed leaves Miles

Shafin Ahmed, the lead singer of "Miles" has decided to leave the popular rock band after being its crucial member since 1979. The singer announced the decision in a video message posted on his verified Facebook page on Saturday. In the message, he said that the decision

Afghanistan: Taliban unveil new rules banning women in TV dramas

Women have been banned from appearing in television dramas in Afghanistan under new rules imposed by the Taliban government. Female journalists and presenters have also been ordered to wear headscarves on screen, although the guidelines do not say which type of covering to use.

Preity Zinta welcomes twins via surrogacy

Preity Zinta and her husband Gene Goodenough are now parents to twins. The couple chose surrogacy to become parents. She also revealed the name of their two kids — Jai Zinta Goodenough and Gia Zinta Goodenough. Preity took to Instagram to reveal, “Hi everyone, I wanted to

Young Dolph: Rapper fatally shot in Memphis cookie shop

US rapper Young Dolph has been killed in a drive by shooting in Memphis, officials have confirmed. The 36-year-old musician was shot dead at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday. Young Dolph, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, released his debut album in 2016 and

Frida Kahlo art fetches record $34.9m at auction

A painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has sold at Sotheby's auction house in New York for a record $34.9m (£25m). It is the highest price paid at auction for a Latin American artwork. The record had previously been set by a work by Diego Rivera, with whom Kahlo had a

Jai Bhim: The Indian film that overtook The Godfather on IMDb

Jai Bhim, a Tamil language film, has been rated the top film by users on IMDb, beating classics such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather. It's the latest in a line of hard-hitting Indian movies telling stories of repression against Dalits who are at the bottom of a rigid