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    Online recitation show pays tribute to Farzana

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:38pm on June 05, 2021

    Bangladesh Abritti Samannay Parishad organised an online programme on its Facebook page on Friday to pay tribute to the late recitation artiste Farzana Islam Dina. The programme...

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    Television industry needs revamp: Hridi Huq

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:37pm on June 05, 2021

    Popular actor, director and playwright Hridi Huq said that it is high time to revamp the TV industry, which has been in crisis for lack...

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    Nawshaba aspires to raise public awareness thru her works

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:43pm on June 04, 2021

    Actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed said that she aspires to leave a mark in society by addressing social anomalies through her works. ‘I want to leave a mark in society. There exist different issues and anomalies that are affecting...

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    Azam Khan’s 10th death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on June 04, 2021

    Today is the tenth anniversary of death of the pop legend Mahbubul Haque Khan, popularly known as Azam Khan. Born on February 28, 1950, Azam Khan was one of the pioneers of pop music in Bangladesh. He is often...

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    Copyright Office opens door to cultural organisations

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:40pm on June 04, 2021

    Different cultural organisations, including music troupes, recitation troupes, dance organisations, literary organisations and theatre troupes will be able to officially register with Bangladesh Copyright Office...

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    The Indian who took the Beatles home for tea

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:40pm on June 04, 2021

    Ajit Singh, the Indian music shop owner who befriended the Beatles during their magical mystery trip in Rishikesh over half a century ago, has died aged 88. In February 1968 the Fab Four fetched up at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram (retreat) in...

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    Jodie Foster to be guest of honour at Cannes

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:38pm on June 04, 2021

    US actor-director Jodie Foster will be guest of honour at the Cannes Film Festival in July where she will be given an honorary Palme d’Or, the organisers said Wednesday. ‘Cannes is a festival to which I owe so much, it has...

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    Saudi holds first ever concert in Riyadh since Covid-19

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:33pm on June 04, 2021

    Hundreds gathered Thursday for the first concert in the Saudi capital since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to watch performances by Syrian diva Assala Nasri and Kuwaiti crooner...

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    Poor allocation for culture frustrates activists

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:22pm on June 03, 2021

    Cultural activists on Thursday expressed their frustration over the budgetary allocation for the ministry of cultural affairs for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed the national budget of TK 6,03,681 crore...

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    Diana’s iconic wedding dress is star of royal fashion exhibit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:20pm on June 03, 2021

    Princess Diana’s wedding dress for her 1981 marriage to Prince Charles was one of the best-kept secrets in fashion history. The gown sparked such intense interest that young designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel locked the...