Monday, 15 Aug, 2022


Actress Antora passes way

DHAKA: Bangla film actress Antora died from a cardiac arrest on Wednesday evening.Family sources said that she breathed her last at her residence at 5:30pm. She started her carrier in the motion picture as a child artist and then ‘Pagol Mon’ movie brought her to the attention of

‘Thor’ to hit Star Cineplex

DHAKA: Star Cineplex will premiere Hollywood blockbuster sequel movie ‘Thor: The Dark World’ at Bashundhara City Shopping Mall in city’s Panthapath area.The 3D version of this action, adventure and fantasy movie will have its Dhaka premiere at 7:00pm on Thursday.A 2013 American

‘Gravity’ leads Bafta nominations

DHAKA: Space drama ‘Gravity’ leads the way at this year’s Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.Sandra Bullock is also up for best actress, while Alfonso Cuaron is nominated for best director.‘12 Years a Slave’ landed 10 nods, with five in the

Suchitra Sen film fest in city

DHAKA: Theater and Movie Department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will arrange a 10-day film festival titled ‘Tribute to Suchitrs Sen’.Academy Director-General Liaquat Ali Lucky will inaugurate the festival at the international digital archive of the National Theater Hall at 6.00pm

9-day Dhaka intl film fest from Jan 10

DHAKA: The 13th Dhaka International Film Festival will begin on January 10 in city.The inaugural programme will be held at 4:00pm at the National Museum auditorium.Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is expected to be present as chief guest in the inaugural ceremony while Information

‘Frozen’ tops US Box Office

DHAKA: In ‘Frozen’s sixth week of release the Disney animated film regains the No.1 spot, freezing over the debuting horror ‘The Marked Ones’.‘Frozen’ ices the rest of its competition at this weekend’s box office by regaining the No.1 position.The Disney animated adventure

Emma splits from boyfriend

DHAKA: The ‘Harry Potter’ actress Emma Watson and William Adamowicz met when they were both students at Oxford University in the UK, and it has been confirmed they broke up during the summer.A spokesman told the Sunday Mirror newspaper, ‘Emma and Will separated last summer and are

‘Never Google yourself’

DHAKA: The 49-year-old actress Sandra Bullock searched for herself on the internet to get an idea of what popular perception of her is, and was shocked by the results.She told, ‘I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I could get some tidbits of what people

Idris Elba wanted to show ‘real’ Mandela

DHAKA: The British actor Idris Elba was conscious of emphasising the human side of the late anti-apartheid campaigner in new biopic, ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’, by showing his sense of humour and his penchant for women, parts of his personality the public may not be aware of.He

US musician Phil Everly dies aged 74

DHAKA: US musician Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has died, aged 74, in California, his family says.Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank of complications from lung disease, his wife, Patti, told the Los Angeles Times."We are absolutely heartbroken," she said,

John Abraham marries Priya

DHAKA: Actor-producer John Abraham has tied the knot with his girlfriend Priya Runchal in a private ceremony.The 41-year-old ‘Dhoom’ star confirmed the news with a tweet, ‘Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John

Salman beats Katrina

DHAKA: The true test of stardom is how much a star is searched by his or her fans.Salman Khan continues to reign online, as per the cumulative data gathered from Google, YouTube and TOI website.Katrina Kaif is second, being the most searched Indian actress.Half the top 10 stars are

Beyonce tops album chart for 3rd straight week

DHAKA: Beyonce’s self-titled album claimed the top spot on the United States Billboard 200 album chart for the third week running with 310,000 copies sold during the Christmas week.According to figures released on Thursday from Nielsen SoundScan, The Straits Times publishes this report

‘Dhoom 3’ earns 450 crore gross

DHAKA: After a stunning start, ‘Dhoom 3’ continues to storm both the Indian and Overseas Box Office.‘Dhoom 3’ maintained the momentum and fans can’t seem to get enough of this caper.According to, it has set new weekend records in every International market as well as

`Fresh Prince` actor Avery dies

DHAKA: The American actor James Avery has died aged 65, his publicist has said.He was best known for his role as Phil Banks in US television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with Will Smith.His fellow cast member in the show Alfonso Ribeiro, who played his son Carlton, tweeted: "I`m

Beyonce defends Nasa

DHAKA: Singer Beyonce has defended using audio recordings from the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster in a track from her recently released album.The pop star has been criticised for using clips of an ex-Nasa public affairs officer on her XO track.‘My heart goes out to the families

‘Iron Man 3’ tops 2013 box office

DHAKA: Comic book blockbuster ‘Iron Man 3’ was the highest-earning film of 2013 around the world.The film, in which Robert Downey Jr reprises his role as billionaire crime-fighter Tony Stark, made $1.2bn, according to online movie tracker Box Office Mojo, reports the BBC.Animated

Nasa slams Beyonce over use of Challenger disaster audio

DHAKA: The United States space agency Nasa has ticked off superstar Beyonce for using an audio clip from the 1986 Nasa Challenger explosion in her new song.XO, a single from her latest self-titled album, opens with a six-second audio sample from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.Then

Bollywood top 10 romantic songs

DHAKA: The songs, which earned popularity among the Hindi music lovers in 2013, are described so far for the readers of This list has been picked from Be Intehaan‘Be Intehaan’ is a very pleasant Bollywood romantic song from ‘Race 2’,

Cultural Persons Died in 2013

DHAKA: The cultural world has, in 2013, lost many of noted persons. The list include, legendary singer Shahshad Begum, ‘Fast & Furious’ famed actor Paul Walker, Indian National Award Winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, singer Noel Harrison and others. Some of their details are given