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‘Avatar 2’ success proves cinema in post-pandemic ‘resurgence’: Cameron

The huge success of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron’s sequel which is approaching $2 billion at the global box office, proves that “movies are back with a resurgence” after the pandemic, the Canadian director said. “We’ve had a year to see that this resurgence isn’t just a fluke, or just one film,” Cameron told AFP this week in Los ...

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Men’s fashion week goes live in Milan, Gucci brings back the boys

The return of Gucci to the menswear catwalk calendar, robust sales of Italian fashion and a farewell to the pandemic-imposed trend of virtual shows — it’s all systems go for men’s fashion week in Milan which opened Friday. Promising spectacle and optimism after a year in which sales of Italian fashion showed the strongest growth of the last 20 years, ...

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Shakib guides Barishal to 3rd BPL 2023 win

Shakib Al Hasan powered Fortune Barishal to their third victory in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) with the bat Saturday in Chattogram. Riding on the all-rounder’s 45-ball 81, Barishal beat Comilla Victorians by 12 runs. Earlier, Comilla won the toss and sent Barishal in to bat first. The opening batters failed to get going, but Shakib, coming in at number ...

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Dhaka to request Washington to reconsider sanctions on RAB

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said Bangladesh would request the United States to reconsider the sanctions imposed on elite force Rab and withdraw the sanctions considering its positive role in the country. “Rab is now much more mature. We will have a request that they (US) should reconsider the decision,” he told reporters after attending a discussion at ...

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Govt destroys the spirit of liberation war: Mirza Fakhrul

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that Awami League government has destroyed the spirit of the liberation war of 1971. He made the remark in a briefing following a joint meeting of the party and its associate bodie held at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka on Saturday on the occasion of the 87th birth ...

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4 more elderly devotees die on Ijtema maidan

So far, seven devotees, who came to attend the first phase of Biswa Ijtema, have died at the Ijtema maidan due to old age complications. Of them, four devotees died from Friday night to Saturday morning. The deceased were Nurul Haque, 63, of Sylhet, Abu Taiab alias Abu Taleb, 90 of Gazipur district, Habibullah Habi, 68 of Keraniganj upazila in ...

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IMF DMD arrives to finalise $4.5bn loan

Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Antoinette Monsio Sayeh arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day visit to Bangladesh. She will stay in Dhaka till January 18. During her visit, Sayeh will meet with the prime minister, finance minister, governor of Bangladesh Bank and other senior officials of the government. According to finance ministry sources, ...

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BNP announces programs marking Zia’s 87th birth anniversary

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday announced a 10-day programme to observe the 87th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman on January 19. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programmes after a joint meeting of the party and its associate bodies at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office in the morning. “In the current context, Ziaur Rahman is ...

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Chattogram will see magical changes once Karnaphuli Tunnel is completed: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that Chattogram will see magical changes once Karnaphuli Tunnel is completed. He was speaking at an opinion sharing meeting with journalists held at Chattogram Circuit House in the port city on Friday morning. Quader said Bangladesh has foreign exchange reserves worth five months of import. Though inflation shoot up more than 9 ...

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Electricity price hike will worsen sufferings of commoners: Fakhrul

Strongly condemning and protesting the government’s move to power price hike, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that since the present government was not elected by people, it has taken an illogical decision to raise electricity prices. “This decision to price hike of electricity is an anti-people and ill motivated. Since this government was not elected by ...

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