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    Razzak’s 75th birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:20pm on January 22, 2017

    Today marks the 75th birth anniversary of Abdur Razzak, the country’s undisputed king of screens who still enjoys widespread respect and admiration despite living a relatively quiet life...

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    Palakar’s Narigan goes to Kolkata

    Culture Correspondent | Updated at 09:08pm on January 22, 2017

    Theatre troupe Palakar will stage Syed Shamsul Haq’s Narigan at a theatre festival in Kolkata on February 3. The festival will be organised by Kolkata-based troupe Nandiranga. The five-day event, titled ‘Nandiranga Natya Mela,’ will begin on February 1...

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    10th Int’l Children’s Film Fest begins today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:30pm on January 23, 2017

    The 10th International Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh will begin today at the Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Central Public Library with...

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    Fury as Polanski picked for film panel

    Culture Desk | Updated at 09:24pm on January 21, 2017

    France’s minister for women’s rights said it was a ‘shocking’ decision to appoint filmmaker Roman Polanski as head of the jury for the country’s equivalent of the Oscars....

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    Bangladesh-Tripura Cultural Festival ends

    Correspondent | Updated at 09:21pm on January 22, 2017

    The three-day Bangladesh-Tripura Cultural Festival ended on Saturday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy with the staging of a theatre show by a visiting Tripura-based troupe as well as a seminar...

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    Flautist Ustad Azizul Islam honoured

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:10pm on January 21, 2017

    A five-day programme honouring the contributions of eminent flautist Ustad Azizul Islam in music is underway at the Nalinikanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum...

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    Mangal Shobhajatra recognition celebrated

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:29pm on January 22, 2017

    The Ministry of Cultural Affairs on Saturday organised a programme celebrating UNESCO’s recognition of Mangal Shobhajatra, a ceremonial walk organised on the first morning of Bangla New Year, as an element of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...

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    Winter fair entertains city dwellers

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:19pm on January 21, 2017

    A daylong winter fair titled Raser Mela entertained the attendees with traditional performing arts and winter delicacies such as date juice, puffed rice and date molasses at the Bakultala of Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University on Friday...