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Andrew Kishore’s health condition deteriorates

Culture Desk Andrew Kishore, under treatment for blood cancer in Singapore, is not doing well. His health condition is steadily deteriorating. He has been in the Singapore General Hospital for a month and was due to return back home in Bangladesh this February, but this is now uncertain. Meanwhile, his medical costs are escalating, a closr relatives of him informed ... Read More »

Michelle Obama wins Grammy for best spoken word album

Lil Nas X, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and… Michelle Obama? The former first lady can now add Grammy winner to her resume, after snagging the award on music’s biggest night for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook of her memoir “Becoming.” Her win on Sunday gives the Obama household its third Grammy: former president Barack Obama has already snagged two ... Read More »

Big Boss is not so big!

M Zahidul Haque Big Boss is a very popular reality show on Colour TV. Now its 13th season is going on with celebrated film star Salman Khan as the host. To me, the Big Boss is not looking so big as far as its social and moral values are concerned! Almost all the contestants seem much aggressive and they hardly ... Read More »

Dr Yunus gets bail

A court here on Sunday granted bail to Nobel Laureate and Chairman of Grameen Communications Dr Muhammad Yunus and three others in a case filed for violating the labour law. Read More »

10 chosen for Bangla Academy Literary Award

Ten personalities have been chosen for the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar (Bangla Academy Literary Award) 2019. Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Siraji announced the names at a press conference at the academy’s Poet Shamsur Rahman Auditorium on Thursday. The award recipients are former Home Minister Rafiqul Islam (Literature on Liberation War), Makid Haider (Poetry), Wasi Ahmed (Literature), Swarochish Sarkar (Essay/Research), ... Read More »

BD peacekeepers earn reputation by protecting Congo

Torching of houses and killing of people in broad daylight are the everyday affairs there. Even 20 years into the launch of the UN Peacekeeping Mission, the area is still known as a battlefield. Bangladesh peacekeepers have to patrol this most dangerous area in Blukua of the Djugu territory to save people’s lives. Read More »

Shibli Mohammad, Nipa perform at Shilpakala

Culture Desk Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organized “ICCR Scholar’s evening”, Colours of Kathak by Shibli Mohammad and Shamim Ara Nipa on Saturday  at Main Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha in the city. Read More »

First TEDx Gulshan held in city

Country’s first TEDx Gulshan was held on Saturday at convention center in the city amid inspiring talks and reflective interactions of 14 esteemed speakers that featured the intriguing theme ‘Innovation Enabling Social Change’. Read More »