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Bangladesh still at war against fundamentalists: Activist Kabir

Kolkata, Feb 21 Even 46 years after the Liberation War, Bangladesh continues to be at war against fundamentalists, the country's writer and activist Shahriar Kabir said on Tuesday, referring to removal of works of non-Muslim writers from school textbooks.

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Government should not execute autocratic power on universities: Amartya Sen

Government should not execute autocratic power on universities: Amartya Sen

New Delhi, Feb 21 Nobel laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen said on Tuesday that if the government wants to set up world-class universities it should not try to "execute autocratic power on the universities as...

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Bangladesh still at war against fundamentalists: Activist Kabir

Bangladesh still at war against fundamentalists: Activist Kabir

Kolkata, Feb 21 Even 46 years after the Liberation War, Bangladesh continues to be at war against fundamentalists, the country's writer and activist Shahriar Kabir said on Tuesday, referring to removal of works of non...

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Endeavouring for peace in South Asia through literature

Endeavouring for peace in South Asia through literature

New Delhi, Feb 21 A literature festival is all set to bring artists from South Asia -- sans Pakistan -- together, aiming to endeavour for peace in the region. ...

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Ethiopian delegation visiting India to adopt best practices from education sector

Ethiopian delegation visiting India to adopt best practices from education sector

New Delhi, Feb 21 In an effort to learn from the Indian education system and to gather prevailing best practices, a delegation from ministry of education, Government of Ethiopia is currently visiting India. The focus ...

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Karnataka governor to confer art awards

Karnataka governor to confer art awards

Bengaluru, Feb 21 The Lalit Kala Akademi is all set to hold the National Exhibition of Art where Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala will confer the National Academy Award to 15 individuals at the 58th National ...

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Music is all about communicating: Guitarist Guthrie Govan

Music is all about communicating: Guitarist Guthrie Govan

New Delhi, Feb 21 English guitarist Guthrie Govan has worked with a variety of bands and is known for his ease and effortlessness. For him, playing the guitar is certainly not just about knowledge and technicalities. ...

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Joy in little things: This exhibition captures hope in mundane everyday life of an Indian metropolis

Joy in little things: This exhibition captures hope in mundane everyday life of an Indian metropolis

New Delhi, Feb 21 Strolling up and down the streets is a routine affair for all of us but a humble Mumbai-based artist is out to capture hope and positivity that we fail to take note of in our humdrum lives. ...

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Makarand Deshpande to return to Delhi stage after 12 years

Makarand Deshpande to return to Delhi stage after 12 years

New Delhi, Feb 21 Theatre veteran Makarand Deshpande will bring his classic Hindi play "Sir Sir Sarla" here on Sunday. It is special for him as he is returning to the capital's stage after a dozen years. ...

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Hindi may topple English on Social Media in India but ignores critical issues

Hindi may topple English on Social Media in India but ignores critical issues

New Delhi, Feb 21 Hindi is set to topple English as the most popular language on social media in India in 2017 but this comes with a negative, a study on the occasion of International Mother Tongue Day has revealed. ...

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Iraq's ancient, looted treasures to be displayed in Venice

Iraq's ancient, looted treasures to be displayed in Venice

Baghdad, Feb 21 The Iraq Museum of Baghdad is to display 40 ancient artefacts at the Venice Biennale art exhibition this year, including several that were recently returned after they were looted in 2003, a media repo...

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Isha Foundation to erect 112 feet Shiva idols in India

Isha Foundation to erect 112 feet Shiva idols in India

Chennai, Feb 21 The Isha Foundation plans to have 112-foot tall faces of Hindu God Shiva or `Adiyogi' in the other three regions of the country - east, north and west - while the first one has been set up in Coimbator...

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Bengal observes International Mother Language Day

Bengal observes International Mother Language Day

Kolkata, Feb 21 West Bengal on Tuesday observed International Mother Language Day paying homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Bangladesh in 1952. ...

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Publishers axe Milo's book

Publishers axe Milo's book

Washington, Feb 21 British writer Milo Yiannopoulos' book "Dangerous" was axed after Republican conservatives released video clips which seemed to condone sex between men and boys. ...

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Iraqi oud player Shamma named Unesco's Artist for Peace

Iraqi oud player Shamma named Unesco's Artist for Peace

Paris, Feb 21 Iraqi oud player Naseer Shamma will be the Artist for Peace to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) due to "his commitment to peace, especially by targeting youth dur...

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It's not necessary to adapt every book into film: Nandita Das

It's not necessary to adapt every book into film: Nandita Das

Mumbai, Feb 20 Acclaimed actor-director Nandita Das who is currently preparing for her new directorial venture "Manto" said that a book and a film are two different mediums and both have their own charm, so it is not ...

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