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Shakib Al Hasan in self-isolation in USA

Bangladeshi superstar cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, currently serving a two-year ban (with one year suspended) from cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC), has gone into self-isolation in a hotel upon arriving in the United States of America on Saturday amid the outbreak of COVID-19 that has reached epidemic levels there. Read More »

Film producer AKM Jahangir Khan no more

Culture Desk Veteran film producer AKM Jahangir Khan passed away on  Saturday. He was 81. He has been suffering from aging-associated diseases since October last year and succumbed to his illness while undergoing treatment at United Hospital Limited in Gulshan. Read More »

Poet Nirmalendu Goon critically ill

Culture Desk Eminent poet Nirmalendu Goon has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Labaid Hospital Dhaka yesterday as his health condition deteriorated. Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka and the President of National Poetry Council—Poet Dr. Muhammad Samad has confirmed the news of his illness. Nirmalendu Goon has been suffering from pneumonia and dyspnoea. Read More »

Italian opera star Mirella Freni dies

One of the great stars of Italian opera Mirella Freni, who as an infant shared a wet nurse with Luciano Pavarotti, died Sunday at the age of 84 following a long illness, media reports said. Born in 1935 in the northern town of Modena, Freni was a childhood friend of tenor Pavarotti and was also his partner on stage. As ... Read More »

Akshay Kumar signed ‘Dhoom 4’

Akshay Kumar has delivered what no other Bollywood superstar could ever. His last three films ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Housefull 4’ and ‘Good Newwz’ not just entered the 200 crores club but also did a business of more than 700 crores domestically in a year which is a mammoth and exclusive record. Read More »