Road safety prog at Milestone College

Milestone College

MNA Education Desk: Milestone College organized a human chain and festoon show programme to increase public awareness on road safety. This programme was held in front of the administrative building of the college on Oct 22, 2018. Principal of Milestone college (uttara campus) Lt. Colonel M Kamaluddin Bhuiyan (retd) was present as special guest. Milestone vice-principal Mizanur Rahman Khan, education director Prof Muhammad Shahjahan Hossain, Lt. Commander F Karim (retd) and the administrative director Md Masud Alam, were present at the public awareness programme. During this time, Milestone students carried festoons containing slogans on road safety that slogan is useful ...

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iPay and Banglalink signs an agreement


MNA Tech Desk: iPay Systems Limited, has signed a strategic agreement with Banglalink at Banglalink Head Office in Gulshan. This unique partnership is set to unleash a fresh wave of enthusiasm in the rapidly growing digital economy of the country. The agreement was signed by Founder & CEO of iPay Systems Limited Mr. Zakaria Swapan and CCO of Banglalink Ritesh Kumar Singh, on behalf of their respective organizations. The agreement enhances the opportunity of Banglalink’s digital drive where it will closely work to facilitate payment solution for various Banglalink digital products including recharge as well as digital touch points like ...

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Find more time in a day


MNA Life style Desk: Make sure you’re using your time wisely. Follow these time management techniques to find extra hours you didn’t even know you had. Time management seems to be an issue in almost everyone’s lives as there never seems to be enough time in the day to complete all of the day to day tasks. Be efficient in all that you do You should always be asking yourself “What’s the best way to do this?” Focus on doing everything in the order that makes the most sense. The opposite of this is multi-tasking, which you should avoid. When ...

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Birth anniversary of Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman


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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New pic of Arjun & Malaika ignites rumors

Malaika Arora

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: On Saturday, rumoured couple Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora trended a great deal for reports stating that they are likely to get married next year. Amidst the wedding rumours, a new photo of Arjun and Malaika, partying together with close pals like Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora (her sister) and Natasha Poonawalla, has popped up. The picture appears to be taken a couple of days ago and it was shared on Instagram by Natasha Poonawalla on Sunday. Several unconfirmed reports claim that Malaika’s industrialist friends Tanya and Arvind Dubash, also seen in the viral ...

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Johnny Depp ousted from Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise

Johnny Depp

MNA Entertainment Desk: Johnny Depp, the star of one of the biggest money-spinning franchise – Pirates of the Caribbean, will no longer be seen as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow as he has been dropped by Disney from future films. Hollywood star Johnny Depp, who became a global phenomenon after his portrayal of a drunk pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow in 5 Pirates of the Caribbean films will no longer be seen playing the iconic role. A couple of days ago, the news of Pirates of the Caribbean franchise going in for a reboot was doing the rounds and it was ...

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Google sacks 48 staff over sexual harassment


MNA Tech Desk: Google has sacked 48 people for sexual harassment in the last two years, it has emerged. The terminations included 13 senior managers. Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, made the announcement in an email to all employees on Thursday, reported news agency. The email, obtained by CNBC, was in response to a New York Times story that the tech giant had protected Android creator Andy Rubin despite misconduct allegations. Mr Rubin denied the accusations. Mr Pichai’s email, co-signed by vice president of people operations Eileen Naughton, read: “We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and ...

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DU ‘Gha’ unit admission test to be retaken 16 Nov


MNA Education Desk: The admission test of ‘Gha’ (D) unit for entry to Dhaka University will be held again on 16 November (Friday), reported news agency. A total of 18,463 students who passed the admission test held on 12 October would be eligible to sit for this exam which would be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Fourteen images of handwritten question papers of the admission test were spread on social media around 9:17am on the exam day, 43 minutes prior to the beginning of the exam on 12 October. After scrutinising the images and the original question paper provided at ...

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United Nations Day 2018 observed


MNA Feature Desk: The United Nations Day was observed across the world on October 24, 2018, marking the 73rd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force. The Day was observed with an aim to celebrate everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. On this occasion, all the member states of the United Nations contributed finances to its operation to help further its goals. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, urged the men and women of the UN, and those they, serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges. In a video ...

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Pooja claims Salman, brothers raped her


MNA Entertainment Desk: Former Bigg Boss contestant Pooja Misra has shared her story and has expressed her ordeal through a series of videos posted on her Instagram handle. In a shocking set of allegations, according to a report by news agency, the former model-VJ has accused Salman Khan and his brothers- Arbaaz and Sohail of raping her, Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha of harassing her and Malaika Arora Khan of being jealous of her and snatching away projects from her kitty. In fact, she has alleged that all these celebrities have exploited and harassed her both mentally and physically, and have ...

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Facebook simplifies Messenger


MNA Tech Desk: Facebook on Tuesday announced an overhaul of its Messenger smartphone app in an effort to simplify the service for its 1.3 billion monthly global users. The social network began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three tabs instead of nine, saying it was “going back to its roots” seven years after the standalone app’s launch. “We build one feature after another; they’re piling up,” Messenger chief Stan Chudnovsky said of the service, which has grown from a simple messaging app to one that lets users make video calls, send money and more. The updated tabs allow users ...

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National Road Safety Day observed

Road Safety Day

MNA Feature Desk: The country on Monday observed the National Road Safety Day 2018 with the slogan “Will obey law; will make roads safe.” The day’s program began with a rally in the morning, reported news agency. Government and non-government organizations have chalked out elaborate programs to mark the day, which the nation observes since last year in wake of rising road accidents in the country. Casualties on the roads have meanwhile kept on rising. At least 713 people were killed and 2,068 injured in 667 accidents in August and September, according to the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads ...

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ pushed back, to be released in 2020

Wonder Woman 1984

MNA Entertainment Desk: The release of Patty Jenkins’s “Wonder Woman 1984” has been pushed by seven months from November 2019 to 2020, producer Warner Bros announced. The new release date is June 5, 2020. The first movie, also directed by Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, was released on June 7, 2017, reported news agency. “We had tremendous success releasing the first ‘Wonder Woman’ film during the summer so when we saw an opportunity to take advantage of the changing competitive landscape, we did,” Warner Bros said in a statement. “This move lands the film exactly where it belongs.” The movie ...

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Winter skin care tips for men

skin care

MNA Life Style Desk: Avoid common skincare mistakes that most guys make by skipping foaming shave cream and saying no to one soap bar for everything. Winter presents a unique set of challenges for skin care. Cold, dry air and constantly running heaters leave your skin stripped of moisture. To avoid rough, scaly or itchy winter skin, take proper skin care of your face by following these five tips. Skin irritation Foaming shave cream is no good for your skin. It does a poor job of protecting your skin and lubricating your razor. The air bubbles that you call foam ...

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Poet Shamsur Rahman’s birth anniv today

poet Shamsur

MNA Feature Desk: The 90th birthday of renowned poet Shamsur Rahman will be observed today in a befitting manner across the country. Regarded as a symbol of aesthetics for his lifestyle, gestures and works Rahman was born in old part of Dhaka on October 23 in 1929 and died on August 17, 2006. Bangla Academy will organize a solo lecture program on his life and works at its auditorium at 3pm today where Sheikh Hasina University Vice Chancellor Professor Rafiq Ullah Khan will address it with Poet Asad Chowdhury in a chair. On the occasion, different socio-cultural organizations including Bangladesh ...

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Google Doodle celebrates Shamsur Rahman’s birthday


MNA Tech Desk: Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life of Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist Shamsur Rahman on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary, reported news agency. Shamsur Rahman (23 October 1929 – 17 August 2006) who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered as one of the key figures in Bengali literature. He is also remembered as the “unofficial poet laureate of Bangladesh.” Rahman published more than sixty books of poetry, ranging from love sonnets to patriotic ...

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DU to retake ‘Gha unit’ admission test

photo exhibition

MNA Education Desk: Admission seekers, who have passed Dhaka University (DU) ‘Gha’ unit test, will have to appear for the exam again, reported news agency. The vice-chancellor of the university announced the decision on Tuesday. The step came following allegations of question papers leaks that sparked off protests and legal battle in the higher court. DU vice chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman attributed the decision to the deans’ committee that discussed the issue at 12:30pm Tuesday. On 12 October, more than 100,000 admission seekers sat for the test to secure a position out of 1,540 seats up for grab. On 16 October, ...

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Jibanananda Das’s death anniversary today

Jibanananda Das

MNA Feature Desk: Today marks the 64th death anniversary of Jibanananda Das, one of the major Bengali poets of the twentieth century. Popularly known as ‘Rupashi Banglar Kabi’ (Poet of Beautiful Bengal), Das was also a well known writer, novelist and essayist altogether. This great intellectual of world poetry got hit by a tram on 14 October, 1954 near Calcutta`s Deshapriya Park and died on October 22 same year while undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was born on 17 February 1899 in Barisal, Bengal Presidency (present day Bangladesh) to Satyananda Das, a schoolmaster, essayist, magazine publisher, and founder-editor of ...

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Deepika, Ranveer to tie the knot in November


MNA Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone on Sunday announced that they are set to tie the knot on 14-15 November. They shared a note on their Twitter accounts. It read: “With the blessings of our families, it gives us immense joy in sharing that our wedding is set to take place on November 14 and 15.”  “We thank you for all the love you have showered upon us over the years and seek your blessings as we embark on this incredible journey of love, loyalty, friendship and togetherness—Deepika and Ranveer.” A month after speculations, this is ...

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Depression in women


MNA Life Style Desk: Depression is more common among women than men. It is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Most people with depression need treatment to feel better. Before adolescence, depression is rare and occurs at about the same rate in girls and boys. However, with the onset of puberty, a girl’s risk of developing depression increases dramatically to twice than that of boys. Some experts believe that the increased chance of depression in women may be related to changes in hormone levels that occur throughout a woman’s life. These changes are evident during ...

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Huawei to set up manufacturing unit in India


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Chinese telecom giant Huawei Global Vice-President Jim Xu said it plans to begin manufacturing mobile phones in India by next year. Huawei already has a presence in India through its sub-brand “Honor” which is sold through online channels. The company’s plans for local manufacturing is mainly driven by the fact that India levies 20 percent duty on imported devices, reported news agency. However, Jim Xu also reportedly said that his company is also working on plans to open 1,000 company-branded stores across India in the next 2-3 years, in a bid to have a share ...

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RUET admission tests held


MNA Education Desk: Admission test for the first year BSc Engineering courses in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) under its 2018-19 academic sessions was held on Sunday. Among the applicants, a total of 8,884 students were scrutinised for the entry test on basis of their results obtained in SSC and HSC examinations, reported news agency. They said about 85 per cent of that scrutiny took part in Sunday’s test in two groups. The admission test was held for 1,235 seats in 14 departments of the university this year. Result of the test will be published on 31 October ...

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Ayub Bachchu on top in Twitter


MNA Entertainment Desk: Ayub Bachchu is trending on the top on twitter. With the hashtag ‘Rest In Peace’ fans are consistently pouring in their respect for the great singer and offering their prayers so that he might rest in peace under the protection of the Almighty in the afterlife. This hashtag was trending on top of the list in South Asia as of yesterday. Along with the hashtag a post referring to Ayub Bachchu’s nostalgic song “Ei Rupali Guitar Fele Ekdin Chole Jabo Bohudure” was posted for the maximum time. Apart from his fans and fellow mates at the music ...

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ASUS announces new Vivobook S15 (S530)


MNA Tech Desk: ASUS Bangladesh announced VivoBook S15 (S530), a stylish and lightweight Windows 10 laptops designed for the young, and the young at heart, reported news agency. The new vivobook S530 features bold color-blocking designs, with five vibrant color options and several textured finishes that let users fully express their personalities. The ErgoLift hinge replicates the feel of typing on a desktop keyboard for more comfortable typing.The VivoBook S15 is powered by up to an 8th Generation Intel® Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 discrete graphics. The laptop also features dual-storage design. ASUS VivoBook S15 will be available ...

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Durga Puja ends

Durga Puja

MNA Feature Desk: Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, ended on Friday with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga across the country. Devotees in their tearful eyes bade farewell to the mother deity and her children — Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh — wishing Durga’s return next year. The ceremonial worship of the goddess ended with the celebrations of Bijoya Dashami and devotees immersing the idols of the deity and her children in rivers and other water bodies. Durga Puja is the worship of ‘Shakti’ [divine force] embodied in goddess Durga. It symbolises the ...

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FB launches ‘war room’ to combat misinformation

War Room

MNA Tech Desk: In Facebook’s “War Room,” a nondescript space adorned with American and Brazilian flags, a team of 20 people monitors computer screens for signs of suspicious activity, reported news agency. The freshly launched unit at Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters in California is the nerve centre for the fight against misinformation and manipulation of the largest social network by foreign actors trying to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere. Inside, the walls have clocks showing the time in various regions of the US and Brazil, maps and TV screens showing CNN, Fox News and Twitter, and other ...

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RU admission test 22, 23 Oct

RU 'E' unit

MNA Education Desk: The admission test for the first year honours courses in 2018-19 academic session of Rajshahi University (RU) will be held on 22 and 23 October, reports news agency. A total of 88,543 students will appear in the entry test under five units, which are – A unit (Arts and Fine arts faculty), B unit (Business Studies and Business Administration Institute), C unit (comprises of Science and Engineering Faculties), D unit (Life and Earth Science Faculties) and E unit (Law and Social Science Faculties and Education and Research Institute). The candidates will have to sit for 100 marks ...

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