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    Rokeya day today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:03am on December 09, 2020

    The nation observes Begum Rokeya Day today to mark the anniversaries of the birth and the death of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain, an exponent of...

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    Begum Rokeya: Commemorating women’s rights pioneer

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:28pm on December 08, 2020

    Artistes from different fraternities said that Begum Rokeya was the torchbearer of the movements for women’s equal rights and women’s education that began in the late 19th century but...

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    Jaya bags best actress award at Madrid Film Festival

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:25pm on December 08, 2020

    Celebrated actress Jaya Ahsan bagged Best Lead Actress Award in Foreign Film Category for her acting in the Indian Bengali film titled Rabibar at the Madrid International Film Festival 2020. Indian filmmaker Atanu Ghosh also...

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    Bangladeshi weavers win world crafts council award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:23pm on December 08, 2020

    Bangladeshi weavers named Anwar Hossain and Mohammad Sajib from Rupganj, Narayanganj have jointly won the World Crafts Council Award of Excellence for Handicrafts in South Asia region at...

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    Dipjol hospitalised in Dubai with heart blocks

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:08pm on December 08, 2020

    Actor, politician, businessman, producer and the interim President of Bangladesh Chalachitra Shilpi Samity Monowar Hossain Dipjol was recently hospitalised in Dubai with two blocks in his...

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    Independent artists fill in the gap of pandemic-hit Bollywood

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai, India | Updated at 11:50am on December 08, 2020

    Bollywood movie songs normally dominate India’s music charts. But when the coronavirus pandemic put paid to new film releases, it created a huge opportunity for independent musicians to make a name for themselves — sometimes from their bedrooms...

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    Television artistes demand government welfare fund

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:46pm on December 07, 2020

    Actors’ Equity, an association of TV artistes, demanded that a government welfare fund be established for the destitute artistes and crew members. Leaders of the organisation made the remark at a press conference held...

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    Shooting for Mujib biopic to begin in January

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:44pm on December 07, 2020

    The shooting for the biopic about the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will commence in January, 2021 in Mumbai, India. The Bangladesh-India joint venture film will be directed by...

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    Bioscope wins top award in Tareque Masud Short Film Competition

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:43pm on December 07, 2020

    Young filmmaker Wahid Raj-directed short film Bioscope has won the Tareque Masud Young Filmmakers Award, the first prize at Tareque Masud Short Film Competition 2020. The announcement was made in an...

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    Dhaka Regency introduces special offers marking month of victory

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on December 07, 2020

    Dhaka Regency has announced special offers for its guests marking the month of victory, says a press release. Guests will be able to enjoy buy1 get1 free offer on breakfast set...