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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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BD takes full control of Bangabandhu-1 satellite

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MNA National Desk: Thales Alenia Space which developed Bangladesh’s first geostationary communications satellite, Bangabandhu-1, on Friday handed over its transmission and operation management to Bangladesh. A delegation of the Franco-Italian aerospace company handed over relevant documents to acting chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Md Jahurul Haque at a function at the Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL) office at Banglamotor in the city in the evening. Later, the acting chairman transferred the documents to BCSCL Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood at the program. Former posts, telecom and IT minister Mustafa Jabbar and French Ambassador to Bangladesh Marie-Annick Bourdin were ...

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Biopic on Bangabandhu to be India-Bangladesh joint production

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MNA Entertainment Desk: The Bangladesh government has chosen Indian film director Shyam Benegal to helm a Bangla film on the life and works of Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. State Minister for Information Tarana Halim told the media at her Secretariat office, “Shyam Benegal has made a biographical movie on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose [2004 film Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero]. We have selected him considering his work.” She informed that though India proposed the names of Goutam Ghose and Kaushik Ganguly apart from Shyam Benegal, Bangladesh selected Benegal, who is the recipient of ...

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Nation pays rich tributes to Bangabandhu

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MNA Feature Desk: The nation paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mubijur Rahman with a renewed pledge to materialise his dream to build a “Sonar Bangla” thwarting conspiracies of the anti-liberation and communal forces, reported news agency. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday led the nation in paying homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 43nd anniversary of his martyrdom. People of the capital and its adjacent areas paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Apart from Awami League, ...

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Nation recalls Bangabandhu in tears

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MNA National Desk: The 43rd anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed on Wednesday across the country with due reverence and solemnity. The nation recalled Bangabandhu- the architect of the country’s independence – in tears and prayers. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation in paying homage to the Father of the Nation. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members at the crack of dawn on August 15, 1975 by a cabal of army personnel under a deep-rooted conspiracy against the country and its ...

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Rajnath pays tribute to Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the capital and paid tributes to the great leader and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reported news agency. After placing floral wreaths on portrait of Bangabandhu, he also signed visitors’ book there. He wrote, “I was very touched to visit the home of late Bangabandhu Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh. I pay my homage to late Bangabandhu and his martyred family. He will be always remembered as a freedom fighter not only in Bangladesh but throughout the world.” ...

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International Day of Yoga 2018

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MNA Feature Desk: Commemorating International Day of Yoga 2018, Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Thursday organised an event at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital where thousands of people from all walks of life wearing blue and yellow T-shirts joined. The programme included yoga demonstration, a mass yoga session and a lucky draw. Entry to the event was free. This year, over 10,000 yoga enthusiasts attended it, reports news agency. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, State Minister for Sports and Youth Dr Biren Sikder, Deputy Sports and Youth Minister Arif Khan Joy and Indian High Commissioner in ...

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Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela observed Sheikh Hasina’s 71st birthday

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MNA National Desk: The central committee of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela (BSKM) on Thursday has arranged several programs including  Qurankhani, milad and doa mahfil, culural events at Bangabandhu’s Mazar Complex in Tungipara, Gopalganj marking the 71st birthday of honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Main attraction of the program was unveiling a memorial on the illustrious life of Sheikh Hasina. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdury, the chief adviser of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela and Prime Minister’s Media Advisor was present as the Chief Guest while Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela’s Tungipara branch’s chief advisor and also Tungipara pourosava mayor Ahmad Hossain Mirza presided over ...

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15th August: SHADOW UNDER LIGHTS

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MNA Editorial Desk: Undoubtedly, Bangladesh has achieved a massive revolution in political and economic sectors and the government has also taken several initiatives to be a developed country by 2041. The present government of Sheikh Hasina under the ruling of Awami League has able to build a better diplomatic relation with other countries around the world. The acceptance of this government to the international arena is, unquestionably, better than any other time. But it’s a matter of great regret that the government has failed to execute death sentence of all the murders of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the ...

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6-Point Day: Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed a wreath at the memorial of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the historic 6-point demands. After placing the wreath, she observed a moment of silence to pay her respects. Later, associate bodies of Bangladesh Awami League including Dhaka city AL, Chhatra League, Jubo League, Sramik League, Krishak League, Mohila Awami League and Swechchhasebak League placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu marking the historic occasion. On this day in 1966, Bangabandhu launched a nationwide movement seeking autonomy for the then East Pakistan from the misrule of West Pakistan. The Six-Point Demand ...

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Historic month of independence begins today

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MNA Feature Desk: The historic month of independence begins today when the nation will be observing the 46th anniversary of independence on the 26th March paying the highest homage to the war heroes who made Bangladesh a sovereign state. Amid deteriorating political situation and increasing demand for freedom of the country from Pakistan’s misrule, the first version of Bangladesh’s national flag was hoisted at Dhaka University for the first time on March 2 by the Dhaka University Students’ Union. The formal struggle for independence began this month after Bangabandhu`s 7th-March historic speech and the massacre of Bangalees by Pakistani forces ...

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Newly elected members of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela take oath

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MNA National Desk: Newly elected Cental Executive Committee members of Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela, a national children and youth organization has paid their tribute with bouquets at the tomb of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara, Gopalganj. Chief Sponsor of ‘Kendriyo Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela’ Mir Mosharref Hossain Pakbir, Advisor Engr. Abdus Sobhan, Asaduzzaman Jamil, Jinat Barkatullah, Shafiqur Rahman, President of the newly elected central committee Meah Monsaf and General Secretary Yasin Mohammad along with other leaders were present at that time. The oath taking ceremony of Central Bangabandhu Shishu Kishor Mela leaders and Tungipara upazila ...

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Progress stopped after Bangabandhu’s murder: PM

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MNA National Desk: Ruling Bangladesh Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday has said that the 1975 murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led to Bangladesh being overwhelmed in a political conspiracy that stopped progress. She made the remark at a rally in Suhrawardy Udyan for honoring the homecoming of the nation’s father. “If Bangabandhu was alive, Bangladesh would have become a developed nation in 25-30 years, and everyone could have lived in peace and harmony with progress,” she said. PM arrived at the public rally premises at 3:25pm. Senior Awami League officials took the stage along ...

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Nation pay tributes on Bangabandhu’s homecoming day

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and the whole nation on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the great leader, reported news agency. The prime minister paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city this morning. After laying the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. Flanked ...

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Visit to Awami League Office: Now and Then

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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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OBAIDUL QUADER, A MAN OF EXCEPTIONAL POLITICAL CAREER

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MNA Feature Desk: Obaidul Quader, having a prolonged, prosperous and renowned political life, is a cultural-minded, kind, logical, sacrificing, straight-talking and honest person in his personal life. He is a leader with full of dreams of the welfare of the people of Bangladesh. When Bangladesh as well as Awami League was in crisis with Padma Bridge corruption issues, at that time, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided him the big responsibility of the Communication Ministry. It was a blistering challenge for him. But Obaidul Quader has seen faces of success in every step while he carried forward with this huge responsibility. ...

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Sheikh Kamal recognized as man of passion for sports

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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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Bangabandhu guide us to our future

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangabandhu, the conqueror of death and darkness, had left behind a burning flame to lit our path and guide us to our future. No asset can be greater for the Bengalis than the ideals that Bangabandhu had passed on to us. The grief-filled August has come once again to remind us of the sad demise of the father of the nation in 1975. Bangabandhu never flinched from doing or saying anything he thought was right. In this sad month of August, as the rains of Sravana pelt us with intimations of tragedy, it is time to remember ...

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