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Month of mourning begins Wednesday


MNA Feature Desk: The month of mourning begins tomorrow with the nation once again recalling the most brutal killing in its history and renewing the pledge to safeguard perpetually the country’s independence and sovereignty. The killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 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 Fazilanunnessa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, ...

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Outlines of democratic government: Lesson from 1990


MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh from its birth in 1971 started the journey as a democratic country. In spite of that, we have gone through several ups and downs in maintaining that stature and even after 47 years of independence, we cannot confidently claim that full democratic practice exists in Bangladesh. After brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, Bangladesh was practically ruled by autocratic military leaders for 15 years which had pulled us significantly backward to establish democracy in our beloved country according to our constitution. After democracy was restored in 1990, the autocratic military leadership was eliminated ...

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10th April: The Mujibnagar Government

Mujibnagar Government

MNA Feature Desk: The Provisional Government of the People`s Republic of Bangladesh popularly known as the Mujibnagar Government was formed on this the 10th day of April back in 1971. This was the first ever government of Bangladesh. On March 26, 1971, Banglabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the independence of Bangladesh. A provisional constitution was made on the 10th day of April 1971. This provisional constitution is also known as the proclamation of independence. As per this provisional constitution and the proclamation of independence, a new government was formed for Bangladesh. This was also known as the government in exile ...

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From LDC To Developing Country: Challenges ahead of Bangladesh


MNA Editorial Desk: Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday came in with a joyous declaration for the citizens of Bangladesh this year as it was declared that for the first time, Bangladesh has qualified in all three criteria set by the UN for graduation from ‘Least Developed Country’ (LDC) to ‘Developing Country’ status. Hence, the UN declared the country is eligible for graduation from LDC in 2024. For around a decade, all can feel that development has been given a lot of emphasis as the government under the valiant leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has initiated ...

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IU holds essay competition


MNA Education Desk:  The authority of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia arranged an essay writing competition at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman auditorium of the university on Tuesday on the occasion of National Children Day and the 98th birth anniversary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. IU VC Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari inaugurated the competition while Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and acting registrar SM Abdul Latif were present as the special guests. University proctor Professor Dr M Mahbubar Rahman, Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER) director Professor Dr M Maher Ali and TSCC director Dr M Baki ...

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Historic 7 March being observed


MNA Feature Desk: The Historic 7 March, a memorable day in the history of Bangalees’ long arduous freedom struggle, is being observed on Wednesday with elaborate programmes. This year, the day bears a great significance as Unesco recogonised the historic 7 March speech as a world documentary heritage. The 7th March is surely one of the greatest days in the history of Bangladesh. On this day in 1971, the great leader, father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has delivered one of the most influential, sensible, intelligent and heartening speeches in the history of mankind. It was given at the ...

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Why our people support questionable political leaders?


MNA Feature Desk: Politics is like a tree that bears fruits seasonally or through the year bringing the creator’s best gifts for us who are often not that much grateful though. Coming back to earth where real life plays its tricks and gimmicks, we are more driven by benefits and promises of a bright future. And, that promise has to come from political parties or leaders for whom we dedicate our efforts. So, the bonding between politics and public is quite strong and lasts long unless one betrays the other. Also, display of over-allegiance is sometimes harmful too, showing the ...

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BCL celebrates 70th founding anniv

70th founding

MNA Feature Desk: The 70th founding anniversary of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of ruling Awami League, is being observed on Thursday. BCL hoisted national and party flags at party offices at 7.30 am, placing of wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi road-32 at 6.30 am and will cut a cake at 10.01am at Dhaka University Curzon Hall. Besides, a voluntary blood donation campaign will be held on January 9 and educational materials would be distributed among students on January 11. The pro-Awam League student organization with glorious records ...

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It’s revenge of history: Sheikh Hasina


MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the recognition of the historic 7th March speech by UNESCO is the revenge of history against those who had tried to erase the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “History takes its revenge, history always upholds the truth and history will make his (Bangabandhu’s) place defying all those who try to erase that. Today, Bangladesh has got that recognition,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing a grand rally organised to celebrate the recognition of the historic 7th March speech of Sheikh Mujibur as a world documentary heritage. ...

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Chhatra League is an Ideology

Chhatra League

MNA Feature Desk: Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is more than student politics, it is an ideology, says Shagor Mahmud, the vice president of the newly formed committee of BCL, Khilagon Thana unit. In a brief interview with MNA, he shares his views about student politics. Shagor Mahmud was born in Madaripur. After completing his higher secondary education, he gets himself admitted into Shiddheswari University College. Though his political life started during his college days, he became a regular activist of BCL after joining Shiddheswari University College. “Ashad bhai has always been my icon and by following his footmark I have ...

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MNA Feature Desk: Today is the 71st birthday of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She was born on September 28, 1947. Eldest daughter of the greatest Bengali of all times, nation’s father Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina is the three time’s Prime Minister of Bangladesh today. Due to her tireless and relentless efforts, Bangladesh is at the door of becoming a middle income country after overcoming so many obstacles. With grief of losing her family from inhuman and barbaric killings, she returned to Bangladesh from deportation ignoring dictator’s bloody-eyes on May 17, 1981. Beside adverse political, social and economic ...

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Sheikh Kamal’s 68th birth anniversary observed

Sheikh Kamal

MNA National Desk: The 68th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed across the county with due respect. Awami League, its associate bodies and different political, socio-cultural and sports organizations have taken elaborate programmes marking the day. The AL and its associate bodies paid tribute to Sheikh Kamal by placing wreaths at his portrait on Dhanmondi Abahani Club premises at 8:00am and at his grave in the Banani at 9:00am. Besides, Awami Swechachasebok League, Jubo League and Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote have also taken various programmes to observe the day. ...

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National Film Day is being observed

National Film Day

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The National Film Day is being observed today (Monday) in a befitting manner under the auspices of the Information Ministry and the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC). April 3 is being observed as National Film Day every year since 2012. To mark the day in a befitting manner, the Ministry of Information chalked out elaborate programmes. Besides various arrangements also have been made by the BFDC to mark the day and it will feature remembrance tributes, live talk shows, red carpet receptions, still picture presentations, film exhibitions, puppet show, nagardola, Bioscope and cultural programme. However, ...

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