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    Poet, journalist Mashuk Chowdhury dies

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on June 24, 2020

    Acclaimed poet and chief news editor of Bangla daily Bangladesh Pratidin Mashuk Chowdhury died of pneumonia at a hospital in Dhaka in the wee hours...

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    10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest cancelled

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:54pm on June 23, 2020

    The 10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, which was scheduled to be held in January 2021, has been cancelled. It will take place in 2022....

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    Safiuddin Ahmed’s 98th birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2020

    Late eminent artist Safiuddin Ahmed’s 98th birth anniversary will be observed today. Safiuddin Ahmed earned the admiring title of Shilpaguru for his lifelong passion and...

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    Rudra Mohammad: The poet of rebellion

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2020

    Poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, born as Sheikh Mohammad Shahidullah, was born in Barishal, but his ancestral home is in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat, on October...

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    ‘Shadow of the Wind’ author Ruiz Zafon dies

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 10:43pm on June 19, 2020

    Leading Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who scored an international hit with his Barcelona-based mystery ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, died on Friday, his publishing...

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    Remembering Sufia Kamal

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2020

    The 109th anniversary of birth of poet Sufia Kamal, founder president of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Chhayanaut, would be observed today. This correspondent has talked...

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    Cat named Bob, who inspired series of books, dies

    Culture Desk | Updated at 11:33pm on June 17, 2020

    A pet that inspired the book ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ has died aged 14, reports BBC. James Bowen met Bob in 2007 during his...

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    Univ of North Bengal, India includes works by Bangladeshi authors

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 11:23pm on June 17, 2020

    For the first time, Bangladeshi literature has been extensively included in the curriculum of the University of North Bengal, India. A total of six full...

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    The central idea of the novel Khoabnama is drawn from my poem: Omar Shams

    | Updated at 08:37pm on June 09, 2020

    Omar Shams is known for his distinctive voice and patterns of thought that bear witness to his journey through many interconnected and even disparate traditions....

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    Nazrul: the poet of hope

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 01:21pm on May 26, 2020

    Standing at the intersection of human sufferings and dignity, Kazi Nazrul Islam has created a sizable oeuvre for the Bengalis to fall back on. For...