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    Greece seeking Parthenon sculpture loan from Louvre: official

    Agence France-Presse . Athens | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    Greece has asked France to loan a Parthenon marble frieze fragment displayed at Paris’s Louvre Museum to mark its 200th independence anniversary in 2021, an...

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    Atulprasad Sen’s death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2019

    Today is eminent poet, lyricist and singer Atulprasad Sen’s 85th death anniversary. He was born in Dhaka on October 20, 1871. After losing his father...

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    Nirvana artist finds a new canvas in Serbia

    Agence France-Presse . Belgrade | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    After making his name designing and printing posters for Nirvana and other bands at the height Seattle’s grunge scene, American artist Jeff Ross has since...

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    Revisiting Lal Mia’s vision

    Mustafa Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2019

    Born in 1924 into a subaltern family of Narail, Laal Miah or Sheikh Mohammad Sultan died in 1994. He left behind a legacy that helped...

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    Tagore’s death anniversary observed

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 08, 2019

    Different cultural organisations observed Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore’s 78th death anniversary organising special programmes in Dhaka on Tuesday. State-run Bangla Academy and...

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    Dilara, Fatema and Nargis honoured

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 07, 2019

    Cultural organisation Amra Kuri honoured three veteran women artistes for their contributions to their respective fields. The organisation honoured actress Dilara Zaman, singer Fatema Tuz...

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    ‘Nothing but blood’: woman cartoonist draws Syria’s Idlib

    Agence France-Presse . Idlib | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Bent over a computer tablet in war-torn northwest Syria, cartoonist Amani al-Ali takes her pen to the screen to sketch life in the embattled opposition...

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    Turongomi becomes member of Int’l Dance Council

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 06, 2019

    Local dance troupe Turongomi has become the member of International Dance Council (CID), the official world-wide organisation for all forms of dance. ‘The International Dance...

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    Chinese bottle art revived by Peppa Pig

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on August 05, 2019

    Delicate designs painted on the inside of miniature Chinese snuff bottles by artists like Zhang Yuhua and her husband usually feature calligraphy, floral compositions and...

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    First Miss Venezuela crowned after ditching contestants’ measurements

    Agence France-Presse . Caracas | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    A 19-year-old student has been crowned Miss Venezuela, becoming the first winner of the annual pageant since it opted not to publish contestants’ waist, hip...

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