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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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    Oscars museum delayed again as pandemic grips Los Angeles

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:20pm on December 19, 2020

    The long-awaited opening of Los Angeles’ Oscars museum was postponed again Friday due to the pandemic, with officials saying its scheduled April debut would be...

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    Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, Nat’l Museum of India ink MoU

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on December 17, 2020

    Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum, Dhaka and National Museum, New Delhi have signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, said...

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    Cultural organisations celebrate Victory Day

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:52pm on December 17, 2020

    Different state-run organisations and cultural troupes celebrated the 50th Victory Day organising colourful programmes on Wednesday. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh National Museum, Bangla Academy, Sammilita...

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    Denmark’s top art school head sacked over royal bust stunt

    Agence France-Presse . Copenhagen | Updated at 11:01pm on December 15, 2020

    The head of Denmark’s top art school has been sacked over the drowning of a bust of a former king in a Copenhagen canal, the...

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