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The curtain rises on Dhaka Lit Fest 2017

  

The seventh edition of the Dhaka Lit Fest begins on Thursday at Bangla Academy premises.Even the rain and gloomy weather couldn’t stop the book lovers to gather at the occasion.directors on thursday raised the curtains on Dhaka Literary Festival, a three-day festival at the Bangla Academy premises.Esber, know by the pen name Adonis, along with the others inaugurated the festival unveiling by the graffiti novel "Mujib" on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman around 11:00am.More...

AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies

  

Pns: Australian music pioneer George Young, a driving force behind AC/DC which was fronted by his brothers Angus and Malcolm, has died aged 70, the band and his publishing house said Monday. Young shot to fame in the 1960s as a member of Sydney-based The Easybeats and became an established songwriter, penning classics like "Love is in the Air" and "Friday on my Mind" with long-time collaborator Harry Vanda.But he was best known for his behind-the-scenes work helping create one of...

5 ex-presidents gather for hurricane relief concert

  

Pns: President Donald Trump praises the five former U.S. presidents who attended a hurricane relief concert in a Texas college town tonight, in a video played at the event. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush came together for the "One America Appeal" concert at Texas A&M University's Reed Arena in College Station to raise money for relief efforts from the recent hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico...

Tamalika in radio drama after 30 years

  

Pns: After long 30 years, actress Tamalika Karmakar has acted for a Bangladesh Betar drama serial titled ‘Reba O Tar Biral’. Scripted by Dhaka University professor Tariq Manzoor, the drama has been produced by Syeda Farida Ferdousi. Tamalika Karmakar participated in recording of the drama serial consisting 56 episodes, last week. Tamalika started acting at the age of 3. She secured best award in recitation, acting and dance category in ‘Notun Kuri’ in 1978 and 1980. From then, she is...

´Thor: Ragnarok´ could cap record year for Marvel

  

Pns: It may not get the same affection lavished on "Iron Man" or "Captain America," but the "Thor" franchise looks set to complete a record year for Marvel on its opening weekend. Bolstered by glowing early reviews, "Thor: Ragnarok" -- the third instalment of the God of Thunder´s intergalactic exploits -- is projected to take $90 to $100 million from Friday through Sunday.If it hits the higher end of that estimate, the Disney-owned studio will celebrate its first hat-trick of...

Deepika to be part of Shah Rukh's next movie

  

Pns: Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone confirmed that she will be a part of Shah Rukh-starrer Aanand L Rai's next movie, according to Indian media. During an interview with a leading media channel, Deepika revealed that she has a cameo in the movie. She shared: "It’s a cameo and it was fun. Shah Rukh just called me up and said that they wanted to do something special and it happened. And I believe that if the heart is in the right place, it works out.""Literally, he just...

Aparna, Milon to appear as siblings in ‘Akashe Megh Nei’

  

Pns: Popular actors Anisur Rahman Milon and Aparna Ghosh have acted together once again in a new drama serial titled ‘Akashe Megh Nei’. They will appear as siblings in the drama serial directed by young TV drama maker Rashed Raha. Ferari Farhad has written the screenplay based on his own story idea. DhakaLive has news that the shooting of the drama serial has begun in the capital’s Uttara area in the meantime. Milon said about working in this 104-episode drama serial, “The work seems...

Folk singer shot dead in India

  

Pns: A 22-year-old Indian singer was shot dead yesterday on her way back home in Delhi after a performance in Haryana's Panipat. Harshita Dahiya was shot six times in her neck and forehead and died instantly, NDTV reports quoting police.The singer, who specialised in Haryana folk songs, was returning to Delhi after a show at a village in Panipat. Around 4:00 pm, two men in a black car allegedly overtook her car and blocked it."A car overtook her vehicle near Chamrara village...

Harvey Weinstein is a monster: JJ Abrams

  

Pns: Director J J Abrams has joined the growing uproar in Hollywood condemning the sexual abuse women had to suffer at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, calling the media mogul “a monster”. The 51-year-old filmmaker said it was time to recognise the efforts of those people who came forward to call out monsters such as the producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Someone said to me the other day that they are sick of hearing people talk about how disgusting it is. I don’t think...

Oscars board expels Harvey Weinstein

  

Pns: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein on Saturday, vowing that the era of "shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior" in the movie industry was over. An emergency meeting of its 54-member board of governors, which includes stars such as Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Laura Dern, voted "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority," it said in a statement."We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not...

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