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BCL attack at JnU injured two including journalist

BCL activists

MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): An attack of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Jagannath University (JnU) unit injured two persons including  journalist of a private television’s online portal on Monday. The injured journalist were identified as Shah Alam, JnU Correspondent of NTV Online portal and Tarikul Islam Omar, a student of Zoology Department of the university. Witnesses said that a factional clash ensued at 3:00pm between the two groups of the JnU BCL, one led by JnU Social Welfare Secretary Saifullah Ibne Ahmed Sumon and another by its Joint Secretary Harun-ur Rashid, over establishing supremacy on the campus. Being informed, ...

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JnU held seminar on dialogue for peace

Dialogue

MNA Education Desk (JnU Correspondent): Jagannath University (JnU) held a seminar titled – Dialogue for Peace  – at its campus on Thursday on the occasion of World Philosophy Day-2016, declared by UNESCO, a press release said. JnU Philosophy Department arranged the seminar at its seminar room at 11:00am with its Chairperson Prof. Dr. Siddhartha Shankar Joarder in the chair.   . JnU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof. Dr. Mijanur Rahman spoke as Chief Guest at the seminar while JnU Arts Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Md. Salim was, among others, present. Earlier on the occasion, a colorful rally was brought out from the university ...

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Reasons you should never leave smartphone at home

MNA Life Style Desk: You left home without your smartphone. It could be that you were just running to the grocery store or going to the gym. It could be that you needed one of those journeys where you detach from your cell phone. But you should never leave home without your smartphone. Here are some reasons why. Your notifications will pile up If you go out without your cell phone for a day or two you will certainly have tons of notifications backed up. These could be tweets, calls, texts, emails, etc. They will all be there waiting for ...

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FF Abu Taher Bhuiyan’s death anniversary Saturday

Abu Taher

MNA Feature Desk: Saturday is the 8th death anniversary of freedom fighter and former vice president of Feni college principal Abu Taher Bhuiyan. He was also the former president of Feni district student League ,ex- president Feni district JSD (Inu) and  Feni Gunijan Muktijoddha Mullayan Parishad. Renowned journalist and columnist Abu Taher Bhuiyan was the father of Sajjad Hossain Chisty, Head of Marketing of The Daily Observer, and Sami Hossain Chisty, a lecturer of Notre Dame College. On the occasion, milad mahfil will be held at his Dhaka residence and village home. Besides, food will be distributed among the destitute ...

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An extra-super moon on rise next Monday

Wednesday

MNA Technology Desk: A strangely large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky next Monday, the closest “super moon” to earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. Weather permitting, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT (0722 IST), when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia, astronomers said. Provided there are no clouds and not too much light pollution, people should be able to see Earth’s satellite loom unusually large over the horizon shortly after sunset, irrespective of where in the world they are. ...

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Lady gaga protested Donald Trump

Lady Gaga

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Lady Gaga took to Trump Tower early Wednesday morning to protest the results of the U.S. election as Donald Trump won the 58th election and became the 45th president of US. The “Bad Romance” singer, a well-known Hillary Clinton supporter, stood outside Donald Trump’s building and held a sign that read “Love trumps hate.” As the hours passed Tuesday night and it became clearer that Trump would win the presidency, Gaga tweeted, “In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Stand up for kindness, equality, and love. Nothing will stop us. Say a ...

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Noor Hossain Day observed across the country

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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Two American astronauts cast vote from space

astronauts

MNA Technology Desk: Two American astronauts orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour have cast their votes from space in the US president election 2016 on Tuesday. According to NASA, astronaut Shane Kimbrough has officially filed his electronic absentee ballot from the International Space Station (ISS). Another astronaut Kate Rubins cast her ballot before returning to Earth last week. Thanks to a bill passed by Texas legislatures in 1997 that put in place technical voting procedure for astronauts, the two astronauts – residents of Houston where the Johnson Space Centre is located a. voted while in orbit. The United ...

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Justin Bieber wins 3 MTV Europe awards

MTV Europe

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Justin Bieber emerged as the big winner at the MTV Europe Music Awards, bagging three prizes and edging out Lady Gaga. The Canadian star took home three of his five nominations, including biggest fans, best Canadian act and best song for Sorry. Bieber, whose fans got him the award for the third year in a row, was absent from the ceremony – as was Lady Gaga, currently on tour in Japan. Gaga was the night’s second biggest winner, collecting with best female and best look at Sunday’s Rotterdam show. Bieber was beaten to best male ...

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John Milton: A combination of poetry and politics

John Milton

MNA Feature Desk: John Milton, English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, is best known for writing “Paradise Lost,” widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. John Milton is best known for Paradise Lost, widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. Together with Paradise Regained, it formed his reputation as one of the greatest English writers. In his prose works he advocated the abolition of the Church of England. His influence extended through the English civil wars and also to the American and French revolutions. John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608 to John and ...

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Movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg slams FBI

Katzenberg

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of Hollywood’s most influential figures branded the FBI “disgraceful” on Sunday over its controversial last-minute intervention in the US presidential election. Katzenberg spoke out after FBI Director James Comey lifted the threat of charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while secretary of state, just 36 hours before her White House showdown with Donald Trump. “To have put her in that light one week before the election, and turn around two days before and say ‘just kidding?’ Pretty harsh,” the former Disney studio chief and DreamWorks co-founder ...

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Foods that will work wonders on your digestion

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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Brad Pitt seeks joint physical custody of kids

physical custody

MNA Culture & Entertainments Desk: Hollywood actors Brad Pitt is asking a judge to grant him joint physical custody of his six children in his split from Angelina Jolie Pitt, according to a divorce filing Friday. The actor’s request was included in his response to Jolie Pitt’s Sept. 20 petition to end their two-year marriage. The actress sought sole physical custody of their six children, who range in age from 8 to 15. Custody has been the major issue in the breakup so far, with authorities investigating Pitt over what happened during a dispute on a private flight with his ...

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Brazilian astronomers discover 2 new planets

Brazilian astronomers

MNA Technology Desk: A team of Brazilian astronomers has discovered two new planets around a star similar to the sun known as HIP 68468. The two new planets, dubbed “super Neptune” and “super Earth”, are the first to be discovered by Brazilian astronomers since the discovery in 2015 of a planet similar to Jupiter, according to Brazil’s G1 news website on Friday. Astronomer Jorge Melendez, a professor at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo, and head researcher, said one of the objectives of the team was to compare the solar system with ...

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Chittaranjan Das: A prominent nationalist in Bengal

nationalist

MNA Feature Desk: Chittaranjan Das was one of the most prominent political and nationalist personalities in Bengal when Bengal was going through a very crucial time of ideological and political change. During the Non-Cooperation movement, Das became a symbol of patriotism and courage. He was the one who first started to boycott everything British, including clothes. Das (5 November 1869 – 16 June 1925) was a Founder-leader of the Swaraj (Independence) Party in Bengal under British rule. He belonged to the famous Das family of Telirbagh (Baidya-Brahmin), in Bikrampur, Dhaka (now in Bangladesh). He was the son of Bhuban Mohan ...

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Prosun Azad banned for one year

Three organisations — Directors Guild, Television Programme Producers Association of Bangladesh and Abhinayshilpi Shangha — have officially banned actor Prosun Azad for one year, following a dispute with director Rokeya Prachy. The 350-member strong Directors Guild confirmed media houses about Prosun’s ban through issuing a press release on Thursday. The press release was signed by Directors Guild president Gazi Rakayet, Television Programme Producers Association of Bangladesh president Mamunur Rashid and Ahsan Habib Nasim of Abhinayshilpi Shangha. All the three organisations took the decision of banning Prosun after Rokeya Prachy lodged a written complaint against Prosun on 19 October. The incident ...

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FIR on Rakhi Sawant for wearing dress with Modi’s pictures

Rakhi Sawant

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Rakhi Sawant has been booked for wearing a dress with pictures of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August, reported news agency. The First Information Report was lodged at a police station in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. “The FIR was lodged on Thursday evening by a local resident against the actor. The complainant said by wearing the particular dress, she not only insulted the Prime Minister but also indulged in obscenity,” a police official from Kankroli police station said. “We registered the case under the Indian Penal Code provisions and started investigations,” the official ...

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Natural ways to improve immune system

immune system

MNA Life Style Desk: Your lifestyle can affect how well your immune system can protect you from germs, viruses, and chronic illness. Replacing bad health habits with good ones can help keep your immune system healthy. On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick. Check this list to see where you could use some improvement. Get enough sleep and manage stress: Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function. Everyone has some ...

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BAFCOM to ensure market equality in telecom

BAFCOM

MNA Technology Desk: Targeting to guarantee fair competitive market for private sector, a new association named Bangladesh Alliance for Fair Competition – BAFCOM on Wednesday started its journey. BAFCOM is formed with the collaboration of BASIS, FBCCI, DCCI, MCCI, JCI Bangladesh, Bankers Association, Insurance Association, eCab, BACCO, ISPAB, Bangladesh Copyright and IP Forum, Bangladesh Innovation Forum, Music Industries and all other associations and forums of Bangladesh. President of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) Mustafa Jabbar will lead the fifteen members of the convening committee of the non-profit organization BAFCOM. The forum has been launched to create a ...

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Journalist killed every 5 days: UNESCO

UNESCO

MNA Feature Desk: One journalist is being killed every five days as a result of their work, according to figures released in a UNESCO report coinciding with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. At least 827 journalists were killed between 2006 and 2015, 115 of which were killed last year, making 2015 the second deadliest year in journalism in the last decade, according to the report. According to UNESCO less than one in 10 of all deaths have been solved despite many countries named in the report showing a willingness to stop the murder of journalists. ...

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Indian film fest IFFI not to screen Pakistani film

Pakistani film

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The forthcoming 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will not to screen any Pakistani film as the two entries sent from the country were not up to the mark, reported news agency. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu along with Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’souza and Directorate of Film Festivals Senthil Rajan, held a press conference here on Tuesday to unveil the poster and share the highlights of the film festival, which will take place in Goa from November ...

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Make long distance relationships successful

long distance

MNA Life Style Desk: Many people believe that long distance relationships are never going to work out. Your family may discourage it, and some of your best friends may advise you not to take it too seriously, in case you get your heart broken. Long-distance relationships create extra challenges and stressors. But couples can still cultivate a fulfilling and happy relationship. Here’s how. Keep yourself busy Don’t let a Skype date with your partner be the only thing you have to look forward to in the evenings. Long distance relationships are much easier to manage when you have a vibrant ...

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Taylor Swift delivered treat on Halloween night

Halloween

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: As millions of Americans celebrated the spooky holiday Monday Halloween night, Taylor Swift gathered a few familiar faces together for a fun night indoors. Taylor has definitely got connections and she wasn’t afraid to use them as she borrowed one of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool costume for Halloween. Posing alongside her BFF Gigi Hadid, Taylor wrote: “Thanks @vancityreynolds for this costume, you’re the BEST deadpool inside contact ever”. Looks like the squad avoided the nightclubs and instead settled on some home fun to celebrate the ghoulish fest. While Taylor went as the foul-mouthed superhero, her pals ...

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China’s new cyber security laws stricter for hackers

hackers

MNA Technology Desk: Chinese authorities could freeze assets and take other actions against foreign hackers threatening the country’s infrastructure under a revised draft of a new cyber security law. The official news agency reported that China’s draft cyber security law has been submitted for its third reading to the national congress. It says the draft would allow police and other agencies to freeze assets and apply “other necessary punishment” against foreign hackers. Monday’s report provided no details. Cyber security has been a top source of friction between China and the United States, which both say they suffer hacking by the ...

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Tom Hardy to play gangster Al Capone

Tom Hardy

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Actor Tom Hardy is set to play Al Capone, the infamous and feared American mobster, in Fonzo. Josh Trank is on board to pen the script and direct the movie, reported news agency. Production and financing company BLOOM is handling the international sales on the project and plans to introduce it to buyers next week at the American Film Market. “The movie brings together the myth and lore of notorious American Gangster Al Capone, with the undeniable talent of Tom Hardy and Josh Trank. We are thrilled to bring this film to buyers at the ...

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Visit to Awami League Office: Now and Then

office

MNA Feature Desk: I went to the Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s office at Dhanmondi in the evening of yesterday (26 October, 2016) to congratulate newly elected Awami League General Secretary, Obaidul Quader.  The chief sponsor of ‘Kendriyo Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela’, Mr. Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir, Member Secretary of the organization, Yasin Mohammad and leaders of organization’s Mahanagar district accompanied me. While we were coming out of the Bangabandhu-daughter’s office after providing flowery congratulation to the leader, the main sponsor of our organization inquired to me if I remember after how many years I have come to this office. ...

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‘Jalaler Golpo’ wins international award in Russia

Russia

MNA Culture & Entertainments Desk: Bangladeshi film ‘Jalaler Golpo’ (Jalal’s Story) has secured an international award in Russia, reported news agency. The film bagged the Grand Prix – Silver Akbuzat Best Film at the third edition of the International Festival of National and Ethnic Cinema in the Russian city of Ufa. Abu Shahed Emon received the award at the closing ceremony of the festival on Friday. Jalal’s Story is a 2014 Bengali film directed by Abu Shahed Emon and produced by Faridur Reza Sagar. The film’s name character actors Arafat Rahman and Mohammad Emon were in the lead roles. The ...

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