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    Star Line Pitha Competition launched

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:06pm on January 24, 2021

    A nationwide pitha competition named Star Line Pitha Competition was launched on Sunday, said a press release. The event has been jointly arranged by Star...

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    Selim Ahmed remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:18pm on January 23, 2021

    Actor, art director and book cover designer Selim Ahmed was remembered at a programme held at the Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday....

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    Rajshahi-based artistes recite works by leading poets

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on January 23, 2021

    Recitation artistes from Rajshahi entertained viewers reciting poems penned by leading poets in an online programme held on Friday. The programme titled Chhutir Bikele Abritti...

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    London to remove two statues over links to slavery

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:03pm on January 22, 2021

    The local authority that runs London’s historic financial district is to remove the statues of two British colonial-era politicians over their links to the slave...

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    Le Monde’s celebrated cartoonist Plantu to bow out after 50 years

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:59pm on January 22, 2021

    The celebrated cartoonist of France’s Le Monde daily Plantu said Friday that he would soon leave the paper after half a century of work that...

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    Black ballet dancer stands strong in Berlin racism row

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:21pm on January 20, 2021

    Berlin State Ballet’s first black dancer Chloe Lopes Gomes said she has been made to feel different because of her skin colour since she first...

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    Netflix continues flourishing amid COVID-19 situation

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:54am on January 20, 2021

    Netflix on Tuesday topped subscriber growth expectations in the past quarter, keeping ahead of new streaming rivals competing for viewers stuck in their homes during...

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    Stolen Salvator Mundi copy found in Naples flat

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:42pm on January 19, 2021

    Italian police has found a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in a Naples flat and returned it to a museum that had...

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    Egypt unveils treasures found at ancient site

    Agence France-Presse. Saqqara | Updated at 10:57pm on January 18, 2021

    Egypt unveiled Sunday ancient treasures found at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo, including sarcophagi over 3,000 years old, a discovery that ‘rewrites history’,...

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    Recitation artistes protest at violence against women

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:51pm on January 15, 2021

    Female recitation artistes from Sylhet protested at violence against women reciting poems in an online programme held on Friday. The programme titled Amra Nemechhi Pathe...

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