Sunday, 22 May, 2022


Maintain status-quo over BFAA GS post: SC

The Appellate Division on Monday upheld Chamber Judge's order of maintaining status-quo on the post of general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association, until the High Court settles the dispute. The six-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique

Farooki’s "No Land’s Man" gets Prix du Public award in France

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's first international language movie “No Land’s Man” won the coveted Prix du Public (fiction film audience) award at the 28th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France on Tuesday.

Porn sites will be legally required to verify users' age

Porn websites in the UK will be legally required to verify the age of their users under new internet safety laws. The legislation, which is part of the draft Online Safety Bill, aims to give children better protection from explicit material. The measures, to ensure users are 18 or

Hearing on Nipun's appeal against HC order Wednesday

Film actress Nipun on Tuesday filed a petition with the Supreme Court challenging the High Court order that stayed the appellate board's decision declaring her as general secretary of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA) cancelling candidacy of film actor Zayed Khan.

HC stays appellate board's decision against Zayed Khan

The High Court on Monday (Feb 7) stayed for a week the appellate board's decision declaring Nipun as general secretary of the Film Artistes' Association after cancelling the candidacy of Zayed Khan. The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman came

Lata Mangeshkar no more

Lata Mangeshkar, for whom the description playback singer is something of an understatement, died in Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on Sunday at the age of 92.  Ms Mangeshkar was taken to the intensive care unit on January 8 after testing positive for COVID-19. On Saturday,

Nipun declared BFAA Gen Secy as Zayed Khan disqualified 

Nipun has been declared as general secretary of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA) as the candidacy of Zayed Khan was terminated. Sohanur Rahman Sohan, Chairman of the appellate board, announced the disqualification of both Zayed Khan and executive panel member Chunnu,

Tejasswi Prakash wins Bigg Boss 15 title 

TV star Tejasswi Prakash on Saturday beat actor-model Pratik Sehajpal to emerge as the winner of reality show "Bigg Boss" season 15. Ms Prakash, known for starring on "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur", took home the Bigg Boss trophy along with ₹ 40 Lakh cash

Ilias Kanchan elected BFAA President, Zayed Khan GS 

Ilias Kanchan was elected as President while and Zayed Khan General Secretary in the election of Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association (BFAA) for the next two years (2022-2024). Besides, Dipjol and Rubel were elected as Vice Presidents jointly while Symon Sadik was elected as

Sandhya Mukherjee refuses Padma Shri award

Singing legend Sandhya Mukherjee, also known as Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, refused an offer of a Padma Shri award when she was contacted by central government officials telephonically for her consent. Daughter Soumi Sengupta said Mukherjee told the senior official who called from Delhi that

15 get Bangla Academy Literary Award 

Fifteen individuals have been declared as recipients of the Bangla Academy Literature Award 2021.  The academy announced the names in a press release issued on Sunday (23 January). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hand over the awards at the inauguration ceremony of Ekushey

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