Friday, 01 Jul, 2022


R. Kelly given 30 years in jail for sex abuse

US singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his celebrity status to sexually abuse children and women. The R&B artist, 55, was convicted last September in New York of racketeering and sex trafficking crimes. He had faced years of allegations and the

Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor expecting first child

Bollywood star couple Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are expecting their first bundle of joy. Alia took to Instagram on Monday morning to share the good news with her fans and friend. She shared a picture, where the actress is seen getting her sonography done while her husband Ranbir

DU to hold "Concert for flood-hit people" tomorrow

A two-day concert named "Concert for flood-hit people" will begin tomorrow (June 27) at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University (DU). A number of renowned bands including Warfaze, Ark, Ashes, Viking, Sonar Bangla circus, Sohojia will perform the concert scheduled to

Shah Rukh Khan rings in 30 years in the Hindi film industry

Attention folks! Our Saturday just got a whole lot better. How you ask? Well, to begin with Shah Rukh Khan is celebrating 30 years in films and to make the milestone all the more special, he shared a new look from his next project Pathaan.  Need we say more? SRK looks super

Odia actor Raimohan Parida dies by suicide at 58

Veteran Odia film and theatre artiste Raimohan Parida was found hanging in his residence in Prachi Vihar area of Bhubaneswar on Friday, police said. He was 58. Parida is survived by his wife and two daughters. His family members found him hanging from the ceiling of his room in the

CBI quizzes actor Dev for 5 hours in cattle smuggling case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has questioned Trinamool MP and actor Dev in the cattle smuggling case. According to ED sources, Dev was summoned to the ED office in Delhi (New Delhi ED Office) on Tuesday.  That's where he was questioned. Dev's name has come up in the

Netflix cuts 300 more jobs after subscriptions fall

Netflix has announced another round of job cuts as it grapples with slowing growth and increased competition. The streaming giant said it was cutting 300 more jobs - roughly 4% of its workforce - mostly in the US, after axing 150 people in May. The moves come after the company

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly to divorce

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are getting a divorce, US media report. The divorce would be a fourth for Mr Murdoch, 91. Ms Hall, 65, was previously married to Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. Representatives for Mr Murdoch and Ms Hall, who wed at a mansion

Bill Cosby assaulted teen at Playboy Mansion, jury finds

Comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenager at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1975, a jury has found. Judy Huth testified to the civil trial that Cosby, 84, had forced her to perform a sex act on him at the venue when she was 16 years old. The jury also ruled that Cosby

‘MR-9’: ABM Sumon with heavy star cast 

Asif Akbar’s spy thriller MR-9 takes off with heavy star cast with Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight), ABM Sumon (Dhoka), Matt Passmore (Jigsaw) and Frank Grillo (Captain America). Bangladeshi actor ABM Sumon will play the lead MR-9. The film will shoot in English and Bengali.

19 films receive Tk 12.15 crore as govt grant

In fiscal 2021-2022, the government has granted Tk12.15 crore in total for 19 films in two categories, namely, Liberation War Category and General Category. Ten films will receive Tk 60 lakh each while four films Tk 65 lakh each and another four films Tk 70 lakh each. The

'Jol Jochnai' finally turning model Antu into actor 

As the proverb goes ‘The journey of thousand miles begins with a step’, the top model Arnab Antu proved it with the signing of his second film ‘Jol Jochnai’ after a long break.   For Arnab Antu, the first step to breaking into the film industry was

Two cousins killed as tractor hit bike in Jamalpur

Two cousins were killed and their uncle injured as a tractor hit their motorbike at Sarishabari upazila of Jamalpur on Wednesday (June 15). The accident took place this noon near Bhatara School and College in Bhatara Union of the upazila.  The deceased were identified as Fakir,

Shakti Kapoor’s son detained for alleged drug consumption

Actor Shakti Kapoor's son, Siddhanth, has been detained for allegedly taking drugs during a party at a Bengaluru hotel, the police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police raided the party at the Park Hotel and sent samples of around 35 guests for medical tests. Five guests tested

Top Indian fashion designer found dead

Celebrity fashion designer Prathyusha Garimella was found dead on Saturday in suspicious circumstances at her Banjara Hills residence in Hyderabad, Telangana of India. Prathyusha, who was the founder of her own label named Prathyusha Garimella, used to run a fashion studio in Banjara

Justin Bieber reveals facial paralysis after shows cancelled

Singer Justin Bieber has revealed he is suffering from facial paralysis after cancelling shows this week. The 28-year-old said in an Instagram video that the condition is due to a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome. "As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can't smile on

Salman Khan was nearly killed by a sharpshooter

An attempt was made to kill Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan, in a shocking revelation according to Times Network. This is one of the most heinous details to emerge as the investigation into the daylight murder of Sidhu Moose Wala continues. During the course of the investigation into

Pakistani Politician and TV Host Aamir Liaquat found dead

Pakistani Politician and TV Host Amir Liaquat Hussain was found dead at his house. According to media reports, Hussain fell unconscious at his home and was rushed to Aga Khan University Hospital where he was declared dead. According to Pakistani media outlet Geo TV report, Hussian

Matthew McConaughey calls for gun control in emotional speech

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has appeared at the White House to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honour of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at a primary school in his hometown of

Paramount Studios sued over 'Top Gun' copyright breach

The family of the author whose article inspired the 1986 Tom Cruise movie Top Gun on Monday sued Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement over this year’s blockbuster sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.  According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Paramount