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    Jibanananda’s birth anniversary celebrated

    Tanzil Rahaman with Anisur Rahman Shapan in Barishal | Updated at 12:58am on February 18, 2020

    Admirers paid tribute to poet Jibanananda Das organising special programmes in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on his 121st birth anniversary, which was celebrated...

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    Asli Erdogan  acquitted

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 10:30pm on February 15, 2020

    A Turkish court on Friday acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation. The court in Istanbul also acquitted...

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    2-day lit conference under way at DIU

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    A 2-day international literary conference with the theme ‘Postcolonial Perspectives: Language, Literature and Culture and the Global South’ began at the Dhanmondi campus of Daffodil...

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    Ahmed Sharif’s 99th birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 13, 2020

    Today is the 99th birth anniversary of late renowned educationist, philosopher, critic, writer and scholar of medieval Bengali literature Ahmed Sharif. Sharif was a dedicated...

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    Akhteruzzaman Elias’s 77th birth anniversary today

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

    Today is the 77th birth anniversary of late novelist and short story writer Akhteruzzaman Elias. He was born in the village of Gotia in Gaibandha...

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    ‘Razar Kangkal’ lands in Ekushey Book Fair

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:01pm on February 07, 2020

    Poet Shakhawat Tipu’s ‘Razar Kangkal’, a collection of poems, has hit book stalls at the Ekushey Book Fair recently. The 64-page book contains 47 poems...

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    Showkat Ali wrote for marginalised people in society: speakers

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on January 29, 2020

    Novelist Showkat Ali wrote for the marginalised people in our society, said speakers at a commemorative programme held at a Bishwa Sahitya Kendra in the...

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    Sadat Sayem’s ‘Pipashar Genecode’ launched

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:50pm on January 29, 2020

    An e-book titled ‘Pipashar Genecode’, a collection of poems, penned by poet Sadat Sayem was launched on Wednesday. The book contains 15 poems including ‘Rakshas...

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    Mothers of jihadist, Belgium attack victim write book together

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    Bloodlines bind them to people on opposite sides of a violent divide. One is the mother of a jailed jihadist, the other the mother of...

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    Michael Madhusudan Dutt’s birth anniv today

    Saifur Rahman Saif . Jashore | Updated at 12:00am on January 25, 2020

    Today is the 196th birth anniversary of poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt. The occasion will be observed through different programmes in Jashore town and Sagardari, the...