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Diwali 2017: When is the Hindu festival of lights and how is it celebrated?

Mr Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: Millions around the world join events for the festival of lights Wednesday 18-19 October 2017 Diwali, the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and ...

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Historical day for Yoga Movement in Bangladesh!

Yoga Training

A show on Yoga titled “Nirog Deho Sukhi Swadesh” will be telecast regularly on BTV Chittagong and BTV World. The 1st episode shooting has been done on 16th October 2017 at BTV Chittagong Centre. Heavyweight and Important personalities from CTG like Swami Aksarananda Puri Maharaj, Babul Majumder( former Joint Secretary), Abu Jafar Md. Omar Faruk(Police Bureu of Investigation​), Sujit Kumar ...

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T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party Staged at Southern University Bangladesh

T.S.Eliot’s The Cocktail Party

The Department of English of Southern University Bangladesh staged The Cocktail Party in the University Auditorium on 4th of October 2017 as a part of celebration of 129th Birth Anniversary of modern British American poet T.S.Eliot. In the play, T.S.Eliot delves into numerous issues such as the struggle for individuality, the need to find meaning outside of social conventions, indecisiveness ...

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What is the Blue Whale online suicide game?

Rajib Sharma, Ctg: The Blue Whale suicide game is believed to be a social media group which is encouraging people to kill themselves. There are hundreds of thousands of posts relating to the sick trend on Instagram. It’s thought a group administrator assigns daily tasks to members, which they have to complete over 50 days. The horrific tasks include self-harming, ...

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Rohingya! Who are the Rohingya?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’? More than 480,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera] The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic group, majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the ...

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‘ About 80% working kids in risky jobs’

RAJIB SHARMA, CHITTAGONG: Around 80 percent working children–81 percent of the total are boys and 79 percent girls-are engaged in risky jobs in urban areas, says a study. It says around 24 percent of working children are subjected to accidents in their workplaces while 26 percent work in unhygienic conditions. The Implementation, Moni-toring and Evaluation Division (IMED) under Ministry of ...

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16 Rohingyas with HIV found, one dies

RAJIB SHARMA, CTG: Around 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Doctor Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since August 25. Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while ...

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Outbursts of humanity exalts society, nation: Info Minister

Shuvananda Puri:  Man is meant for man . Life may be enjoyed nicely through human values. Every heart of a man is lightened. Human values and outburst of humanity may develop the society and the nation. Information Minister Mr. Hasanul Hoque Inu expressed this view while exchanging views with the Advisory Editor of The News, Suvanandapuri recently. The Minister  said ...

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Sending 900,000 cholera vaccines for Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

RAJIB SHARMA, CHITTAGONG: An international group on vaccine provision will send 900,000 Oral Cholera Vaccines or OCVs to prevent water-borne diseases from spreading in Rohingyas camps in Cox’s Bazar. The International Coordinating Group (ICG) decided to release the vaccines from the global stockpile within 24 hours of getting a request from the Bangladesh government on Wednesday, World Health Organization or ...

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‘Tobacco companies blamed for violating tobacco control laws’

THE NEWS DESK: Anti-tobacco campaigners at a regional meeting here on Thursday blamed different tobacco companies for allegedly violating the mandatory tobacco control laws. They put special importance on strict enforcement of the amended Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act for saving public health from tobacco catastrophe. They made these observations at the regional ...

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Today The Hindus Occasion Of Laxmi Puja or Kojagiri Purnima Date(Tithi)

Mr. Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: The season of festivals is here and we can’t help but feel excited. A lot of people are celebrating Laxmi Puja today (5th October 2017) on the occasion of Sharad Purnima or Kajogari Purnima. There are several Laxmi Pujas performed on various occasions like the Mahalaxmi Puja on Diwali or the Vara Laxmi Puja in the ...

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Buddhists celebrate Prabarana Purnima tomorrow

RAJIB SHARMA, CTG: The Buddhists’ community will celebrate their second largest festival Prabarana Purnima, in the city as elsewhere across the country tomorrow with due solemnity. The festival is also known as Ashvini Purnima that marks conclusion of the three months long seclusion of the monks inside their monasteries for self edification and atonement of their defilement. The Purnima follows ...

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Soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68

THE NEWS DESK: ‘We hope his message of love is remembered and carried on,’ says Facebook announcement Soul legend Otis Redding’s official Twitter page has thanked Charles Bradley for his “inspiration” in a touching tribute to the singer who has died at the age of 68. The news comes just days after the Changes star cancelled his US tour, scheduled ...

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Sunny Leone to use prosthetics for new project

THE NEWS DESK: Fans of Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone must embrace themselves to see her in a never-seen-before avatar in a new project which will see her using prosthetics. Without divulging details about the project, Sunny posted on social media two images of herself — and attracted a lot of attention from her fans. “Something like you have never seen ...

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Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover opens soon

THE NEWS DESK:The Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover’s Shantinagar- Razarbagh point will be opened soon for vehicular movement which is expected to ease traffic congestion in the area to a great extent. “Construction of flyover has already been completed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the flyover in the next month. Date will be finalized after getting her consent,” Project Director ...

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Stay alert against evil acts during Puja: Khaleda

THE NEWS DESK: Greeting the Hindu community members on the occasion of Durga Puja and Bijoya Dashami, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged all, irrespective of their religion and colour, to remain alert about any type of evil act against the country’s religious harmony. In a message issued on the occasion, the BNP chief said, “Bangladesh is a country ...

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Virat Kohli is responsible for what we are seeing of MS Dhoni: Sourav Ganguly

1Ganguly said Kohli should take a lot of credit for Dhoni’s form 2Dhoni has scored 627 runs in 14 innings in 2017 at an average of 89.50 3Dhoni is the fourth Indian player to score 100 international fifties Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said Virat Kohli should take a lot of credit for the way Mahendra Singh Dhoni ...

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Bangladesh’s Hindhus Aren’t Dog For Muslim: Adv. Govinda Pramanik

জাতীয় হিন্দু মহাজোটের মহাসচিব এডভোকেট গোবিন্দ চন্দ্র প্রামাণিক

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: S K Sinha, Who is the Prime Justice in the Bangladesh’s Supreme Coart and All sectors of legation. His A comments reacted about systems of Bangladesh Sangshod presentime. His voice is clearity and wrote to Bangladesh’s History commended on BNP secretary Mirza Fakrul Islam Chy, Rizbi and other politicians of opposite to Awamilig Party.Some politicians and justices ...

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7-point proposal for resolving Rohingya crisis

Dr Yunus

THE NEWS DESK: Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus today proposed a seven-point recommendation to solve the ongoing Rohingya crisis in light of the former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan-led Commission’s reports over the issue. The process to establish peace for Rohingya people will have to be started soon. Otherwise, the fear of radicalisation may get deeper,” said the Nobel ...

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Suu Kyi’s rise to power, Stop Genocide

Rajib Sharma, THE NEWS REPORTER: The Trump administration has expressed concern over the unfolding violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, but stopped short of criticising the country’s government or its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In a phone briefing with reporters, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy on Friday said the United ...

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Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

Reuters, Yangon Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman said on Wednesday. Read More: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi under pressure as almost 125,000 Rohingya flee violence The crisis ...

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Yaba, the ‘Madness Drug’, Is Finding New Routes Into Chittagong

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong: It is known in Asia as the “madness drug,” or in the West as “Nazi speed,” a highly addictive mix of methamphetamine and caffeine first developed by Hitler’s scientists to keep soldiers fighting for days. Now, authorities in Bangladesh are increasingly sounding the alarm over the rise of Yaba, after the largest ever haul of the drug ...

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“Stop Genocide on Rohingya” Urge to Bangladesh Buddhist

The News Desk/Nationl: Bangladesh United Buddhists’ Forum yesterday urged the Myanmar government to stop the current spate of violence on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state. The forum made the called at a human chain in front of National Press Club here tuesday morning. Chief Coordinator of United Buddhists’ Forum Ashok Barua read out a written statement. “A vested quarter is ...

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Indian Captain Kohli deeply ‘qweet’ for Success in The ODI

The News Sports Desk:Steve Smith reckons that keeping home captain Virat Kohli “quiet” would be key for Australia in the upcoming ODI series against India and promised that the contest will be played in “good spirit”. Kohli is in red-hot form as he was the highest run-getter in the five-match series against Sri Lanka with a tally of 330 runs, ...

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‘I’m waiting’, says Mahesh Babu

International Desk: Mahesh Babu was in Chennai on Saturday for the audio launch of his upcoming film Spyder. Spyder audio launch After much delay, superstar Mahesh Babu is gearing up for the release of the spy-thriller Spyder. On Saturday, the makers hosted a grand audio launch in Chennai, where several eminent personalities from the industry graced the event. Mahesh Babu ...

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Argentina’s position is very risky for World Cup 2018

The News Sports Desk: Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi. The dreaded question looms large after an uninspiring draw at home to last-placed Venezuela this week left Argentina adrift of the automatic qualifying places for Russia 2018. Veteran coach Cesar Luis Menotti ...

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Tigers was dominated by Aus in the Ctg

Rajib Sharma, Chittagong:A defensive approach led to dipping body language for Bangladesh as the home side seemed to be waiting for something to happen with the pitch while the game slipped away. Some missed chances also surrendered the momentum to the visitors as Australia dominated the second day of the second Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong ...

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Musical Heritage of India by Akbar Hussain Taronto Canada

  Ancient Indian wisdom is like an ocean of knowledge. It contains the essence of all human knowledge in a disciplined and spiritual way. Many years ago an American friend asked me why Indian music is so blissful and empowering. I told him that our music was primarily developed as an offering to the deities and gradually it developed into ...

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British Couple visits Bangladesh by Bicycle

ব্রিটিশ দম্পতির সাইকেলে বাংলাদেশ ভ্রমণ

British Couple Mr Ewan Paterson and Katie Halliday recently visited Bangladesh by bicycle as a part of their world tour. They will travel  22000km distance in  31 countries and Bangladesh is one of those. They started their ride on 2nd October 2016 from London and by this time they have visited 12 countries. On 22nd March 2017 they had arrived ...

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Jago Hindu Parishad believes in work

Jago Hindu Parishad

JHP Reports: Yesterday Jago Hindu Parishad (J.H.P) has been provided The holy books  Sreemad Vagavodh Gita to the representative  of Jago Hindu Parishad (J.H.P)- Rangamati branch for the purpose of learning, acquiring  spiritual Knowledge  and  for become united our Hindu society . At that time JHP Central general secretary was present and he exchange the views among each others.

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Tour to Cox’s Bazar

  By – Arghya Sarkar Class- 1 (C), BIT English Medium School Dhaka.     We went by Bangladesh Biman to Cox’s Bazar. We stayed Motel Upal for a day. On 2nd Day we went to Saint Martin by ship. There, I feed many sea gulls and we stayed 2 days over there at Staint Martin Island. Then we back ...

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Happy New Year’s greetings to everyone

Happy New Year To Everyone

The News of visitors, well-wishers, advertisers, and are members of English Happy New Year’s greetings. Bring to life the new year bring success, happiness and peace of clean, Bangladesh and peace throughout the world, whether through abed section, let’s all gone wrong-oppressed, tortured. Let off the murder, disappearances, murder, strife, war and all kinds of atrocities. We’re at the beginning ...

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Goverdhan Puja was celebrating at Replica Goverdhan

Subal Das: Replica Goverdhan and Utkal Vrindaban sanctified with the sacred foot steps of Lord ShriKrishnaChaitanya Mahaprabhu to be renovated and brought up as an icon for the whole Globe attracting the Pilgrims with Intellectual as well as Devotional thoughts to research on the subject matters relating to Devotional as well as Environmental Science.   Replica Goverdhan situated between the ...

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Champions League: Holders Real Madrid, Leicester City advance to last 16; Tottenham Hotspur out

Online desk: Leicester City kept their Champions League dreams aflame on Tuesday, cruising into the last 16 with a 2-1 win over Belgium’s Club Brugge, where they were joined by Real Madrid – but not a crestfallen Tottenham Hotspur.Joining the hopeful debutants and the holders on the night were Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco. They join last year’s runners-up Atletico ...

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