Editorial

Jammu and Kashmir: Religion and politics must not cease humanity

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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

Jammu and Kashmir

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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Fire incidents: Result of unfathomable corruption and sheer ignorance

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: 2019 can be marked as the year of fire incidents in Bangladesh or to be more precise its capital Dhaka city as at least five major fire incidents were reported those caused minimum hundred deaths and many injury. The number of fire incidents has increased more than threefold across Bangladesh since 1997; with the year 2018 seeing a daily average of 53 with high possibility of crossing that in 2019. Despite having incidents after incidents, we are yet to take any significant measure to improve the situation both in proactive and reactive measures. But every citizen of ...

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Indo-Pak relations remain key to regional stability and progress

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: India, we all must agree, is the most important and most powerful neighbour and ally of Bangladesh. Even before our inception in 1971, India had play some crucial roles in the liberation, restoration, development and progression of Bangladesh. Especially in South Asia, no country can ignore the importance of India and its economy not only due to its vastness and power but also for its significant development in terms of matching with the modern world. Hence, the government and its orientations are very important for the neighbouring countries as we are standing at less than a month ...

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Traffic jam: Education and health services remain imperative

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh, being a fast developing country, has established itself as a role model of development in front of the world. Along with this development, the lifestyle of the citizens is also rapidly changing especially due to the adoption of new technology and notable economic growth. With all the developments projects in hand to be completed within the next ten years, this change is going to be highly visible. But several hassles associated with availing services associated with basic rights of the citizens still remains. Particularly, the gaps are more associated with the rural area people while hassles ...

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New DNCC mayor: Scores of tasks and stern challenges ahead

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has got a brand new mayor in the form of ex-BGMEA chief Atiqul Islam after the position was vacant for over a year due to the unfortunate demise of ex-DNCC mayor Annisul Huq in 2017. Atiqul has a very short time, just over a year, to work as a mayor unless he gets re-elected in the next scheduled mayoral polls. That gives him a little while to create an impact. His predecessor Annisul Huq was a charismatic DNCC mayor as he took many bold changes and transformed many parts of his constituency ...

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Urbanizing rural areas and environmental conservation

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: During the last decade, Bangladesh has placed itself as a role model of development in front of the whole world. Many development projects were implemented and many are still going on. We must acknowledge the effort of the current government and the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who was elected the leader of the government for the consecutive third term few months back. Till now, the development of Bangladesh has majorly concentrated on the city areas, especially Dhaka, the capital. Though connectivity and utility has spread in the rural areas also, there is a lot ...

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International mother language day and promoting multiculturalism

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: February 21 is approaching soon. Along with being an iconic day for the 1952 Bengali Language movement, it attained great importance as international Mother Language Day. This recognition has brought the focus of the whole world on the struggle that this nation had to go through to preserve the right of the beloved language. This day is also known as ‘Shaheed Dibosh’ or ‘Martyr’s Day’ as many from then East Pakistan died from the ruthless bullets of the West Pakistani force on the same day of 1952 while they were holding a demonstration in demand of Bengali ...

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Amar Ekushey book fair and thoughts for cultural thrive

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Amar Ekushey Book Fair, one of the greatest yearly events of Bangladesh, has returned to millions of readers again this year and will be open for all throughout the month of February. This fair is a tremendous platform to bring the publishers, writers and readers together. This is all about books and booklovers. It has become endemic to our culture while holding the ideal of our language movement of 1952. This month-long book fair is not only intended to interest people on books rather it is to familiarize the young generations of Bangladesh with the ideals of ...

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Averting diversion and manipulation remains key in war on drugs

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Spread of drugs has been one of the most devastating problems of Bangladesh today as it has spread its black claws all over the country and is destroying the future generation. Bangladesh has made tremendous developments during the last decade under the astute direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and that is going to continue with her successive third term as the head of state. However, along with that development comes the question of sustaining the progress which is a duty bestowed on the shoulders of the youths of the nation. But drug abuse is actually damaging ...

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Changing Kolkata: Momentous inspiration for megacity Dhaka

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal of India is the closest neighboring foreign city of Dhaka. Both the cities hold a lot of similarities in terms of culture and characteristics–major of which makes them the largest two cities of the world is the most number of Bengali speaking people. There is a strong tie between the cities. Both the cities have gone through immense development during the past decade. While Dhaka is focusing on building a better infrastructure, Kolkata is focused on being an aesthetic city. We have a lot to learn from Kolkata. Dhaka has been ...

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Dust pollution: A menace to the existence of Dhaka citizens

Jammu and Kashmir

MNA Editorial Desk: Environment has turned into a great concern as our beloved Dhaka city is going through modernization for decades. Among different types of pollutions, dust pollution has become a great trouble for the citizens of this megacity during the winter. There are many areas of the city which makes it impossible for the people to breathe comfortably due to dust particles in the air. Though this problem exists throughout the year, in winter or dry season the problem goes bizarre. Unplanned development works, brick kilns, openly left out drain sludge, uncovered construction materials and many things else are ...

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