Saturday, 21 May, 2022


Actress Eka held for 'torturing' domestic help 

Actress and model Eka was arrested from her residence at Hatirjheel in the capital on Saturday evening for allegedly torturing on her domestic help. The house help Hazera Akhter was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment. Hafiz Al Faruk, additional deputy commissioner

Farooki tests positive for Covid-19

Noted filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki has tested positive for COVID-19. He confirmed the matter sharing the news through Facebook post. However, renowned actress Nusrat Imroz Tisha, wife of Farooki, has tested negative for the virus. They underwent Covid test on Friday.

Fakir Alamgir laid to eternal rest 

Eminent folk singer and Ekushey Padak awardee Fakir Alamgir was laid to eternal rest at Taltola Graveyard in the capital after Zuhr prayers. Following the second Namaj-e-janaja, the renowned singer was buried at the graveyard on Saturday (July 24) afternoon. During his burial his

Fakir Alamgir’s first Namaz-e-Janaza held 

The first namaz-e-janaza of eminent folk singer Fakir Alamgir has been held in the capital this morning (July 24).  The janaza took place at Pallima Sangsad premises at Khilgaon at 11:16am. Ekushey Padak awardee Fakir breathed his last around 10:56 pm on Friday while undergoing

Humayun Ahmed’s 9th death anniversary today 

Today (July 19) is the 9th death anniversary of noted litterateur, playwright, director and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed.  On the occasion, family of the prominent writer and his fans offered special prayers at the writer's graveyard at Nuhash Palli in the morning. The

British-Indian author Shaheen Chishti’s debut novel -The Grand Daughter Project

Shaheen Chishti, a descendant of the revered Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, the London based writer has always been a strong advocate for women’s rights. This widely respected world peace advocate has just released his debut novel The Grand- daughter Project which touches on a

Cannes Film Festival: Titane wins top Palme d'Or prize

Titane - an outlandish film packed full of sex and violence - has won the top award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Director Julie Ducournau is only the second woman to receive the Palme d'Or and the first female to win it alone. The film, which is Ducournau's second

Thought-leadership broadcast ‘Preronar Kotha’ releases new season!

In its endeavor to build a bridge between the country’s youth and the forerunners of the nation, Prerona Foundation is set to release Season 02 of its unique thought-leadership broadcast series “Preronar Kotha”.  The new season begins on July 17,2021 where four

Dilip Kumar: Legendary Indian actor dies at 98

Dilip Kumar, one of India's earliest and most famous actors, has died in Mumbai at the age of 98. A veritable legend, Kumar acted in more than 65 films over nearly five decades, playing roles that ranged from the iconic to the endearing. He was admitted to hospital on 30 June

Sushanta Sinha's 'Shomprochar Sangbadikota 1: Path O Bastobota' book resourceful 

The book "Shomprochar Sangbadikota 1: Path o Bastobota" written by Sushanta Sinha, special Correspondent of Jamuna Television, published by Magic Lonthon, comes with a good number of practical examples.  "The book will create a new space for thinking in the field of

Nathan's Hot Dog Contest 2021: Joey Chestnut wins for 14th time

Defending world champion Joey Chestnut broke his own world record Sunday, devouring 76 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes during Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest. It was the 14th time the top-ranked hot dog eater in the world won the title in the last 15 years,

‘Salam Salam Hajar Salam’ lyricist Fazal-e-Khuda no more 

"Salam Salam Hajar Salam" song lyricist Fazal-e-Khuda died from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Sunday morning. He was 81. The prominent lyricist breathed his last at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital while undergoing treatment around

Aamir, Kiran announce divorce after 15-yr of marriage

Actor Aamir Khan and filmmaker Kiran Rao have announced their divorce after 15 years of marriage in a joint statement.  The couple said that they will co-parent their son, Azad Rao Khan, as well as continue with their professional partnership on Paani Foundation and ‘other

Bill Cosby freed after conviction overturned 

US comedian Bill Cosby has left prison hours after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. The judges said there had been a "process violation" by the prosecution, but admitted their ruling was unusual. Mr Cosby, 83, served more

Picasso painting found in Athens years after gallery heist

A painting by Pablo Picasso that was stolen nine years ago during a heist at a Greek gallery has been recovered. On Monday, police in Athens said Picasso's Woman's Head had been found along with a 1905 painting of a windmill by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Both were taken,

India to issue 5 lakh free tourist visas once int’l travel resumes

The first 5 lakh tourist visas issued once India allows entry to this category of visitors will be issued free of charge. And government-recognised travel agents and tour guides will now be eligible for loan of up to Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 lakh, respectively, without any processing charges

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.