FF Abu Taher Bhuiyan’s death anniversary Saturday

Abu Taher

MNA Feature Desk: Saturday is the 8th death anniversary of freedom fighter and former vice president of Feni college principal Abu Taher Bhuiyan. He was also the former president of Feni district student League ,ex- president Feni district JSD (Inu) and  Feni Gunijan Muktijoddha Mullayan Parishad. Renowned journalist and columnist Abu Taher Bhuiyan was the father of Sajjad Hossain Chisty, Head of Marketing of The Daily Observer, and Sami Hossain Chisty, a lecturer of Notre Dame College. On the occasion, milad mahfil will be held at his Dhaka residence and village home. Besides, food will be distributed among the destitute ...

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Noor Hossain Day observed across the country

Noor Hossain Day

MNA Feature Desk: Shaheed Noor Hossain Day is being observed today across the country by political parties, socio-cultural and professional organizations with due solemnity commemorating the pro-democracy activists sacrifice. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President Abdul Hamid and leaders of various political parties issued messages. The day was first called “Historic November 10 observance” but the Awami League supported the phrase “Noor Hossain Day”, by which it is known today. ‘Zero Point’ in the capital’s Gulistan area was renamed as ‘Noor Hossain Chattar’ (square) after the young man was gunned down near it by police on November 10, 1987. The day ...

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John Milton: A combination of poetry and politics

John Milton

MNA Feature Desk: John Milton, English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, is best known for writing “Paradise Lost,” widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. John Milton is best known for Paradise Lost, widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. Together with Paradise Regained, it formed his reputation as one of the greatest English writers. In his prose works he advocated the abolition of the Church of England. His influence extended through the English civil wars and also to the American and French revolutions. John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608 to John and ...

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Chittaranjan Das: A prominent nationalist in Bengal


MNA Feature Desk: Chittaranjan Das was one of the most prominent political and nationalist personalities in Bengal when Bengal was going through a very crucial time of ideological and political change. During the Non-Cooperation movement, Das became a symbol of patriotism and courage. He was the one who first started to boycott everything British, including clothes. Das (5 November 1869 – 16 June 1925) was a Founder-leader of the Swaraj (Independence) Party in Bengal under British rule. He belonged to the famous Das family of Telirbagh (Baidya-Brahmin), in Bikrampur, Dhaka (now in Bangladesh). He was the son of Bhuban Mohan ...

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Journalist killed every 5 days: UNESCO


MNA Feature Desk: One journalist is being killed every five days as a result of their work, according to figures released in a UNESCO report coinciding with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. At least 827 journalists were killed between 2006 and 2015, 115 of which were killed last year, making 2015 the second deadliest year in journalism in the last decade, according to the report. According to UNESCO less than one in 10 of all deaths have been solved despite many countries named in the report showing a willingness to stop the murder of journalists. ...

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Visit to Awami League Office: Now and Then


MNA Feature Desk: I went to the Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi in the evening of yesterday (26 October, 2016) to congratulate newly elected Awami League General Secretary, Obaidul Quader.  The chief sponsor of ‘Kendriyo Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela’, Mr. Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir, Member Secretary of the organization, Yasin Mohammad and leaders of organization’s Mahanagar district accompanied me. While we were coming out of the Bangabandhu-daughter’s office after providing flowery congratulation to the leader, the main sponsor of our organization inquired to me if I remember after how many years I have come to this office. ...

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Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman: An Identity of Bangladesh


MNA Feature Desk: Matiur Rahman, a flight lieutenant of Pakistan Air Force and a recipient of Bir Sreshtho, Bangladesh’s highest military gallantry award for his utmost bravery during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, was born in October 29, 1941. He attempted, in order to escape from Pakistan and join the Bangladesh Liberation War, to hijack a T-33 aircraft (code named “Blue Bird”) being flown by a 21 year old Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas, who was conducting his second solo flight. Rahman stopped the aircraft on the runway, climbed into the cockpit and knocked Minhas unconcious. He nearly reached the Indian ...

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143rd birth anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla


MNA Feature Desk: The 143rd birth anniversary of Abul Kasem Fazlul Haque, known as Sher-e-Bangla (Tiger of Bengal), is being celebrated today across the country. On the occasion, Sher-e-Bangla Smrity Academy placed wreaths at the grave of the great leader in the city morning. On this day in 1873, Haque was born at his maternal uncle’s house in Saturia village in earlier Bakerganj district, now Jhalokati district in Barisal Division. He passed the entrance examination in 1890 from Barisal Zilla School and the FA Examination in 1892. He then obtained a BA degree (with triple honours in chemistry, mathematics and ...

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MNA Feature Desk: Obaidul Quader, having a prolonged, prosperous and renowned political life, is a cultural-minded, kind, logical, sacrificing, straight-talking and honest person in his personal life. He is a leader with full of dreams of the welfare of the people of Bangladesh. When Bangladesh as well as Awami League was in crisis with Padma Bridge corruption issues, at that time, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided him the big responsibility of the Communication Ministry. It was a blistering challenge for him. But Obaidul Quader has seen faces of success in every step while he carried forward with this huge responsibility. ...

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Shamsur Rahman’s 88th birth anniversary today

birth anniversary

MNA Feature Desk: The 88th birth anniversary of renowned Poet Shamsur Rahman is being observed today. Different socio-cultural organizations chalked up elaborate programmes to celebrate the birth anniversary through placing of wreaths at his grave at Banani, Dhaka, holding discussions, recitation sessions and musical soirees. In one of the major such programmes Bangabandhu Sangskrit Jote, Bangla Academy, Jatiya Kabita Parishad and Shamsur Rahman Smriti Parisad will jointly stage a discussion and cultural function at Rabindra Chattar of the Bangla Academy premises at 4 pm. Bangla Academy President Prof Anisuzzaman, also chair of the Smriti Parishad, will preside over the function. ...

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US President Election 2016: Diplomatic Hilary Vs Notorious Trump!

MNA Feature Desk: On upcoming November 8, all eyes of the world will be upon the US voters as on that day they will run to cast their votes in election to select their next president from between the diplomatic Hilary Clinton and the notorious Donald Trump. For its influence on the world economy and politics, the president election of the United States will be of great interest. Already the campaign of this election has been a matter of huge attraction over the world, especially due to the Republican candidate Donald Trump, who has already gained immense criticism for his ...

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Strong Steps to Discard Difficulty of Bangladeshi Hajjis


MNA Feature Desk: Every year, Bangladeshi Hajjis face a lot of difficulty in performing their religious duties and Strong steps are required to discard difficulty of Bangladeshi Hajjis. While many might argue that taking care of so many people is complicated and arduous task, many of our neighboring countries are broadly displaying their capability of tending to the needs of Hajjis of their nationality. I was privileged to attend a meeting, an annual Hajj meeting – attended by the Minister of Religious Affairs of Bangladesh and other nations. The main agenda of this meeting is to bring to light, the ...

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The origin of celebrating Durga Puja in Bengal

Durga Puja

MNA Feature Desk: Durga Puja is one of the most important Hindu festivals in India, celebrated with great vigor and devotion. The origin of Durga Puja in Bengal goes back to as early as 16th century A.D. The festival is celebrated for ten days in Ashwin month of Hindu calendar. It usually falls in the month of September and October. Durga Puja celebration involves worshipping of Goddess Durga, the ten armed Goddess riding the lion. Last four days called as Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami are being celebrated with much aplomb and gaiety. Today, the celebration of Puja has more ...

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Bangladesh vs England 1st One-Day International


MNA Feature Desk: Bangladesh and England are set to play their first of the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. While England have come with an attitude of triumph and made the tone higher before playing India in their backyard. And on the other hand Bangladesh are aiming to continue their winning motion against England. These two teams met in a two-sided series was in 2010, which comprised of three ODIs and two-Tests. England lost their limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan along with opening batsman Alex Hales as they decided not to join the tour showing ...

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Bangladeshi projects won Aga Khan Architecture award

Aga Khan

MNA Feature Desk: Two Bangladeshi architectural projects were among the winners of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, a statement from the globally-known charity said on Monday. The Bangladeshi projects are a mosque in Dhaka and a community centre in Gaibandha. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport of the United Arab Emirates announced the winners’ name at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Architect Marina Tabassum won the award for designing Bait Ur Rouf Mosque in Dhaka and architect Kashef Chowdhury for Chowdhury Friendship Centre in Gaibandha. The $1 million prize is ...

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The World Tourism Day 2016 celebrated

World Tourism Day

MNA Feature Desk: The World Tourism Day 2016 was celebrated in the city and elsewhere in the country with a call for making tourism accessible and affordable to all. Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and private sector arranged various programmes, including seminars and rallies, in the capital and outside of it marking the day. A colorful rally was brought out from Matsya Bhaban intersection at 8:30am. Civil Aviation and Tourism secretary SM Ghulam Farooque inaugurated the rally that ended at TSC, Dhaka University. Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, BPC Chairman Dr Aparup Chowdhury, Bangladesh ...

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Pritilata Waddedar: Bengal’s first woman martyr

Pritilata Waddedar

MNA Feature Desk: Pritilata Waddedar (5 May 1911 – 23 September 1932) was an anti-British revolutionary from Bengal, who became a martyr for the liberation of her motherland. Her name might be buried under the dust of time, but if ever it pops up, everyone remembers her as the iron lady of Bengal. Pritilata Waddedar’s sacrifice cannot be ignored. She was among the initial lot of revolutionaries who picked up arms against the British Raj and was the first woman in Bengal to do so. Born in Chittagong on 5 May 1911, she was a meritorious student at the Dr. ...

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More than 250 killed in road accidents during Eid holiday


MNA Feature Desk: More than 250 people killed and 1,153 injured in road accidents during the Eid-ul-Azha holiday on different routes of road, rail and waterway , reported news agency. A total of 211 accidents took place across the country, Bangladesh Passengers Welfare Association and National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR) exposed the number in a media release. The NCPSRR made the report based on reports published in online version of different newspapers, online news portals, news agencies and news aired by TV channels. However, road accidents are becoming a more common tool of threat to life ...

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Mustafizur Rahmam’s birthday observed

Rahmam's birthday

MNA Feature Desk: Bangladeshi sensation Mustafizur Rahmam’s birthday observed on Tuesday. He crossed the 21-year land mark and now he stepped the spot of 22 years. Mustafizur Rahman, born on 6 September 1995, is specialized as a left-arm Fast bowler. He has taken the most wickets (13) in a debut One Day International series. He is the first player to win the ‘Man of the Match’ award on both Test as well as ODI debuts. Rahman made his international cricket debut against Pakistan in the Twenty20 format in April 2015. Later that year, he played his first One Day International ...

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40th death anniversary of national poet being observed

national poet

MNA Feature Desk: The 40th death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed on Saturday with due respect. Nazrul, popularly known as Bidrohi Kabi, through his powerful poems had inspired the people to fight against all kinds of odds and injustice and repression during the colonial rule. Nazrul’s songs and poems were also a great source of inspiration for the freedom fighters during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. On August 27, 1976, the poet passed away in Dhaka at the age of 77 after suffering from a long ailment. Different socio-cultural and political organizations have chalked ...

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Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Slave Trade

MNA Feature Report: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. UNESCO Member States organize events every year on that date, inviting participation from young people, educators, artists and intellectuals. As part of the goals of the intercultural UNESCO project, “The Slave Route”, it is an opportunity for collective recognition and focus on the “historic causes, the methods and the consequences” of slavery. Additionally, it sets the stage for analysis and dialogue of the interactions which gave rise to the ...

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8th death anniversary of Abdullah Al Mamun

Abdullah Al Mamun

MNA Feature Report: Today marks the 8th death anniversary of noted dramatist, actor, director and film maker Abdullah Al Mamun. To observe this day, one of the famous drama troupes of Bangladesh Natyam Repertory is going to stage ‘Charidike Juddho’ today evening at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city’s Segunbagicha area. Special program “Shongsaptak Abdulah Al Mamunm” will be aired on Banglavision this evening at 6:30 pm on the occasion of the theatre icon’s first death anniversary. Born on July 13, 1942 in Jamalpur District, Abdullah Al Mamun completed his Honours and Masters degree in history ...

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Death anniversary of Samsur Rahman being observed

Samsur Rahman

MNA Feature Desk: The 10th death anniversary of one of the major Bengali poets of modern literature, Samsur Rahman, is being observed with due respect all around the country. Several socio-cultural organizations made numerous programs. As part of the programs, floral wreaths placed at his grave at 9:30 am and a get-together of poets and litterateurs hold at Samsur Rahman’s ancestral village home in Raipura of Narsingdi at 3 pm. Samsur Rahman, born in 23 October 1929, was a poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman, who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century, wrote more than sixty books of ...

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Right to education for indigenous people


MNA Feature Desk: This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education for indigenous people. Indigenous peoples frequently face stigmatization of their cultural identity and lack of admiration and recognition for their heritage and values, including in textbooks and other educational ingredients. Moreover, their marginalization is often compounded by language obstacles as instruction is primarily in the national language, with little or no instruction in, or recognition of, indigenous languages. The right to education is fundamental and indigenous knowledge systems hold many answers to mitigating the consequences of climate change. There are an ...

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Fazilatunnesa Mujib: The woman behind success


MNA Feature Desk: It can be easily said that for our father of nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the woman behind his success was his wife, Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib. The 86th birth anniversary of Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib will be observed today. On this day in 1930, she was born in a respectable Muslim family at Tungipara village of the then Gopalganj sub-division in Faridpur district. Her early schooling was in a missionary school but later she did home schooling. She was assassinated along with Bangabandhu and most of her family members on the fateful night of August 15 in ...

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Rabindranath Tagore: A cultural ambassador and reformer


MNA Feature Desk: Rabindranath Tagore as a cultural ambassador and reformer of Indian sub-continent gave voice to the country and became an instrument in spreading the knowledge of Indian culture around the world. He was also known as a great humanist, painter, patriot, poet, playwright, novelist, story-teller, philosopher, and educationist. Tagore began to write poems, songs and stories about different aspects of the Indian culture and society. He was very talented, energetic and wise and whatever he touched was exceptionally enriched. Rabindranath was born on May 7, 1861 in the famous Tagore family of Jorasanko in Kolkata. His father, Maharsi ...

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Sheikh Kamal recognized as man of passion for sports


Article By: Shariful Islam Shakil MNA Feature Desk: Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangabandhu, can be recognized as a man with an enormous amount of love and passion for sports. Sheikh Kamal was a pioneer of modern football in Bangladesh and also founder-president of the country’s leading sporting club Abahani Krira Chakra. It hardly came as a wonder to them as they already knew about Sheikh Kamal’s many aptitudes. After all, he was involved in a large quantity of cultural events and made a priceless role during the Liberation War in 1971. The 67th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal ...

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