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    Mashiul, Nadiya win Himal short story contest

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:20pm on December 10, 2019

    Writer Mashiul Alam and translator Shabnam Nadiya were declared joint winners of the end-of-year short story competition of Colombo-based Himal Southasian, titled ‘Himal Short Story Competition 2019’, on...

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    High Court questions legality of approval for ‘No Dorai’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:19pm on December 10, 2019

    The High Court in a ruling on Tuesday asked the government to explain in four weeks why the censor board’s approval to release ‘No Dorai’ (I am not scared), a surfing film, would not be...

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    Prachyanat stages ‘Pulsiraat’

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:16pm on December 10, 2019

    Theatre troupe Prachyanat staged its play ‘Pulsiraat’, an adaption of Palestinian writer and political activist Ghassan Kanafani’s novel ‘Men In The Sun’, at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on...

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    ‘Bijoy Utsab 2019’ kicks off at Liberation War Museum

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:14pm on December 10, 2019

    A week-long ‘Bijay Utsab 2019’ organised by Liberation War Museum commenced at its auditorium in Agargaon, Dhaka on Tuesday. The festival, which has been organised by the museum...

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    Kaiyum wins ‘Pulsar Stuntmania’

    Culture Desk | Updated at 10:28pm on December 09, 2019

    Abdul Kaiyum was crowned the First Stunt Superstar of Bangladesh at the grand finale of ‘Pulsar Stuntmania’ held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre recently...

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    ‘Star Trek’ actor Auberjonois dies

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:19pm on December 09, 2019

    Actor Rene Auberjonois, known for his television roles on ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and the US sitcom ‘Benson,’ died Sunday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He...

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    Tunzi wins Miss Universe

    Agence France-Presse . Atlanta | Updated at 10:18pm on December 09, 2019

    Miss South Africa was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Atlanta after a lavish ceremony filled with glitter and heartfelt speeches about female empowerment...

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    Play depicts life of Hason Raja

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 07:30pm on December 09, 2019

    Theatre troupe Prangonemor staged its play ‘Hasonjaner Raja’ depicting life and works of mystic bard Hason Raja at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on...

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    I prefer to play atypical characters: Emon

    Karoby Shihab | Updated at 09:00pm on December 09, 2019

    Mamnun Hasan Emon is out to carve a niche in the film industry through acting. The actor wants to be remembered for his characters and prefers films with atypical plots...

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    Bangla Academy observes Rokeya Day

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:11pm on December 09, 2019

    Rokeya was a creative genius. She took a stance against the forces in society that tried to suppress women and their rights, said novelist Selina Hossain at a solo lecture held at...