Symptoms of Dengue Fever

Dengue fever

MNA Life Style Desk: Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever. An estimated 390 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year, with about 96 million resulting in illness. Symptoms of Dengue Fever Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include Sudden, high fever Severe headaches Pain behind the eyes Severe joint and muscle pain Fatigue Nausea Vomiting Skin rash, which appears two to ...

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2,246 cash officers to be recruited


MNA Education Desk: The government will hire some 2,246 cash officers in four state-run banking institutions in the country. The Bangladesh Bank (BB) floated a circular on Saturday in this regard. The circular is available on the central bank website: <https://erecruitment.bb.org.bd/onlineapp/joblist.php> The state-run banks are Sonali Bank Limited, Janata Bank Limited, Bangladesh Development Bank Limited, and Bangladesh Krishi Bank. Earlier on 29 August, the central bank published another circular to recruit 3,463 officers (general grade) for seven state-run banks. In total, 7,372 officers (general grade and cash) will be recruited and the Bankers Selection Committee has begun the recruitment process. ...

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Detective series ‘Feluda’ on Channel i

Detective series

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Popular detective series Satyajit Ray’s ‘Feluda’ will be aired on Channel i. ‘Feluda’ fans will be able to watch the first episode of the series, ‘Shyeal Debotar Rohosso’ at 7:50pm on Saturday. Indian actor Parambrata Chatterjee plays the role of ‘Feluda’ while Riddhi Sen, another Kolkata actor, will appear as Topshe, cousin of Feluda who always accompanies the detective. Satyajit’s son Sandip Ray has sold the copyrights of 35 ‘Feluda’ stories for making a television series in Bangladesh to Candy Production and Tom Creations recently. Other three episodes — Ghurghutia’r Ghotona’ (The incident of Gurguti), ...

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Nokia Android phones to receive Oreo update


MNA Science & Tech Desk: HMD Global has now confirmed that all of the company’s Nokia-branded Android smartphones will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update going ahead. While the company has already provided regular updates to its smartphones and the handsets are relatively new, it is good to get official confirmation from the company regarding the update to the next version of Android. In a tweet posted on Saturday, Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, said, “All of our smartphones will upgrade to Oreo, Nokia 3 included.” This clears any doubts about Nokia 3 getting the ...

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise bleak


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer has hinted that the disappointing performance of the latest sequel “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” might lead to the end of the franchise. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, which featured Johnny Depp, has made the least money in the franchise’s history at the domestic box office, and even the stellar performance overseas has been hit due to the supposed weakness of the dollar, reports news agency. In an interview to Yahoo, Bruckheimer said only time will decide the fate of ...

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Farooki’s ‘Doob’ to release Oct 27


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s latest directorial venture, ‘Doob: No Bed of Roses’ will release both in Bangladesh and India on 27 October. The film will be released in 100 cinema halls in Bangladesh and in 200 halls in India. Indian actor Irrfan Khan plays the lead role in ‘Doob’, a co-production of Jaaz Multimedia and India’s Eskay Movies along with Irrfan’s IK Company. The film also stars Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya Prachy and another Indian actor Parno Mittra. The film was written and directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki while it was produced by Himanshu Dhanuka, Abdul ...

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20th death anniversary of Mother Teresa


MNA Feature Desk: Special masses and prayers were held today to pay tribute to Saint Terasa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa, on her 20th death anniversary. The saint of Calcutta was born on August 26, 1910 at Skopje in Macedonia. She died on September 5, 1997, a few days after her 86th birthday. She was the recipient of numerous honours including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and Bharat Ratna in 1980. In 2003, she was beatified ‘Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’ and was elevated to sainthood in 2016. Her house in Kolkata is famous as the Mother House. ...

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Take protein thrice in a day


MNA Life Style Desk: Eating protein equally in the three daily meals could lead to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly, says a study. Many seniors consume the majority of their daily protein intake at lunch and dinner. The new study suggests that breakfast should also be protin rich. For the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research team examined both the amount of protin consumed and its distribution among people aged 67 and over. Chevalier and her team used the database from a study which included nearly 1,800 people who were followed for ...

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Prof Akhtaruzzaman made acting VC of DU


MNA Education Desk: The government has appointed professor Md Akhtaruzzaman as the acting vice-chancellor of Dhaka University. President Abdul Hamid, also chancellor of the university, made the appointment on Monday, says a gazette notification of the education ministry. Prof Akhtaruzzaman is replacing AAMS Arefin Siddique as Arefin’s tenure ended on 24 August. According to Dhaka university authorities, Akhtaruzzaman stood first in both BA (honours) and masters in the Islamic History and Culture department of Dhaka University. He, then, earned a post-graduate diploma in Persian Language (DU) and PhD in History from Aligarh, India. The acting VC was a Fulbright scholar ...

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Dhaka University launches news portal


MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University (DU) authorities have recently launched a news portal, a YouTube channel, and an uploading video news link to the university website. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the news portal ‘barta.du.ac.bd’ and ‘DU PR Office YouTube Channel’ and uploading video news link to the university website at Professor Abdul Matin Chaudhury virtual room at a function on the campus on Wednesday, said a DU press release. Dhaka University (DU) Public Relations Office (PRO) is operating the websites. DU Centre for Advanced Research in Sciences Professor Golam Mohammed Bhuiyan, acting Proctor Professor AM Amzad and ...

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Akshay Kumar gives birth to six babies

six babies

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar delivered six babies and they are no normal kids. All of them were laughing instead of crying when they were welcome into the world. Before you get flabbergasted on what you just read, we must tell you all of this happens in a teaser of a television show, The Great Indian Challenge 5, shared by Akshay, where he is seen pregnant with six babies, reported news agency. After hosting Master Chef India and Khatron Ke Khiladi, the actor has stepped into the shoes of a judge for a comedy show. In ...

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Huawei unveils mobile AI assistant


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Chinese electronics giant Huawei on Saturday unveiled its first mobile personal assistant with artificial intelligence in Berlin, in hopes it will rival the dominance of Samsung’s Bixby and Apple’s Siri. Internet giants have been investing heavily in creating software to help machines think more like people, ideally acting as virtual assistants who get to know users and perhaps even anticipate needs. And as smartphones and other electronic devices make greater use of artificial intelligence (AI), the digital assistants already pervasive in our lives are set to become more intuitive and play a bigger role in ...

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Holy Eid-ul-Azha being observed today


MNA Feature Desk: The country is being observed the holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, on Saturday with due solemnity and religious fervour. On the occasion, the Muslims across the country will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah. The Eid-ul-Azha is celebrated on the 10th of Zilhajj month of the Hizri calendar as Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), on this day, some 4,500 years ago, offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to the will of his father to please Allah. But the Almighty in His ...

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Deepika, Priyanka highest paid actresses

highest paid

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are the only two actresses who feature in Forbes magazine’s list of top 10 Bollywood’s highest paid 2017 list, which is led by “Raees” star Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika ranks sixth in the list with earnings of $11 million, while Priyanka shares the seventh spot with Deepika’s beau Ranveer Singh, with earnings of $10 billion. Both actresses have made their Hollywood debuts. Not far behind him is Salman, who is ranked second with earnings of $37 million in the last one year. The Khans are followed by National Award winner ...

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Eid-ul-Azha observed around the world

MNA Feature Desk: Muslims in Saudia Arabia, Iran and across the globe are celebrating Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), an important festival on the Islamic calendar which marks the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Some two million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Eid-ul-Azha is held at the end of the yearly Haj pilgrimage and marks Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son to God. Traditionally marked by the slaughter of animals, whose meat is shared with family members and the poor, it is also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. The final ...

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Health tips for this Eid-ul-Azha


MNA Life Style Desk: It is a common tendency in Bangladesh to take huge amount of red meat, especially during Eid-ul-Azha or Qurbani. There is a general misconception that consumption of sacrificial animal meat is not harmful for health. But doctors find no evidence to back up such belief. As red meat contains high amount of cholesterol and saturated fat, we should take it in moderate quantity. Globally people are reducing intake of red meat. Consumption of excessive amount of red meat causes hyper tension or high blood pressure. It may cause hurt burn and may lead to cardiac arrest. ...

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20th death anniversary of Princess Diana

Princess Diana

MNA Feature Desk: The world today is remembering Princess Diana, the humanitarian known as “the People’s Princess,” on the 20th anniversary of her death. Diana was just 36 when she died in a car crash while traveling in Paris with Dodi Fayed, with whom Diana was romantically involved and who also died in the crash. Diana left behind two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, her children with Prince Charles, who were just 15 and 12, respectively, when their mother died. The princes are expected to mark the anniversary of their mother’s death privately today. Diana, Princess of Wales, was ...

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Huawei releases NFV assurance white paper


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Huawei has released a new technology white paper entitled ‘Next-Generation Assurance in NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Networks. The white paper analyzes in detail Communication Service Provider’s (CSP) NFV assurance and maintenance technique requirements during digital transformation, says a press release. NFV offers a new way to design, deploy and manage networking services. Also decouples the network functions, such as network address translation (NAT), firewalling, intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), and caching, to name a few, from proprietary hardware appliances so they can run in software. At the same time, active network data forecast and ...

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CU admission procedure starts 12 Sept

admission procedure

MNA Education Desk: The admission procedure of Chittagong University (CU) for the first-year honours courses under 2017-18 academic sessions will begin from 12 September and continue till 4 October. Chief of CU academic section SM Akbar Hossain, also the member secretary of the admission committee, said to media that the admission tests would be held from 26 October to 29 October. Admission seekers will have to register for the tests by sending a message through any number of telecom operator Teletalk. Details of the admission tests are available on the university website. However, the university is one of the largest ...

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Singer Abdul Jabbar passes away

singer Abdul Jabbar

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artist singer Abdul Jabbar breathed his last around 8:30am on Wednesday morning at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka. The singer, renowned for film songs like ‘Salam Salam’ and ‘Ore Nil Doriya’, has been undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu medical university for around four months. His scores like ‘Joy Bangla, Banglar Joy’ and ‘Tumi Ki Dekhechho Kobhu’ still reverberate at peoples’ soul but he made the whole country emotional when, at the early stage of his illness, said that he wants to live on this beautiful earth for ...

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Mark Zuckerberg welcomes second daughter

second daughter

MNA Science & Tech Desk: Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their second daughter, releasing a family photo on Facebook, reported news agency. The couple named the child August after the Facebook founder’s wife gave birth earlier this month. In a post on the social network on Monday evening that attracted hundreds of thousands of followers, Mr Zuckerberg wrote: ‘Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!’ He then posted an open letter to their new-born baby below the announcement, explaining: ‘We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she ...

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Smart umbrella for hajj pilgrims

smart umbrella

MNA Science & Tech Desk: Every year about 25 lakh Muslims gather in Makkah city for hajj and these pilgrims will be excited to know that an Arabian scientist has invented a smart umbrella. The weather in Makkah is hot and dry. People coming from abroad find it hard to cope up with such weather. The inventor of the umbrella is Mohammad bin Hamed As-Sayeg. The umbrella is known as ‘Qafia’. The specialty of the umbrella is it can emit 40 degree Celsius temperature weighing 660 gram. It can be carried easily. The umbrella has a fan. Besides, a water ...

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Sidharth Malhotra’s ‘A Gentleman’ leaked


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bollywood stars Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez’s recently released film ‘A Gentleman’, which is doing a fairly decent business at the Box Office, is now reportedly available for download online. According to a Firstpost report, originally attributed to International Business Times, some Links to the leaked copy of the film have been doing the rounds on Internet. Online piracy has been haunting Indian film industry since quite a while now. A Gentleman is a film based on the classic case of mistaken identity. Featuring Sidharth Malhotra in a double role, the film revolves around some ...

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8 state-run banks to recruit 1,663 officers


MNA Education Desk: The government will appoint a total of 1,663 senior officers in eight state-run banking institutions in the country, according to a source at the Bangladesh Bank. Bankers’ selection committee floated a circular in this regard. The central bank has recently formed Bankers’ Selection Committee (BSC) to introduce a unified recruitment system for state-run banks. The state run institutions are Sonali Bank Limited, Janata Bank Limited, Rupali Bank Limited, Bangladesh Development Bank Limited, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation and Investment Corporation of Bangladesh. Eligible candidates can apply for the posts till ...

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Abdul Jabbar on life support at BSMMU

singer Abdul Jabbar

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra singer Abdul Jabbar has kept on life support at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Abdul Jabbar’s could not receive any treatment and foods from Saturday afternoon. Jabbar’s younger son, Babu Jabbar said to media that Jabbar’s body rejected to receive any treatment and foods. Singer Jabbar is undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of BSMMU. He was admitted to the hospital with several physical complexities including kidney and heart diseases on 31 May 2017. During the country’s Liberation War Jabbar motivated the freedom fighters through his patriotic songs. Abdul ...

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41st death anniv of Kazi Nazrul Islam


MNA Feature Desk: The 41st death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed on Sunday across the country with due respect. The poet died in Dhaka at the age of 77 after suffering from a long ailment on 27 August 1976. Different socio-cultural and political organizations are observing the day with different programmes while various televisions are airing special programmes on his works and life. Bangla Academy will organise a solo-lecture session followed by a cultural show at poet Shamsur Rahman auditorium at 4:00pm on this day. Nazrul Academy arranged three-day programme featuring discussion, musical event, campaigning ...

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Taylor Swift announces new album

Taylor Swift

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Pop star Taylor Swift on Wednesday announced a new album, “Reputation,” to be released on November 10, reported news agency. The 27-year-old singer, who this week has been sharing cryptic videos of a snake showing its fangs, revealed little else about her sixth studio album but said a first single would come out Thursday. She also posted on social media the album’s cover art, with Swift staring forward in front of reels of newsprint in which her name is written ad nauseam. While Swift has offered no clues about the sound or themes of “Reputation,” ...

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