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    Kennedy Centre arts awards to honour Joan Baez, Dick Van Dyke

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:58pm on January 14, 2021

    Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke and folk icon Joan Baez are among those receiving this year’s Kennedy Centre Honours, one of America’s most prestigious arts...

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    Pran Up begins campaign for cold-hit people

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:41pm on January 13, 2021

    Beverage brand `Pran Up’ has launched a campaign titled ‘Chhorai Bhalobashar Ushnota Season-3’ to help clod-stricken poor people. The campaign has been inaugurated through a...

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    Shilpakala holds cultural event, art camp at Shaheed Minar

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:30pm on January 13, 2021

    Leading and promising artists of the country created artworks depicting the language movement and International Mother Language Day and artistes of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy presented...

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    Rare Tintin painting could break auction record

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:25pm on January 13, 2021

    An original painting by Tintin creator Herge could set a new record for a comic book sale when it goes to auction in Paris on...

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    Chashi Nazrul Islam’s death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:28pm on January 10, 2021

    Today is the sixth anniversary of death of the late renowned Ekushey Padak-winning filmmaker and freedom fighter Chashi Nazrul Islam, who is widely known for...

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    Mujib’s homecoming day celebrated

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:27pm on January 10, 2021

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bangladesh Sangeet Sangathan Samannay Parishad celebrated the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s homecoming day organising programmes...

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    Home-turned-museum retains ‘soul’ of southern Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . Samawah | Updated at 11:15pm on January 09, 2021

    An imposing house stands out among other buildings in Iraq’s Samawah city -- once a multi-generational family home, it’s now a museum of a bygone...

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    BBC Persian under fire for alleged homophobia

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:59pm on January 09, 2021

    The BBC said Friday it was investigating a complaint by a prominent human rights campaigner in Britain who accuses its Iranian service of homophobia. Peter...

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    Kalidas Karmakar’s birth anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2021

    Today is the 74th anniversary of birth of the late internationally renowned painter and printmaker Kalidas Karmakar. Kalidas Karmakar was born in 1946 in Faridpur....

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    Swapnakuri celebrates 34th founding anniv

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:49pm on January 09, 2021

    Cultural organisation Swapnakuri celebrated its 34th founding anniversary organising a programme at the Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. The programme...

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