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    ‘Arms case verdict a plot to ruin BNP’s image’

    ‘It is part of a conspiracy to uproot the party,’ he claimedLabelling the verdict in 10-truck arms haul cases as “politically motivated,” the BNP yesterday alleged that it was a grave conspiracy to malign the party’s image.
    “The verdict is farcical and politically motivated. It is part of a grave conspiracy against the BNP to ruin its image,” Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told reporters at the party’s Nayapaltan headquarters.

  • School authorities ignore HC guidelines

    School authorities ignore HC guidelines

    Government yet to enact laws on sexual harassmentIn the afternoon on January 23, an 18-year-old student was picked up by a group of four in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba upazila on her way back home from college and later raped. Media reports suggest that she had been stalked for a long time. She shared the matter with her friends too. On the day of the gruesome incident, being “harassed” again on the street, she resisted and engaged in an altercation with those youths.

  • QUICK TIPS

    QUICK TIPS

    Avoiding fruits and vegetables
    The most heart-healthy diet is a plant-based diet where junk food is minimum. That means loading up on fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and protein. In fact, dietary guidelines recommend that half of each meal should be composed of fruits and vegetables. Research has found that people who eat more than five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, had about 20% lower risk of heart disease and stroke than people who ate less than three servings per day.
    Eating empty calories

  • Get your cholesterol levels back on track

    Get your cholesterol levels back on track

    HDL is known as the healthy cholesterol as it acts as a scavengerCholesterol is a substance that comes from food, and is also made in the body. There are two types of cholesterol: Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). LDL is known as the unhealthy cholesterol as it can build up in artery walls, block the lumen, and hamper in blood flow.
    HDL is known as the healthy cholesterol as it acts as a scavenger, cleans out the lipids from the lumen of the arteries and benefit the body.
    Having high LDL levels, or low HDL levels isn’t good for your body, particularly your heart.

  • Lycopene, a wonderful natural anticancer pigment

    Lycopene, a wonderful natural anticancer pigment

    Tomatoes are the most concentrated food source of lycopeneLycopene is a carotenoid – a family of pigments responsible for the red colour in certain fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is also a powerful antioxidant that eliminates dangerous free radicals that can damage DNA and other fragile cell structures.
    Tomatoes are the most concentrated food source of lycopene, although apricots, guava, watermelon, papaya, and, pink grapefruit are also significant sources of this pigment. American Cancer Society suggested lycopene as a potent natural anti-cancer diet.

  • HEALTH NEWS

    HEALTH NEWS

    Fructose linked to gout

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    Fear, dismay grasp BNP grassroots

    ‘Crossfire,’ abductions and lack of party directives holding back movementThe grassroots BNP leaders and activists were overcome with deep disappointment as they apparently failed to capitalise on the vigorous street movement before and after the election.
    The party men at grassroots level shudder at the thought of being “killed in crossfire or of being abducted” following the January 5 poll, thus holding themselves back from waging future anti-government movement, said a section of BNP grassroots leaders and activists.

  • How to store food safely at home

    How to store food safely at home

    To ensure that your refrigerator is doing its job, it’s important to keep its temperature at 40°F (4°C) or below; the freezer should be at 0°F (-17°C)When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from foodborne illness, one of your most effective tools is the kitchen refrigerator. In fact, at room temperature, the numbers of bacteria that cause foodborne sickness can double every 20 minutes! Chilling foods to proper temperatures is one of the best ways to slow the growth of these bacteria.
    To ensure that your refrigerator is doing its job, it’s important to keep its temperature at 40°F (4°C) or below; the freezer should be at 0°F (-17°C).

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    ACC to trace illegal wealth of education directorate employees’ leader

    The letter has asked to immediately submit a detailed report by analysing both TINs of Mostafa PatwaryThe Anti-Corruption Commission is conducting an inquiry against Mostafa Patwary, known to be an influential leader of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education employees, on charges of accumulation of illegal wealth, an ACC official said.
    He said the commission initiated the inquiry on charges of accumulation of illegal wealth and obtaining plots and flats using fake names.

  • Essential nutrients for your baby

    Essential nutrients for your baby

    Inadequate intake of nutrients can impair growth and development in childrenGood nutrition throu-ghout childhood is important not only to support normal growth and cognitive development, but also to establish healthy eating patterns that are associated with decreased risk of chronic conditions and diseases in adulthood.
    Inadequate intake of nutrients can impair growth and development in children.
    Unfortunately, the foods and snacks that taste the best are usually the worst for our bodies, and a child left to their own whim will almost always choose junk food over fruits and vegetables.
    Iron

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    Foreigners opt to stay beyond Ijtema to learn Islam

    Ijtema of Tabligh Jamaat is considered as the second largest Muslim congregation after the hajjHajj is the biggest Muslim congregation in the world; but it seems that everyone goes to Mecca to perform hajj as a mandatory Islamic ritual. At the Biswa Ijtema in Tongi of Bangladesh, people come willingly to learn about Islam and send invitation to others to follow its path. 
    “We visit this place after travelling hundreds of miles from our country only to learn Islam,” said Kalimullah, 40, a pharmacist from Saudi Arabia. 

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    Fire rages at two factories

    The factory claims around 170 tonnes of thread, worth around Tk3.5 crore, were gutted in the fireFire broke out at two factories, Shamim Spinning Mills Ltd at Nishchintopur area and Northern Fashion Ltd at Baroipara, in separate incidents in Gazipur yesterday. However, no casualties were reported.
    Witnesses said, a fire erupted at the thread warehouse of Northern Fashion Ltd at around 5:30am on Friday. Later, two units from Kaliakoir fire station and two units from adjacent Savar EPZ fire station rushed to the spot and took the fire under control after two and half hour effort.

  • A kaleidoscope of colours in Cox’s Bazar sky

    A kaleidoscope of colours in Cox’s Bazar sky

    Kites of various names were flown on the first day, including Pocket, Stunt, Dragon, Series, Train, Butterfly, Snake, Airplane, etcSix years old Tanjila Mahmood Moushumi was staring up into the sky with her eyes wide open, amused by the spectacle taking place in front of her. The sky she looked into was not her everyday sky: it has turned into a kaleidoscope of colours. 
    “What is this?” she asked her father, who was standing nearby, pointing to the multihued kites that were flying in all directions. She asked for one and, as soon as she was given, began to fly it in emulation of the hundreds of kite flyers scratted across the beach. 

  • Shorup Shondhan promotes Bangladeshi film

    Shorup Shondhan promotes Bangladeshi film

    The documentary is well underway with the shooting of eight of its songs already completed last WednesdayTo promote and protect the legacy of Bangladeshi films, an interesting documentary titled Shorup Shondhan is in the making by Mohammad Shazzad Hossain and Arafatul Kabir Rizve. The documentary focuses on the history of film in Bangladesh, the rich cultural heritage, evolution of language and the social change process.
    The documentary is well underway with the shooting of eight of its songs already completed last Wednesday.

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    Three robbers killed in ‘gunfight’

    Informed by the petrol pump staff around 5am, police chased the private car carrying the banditsThree alleged robbers were killed and another sustained bullet injury in a “gunfight”with police in Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur in the early hours of yesterday.
    The deceased are Jahangir Hossain Anwar, 28, Ripon Miah, 35, and Ahmed Ali, 35.
    Officer-in-Charge of Mithapukur police station said Moazzem Hossain the robbers’ gang was returning to Rangpur after looting Tk1.19 lakh from Shathibari petrol station station.
    Informed by the petrol pump staff around 5am, police chased the private car carrying the bandits.

  • Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins today

    Amar Ekushey Book Fair begins today

    This year, as part of new arrangements, the government sponsored publications have set up their stalls inside the Bangla Academy premisesThe month-long “Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela 2014” begins today. The fair will be held at its traditional Bangla Academy grounds, but organisers this year will be hoping for an increased number of participating publishers, as the venue of the fair has been extended up to Suhrawardy Udyan.
    This year, as part of new arrangements, the government sponsored publications have set up their stalls inside the Bangla Academy premises, while all the private publishing houses will operate at the adjacent Suhrawardy Udyan.

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    Paresh’s death warrant to be sent to India

    ‘It is the legal procedure to send conviction warrant against the fugitives to their permanent address’A conviction warrant of the trial court that awarded death sentence to 14 accused including an Indian separatist leader Paresh Barua in the 10-truck arms smuggling case will be sent to the foreign convict’s home thorough the foreign ministry.
    Public prosecutor of the cases linked with the 10-truckloads arms haul Kamaluddin Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune: “It is the legal procedure to send conviction warrant against the fugitives to their permanent address.”

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    BNP shifts Suhrawardy Udyan rally to Sunday

    The change in the programme for Dhaka came as part of the Ekushey Book Fair is to be inaugurated today at Suhrawardy UdyanThe BNP will stage countrywide demonstrations today, except for in Dhaka, to demand the cancellation of the January 5 election and protest the DMP’s refusal to permit the BNP to carry out black-flag processions in the capital on January 29.
    Although the party was scheduled to hold a rally at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan today, the programme has now been shifted to Sunday, BNP’s Assistant Office Secretary Abdul Latif Jonny told the Dhaka Tribune.

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    Dhaka-Sylhet, Dhaka-Chittagong lines clear after three hours

    Witnesses said at least four wheels of a train compartment got derailed, blocking the railway tracksMovement of trains on Dhaka-Sylhet and Dhaka-Chittagong routes resumed yesterday afternoon after three-and-half hours of the disruption in train communications following the derailing of a cargo train at Jatrapur in Ashuganj, Brammhanbaria in the morning.
    Dhaka’s railway communications with Chittagong and Sylhet remained suspended from 10:30am when a Chittagong-bound cargo train derailed outside the Ashuganj railway station.
    Witnesses said at least four wheels of a train compartment got derailed, blocking the railway tracks.

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    Acquitted 38 were scapegoats

    In the verdict delivered on Thursday, the judge acquitted 36 accused of the arms case and 38 of the smuggling caseThe arms and smuggling cases filed in connection with the seizure of sensational 10-truckload arms can be referred as example of unhealthy practice how innocent people, mostly porters, are victimised to divert investigation with a view to save real culprits.

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