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Journalist Zaglul laid to rest with heavy hearts

Journalist Zaglul laid to rest with heavy hearts

With heavy hearts overshadowed with bereavement, people from all walks of life yesterday paid their last tribute to veteran journalist Zaglul Ahmed Chowdhury who died in a tragic road crash in the capital's Karwan Bazar on Saturday. He was 66. Today journalists will form a human chain before Jatiya Press Club protesting the death....

Elton John pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Elton John pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Sir Elton John has paid tribute to fallen Australian batsman Phillip Hughes and voiced his support for bowler Sean Abbott who delivered the ball that struck his fellow sportsman, report the Daily Telegraph. The British singer dedicated his 1974 hit, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, to the 26-year-old, who tragically died...

Musical tribute to the resilience of women

Musical tribute to the resilience of women

For years, wide-eyed children have listened to the enchanting tales of the Arabian Nights, also known as One Thousand and One Nights. Not everyone knows about its narrator, Persian queen Scheherazade, who cured her murderous husband King Shahrayar of his proclivity to behead a new wife every dawn. Her clever stratagem was to...

Last tribute to architect Mainul

Last tribute to architect Mainul

Hundreds of followers, admirers and well-wishers paid their last tributes to national memorial architect Syed Mainul Hossain at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka today. Mainul was laid to rest at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' graveyard in the capital around 3:30pm, one of his cousins told The Daily Star Online. The body of the prominent architect...

Feud over Piash Karim's wake heats up

A group of people last evening vowed to take Piash Karim's body to Central Shaheed Minar for a wake while some organisations threatened to resist them, intensifying a controversy that started soon after his death. The argument arose following Piash's cousin's announcement that the body will be taken to Central Shaheed Minar today for his fans, family and friends. On Monday, Chhatra Sangram Parishad, a platform of seven student bodies, in a press release said Piash had taken a stance in...

Tribute to music legends at Shilpakala

Music and Dance Department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has  arranged a three-day (May 19-21) memorial programme to pay tributes to music legends Baba Ustad Allauddin Khan, Kamal Dasgupta, Abdul Alim and Abdul Latif. The event, featuring a discussion and musical programme, is being held at the music and dance auditorium of BSA.   On the opening day BSA held a discussion with a musical programme in memory of legendary singer, composer Abdul Alim and Abdul Latif. Nazrul exponent Sudhin...

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