Kolkata all geared up

August 30, 2011

While it is still all very hazy here about Argentina’s arrival and their schedule thereafter, Kolkata is gearing up in full swing for the September 2 friendly between Argentina and Venezuela.
Argentine football coach Alejandro Sabella and goalkeeper Estaban Andrada along with 15 officials arrived in Kolkata town yesterday morning heightening the football fever that has already Read more

Eid likely tomorrow

August 30, 2011

Holidaymakers leaving city 
With the Eid-ul-Fitr only hours away, hundreds of people are heading homes withstanding the sufferings on the way.
The Muslims in the country will celebrate their biggest religious festival tomorrow if the moon is sighted today. In case the moon is not sighted today, the Eid will be observed tomorrow.
The three-day public holiday starts today.
Although the homebound rush started a few days ago, an unending stream of people crowded the Gabtoli, Sayedabad and Mohakhali bus terminals and Kamalapur Read more

Mahfuz acts in over 10 plays in Eid

August 29, 2011

Popular TV actor-director Mahfuz Ahmed has acted in over 10 single-episode plays and tele-films to be aired in different private TV channels during the Eid festival. Audience will get to see Mahmuz in different roles in many of the Eid specials.
‘I have performed in 10-12 single-episode plays and tele-films for the upcoming Eid. The viewers will Read more

Sakib can’t wait for Messi

August 29, 2011

While the entire country is gripped by the Lionel Messi fever with the arrival time of the Argentine superstar looming close, national cricket captain Sakib al Hasan is also not an exception.
Sakib, currently Bangladesh’s biggest sporting icon, is a keen follower of Messi, so much so that he even recently switched his support to Barcelona from English football giants Chelsea Read more

BFF ball-boys cherish the special occassion

August 29, 2011

Abu Bakar Siddique never thought he will get an opportunity to see Lionel Messi from so close let alone being involved in a game played by the Argentine superstar in some capacity.
But his dream is all set to come true as Bakar, 14, is one of the 16 young footballers selected to work as a ball-boys and flag-bearers at the Bangabandhu National Stadium during the September Read more

Zahid plays diverse characters in Eid

August 29, 2011

Zahid Hasan fans will get a different taste of their favourite actor’s performance in the upcoming Eid.  The powerful actor Zahid Hasan will perform in diverse interesting characters in four single episode Eid plays and one tele-film are to be aired on different TV channels.
Zahid Hasan will appear as the celebrity in the comedy of error Jonoiko Zahid Hasan, which Rtv will Read more

Eid dance show ‘Tumi Jekhane Ami Sekhane’

August 29, 2011

Eid special dance programme ‘Tumi Jekhane Ami Sekhane’ will be aired on Banglavision at 6:05pm on the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Popular stars including Shokh, Niloy, Milon, Mimo, Munmun and Nisa will perform some duet and group dances along with some legendary romantic songs including ‘Tumi jekhane ami sekhane’, ‘Ami ekdin tomai na dekhile’, ‘Tumi aj kotha diyechho’ Read more

Airtel launches second telefilm ‘Bhalobashi Tai, Bhalobeshe Jai’

August 29, 2011

This Eid, Airtel, private mobile company, brings the multi-dimensional love story ‘Bhalobashi Tai, Bhalobeshe Jai,’  a drama made up of three inter-woven love stories of different relationships. 
The Telefilm is produced by Shihab Shaheen, who also directed the Airtel telefilm “Bhalobashi Tai,” which aired on pahela boishakh. ‘Bhalobashi Tai’ became one of the most Read more

Eid on FM radio channels

August 29, 2011

The radio stations of the country are taking preparations to celebrate upcoming Eid festival with great enthusiasm through arranging a range of special programmes starting from the day before Eid day and continuing till the third day of the festival.
A drama Formalin Prem starring Tishma, Mimi, Mahmud Shahin and Shafiq Tuhin will be aired at Read more

Memories of Eid past

August 29, 2011

Abdus Shakoor Shah
Artist Abdus Shakoor Shah is widely recognised for folk motifs and visual ballads in his paintings.
The artist reminisced on his childhood at Nishindhara in Bogra district.
“When I was a child, Bogra and the entire northern region were greatly neglected in terms of economic development. There was a big Eidgah Maidan by our village where people from Read more

Three Shakib Khan films to be released this Eid

August 29, 2011

Movie theatres around the country are inundated with Shakib Khan films. In addition to the ones already running, three new films starring the actor will be released this Eid: Shahin Suman’s “Tiger Number One”, Badiul Alam’s “Ekbar Bolo Bhalobashi” and MB Manik’s “Jan Korban”.
Khan is working on six movies at present. And a dozen are almost complete: Mohammad Hossain Jemi’s Read more

Purnima in a new act

August 29, 2011

Leading silver screen actress Purnima is now equally prominent on TV. She has done several plays that will be aired this Eid. She will be playing a lead role in “Nilimar Prante”, directed by S.A. Haque Alik, to be telecast on Channel i.
Maasranga Television will air the play “Omanisha” this Eid. The play is also directed and written by S.A. Haque Alik and Purnima’s co-actor is Shahriar Shubho Read more

Erotic dancer forces flight to turn back

August 29, 2011

A flight from Moscow to London was turned back when a drunken female passenger started performing erotic dances in front of shocked passengers.
The 7am flight from Moscow’s main Domodedovo airport did an about-turn 15 minutes after the take-off on Friday because of the 39-year-old woman’s antics, Ria Novosti news agency reported.
”The woman was in a state Read more

Housewife killed by husband

August 29, 2011

A husband stabbed his wife following a row over money at the city’s Mohammadpur on Saturday night, police and family members said.
The victim Amena Khatun, 40, wife of Arshed Ali, was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday morning with stab injuries to her head, hands, back and Read more

Aamir Khan: ‘I want to hug Anna Hazare’

August 28, 2011

Actor Aamir Khan visited the Ramlila Maidan yesterday to meet with Anna Hazare, whose hunger strike has attracted a great deal of media attention.
The 74-year-old activist had been fasting for 12 days in a bid to highlight the depth of corruption in public life.
Speaking to NDTV, Khan said: “Anna has not eaten for 12 days… I am worried about you. In everyone’s Read more

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor reunite on screen

August 28, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will reunite on screen for Sudhir Mishra’s directorial venture Mehrunnisa. The actors were last seen together on screen 28 years ago in Manmohan Desai’s Coolie.
A source told The Times of India: “It is a script that Sudhir Mishra started writing in 1996. However, it failed to take off that time. Saurabh Shukla is writing the dialogues for the Read more

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan issues legal notice to UTV

August 28, 2011

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has reportedly issued a legal notice to Madhur Bhandarkar and UTV prohibiting the use of the footage and stills she shot for Heroine earlier this year.
The actress was dropped from the film after announcing her pregnancy, since director Madhur Bhandarkar felt it would be too difficult for her to continue with the demanding shoot Read more

David Beckham ‘hires armed guard to protect family’

August 28, 2011

David Beckham and his family are under protection from an armed guard, it has been claimed.
The footballer was shadowed by a minder, thought to be an off-duty policeman, as he played with his three sons on Malibu Beach in LA recently, the Daily Star Sunday reports. The guard wore a holstered pistol, without its magazine of bullets Read more

Freida doesn’t shop at flea markets

August 28, 2011

Freida Pinto admits her life has changed since she became famous – as she no longer has to shop for her own clothes from flea markets.
Freida Pinto no longer shops at flea markets now she is famous.
“I have access to certain things that I wouldn’t ever have before. I used to go down to the flea markets and put these things together and take them to my tailor to be fixed up. And Read more

Mel Gibson And Ex-Girlfriend Reach Settlement

August 28, 2011

Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have reached a financial and custody agreement after their long-running court battle according to Associated Press. Mel Gibson has been locked in a bitter dispute with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva over the custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Lucia. However, late on Friday night Los Angeles Superior Court officials said in a statement “As the result of a multiday Read more

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