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    Oh, snow! Warm winter woes for famed Japan festival

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2020

    Organisers of Japan’s famed Sapporo snow festival are being forced to truck in an unprecedented amount of extra powder to build their signature sculptures after...

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    Natural History Museum will showcase ‘fantastic beasts’

    Culture Desk | Updated at 12:00am on January 09, 2020

    It’s one of the more remarkable specimens taken into London’s Natural History Museum. It’s certainly one of the most ‘fantastic’, reports BBC. The horn comes...

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    Entries open for Int’l radio playwriting competition

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 09, 2020

    The script submission for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition, which is hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, has already started, and...

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    Kushtia-based artistes narrate story of Chand Saudagar

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 08, 2020

    Kushtia-based artistes staged ‘Chand Saudagarer Banijyopala O Behular Biye’, a traditional Padmar Naach, portraying the story of Chand Saudagar on Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy premises on...

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    District-based artistes entertain Dhaka audience

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:20pm on January 06, 2020

    Artistes from Meherpur, Kurigram and Kushtia districts entertained the audience performing songs, dances, recitations and others at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka on the third...

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    Chitta Haldar remembered

    Our Correspondent . Barishal | Updated at 09:56pm on January 05, 2020

    Freedom fighter-artist Chitta Haldar was remembered through a two-day programme held at Ashwini Kumar Hall in the Barishal city. Artist Chitta Haldar Reception Committee organised...

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    Louvre’s record numbers fall as museum tries to limit visitors

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on January 04, 2020

    The hordes flocking to the Louvre in Paris fell to 9.6 million in 2019 as the museum tried to limit overcrowding, its director said Friday....

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    Muktodhara pays tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:38pm on January 04, 2020

    Recitation troupe Muktodhara Sangskriti Charcha Kendra paid tribute to country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by dedicating a recitation production ‘Sheikh Mujib Amar Pita’ to...

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    Poush Mela begins

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:34pm on January 04, 2020

    A three-day Poush Mela featuring traditional pithas (cakes) and cultural shows commenced on Bangla Academy premises in Dhaka on Saturday. Poush Mela Udjapon Parishad in...

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    An evening with Tagore’s poems

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    Artistes of recitation troupe Swarachito entertained the audience reciting popular poems penned by Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of Sufia Kamal...

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