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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 »

Gibbs wins 5th NASCAR title in season

Joe Gibbs won the first race, the last race and more than a dozen in between. His most dominating season in 28 years as a NASCAR team owner culminated with his fifth Cup Series championship. This one had to be more special than the others. Gibbs dedicated the season to his late son, J.D., who died in January after a ... Read More »

Decade on, Chinese yuan wins worldwide recognition

Beijing, July 12 (Xinhua/UNB) — From a currency that barely registered in the international market to one with worldwide recognition, Chinese yuan’s rise on the global stage over the past decade is a testament to China’s growing economic clout and unwavering opening up. Since July 2009 when the yuan’s global journey started with a pilot scheme allowing for yuan settlements ... Read More »

Kamruzzaman Sagar wins award in National Art Exhibition

Culture DeskThis year feted print maker Kamruzzaman Sagar has bagged the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award 2019 (valued at BDT 2 lakhs) at the 23rd National Art Exhibition for his work Global Warming (Lithograph). He is now an Assistant Professor of Printmaking Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka (DU). It might be added here that global ... Read More »

Prof Yunus wins 2019 Global Women’s Leadership award

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) – Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has been honored with the ‘2019 Global Women’s Leadership Award’ at the Global Summit of Women in Basel, Switzerland. Prof Yunus received the award on July 5 for his internationally-recognised work in poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of women globally through his pioneering work of microfinance and social business, said ... Read More »

Huawei wins ‘Best 5G Core Network Technology’ award

Dhaka, Jun 14(UNB)- Huawei’s 5G intelligent and simplified core network solution won “Best 5G Core Network Technology” Award at the 5G World Summit-2019 held in London recently. 5G will bring many changes to industries and promote new industry applications and business models. Huawei’s 5G intelligent and simplified core network supports all-cloud-based key technologies, such as three-layer decoupling, stateless design, cross-DC ... Read More »

Musical inspired by Greek mythology wins at Tony Awards

A musical inspired by Greek mythology and a play about the conflict in Northern Ireland were the big winners Sunday at the Tony Awards, the highest honors in American theater. “Hadestown” was the big favorite of the 73rd annual awards with 14 nominations and in the end it took home eight gongs, including best musical. The show, a modern take ... Read More »

Champion, queen, goddess, mother: Serena wins at French Open

Paris, May 28 (AP/UNB)  — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She’d already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — and Williams’ unforced error ... Read More »

Watson’s 80 goes in vain, Mumbai wins IPL final by 1 run

India, May 13 (AP/UNB) — Mumbai Indians won the IPL final on the very last ball for a sensational one-run victory against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. Shane Watson’s 80 off 59 balls nearly took MS Dhoni’s team home, but the Australian allrounder was run out in the last over as Mumbai restricted Chennai to 148-7 and clinched its fourth ... Read More »

Pro-Al penal wins 18 out of 27 posts in Dhaka Bar election

Dhaka, Feb 09 – Of 27 positions of Dhaka Bar Association, Pro-Awami League lawyers (White panel) got 18 posts including the President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer in the elections for 2019-2020. On the other hand, the BNP-Jamaat backed blue panel bagged the remaining nine posts including the Senior Vice President. The result was declared on Friday midnight after ... Read More »

Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Rami Malek on Sunday took home the best actor Oscar. He got it for his wildly popular portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about the iconic Britishband’s rise to fame. He bested a crowded field: the other favorite, Christian Bale (“Vice”); Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”); Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green ... Read More »

Komola Rocket wins Jury Prize in Paris

Entertainment Correspondent Komola Rocket has won the Jury Prize at the recently concluded Festival du Film D’Asie du Sud. This year the festival ran from February 12 to 17 in Paris for the sixth annual edition. The six-day long festival prioritized young filmmakers from Asia. The other participants in the competitive section of the festival were Mukkabaz by Indian director ... Read More »

‘Komola Rocket’ wins Hiralal Sen Award

Culture Desk On the fourth day of ‘Amar Bhashar Cholocchitro 1425’, Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) honoured the movie ‘Komola Rocket’, awarding it the Hiralal Sen Padak. Producer Faridur Reza Sagar received the award on behalf of the ‘Komola Rocket’ team. Information Minister Hasan Mahmod handed over the award to Faridur Reza Sagar at an event held at Teacher Student ... Read More »

Grandmaster Flash wins Polar Music Prize

Grandmaster Flash, one of the pioneers of hip hop and DJ music, on Wednesday shared Sweden’s Polar Music Prize with German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and US charity Playing for Change Foundation. The winners will each receive one million Swedish kronor (95,700 euros, $108,000) at a gala in Stockholm on June 11 in the presence of King Carl XVI Gustaf. Grandmaster ... Read More »