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Heavy Protests, fury shakes Beirut again


MNA International Desk: Police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators in Lebanon’s capital on Saturday at the start of a planned protest over this week’s massive explosion that devastated large parts of Beirut and killed more than 150 people, reports Associated Press. Thousands of people poured into Beirut’s main square, where they set up symbolic nooses to hang politicians whose corruption and negligence they blame for Tuesday’s explosion at the Port of Beirut. The huge blast was caused by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate improperly stored at the port for more than six years, apparently set off by ...

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Medical students furious at proposed two-year internship


MNA Career & Education Desk: Enraged medical students organized a protest rally and took to social media to vent their fury on Saturday against the government’s proposal of implementing a two-year internship programme for aspiring doctor. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Aug 27 issued a circular attaching the draft policy and sought opinions on the issue by September 18. The plan proposes posting second year medical interns to an upazila health complex after completing the first year of the internship in their respective medical college hospitals, as per a bdnews24.com report. At present, an aspiring physician on ...

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Jatiya Oikya Front to hold protest marchs


MNA National Desk: The Jatiya Oikya Front, a new opposition alliance, says it will start a Rajshahi-bound protest march on Nov 8 if the government does not accept its seven demands, including the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The protest march will be followed by a rally in Rajshahi on Nov 9. The announcement was made from a public meeting held at the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Tuesday to galvanise its campaign against the government. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who presided over the public meeting, has also announced a protest march to the ...

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Govt to sit with VCs of private universities


MNA National Desk: The education ministry has invited vice-chancellors of all private universities to a meeting to discuss clashes between police and students during a campaign for safe roads, reported news agency. The meeting will take place at the Dhaka International Mother Language Institute auditorium at 3pm on Wednesday, said the education ministry. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will be the chief guest. Earlier, he had given several directives through a meeting with chiefs of government and private educational institutes on Aug 5. Two students died in a bus accident on Airport Road on Jul 29 which galvanised a student ...

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Education system under challenge: BD must act fast with precision

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MNA Editorial Desk: Education is said to be the backbone of a country. Hence, it is very important that the citizens are provided with proper education facility. Proper education will build the competency, excellence and potential of a person and that will turn him as an asset for the country rather than a burden. Education is also fundamental to the development and growth of a nation. A country needs to take steps to flourish the potential of human mind and to capitalise the potential of its citizens fully, and there is no effective way for doing so than education. Bangladesh ...

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5 farmers shot dead in Madhya Pradesh during protest

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MNA International Desk: Five farmers were shot dead on Tuesday at a protest in Madhya Pradesh, according to news reports, marking an escalation of violence as a rural strike demanding debt relief spread. The outburst of discontent in India’s heartland farming states of Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Maharashtra poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has promised to double farmers’ incomes over the next five years. The farmers were shot during a protest in the central city of Mandsaur. The spokesman of one farming union said police had fired on the protesters. The state’s home minister, Bhupendra Singh, ...

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Journos continue protest against defamation of Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury

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MNA Editorial Desk: A demonstration was held at National Press Club today as journalists keep protesting against defamatory statements at National Parliament and conspiring cases against journalist leader Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and countrywide attack-cases-persecution on journalists. Dhaka Sub-Editors Council arranged the demonstration while other organizations as Dhaka Journalists Club, Dhaka Online Media Owners association, Mohammadi News Agency, The Daily Observer and many other journalists participated in the protest. Prominent journalists and leaders of different journalist organizations spoke at the demonstration. They have protested against the continuous attack on the journalists all over the country; specially the death of Dainik Samakal’s ...

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Biggest ever UK protest to oppose Trump visit


MNA International Desk: Musicians, MPs, activists and comedians have pledged to stage the biggest demonstration in British history in protest against Donald Trump visit to the UK. A letter sent to the Guardian by the newly formed Stop Trump Coalition, and signed by 90 figures from across arts and politics, damningly referred to the US president’s actions as “dangerous and divisive” and said he “directly threatens steps towards tackling climate change, fighting discrimination, inequality, peace and disarmament”. They hope their combined backgrounds and spheres of influence will help mobilize 1 million people on to London’s streets to make their opposition ...

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Shops and markets remain shut demanding change in VAT rules


MNA National Desk: Baboshayee Oikko Forum has been observing strike and closure of operations as shops and markets remain shut from Wednesday morning demanding the reduction in Value Added Tax (VAT) and change in VAT rules. Most of the shops and business organizations are closed from this morning. All the markets and shops have remained closed as we have found visit capital’s Elephant Road Market, Stadium Market and Markets at Old Dhaka. Product and market based business forum has displayed banner in front of their shops at Old Dhaka supporting the protest. They are even doing miking in the area ...

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Snipers gunned down five police officers at Dallas protest


MNA International Desk: Snipers gunned down five police officers and wounded seven others at Dallas during protests over two fatal police shootings of black men — a blast of violence described as the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11. One suspect died after a clash with cops in an El Centro College garage, police said. It was blurred if the suspect was killed or had shot himself. Two civilians also were wounded, including Shetamia Taylor, 37-year-old, who was shot in the calf and was undergoing surgery Friday morning, Mayor Mike Rawlings said. Four of the slain cops were members ...

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Six people were killed from clashes in Mexico


MNA International Desk: Six people were killed and 53 injured from clashes in Mexico on Sunday. The clashes broke out between members of National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE), a teachers’ trade union against the police at a protest. It was the worst occurrence in a wave of protests over the past several months against education reforms that the government pressed through three years ago. The teachers from the radical wing of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE) are opposite to the obligatory challenge of teachers as part of Mexico’s education reform and are also objecting the arrest of ...

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