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Thousands gather in Taiwan for festive celebrity funeral

Thousands gather in Taiwan for festive celebrity funeral

Lion dancers and Lamborghinis took part in a massive funeral parade for one of Taiwan’s best-loved television stars Tuesday, known for his crass jokes and trademark bowl haircut, reports BSS. Funerals in Taiwan are famously festive, sometimes even including pole dancers and strippers. Flamboyant celebrity Chu Ke-liang was loved for his crude humour and appealed […]

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Fahmida Nabi’s Icchagula

The National Film Award-winning singer Fahmida Nabi has given voice in a new song titled ‘Icchagulo’ which was written by Ziauddin Alam and composed by Sajeeb Das. In this regard, Fahmida said, “The recording of the song was completed on Friday evening at Sajib Das’s studio in Mohammadpur. I liked this song. Hope the audience […]

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Ariana Grande visits injured fans

US singer Ariana Grande has visited fans injured in last month’s terror attack at her Manchester concert reports BBC The star spent time with youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in a surprise appearance ahead of a benefit concert on Sunday. Adam Harrison said his daughter Lily “felt like a rock star” after meeting […]

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Mim suffers from Chikungunya

Lux star and film actress Vidya Sinha Mim has been suffering from Chikungunya disease. She felt physically ill on May 28. Extra fever at the beginning, then the whole body is felt unbearable pain. After that, the doctor said, she was attacked with Chikungunya virus. Her mother said, ‘Mim is now in bed rest. She […]

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Pioneertown: A Movie Set That Became A Real Town

Interesting News In 1946, a bunch of Hollywood legends including Roy Rogers, Dick Curtis, and Russell Hayden —tired of travelling to far-off locations to shoot western movies, that were very popular at the time— decided to build a Wild West set, in the High Desert of Southern California, where directors could shoot movies and the […]


Oriental Painting Exhibition begins

TBT Report A 5- day long Oriental Painting Exhibition has opened yesterday which is organized by Oriental Painting Study Group (OPSG) jointly associated with The Daily Star and the Department of Oriental Art, University of Dhaka. The exhibition will continue till 13th of this month at Zainul Gallery of Faculty of Fine Art, University of […]

Dance speaks of human feelings, cultural identity: Speakers

RANGPUR : Leading cultural personalities have said dance always speaks of human feelings as well as life and living with love,affection, arts, devotion, emotion and cultural identity of any nation on the earth, reports BSS. They said this while taking part in a discussion organised in celebration of the International Dance Day- 2016, by Rangpur […]

Jungle Book takes big bite out of US box office

Disney’s new version of The Jungle Book has taken a big bite out of the US box office, topping it with $103.6m (£73.1m) in its opening weekend, reports BBC. Its debut was the second biggest April opening in history, behind only Furious 7’s $147.2m (£104m) launch in 2015. According to the studio, Jon Favreau’s film […]

Zootopia’ tramples rivals to top box office

LOS ANGELES : “Zootopia” retained its position at the top of the North American box office at the weekend, raking in $38 million to surge beyond $200 million since its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday, reports BSS. The animated Disney film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps, who works with a fox to solve […]

Zootopia’ sets record opening for Disney Animation Studios

Entertainment Desk Disney’s “Zootopia” bounced its way to $73.7 million in its US opening weekend, a record-setting box office debut for Disney Animation Studios, industry estimates showed Sunday, reports BSS. The film about intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps who works with a fox to solve a crime in the Zootopia animal kingdom topped the […]

Nicole Kidman doesn’t regret her marriage to Tom Cruise

Entertainment Desk Nicole Kidman has no regrets when it comes to her marriage to Tom Cruise. Kidman, who recently wrapped the stage production “Photograph 51” in London, spoke with the Evening Standard about her relationship with Cruise, which ended in 2001 after 10 years of marriage. Kidman and Cruise had one of the most highly-publicized […]

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES- Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced Saturday the birth of their second child, a baby boy. “He’s here!” Kardashian wrote in a Titter post, which linked to a page exclaiming “Kanye and I welcome our new baby boy!” The latest addition to the West family was born […]

The Unusual Border of Märket Island

Interesting News Märket is a small 3.3-hectare lump of rock located in the passage joining the Gulf of Bothnia to the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. The island is divided between the two countries since the Treaty of Fredrikshamn of 1809 defined the border between Sweden and the Russian Empire which ruled Finland at […]

The Neon Museum of Las Vegas

Interesting News Not too far from the Las Vegas strip lies a junkyard filled with huge neon signs – signs that once proudly adorned such famous nightclubs and casinos like Caesars Palace, Binions Horsehoe, Golden Nugget, Silver Slipper and the Stardust. Around 150 of these neon signs, no longer wanted by the businesses that commissioned […]

5 Most Impressive Blue Holes Around The World

TBT Desk A blue hole is an underwater sinkhole formed by the erosion of carbonate rocks and appears as a dark blue circle of water in the ocean. Blue holes are typically located in low-lying coastal regions, which were once above the sea level many thousand years ago. Intense karst activity – the process of […]

The Santa Justa Elevator in Lisbon

Interesting News The Santa Justa Elevator, Elevador de Santa Justa in Portuguese, is a historic outdoor elevator located in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the capital city of Lisbon, in Portugal. This early 20th century wrought iron elevator connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher level Largo do Carmo, and […]

The Petrifying Well of Knaresborough

Interesting News On the banks of the river Nidd, near the town of Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, is one of the oldest ‘entrance charging’ tourist attraction in England. It’s a petrifying well that was once thought to have been cursed by the devil, for whatever object the dripping waters touched, had been turned to stone. […]

Europe’s Disappearing Borders by Valerio Vincenzo

Interesting News Ever since the Schengen Agreement was signed in 1985, internal borders between a large number of European countries are gradually disappearing. The entire Schengen Area, comprising of 26 European countries and 16,500 kilometers of borders, have abolished passport and any type of border control allowing free movement of goods, information, money and people. […]