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    UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company names first female head

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:08pm on April 30, 2021

    Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) on Wednesday announced Shriti Vadera as its new chair, the first female and person of colour to lead the prestigious...

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    Jabbar’s Jibaner Chhuti Nei available at bookshops

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:56pm on April 30, 2021

    Aspiring writer Jabbar Al Nayeem’s collection of short stories entitled Jibaner Chhuti Nei is now available at different bookshops and online platforms. The book has...

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    Habibullah Siraji undergoes surgery

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:36pm on April 28, 2021

    Poet and director general of Bangla Academy Habibullah Siraji underwent surgery at Bangladesh Specialized Hospital on Tuesday night. KM Mujahidul Islam, director at Bangla Academy,...

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    Habibullah Siraji shifted to ICU

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on April 27, 2021

    Poet and Bangla Academy director general Habibullah Siraji was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of Bangladesh Specialized Hospital on Tuesday. Siraji, 72, is suffering...

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    In Iraqi Kurdistan, book clubs and science fiction offer ‘escape’

    Agence France-Presse . Arbil | Updated at 10:04pm on April 25, 2021

    Huda Kathem waits anxiously for feedback on her first novel, scrutinised by a book club in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Arbil, where young authors are breathing new...

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    Ailing Bulbul Chy seeks PM’s support for treatment

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:03pm on April 25, 2021

    Ekushey Padak-winning fiction writer Bulbul Chowdhury, who is suffering from lung cancer, is seeking financial support from prime minister Sheikh Hasina for his treatment abroad....

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    Sagar Sharma’s Kalahaninad available at bookshops

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:31pm on April 23, 2021

    Aspiring poet Sagar Sharma’s collection of poems entitled Kalahaninad is now available at different bookshops and online platforms. Kalahaninad contains 59 poems. It was published...

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    Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh dies of Covid-19

    United News of Bangladesh . New Delhi | Updated at 02:39pm on April 21, 2021

    Renowned Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh, widely known by his pen name Kuntak, died at his home in Kolkata, India on Wednesday morning. He was 89....

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    Anwarul’s Surjer Ghorer Namota hits bookshops

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:22pm on April 18, 2021

    Poet Mohammad Anwarul Kabir’s collection of poems entitled Surjer Ghorer Namota is now available at bookshops and online platforms. Surjer Ghorer Namota, published by Anupranan...

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    DU VC mourns death of Shamsuzzaman Khan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:32pm on April 14, 2021

    Dhaka University vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman on Wednesday expressed deep shock at the death of folklorist and Bangla Academy president Shamsuzzaman Khan. In a message, the...