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Monday December 11, 2017 10:23 AM



  • ‘BNP kills two birds with one stone’

    After the January 5 elections the party went on back foot and the grassroots of the party were frustrated as they saw no visible outcome of their two and a half months of street movementAfter the BNP fared well in two consecutive upazila elections its top brass now believe that the results of the local government polls will help them intensify their campaign against the government.
    They think they were able to kill two birds with one stone: The outcomes of the upazila polls have charged up their rank and file and antagonised people against the government as it tried to manipulate the polls results.

  • Arrest of Khagrachhari violence perpetrators demanded

    Arrest of Khagrachhari violence perpetrators demanded

    On the same day, a girl in Matiranga upazila in Khagrachhari was also allegedly rapedBloggers, young politicians and students yesterday expressed their concerns over the administration’s alleged negligence in investigating and arresting perpetrators who commit crimes against indigenous peoples and those that instigated clashes in Kamalchhari in Khagrachhari.
    At a protest rally in front of the National Museum under the banner of “aggrieved citizens against communal attack,” speakers also said the police were yet to make any arrests for a recent series of crimes and violence in Khagrachhari.

  • Ways to ease back pain

    Ways to ease back pain

    If pain persists for three months or more, it’s considered chronic, a tricky-to-treat condition that could be due to injury, overuse, arthritis, or spinal problemsBack pain is the problem which is mostly caused by faulty habits in our life style. Few back pains are due to some serious spinal problems which need operation. More than 80% of all back pain does not need any operation. The good news about bad backs is that many problems are the result of habits that you can do something about. Here’s how to find relief.
    1. Trim that tummy

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  • Cardiff organise effective seminar on Adolescent Behaviour

    Cardiff International School Dhaka (CISD) organised a seminar on “Adolescent Behaviour” in its auditorium on February 7. Parents, mentors and professionals who have to deal with adolescents in daily life, participated in this seminar with intensity, precision and tremendous enthusiasm. The Principal Head of School of CISD, Mr GM Nizam Uddin, cordially welcomes the facilitators of the seminar as well as the participants.

  • Heart failure

    It may be due to lack or occlusion of blood supply to the heart known as ischemic heart diseaseThe heart’s function is to pump blood through the blood vessels of the body up to the last tributaries and bring back blood from the body to the heart, the main pumping station. When the heart fails to pump blood adequately, enough to meet the requirements of the body, heart failure is said to occur.

  • Cola lowers sperm count!

    Researchers were looking for a link between caffeine and male fertility but found lower sperm counts were not the result of the caffeine in colaIf you’re trying to have a baby, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on your partner’s cola intake, as a Danish researchers have found that big cola drinkers can have sperm counts up to 30% lower than normal. While most of the sperm counts would still be considered normal by the World Health Organization, men with fewer sperm generally have a higher risk of being infertile.

  • Cola lowers sperm count!

    Researchers were looking for a link between caffeine and male fertility but found lower sperm counts were not the result of the caffeine in colaIf you’re trying to have a baby, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on your partner’s cola intake, as a Danish researchers have found that big cola drinkers can have sperm counts up to 30% lower than normal. While most of the sperm counts would still be considered normal by the World Health Organization, men with fewer sperm generally have a higher risk of being infertile.

  • Govt tenure depends on time, situation: Obaidul

    ‘Time and situation will say whether we will stay in power for five years’Reiterating that the Awami League was elected for five years Communications Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said it depends on time and situation whether the present government will remain in power until the expiry of its tenure.
    “Time and situation will say whether we will stay in power for five years,” he said while addressing a function arranged at Abirnagar of Laxmipur Municipality at noon, according to UNB.
    Obaidul also said the government was embarrassed by not having representation from a big party like the BNP in the parliament.

  • ‘Development to get expedited if rule of law established’

    ‘Development to get expedited if rule of law established’

    The conference was held at the Dhaka University with its President AKM Afzalul Munir in the chairSpeaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday urged the members of (BAS) to play more effective role to help implement the existing time-befitting laws so that people can be benefited through legal coverage.
    “Country’s development will be expedited if the rule of law is established,” she said while addressing as the chief guest the 28th annual conference of the Bangladesh Ain Samity.
    The conference was held at the Dhaka University with its President AKM Afzalul Munir in the chair.

  • Deep-rooted conspiracy behind repression on opposition: Fakhrul

    The BNP spokesperson came up with the remark in a statement protesting the attack on his party’s Morelganj upazila unit leader and vice-chairman candidate Abdul Mannan Khan in BagerhatBNP Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the repression of opposition leaders and activists by Awami cadres in the upazila elections came as part of the government’s deep-rooted conspiracy to annihilate its opponents.
    “The government thinks that it will be able to hang onto power by annihilating the opposition parties through killings, abducting the opposition leaders and activists, making them disappeared and arresting them in false cases. It has turned the entire country into a terrible death valley,” he said.

  • Injured Chhatra League leader dies at a city hospital

    The deceased hailed from Borhanpur village under the upazilaBangladesh Chhatra League leader Heaven Chowdhury, who was seriously injured in a factional clash at Nabiganj Sadar upazila of the district died yesterday evening at Apollo Hospital in the capital.
    The deceased hailed from Borhanpur village under the upazila. He was the joint convener of the Nabiganj College unit Chhatra League.

  • 3 Bangladeshis killed in fire in Bahrain

    The identities the two injured could not be known immediatelyThree Bangladeshis were killed in fire and two received minor injuries in Manama, Bahrain early yesterday.
    The deceased were Dulal Mia, 30, son of Siddiqur Rahman from Mainamati union’s Ziapur village in Burchang upazila of Comilla, Jalal Uddin, 30, son of Abdul Gafur from Rampur village of Varel union under the same upazila and Mosharraf Hossain, 32, son of Nazim Mia from same village, according to the family sources of the dead, reports our Comilla correspondent.
    The identities the two injured could not be known immediately.

  • Khaleda begins district tours with Rajbari rally today

    The party chief will address the rally organised by BNP-led 19-party alliance on Rajbari Railway Ground at 3pmBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be going to Rajbari today to address a public rally as part of her move to rejuvenate the party’s grassroots leaders through district tours.
    The party chief will address the rally organised by BNP-led 19-party alliance on Rajbari Railway Ground at 3pm, reports UNB.
    BNP Chairperson’s media wing member Shamsuddin Didar said Khaleda’s convoy will leave the capital for Rajbari in the morning.
    It will be the first public rally of Khaleda Zia after the January 5 national elections which the 19-party alliance boycotted.

  • BNP takes lead in vice-chairman posts too; voter turnout 62%

    BNP takes lead in vice-chairman posts too; voter turnout 62%

    The opposition bagged more chairman posts, vice-chairmen and reserved vice-chairman posts for women in the elections held on February 27Once again the BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami took the lead in the second phase of elections to 114 upazila parishads amid allegation of ballot stuffing by the ruling party.
    The opposition bagged more chairman posts, vice-chairmen and reserved vice-chairman posts for women in the elections held on February 27.
    According to the unofficial results of the second phase elections the BNP-Jamaat backed contenders bagged 66 male vice-chairman posts while Awami League-blessed aspirants got 33.

  • 4 killed, 40 injured in different incidents

    The deceased was identified as Bacchu Mia, 28, son of Ijjat Ullah of Borogol villageAt least four people were killed in different parts of the country while 41 sustained injury.
    Police rescued a dead body yesterday morning from the back side of Syed Sirajunnesa Chowdhury Hall of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), our Sylhet correspondent reports.
    The deceased was identified as Bacchu Mia, 28, son of Ijjat Ullah of Borogol village.
    Abdur Rahim, assistant sub-inspector of Airport police station said there were three injuries in the legs along with some others in different parts of the victim’s body.

  • 4 killed, 40 injured in different incidents

    The deceased was identified as Bacchu Mia, 28, son of Ijjat Ullah of Borogol villageAt least four people were killed in different parts of the country while 41 sustained injury.
    Police rescued a dead body yesterday morning from the back side of Syed Sirajunnesa Chowdhury Hall of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), our Sylhet correspondent reports.
    The deceased was identified as Bacchu Mia, 28, son of Ijjat Ullah of Borogol village.
    Abdur Rahim, assistant sub-inspector of Airport police station said there were three injuries in the legs along with some others in different parts of the victim’s body.

  • SUST expels 14 Shibir members

    The decision was taken at a syndicate meeting on ThursdayThe authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology has expelled 14 leaders and activists of Chhatra Shibir, including its university unit president, for their involvement in attacks on December 13.
    The decision was taken at a syndicate meeting on Thursday, a month after the fourteen students were temporary suspended as per a recommendation from the university’s disciplinary committee. 

  • Bangladesh needs to utilise Bimstec Summit: BMCCI leader

    The high potential of bilateral trade with Myanmar has remained untapped for many hurdles, such as lack of shipping and road connectivityBangladesh-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opined that Bangladesh should make the best use of the upcoming third Bimstec Summit to reach concrete decisions in settling pending issues with Myanmar, in a bid to strengthen bilateral trade relations between the two neighbouring countries.
    “BIMSTEC Summit brings an opportunity to address those issues through discussions at the top level,” SM Nurul Hoque, vice president of Bangladesh-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI), told the news agency.

  • Newborn dies out of faulty delivery

    Admitting the wrong treatment, the hospital authorities have decided to take punitive steps against those responsible for the death of the babyA newborn baby died as his umbilical cord was severed wrongly by unskilled nurses and maids at Narayanganj 300-bed hospital in Khanpur yesterday.
    Admitting the wrong treatment, the hospital authorities have decided to take punitive steps against those responsible for the death of the baby.
    Hospital sources said Amina Begum, wife of Selim of Narayanganj Bandar upazila, was admitted to the hospital early Friday after she started feeling labour pain.
    Later, two hospital nurses – Beauty and Ambia and two maids – Momtaj and Rahima assisted Amena in her delivery.

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