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Ex-Dhaka Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka fighting for his life

Dhaka, Nov 01 – Former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation and BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka is now fighting for life at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York, according to his family sources. “He is in critical condition. He was taken at the intensive care unit of the hospital and kept alive providing oxygen and ... Read More »

Organic farming changes life in Madaripur

Organic farming or chemical free farming has changed the lives of many like Kalachand Madbor, who once struggled to make the ends meet and provide for his family. Five years ago Kalachand, 70, and his family including his wife, three sons and two daughters fell on hard times. They migrated to the district town and planned to start vegetable farming. ... Read More »

একটা কষ্টদায়ক অভিজ্ঞতা

আমার অত্যন্ত প্রিয় ফার্ষ্ট কাজিন হেনা এসেছিল ঢাকায় উন্নত চিকিৎসা নিতে। শনিবার বিকেলে সে ঢাকার এক অত্যাধুনিক বেসরকারি হাসপাতালে শেষ নিশ্বাস ত্যাগ করে স্বজনদের সাথে চলে গেল কুমিল্লা স্বামীর বাড়ীতে দাফনের জন্য। একজন সহজ সরল শিক্ষিকা দেড়মাস পর তার চাকুরী সমাপ্তি অন্তে অবসরে যাবার কথা ছিল। তার চিরকালের অবসর শুরু হয়ে গেল তার আগেই। চট্টগ্রাম পোর্ট ট্রাষ্টের অবসরপ্রাপ্ত একজন কর্মকর্তার ... Read More »

Stop playing with Khaleda’s life: BNP

Dhaka, May 14 – Opposing the government’s move to shift Khaleda Zia to Keraniganj Jail, BNP on Tuesday urged the government to stop its ‘dirty game’ over the life of its ailing chairperson. “After returning home from London, the Prime Minister asked the ministry concerned to set up court in Keraniganj Jail to hold the trial of cases filed against ... Read More »

Renewable energies vital for protecting climate, life

Environmentalists and development activists addressing a youth conference opined substantial and sustainable protection of natural resources together with promotion and using of renewable energies is very important for protecting both climate and life. They viewed there is an enormous scope of reducing the gradually mounting pressure on fossil fuel through boosting use of renewable energies in both rural and urban ... Read More »

‘World invited’ to Muhammad Ali’s Louisville funeral

A huge procession and funeral will be held for Muhammad Ali on Friday to “allow anyone that is there from the world to say goodbye”, his family says. The funeral will be in Ali’s home city of Louisville, Kentucky. Ex-President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy. Comedian Billy Crystal and sports journalist Bryant Gumbel are also expected to speak. The ... Read More »

Green village proves high value of low carbon living

A GREEN village with minimum 7.5 star energy efficiency ratings is proving near zero carbon communities are not only achievable but can also save residents money. The Lochiel Park Green Village in South Australia’s capital Adelaide, consists of about 100 suburban homes powered by rooftop solar. Water efficiency measures include rainwater for re-use as hot water and recycled stormwater for ... Read More »

Prolonged sitting causes early deaths

Sitting for more than three hours per day is responsible for nearly four percent of deaths in the world, shows an analysis of surveys from 54 countries around the world.Reducing sitting time to less than three hours per day would increase life expectancy by an average of 0.2 years, the researchers estimated.In order to properly assess the damaging effects of ... Read More »

Two killed in Jhenaidah road accident

JHENAIDAH – Two people including a woman were killed and three others injured in a road accident at Hatgopalpur-Chagolbandha crossing in Sadar upazila today.The deceased were Robiul Islam Latu, 50, son of Siraj Uddin of Fursandhi village and Saira Khatun, 51, wife of Abdur Rashid, a resident of Dhananjoypur village in Sadar upazila. Read More »

Alabama chief justice orders halt to same-sex marriage licences

By Colleen Jenkins The chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court ordered the state’s probate judges on Wednesday not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last year legalizing gay marriage. Gay marriage activists and legal experts assailed the order, arguing last June’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision afforded same-sex couples the right ... Read More »

Tribute to Dr. Azizul Hasan

The other day I tried to help one of my senior colleagues who asked me to give the name and address of a good internal medicine doctor. It may be mentioned here that my colleagues, friends and relative often ask me to provide them with the particulars of a good doctor because I had consulted with several doctors in connection ... Read More »

How a single photograph may be changing the way the world thinks

By Thomas E. Franklin By now, you’ve probably seen the photo. A lifeless boy, body limp and legs dangling, is carried by a Turkish paramilitary officer from the water’s edge. The image is a powerful representation of the refugee crisis in and around the Mediterranean. Taken by photographer-reporter Nilufer Demir, the photograph sped quickly around the world in mass media ... Read More »

Why I shared horrific photo of a drowned Syrian child

Peter Bouckaert Director, Emergencies I thought long and hard before I retweeted the photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi. It shows the lifeless toddler, lying face down on a popular Turkish beach, one of eleven Syrians who have almost certainly died as they tried to reach safety in Europe by boarding a smuggler’s boat. Instead they ended up as the latest ... Read More »

Study says walking may help overweight people curb sugar cravings

Walking for 15 minutes may help overweight people at least temporarily reduce cravings for high-calorie, sugary snacks, a small study suggests “This study showed that brisk walking can be used as a strategy to reduce momentary food craving,” said Adrian Meule, a psychologist at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany who wasn’t involved in the research.Exercise may provide some cognitive stimulation ... Read More »