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JSC, JDC, PEC, Ebtedayee results on Dec 24

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MNA Education Desk: The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC), Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC), Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee examinations will be published on Dec 24. Sources from the ministries of education and mass education confirmed the matter to banglanews Tuesday (Dec 11). As many as 26,70,333 students sat for JSC and JDC and around 57 lakh for PEC and Ebtedayee exams this year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the textbook festival on the same day. Students will be given free textbooks on Dec 30. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were held ...

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Arjun Rampal to star in web series, ‘The Final Call’

Arjun Rampal

MNA Entertainment Desk: Actor Arjun Rampal will headline upcoming Zee5 web series “The Final Call,” the video-on-demand service owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises announced in a press release on Wednesday. The series is an adaptation of Priya Kumar’s novel “I Will Go With You: The Flight of a Lifetime.” The 2016 novel examines a group of flight passengers whose captain has decided to commit suicide on duty, endangering all 300 on board. Details of the director and the rest of the cast are yet to be announced. The originality of the story fascinated the them; Zee5’s programming head Aparna Acharekar ...

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Bomb threat at Facebook’s Menlo Park HQ

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MNA Tech Desk: Facebook Inc evacuated a few buildings at its headquarters campus in Menlo Park following a bomb threat, a company spokesman said on Tuesday. Everyone is safe and the company is looking into the incident, the spokesman said in an emailed statement to Reuters. Menlo Park Police Department said a building at 200 Jefferson Drive has been evacuated and the bomb units are on the scene going through the building. YouTube was another Silicon Valley company that faced security threat in the recent past. In May, a woman opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Francisco, wounding three ...

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Radio Shadhin’s ‘Rise up for Women Conference’

Women Conference

MNA Entertainment Desk: Radio Shadhin 92.4FM concluded their 16-day long campaign, titled “Rise up for Women Conference 2018,” on a grand scale yesterday (Monday) at Hotel Galesia and Resort Limited in Banani, featuring an open discussion between the members of the audience and the famous screen pair Aly and Sara Zaker. The event, which lasted from 10am to 5pm, consisted of a day-long session of a painting competition for children, speeches by women entrepreneurs, musical performances, and ended with an open discussion, between the participants and the organizers, and a prize giving ceremony. The open discussion was moderated by a ...

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Maulana Bhasani’s 138th birth anniv

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MNA Feature Desk: The 138th birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, a great national leader, is being observed on Tuesday with due reverence. Born in 1880 at Dhanpara village in Sirajganj, Bhasani dedicated his life to establishing the rights of the oppressed and downtrodden. Different political parties and socio-cultural organisations in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country have taken various programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner. Besides, Maulana Bhasani University of Science and Technology (MBUST) and the Bhasani Foundation and some other organisations will hold various programmes at Santosh remembering his struggle for the rights ...

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70 DU students get Dean’s Award

Dean’s Award

MNA Education Desk: Seventy meritorious students from different departments under the Business Studies faculty of Dhaka University (DU) received the Dean’s Award for their academic results in the BBA and MBA examinations, reported news agency. DU vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman distributed the awards among the students at a function held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of the university on Tuesday. Business Studies faculty’s dean Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam presided over the function while DU treasurer Md Kamal Uddin spoke at the programme as a special guest. President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nihad Kabir addressed the programme ...

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Some Surprising Health Facts

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MNA Life Style Desk: With regular studies published about facts on health and fitness, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the information out there. Some of the findings repeat health advice that’s been around for years, but others are a little more shocking. Take a look at these 5 health facts that might surprise you. Drinking coffee can prevent depression: We hear a lot about the negative effects of caffeine on our health, but it turns out that caffeine has its good points too. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who ...

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Faculty of Fine Arts steps into 70 with mega expo

Fine Arts

MNA Entertainment Desk: To celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka a mega art exhibition has been arranged. December 29 marks the birth anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, founder of the Dacca Art College (at present the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka). In this regard the exhibition is also part of Zainul Utshob 2018. The exhibition features artworks from veterans of the faculty, who were or still are faculty members at the art hub. It was inaugurated on December 10 on the fine arts premises at Shahbagh in the capital. On the ...

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Researchers explore new way of treating malaria

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MNA Science Desk: In the ongoing hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers said Thursday they are exploring a pathway that has until now been little studied — killing parasites in the liver, before the illness emerges. “It’s very difficult to work on the liver stage,” said Elizabeth Winzeler, professor of pharmacology and drug discovery at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. “We have traditionally looked for medicines that will cure malaria,” she told to media. For the latest research, published in the journal Science, scientists dissected hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes to remove parasites inside ...

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Human Rights Day today

Human Rights

MNA Feature Desk: Human Rights Day will be observed in the country like elsewhere in the world marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10 in 1948. This year, the Human Right Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, according a message ...

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48 Bangladeshi students win Cambridge’s ‘Top in World’

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MNA Education Desk: A total of 48 students have won ‘Top in the World’ awards by ‘Cambridge Assessment International Education’ for their exceptional performance in the June 2018 Cambridge examination series. Students from schools across the country were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at an awards ceremony at International Convention City, Bashundhara on Saturday. It was jointly hosted by Cambridge International and the British Council, Bangladesh. These students, according to a press release, achieved the highest marks in the world in a range of individual subjects across Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level and Cambridge International AS & A Level ...

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Tips for an energetic morning

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MNA Life Style Desk: Feel groggy when you wake up every morning? Here are a few quick tips, guaranteed for an energetic morning, reported news agency. Breathe deep Deep breathing has many benefits; that’s why it is an important part of yoga. Metabolically, it brings more oxygen into your body, satisfying every organ’s need and boosting immunity. Plus, it stimulates nerve relaxation and clears away stress, fatigue and depression. Set aside a couple of minutes before going to bed and practice deep breathing. You’re now more likely to get up feeling energetic than usual. Hydrate Water makes up for a ...

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Beyonce to perform at Ambani daughter’s wedding

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce arrived in the city of lakes on Sunday to perform at a pre-wedding celebration for Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal. Beyonce sported a white printed ensemble and a pair of shades as she stepped out of the Maharana Pratap Airport. A red lip colour brightened up her look as she let her curly tresses loose. The “Crazy in love” singer will perform on Sunday night for a star-studded audience, which includes US former First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick ...

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Rokeya Day being observed

Rokeya Day

MNA Feature Desk: The Begum Rokeya Day is being observed on Sunday marking the 138th birth and 86th death anniversary of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain, the pioneer for women’s rights in the subcontinent. On the occasion, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages paying rich tributes to Begum Rokeya. Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain was born on December 9 in 1880 at Pairaband village in Rangpur. She also passed away on December 9 in 1932. Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was a Bengali feminist thinker, writer, educationist, social activist, advocate of women’s rights, and widely regarded as the ...

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Vanessa crowned Miss World 2018

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico crowned as Miss World 2018 by outgoing queen Manushi Chhillar in the coastal city of Sanya, China. She is the first Mexican queen to have won the title. Nicolene Limsnukan of Thailand was named first runner-up, reported news agency. The 26-year-old smiled away with moist eyes as she folded her hands in gratitude to gesture the traditional Indian ‘Namaste’ greeting when Manushi placed the elaborate crown on her head. Having pursued a degree in International Business, Vanessa is currently on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls and ...

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Google to shut Hangouts by 2020

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MNA Tech Desk: Google will shut its popular Hangouts service for consumers by 2020, 9to5Google has reported, citing sources aware of the product’s roadmap, reported news agency. Hangouts was launched as a replacement for Gchat in 2013 by the tech titan but has been losing features in recent years as the company has stopped updating the app and taken away SMS messaging. However, Hangouts still is a prominent chat option in Gmail on the web and the app also exists on the Google Play Store. Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by the company which includes messaging, video chat, ...

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School mafia molesting students’ feelings calls for apt steps

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MNA Feature Desk: During the last few months, reports of suicides of students have become very common and we might have ignored looking into the reasons behind. Going with the trend, a very depressing news came into the media on last Tuesday (Dec 3). A student of Viquarunnisa Noon School & College – country’s one of the most renowned educational institutions committed suicide. Her name was Aritri Adhikari, only 16 years of age and a student of class 9. The news came as a great shock as nothing can justify the waste of such a promising life. She gave away ...

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Viqarunnisa appoints new acting principal

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MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College appointed a new acting principal and morning shift in-charge for its Bailey Road branch, reported news agency. Hasina Begum, an assistant professor of the institution, was appointed to the post while Mohsin Talukder was made the morning shift in-charge. Aritree Adhikari, a Class-IX student, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the city on Monday after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during examination. The governing body of the school suspended its three teachers — acting Principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road ...

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Mika Singh released from UAE jail

Mika Singh

MNA Entertainment Desk: Indian singer Mika Singh who was arrested in Dubai for allegedly harassing a Brazilian teenage model was released last night. He was taken to Abu Dhabi after his arrest. Navdeep Singh Suri, Indian Ambassador to UAE, said that the singer was released at 11.30pm on Thursday night. He was scheduled to be presented in court at 4pm on Friday, reported news agency. The singer, known for the hit song Subha hone na de, was arrested for allegedly harassing a Brazilian teenage model. He last appeared at Masala Awards ceremony held at Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai ...

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Natural mouthwashes for bad breath

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MNA Life Style Desk: There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. But this approach often fails to address the root causes of bad breath, which for many people includes dietary deficiency. Here are some natural ways to help cure the problem of bad breath: Cinnamon and clove mouthwash: Take one cup of distilled water, 10 to15 drops each of cinnamon and clove oils. Mix them well. The best ...

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Google pays respect to Tareque Masud

Tareque Masud

MNA Science Tech Desk: Google Doodle marks the 62nd birthday of Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque Masud. Launching a Doodle, search engine giant Google honours renowned Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque Masud marking his 62nd birthday on Thursday. Tareque Masud is one of the best filmmakers of the country. ‘Muktir Gaan’ (The Song of Freedom), ‘Matir Moina’ (The Clay Bird), ‘Ontarjatra’ (Homeland), ‘Runway’, ‘A Kind of Childhood’, ‘Adam Surat’ are among his notable works. Tareque won several prestigious awards including the International Critics’ award at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Special Jury Award at the Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema 2006, ...

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55th death anniv of Suhrawardy observed

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MNA Feature Desk: The 55th anniversary of death of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy was observed in the country, reported news agency. Different political and socio-cultural organizations had taken up elaborate programmes on the occasion. The programmes included placing of wreaths at the grave of the great leader, Quran recitations, holding of discussions and prayers sessions. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh issued separate messages on the occasion. In his message, the president said Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy had struggled to establish the rule of law and democracy throughout his life. Suhrawardy was a Bengali politician and statesman in the first half ...

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Priyanka, Nick celebrate wedding at New Delhi

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MNA Entertainment Desk: Priyanka Chopra, star of Indian film and US television, and Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas celebrated their wedding at a glitzy reception in New Delhi on Tuesday, joined by celebrities ranging from India’s prime minister to Hollywood stars. The event at a New Delhi hotel followed the couple’s three-day long wedding celebration at a heritage Indian palace atop a hill in the western city of Jodhpur, which included cricket matches and Bollywood songs. The guest list on Tuesday’s reception included Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who posed for pictures standing next to Chopra, who wore a sequined ...

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Dept development fees not from students: JU

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MNA Education Desk: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Monday abolished the department development fees from masters’ courses after facing tough students’ protests. “The university authorities have cancelled the department development fee for the masters’ students”, said JU acting registrar Rahima Kaniz. “We decided to seek the development fee from University Grant Commission (UGC) from next year. However, in the current year, the students will have to pay the department development fees fixed by the authorities”, she added. Earlier on Sunday, an alliance of student organisations of left leaning political parties under the banner of Pragatishil Chhatra Jote besieged ...

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Black spots can be lightened by natural remedies

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Black spots or dark patches can be easily lightened to restore a bright facial skin by using some natural domestic remedies. Some factors that can lead to this situation include over exposure to the sun, hormone inequity, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress. Dark spots formation is a common skin trouble seen the people many young adults. It is also called as hyper pigmentation. The color of spot may vary from light brown to red or faintly blackish in color. These spots generally tend to appear on numerous parts of body ...

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PSC, JSC results likely on Dec 25-27

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MNA Education Desk: The results of Primary School Certificate (PSC) and Ebtedayee terminal examinations will be published on December 26 or 27, reported news agency. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinees also will get their results between December 25 and December 27. In convenient time given by the Prime Minister, the results of PSC and Ebtedayee, JSC and JDC will be published. As per the tradition, Education Minister and Primary and Mass Education Minister along with officials concerned hand over the results sheet to the premier. This year a total 27,77,270 students appeared at PSC ...

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VETERAN JOURNALIST ANIS AHMED’S 65TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY TODAY

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MNA Feature Desk: Veteran journalist and former Bangladesh bureau chief of international news agency Reuters Anis Ahmed’s 65th birth anniversary is being observed today. AnisAhmed was born on Dec 5, 1954 at Shahbazpur of Nabinagarthana of BrahmanBaria district. His father was a school teacher. Among 4 sisters and two brothers, he was the eldest. After passing SSC from ShyamgramMohini Kishore High School, he got admitted at Dhaka College and passed his HSC from there. He got admitted at Department of Political Science at Dhaka University to complete his higher education. During the early 1970s, he joined country’s national news agency ...

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