Santiniketan (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her government’s desire to build a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the memory of Bangladesh’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Banerjee was speaking at the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan in the presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is the daughter of Mujibur Rahman. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attended the function. “We want to make a Bangabandhu Bhavan in the name of Bangabandhu (Sheikh Mujibur Rahman). After discussions between the two countries, whenever we are entrusted with the responsibility, we will do it,” Banerjee said in her address. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Banerjee said she was repeatedly remembering Bangabandhu — the leader of the Bangladesh’s liberation war and first President of independent Bangladesh — at the function. Speaking about Indo-Bangladesh relation, Mamata said the two nations have a “continuous and steadfast relationship”, and exuded confidence that the Bangladesh Bhavan would become a “centre of pilgrimage” in the years to come. “Indo-Bangladesh ties will remain in fine fettle forever. Bangaldesh Bhavan, I feel will become a centre of pilgrimage in the years to come. The two countries have shared a continuous and steadfast relationship since 1971 (when Bangladesh became independent).” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Banerjee also laid stress on the shared cultural heritage of West Bengal and Bangladesh — both having a majority of Bengali-speaking people. She said both India and Bangladesh have high regards for poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. “Just like India can’t think without Rabindranath (Tagore) and Nazrul, Bangladesh also can’t think without them.” “Tomorrow (Saturday) is Kazi Nazrul Islam’s birthday here. In Bangladesh, the celebrations are taking place today,” she said. She also noted that Kazi Nazrul University had been set up by her government in Asansol of West Burdwan district where Hasina would be conferred an honorary D.Litt degree on Saturday. “We have built the Nazrul Islam University, where Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will go tomorrow. We have also named an airport after Nazrul Islam in Andal (Durgapur). Hasina, in her speech, had also said that Tagore belonged more to Bangladesh than India as most of his literary work were compiled on Bangladesh soil. Banerjee is slated to have a “courtesy meeting” with Hasina in Kolkata on Saturday.
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee observed the International Translation Day on Sunday.”Today is #InternationalTranslationDay. The theme for 2018 is ‘Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times’. Translation promotes unity in diversity. In fact, many of my books have been translated to English, Hindi and Olchiki,” the Chief Minister tweeted.Banerjee, who is a prolific writer, has 81 books written in Bengali, English, Urdu, Hindi and Olchiki to her credit. In a recent interview to a vernacular television channel, she said that her main income comes from the royalty of her books, as she does not take any remuneration from the state government. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn 1995, her first book Upolobdhi was published, followed by Ma and Janatar Darbar. For children she has written Kathanjali and Ajab Chara. My unforgettable memories written by her was later translated by Nandini Sengupta.On May 24, 2017, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace and understanding and developed and declared September 30 as International Translation Day. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be recalled that it was Sister Nivedita who had translated Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwalla in English, which later became internationally famous. Romian Rolland’s Jean Christophe, for which he got Nobel Prize in 1915, was translated in English by Gilbert Cannan.Famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s German book Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was translated in English by D F Pears and B F Guinness and was published with an introduction by Bertrand Russell in 1922. The book became internationally famous.With the passage of time, a trend of translating books in German, French and Italian language to Bengali has emerged. The complete volume of Sherlock Holmes has also been translated to Bengali.
Your privacy on Facebook and Twitter may be at risk even if you have never been on social media or have deleted your account, a study suggests. Individual choice has long been considered a bedrock principle of online privacy, said scientists from the University of Vermont in the US and the University of Adelaide in Australia. However, the study shows that if a person leaves a social media platform – or never joined – the online posts and words of their friends still provide about 95 per cent of the “potential predictive accuracy,” even without any of that person’s data. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPublished in the journal Nature Human Behavior, the study gathered more than thirty million public posts on Twitter from 13,905 users. With this data, the researchers showed that information within the Twitter messages from eight or nine of a person’s contacts make it possible to predict that person’s later tweets as accurately as if they were looking directly at that person’s Twitter feed. The research raises profound questions about the fundamental nature of privacy – and how, in a highly networked society, person’s choices and identity are embedded in that network.
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. August 26, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Sluggish computers can be a real drag on productivity. What’s more frustrating than watching a computer struggle to complete what used to be an easy task when then machine was new?Most computers run slowly not because the hardware has become degraded but because of issues with memory. As users install programs and browse the internet, those files leave traces of themselves behind that aren’t completely cleaned up even after deleting cookies and running program uninstallers.Luckily, there are a host of apps that can easily and quickly boost your PC or Mac’s performance by getting rid of unused files and freeing up disk space. Here’s a look at five that you might find useful:1. Revo UninstallerAfter Windows users run the Revo Uninstaller, this app goes back and clears related files and programs that Windows might have missed in its own cleanup process. The app lets users customize their level of uninstallation, from light to deep, and a “hunting” mode that can pinpoint specific tasks and files to eliminate.The trial version is free, but users who want to unlock some of Revo’s more powerful features will need to shell out roughly $40 for the pro version.Related: Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You’re Craving2. AppZapperMac users running OS X can uninstall programs via the AppZapper. Billed as “the uninstaller Apple forgot,” AppZapper makes it easy to uninstall programs and their related files by simply dragging the program’s icon into the app. One laser blast later and your hard drive should be freer.It’s a much cleaner and thorough way to uninstall programs than simply dragging them into the recycling bin. The trial version lets users have 12 “zaps” for free. After that, $12.95 will unlock the app’s unlimited uninstallation power for life.3. Flash Cookie CleanerWindows users can clean temporary files out of their internet browser’s cache with the Flash Cookie Cleaner. Not only does clearing out the cache save you space, it also stops websites from tracking your browsing habits and can erase any saved logins in case you have to temporarily share your computer or are concerned about unauthorized logins for some other reason. Best of all, it’s free.4. Washing MachineMac users who want to quickly and easily erase their browsing and download histories, cookies and temporary files cache can find Washing Machine to be handy. The program is compatible with most web browsers and even some less obvious programs that also store personal data.Users can schedule the app to scrub their data at a certain time of day and provides a smart interface that makes it easy to delete specific types of data with surgical precision. The app usually retails for around $10 but is on sale in the App Store for $7.99.5. MemoryFreerNeed more space but there’s simply nothing left to delete? Try MemoryFreer on your Mac. It’s a tiny app with one job: to free up unused RAM at the touch of a button. The app is available for just $0.99. Windows users can get a similar effect with Extra RAM, a free memory management program that adjusts your PC’s memory usage as it runs in the background.Related: 4 Tools That Take the Pain Out of Managing Payroll Register Now »