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    BRTA realises fines in city over traffic violations

    Agence France-Presse . Kongthong | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    Curious whistles and chirrups echo through the jungle around Kongthong, a remote Indian village, but this is no birdsong. It’s people calling out to each other in music -- an extraordinary tradition that may even be unique....

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    Zhao has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

    Agence France-Presse . Saint-Émilion | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    A Chinese film star got her hands dirty Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home....

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    Iran film stirs debate

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian film for next year’s Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties...

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    New troupes more active in theatre

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The newly-formed theatre troupes appear to be more active in terms of producing new plays compared to the older groups many of which have been staging the same plays for decades....

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    Artist Mintu Dey wins award in Costa Rica

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:14pm on September 19, 2018

    Artist Mintu Dey has won the second best prize for his watercolour painting ‘Boat on a River’ at the first international watercolour festival held in...

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    German troupe stages play on environment issues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:12pm on September 19, 2018

    German troupe Die Mimosen staged a play addressing the climate change and environment issues at the Goethe-Institut auditorium in the capital on Tuesday. Through music,...

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    Gangchil’s maharat held

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:11pm on September 19, 2018

    The maharat programme of Gangchil, a movie based on road, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader’s novel, was held at the Dhaka Club on Wednesday. Obaidul...

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    Bangladesh Sangeet Parisad holds show at press club

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 06:07pm on September 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Sangeet Parisad organised a cultural show at National Press Club on Tuesday. The show titled ‘Obhishek 2018’ featured music, discussion and introduction of the...

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    Matthew Rhys wins best drama actor Emmy

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Welsh actor Matthew Rhys on Monday took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in FX’s Cold War spy thriller ‘The Americans’ -- a big win for the critically acclaimed show in its final season....

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    Moviyana to celebrate Ingmar Bergman’s birth centennial

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Moviyana Film Society will celebrate late renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s birth centennial through a two-day workshop and film screening event on Friday and Saturday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy....