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Anti-liberation forces must be resisted: BRUR VC

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MNA Education Desk: Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Begum Rokeya University Rangpur, (BRUR) Professor Dr AKM Nurun Nabi here today said the anti-liberation forces must be resisted to save national independence. “The spirit of the War of Liberation should be properly nurtured in every sphere of the society to thwart the anti-liberation forces for safeguarding independence of the country,” he said. Dr Nabi, also a population scientist, made these observations while addressing a discussion arranged at the “Independence Memorial” premises on the campus to celebrate the Independence and National Day- 2017 as the chief guest. The authorities of BRUR chalked out programmes ...

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Deepika to miss ‘Cannes Film Festival’ for Padmavati

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Deepika Padukone says she won’t be seen walking the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May as she is focused on her film project Padmavati. There was buzz that Deepika, who has reportedly bagged an international endorsement deal with cosmetic giant L’Oreal, will represent the brand at the film jamboree. Asked about it, Deepika told the media here: “No. Right now all my energies are focused on ‘Padmavati’.” The actress, who featured in Hollywood film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, looked very stylish as she stepped out for the HT Style Awards ...

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‘Google Doodle’ celebrates Bangladesh’s 47th Independence Day

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: World’s most popular web search engine Google has been celebrating Bangladesh’s 47th Independence and National Day by creating a special doodle on its homepage. The doodle, featuring a girl carrying the national flag of Bangladesh and the combination of red and green colours, which are the colours of the national flag, has been seen above the search box on the homepage of Google since early Sunday. Google for the first time in its history made a special doodle in celebration of Bangladesh’s Independence Day in 2013. However, it is a special, temporary alteration of the ...

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Students can play role in anti-militant activities: UGC chairman

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MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan has said that since the students are the future of tomorrow, they can play a vital role to build up a rich, bright and peaceful country through taking part in the anti-militant and anti-drug activities. He came up with this comment while addressing a discussion as Chief Guest held at the central auditorium of Jagannath University (JnU) on Monday at 12:00pm, marking the 47th Independence and National Day. He also said “…. We gained the independence through much sacrifice and struggle for a long time. The opponents ...

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Motivational quotes to conquer obstacles in life

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MNA Life Style: Here are some inspirational and motivational quotes to conquer obstacles in life. Whenever you or your loved ones feel lost in life, take a look at them and they can be the beacon lights to guide your way to get through the darkness. True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness. —Petrach Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.—Roy T. ...

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47th Independence Day being observed nationwide

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MNA National Desk: The nation is being celebrating the 47th Independence Day and National Day today (Sunday) paying deep homage to three million martyrs of the Liberation War. The day was heralded with a 31-gun salute in Tejgaon Old Airport area at dawn. The national flag was raised atop all government, semi-government, non-government and private buildings in the morning. Early in the morning, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on behalf of the state, placed wreaths at the National Memorial paying deep homage to the martyrs. The President and the Prime Minister stood there in solemn silence for ...

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Air force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over the Independence Award 2017 to Bangladesh Air Force and 15 distinguished personalities. The premier handed over a certificate, an 18-carat gold medal weighing 50-gram, and a Tk 3 lakh cheque to each of the recipients and their representatives at a function in the city’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium this morning. The award was given in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Group captain (retd) Shamsul Alam Bir Uttam, former Bangladesh Betar official Ashraful Alam, former police super late Shaheed Md Nazmul Huq, former minister late ...

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Twitter closed 6 lakh terror-related accounts

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MNA Science & Tech: Micro-blogging social media website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, reported news agency. According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter’s ‘Transparency Report’, the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of 636,248 terror-related accounts since August 1, 2015. In the last six months of 2016, Twitter suspended 376,890 accounts for promoting terrorism. It had announced the blocking of more than 125,000 accounts earlier in 2016 which were primarily related to the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. In addition to the account suspensions, Twitter’s ...

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Salman, Katrina back together in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Salman Khan is happy to be back together with actress Katrina Kaif to shoot a song for upcoming film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, a sequel to 2012 blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Salman took to twitter to share a glimpse from the shoot. He posted an image with him in tuxedo and Katrina—with her locks falling over her shoulder—in a gown. Salman captioned the photograph with Katrina—his once rumoured ladylove: ‘Back together in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. Yash Raj Films’ ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has been shooting in scenic locales of Tyrol, Austria, currently. The film’s unit has wrapped ...

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PSTU VC released after 17 hours of confinement

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MNA Education Desk: Students of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) released the vice-chancellor (VC) and other teachers and officials from about 17 hours of confinement in their respective rooms in the administrative building. The agitating PSTU students postponed their movement and left the administrative building around 3:00 am on Wednesday (March 22). Later, the PSTU VC Prof Dr Harun Or Rahsid, teachers of the officials came out of their respective rooms. Proctor committee’s chief of the PSTU Dr Purnendu Biswas told that the students postponed their movement following an assurance in favour of their demand. The students confined the ...

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World Water Day being observed today

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MNA Feature Desk: The World Water Day-2017 is being observed around the world today (Wednesday) in a befitting manner with the theme “Wastewater”. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as the World Water Day since 1993, following a resolution taken in Rio, Brazil, in 1992 when demands were made to designate a special day for water resources. Focusing attention to the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources, the UN-Water co-ordinates the World Water Day campaign. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday greeted the riverine people of Bangladesh ...

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Kuwait bans Disney’s movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The Kuwait National Cinema Company has decided to ban Disney’s hit movie Beauty and the Beast, citing its responsibilities despite it already having been screened. The film was released in the conservative Muslim Gulf state on Thursday, but the privately owned company withdrew the film four days later to review its content. “Beauty and the Beast” has come under fire in some Muslim countries for a “gay moment”, but Disney said it will be released in Muslim-majority Malaysia with no cuts. Starring “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson, the movie has raised hackles worldwide among religious ...

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Govt to start 100 technical schools, colleges in hundred upazilas

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: The government has taken initiatives to start 100 technical schools and college in 100 upazilas for creating skilled human resources. The cost of project implementation is estimated Tk 2281.69 crore, according to an official document Administrative approval has been given for land acquisition for the institutes in 91 upazilas while budget has been disbursed for 59. In the second phase of the project, there will be 389 technical schools and colleges across the country. It was discussed in the second pre-evaluation committee (PEC) meeting held recently in the Planning Commission. “The PEC gave directives for ...

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World Poetry Day is being observed today

Poetry Day

MNA Feature Desk: International Poetry Day is being observed on Tuesday to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression. Death Anniversary of renowned poet, Ihsan Danish is also observed today. Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures. “Poetry is a window onto the breath-taking diversity of humanity.” — Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the ...

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Nipun returns with new film ‘Dhushor Kuasha’

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bangladeshi film actress Nipun has resumed shooting for the big screen work with her new movie titled ‘Dushor Kuasha’. With the movie under the directorial venture of Uttam Akash, the actress is all set to return after a short break. Nipun will perform in the big screen with newcomer actor Munna in the film. She was last seen in Tauquir Ahmed’s Oggyatonama and Delwar Jahan Jhantu’s Bayanno Theke Ekattor in 2016. Nipun has so far grabbed two National Film Awards. She received the national award for the movie ‘Shajghor’ and afterward in 2009 she received ...

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4th Death Anniversary of Veteran Leader Zillur Rahman Today

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MNA Features Desk: The 4th death anniversary of former president of Bangladesh and veteran leader, Zillur Rahman, also former general secretary of Awami League, is being observed today with high respect to this glorious leader. He breathed his last at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 20, 2013. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader urged activists and leaders of all party affiliate organizations to observe the day with due respect. The party also paid tribute to the great leader at his grave at 8am today. Different social and political organizations paid floral tribute at the Dhaka’s Banani graveyard where ...

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Government to launch mid-day-meal at primary schools

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MNA Education Desk: The present government has taken a decision of launching mid-day-meal programme at all primary schools for making schooling attractive to students, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said on Saturday. The state minister said this while launching the mid-day-meal programme at Sardaha Government Primary School under Charghat upazila as chief guest. He listed the government’s manifold development activities including nationalization of huge non-government primary schools, development of school infrastructure, ensuring supply of safe drinking water, introduction of uniform education and stipends for disadvantaged children. Distribution of textbooks to primary school students on the first day of ...

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Animation Film festival to begin at TSC today

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: A four day long animation film festival tilted ‘Microsoft Animation Film festival 2017’ will begin on Monday at TSC auditorium of Dhaka University (DU). Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS) will organize the animation festival to popularize the animated films in the country, sponsored by Microsoft Bangladesh. A total of 16 animated films will be screened during the four-day festival from March 20-23.  The entry is fixed at Tk 30 for every show. Separate from the screening part of the festival, a discussion programme on ‘Prospects of Animation in Bangladesh Film Industry’ will be held on ...

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Congratulation to team tigers for winning 100th test

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MNA Feature Desk: A heartiest congratulation to team tigers from Mir Mosharref Hossain, the Chief Editor & Publisher of Mohammadi News Agency for winning the historic 100th test against Sri Lanka by four wickets to level Joy Bangla Cup series 1-1 in Colombo on Sunday. “I have seen the dedication of Bangladesh team in the 100th test match, which really impressed me and it seemed to me that they were really positive and determined about their historic victory. Sri Lanka also played well especially the lower order batsmen in their second innings. However, I congratulate the team for this victory ...

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Four historic places in Dhaka to visit right now

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MNA Feature Desk: Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh, a residence of about 17 million populations and growing every day. But if you want to have a visit in Dhaka you will get a huge number of historical places to ride on. Here I am going to introduce four among them. Lalbagh Fort This famous historic place is situated on the northeast side of Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was built during the Mughal rule, on seventeenth century. Lalbagh fort is believed to be an incomplete Mughal fort structure which was started in 1678 AD by the Mughal Subahdar Muhammad Azam Shah. ...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father passed away

Aishwarya Rai

MNA Editorial Desk: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. Krishnaraj Rai was hospitalized few weeks ago due to health-related issues, friends and family confirmed to media. Earlier, the actress cut her Dubai trip short and returned to Dubai as soon as her father was hospitalized. Her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, also rushed back from New York to be by his ailing father-in-law’s side. Aishwarya’s father-in-law, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan had earlier excused himself from attending The Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt – due to Krishnaraj’s illness He was expected to be there on March ...

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Japan launched satellite to monitor North Korea

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Japan successfully launched a satellite on Friday, to track land and maritime movements in North Korea and conduct surveys on the weapons program of the rogue state, reported news agency. The H-2A rocket was launched at 10.20 a.m. local time from the Tanegashima base in the southeast of Japan. The mission is cooperation between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and aerospace manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has been involved in the field since it was privatized in 2007. The launch, initially scheduled for March 15, was delayed due to poor weather conditions at the ...

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BCL unit of DU Bangabandhu Hall to arrange “Jonmoutshob-2017”

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MNA Feature Desk: The 98th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding leader of Bangladesh, will be celebrated across the country with due respects on 17 March (Friday). To celebrate this day, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall of Dhaka University has arranged an event titled “Jonmoutshob-2017”. Special prayers and doa will be offered at the residential hall for the ‘Greatest Bengali of All Time’. Later, a discussion meeting and fabulous cultural function will be held at 4pm at the hall premises. Besides, DU has also chalked out elaborate programmers. As part of ...

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5th convocation of Eastern University held at ICCB

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MNA Educations Desk: The fifth convocation of Eastern University (EU) was held at Basundhara Convention Centre in the capital yesterday. High Commissioner of Canada Benoit-Pierre Larmee on Sunday termed the graduating students of Eastern University (EU) as the future of Bangladesh and the torchbearers for positive change. EU conferred degrees to 1,901 graduating students of four different faculties. Certificates were also distributed among the graduates. Of them, two students received Chancellor’s Gold Medal, three Chairman’s Gold Medal and four Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal. The convocation speaker congratulated the young graduates and wished them a happy, prosperous and long life. On ...

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Six full-fledged BTV centres to be built in divisional cities

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the establishment of six full-fledged BTV centres in six divisional cities of the country involving an estimated cost of Tk 13.91 billion. The approval came from the ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room with ECNEC chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reported news agency. Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said initially there was a proposal for setting up five full-fledged centres in the divisional cities of Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet and Barisal Division. Later, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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Woman burnt as headphones caught fire on flight

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: A woman suffered burns to her face and hands after her headphones caught fire during a flight to Australia. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed on the flight from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19 when there was a loud explosion. Flight attendants rushed to help and poured a bucket of water on the headphones, but the battery and its cover were both melted and stuck to the floor. The transport safety bureau, which did not identify which airline was involved, assessed that the lithium-ion batteries in ...

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Recitation program of Muktobak ‘Shopnoghuri Dilam Chari-8’

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The 8th phase of bi-monthly recitation program arranged by Muktobak was held on 14 March evening at Shawkat Osman Auditorium of Central Public Library in Shahabag. At the first part of the program titled ‘Nabo Hariter Gaan’ – fresher artists Aditi Amritaraj, Raihan Haidar Ranjan, Trishna Pal, Eram Mahfuj, Md. Asadujjaman, Omia Omanita and Ashraf Ali Sarkar Likhon recited their melodious poems on love, language, personal feelings, independence, liberation war and so on. In the second part ‘Anusurjer Gaan’ – eminent artiste Ashraful Alam participated in a conversation over the selection of recital elements (poems), ...

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