Daily Archives: June 3, 2017

400 sued over Langadu arson attack


MNA National Desk: More than 400 people were sued on charges of attacking and torching 100 houses in Langadu upazila of Rangamati following the killing of a Juba League leader. Langadu Police Station sub-inspector Dulal filed the case accusing 15 named and around 400 unnamed people on Friday night. Meanwhile, police also arrested seven people in connection with the arson attack. To prevent untoward situations, the local administration imposed section 144 in the upazila. On Thursday, Nurul Islam Nayan, organizing secretary of upazila Jubo League who used to carry passengers on his motorcycle in exchange for money, was found dead ...

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UN expands N. Korea blacklist


MNA International Desk: The UN Security Council on Friday imposed sanctions on 18 North Korean officials and entities as the United States vowed to respond to Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear tests ‘through other means, if necessary.’ The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that put North Korea’s suspected spy chief, 13 other officials and four entities on the UN sanctions blacklist, hitting them with a global travel ban and an assets freeze. “The Security Council is sending a clear message to North Korea today: Stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council. China, ...

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Police seized huge arms from canal in Narayanganj


MNA Editorial Desk: Police have seized a huge arms cache from a canal in Narayanganj following information gleaned from a detained drug peddler. The drive that started on Thursday night continued into Friday afternoon in Purbachal residential area in Rupganj. Divers from the fire service joined the drive and recovered 62 submachine guns or SMGs, two rocket launchers, five pistols and some boxes filled with bullets. Although police did not name the group who belonged to those arms, they claimed to have found similarities with the arms and bags recovered from Diabari in the capital’s Uttara on June 18 last ...

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Rice prices will be tamed very soon: Ministers


MNA Business Desk: Four ministers of the present government on Friday assured that the prices of rice will be tamed very soon as the government has taken various steps in this regard. Answering questions from journalists about the hike in the rice prices at the Finance Minister’s post-budget press meet in the capital’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium, AMA Muhith, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu and Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal came up with the assurance. They attributed the hike in the rice prices to the damage of corps in the haor regions by flash-flood. The Industries Minister, ...

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Champions Trophy: Rain forces no result in Australia-New Zealand match


MNA Sports Desk: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson made exactly 100 before rain saw his side’s Champions Trophy opener against Australia at Edgbaston on Friday end in a no-result washout. This was an identical outcome to when the teams met at the Birmingham ground in the last edition four years ago. Australia, who were left needing a revised target of 235 to win in 33 overs, were 53 for three off nine when the players left the field for the final time Both teams received a point apiece for the no result from what was their opening match of the ...

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‘Doob’ to compete in 39th Moscow film fest


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s film ‘Doob’ (No Bed of Roses) will compete in Russia’s 39th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF). The first official press conference of the 39th Moscow International Film Festival, organized at Stand Art Hotel in Moscow on 1 June, announced the names of films, including the joint venture film by Bangladesh and India, competing in the festival. The unreleased film has been selected for competition in the main section of the festival along with 10 other films from nine countries. Bangladesh, India, Russia, Germany, Korea, Japan, Finland, Argentina, Spain, Denmark and China have ...

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Take healthy foods during Sehri


MNA Life Style Desk: In Ramadan Muslims across the globe observe fasts from dawn to dusk and also offer prayers five times a day including the night long prayer of Taraweeh, before dawn Muslims have their early morning meal known as Sehri and before dusk they congregate together to have their meal famously known as Iftar. Sehri or Suhoor is the meal consumed before dawn. Sehri is one of the most important meals during Ramadan to keep your energy levels up during the day. Sehri should be a wholesome, moderate meal that is filling and provides enough energy for many ...

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Children Victims

MNA Feature Desk: United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression will be observed tomorrow across the globe to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children. This day is a time for individuals and organizations all over the world to become aware of the impact of monstrosity of abuse, in all its forms, against children. It is also a time when organizations and individuals learn from or take part in awareness campaigns centered ...

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DU student injured in attack by BCL men


MNA Education Desk: A student of Dhaka University was injured in an attack allegedly by some activists of Bangladesh Chhatra league (BCL) of Bijoy Ekattor Hall unit on Thursday night over a trifling matter. The injured was Ismail Ahmed Mubin, a Masters student of DU Anthropology department and also a resident of Bijoy Ekattor Hall. Witnesses said Mubin slightly pushed Arif Mahmud, vice president of DU BCL unit, at general store of the hall at night. Following the incident, some BCL men pulled Mubin out of the store and beat him up cruelly, leaving him wounded. Later, Mubin was admitted ...

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