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President gives assent to Digital Security Bill

Digital Security Bill

MNA National Desk: President Abdul Hamid has assented to the much-talked- about Digital Security Bill passed in the 22nd session of the current parliament, making it a law. The 22nd session of the 10th parliament, which was prorogued on September 20, passed a total of 18 bills, including the Digital Security Bill 2018 and Road Transport Bill 2018, reported news agency. Amid concerns from different quarters, the ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018’ was passed in Parliament on September 19 to deal with cybercrimes, including hurting the religious sentiment, negative propaganda against the Liberation War and Bangabandhu, and illegal activities in e-transactions ...

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Erdogan wins Turkey presidential polls


MNA International Desk: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was proclaimed the winner early Monday of a landmark election that ushers in a government system granting the president sweeping new powers and which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule, reported news agency. The presidential vote and a parliamentary election, both held more than a year early, completed NATO-member Turkey’s transition from a parliamentary system to a presidential one, a process started with a voter referendum last year. “The nation has entrusted to me the responsibility of the presidency and the executive duty,” Erdogan said in televised remarks ...

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World escaped nuclear weapons threat: Moon


MNA International Desk: South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing US President Donald Trump’s upbeat assessment of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and Kim issued a joint statement after their historic meeting that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, an end to joint US-South Korean military exercises and gave US guarantees of security to North Korea. “There have been many analyses on the outcome of the summit but I think what’s most important ...

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President, PM congratulate Tigresses

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MNA Sports Desk: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday congratulated Bangladesh women cricket team for achieving a historical victory over India by three wickets in the Asia Cup T-20 cricket final at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Bangladesh defeat India by three wickets in the final of the T20 Asia Cup to clinch a memorable victory. Batting first, India scored 112 runs for 9 in 20 over and in reply, Bangladesh scored 113 runs for 7 in 20 overs, reported news agency. In a congratulating message, President Hamid greeted all the players, coach and officials of ...

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Julius Maada Bio sworn in as new Sierra Leone president

Sierra Leone

MNA International Desk: Opposition candidate and former military junta leader of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio was sworn in as the country’s new president late on Wednesday, just hours after the elections commission announced his victory in a tight run-off poll. He now faces the complex task of rebuilding the impoverished West African nation’s economy that was dragged down by the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic and a global slump in commodity prices. Representing the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Maada Bio won 51.81 per cent of votes cast in the March 31 poll, according to results announced by the National ...

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Peru’s president Kuczynski resigns


MNA International Desk: Peru’s center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared him in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America’s most stable economies. Kuczynski, a 79-year-old former Wall Street banker who once held US citizenship, promised a ‘constitutional and orderly’ transition of power to end what he described as a hostile political climate that had made governing nearly impossible. But Kuczynski, who is expected to be replaced by Vice President Martin Vizcarra on Friday, denied allegations of wrongdoing and blamed ...

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Vietnamese President leaves Dhaka


MNA National Desk: President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang left Dhaka for Hanoi on Tuesday afternoon, wrapping up his three-day state visit and exploring avenues to enhance bilateral trade and investment. Earlier, the Vietnamese and Bangladeshi Presidents have agreed upon specific measures to promote politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, investment, agriculture, education and science and technology. At a meeting with President Abdul Hamid in the capital city of Dhaka on March 5 (local time), President Tran Dai Quang expressed his wish that Bangladesh will successfully hold its general election by 2019 and reach the goal of becoming a middle-income country by ...

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ADB president Takehiko Nakao in Dhaka

Takehiko Nakao

MNA Business Desk: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao has arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit. The bank’s local office confirmed this to media on Tuesday. President Nakao is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, and other senior officials during his visit. During the visit, he will also visit selected ADB-assisted projects on Tuesday in power, education, urban infrastructure and rail transport sectors, reported news agency. However, he will leave Dhaka on February 28. Bangladesh joined ADB in 1973 and it became the first ADB member to host a field ...

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Jacob Zuma resigned as President

Jacob Zuma

MNA International Desk: Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power. In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him towards an early exit after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as party president in December, but would accept its orders. ‘I have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect,’ Zuma said. ‘Even though I disagree with the ...

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New Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain Swears In

chief justice

MNA National Desk: President Md Abdul Hamid has sworn in Syed Mahmud Hossain as the 22nd chief justice of the Supreme Court. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, senior members of her cabinet, top judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court, among others, were present at the oath-taking ceremony that started at the Bangabhaban at 7pm on Saturday. Hours after the president signed the appointment letter of Justice Hossain on Friday, Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who had been performing the duty of the chief justice for around four months, stepped down. Justice Miah cited ‘unavoidable personal reasons’ for his resignation 10 ...

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Abul Kasem re-elected DCCI President

Abul Kasem

MNA Business Desk: Abul Kasem Khan and Kamrul Islam have been re-elected President and Senior Vice President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) respectively for the year 2018. Riyadh Hossain has been elected Vice President of the DCCI. The new Board of Directors took over charge at the 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of DCCI held in its auditorium on Saturday. The newly elected Directors are Andaleeb Hasan, Engr Md Al Amin, Mohammad Bashiruddin, Nuher L Khan, SM Zillur Rahman and Waqar Ahmad Choudhury. DCCI, established in 1958, is a large organization for businesspeople in Dhaka. Dhaka Muslim ...

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PM to visit Dinajpur on Aug 20

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to visit Dinajpur and distribute relief among the people on 20 August to take a stock of flood-affected areas in the district. Dinajpur-2 constituency lawmaker and Awami League’s organizing secretary Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury confirmed about this visit to media. This year Dinajpur is one of the mostly affected districts by flood. Water levels of the rivers in Dinajpur are also rising. Water of River Punarbhava and Atrai crossed the danger level. Earlier, on Wednesday evening, Sheikh Hasina along with two of her cabinet members and attorney general met the president, Abdul ...

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Ram Nath Kovind elected President of India

Ram Nath Kovind

MNA International Desk: Ram Nath Kovind, a low-caste politician backed by the ruling coalition, won India’s presidential election on Thursday, tightening the governing alliance’s hold on positions of power. India’s constitution provides a largely ceremonial role for the president, with the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues holding executive power. But the president has a key role during political crises, such as when a general election is inconclusive, by deciding which party is in the best position to form a government. Kovind, 71, gained an overwhelming majority to beat Meira Kumar, also a low-caste Dalit candidate, who was backed by ...

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First 100 days of Donald Trump administration


MNA Editorial Desk: The first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration is remarking today (Saturday). By any account, this presidential honeymoon of sorts was a mixed bag. The 45th president’s biggest achievement was the confirmation to the Supreme Court of Neil Gorsuch. His biggest defeat was the failure to live up to a campaign promise to get Congress to repeal Obamacare—officially known as the Affordable Care Act. The current 100 days administration will claim several crowning achievements that fall somewhere in between the president’s Supreme Court victory and his healthcare reform defeat. Online privacy took a hit as well ...

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Trump greets President, PM on Independence Day


MNA National Desk: Donald Trump on Friday greeted President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of Bangladesh’s Independence Day that falls on March 26. Trump says he looks forward to advancing relations between the United States and Bangladesh to ensure continuing peace and prosperity for both countries Message to President Abdul Hamid Dear Mr. President: I am pleased to congratulate you and the people of Bangladesh as you commemorate Bangladesh’s Independence Day on March 26.  I am also honored to convey the best wishes of the people of the United States. The United States’ friendship with ...

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4th Death Anniversary of Veteran Leader Zillur Rahman Today


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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New Executive Committee of BOMA Formed


MNA National Desk: New Executive Committee of Bangladesh Online Media Association (BOMA) has been formed. A committee of 23 members was formed with the consent of all present members for the period of 2016-2018. Jayanta Acharya as President and Shariful Islam Khan as General Secretary was selected for the next 2-years term. BOMA arranged a general meeting at Yan Tun Chinese and Thai Restaurant of the capital at 4:30pm on Mar 07, 2017 to select their new Executive Committee along with other agenda. President of the association Jayanta Acharya presided over while General Secretary Shariful Islam Khan conducted the meeting. ...

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Dhaka


MNA Editorial Desk: A red carpet was rolled out as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday on a three-day official visit. President Abdul Hamid received the Palestinian leader near the VVIP tarmac of Hazarat Shahjalal International Airport amid a 21-gun salute, while a tiny tot presented him a bouquet. The Palestinian president was taken to Hotel Le Meridien Dhaka on the Airport Road through a ceremonial motorcade where he will be staying during the visit. Palestinian foreign minister Reyad Al Malki, chief justice of Palestine and the religious affairs minister Mahmoud al-Habbas, the Palestinian Authority spokesman and ...

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Donald Trump – 45th President of the United States


MNA Editorial Desk: Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on Friday, vowing to drain power from Washington elites and always put “America first” in its dealings with the world at a moment of transformative political change. He arrived at the White House for the first time as President just before 5 p.m. ET following a day of tradition marking the power shift in the nation’s capital. In a time-honored ceremony on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol earlier in the afternoon, Trump placed his left hand on a family Bible and another that belonged to ...

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Bengalee Nation pays tribute to martyred intellectuals

Martyred Intellectuals

MNA Feature Desk: The country has paid tribute to martyred intellectuals on Martyred Intellectuals Day with memorizing them who were victims of a brutal military regime on December 14, 1971. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyred intellectuals. Sheikh Hasina paid homage by placing a wreath at the Martyred Intellectuals Memorial in Rayerbazar area in the city. Members of the cabinet, ministers, the mayors of Dhaka North and Dhaka South City Corporations, the chiefs of the three services as well as high civil and military officials were present. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia also paid tributes to intellectuals ...

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Cabinet set tenure of three defence chiefs


MNA National Desk: The Cabinet approved a draft of Defence Services Laws Amendment Bill 2016 on Monday, setting the tenure of chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air force chiefs for four years. The cabinet approved the draft of the “Defence Forces Chiefs (Appointment, retirement and Salary and Allowances) Act, 2016 in a weekly meeting at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “So far the process (of their appointment, retirement, salary and allowances) was being done by an official order – ‘Joint Service Instructions’,” Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam said. He said the monthly salary of ...

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Congratulations to Sheikh Hasina and Obaidul Quader


MNA Editorial Desk: Congratulations to Sheikh Hasina for being reelected as President and Obaidul Quader for being elected as the new General Secretary of Awami League. Mir Mosharref Hossain, Chairman of Mohammadi Group of Companies and Chief Editor & MD of Mohammadi News Agency (MNA) has expressed his delight in this new leadership of the ruling party. He has congratulated the new General Secretary of Obaidul Quader for stepping up as a bright leadership for the country’s oldest political party and wished him to perform with excellence under the supreme guidance of our honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina. Mir Mosharref ...

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Sheikh Hasina remains President while Obaidul elected GS


MNA Editorial Desk: Sheikh Hasina remains President and Obaidul Quader is elected the new General Secretary (GS) of country’s oldest political party, Awami League. The decision came during the late hours of the second day of the 20th National Council of the party. The post of President never faced challenged from the very beginning of the council but there was severe interest from the people for the position of General Secretary as it was in discussion that, the veteran politician Syed Ashraful Islam might be replaced with a new GS and that exactly happened. The new leadership of the party ...

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Former FIFA president Joao Havelange died

Joao Havelange

MNA Sports Desk: Joao Havelange, the former president of FIFA, died in Rio de Janeiro’s Samaritano Hospital on Tuesday. The former Olympic swimmer and water polo player for Brazil had been in and out of the hospital in recent months with respiratory problems. Havelange, who was 100-year-old, was the first non-European to head the International Football Federation (FIFA), world football’s governing body. He was a Brazilian lawyer, businessman, and athlete who served as the 7th President of the FIFA, from 1974 to 1998. His tenure as President is the second longest in FIFA’s history, behind only that of Jules Rimet. ...

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Brazil voted to hold Rousseff impeachment trial


MNA International Desk: The senate of Brazil, as a process of removing permanently from office, on Wednesday voted to hold an impeachment trial for the suspended president Dilma Rousseff. The vote in favour of trying Rousseff was 59 in favor, 21 against. The trial is set to open on August 25, four days after the Olympics closing ceremony and is projected to last five days, closing with a judgment vote. Dilma Vana Rousseff (born 14 December 1947) is a Brazilian economist and politician and was the 36th President of Brazil. She is the first woman to hold the office. She ...

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Obama called Trump ‘unfit’ to be president


MNA International Desk: Barack Obama called Republican White House nominee Donald Trump ‘unfit’ to be president on Tuesday and called on party leaders to disown him. Obama made this statement at a White House news conference with Singapore’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong. He had been asked to comment on Mr Trump in the light of attacks he had launched since last week’s Democratic convention on the family of a Muslim-American soldier slain in Iraq, and foreign policy remarks at the weekend which betrayed a lack of knowledge about the circumstances of Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. “The Republican ...

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Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265


MNA International Desk: Attempted Coup in Turkey kills at least 265. At least 265 people including 104 army men were killed and 1563 were arrested through a night of violence across Turkey. The violence flashed when rudiments in the military staged an attempted coup. The majority of those killed were civilians and most of those arrested are soldiers. Turkey’s news agency meanwhile broadcast a recording of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaking earlier in the night, saying an uprising had been tried against the solidarity and unity of the country but that no power was above the national will. Erdogan in ...

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