Miscellany

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    Literature Nobel winner Handke defends support of Serbs

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    Austrian Nobel literature prize winner Peter Handke on Wednesday defended his vocal support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia, but said...

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    Original ‘Tintin’ page fetches 394,000 euros at Paris sale

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    An original page from a classic ‘Tintin’ comic book sold for far above its estimate at an auction of drawings by the beloved character’s creator...

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    Cambodian princess who rebuilt ‘Apsara’ dance dies aged 76

    Agence France-Presse . Phnom Penh | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2019

    Cambodian Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a former culture minister who helped resurrect traditional Apsara dance from the ashes of the brutal Khmer Rouge rule in...

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    Draw gives art lovers a rare chance

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on November 21, 2019

    It is the closest that anyone outside the super rich is ever likely to get to owning a painting by Picasso. A canvas by the...

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    Dress Diana wore when she danced with Travolta up for sale

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2019

    A midnight blue velvet gown worn by Princess Diana when she danced with actor John Travolta at the White House is being put up for...

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    Dancers dance to timeless songs

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 20, 2019

    Dancers of Spandan paid tribute to the troupe’s late patron Keshabendra Roy Chowdhury a programme at Music and Dance center of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on...

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    Bashir Ahmed Award conferred

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2019

    Six eminent personalities received Bashir Ahmed Award for their contributions in their respective fields on Sunday at a programme held at National Theatre Hall of...

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    Oscar Wilde’s stolen ring found

    Agence France-Presse . Amsterdam | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    A golden ring once given as a present by the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered by a Dutch ‘art detective’ nearly 20...

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    Protest graffiti fills Beirut’s posh downtown

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    A majestic phoenix spreads its wings as Hayat Nazer adds a splash of colour to a Beirut wall. As Lebanon’s uprising enters its second month,...

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    Jayanta receives Naren Biswas Padak

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on November 18, 2019

    Recitation organisation Kanthasilan honoured acclaimed recitation artiste Jayanta Chattopadhyay with Naren Biswas Padak for his contribution to recitation at a programme held...

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