Miscellany

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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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    Two-day Ashwini Mela in Barishal ends

    Our Correspondent . Barishal | Updated at 10:27pm on January 27, 2020

    A two-day ‘Ashwini Mela’, named after Ashwini Kumar Datta, ended at Government Barishal College ground in Barishal city on Sunday. The event featured discussion meetings on...

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    Lotus Vesture brings spring collection

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    LOTUS Vesture has revealed their spring collection comprising block-printed silk sarees, kurtas, kameej, dupatta etc, says a press release. The owner and designer Shurovy Yeasmin...

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    Muhammad Samad receives Chinese honour

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 09:46pm on January 26, 2020

    Poet Muhammad Samad has received the ‘The Prizes 2018: The International Best Poet’ Award. The International Poetry Translation and Research Centre (IPTRC) of Greek Academy...

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    Kalparoop stages ‘Janani Mrinmoyee’

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    Recitation troupe Kalparoop staged its production ‘Janani Mrinmoyee’ at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday. The production, compiled and directed by Nazmul...

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