Messi propels Argentina to the World Cup final, Alvarez scores twice

Sports Desk : It fit the occasion. Argentina and Croatia, two modern football powerhouses, faced off in the FIFA World Cup’s first semifinal in Qatar’s Lusail Stadium in front of a packed audience. However, one man and one phenomenon, Lionel Messi stole the show. Messi scored one goal and assisted on two more as … Read more

2022: Will Smith Oscar slap, Kanye West rants, Depp-Heard trial and other headline-grabbing incidents

Entertainment Desk :

At the 94th Academy Awards in March, Will Smith startled the world by punching Chris Rock in the face. Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, was mocked by Rock. 15.36 million people watched the Oscars this year, up 50% from 10.4 million in 2021.

Many initially thought the incident was scripted by the Academy, but when Smith, after being seated, yelled at Rock for not saying his wife’s name, it became evident that it was real. Real.

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Oscars 2023: Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish’s tracks among 82 Original Song nominees

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“Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga and “Nobody Like U” by Billie Eilish are on the list of Original Song nominees for the 2022 Oscars. There are 82 songs that have made it into the section.

All of the eighty-two songs are ones that have been popular for a long time. It also includes Rihanna’s ‘Lift me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, ‘Ciao Papa’ from Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ and more. The one song that didn’t make it to the cut was Doja Cat’s ‘vegas’ from Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’. It was declared ineligible because the song wasn’t entirely original. It bears resemblance to Presley’s classic song ‘Hound Dog’.

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Jasmin Selberg of Germany crowned Miss International 2022

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Source: screenshot from Miss International livestream

German contestant Jasmin Selberg won the title of Miss International 2022 on Tuesday, December 13 at the Tokyo, Japan finals.

Jasmin is the fourth German to win the crown, and she beat out 65 other contestants to do so.

Jasmin took over the title from Bint Sireethorn Leearamwat, Miss International 2019, in 2019.

Since both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the pageant were called off owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, Thailand’s Bint kept her title for over three years.

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Farmers find hope in solar-powered irrigation

EAM Asaduzzaman

Life is easier now for Abu Taleb, 45, a potato farmer of Saddyo Puskuruni village in Rangpur.

A year ago, high irrigation costs for diesel-run pumps, which he bore out-of-pocket, made it difficult for him to provide for his three children.

Now, after switching to solar-powered irrigation, his livelihood has changed for the better. “I can now afford new clothes and nutritious food for my family,” he said.

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The 100th video on Shelu Barua’s YouTube channel

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Shelu Barua, a singer of Nazrul Sangeet, made a YouTube channel called “Nazrul Sangeet Adi Sure” to teach Nazrul Sangeet to music students. He had only put 20 videos on this channel when he started.
Now, the artist has a total of 100 videos under his belt.

The 100th video uploaded to his channel is titled “Jare Hat Diye Mala Dite Paronai”, a special song because Shelu himself sang it in front of Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The noted singer created the YouTube channel with the goal of teaching the original melodies and lyrics of Nazrul Sangeet to music enthusiasts.

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Nora Fatehi-Jacqueline Fernandez dispute: Nora sued Jacqueline for defamation—why?

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Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has sued Jacqueline Fernandez for defamation, saying that Fernandez made maliciously defamatory statements about her.

Fatehi says that Fernandez tried to criminally defame her in order to ruin her career and further her own goals. This is because they both work in the same industry and have similar backgrounds, among other things.

On December 2, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had questioned Fatehi regarding conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s Rs 200 crore money laundering case.

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It’s Rajinikanth’s 72nd birthday today

Entertainment Desk :

Today, the legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth turns 72. Family, friends, celebrities, and fans of the veteran actor all took to social media to wish him a happy birthday.

Renowned actors and directors including Kamal Haasan, Dulquer Salmaan, Anirudh Ravichander, KS Ravi Kumar, Raghava Lawrence, and Nelson Dilipkumar, among many others wished the actor on the special occasion.

Congratulating the “Robot” (2010) famed actor on his birthday, Kamal Haasan wrote on his twitter post, “Happy birthday to my dear friend Superstar @rajinikanth. Wish you on this auspicious day to continue your journey of success.”

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Nusraat Faria stars in Anam Biswas’ “Football 71.”

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“Football 71,” directed by Anam Biswas and paid for by the government, will star Nusraat Faria. In this movie, the actress from “Bibaho Obhijaan” will be seen with Arifin Shuvoo. Before, they had already been in four movies together.

“Nusraat Faria is the perfect choice for the film. We will begin shooting for the movie in February of next year. If our preparations go well, then we might start shooting at the end of January as well. It took me about a year and a half to research and write the screenplay for this film. So, I will try to make this movie with all of my heart,” said the director.

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“Better team went out…”: Jude Bellingham following England’s WC quarterfinal loss to France.

Sports Desk : England’s teenage sensation Jude Bellingham had a breakout World Cup campaign in Qatar. Despite his stellar performance in the quarterfinal against France, England could not progress to the semifinals. Taking to Twitter after the defeat, the 19-year-old said the better team lost on the night.  “This one will be painful for … Read more

StanChart wins The Banker’s ‘Best Bank award

Business Desk : Standard Chartered Bangladesh was recently named as the “Best Bank in Bangladesh” by The Banker magazine’s Bank of the Year Awards 2022. The Banker provides economic and financial intelligence for the world’s financial sector, combining in-depth regional and country coverage with reports on markets, banking, regulation, risk, transactions and technology and … Read more

10 new products require BSTI certification

Business Desk : Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has added 10 new products to the list of items that need to be certified by the national standards body. The new products are: disposable diapers, facewash, petroleum jelly, flatbread/tortilla, shaving foam or gel, eye care, hair dye liquid, aerosol, shoe polishing and geyser. The … Read more

Govt secondary school admission lottery today

News Desk : Secondary school students across the country will be selected today via a centralized lottery system for admission to government-run schools. According to the website of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE), the digital lottery for the government-run secondary schools will take place at the International Mother Language Institute at 2:00pm. … Read more

Bike rental startup launches in Dhaka

News Desk : People from all walks of life and from all over the country rush to the capital city for a variety of reasons. On the way down, everyone is in a hurry to get to their destination as soon as possible because there are traffic jams, problems with public transportation, and not … Read more

BBC’s 100 Women list includes Bangladeshi student

News Desk : The BBC placed Bangladeshi student Sanjida Islam Choya on its list of the world’s 100 most influential women for 2022 because of her work to stop child marriage. The BBC says that Sanjida has stopped at least 50 child marriages in Bangladesh. When she was in school, she saw a presentation … Read more