Editorial

Oath of BUET students and promise of a prospective change

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Killing of Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) has been a major concern and issue till he was beaten to death on October 7 by allegedly Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League’s student wing, leaders and activists at BUET’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall. He was a promising soul and lost his life for expressing his own opinions freely. Abrar was brutally beaten to death over accusing him to be linked with Chhatra Shibir, student wing of anti-Bangladesh political party Jamaat-e-Islami. It was never ...

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Student politics of BD: A heritage we need to protect & purify

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Student politics is blended with every glorious achievement of Bangladesh. From the language movement to the national independence, the students were involved at every stage of writing the name of this nation on the world map. After independence also, the students led various movements to restore and protect democracy in this country. Unfortunately, the glory of student politics is under serious question due to ill use of power, degradation of humanity and widespread use of student politics for wrongdoings. Especially after recent brutal murder of Abrar, a student of BUET, few days back, the moral decay in ...

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Affiliated organizations of AL require reform & central control

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh Awami League is the largest political party of the country and being the ruling party for the consecutive third term and its chairman Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken this party to such a level that any politically involved person now wants to be a part of it. The easiest way to be a part of Awami League is to be a member of any of its affiliated organizations or wings. There are hundreds of affiliated organizations of this party and hundreds more are in line. People are rushing to be a member of ...

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Purging sins from sports and culture: Key to protecting youths

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Recently gambling in casinos inside different sports clubs has been the talk of the country. Huge corruption and malpractices were revealed surrounding these sports clubs. According to the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the government has started a drive against corruption throughout the country and its first phase was apparently against these casinos or to be precise against illegal gambling which has become a sports of money as the gamblers are often termed as ‘players’. This gambling has ruined many families of our country by taking away every possible asset of these families. But the addiction ...

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Sheikh Hasina At UNGA: Global harmony, regional peace and human rights

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will deliver her speech at the 74th Annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 27. This is going to be her 16th speech at UNGA, a record for any Bangladeshi premiere ever. She has transformed herself from a Bangladeshi leader to a global leader in the course of time. Her influence has gone beyond the 1.7 million Bangladeshi people. She has been vocal on different global issues and played a very significant role in soliciting and addressing global concerns. Bangladesh has received huge ...

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Workplace safety: Enacting laws remains key to progress

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Workplace safety for workers can be termed as one of the most important business issues in today’s world. With introduction of human resource management concepts in the modern economic sphere, employee safety is receiving more and more attention. Especially in the developed countries, workplace safety is given utmost importance but the case is not the same for the developing and least developed countries. Bangladesh is also standing a lot behind in ensuring workplace safety at different organizations. Till today, it has been the act of the individual organizations in our country but the government has to play ...

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Int’l delegation to asses Myanmar’s preparation for Rohingya repatriation: Minister

Myanmar

MNA Editorial Desk: Myanmar is going host an international delegation in the Northern Rakhine State to show the preparation taken by them for the repatriation of Rohingyas, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said. The delegation, which includes envoys from different counties, will assess whether the right condition for repatriation exists or not, the minister said while talking to media after a seminar held in the city on Wednesday. Responding to a question regarding the international media report that Mayanmar government has built infrastructure in the 40 per cent of the Rohingya dominated area in Rakhine, the foreign minister ...

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Assam NRC: Decisive future relations between India & Bangladesh

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Assam, a state of our neighboring country India, has been in the headlines during the last few weeks as humanitarian crisis seems to be building up there. The issue remains with the current population of Assam. Indian government and many of the Assamese citizens do not consider the whole population of Assam as its own. True that is as along with the locals, many migrated to Assam many years back. But it is the same story of millions of settlers all around the world and after living for generations and serving the economy of a country, no ...

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Leadership creation and removing intruders remain uphill tasks for Awami League

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh Awami League is the oldest political party of the country. It has been active in politics before and after the independence of this nation. For over 70 years, this party has been leading the political environment of Bangladesh and being a part of this party itself is a great achievement for anyone who wants to make a career in politics. On top of that, Awami League being in the government for consecutive third term has made a position inside the party like a golden egg which everyone wants to chase. In this process, many leaders and ...

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Social movement with patriotism vital to fight dengue

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Dengue scenario is getting fiercer throughout Bangladesh this year. Though we have been familiar with dengue for few years but this year the outbreak is like an epidemic. Initially the disease was contained inside Dhaka but it did not take much time to spread outside. Over the last few days, hospitals outside Dhaka are receiving more dengue patients than those in the capital. Considering the state of healthcare facilities in rural areas, it is evident the situation is getting more alarming. We are now trying to fight dengue in the hospitals but in reality, it should be ...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Religion and politics must not cease humanity

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: From the beginning of August the regional politics of the Indo-Pak sub-continent is experiencing a tremendous turbulence over the newly arisen issues of Jammu and Kashmir-a state of our neighboring country India. Jammu and Kashmir had always been in news, especially Kashmir, due to regional conflicts over that area among India, Pakistan and even China. This conflict had been a deciding factor of the regional politics of this subcontinent and religion had played a great part in this conflict. The history of Jammu and Kashmir lies in its regional setting, both before and after India and Pakistan’s ...

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Self awareness is required to prevent diseases like dengue

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Recently we have been listening a lot about dengue fever in Bangladesh, especially in Dhaka, and the situation seems to be out of control. According to fresh data from DGHS, a total of 24,804 people were admitted to different hospitals across the country including Dhaka between January 1 and August 3 while 17,388 of them were released from hospitals. A total of 7,398 patients are treating treatment at different hospitals across the country right now, according to health emergency operation centre and control room of the DGHS. The viral disease, dengue, has spread in all the 64 ...

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Geological challenges remain crucial in controlling floods in Bangladesh

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Geographically Bangladesh is mostly a low land area which is prone to severe floods every year especially, during the rainy season. Although altitudes in the northern part of the plain reaches up to 105 meters (344 feet) above sea level, most elevations throughout the country are less than 10 meters (33 feet) above sea level. With such low elevations and numerous rivers, canals, ponds and other water bodies, recurring floods are a predominant physical feature of our country. About 10,000 square kilometers of the total area of Bangladesh is covered with water and larger areas are routinely ...

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Global politics & migration: Showing patience to Priya Saha’s appeal is crucial

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is well known for communal harmony among the global community despite some conspiracies and rise of fundamentalists on different times. There was no period when the minorities were continuously targeted for oppression. Particularly during the last decade, it will not be wrong to say that minorities especially the religious minorities are enjoying noteworthy preferences in all aspects. There is no incident of brutal prolonged religious unrest anywhere of the country. Though Bangladesh is constitutionally an Islamic state, everyone acknowledged the country to be an example of religious and communal harmony. Despite this context, Priya Saha, a ...

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Political commitment: Most vital to uproot rising teen crimes

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Crime has been a vital challenge for human evolution throughout the time as we have heard about different types of crimes at different corners of the world through ages. Bangladesh has also shared the same experience. But in recent times the scenario has turned bizarre. Number of crimes has increased unimaginably in our beloved country mostly in the form of rape, murder, drug abuse, eve-teasing, harassment, torture, fraud, corruption, money laundering etc. It is not about the type of crimes but the way of execution, which is very alarming. The attributes of the victims are appearing as ...

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Road accidents: Fatal to the victims & economy of Bangladesh

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Road traffic accidents and injuries are a global tragedy and now turned into a growing and serious problem worldwide and the safety situation is very severe in developing countries like Bangladesh. An alarming rise has been observed in the number of road accidents in Bangladesh during the last decade. Bangladesh is a developing fast and logically motorization is required at both urban and rural areas, which is very evident in Bangladesh. For an economy to prosper, communication and connectivity is very important–an area where Bangladesh developed a lot during the last few years. The whole country including ...

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Default loans: Tactful action essential to cut risk for economic prosperity

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: The banking sector of Bangladesh has been in news for quite a long time as large scams came in front with loan defaults of millions. These scams are held responsible for the failure of this sector. Along with almost all the public banks, many private banks are suffering from huge default loans. Few large businessmen and industries are mainly liable for these default loans and it has become an attribute of the banking sector of Bangladesh today. Experts find it necessary to eliminate this problem to save this sector which will ultimately have significant impact on the ...

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70 Years Of Awami League: Endorsing Bangabandhu’s Ideology Remains Key For Progress

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: If we want to write the history of Bangladesh, there is no way to complete that without bringing the name of Bangladesh Awami League–the oldest political party of the country. Awami League has huge contribution in every political movement from the Pakistan regime. Without this party and its leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, our independence in 1971 would have been a never to be attained dream. Now, Awami league is unavoidably paralleled with the development and progress of our nation. Not only in Bangladesh, Awami League is well regarded in South Asia as one of the pioneering ...

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Take actions against chemicals in fruits: HC to govt

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MNA Editorial Desk: The High Court on Tuesday asked the government to take stern action against people involved in using harmful chemicals in fruits. The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the order after hearing on a writ petition, reports UNB. The bench also expressed dissatisfaction over a report of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) made after testing the use of formalin and harmful chemicals in mango. Advocate Manzill Murshid stood for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar represented the state. Besides, two separate reports on behalf of ...

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BUDGET 2019-20: Great hopes & now all depends on the government

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: The government has placed an ambitious BDT5.23 trillion budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 in the parliament on June 13, 2019. The figure is an increase of an 18 per cent from the revised budget of the outgoing fiscal year. It was a budget presented by the new Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal with commitments of dynamism and understandability. Unfortunately, due to illness, he could not present the whole budget and the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had to step in to present the complete budget in front of the people. The budget is not only an ambitious ...

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Budget 2019-20: Prospect of dual focus on infrastructure and human indices

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk:Today the National Parliament will go into the budget session for 2019-20 fiscal. This will be the third session of the incumbent 11th parliament after the second. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will place the national budget, his first, for fiscal year 2019-20 before the House on June 13 while the whole nation will be eyeing for a dynamic and progress oriented budget for the next one year. The current Awami League government under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had presented and managed the last ten consecutive budgets which were mostly highly ambitious and development oriented ...

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Budget 2019-20: Anticipation of mass-orientation & new dimensions

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: We are standing at the verge of another budget declaration–budget for the fiscal year 2019-20. This year it is going to be slightly different as a new Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will present his first budget. People are having huge expectations on this budget as it is expected to be dynamic and goal-oriented. Former Finance Minister AMA Muhith, who has helmed the country’s budget preparation 12 times were criticized on several occasions for not tough and anti-people budget though he had been a great part of the many development initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day & start of a blissful history

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: On May 17, 2019 we had observed the 38th homecoming day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Though we as a nation do not realize the importance of this day totally and colour it with political angles but this day is very significant in the history of Bangladesh. With the grief of losing her whole family except her sister Sheikh Rehana, who was with her abroad during the barbaric and inhuman killing of all her family members, she returned to Bangladesh from deportation ignoring dictator’s bloody eyes on May 17, 1981. Her return changed the political scenario of ...

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Ramadan: Month of peace turns into month of suffering

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: We are observing the holy month of Ramadan right now–a very important month of the year to every Muslim all around the world. Bangladesh, being a Muslim majority country, every year observes this month with utmost dignity and citizens engage themselves in religious activities with Siyam and special prayers like Salaat-it-Tarabeeh. A holy environment sustains all around the country which provides a sense of peace into our lives. But unlike other Muslim majority countries of the world, Ramadan every year comes with some hassles into the lives of citizens of Bangladesh and this year the hassles reached ...

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Cultural decay: Spread of peculiarity to destroy nation’s future

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Status of a country is influenced by many factors like; economy, humanitarian factors, technological progress and many things else. Culture is also an important factor as it shapes up the characteristics of a nation which drives a country towards progress and development while protecting a specific self identity. There are special features of every culture which the citizens of a country bear and try to protect. But unfortunately we are observing a huge degradation in our cultural attributes and we are actually moving to a culture which can be regretfully termed as ‘culture of fraud and illusions’. Though ...

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Burning Nusrat must ignite a moral war in Bangladesh

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Yet another battle was lost a few days ago when a bright prospecting life of an Alim examinee Nusrat Jahan Rafi died on April 10 after she was set ablaze on April 6 due to making a complaint of rape against the principal of her madrasa at Sonagazi of Feni district. She lodged the complaint few days back after getting brutally raped by Siraj Ud Dowla, the madrasa principal and was getting continuous threats to lift the case. But as a brave soul, she denied to do so and even pledged to fight until death to ensure ...

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Children’s Day: Assurance of rights against futile celebration

BUET

MNA Editorial Desk: Along with the progress of mankind throughout the world, different humanitarian issues are now of serious priority especially throughout the last few decades. Not only in developed worlds but also in least developed or developing countries like; Bangladesh, these human rights issues are followed with importance today. Many events around the globe such as wars or child labour have elevated the vitality of children’s rights. In different countries there are many activities to promote the status of children’s rights and one of those activities is celebration of Children’s Day. In Bangladesh children’s day is celebrated on March ...

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