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Government for listing of Lalbagh Fort as world heritage site

  

Pns: Government wants Lalbagh Fort, the 17th century Mughal fort that stands before the Buriganga River in the southwestern part of Dhaka, to be inscribed as a world heritage site by UNESCO so that the fort can be better protected and preserved as a historic site.An initiative in this regard has been taken by the archaeology department and education and cultural society.A volunteer team consisting of fifteen local and foreign students has been formed under the initiative, which aims at...

Sridevi and Sanjay Dutt to reunite after 25-year gap

  

Pns: Abhishek Varman, who won accolades for his Arjun Kapoor-Alia Bhatt directorial debut, 2 States, based on Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name, is ready to roll with another Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala collaboration, three years later. The film could reunite Sanjay Dutt and Sridevi after a quarter of a century. It also features Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sonakshi Sinha. According to a source close to the development, the idea of the Partition drama germinated from Karan's...

Priyanka Chopra's Quantico renewed for season 3 despite low ratings

  

Pns: Actress Priyanka Chopra's American television show Quantico has been renewed for the third season. The 34-year-old actress announced on Twitter: "So excited about the season 3 pick up for #Quantico congrats to everyone who made it happen! #AlexParrish will be back soon (sic)." The show's renewal has surprised many because of the show's dwindling ratings and viewership.Quantico's rating has gone down by 45 per cent from season 1 to season 2 and its viewership dropped by 36 per...

  

Pns: For outstanding contribution in the film industry, popular Bangladeshi film star Ferdous Ahmed will be honoured at the 3rd Bangladesh Festival-- the biggest indoor Bengali Community Festival in Canada, which will be held on May 13 and 14 at the Toronto International Pavilion in Canada. Ferodus will receive the crest on the second day of the festival. Ferdous already left Dhaka yesterday for the event.Ferdous said regarding receiving honour in Canada, “I am going to get the award...

Bieber fever grips India ahead of first concert

  

Pns: Justin Bieber mania swept Mumbai on Wednesday as the Canadian pop star hit town to give his first concert in India in front of 45,000 fans."Beliebers" from across the nation have flocked to the commercial capital to see their idol perform hits like "Baby" and "Sorry" on the latest stop of his "Purpose World Tour"."I've been listening to his music for five years. I absolutely love him as an artist and I'm very excited to be seeing him," 18-year-old student Rahul Tiwari, who had...

Hayat Mahmud, Mita Haque receive ‘Rabindra Award 2017’

  

Pns: On the occasion of the 156th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore, like the previous years, Bangla Academy honoured two eminent personalities with Rabindra Award 2017. Bangla Academy this year honoured eminent essayist-poet Hayat Mamud and noted singer Mita Haq with Rabindra Puraskar 2017 on Sunday at a programme on the academy premises. Hayat Mamud has received the award for his research work on Tagore literature, while Mita Haq was awarded for her...

All set to celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary today

  

Pns: Marking the 156th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore today, an array of different programmes has been arranged to honour the legendary figure. Besides the government, various socio-cultural organisations have chalked out various programmes on the occasion across the country, including the capital and historic Katcharibari in Naogaon. As a part of the celebration, the main programme will be held at the Devendra Mancha of the Katcharibari in Naogaon district....

Activity holidays for single-parent families

  

Pns: Acorn Adventure specialises in active camping holidays for families in Wales, France, Italy and Spain. Accommodation is in tented “villages”, which are already set up, and all activities, meals and evening entertainment are included. Acorn runs a handful of trips exclusively for one-parent families, including a week in the Ardèche, southern France, the highlight of which is a two-day canoe trip along the Ardèche river gorge, with overnight bivouac camp. There will also be opportunities...

Ankon wins title of ‘Khude Gaanraj’

  

Pns: Everyone please pray for me, I want to go a long way with music”, child singer Ankon from Barisal who has become the new ‘Khude Gaanraj’, expressed his immediate reaction after winning the title of the popular children’s musical reality show this year. After he was crowned the ‘Khude Gaanraj’ of the show’s sixth season, Ankon received a cheque worth five lakh taka and certificates of 10-year scholarship in Cambrian School and College, and lifetime free treatment in Japan-Bangladesh...

France bans extremely thin models

  

Pns: A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into effect.Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate attesting to their overall physical health, with special regard to their body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight in relation to height.The health ministry says the aim is to fight eating disorders and inaccessible ideals of beauty.Digitally altered photos will also have to be labelled from 1 October.Images where a model's...

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