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Pilu Khan bringing his first music album

Culture Desk Pilu Khan, a famous music composer and director from the 70s has finished his first album as a singer. Titled ‘Tomra Bhalo Acho To’ the album contains eight songs. With lyrics from Shahid Mahmud Jangi, Pilu Khan himself has composed music of the album. Three of the songs are duets with Samina Chowdhury, while another one is a ... Read More »

Iceland honours first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island. On August 18, a plaque will be unveiled to Okjokull — which translates to “OK glacier” — in the west of Iceland, local researchers and their peers at Rice University in the United States, who ... Read More »

50 years ago, humanity’s first steps on another world

Americans were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing on Saturday, a generation-defining event watched by half a billion people globally, as the US seeks to pivot to a new era of crewed space exploration. At 4:18pm ET (2018 GMT) on July 20, 1969, the lunar module carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the ... Read More »

Expats seek ‘protection’ first to invest in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 5 (UNB) – Bangladeshi expatriates will invest back at home provided the government ensures an environment free from any kind of unnecessary harassments, says a Bangladeshi community leader in the Thai city of Pattaya. “I personally think Bangladeshi expatriates, wherever they live, will invest in Bangladesh if they get protection from any unnecessary harassment,” Nazir Ahmed Sharkar, general ... Read More »

New York declares climate emergency, first US city to do so

Dhaka, June 28 – New York City officials declared a climate emergency in an effort to mobilize local and national responses to stall global warming, reports CNN. It’s the largest city in the US, with over 8.62 million inhabitants. The New York City Council passed the legislation Wednesday, calling for an immediate response to the global climate crises. The bill ... Read More »

First James Bond film poster sells for £15k at auction

Dhaka, June 26 (UNB) – A poster from the first ever James Bond movie, Dr No, has sold for £15,000, reports BBC. It was among more than 400 cinema posters on sale in what auctioneers said was the “largest cinema poster auction in Europe this year”. It took place at Prop Store in Chenies, Buckinghamshire, with buyers around the world ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s first iron ore mine discovered in Dinajpur

Dinajpur, June 18 (UNB) – For the first time in Bangladesh, a magnetite (iron ore) mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Hakimpur upazila of the district, bringing new hopes for the country’s economy. The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) made the groundbreaking announcement on Tuesday morning following extensive examinations after drilling a well for two months. A 400-foot ... Read More »

All-girl pop band Lace Fita releases first single

Entertainment Desk Reality show “Sunsilk Divas” ended a couple of months ago. The winners of the competition Antara, Moumita, Sheetal, and Sunanda formed an all-girl pop band, Lace Fita, as announced before the competition. A song by the newly formed girls pop band, “Shwapno Akhon Amar Haate,” was released recently,with tune and music direction by singer Hridoy Khan. The band ... Read More »

Jaya coming as first woman serial killer

Cultural Correspondent Jaya Ahsan is now set to revive the first female serial killer in India. Named Troilokya this lady roamed the streets of West Bengal in the late 1800s to switch from one crime to another for livelihood before finally turning to a chain of murders. Tollywood filmmaker Arindam Sil would direct the film on her titled after her ... Read More »

Adam Scott relishes putting women first in ‘Big Little Lies’

Los Angeles, Jun 8 (AP/UNB) — Women dominate “Big Little Lies ,” both on the screen and in the behind-the-scenes power of Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who are executive producers as well as stars of the HBO series. But how does Adam Scott, who plays husband Ed to Witherspoon’s Madeline, feel about flipping the gender dynamic with a male ... Read More »

China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time yesterday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing’s push to become a major space power. The Asian giant now spends more than Russia and Japan on its civil and military space programmes — unveiling ambitious plans for missions to the moon and beyond in the coming decade. ... Read More »

SpaceX launches first satellites of its internet network

SpaceX on Thursday launched a rocket containing the first 60 satellites of its “Starlink” constellation, which is intended to provide internet from space and could one day number 12,000 satellites. One of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets took off without incident from Cape Canaveral in Florida around 10:30 pm (0230 GMT). The second stage of the rocket will begin to ... Read More »

Jokha Alharthi 1st Arab wins Man Booker International Prize

Omani author Jokha Alharthi has won this year’s Man Booker International Prize – the first Arabic writer to do so. Her novel Celestial Bodies centres on the lives of three sisters and their families coming to terms with social changes in Oman. Judges described it as “a richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight”. Alharthi shares the award of £50,000 ($63,000) ... Read More »

SpaceX postpones launch of its first internet network satellites

SpaceX postponed a launch of 60 satellites into low-Earth orbit that was scheduled for Thursday night, possibly until next week, citing a need for software updates. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was to be the first of potentially thousands in its Starlink project to beam broadband internet across the planet. “Standing down to update satellite software ... Read More »

America first as a threat to mulitlateralism

STOCKHOLM / ROME, May 13 2019 (IPS) – On 25 April, Joseph Biden announced his candidacy for the US presidency, declaring that his decision was based on fears of Trump being re-elected: Joe Biden´s statement mirrors rising concerns that Trump´s agenda, characterized by isolationism, xenophobia and anti-multilaterism is threatening not only the US, but the entire world. Our biosphere, the absolute ... Read More »

Kesari becomes the biggest first week grosser of 2019

It is no surprise for movie lovers that an Akshay Kumar starrer is registering record-breaking collections at the box-office. Kesari is a tribute to the 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian army, who fought against an army of 6000-10000 Afghans in 1897. The film stars Akshay Kumar as the protagonist, narrating the events that lead to the Battle of ... Read More »

First song on Rock Guru Azam Khan

Cultural Correspondent Journalist Souro has voiced a tributary song in memory of Rock Pioneer of the country Azam Khan. The song the first one on Azam Khan was released on the occasion of the 69th birth anniversary of Azam Khan on February 28. Titled ‘Azam Khan’ Bangladhol released the song and its music video on YouTube. Souro has not only ... Read More »

BNP candidates at public hearing want Khaleda release first

Dhaka, Feb 22 – BNP’s candidates of the 11th parliamentary election who joined Jatiya Oikya Front’s public hearing on Friday, slammed their party senior leaders for not announcing any action programme to get their chairperson Khaleda Zia released from jail. They also want the party to arrange a hearing of its own candidates to identify its mistakes in the elections ... Read More »

Samsung launches folding smartphone, first 5G handset

Samsung unveiled a smartphone that folds open to be a tablet, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature as it strives to stoke excitement in a slumping market yesterday. The South Korean giant also appeared to get the jump on rivals by announcing the first smartphone for fifth-generation — or 5G — wireless networks, while stepping up its ... Read More »

Aussie rodent becomes first ‘climate change extinction’

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct today , making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change. The rat-like Bramble Cay melomys — whose only known habitat was a small sandy island in far northern Australia — has not been spotted in a decade. Researchers from Queensland determined a key factor ... Read More »

First Indian film museum opens in home of Bollywood

From silent black-and-white films to colourful blockbusters bursting with song and dance, the evolution of Indian cinema is traced by a new museum in the home of Bollywood. Costing 1.4 billion rupees ($19.6 million), India’s first national film museum is spread across a stylish 19th-century bungalow and a modern five-storey glass structure in south Mumbai. “It showcases to the world ... Read More »