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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Safety guidelines for your children


MNA Life Style Desk: You should feel it is important to lay down few safety guidelines for your children both inside and outside the house. If you are speculating just how to go about it, we have the answer for you. Keeping your kid safe at all times means continuous adult direction. It also means implementing a few important changes and rules that ensure your kid’s safety and well-being. Also, it is important to prepare your kid for basic safety steps in the event of an emergency. Teach contact details Your kid may be small but it is essential to ...

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Ali Fazal roped lead role opposite Judi Dench


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Ali Fazal, who was seen in Paul Walker, Vin Diesel starrer Furious 7, has been roped in as the male lead role opposite Academy Award winning-actress Judi Dench in Hollywood film titled Victoria and Abdul. Sharing his enjoyment on the news he stated that, “I can’t wait to take on Judi. She is the cherry on this wonderful pudding. The most loved woman of Britain and probably the world. It was a process of endless auditions and readings and conversations and today I am so glad that they grilled fully into it to ...

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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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Depredation of snake in rainy season


MNA Life Style Desk: In this rainy season most of the people of our country are suffering from many disease caused by flood and also the depredation of snake at their house. Many homeowners wish to make away with snakes that can be really dangerous for the whole family. Imagine you are going into the garden and suddenly encounter an unwanted snake on your property. No wonder, getting rid of snakes will probably be your next project. If you want to eliminate and remove these terrifying reptiles, stay calm and find out how to prevent snakes. However, snakes are common ...

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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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60th anniversary of Mukh O Mukhosh


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Today is the 60th anniversary of the first Bengali language feature film– Mukh O Mukhosh which was to be made in East Pakistan. It was produced by Iqbal Films and directed by Abdul Jabbar Khan. The movie was released in East Pakistan on 3 August 1956. It was released in Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj and Khulna. Thus, 3 August, 1956 was an eventful day of anniversary in the history of Bangladeshi Cinema because it saw the birth of Bengali cinema in Dhaka. Over the last 50 years, Bangla feature films have been amusing generations of cine-goers. ...

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Purification for drinking water


MNA Life Style Desk: When the water you’re hoping for drinking to survive might be riddled with parasites or bacteria particles, you can’t afford to skimp on water purification. One of the top survival priorities for an emergency situation, (flood, cyclone and other natural disaster) is to find and sterilize enough pure drinking water to supply your needs. Whether your crisis situation is unfolding in your own home after a natural disaster, the human body can only last three days without any drinking water at all. Read the following instructions carefully to learn how to purify your own water. Boiling ...

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Critical health safety during flood


MNA Lifestyle Desk: During flood and following a widespread flooding disaster, many questions arise about our critical health safety. Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Bangladesh. As much as 90% of all damage from natural disasters is caused by floods. Flooding typically occurs after heavy or prolonged rainfall, or the rapid-melt of snow. While the effects of floods can be devastating, there are simple steps families can take to keep their safe. Personal health and safety is a priority for everyone. The following information is aimed at preventing both disease and injury by answering many ...

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Work together against trafficking in persons


MNA Feature Desk: On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us pledge to work together to give victims, as well as the many children, women, and men on the move, who remain far too helpless to trafficking, a much-needed voice and a helping hand. Ten millions of people are badly seeking refuge, many of them far from home and even farther from safety.  Migrants and refugees face imposing physical difficulties and administrative barriers. Miserably, they are also vulnerable to human rights violations and manipulation by human traffickers. Human traffickers target on the most desperate and vulnerable. To end ...

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Choose words wisely when leaving job


MNA Lifestyle Desk: There may come a time when you have decided for leaving your job and it is imperative that you choose your words wisely. The words you use when you inform your boss of your decision to leave can determine whether they will support you going forward. People commonly regret what they say during their resignation because they are angry, nervous, or unaware of the consequences. But the best ‘quitters’ go out saying positive words, as painful as it may be, and talk about what they learned and what they will carry forward in their career. And they ...

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Harry Potter smashes Asia for the final time


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Harry Potter magic smashes Asia for the final time on Sunday morning, as aspiring witches and wizards crowded into bookstores to get their hands on the first copies of a new play that imagines the hero as an adult. Launch parties for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” were held hours after the play’s premiere in London, setting the stage for a return of the series that has captivated readers and movie spectators worldwide. Nearly 300 fans hurried through the doors of Kinokuniya bookstore on Singapore’s Orchard Road at 7:01 am to become one of ...

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2016 is a pivotal year for hepatitis


MNA Feature Desk: 2016 is a pivotal year for viral hepatitis. At the World Health Assembly in May, WHO Member States are set to adopt the first ever Elimination Strategy for Viral form of this disease, with ambitious targets and a goal to eliminate the disease as a public health threat by 2030. The theme for this year’s global campaign is ‘ELIMINATION’. This will be the first time national governments sign up and commit to the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis. To mark this historic moment we are using the theme of elimination for WHD 2016, which can be easily ...

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Avoid liver damage from hepatitis


MNA Lifestyle Desk: To avoid liver damage from hepatitis, start with a well-balanced diet. You need a healthy liver to convert food into energy. People with hepatitis need to follow a healthy lifestyle to minimize damage to the liver. Keep in mind that an unhealthy diet can contribute to liver damage. If you eat too much high-calorie greasy, fatty, or sugary food, you’ll gain weight and fat will begin to build up in your liver. A healthy liver keeps your body’s regulatory, detoxification and metabolic functions in tip top condition. Fortunately, most liver problems are reversible if discovered early. Here ...

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85th birth anniversary of Abdul Alim observed


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The 85th birth anniversary of famous Bangla folk singer Abdul Alim was observed on Wednesday. Numerous cultural institutions observed the day with various programs. Country’s television channels and radio stations broadcast musical and discussion programs on the occasion. Abdul Alim recorded over 300 gramophone songs and performed in over 100 films as a playback singer. He recorded songs for ‘Mukh O Mukhosh’ the first film ever produced in the erstwhile East Pakistan, in 1956. He won the National Award (posthumous) in 1974 for playback in Bangla hit film ‘Shujan Shokhi’ directed by Khan Ataur Rahman. ...

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Dealing with liver disease through food habits


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Dealing with liver disease through food habits can control the risk of many liver dangers which caused by hepatitis C and give you a feeling of fitness. When we overeat or eat processed or fried food, and, anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress, the liver becomes overworked and overloaded. When the liver is taxed, it can’t process toxins and fat in an efficient way. There are some foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating its natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body. Garlic Just a small amount of this ...

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Black spots can be lightened by natural remedies


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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Qurbani is the Sunna of Ibrahim


MNA Feature Desk: Qurbani is also referred to as the Sunna of Ibrahim in many texts. It follows the true story of father and son, Ibrahim and Ismail, and their unflinching loyalty and devotion to Allah (SWT). The story serves as a means of motivation, education and inspiration to millions of Muslims around the world today. Here, we will talk about this story at length. Qurbani or sacrifice is synonymous with surrender. It symbolizes that the person performing Qurbani is willing to sacrifice everything dear to him for Allah. It symbolizes and strengthens the promise with Allah that the person ...

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Benefits of taking a hot bath


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Sometimes it’s amazing to feel that how much benefits we can get from such little things like taking a hot bath after performing a busy day. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than one might think. In fact, there are quite a few definite health benefits to be gained. Have you managed to get yourself into a bath and shut out the world? If it sounds to you like an indulgence, take note of the health benefits to realize, that it is actually a really good way of looking after yourself. Here are some benefits of ...

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Hindi remake of Kabali with Amitabh Bachchan


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Rajinikanth’s Kabali is a remarkable achievement in South India but to ensure the movie gets its due in Hindi-speaking regions; plans are reportedly on to a Hindi Bollywood remake with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead. Kabali unlocked to a great response in July 22 with thousands of Rajini fans gathered to single screens and multiplexes to watch the first show of the movie. The movie was released over 12,000 screens in India and as well as in the US, UK and Malaysia. The film was also dubbed in Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Malay languages. While ...

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Kelor Kirti got permission of screening in Bangladesh


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Indian Bangla film ‘Kelor Kirti’ got the permission of screening in Bangladeshi cinema halls. The Appellate Division has stayed a High Court order, which barred screening of this movie. The four-member bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha gave the order on Sunday. The release of the film, Kelor Kirti, was postponed as a High Court bench in 19 July, gave a stay order on the exhibition of the Indian film in local cinemas following a writ petition filed by Bangladesh Film Director’s Association and other associations. The court also directed that the Indian ...

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First Prime Minister of Bangladesh Tajuddin Ahmed


MNA Feature Desk: As the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Tajuddin Ahmad led people of Bangladesh to victory during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. He originated and organized the first independent government of Bangladesh with the vision and courage to resist foreign aggression and occupation. He was a gifted organizer and administrator, characteristics which were surpassed only by his integrity, love for humanity, deep-seated patriotism, and unflinching stand for fairness and justice. A seeker of truth, he rose with purpose and commitment to the rank of statesman. The saying “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”reveals his ...

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Emma donated jeans for refugee campaign


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Actress Emma Watson is among celebrities who have donated their jeans for International Rescue Committee’s Jeans for Refugee campaign. The 26-year-old superstar has joined a number of well-known faces including Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria and actress Alicia Vikander to raise awareness for the International Rescue Committee’s Jeans for Refugee’s campaign. The project has seen a host of other world-famous faces give their jeans to artist Johny Dar, who has worked his own magic and turned each pair into a sartorial artwork which will be auctioned to raise funds. “In this case it’s ...

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Bringing the spark back into relationship


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Bringing the spark back into the relationship can be a lot of fun, and it can make both of you feel like little kids again, but it does take some time and patience. The best part about a happy relationship is that the effort you take always pays you back a hundred fold. So stop worrying about what you’re going to get back in return, and just open your heart out to your lover. When you lose the spark in a relationship, it’s not always because both of you don’t have time for each other. Almost always, ...

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Fans of Rajinikanth queued overnight for Kabali


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The fans of Indian film star Rajinikanth queued overnight for a 4am screening of his new movie ‘Kabali’ on Friday in the southern city of Chennai, where many companies abandoned hope of staff coming to work and closed for the day. Brahman Naman, the writer of independent film, is excited about Kabali mainly because, “This is the first time in a long time that Thalaiva has entrusted a film to a new generation director (Pa. Ranjith). Madras (Ranjith’s last Tamil film) was amazing so I have high hopes for ‘Kabali’.” Tickets for “Kabali”, which stars ...

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Hemingway a major writer of slow but explosive process


MNA Feature Desk: The recognition of Hemingway as a major and representative writer of the United States of America (USA) was a slow but explosive process. His emergence in the western canon was an even more adventurous voyage. Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature ...

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