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Oscars 2018: Star Wars’ Mark Hamill on why he’d rather watch from home

Oscars 2018: Star Wars’ Mark Hamill on why he’d rather watch from home

He’s going to the Oscars for the first time in four decades – but Star Wars’ Mark Hamill says he’d rather be watching the ceremony in his pyjamas, reports BBC. Hamill – Luke Skywalker in the films – last attended in 1978 when Star Wars: A New Hope was up for best picture. Speaking at […]

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Rongoprobesh 2018 begins Friday at IUB

A two-day Bharatanatyam festival ‘Rongoprobesh 2018’ will begin on Friday evening at the auditorium of Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB). The second edition of ‘Rongoprobesh’ will be organised by IUB and Shadhona’s sister organisation ‘Kolpotoru’. The first edition of Rongoprobesh was held in 2015. A solo Bharatanatyam Margam will be presented by dancer Arthy Ahmed […]

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Belarussian student becomes first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

A psychology student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, was chosen Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever edition of the beauty pageant held in Warsaw on Saturday, reports BSS. “Fight your anxiety and your fears,” the 23-year-old Chichikova said at a gala evening after the contestants had presented themselves in national costumes and evening dresses in elaborated […]

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Stephen Frears to be honoured at Venice film festival

British filmmaker Stephen Frears will be honoured at the Venice film festival for making a contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema, reports Times of India. The director, who helmed critical-acclaimed films such as ‘The Queen’, ‘The Grifters’ and most recently ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, will be felicitated with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker award at […]

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Julia Michaels : ‘Dare to suck’

The songs she’s written for other artists, including Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Ed Sheeran’s Dive and Selena Gomez’s Hands To Myself, have clocked up more than 8 billion streams worldwide, reports BBC. They’re all songs that feel deeply personal – even when the artist doesn’t get a writing credit. And that’s Julia’s secret: She persuades pop […]

Singer Rezwana Choudhury gets ‘Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal’

DHAKA : Eminent Bangladeshi Rabindra Sangeet singer and Chairman of Dhaka University (DU) Dance Department, Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya yesterday received the ‘Feroza Begum Memorial Gold Medal and Award’. Marking the 91st birth anniversary of late legendary Nazrul Sangeet exponent Feroza Begum, DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique handed over the award to her at a […]

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Indian films ‘Omerta’, ‘Mukkabaaz’ selected for Toronto Film

Director Hansal Mehta’s ‘Omerta’, Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Mukkabaaz’, and Bornila Chatterjee’s ‘The Hungry’ are the three Indian films that will have their world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, reports Times of India In ‘Omerta’, which features Mehta’s perennial favourite Rajkummar Rao, the director recounts the story of infamous British-born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, […]

Govt takes programmes to promote cultural practice : Noor

KUSHTIA : Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor said yesterday present government has undertaken elaborate programmes to promote cultural practice in the grassroots level to root out militancy. The government has appointed around 100 Musical Instrument Teachers at educational institutions across the country, he added, reports BSS. Noor said this at Kushtia Shilpakala Academy after laying the […]

7 named for ‘Shilpakala Award 2016’

DHAKA : Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy yesterday announced the names of seven persons for the ‘Shilpakal Award 2016’ in seven categories, reports BSS. Those getting the award are: Pabitra Mohan Dey in instrumental music, Md Golam Mostafa Khan in dance, Golam Mustafa in photography, Kalidas Karmaker in fine arts, Sirajuddin Pathan in folk culture, Syed Jamil […]

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Katie Price unveils new novel

Former glamour model Katie Price has unveiled the cover for her next novel ‘Playing With Fire’, which will be available later this year, reports Times of India. The 39-year-old television personality took to social media to share a first glimpse of the artwork for her 11th novel, which she announced would hit shelves on October […]

Nomination proposals sought for Ekushey Padak-2018

DHAKA : The government has sought nomination proposals for Ekushey Padak-2018 from all ministries, different departments, institutions and the recipients of Swadhinata Padak and Ekushey Padak by October 2 next. The award, introduced in memory of the martyrs of Language Movement, will be given in different categories including language movement, Shilpakala (music, dance, acting and […]