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    Cabinet approves draft of film artistes’ welfare trust law

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:10pm on November 24, 2020

    The cabinet, with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, approved the draft of the Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Welfare Trust Act-2020 on Monday to ensure...

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    Public events put artistes at risks of COVID-19 infection

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 11:09pm on November 24, 2020

    Renowned Manipuri dancer Samina Husain Prema said that performing in public events multiplies the risk of COVID-19 infection among the artistes as it is very...

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    Bongo partners with Kormo Jobs, an app by Google

    Cultural Correspondent  | Updated at 08:44pm on November 23, 2020

    Bongo, one of the largest video streaming platforms in Bangladesh, has recently signed an agreement with Google’s world-renowned job and career development app Kormo Jobs....

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    Jan Morris dies at 94

    Agence France-Presse .  London | Updated at 11:15pm on November 21, 2020

    The British writer and journalist Jan Morris, who broke the news of the first ascent of Mount Everest and was one of the first openly...

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    Aly Zaker’s condition improves

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:13pm on November 21, 2020

    The health condition of Ekushey Padak-winning thespian and popular TV actor Aly Zaker, who is undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital, has been...

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    Abul Hasnat remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:10pm on November 21, 2020

    The late writer Abul Hasnat, who was also the editor of the monthly literary magazine Kali O Kalam and biannual art journal Shilpa O Shilpi,...

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    Rare ‘Tahiti’ portrait by Gauguin set for French sale

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:35pm on November 20, 2020

    A little-known canvas by  post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin that has not left the United States since the 1940s will be put up for sale this month...

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    Gabon’s only circus fights for survival

    Agence France-Presse . Libreville | Updated at 11:33pm on November 20, 2020

    Wiltrid Mabiala climbs to the top of a human pyramid -- backwards -- with the lithe agility of a cat. Six metres (20 feet) below,...

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    In conversation with Faizul Islam

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 11:26pm on November 20, 2020

    Fiction writer Faizul Islam is a voice to reckon with in the post-Elias literary scene.  He started writing fiction way back in 1989. Long form...

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    Towering outdoor lift zips tourists up China’s ‘Avatar’ cliff

    Agence France-Presse . Zhangjiajie | Updated at 10:17pm on November 18, 2020

    Towering more than 300 metres (1,000 feet) up the cliff face that inspired the landscape for the blockbuster movie ‘Avatar’, the world’s highest outdoor lift...

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