Miscellany

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    Rubik’s Cube ‘Mona Lisa’ goes on sale in Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:42pm on February 03, 2020

    A street art Rubik’s Cube version of the ‘Mona Lisa’ is expected to sell for up to 150,000 euros ($166,000) when it goes under the...

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    Book fair, exhibition begin in Pabna

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 11:41pm on February 03, 2020

    A month-long book fair and weeklong book exhibition respectively commenced on Doyel Chattar and Annoda Gobinda Public Library premises in Pabna on Saturday. The events...

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    Ekushey Book Fair plays a role in creating new readers: Imdadul Haq Milan

    Karoby Shihab | Updated at 12:16am on February 03, 2020

    Ekushey Book Fair plays an important role in promoting the habit of reading among the younger generation, said popular writer and journalist Imdadul Haq Milan....

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    Traditional bull racing held in Manikganj

    Shahjahan Biswas . Manikganj | Updated at 12:12am on February 03, 2020

    A traditional bull racing competition was held in Manikganj recently marking the Saraswati Puja. Locals have been organising the competition at Nabagram Union High School...

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    ‘American Dirt,’ novel on migrants, ignites literary controversy

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 09:23pm on February 01, 2020

    Hailed by luminaries such as Stephen King and Oprah Winfrey, ‘American Dirt’ was touted as the next ‘great American novel,’ bought for a seven-figure advance,...

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    Mary Higgins Clark dies

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:18pm on February 01, 2020

    Best-selling American author Mary Higgins Clark, known to her fans as the ‘Queen of Suspense’, has died aged 92, her publisher confirmed Friday. Clark was...

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    Quamrul Hassan’s 32nd death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 02, 2020

    Today is the 32nd death anniversary of eminent artist Quamrul Hassan, who died on February 2, 1988 following a cardiac arrest after completion of a...

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    Street art creates a splash of new life for Lisbon barrio

    Agence France-Presse . Lisbon | Updated at 09:58pm on January 31, 2020

    In a poor neighbourhood north of Lisbon, tourists contemplate a huge mural of a black woman pulling off a white mask -- a potent symbol...

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    Budapest’s Banksy disciple sparks treasure hunts and nostalgia

    Agence France-Presse . Budapest | Updated at 10:55pm on January 29, 2020

    Drawing inspiration from enigmatic British artist Banksy, a sculptor of tiny bronze statues has gained a cult following in the Hungarian capital Budapest by placing...

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    Farida Zaman receives Sultan Gold Medal

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has honoured noted artist Professor Farida Zaman with Sultan Gold Medal 2020. State minister for local government, rural development and co-operatives, Swapan...

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