Leading global smartphone brand Vivo has roped in actress and model Bidya Sinha Mim as its brand ambassador for its flagship V series.
The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone
Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone.
Kabori: The great heroine of Bangladeshi cinema departs
The latest celebrity to lose the battle to coronavirus is a veteran Bangladeshi actress and former Awami League MP Sarah Begum Kabori. She was 70.
On Prince Philip’s passing away
Late Prince Philip was a dignified personality who helped modernize the monarchy and guided the Royal Family at the time of crisis.
Philip, in role with no job description, was queen’s bedrock
“There was no precedent,” he said when he turned 90. “If I asked somebody, ‘What do you expect me to do?’ They all looked blank. They had no idea.”
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99
His life spanned nearly a century of European history, starting with his birth as a member of the Greek royal family and ending as Britain’s longest serving consort during a turbulent reign.
Remembering Shahnaz Rahmatullah
Dhaka, Mar 24 : Tuesday marked the second death anniversary of legendary Bengali singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah, often referred to as the “Queen of modern Bangla music”.
Royal family says Harry, Meghan racism charges ‘concerning’
Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that allegations of racism made earlier this week by Prince Harry and Meghan were “concerning” and would be addressed privately by the royal family.
Oprah’s deft royal interview shows why she’s still the queen
While the couple drew both strong support and rebukes for detailing why they fled Britain and their royal roles, Winfrey burnished her stature as a master interviewer.
Eminent actor ATM Shamsuzzaman passes away
Eminent silver screen actor ATM Shamsuzzaman died early Saturday. He was 80.
Prof Anisuzzaman’s 84th birth anniversary today
Thursday marks the 84th birth anniversary of the Ekushey Padak winner late national professor Anisuzzaman, one of the most prolific and respected Bangladeshi academics.
Prince Philip, 99, in hospital ‘as a precaution’
The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital on Tuesday evening “as a precautionary measure” after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace has said.
Remembering Humayun Faridee
Dhaka, Feb 13 (UNB): The ninth death anniversary of iconic Bangladeshi actor Humayun Faridee is being observed on Saturday. The Ekushey Padak winning legendary artiste breathed his last on February 13, 2012, in Dhaka at the age of 59. Several…
A Tribute to King Hussein
M ZAHIDUL HAQUE The people of Jordan on February 7 marked the 22 nd death anniversary of Late King Hussein who passed away due to cancer on February 7, 1999, at the age of only 63 years. King Hussein is…
Ekushey Padak winning poet Rabiul Hussain’s birth anniversary today
Culture Desk The 78th birth anniversary of Ekushey Padak winning late poet and architect Rabiul Hussain is being observed on Sunday. Hussain was born on January 31, 1943 in Rotidanga village, Shailkupa under Jhenaidah. His journey as a prolific architect…
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
LOS ANGELES (AP/UNB) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.
Pandemic gives us opportunity to protect the world
‘No Going Back’ to that world because it was heading towards the end of human existence on this planet — as a result of global warming, the process of extreme concentration of wealth in a few hands, and invasion of artificial intelligence to make human beings redundant in the world.
Sir Brian Urquhart: Embodiment of the UN
By James A. Paul NEW YORK, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) – Sir Brian Urquhart, who died on January 2 at the age of 101, served the United Nations in high posts for four decades, beginning in the organization’s earliest days.
Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to ‘kindness of strangers’
LONDON (AP/UNB) — One of the traditional fixtures of any Christmas Day is to see Queen Elizabeth II and her family go to church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic has made sure of that.
Biden, Harris named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’
Washington, AP/UNB, Dec 11 – Time magazine has named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year.”
Richard Falk, Citizen Pilgrim for Justice & Peace, Turns 90
By Jan Oberg We are blessed by having a number of peace and future scholars, world-leading in their professions, who have followed world events over many decades and continue to be committed to world order change and public education.
2 Bangladeshi women named in BBC 100 Women 2020 list
Two Bangladeshi women are named in the list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020 revealed by the BBC. Rina Akter, a former sex worker, and Rima Sultana Rimu, a teacher, are the two Bangladeshi…
Crusade on cyberbullying brings Sadat Children’s Peace Prize
Dhaka, Nov 14 – Sadat Rahman, 17, from Bangladesh has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020. The award was presented to Sadat on Friday by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai during a ceremony in the Netherlands.
Veteran lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul Haque dies
Eminent lawyer and former Attorney General Barrister Rafique-ul Haque, who had dealt with many high-profile cases during his legal career, died at a hospital in the city on Saturday. He was 85.
Bangladesh civil society commemorate Father Timm
The civil society on Friday commemorated Father RW Timm for his great contribution to rebuilding war-torn Bangladesh, alleviating the plight of disaster-hit people and the country’s education.
2 Americans win Nobel prize in economics for auction theory
Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats,” reports AP.
Nobel to WFP Delivering Life-Saving Sustenance to Millions
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Oct 9 2020 (IPS) – With the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations and its affiliated agencies continue to hold a monopoly of one of the…
UN’s World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize
The United Nations’ World Food Program on Friday won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe.
American poet Louise Glück wins Nobel literature prize
Stockholm, AP/UNB, Oct 08 – American poet Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her “candid and uncompromising” work, which looks unflinchingly and with biting humour at loss and trauma, especially in family life.
2 scientists win Nobel chemistry prize for gene-editing tool
Stockholm, AP/UNB, Oct 07 – Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for developing a way of editing genes likened to “molecular scissors” that offer the promise of one day curing inherited diseases.