Wednesday, 06 Jul, 2022


Curtain to Rise on The Salerno Conference on June 24

Virtual conference to celebrate striving Bangladeshi English literature Something very promising is on its way as The Salerno Conference presents the vibrant literatures of Bangladesh through its upcoming event—a platform to acknowledge Bangladeshi culture and literature. 

Milkha Singh: India's 'Flying Sikh' dies from Covid

One of India's greatest athletes, Milkha Singh, has died from Covid-related complications, aged 91. Popularly known as "the Flying Sikh", Singh won four Asian gold medals and finished fourth in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. In 2013, his story was turned

Taj Mahal reopens for tourists as Covid-19 curbs ease

India's iconic Taj Mahal re-opened to the public on Wednesday as the country, still reeling from a disastrous second wave of the pandemic, rushes to lift restrictions in a bid to revitalise its economy, reports Reuters. The 17th century monument, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan

Attempt to rape-murder Pori Moni: Nasir Uddin, 4 others held

Police have arrested five people, including key accused businessman Nasir Uddin Mahmud, in a case filed for attempting to rape and murder popular film actress and model Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni. They were arrested from Uttara area of the capital on Monday.

Attempted rape: Actress Pori Moni sues Nasir Uddin, 5 others

Popular film actress Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni, lodged a case with Savar police station accusing businessman Nasir Uddin Mahmud and five others on charges rape and murder attempts on Monday morning. Inspector Qazi Mainul Islam of Savar Model Police Station

Samaresh Majumdar hospitalised

Noted Indian writer Samaresh Majumdar has been admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata with severe shortness of breath. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Physicians are thinking of putting him on ventilation, though he is not infected with Covid-19, said media

Teen who filmed George Floyd's murder given Pulitzer award

A teenager who filmed the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer has been given a special journalism award by the Pulitzer Prize board. Darnella Frazier, now 18, was awarded the citation for her courage, the Pulitzer committee said. Her film spurred protests for racial

Noted filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta no more

Eminent filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta breathed his last today (June 10). He was suffering from kidney related issues and geriatric problems. On Thursday morning, nearly at 6 am, the renowned filmmaker passed away at his Kolkata residence. He was 77. Family members shared that he was

Queen 'delighted' after Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

The Queen is "delighted" after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their second child, The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge also congratulated the couple on social media. The Queen's 11th great-grandchild was born on Friday at a hospital in

Malala unveiled as new Vogue cover star

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban after campaigning for girls' education, has been unveiled as British Vogue's latest cover star. In an accompanying profile, the recent Oxford University graduate and budding TV producer, now aged 23, opened up

Tarzan actor Joe Lara among 7 killed in US plane crash

All seven passengers aboard a plane, including Tarzan actor Joe Lara and his diet guru wife, are presumed dead after it crashed in a lake near the US city of Nashville, authorities said. The small business jet crashed at around 11:00 am local time on Saturday, shortly after taking off

Actor Farooque taken to ICU again

Legendary actor and Dhaka-17 constituency MP Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque has been taken to ICU at Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital as his health condition deteriorated further. Farhana, wife of the actor, said he was shifted to a general cabin on April 27 after 37 days in the

Habibullah Sirajee laid to rest

Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Sirajee was laid to eternal rest at Azimpur Graveyard in the capital on Tuesday morning. He was buried around 11:30am after second namaz-e-janaza. Habibullah Sirajee's body was taken to the Bangla Academy premises from Bangladesh

Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis dies at 89

US actress Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy Moonstuck, has died aged 89, her family have announced. Her brother wrote she was "at peace" after suffering ill health. Dukakis had a long and distinguished career in theatre, both as a

Director Chloe Zhao makes history at the Oscars 

Chloe Zhao has made history by becoming the first woman of colour - and only the second woman at all - to win the best director award at the Oscars. Chinese-born, British-educated, US-based Zhao also won best picture for Nomadland, her third feature film. All three have been quietly

Noted poet Sankha Ghosh no more 

Celebrated Bengali poet and critic Sankha Ghosh passed away at the age of 89 on April 21.  Confirming the news, Press trust of News tweeted, “Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh dies days after testing positive for COVID-19, says his family.”  According to

Actor Alamgir tests positive for Covid-19

Noted film actor Alamgir has been infected with coronavirus or Covid-19.  His wife Runa Laila, a famous singer, confirmed this information on Tuesday. Runa Laila in a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon said that Alamgir's corona test report came positive. He is now

Actor S M Mohsin dies of Covid-19

Ekushey Padak winning theatre activist and actor S M Mohsin died of Covid-19 on Sunday morning. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at BIRDEM General Hospital at 9:30am. Mohsin’s son Based Mohsin confirmed the news. His namaz-e-janaza will be held after Asr

Film actor Wasim no more

Noted actor Mesbahuddin Ahmed Wasim, popularly known as Wasim, died in a city hospital early Sunday. He was 74. He breathed his last around 12:40 am at Dhaka's Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital, said Zayed Khan, general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artists Association.

Veteran actress Kabori no more 

Noted actress and former lawmaker Sarah Begum Kabori has died of Covid-19 early Saturday. She was 70. She beathed her last around 12:20 am while undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Russell National Gastroliver Institute and Hospital, her son Shaker Chishti told the media. Earlier