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    Kamal Lohani’s 87th birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2020

    Late language movement veteran, freedom fighter, cultural activist and Ekushey Padak winning journalist Kamal Lohani’s 87th birth anniversary will be observed today. Bangladesh Udichi Shilpighosthi...

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    Novelist Nimai Bhattacharya passes away

    Culture Desk | Updated at 08:52pm on June 25, 2020

    Renowned Bengali novelist Nimai Bhattacharya passed away at his Taliganj residence in West Bengal, India, on Thursday, reported Kolkata TV online. He was 89. Nimai...

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    Tintin’s Hitler skit cover goes under hammer

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:45pm on June 24, 2020

    The cover of a Tintin story that satirised Hitler’s German expansionism could go for more than a 350,000 euros ($395,000) when it comes up for...

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    Poet, journalist Mashuk Chowdhury dies

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:39pm on June 24, 2020

    Acclaimed poet and chief news editor of Bangla daily Bangladesh Pratidin Mashuk Chowdhury died of pneumonia at a hospital in Dhaka in the wee hours...

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    10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest cancelled

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:54pm on June 23, 2020

    The 10th edition of Dhaka Lit Fest, which was scheduled to be held in January 2021, has been cancelled. It will take place in 2022....

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    Safiuddin Ahmed’s 98th birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2020

    Late eminent artist Safiuddin Ahmed’s 98th birth anniversary will be observed today. Safiuddin Ahmed earned the admiring title of Shilpaguru for his lifelong passion and...

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    Rudra Mohammad: The poet of rebellion

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2020

    Poet Rudra Mohammad Shahidullah, born as Sheikh Mohammad Shahidullah, was born in Barishal, but his ancestral home is in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat, on October...

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    ‘Shadow of the Wind’ author Ruiz Zafon dies

    Agence France-Presse . Barcelona | Updated at 10:43pm on June 19, 2020

    Leading Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who scored an international hit with his Barcelona-based mystery ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, died on Friday, his publishing...

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    Remembering Sufia Kamal

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2020

    The 109th anniversary of birth of poet Sufia Kamal, founder president of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Chhayanaut, would be observed today. This correspondent has talked...

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    Cat named Bob, who inspired series of books, dies

    Culture Desk | Updated at 11:33pm on June 17, 2020

    A pet that inspired the book ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ has died aged 14, reports BBC. James Bowen met Bob in 2007 during his...

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