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    Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe 2021

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 12:53am on May 18, 2021

    Miss Mexico was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida, after fellow contestant Miss Myanmar used her stage time to draw attention to the bloody...

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    Tahsan, Mithila jointly pledge against cyberbullying

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:45am on May 17, 2021

    Harmonising unity against cyberbullying, former celebrity couple Tahsan Rahman Khan and Rafiath Rashid Mithila appeared on a Facebook live show together on Saturday after four...

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    Let us celebrate Eid at home: celebs

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:33pm on May 11, 2021

    Celebrities belonging to different fraternities urged all to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr at home with their family members like the past year as the country’s...

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    Iraq’s heritage battered by desert sun, state apathy

    Agence France-Presse . Ain Tamr | Updated at 11:02pm on May 10, 2021

    One of the world’s oldest churches is crumbling deep in Iraq’s desert, another victim of years of conflict, government negligence and climate change in a...

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    Art collectives dominate UK Turner Prize shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:02pm on May 08, 2021

    The 2021 Turner Prize jury has selected a shortlist made entirely from artist collectives for the first time, Tate Britain, which organises the award, announced...

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    Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary being celebrated virtually

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 01:02pm on May 08, 2021

    The 160th anniversary of the birth of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated virtually today due to the Covid situation...

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    Germany to return looted bronzes to Nigeria next year

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:01pm on April 30, 2021

    Germany plans to hand back ancient pillaged artworks known as the Benin bronzes to Nigeria next year, Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Thursday. Most European...

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    World Dance Day observed on limited scale

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:40pm on April 29, 2021

    The severity of the Covid outbreak affected the celebrations of World Dance Day, which was observed on a limited scale this year on Thursday. Many...

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    Recitation artiste Farzana Islam dies of Covid-19

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 05:40pm on April 26, 2021

    Recitation artiste Farzana Islam Dina died of Covid-19 early Monday while undergoing treatment at a Dhaka hospital. She was 48. Her husband Shahidul Islam Nazu...

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    Cover artists are ill paid in Bangladesh: Sabyasachi 

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:02pm on April 25, 2021

    Renowned cover artist Sabyasachi Hazra said it is very difficult for anyone to make a living only designing books as cover artists are ill paid...

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