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    All set to welcome Baishakh 1428 on limited scale

    Rakib Hasan | Updated at 10:58pm on April 12, 2021

    Bengali New Year 1428 will be welcomed on Wednesday through online and symbolic programmes as per decision of the government. Outdoor celebrations of Pahela Baishakh...

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    World’s priciest painting may be a Leonardo after all

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:52pm on April 12, 2021

    The world’s most expensive painting, the ‘Salvator Mundi’, may be the work of Leonardo da Vinci after all, with several media reports contradicting doubts raised...

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    Monkey plays video game, with its brain

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:13pm on April 10, 2021

    Elon Musk’s startup devoted to meshing brains with computers was closer to its dream on Friday, having gotten a monkey to play video game Pong...

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    Spain blocks sale of possible Caravaggio painting

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:57pm on April 09, 2021

    Spain blocked the auction of a 17th-century Biblical oil painting in Madrid on Thursday on suspicion it could be a lost masterpiece by the Renaissance...

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    Egyptologists uncover ‘lost golden city’ buried under the sands

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 10:55pm on April 09, 2021

    Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor that they say is the ‘largest’ ever found in Egypt and...

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    Govt asks not to celebrate Pahela Baishakh outdoors 

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:22pm on April 08, 2021

    The government asked all organisations and institutions not to celebrate Pahela Baishakh organising outdoor programmes and to opt for virtual events avoiding mass gatherings. Outdoor...

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    Nigeria’s ‘social satirist’ fights injustice with art

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos | Updated at 11:07pm on April 06, 2021

    When in 2019 Nigerian painter Julius Agbaje depicted President Muhammadu Buhari as the Joker, he never imagined that a year later his portrait would become...

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    India’s arts community fears Hindu hardliners can’t take a joke

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:35pm on April 02, 2021

    A comedian jailed for a joke he did not tell, threats against theatre directors and a religious backlash to a blockbuster TV drama have left...

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    Egypt readies for pharaohs’ parade

    Agence France-Presse .  Cairo | Updated at 11:29pm on April 02, 2021

    The mummified remains of 22 ancient Egyptian kings and queens will be paraded through the streets of Cairo Saturday, in an eye-catching royal procession to...

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    Shamsuzzaman, Mita, Mimi hospitalised

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:20pm on April 01, 2021

    Folklorist and Bangla Academy president Shamsuzzaman Khan, Tagore singer Mita Haque and director of drama and film department of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Afsana Mimi have...

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