Malibu burning: Kardashian, Lady Gaga fear for homes

Lady Gaga

MNA Entertainment Desk: Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga were among thousands fleeing their homes on Friday as a fast-moving wildfire engulfed Malibu and nearby celebrity neighborhoods. Kardashian, who on Thursday evacuated the home she shares in nearby Calabasas with Kanye West, tweeted on Friday that she “heard the flames have hit our property… but now are more contained and have stopped.” The entire 12,000-strong population of Malibu, which stretches 27 miles (43.5 km) along the Pacific Ocean in Southern California and up into the Santa Monica mountains, was placed under mandatory evacuation on Friday as the Woolsey fire exploded overnight. ...

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Noor Hossain Day today

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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Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone

foldable phone

MNA Tech Desk: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. The South Korean tech company needs to get the foldable phone right to reverse steep declines in profit for its mobile division and restore some of the cachet its brand has lost to Apple Inc. Foldable phones promise the screen of a small tablet in a pocket-sized device. Justin Denison, a senior vice president of mobile product marketing, showed a prototype with a screen he said measured 7.3 inches (18.5 cm) diagonally. Folded in two it ...

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Staying in shape may make you live longer


MNA Life Style Desk: A healthy long life is what most aspire for and this could be possible by reducing excess fat and staying slim and shape, according to a new study. While several unhealthy habits and bad lifestyle impacts life expectancy adversely, certain healthy lifestyle may increase life span of a person. “Our study has estimated the causal effect of lifestyle choices. We found that, on average, smoking a pack a day reduces lifespan by seven years, whilst losing one kilogram of weight will increase your lifespan by two months,” Peter Joshi, researcher at the University of Edinburgh in ...

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Arjun gets protective for ladylove Malaika


MNA Entertainment Desk: Rumours are doing the rounds on social media about Malaika Arora dating actor Arjun Kapoor. Malaika and Arjun were snapped post their cosy dinner date. Arjun Kapoor, who seems to be protective for her, was seen shielding her from the paparazzi as they tried to click their pictures, reports the news agency. Reportedly, Malaika’s friends Arvind and Tanya Dubash will hosting a party for Arjun Kapoor. It was Arora and Arjun’s pictures from a fashion show, which sparked rumours about their budding romance. Reportedly, Arjun flew to Italy to celebrate his ladylove Arora’s birthday. Earlier, their pictures ...

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NU: Honours application from November 11


MNA Education Desk: Application form of Honors 4th year (BA, BSS, BBA, BSc.) under National University (NU) will be started at the online from 11th Nov, 2018 and continued to 6th December, 2018., reported new agency. All other information in this respect will be available in NU web site (www.nubd.info/honours). Details schedule of the examination and other information will inform at NU web site later on.

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Intake test of DU affiliated colleges begins 9 Nov


MNA Education Desk: The undergraduate admission test of Dhaka University (DU) affiliated seven colleges for 2018-19 academic year will start on 9 November, reported news agency. The admission test for science unit will be held on 9 November at 3:00pm, said a DU press release. In this Unit, a total of 31,804 admission seekers applied against 6,550 seats. The test will be held in 12 centres – Government Titumir College, Government Bangla College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Begum Badrunnessa Government Women’s College, Dhaka College, Eden Women’s College, Udayan High School, Dr. Shahidullah College, Home Economics College, ...

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Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts


MNA Tech Desk: Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s US election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. “We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email. The removals took place in late September and early October. Twitter removed more than 10,000 account, according to three sources familiar with the Democrats’ effort. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined were responsible ...

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Priyanka celebrates bachelorette party


MNA Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actress and bride-to-be Priyanka Chopra, who is engaged to pop singer Nick Jonas, celebrated her bachelorette party with actress-cousin Parineeti Chopra, heiress Isha Ambani and “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner among many others. Priyanka shared a string of photographs from her bachelorette party. The first post has images only of the “Mary Kom” star, dressed in a short white dress with a feathery cape. “Featherweight Champion of the world,” she captioned it. The second post is all about her bridesmaids, who are dressed in red. “Red, white and Bride!” Priyanka captioned the photograph, which featured ...

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7th November: Freedom fighter-soldier killing day

Soldier Killing Day

MNA Feature Desk: Freedom Fighter- Soldier Killing Day is being observed across the country today. On this day in 1975, the killing process of the freedom fighter-soldiers started in the name of sepoy (soldier) revolution. The process was initiated much earlier, in August 1975, through the assassination of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and almost his entire family. Subsequently, on November 3 in 1975, the four national leaders were brutally killed in prison. After four days, the then rulers started killing the finest sons of the nation. In the name of sepoy revolution, three prominent freedom ...

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Camila sweeps MTV Europe awards


MNA Entertainment Desk: US singer Camila Cabello swept the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, winning best song with her hit “Havana” as well as best artist and best video, reported news agency. “This year has been the best of my life,” the 21-year-old Cuban native said at the event in Bilbao, northern Spain. Cabello had opened the show hosted by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld with a rendition of her Latin-influenced “Havana”. She is fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in August — artist of the year and video of the year — ...

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Common mistakes that guys make with women


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Women are not even sure what they want half the time, but you knew that already and even after that, there are several mistakes men make when meeting women. Being handsome will never get a woman’s attention. If she is hot, there are enough guys who will be nice to her. It is like having arms, legs, or a driver’s license. It won’t set you apart. Too many men are much “too nice” to women, especially when they’ve just met. That just tells her that you think that she’s out of your league. To avoid this, show ...

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Recruitment test of 3 banks to be held on Nov 16


MNA Career & Education Desk: The written examination for recruitment to the post of officer (cash) of three state-owned banks – Sonali Bank, Bangladesh Krishi Bank and Bangladesh Development Bank were rescheduled. The written examination will now take place from 3pm-5pm on November 16 instead of November 9, said a Bangladesh Bank press release on Tuesday.

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‘Pather Panchali’ named in BBC’s top 20 foreign language films

foreign-language films

MNA Entertainment Desk: The BBC has unveiled their list of the 100 best foreign-language films of the 21st century where 209 critics from 43 different countries took part in the poll. The survey run by BBC Culture narrowed down 100 films from 67 different directors, from 24 countries, and in 19 languages. French turned out to be the predominant language as 27 of the highest-rated films in this poll were in French, followed by 12 in Mandarin, and 11 each in Italian and Japanese. However, only one Indian film has made it to the list, Satyajit Ray’s “Pather Panchali,” which ...

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IU admission test held peacefully


MNA Education Desk: The admission tests of ‘A’ and ‘B’ units for the first year Honours courses of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia held peacefully amid tight securities on Sunday. A total of 1,996 candidates were contesting against 240 seats at ‘A’ unit under theology faculty and 21,208 candidates were contesting against 1,035 seats at ‘B’ unit under humanities and social sciences faculty, acting registrar of the university SM Abdul Latif said. The admission test of A-unit was held at the 1st shift around 9.30am to 10.30am while the test of B-unit was held at 2nd, 3rd and 4th shifts ...

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Hyundai integrating solar panels


MNA Tech Desk: Hyundai and Kia are planning to introduce solar roofs on some models. The new tech will help owners rely less on increasingly expensive fuel. They are set to implement the solar technology in hybrid, fully electric and internal combustion vehicles. The first generation tech will be used in hybrids, weaving silicon solar panels into the car’s roof. Hyundai believes the solar panels can charge the batteries by between 30 and 60 per cent capacity on a normal day. Second-generation tech will be installed on internal combustion vehicles. Hyundai plans to integrate a semi-transparent solar roof with a ...

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World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami

MNA Feature Desk: World Tsunami Awareness Day is being observed across the world on 5 November 2018.  Its objective is to raise awareness and share innovative approaches to tackle the challenge. The day aligned with the ‘international day for Disaster Reduction’ and the ‘Sendai Seven Campaign” which are amide at reducing the number of affected people globally by disasters. Though they may be rare, tsunamis are among the most devastating natural disasters. They know no coastal borders. Coastal communities – often concentrated in low-lying and highly populated areas – are the most potentially vulnerable to coastal hazards including tsunamis, with ...

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Natural tips to cure your acne


MNA Life Style Desk: Acne is a tremendously embarrassing and burdensome problem. It is easy to feel that you don’t have control over your breakouts. Here are some easy things you can start doing today to help you heal your acne. Apply a honey mask to your face once or twice a week:  Honey has antibacterial properties so it is great for disinfecting and healing minor blemishes. It is also gentle on sensitive skin. Wash twice a day with acne soap: You should wash your face twice a day with a sulfur based soap designed for acne. Once when you ...

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“Paathshala” to be released on November 23


MNA Entertainment Desk: The much-awaited Bangla cinema ‘Paathshala’ is set to be released in November. The story of ‘Paathshala’ revolves around the life struggle of a talented 10-year-old street child Manik. The release date of the film, produced by Faysal Raddi and Asif Islam, was declared earlier, but deferred later. First trailer of the film has already been released on YouTube. Earlier, the film was screened in a number of festivals of Germany, Canada and India. Habib Arinda plays the main character of the film (Manik) , and Emma Akhter in the role of Chumki. Other characters include Nazmul Hussain ...

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Foods that will work wonders on your digestion


MNA Life Style Desk: The digestion process is an intricately choreographed ballet during which your body performs the many steps needed to break down the food you eat and unlock the vitamins, minerals, calories, fats, and proteins you need and then efficiently clean sweep the rest. Most people don’t contemplate these inner workings unless they’re not working smoothly, but you can proactively take steps to avoid problems. One of the easiest digestive health tips is to fuel up with good foods for digestion. Ginger A traditional Asian remedy for tummy aches and nausea and a favorite condiment used in Japanese ...

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Sunday’s JSC, JDC exams rescheduled for Nov 9


MNA Education Desk: The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations of November 4 have been rescheduled for November 9. Professor Ziaul Haque, chairman of the Dhaka Education Board, confirmed the matter on Saturday, reports news agency. The English examinations for regular JSC students, English 1st paper for irregular students, and Arabic 2nd paper for JDC students will begin at 9am on Friday. The JSC and JDC examinations began across the country, on Thursday, with the participation of 2,670,333 students.

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Jail Killing Day being observed

Jail Killing Day

MNA Fetaure Desk: The nation is observing the Jail Killing Day today (Saturday) with due solemnity. On November 3, 1975, four national leaders and heroes of the country’s Liberation War — Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmad, Captain Mansur Ali and AHM Quamruzzaman — were assassinated inside the Dhaka Central Jail. The four leaders played a key role in forming the Mujibnagar government in exile that led the Liberation War of 1971 with Syed Nazrul Islam as the acting president, Tajuddin Ahmad as the prime minister, Mansur Ali as the finance minister and AHM Qamruzzaman as the home, relief and rehabilitation ...

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New dinosaur species found in Argentina


MNA Science & Tech Desk: A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the centre of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed Friday. The remains came from three separate dinosaurs from the herbivorous group of sauropods, the best known of which are the Diplodocus and Brontosaurus. This new species has been named Lavocatisaurus agrioensis. “We found most of the cranial bones: the snout, the jaws, a lot of teeth, also the bones that define the eye sockets for example and, in that way, we ...

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Deepika’s pre-wedding celebrations begin


MNA Entertainment Desk: The pre-wedding celebrations of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who will marry actor Ranveer Singh later this month, began with a traditional puja at her hometown here. Dressed in an orange traditional suit by designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Deepika matched her look perfectly with gold earrings, neatly tied hair and subtle make-up, exuding radiance, elegance and happiness. The designer wished the actress for new beginnings. “A new and exciting journey has just begun for you and all of us at Sabyasachi wish you the very best. Always. Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi for her pre-wedding functions,” Mukherjee posted on Instagram. ...

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JSC, JDC exams begin


MNA Education Desk: A total of 26,70,333 examinees are expected to participate this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations which began on Thursday, reported news agency. The examinations started around 10am across the country. Students from 29,677 educational institutions appeared for the examinations at 2,903centres across the country. A total of 22,67,343 students –10,43,752 boys and 12,23,591 girls –sat for the JSC examination, while 4,02,990 examinees — 179,980 boys and 2,23,010 girls –for the JDC examination, raising the total to 26,70,333. The JSC examinations will end on November 15 while JDC on November 14.

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Apple launches new Macs, iPad


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Apple has unveiled a new version of its MacBook Air laptop, this time made of recycled aluminum, as well as a new Mac Mini and an iPad Pro, all pricier than their predecessors. Nearly 10 years after the launch of the first MacBook Air by the late Steve Jobs, his successor Tim Cook presented on Tuesday the latest version of this PC, just 1.56 cm thick, compared to 1.94 cm (0.75 inches). This model was made with 100 percent recycled aluminum and recycled plastic, a change which reduces its carbon footprint, Apple said. Last year ...

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‘Yes, I drink and smoke’: Shveta Salve hits back at trolls

Shveta Salve

MNA Entertainment Desk: Shveta Salve took a unique way to hit it back at the trolls, the actress did exactly what she was trolled for, shared a photo in a bikini, drinking a glass of wine and smoking a cigarette. With the photos Shweta Salve is sharing on her social media handle, it looks like the actor is in a bliss and enjoying a peaceful getaway. However, the trolls didn’t let her have it all in peace. The actor was called out and trolled for sharing a bikini photo, drinking wine and smoking a cigarette. The trolling took a serious ...

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