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Actor Lee Sun-kyun of Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite’ found dead

Actor Lee Sun-kyun of the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” has died, South Korea’s emergency office said Wednesday. Lee was found dead at a car in a central Seoul park on Wednesday, it said. Police earlier said an unconscious Lee was discovered at an unidentified Seoul location. South Korean media outlets including Yonhap news agency reported that police had been searching for ...

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Mahiya Mahi allotted ‘truck’ as electoral symbol

Actress Mahiya Mahi, who is set to contest the 12th national elections as an independent candidate, has been allotted “truck” as her electoral symbol. Shamim Ahmed, deputy commissioner and returning officer of Rajshahi, allotted the symbol on Monday. Mahi said she herself chose the truck as her electoral symbol. The Election Commission started allocating electoral symbols to 38 aspirants candidates ...

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Kate Garraway’s husband Derek Draper in ‘very serious condition’ in hospital

The husband of ITV presenter Kate Garraway is in a “very serious condition” after being in and out of hospital since contracting Covid in March 2020. Former political adviser Derek Draper, 56, had been living with extreme complications from the disease and has long-lasting damage to his organs. On Sunday it was reported he was back in hospital after another ...

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Veteran singer Anup Ghoshal passes away

Veteran singer-composer Anup Ghoshal passed away at the age of 78 on Friday. He passed away at a private hospital in south Kolkata. He was in the hospital for the last seven days. He had also contested the 2011 West Bengal Assembly Elections on Trinamool Congress’ ticket. Ghoshal had won from Uttarpara constituency. Mourning his demise, West Bengal Chief Minister ...

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Mahiya Mahi show-caused for breaching polls code

The Election Commission has served a show-cause notice to Sharmin Akhter Nipa alias Mahiya Mahi, an independent candidate for Rajshahi-1 constituency, for violating the election code of conducts. Sessions Judge Md Abu Sayed, also chairman of election investigation committee of the constituency, served the show-cause notice. According to the notice, Mahi has been asked to give an explanation on December ...

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Southbank Centre announces new South Asian Sounds music series 

      Pratibha Singh Baghel © Inner Circle Entertainment; Kiss Nuka © Sudhir Dasgupta; Ustad Nishat Khan © Nishat Khan Archive The Southbank Centre has announced a new series, South Asian Sounds, celebrating the rich and varied musical traditions of the wider Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Afghan diaspora as well as ambitious UK-based artists and collectives working at the intersection of cultures ...

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Singer Dolly Sayantani joins BNM

Popular singer Dolly Sayantani has joined the Bangladesh Nationalist Movement (BNM). She formally joined the BNM at the central office of the BNM central office on Monday afternoon. Apart from her, former MP of Brahmanbaria-1 constituency M Shafi Mahmud, Chowdhury Group of Industries proprietor Jahangir Alam Chowdhury.

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Shakira settles tax case with €7.5m fine

Colombian pop star Shakira has reached a deal with Spanish prosecutors to settle a tax fraud case, just as her trial was about to begin, BBC reports. The singer has paid a €7.5m (£6.5m) fine – prosecutors had wanted to jail her for eight years and fine her €23.8m (£20.8m) if found guilty. She had faced tax fraud allegations for ...

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Three celebrities get AL nomination

Three celebrates have been nominated by the Awami League (AL) for the 12th parliamentary election. AL nominated popular actor Asaduzzaman Noor for Nilphamari -2 constituency, singer Momtaz for Manikganj-2, and actor Ferdous Ahmed for Dhaka-10 Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader announced the names of the party’s nominees for 300 parliamentary seats at the Awami League central office on Bangabandhu ...

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Farooki’s ‘Shonibar Bikel’ to be released on Indian OTT platform Sony LIV

Acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s much-anticipated film ‘Shonibar Bikel (Saturday Afternoon)’ which has been stuck in a censorship dispute for more than four years is now finally getting released for global audiences via the Indian OTT platform Sony LIV. The director confirmed this on Wednesday in a post on his official Facebook profile. “Saturday Afternoon is coming to an OTT ...

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