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    Bangla Academy recalls Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:49pm on October 11, 2020

    Bangla Academy recalled renowned writer and historian Abdul Karim Sahitya Bisharad organising a programme on Sunday. The programme was organised marking the 149th anniversary of...

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    Ananta Jalil blames ‘indecent dresses’ for rapes

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05pm on October 11, 2020

    Amid countrywide protests over the growing incidents of rape and violence against women and girls, actor Ananta Jalil has blamed revealing dresses worn by women for inviting ‘unwanted sexual advances’...

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    A trove of Basquiat drawings in a French village? Experts scoff

    Agence France-Presse . Nuits-Saint-Georges | Updated at 11:19pm on October 10, 2020

    Modern art rebel Jean-Michel Basquiat turned out scores of drawings in his short career, but more than a few eyebrows are being raised over a French gallery show of 35 unknown -- and virtually...

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    Yemen’s mini-libraries: ‘a candle in the dark’

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 11:16pm on October 10, 2020

    ‘It is lighting a candle in the dark,’ says Fawzi al-Ghoudi in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, of his initiative to reignite people’s interest in books, as an escape from the grimness of war...

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    Cape Verde to reopen in time for tourist season

    Agence France-Presse . Praia | Updated at 11:13pm on October 10, 2020

    Cape Verde is set to reopen its borders on Monday, the government said, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the archipelago state to close to visitors for months. Visitors to the West African country will have to provide proof...

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    COVID-19 claims 6th DIFF

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:09pm on October 10, 2020

    The 6th Dhaka International Folk Fest (DIFF) will not be held this year due to COVID-19 outbreak. Mediacom Limited’s COO, Ajoy Kumar Kundu, confirmed the matter to New Age...

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    SSJ announces weekly protest programmes

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 11:04pm on October 10, 2020

    Sammilita Sangskritik Jote will organise protest programmes featuring street plays, music, dance performances and others to condemn the rise in the incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women across...

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    Curtain falls on Bhoyke Joy Kore Natak

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on October 10, 2020

    A two-day theatre festival titled Bhoyke Joy Kore Natak, that aimed at inspiring theatre troupes return to stage and protest at the continued rape, violence against women across the country, ended...

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    Soumitra Chatterjee shifted to ICU

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 09:35pm on October 10, 2020

    Veteran Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee has been shifted to the intensive care of the private hospital where he is undergoing treatment for COVID-19 after his...

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    Shomi Kaiser ties the knot with Reza Ameen

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:13pm on October 10, 2020

    Acclaimed actress Shomi Kaiser tied the knot with chief executive officer of Euro-Vigil Private Limited Reza Ameen in a small wedding ceremony in presence of family members on October 9...