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US considering deportation of Bangabandhu’s killer Rashed Chowdhury

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MNA Editorial Desk: The United States has taken an initiative to re-investigate the case of the political asylum of MA Rashed Chowdhury, the fugitive killer of Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The country’s attorney general, William Barr, has reopened the case, according to a report published by US political web magazine ‘Politico’ on Friday (July 24). Last month, William Barr secretly decided to reopen the much-discussed case, the report says. Politico says that the Trump administration wants to hand over Rashed Chowdhury to Bangladesh by reopening the case which was settled about 15 years ago. Rashed ...

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Bangabandhu’s killer Mazed seeks mercy from President

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MNA Editorial Desk: Abdul Mazed, the death row killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has sought mercy from President Md Abdul Hamid. The jail authorities sent the former army captain’s mercy petition to the home ministry, Additional Inspector General of Prisons Col Md Abrar Hossain told bdnews24.com on Wednesday evening. “We are waiting for the next order. We are ready to execute whatever order we get,” he added. Earlier in the day, a Dhaka court issued a death warrant against Mazed, opening the way for his execution. The jail authorities read out the death warrant to him at the Dhaka ...

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President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu on his birth centenary

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MNA National Desk: President M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have paid rich tributes to father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of the great leader. They paid their homage by placing wreaths at the mazar (mausoleum) of Bangabandhu in Tungipara of Gopalganj. President Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by the prime minister. After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of the father of the nation while the bugle ...

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Glorify Bangabandhu’s birth centenary by following his principles

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is celebrating the birth centenary of its greatest leader, the best Bengali of all time, the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Mujib is the name of the brightest star of this nation, whose name is written in the golden letters in the history of Bangladesh. Today, we can breathe in the free air of an independent country, walk unchained on a free soil and can chase any of our dreams–all these are mostly the contribution of this great personality. Intellectual leadership, prudent wisdom, uncompromising soul and heart filled with love for his ...

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Nation observing historic March 7

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MNA Feature Desk: The nation is observing the historic March 7 today commemorating the landmark speech of Bangabandhu which was touted as indirect declaration of the country’s independence in 1971. This year the observance of the day is more significant as the nation is getting ready to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17. The landmark fiery speech of Bangabandhu inspired the Bangalees to prepare for the War of Liberation. The war began 18 days later, when the Pakistan Army launched “Operation Searchlight” against unarmed Bangalee civilians, intellectuals, students, politicians, and ...

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Follow Bangabandhu’s ideology to build hunger-free Bangladesh: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday asked Awami League (AL) leaders and activists to follow Bangabandhu’s ideology properly to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh free of hunger and poverty. “We’re working tirelessly so that the grassroots and rural people get the benefits of our achievements,” she said. Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, said this while addressing a joint meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee and the Advisory Council at her residence. The Prime Minister said the main goal of the government is to change the luck of the countrymen. “Every leader and ...

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Bangabandhu’s principles: Top priority in ‘Mujib year’

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MNA Editorial Desk: The countdown for the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman began on January 10, the homecoming day of Bangabandhu, through a gala opening ceremony. The whole country eyed on the program as it is once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of and witness such a celebration. The ruling party Awami League has already declared March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021 as the ‘Mujib Year’. Throughout the year there will be multiple programs and events marking the works, struggle and achievements of Bangabandhu. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated ...

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Countdown to Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebration begins Friday

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MNA Editorial Desk: The countdown to the observance of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary will begin tomorrow (Friday) at the Tejgaon Old Airport in the city where Bangabandhu landed in the freshly liberated and sovereign Bangladesh on January 10, 1972. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the countdown on Friday afternoon for the observance of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary from March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021 aimed at presenting the life and works of Bangabandhu before the people, especially the new generation. Through the inauguration, the countdown will begin simultaneously in every district, upazila and ...

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National Conference of BSKM 2019 held

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MNA National Desk: The 7th national conference of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela (BSKM) was held at the Shishu Academy auditorium on Saturday. The conference resolved to take various programmes to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the ‘Mujib Year’ 2020. Presided over by BSKM president Mia Mansaf the conference was addressed by Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Chief Adviser of BSKM, Lucky Enam, Chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Mir Mosharref  Hossain, Chief Patron of BSKM, Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artist Dr. Monoranjan Ghosal and Dr. Abdus Sobhan, a leading expert on climate change. ...

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Memorial Book on Bangabandhu’s 100th Birthday unveiled on PM Sheikh Hasina’s Birthday

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MNA National Desk: Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela and Kishore Bangla jointly published a memorial book celebrating the 100th birthday and 99th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The book was unveiled at Bangabandhu’s mausoleum courtyard at Tungipara of Gopalganj district, birth place of the father of the nation on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 73rd Birthday. The memorial puts light on different aspects of Bangabandhu’s life, which was mostly dedicated to the welfare of his fellow countrymen. Many books were written and published over the years on Bangabandhu since the independence of Bangladesh. “This book ...

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Bangabandhu Peshajibi League celebrates founding anniversary

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MNA National Desk: Bangabandhu Peshajibi League observed its 4th founding anniversary by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in the capital. President of Bangabandhu Peshajibi League Sarkar Md. Abul Kalam Azad (Ph.d.) and general secretary Sheikh Jamal Ahmed led the procession of other leaders of the organization. Member of Parliament and member of science and technology related parliamentary standing committee Shirin Ahmed, deputy attorney general Advocate Nazrul Islam, Bangladesh Awami League central sub-committee member Shah Alam and Mafijul Islam, vice president of Kalabagan thana Awami League Md Nazrul ...

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National Mourning Day observed throughout the country

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MNA National Desk: The National Mourning Day was observed on Thursday across the country, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members, and with a fresh vow to bring back the fugitive killers home aiming to implement the verdict of the Bangabandhu killing case. The killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s history. The self-confessed killers of August 15 not only assassinated Bangabandhu, but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends ...

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National Mourning Day today

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MNA Editorial Desk: The nation is observing the National Mourning Day today, marking the 44th martyrdom anniversary of father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members. The killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s history. The self-confessed killers of August 15 did not assassinate Bangabandhu alone, but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends and relatives. They include his wife Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal and Rosy Jamal, ...

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Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela pays homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara

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MNA National Desk: In celebration of 29th founding anniversary of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishore Mela, the central committee leaders along with Gopalganj district and Tungipara upazila leaders paid homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum at Tungipara. The leaders along with hundreds of children also expressed their grievance in memory of the national mourning day on August 15 – the black day of brutal killing of the father of the nation along with most of his family members. Chief Advisor of the organization former media advisor to the honorable prime minister Sheikh Hasina and editor of ...

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South Korean PM pays homage to Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon paid homage to the memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath in front of his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in Dhaka city. After placing the wreath, the Korean Prime Minister stood in solemn silence for some time. Prime Minister Lee took a tour to the museum and signed the visitors’ book there. Chairperson of National Advisory Council on Neurodevelopment Disorder and Autism Saima Wazed Hossain received Prime Minister Lee at the museum, reports UNB. Saima, also daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Bangabandhu Peshajibi League holds discussion over AL’s 70th anniv

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MNA National Desk: Bangabandhu Peshajibi League (BPL) arranged a discussion meeting on the occasion of celebrating 70th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) in capital Dhaka on Saturday. The organization held the programme at the conference room of Bangladesh Shishu Kalyan Parishad this afternoon. Guests of the meeting, leaders and members of the organization discussed about the contribution of Awami League behind the 1952 language movement, 1971 liberation war and country’s development. They also expressed their commitment towards achieving the goal of Bangabandhu’s dream of ‘Golden Bangla’ by spreading his principles. Awami League Relief and Social Welfare Affairs secretary ...

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70 Years Of Awami League: Endorsing Bangabandhu’s Ideology Remains Key For Progress

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MNA Editorial Desk: If we want to write the history of Bangladesh, there is no way to complete that without bringing the name of Bangladesh Awami League–the oldest political party of the country. Awami League has huge contribution in every political movement from the Pakistan regime. Without this party and its leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, our independence in 1971 would have been a never to be attained dream. Now, Awami league is unavoidably paralleled with the development and progress of our nation. Not only in Bangladesh, Awami League is well regarded in South Asia as one of the pioneering ...

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Japanese version of Bangabandhu‘s historic 7th March speech published

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Japanese version of the historic 7th March speech delivered by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the then Race-Course Ground in 1971 has been published by the Embassy of Bangladesh, Tokyo. The speech was translated into Japanese as the first foreign language after English, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while visiting Japan on May 29, launched and unwrapped the booklet of Japanese edition of 7th March speech. The booklet will be distributed to the educational institutions and other important institutions in Japan, said the Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo on Monday. Bangabandhu’s ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day & start of a blissful history

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MNA Editorial Desk: On May 17, 2019 we had observed the 38th homecoming day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Though we as a nation do not realize the importance of this day totally and colour it with political angles but this day is very significant in the history of Bangladesh. With the grief of losing her whole family except her sister Sheikh Rehana, who was with her abroad during the barbaric and inhuman killing of all her family members, she returned to Bangladesh from deportation ignoring dictator’s bloody eyes on May 17, 1981. Her return changed the political scenario of ...

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Nation celebrates 49th Independence Day

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MNA Feature Desk: The nation celebrated the 49th Independence and National Day today, refreshing the resolution to uphold the spirit of the War of Liberation and build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The day’s programmes began by heralding a 31-gun salute early in the morning as a mark of profound respect to the heroic struggle of this nation, which suffered a protracted subjugation under foreign rules from time to time till achieving their coveted Independence in 1971. The nation paid the glowing tributes to the Liberation War martyrs and veterans at the ...

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100th birthday of Bangabandhu celebrated

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MNA Editorial Desk: The nation on Sunday celebrated the 100th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman through extensive programmes, fanfare and gaiety. In Tungipara, Gopalganj, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The President and the Premier paid their homage by placing wreaths at the mazar (mausoleum) of Bangabandhu there. President Abdul Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by the prime minister. After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as ...

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Nation celebrates Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

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MNA Feature Desk: The country is celebrating the 100th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Children’s Day-2019 on Sunday in a befitting manner. On this day in 1920, Bangabandhu, the vivacious leader of the Bangalee nation, the architect of independent Bangladesh and the greatest Bangalee of all times, was born in a respected Muslim family at Tungipara village of Gopalganj sub-division, now district. He was the third among four daughters and two sons of his parents – Sheikh Lutfur Rahman and Saira Khatun. The nation celebrates the day through extensive programmes with fanfare ...

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President, Prime Minister pays tribute to nation’s father Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday morning paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the great leader. The President and the Premier paid their homage by placing wreaths at the mazar (mausoleum) of Bangabandhu in Tungipara. President Abdul Hamid first laid a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu followed by the Prime Minister. After placing the wreaths, they stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Father of the Nation ...

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Historic March 7 celebrated across country in patriotic feel

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MNA Feature Desk: The historic March 7, commemorating the epoch making speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7, 1971 at Race Course in Dhaka, was observed across the country with much enthusiasm and patriotic spirit, BSS reports. Bangabandhu delivered the speech in a gathering of over two million people during a period of struggle for self-determination and escalating tensions with Bengalis as the Pakistani rulers and politicians denied to handover power to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the elected leader of Bengali people. Bangabandhu’s speech eventually infused immense strength in people during the War of ...

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Homecoming Day being observed today

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MNA National Desk: The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed today (Thursday). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the country’s independence by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city. The Prime Minister stood there in solemn silence for some time showing deep respect to the Father of the Nation, reports UNB. Flanked by ministers and central leaders of Bangladesh Awami League, Sheikh Hasina, on behalf of her party, placed another wreath at ...

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Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day today: Return of Father of the Nation

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MNA Feature Desk: The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be observed today January 10 (Thursday) in a befitting manner. Bangabandhu, the undisputed leader of the nation and supreme commander of the country’s Liberation War, returned to the sacred soil of independent Bangladesh via London and New Delhi on January 10 in 1972, after 290 days of captivity in Pakistan jail, BSS reports. On that day in 1972, the then The Bangladesh Observer covered the historic day with the title “Nation welcomes home father today: Bangladesh smiles.” It read, “As the entire nation ...

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PM Hasina pays tributes to Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of her party’s absolute victory in 11th national election. The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city, reported news agency. After laying the wreaths, Sheikh Hasina stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. Flanked by senior Awami League leaders, Hasina placed ...

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