Saturday, 21 May, 2022


Shakespeare-inspired A Midnight Tempest premiers at IUB Tuesday

The short film A Midnight Tempest directed by Kolkata-based reputed theatre director Abanti Chakraborty and co-produced by the Department of English and Modern Languages, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) premiers at IUB on Tuesday (Sep 28).  A press release was issued in

Sahitya Akademi fellowship for Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Renowned Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (85) has been selected for the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, 33 years after he won the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel ‘Manabjamin’. Mukhopadhyay, who is a major Bengali novelist and short story writer, began his career as a

Red carpet debut for 'Bennifer' 2.0 in Venice

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, often affectionately called "Bennifer" by fans, have walked the red carpet together for the first time since reuniting as a couple. They posed for photographers as they arrived for the premiere of The Last Duel at the 78th annual Venice

25th death anniv of Salman Shah today 

‘Salman Shah’, one of the most iconic figures to step foot in the industry, has remained as popular as he was in his lifetime though 25 years have been passed since his death.  This Dhallywood superstar’s career and life was cut short when Shahriar Chowdhury

Indian Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla dies of heart attack

Indian Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passed away due to a massive heart attack early morning. The actor was rushed to the Cooper hospital of India in the morning. He suffered a massive heart attack and had taken medicine last evening. According to reports, the actor was

Actor Apurba to tie knot again

TV Actor Ziaul Faruq Apurba is set to tie the knot for the third time with a Bangladeshi origin-American girl. The actor said that the wedding will be held tomorrow (September 2) at a community center in capital’s Rajarbagh. His would-be wife Shamma is born and raised in the

Pori Moni freed on bail 

Film actress Pori Moni has been released from the Kashimpur Central Jail on bail, 28 days after her arrest in a narcotics case. She was handed over to her lawyer Niranjana Shurovy in presence of her uncle Jashim Uddin around 9:30, Syed Shah Sharif, jailer of Kashimpur Women's

Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha no more

Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha, author of many notable works such as `Madhukari’ (Honey Gatherer), is no more. He was 85. Guha, died of post-covid complications at a private hospital here on Saturday at 11:25 pm at a private hospital Sunday after a massive cardiac arrest,

Chinese actor Zheng Shuang fined $46 million for tax evasion

Top Chinese film and television actress Zheng Shuang has been slapped with a whopping USD 46.1 million fine for tax evasion, as China tightened supervision on celebrities under its new policy for reducing the wealth gap. The Shanghai Municipal Tax Service fined Shuang on Friday for tax

Children get endless excitement at Toggi World

Children have started having endless excitement again at Toggi World, the largest indoor theme park in the country. After a long lockdown, the part at Level 8 and 9 of Bashundhara City Shopping Mall in the capital is now open for children and teenagers. Many youngsters have resorted

Remand for Pori Moni sought again, hearing Thursday

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has sought a five-day remand again for actress Pori Moni in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act. Investigation officer of the case and CID inspector Golam Mostafa on Wednesday filed a petition with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan

Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing girl in 1965

Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 1965 when he was in his mid-20s, according to a lawsuit filed last week in New York. According to the suit, which was filed in state Supreme Court on Friday, Dylan befriended

Afghan Poet, Historian Killed By Taliban

An Afghan poet and historian has been tortured and shot dead by the Taliban in the country’s south, a local official said. Mohammad Omar Shirzad, the governor of Uruzgan Province, said Abdullah Atefi was killed late on August 4 in the Chora district. "The Taliban took a

Actress Eka granted bail

A Dhaka court has granted actress Eka bail in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act at Hatirjheel Police Station. her The heroine’s lawyer Humayun Kabir applied for bail in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam on Tuesday (August 10th). The court granted

Producer Raj on 6-day fresh remand

A Dhaka court placed producer Nazrul Islam Raj on a 6-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Narcotics Control and Pornography Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted the remand after a hearing on Tuesday (August 10th). Earlier on Wednesday, RAB Intelligence

Pori Moni on 2-day fresh remand

A Dhaka court has placed actress Pori Moni on two-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted the remand after a hearing on Tuesday (August 10). Earlier on Wednesday, RAB Intelligence Wing detained Pori

Actress Pori Moni detained with drugs

Actress Pori Moni has been detained from her Banani residence in the capital on Wednesday evening with drugs. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted a drive at her residence on some specific charges and found drugs inside her house. Before her detention, RAB members conducted a

RAB drive underway at Pori Moni's Banani house

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) are conducting drive at the residence of actress Pori Moni. The law enforcers started dive at the residence of Pori Moni at Banani in the capital around 4:00pm on Wednesday. Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director of Legal and Media Wing of

Jahangir Alam Swapon: A Popular Musical Artist & Entrepreneur in Bangladesh

Jahangir Alam Swapon is a 24-year-old Bangladeshi musical artist, entrepreneur and digital marketer who started his career alongside study with a dream of achieving something big. Born in Narsingdi in 1997, Jahangir Alam Swapon received higher education from Govt. Shahid Asad

Actress Eka sued for torturing domestic help

Two separate cases were filed against actress and model Eka, who was detained on Saturday night on charge of torturing her house help. Hazera Akhter, 30, who is now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, filed a case at Hatirjheel Police Station. Police filed