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Momotaz awarded honourary doctorate in India
Arts & Entertainment

Momotaz awarded honourary doctorate in India

Eminent folk artiste and Member of Parliament Momotaz Begum was recently awarded an honourary doctorate degree in Tamil Nadu’s Global Human Peace University for her contributions in folk music and the society over the past 30 years.

I never expected to be treated like this: Tapan Chowdhury
Arts & Entertainment

I never expected to be treated like this: Tapan Chowdhury

Renowned musician Tapan Chowdhury has been living in Canada for a long time, but he often visits Bangladesh for his musical commitments. He decided to stay in Canada for the safety of his family during the pandemic, but after receiving an invitation to sing at the celebrations for the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, he was more than happy to come back to the country.

Farida Parveen hospitalised after contracting Covid-19
Arts & Entertainment

Farida Parveen hospitalised after contracting Covid-19

Noted singer Farida Parveen, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, is undergoing treatment at Universal Medical College Hospital in Dhaka.

Recession drama 'Nomadland' wins best film at BAFTA awards Arts & Entertainment

Recession drama 'Nomadland' wins best film at BAFTA awards

US recession drama "Nomadland", about a community of van dwellers, was the big winner at Britain's BAFTA awards on Sunday, scooping best film and prizes for its Chinese-born director Chloe Zhao and leading actress Frances McDormand.

 Kakoli Dewan no more Arts & Entertainment

Kakoli Dewan no more

Noted singer Kakoli Dewan passed away yesterday night in Dhaka. The artiste was admitted to Mugda Medical College and Hospital. She was suffering from chronic kidney complications for some time, and had also tested positive for Covid-19 in the last days of March this year, according to her son, beatboxer Moktadir Dewan.

Farid Ahmed on life support Arts & Entertainment

Farid Ahmed on life support

National Award winning music director Farid Ahmed is in the Intensive Care Unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital.

Farida Parveen tests positive for Covid-19 Arts & Entertainment

Farida Parveen tests positive for Covid-19

Ekushey Padak-winning singer Farida Parveen tested positive for Covid-19, according to her son Imam Zafar Nomani. "My mother has been unwell for a few days. She took the Covid-19 test on April 7, and the result came out positive,” he adds.

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