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DSCC & DNCC Elections: People’s welfare must be at core


MNA Editorial Desk: The election of two Dhaka City Corporations is going to be held on Feb 1. Though initially it was scheduled to be held on Jan 30, due to a major festival of the Hindu community, Saraswati Pooja, it was shifted. The mayoral and councillor candidates are running their campaigns in full pace as this year’s city corporation election has brought huge festivity in all areas of Dhaka city. The roads are all covered with festoons, banners and posters of the candidates. The environment is filled with loud innovative songs praising the candidates. In the Dhaka South City ...

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Cold-related diseases affect 5,852 in 24 hours


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Various cold-related diseases have affected 5,852 people across the country in the last 24 hours, the government said on Wednesday. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 845 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection (ARI). Bangladesh’s northern region in particular has been suffering as the mercury dipped. Wednesday’s lowest temperature was recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius in Panchagarh’s Tetulia. Altogether, 296 upazilas were affected by cold-related diseases. In the last 24 hours, 1,957 people were treated for diarrhoea, and 3,050 for cold-related diseases including jaundice, inflammation in the ...

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Be a people-friendly force, PM Hasina asks police


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked police members to establish themselves as the ‘police of people’, saying it is very easy to eliminate any crime through gaining people’s confidence and trust. “Police will have to establish themselves as the police of people. It’s very easy to contain any type of crime through gaining people’s trust and confidence. I hope you’ll work keeping this in mind,” she said. The Prime Minister was inaugurating the five-day ‘Police Week-2020’ with the theme ‘Mujib Borsher Angikar Police Hobe Jonatar’ at the Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital. She said the ...

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Budget 2019-20: Anticipation of mass-orientation & new dimensions


MNA Editorial Desk: We are standing at the verge of another budget declaration–budget for the fiscal year 2019-20. This year it is going to be slightly different as a new Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will present his first budget. People are having huge expectations on this budget as it is expected to be dynamic and goal-oriented. Former Finance Minister AMA Muhith, who has helmed the country’s budget preparation 12 times were criticized on several occasions for not tough and anti-people budget though he had been a great part of the many development initiatives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during ...

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PM Hasina dedicates reception to Bangladeshi People


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dedicated the reception organized by the Awami League in her honor at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan to the people of Bangladesh. Her party held the event to celebrate a number of the prime minister’s achievements, including the launch of the Bangabandhu satellite, Bangladesh’s graduation from ‘least developed’ to ‘developing’ country status, the Global Women’s Leadership Award in Australia and the PhD in Literature she received from the Kazi Nazrul Islam University in India. The event featured a cultural programme, including a performance from singer and MP Momtaz Begum, a dance performance choreographed by ...

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People of Bangladesh can achieve anything


MNA National Desk: Attributing the achievement of Bangladesh’s graduation from the group of least developed countries (LDCs) to a developing one to the people of the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said they can achieve anything. ‘This achievement is the achievement of the people of Bangladesh. I think country’s people are the main source of all power. They can achieve anything,’ she said. The Prime Minister was addressing a reception accorded to her at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) for this historic achievement The function was arranged as part of a five-day government programme to celebrate the graduation. ...

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Right to education for indigenous people


MNA Feature Desk: This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the right to education for indigenous people. Indigenous peoples frequently face stigmatization of their cultural identity and lack of admiration and recognition for their heritage and values, including in textbooks and other educational ingredients. Moreover, their marginalization is often compounded by language obstacles as instruction is primarily in the national language, with little or no instruction in, or recognition of, indigenous languages. The right to education is fundamental and indigenous knowledge systems hold many answers to mitigating the consequences of climate change. There are an ...

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Three people killed at Seattle


MNA International Desk: Three people were killed and another wounded at the Mukilteo property, about 25 miles north of Seattle. State troopers dragged over and arrested the escaping 19-year-old suspect on an interstate more than 100 miles away. A shooter walked into a party ‘full of his friends’ in Mukilteo and fired around 20 bullets before he fled the scene just before 12.30am on Saturday. One of the victims is his ex-girlfriend. Police did not instantly release the name of the suspect, but a man named Allen Christopher Ivanov was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Saturday afternoon. Ivanov ...

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Law enforcement agencies detained 31 people in Sylhet


MNA National Desk: Law enforcement agencies in a combined drive detained 31 people, including 22 campaigners of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir for their suspected militant connection, from numerous places in Jakiganj upazila of the Sylhet district on Thursday. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Suggan Chakma said a combined team including members of Rapid Action Battalion-4 (RAB), Armed Police Battalion and Detective Branch of police, led the drive in some areas of the upazila in the dead of night and detained the 31. They also recuperated vast sharp weapons and jihadi (religious uprising) books from their possession. ...

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RAB released a list of 260 missing people


MNA Editorial Desk: The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has released a list of 260 people missing from numerous parts of Bangladesh in present times. The government had been collecting information on youths reported missing for some time. However, the five gunmen who attacked an upscale cafe in Dhaka on July 1 and killed 20 hostages had been missing for several months, according to their families. One of the Sholakia attackers had also been missing for the past four months. Law enforcement agencies had exposed the names of 10 other missing youths. Apart from that list, fresh information is still reaching ...

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Rights of indigenous people in Bangladesh be a misery


MNA Editorial Desk: Rights of indigenous people in Bangladesh can only be described as a misery. Indigenous people in Bangladesh face threats to their way of life and their rights are not protected as the government is overlooking long-standing land ownership rights. The indigenous population encompasses about 3 million people, a small percentage of Bangladesh’s estimated 160 million inhabitants. They belong to 54 different ethnic groups in a country the size of Iowa. The country is nearly 90 percent Muslim and about 10 percent Hindu, with a handful of Christians and Buddhists. About 90 percent of indigenous people have lost ...

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Leaving Facebook may be better for you

MNA Lifestyle Desk: It can be a critical consideration that leaving facebook may be better for you. Ten years ago Facebook was just cresting as the cool new social media site that helped you keep in touch with the people you didn’t actually like in high school. We fed it our thoughts and feelings, shared our meals and locations and our top ten movie lists, kept it up-to-date on our relationship status, political views, favorite links, and personal information — all in the name of staying connected, and all without a thought to our security. But with a decade of ...

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Europe wants robots to count as people


MNA Technology Desk: According to reports, Europe wants robots to count as people. Europe’s rising military of robot labors could be classed as “electronic persons” and their proprietors accountable to giving social security for them if the European Union adopts a draft plan to address the authenticities of a new industrial uprising. Robots are being installed in ever-greater numbers in factories and also taking on tasks such as personal care or surgery, raising fears over unemployment, wealth inequality and alienation. Their rising intelligence, rifeness and autonomy require considering everything from taxation to legal liability, a draft European Parliament motion, dated ...

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