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    ‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies aged 77

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:39pm on September 18, 2020

    Winston Groom, author of ‘Forrest Gump’, the 1986 American novel that inspired the classic film, has died aged 77, said the mayor of the Alabama...

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    Italy announces international search for new Pompeii head

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:40pm on September 18, 2020

    The world-famous archaeological site of Pompeii could choose a non-Italian as its next general director for the first time, after an international search open to...

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    Swanon celebrates 35th founding anniv

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:35pm on September 18, 2020

    Recitation troupe Swanon celebrated its 35th founding anniversary through online programmes on Thursday. The troupe streamed four online programmes under the title ‘Abrittite Bune Rakhi...

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    Salman Shah’s birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2020

    Today is the 49th birth anniversary of the late Dhallywood actor Salman Shah, who enjoyed unprecedented popularity among film lovers during the ‘90s. Shahriar Chowdhury...

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    Prangonemor to stage ‘Aurangzeb’ after six months

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:12pm on September 17, 2020

    Theatre troupe Prangonemor will stage its much acclaimed production ‘Aurangzeb’ after a six-month hiatus at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti at 7:00pm...

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    Call for submission to Different Images of Men

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:14pm on September 17, 2020

    ActionAid Bangladesh is calling on photographers to submit works for the upcoming photography competition and an exhibition titled ‘Different Images of Men 2020’, said a...

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    Four debut novels make 2020 Booker Prize shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:15pm on September 17, 2020

    Four debut novelists were on Tuesday shortlisted alongside Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian-American Maaza Mengiste for the Booker Prize for best English-language fiction, to...

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    Moroccan village riffs on Hendrix legends and myths

    Agence France-Presse . Essaouira | Updated at 10:17pm on September 17, 2020

    Some claim to have seen him, others to have spoken with him -- 50 years after guitar legend Jimi Hendrix’s untimely death, a village on...