Shah Rukh Khan rap video, which encourages people to vote, was posted online by Red Chillies Entertainment | YouTubeAfter multiple rap campaign songs were released by political parties, it’s the turn of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to rap in a bid to encourage people to voteRap and hip-hop are definitely turning out to be the prime choice to connect with voters in this election season. After multiple rap campaign songs were released by political parties, it’s the turn of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to rap in a bid to encourage people to vote. Posted online by Red Chillies Entertainment, the song is titled “Karo Matdaan” (Hindi for “cast your vote”) and is a little over a minute in length. And there is no doubt that Khan brings to it his trademark energy and flair. On March 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, in an appeal on twitter, asked Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Karan Johar, among others, to “creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections.’’Shah Rukh Khan’s video comes as a response to the prime minister’s appeal.
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Prince's memoir will also feature an introduction by Dan Piepenbring, who collaborated with Prince on the book in the months before he died | ReutersPublisher Penguin Random House said the book, now to be released on October 29, would contain previously unseen photos, scrapbooks and lyric sheets, as well as the memoir Prince had started to writePrince's unfinished memoir, "The Beautiful Ones," will be released in October, its publisher announced Monday, three years after the singer's sudden death in April 2016. Publisher Penguin Random House said the book, now to be released on October 29, would contain previously unseen photos, scrapbooks and lyric sheets, as well as the memoir Prince had started to write. "This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but an original and energizing literary work, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image, his undying gift to the world," Penguin Random House said of the book, which will be published by its imprint Spiegel and Brau. The memoir will also feature an introduction by Dan Piepenbring, who collaborated with Prince on the book in the months before he died. Born Prince Rogers Nelson, he became famous in his later career for eccentricities that included changing his name to an unpronounceable "love symbol," announcing his concerts at the last minute and refusing to let reporters take notes on, let alone record, encounters with him.
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The Strategic Dialogue is a forum led by Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Md Shahidul Haque and Permanent Under Secretary of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald. The two-day dialogue is expected to discuss entire gamut of bilateral relations between the countries, along with other regional and multilateral issues including Rohingya, countering terrorism and violent extremism. McDonald is expected to give a talk on UK-Bangladesh relations during the times of Brexit at the Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies. The UK secretary will have a private meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem will attend the dialogue.
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Idris Elba in BBC's hit crime drama 'Luther' | Scroll.inApplause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair told Variety that the content studio will produce the series and then sell the final product to Indian streaming platformsApplause Entertainment is developing an Indian adaptation of BBC’s hit crime drama “Luther.” The British series, starring Idris Elba as troubled detective John Luther, completed its fifth season in January. The show also features Ruth Wilson as Alice Morgan, a brilliant woman with psychopathic tendencies, with whom Luther develops a tumultuous friendship. Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair told Variety that the content studio will produce the series and then sell the final product to Indian streaming platforms. Applause had similarly presented the Indian adaptation of BBC drama “Criminal Justice,” which was produced by BBC Studios India and released on Hotstar on April 5. Variety said Applause Entertainment had recently acquired the rights to an Indian adaptation of “UnREAL,” an American drama centred on a young reality television producer and her ruthless boss.
April 23, 2019 13:41 UTC
Elizabeth Henstridge and Zachary Abel are engaged. (sic)"The 38-year-old hunk also shared the same three images and posted a proposal poem in the caption. On Zachary's birthday last year, Elizabeth thanked her partner for always bringing "laughter and pure unfiltered joy" into her life. And fills every second with laughter and pure unfiltered joy. (It's you @zacharyburrabel) little did I know, 6 and a half years ago .... here's to a bazillion more (sic)"
April 23, 2019 12:45 UTC
In all, 188 million Indians are eligible to vote in 117 constituencies on Tuesday, across 15 states and federally controlled territories. More than half of those eligible had voted as of 4.30 p.m., the election commission said. “I believe the voter ID is much more powerful than an IED.”The general election, which has seven phases, began on April 11 and will end on May 19. “I feel the BJP is hell-bent on running this campaign on national security,” Verma said. However, he disapproved of Modi talking up the air strike in Pakistan, which led to aerial clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals.
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Aided by Sarkar's scintillating innings, Abahani topped Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club’s 317 runs easily and won by nine wickets on Tuesday at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan or BKSP. He became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a double-century in a List A game. Rakibul Hasan’ 190 runs in 138 balls against Mohammedan in 2017 was the previous record. In the previous game on the same ground, Sarkar struck 106. Chasing a steep target in the List A game, Sarkar and Jahurul Islam put up 312 for the first wicket, setting the path of victory.
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According to the BGMEA, at the time of the collapse, five garment factories were in operation in the Rana Plaza building. This year marks six years of the Rana Plaza disaster. About 250 companies signed two initiatives -- the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and the less constraining Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. But in addressing fire safety, building safety, worker protection, and preparedness for massive collapse, has any practical discussion taken place? We remain vulnerableIf a single building collapse can kill over a thousand people, there is much to worry about.
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Justice Md Nuruzzaman issued the order on Tuesday following an appeal by the ACC challenging the order of the High Court bench of Justice Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader on the context of ACC case hearing. The chamber judge has adjourned all proceedings of the Jahalom case, including the High Court rule until May 13, ACC legal counsel Khurshid Alam Khan told bdnews24.com. The full bench of the Appellate Division will hear the case on that day. “There is a special bench in the High Court to settle the ACC related cases. The chamber judge has issued the order considering all these aspects.”
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File photo of jute factory worker Jahalam, who has spent the last three years in jail instead of the real accused in 33 graft cases Focus BanglaChamber judge has sent the case to the Appellate DivisionThe Supreme Court chamber judge has stayed the proceedings of the Jahalam case in High Court till May 13. Chamber Judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman delivered the stay order on Tuesday and sent the petition to Appellate Division's full court bench, after hearing a plea filed by the Anti corruption commission (ACC). Advocate Kurshid Alam Khan stood for ACC in the petition. After the court order, the lawyer told the press that the ACC’s appeal was based on the grounds that the High Court bench that was dealing with case, does not have jurisdiction to hear such suo moto rules. “There is a bench for hearing ACC's case at the High Court,” he said.
Their gateway original series for the Bangladeshi audience was a web series titled “Dhaka Metro” directed by the prominent Bangladeshi filmmaker Amitabh Reza Chowdhury. His debut web series features Bangladeshi actors: Neville Ferdous Hasan, National Award-winner Aupee Karim, Shariful Islam Shamim, Sharmin Joha Shoshi, and Mustafa Monwar. Originally written by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury and Aditya Kabir as a film—almost ten years ago—the project was later turned into a nine-episode-long web series financed by Hoichoi. Yet if this or any of the above were intentionally done then “Dhaka Metro” undoubtedly deserves to be a cult classic. This was the first Bangladeshi web series by a prominent director out to the world.
Soumya had been out of touch and felt frustrated as he failed to score big in the early part of the season. Soumya along with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Saif Hasan with 11 sixes respectively had shared the record of most sixes. Congratulations to Soumya Sarkar for becoming the first Bangladesh batsmen to score double-century (208*) in List A against Lt. Sk. And befittingly, Soumya scored a six off Taijul Islam, his seventh against the same bowler, in the first ball of 48th over for the game, set, and match. Abahni successfully defended the title and Soumya led the way with the most amazing innings in country’s history.
Sri Lankan military stand guard near the explosion site at a church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019 ReutersThe statement released by IS propaganda agency AmaqThe Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed a series of bombings that killed more than 320 people in Sri Lanka. "Those that carried out the attack that targeted members of the US-led coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yesterday are Islamic State group fighters," said a statement released by IS propaganda agency Amaq.
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