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Four mystic bards recalled at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent Four mystic bards were recalled at a commemorative programme held at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday. The programme, organised by the academy, featured discussions on folk bards Gurusaday Dutt, Radharaman Dutt, Bijoy Sarker and Ramesh Shil. Professor Shafi Ahmed, professor A Y M Jafar, Mohsin Hossain and Tapan […]

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BSA organises 23rd Nat’l Art Exhibition

Cultural Correspondent The 23rd National Art Exhibition featuring 322 artworks by 310 artists commenced at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday. H T Imam, political adviser to prime minister Sheikh Hasina, inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest. Former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, state minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid, additional […]

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Motivation campaign needed for posthumous eye donation

Special Correspondent In Bangladesh, 7.5 million people are suffering from low-vision and blindness, of them more than 5,00,000 people are suffering from corneal diseases and await corneal transplantation. According to reports available with the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh. Eye banks at different specialized hospitals in the country and non-governmental organizations like Sandhani International Eye Bank […]

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Khaleda to walk out of jail on bail, hopes BNP

Special Correspondent BNP has expressed optimism that its chairperson Khaleda Zia will be released soon from jail securing bail from the High Court in Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases. Party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the hope while addressing a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office […]

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Myanmar ‘lying’ about Rohingyas: FM

Special Correspondent Myanmar government has engaged itself in spreading disinformation on the repatriation of Rohingya people from Bangladesh, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said at a diplomatic briefing in Dhaka on Wednesday. ‘The reports Myanmar is producing are completely false and fabricated,’ Momen said while giving an update on Myanmar. The briefing came on the […]

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Speakers voice frustration over delay in Kalpana Chakma abduction case

Special Correspondent Speakers at a roundtable have expressed their frustration and resentment over impending delay in investigating the abduction of rights activist Kalpana Chakma . The speakers made the remarks at an event organized by Hill Womens federation at National Press Club marking the 23th anniversary of Kalpana’s forced disappearance. Calling for a coordinated movement […]