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    Syed Shamsul Haq’s death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 27, 2020

    Today is the 4th death anniversary of Independence Award and Ekushey Padak-winning poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq. Different organisations will observe the occasion arranging various programmes,...

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    Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s 200th birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2020

    Today is the 200th birth anniversary of the late Sanskrit scholar, writer, educator, social reformer and philanthropist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. Bangla Academy will organise a...

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    Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal’s 31st death anniv today

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

    Today is the 31st death anniversary of the late Ekushey Padak-winning poet, educationist, singer, songwriter and composer Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal. Different cultural organisations will...

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    Designing books not yet a profession in Bangladesh

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 11:26pm on September 22, 2020

    Nirzhar Noishabdya has made a name for himself as a designer of book covers. There is hardly any reader of contemporary literature out there who...

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    Kanthashilan holds online recitation show

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:31pm on September 20, 2020

    Recitation artistes of Kanthashilan entertained the audience presenting poems penned by leading poets in an online recitation show held on Saturday. The programme, titled ‘Swagata...

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    Quamruzzaman to participate in Medellin Int’l Poetry Fest

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:29pm on September 20, 2020

    Poet Quamruzzaman Swapan is going to participate in the 30th Medellin International Poetry Festival, a 70-day poetry event, on October 10. The festival commenced virtually...

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    Publishing houses begin preparations for Ekushey

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:48pm on September 19, 2020

    Publishing houses are preparing for the upcoming Ekushey Book Fair 2021 in hopes to recover losses incurred due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They have begun...

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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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    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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    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...