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Julia Roberts to make Broadway debut

Julia Roberts-Richard Gere starrer hit 1990 American romantic comedy is all set to get a Broadway musical, confirms Garry Marshal. The veteran writer-producer said he is collaborating on the theatrical version with producer Paula Wagner and the author of the original screenplay, J F Lawton, reported People magazine.“I had so much fun doing Pretty Woman the first time around that ...

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Shashi Kapoor gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Charming Shashi Kapoor, whose nuanced acts in memorable films like “Deewar”, “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, “Trishul” and “Kabhi Kabhie” captivated Hindi film buffs, will be conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2014, it was announced on Monday.The veteran actor-producer, 77, is the 46th winner of the honour, conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian ...

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Shahid Kapoor confirms wedding

Bollywood heart-throb Shahid Kapoor has confirmed he is getting married in December this year.Since the day, the news of him getting married to Delhi girl Mira Rajput in December broke, the media went in to tizzy over confirmation and denials, while Shahid kept mum. But last night at the HT Style awards the Haider actor.”I’m not engaged yet but marriage ...

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Liberation War Museum celebrates 19th anniv

The Liberation War Museum is hosting a weeklong cultural festival to celebrate its 19th founding anniversary as well as the Independence Day at its Segun Bagicha office in Dhaka. The event, which began on Sunday, is featuring dance, music,  recitation and theatre – presented by different cultural  organisations and culturally-based student organisations every evening.On the opening day on Sunday, painter ...

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Radhika won`t render songs that objectify women

Actress Radhika Apte, who picks content-driven films, says she would not do an item song, which objectifies women.Asked if she’s willing to do item songs in Bollywood, the Hunterrr said, “It all depends on what it is. What is item number? It is a song and dance sequence. But if you are objectifying a woman and if that’s the sole ...

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Moushumi to work for UNFPA`s breastfeeding awareness campaign

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. It expands the  possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. With the participation of world’s top celebrities it has been working to create different awareness programmes among the people ...

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EU condemns online activist’s murder in Bangladesh

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, it said one month after the killing of blogger Avijit Roy, “this vile aggression again calls for the EU to reiterate its strong attachment to freedom of expression, which constitutes an essential element of a democratic society”. Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon also expressed his condolences to Babu’s family. Police are yet to crack ...

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Number of students taking HSC examinations drops in 2015

Altogether 1,073, 884 students will take the tests that are starting from Apr 1 amid anti-government agitations sponsored by the BNP and its allies. The number was 67,490 students more last year. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday told reporters that this year’s HSC examinees were from the first batch of students who took the JSC exams. “This could ...

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International Cricket Cou ncil names World Cup XI

Melbourne- New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council’s team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. The New Zealand skipper is one of five Black Caps in the side that also includes three Australians. “McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative ...

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Lightning kills 6 in two districts in Bangladesh

Six people were killed by lightning in Chapainawabganj and Naladeshogaon districts on Monday evening. In Chapainawabganj, including a child, four people were killed by lightning at Charbaghdanga under Sadar Upazila in the district around 8:00pm. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. In Naogaon, two people were killed by lightning at Kushmari village under Dhamirhat Upazila in ...

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