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    FFA holds Zainul festival in hybrid format

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:10pm on December 29, 2020

    The Faculty of Fine Art of Dhaka University held Zainul Festival on Tuesday in a hybrid format this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The...

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    French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 06:50pm on December 29, 2020

    French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses, died Tuesday aged 98, his family...

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    2020: the year of rise in online cultural events

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:58pm on December 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis forced artistes and cultural activists to take to staging online events across the world and Bangladesh was no different. To keep the...

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    Facebook bans Australian celebrity chef over virus misinformation

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:05pm on December 26, 2020

    Facebook has banned Australian celebrity chef and conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for repeatedly spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. With more than a million social media...

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    Three-day Kathak dance fest under way at IDEB

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on December 25, 2020

    A three-day Kathak dance festival, titled 9th Kathak Nritya Utsab, is under way at Muktijuddha Smriti Auditorium at Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh in Kakrail,...

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    British catwalk model Stella Tennant dies suddenly

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 09:36am on December 24, 2020

    Stella Tennant, one of the most renowned catwalk models and cover-stars of the 1990s, has died aged 50, her family announced on Wednesday. ‘It is...

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    Outrage after Miss France runner-up gets anti-Semitic abuse

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:20pm on December 23, 2020

    French prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation into a torrent of anti-Semitic social media messages aimed at the runner-up of the latest Miss France contest....

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    Japan New Year rituals fall victim to virus surge

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:12pm on December 21, 2020

    A major Tokyo shrine said Monday it would close its doors on New Year’s Eve for the first time in decades, as religious sites in...

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    Govt to restore Panam Nagar

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:02pm on December 21, 2020

    The government has taken an initiative to restore the famous historical site of the Panam Nagar, which was established in the late 19th century as...

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    Vandalism of sculptures denounced

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:30pm on December 19, 2020

    Pro-Awami League intellectuals, cultural activists and artists on Saturday protested at the vandalism of a sculpture of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and...

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