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    Early ‘Tintin’ cover sells at $1.1m

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 07:42pm on June 09, 2019

    An original drawing used for the first published ‘Tintin’ cover was sold at auction on Saturday in Dallas for $1.12 million, the Heritage Auctions house...

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    Short-length serials are popular among viewers,’

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on June 08, 2019

    Zahid Hasan has a lot to offer this Eid. The popular actor has starred in both Eid special drama serials and teleplays being aired on...

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    GA Mannan’s 89th birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on June 08, 2019

    Today is the 89th birth anniversary of dance maestro GA Mannan. Mannan is credited with setting the trend for fusion in the country’s dance scene....

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    Morocco’s Fez lures tourists following facelift

    Agence France-Presse . Fez | Updated at 12:15am on June 03, 2019

    In recent times the imperial city of Fez has been overlooked by tourists in favour of Marrakesh, but now Morocco’s ‘spiritual’ capital is bustling with...

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    CMV to release ten Eid dramas on Eid day

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 01, 2019

    Music label CMV will release ten single episode dramas on its official YouTube channel on Eid day.CMV has already released a short film directed by...

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    Period costume ball brings France’s Sun King back to life in Versailles

    Agence France-Presse . Versailles | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    Nearly 700 people in period costume paraded through the sumptuous apartments of France’s Louis XIV at his palace in Versailles just outside Paris late Monday...

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    Storytelling, games make Iraq comeback on Ramadan nights

    Agence France-Presse . Mosul | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    ‘Once upon a time’ tales and folksy games from the pre-television days are making a comeback in Iraq during the long nights of the Muslim...

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    Zainul Abedin’s 43rd death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:09am on May 28, 2019

    The 43rd death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin will be observed today.Different cultural and arts organisations, including Dhaka University’s fine arts faculty, which was founded...

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    Opera based on life of Yunus staged in Italy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:34pm on May 26, 2019

    An opera based on the life of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus titled ‘27 Dollari’ was premiered at the famous Teatro della Fortuna, Theatre of Luck,...

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    Artist Mahmudul Haque to receive Japanese honorary award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Renowned artist-professor Mahmudul Haque has been named among the foreign recipients of the 2019 Spring Imperial Decorations.Haque, honorary professor of University of Dhaka, has been...

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