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Teacher humiliation incident seeks apology

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MNA Editorial Desk: According to different class of people, the teacher humiliation incident seeks apology from MP Salim Osman. University teachers demanded an apology from MP AKM Salim Osman for publicly shaming a teacher in Narayanganj by making him squat while holding his ears. People are making angry posts and changing profile pictures with photos of them holding ears captioned ‘Sorry sir’ in a stunning show of solidarity with the teacher. In a statement on Tuesday, FBUTA (Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Associations), described the incident as the ‘highest form of savagery’. Being forced to do squats while holding one’s ...

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River diversion to intrigue Indo-Bangla water dispute

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MNA Editorial Desk: River Diversion by India in the upcoming days is going to intrigue Indo-Bangla river water dispute. A senior minister of India has announced that India is going to divert water from its rivers to deal with its severe drought. Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas is now her government’s top priority. At least 330 million people are affected by drought in India. Drought is taking place as heat wave spreads across India, with the temperatures in surplus of 40C. The Inter Linking ...

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NASA discovers 1,200 new planets

MNA Editorial Desk: The universe is yet to be explored; truly as reports say, NASA discovers 1,200 new planets and the universe just got bigger. NASA has announced an astonishing discovery of more than 1,200 new planets, several of which orbit in their sun’s habitable zone. The discovery more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler, giving scientists hope that they may eventually discover another Earth-like planet that could harbor life. The Kepler spacecraft has been looking for Earth-like planets since May 2009 and before the recent findings had discovered thousands of candidate planets, including 12 in the ...

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Nizami hanged for 1971 liberation war crimes

Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged for 1971 liberation war crimes on Wednesday night. The death sentence of Motiur Rahman Nizami was executed as Bangladesh hanged the Islamist party leader for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Nizami, head of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hanged at Dhaka Central jail just after midnight after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal for genocide, rape and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during the war. Nizami, 73, a former legislator and minister during opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s ...

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SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh Bank vulnerable to hackers

It is becoming more visible day by day that SWIFT technicians left Bangladesh Bank system vulnerable to hackers. Bangladesh’s central bank became more vulnerable to hackers when technicians from SWIFT, the global financial network, connected a new bank transaction system to SWIFT messaging three months before a $81 million cyber heist, Bangladeshi police and a bank official alleged. Technicians from SWIFT (Society for the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), connected a new bank transaction system to SWIFT messaging three months before an $81 million cyber heist. And that time Bangladesh become more vulnerable to hackers. Mohammad Shah Alam, the head of ...

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Bus driver’s son became London’s first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan, a proud Pakistani-born bus driver’s son became London’s first Muslim mayor. He is so liberal that, he backed gay marriage and even launched his campaign in a pub. The Labor Party MP also put tackling terrorism and ‘rooting out its cancer’ at the heart of his election manifesto and pledged to put the capital on a ‘war-footing from day one’. Mayor Khan was helped into City Hall by Tory rival Zac Goldsmith’s campaign, which was even branded ‘racist’ by his own party after he claimed Labor ‘thinks terrorists are its friends’. But his political career has been dogged ...

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Eight Bangladeshi terrorists detained in Singapore

The Singapore government on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight Bangladeshi terrorists detained in Singapore for terror attacks in home country, including assassinations, to establish an Islamic state. The men, aged between 26 and 34, called their group the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) and intended to join terror group ISIS as foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. But as it was difficult to travel to the Middle East, these terrorists focused on returning to Bangladesh to topple their government through violent means, set up an Islamic State there, and bring it under the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State ...

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AQIS claim responsibility of Xulhaz murder

US-based monitoring agency SITE Intelligence Group confirmed Ansar Al Islam (AQIS), Bangladesh branch of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, has claimed responsibility for the murder of Xulhaz Mannan and his friend. In a Twitter post by spokesperson of Ansar Al Islam, Mufti Abdullah Ashraf, AQIS’s Bangladesh unit, said their ‘mujahidins’ assassinated the two for being ‘pioneers of practicing and promoting homosexuality in Bangladesh’. The twitter account mentioned as @Ansar_Islam_BD posted a statement, one in Bangla and the other in English. “Alhamdulillah, By the grace of Almighty Allah, the Mujahidin of Ansar Al-Islam (AQIS, Bangladesh branch) were able to assassin Xulhaz ...

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IS claims the responsibility for Rajshahi University teacher murder

Islamic State, commonly known as IS claims the responsibility for the murder of Rezaul Karim Siddique, a teacher of Rajshahi University. He was a professor of English department from Rajshahi University. He was hacked to death early in the morning on Saturday. Police said to the media that Professor was almost beheaded by the assailants, when they attacked him from behind as he walked to the bus station from his home in the city of Rajshahi. By examining the nature of the attack, Rajshahi Metropolitan Police suspected that it was carried out by extremist groups. The IS group claimed the ...

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Five days’ remand for Shafiq Rehman after arrest

Famous journalist Shafiq Rehman has been put under five days’ remand after arrest. DB police has captured him from residence at Iskaton Garden Road at around 8am in the morning on Saturday. Later he was shown arrested on a case of conspiracy to murder filed last year at Paltan Thana. Police filed a General Diary (GD) during last year’s august month at Paltan Thana foor conspiracy to kidnap and murder the son and Information and Technology Advisor of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Sajib Wazed Joy. Later that Gd turned into a police case and Shafiq Rehman was shown arrested ...

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Accepting technology – Challenges in rural areas

Accepting Technology – a critical issue of modern era but possesses huge challenges in rural areas of our country. Bangladesh, known to the world as a low income country, has taken a challenge to become a middle income one by 2021. Our country has recently experienced several improvements in different development indicators; notably in societal, technological, educational, women empowerment, healthcare, and investment areas. Our Prime Minister has also declared some development targets to shift towards becoming a middle income country. Various actions like coverage of 30 lakh people through solar electricity in next three years and faster improvements in implementation ...

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Car Parking Menace in Dhaka City

In recent days, a menace in the form of car parking is surrounding the lives of citizens of Dhaka City. The sight of cars being jacked and locked on the streets of Dhaka city has become an everyday phenomenon. Any person roaming inside the city must have experienced this spectacle in recent days. This incident takes place when the car owners or the drivers park them at unauthorized or inappropriate places. Undoubtedly, it has become an absolute necessity that these cars should be parked properly at proper places. But are there enough suitable places for parking cars in the city? ...

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Atiur Rahman resigns after the cyber heist

Bangladesh Bank Governor, Atiur Rahman, has resigned today after a disastrous cyber heist. The governor on Tuesday submitted his resignation according to sources of Prime Minister’s office. He was serving his second term as BB Governor when a cyber heist cost $101 million. Atiur Rahman told the reporters this morning that he was ready to resign if Prime Minister wants. Later he submitted his resignation with the burden of the lost fund on his shoulder. He also added that, he has no hesitation to resign if that helps Bangladesh Bank. He took over the responsibility of BB Governor on May1, ...

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