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Breastfeeding ‘linked to higher IQ’

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings, suggests a study published that tracked the development of 3,500 newborns over 30 years.And, critically, the socioeconomic status of mothers appeared to have little impact on breastfeeding results, according to a paper published by The Lancet medical journal.”The effect of breastfeeding on brain development and child intelligence ...

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Chewy Junior, the Wonder Donut is now in Bangladesh

Chewy Junior Cream Donut Puff! The fun-food for the food-lovers with a great taste, just too good to forget! Originally, a concept of bakery genius Mr. Kevin Wong from Singapore, Chew Junior has been serving the global gourmand through its 50 plus outlets in eleven countries and is generally celebrated as a wonder donut among its fans. To meet up ...

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India, China hold border talks

Senior Indian and Chinese envoys will his week hold talks aimed at resolving a bitter border dispute, the first such discussions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power. China’s special representative Yang Jiechi will visit New Delhi from Sunday until Tuesday for talks with national security adviser Ajit Doval, the Indian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday. ...

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Yemen on edge of civil war, UN envoy warns

Yemen is nearing “the edge of civil war”, the UN envoy to the country warned Sunday as the Security Council voiced unanimous support for its embattled leader and Shiite militia seized the airport in a key city. The impoverished country has descended into chaos in recent months, with the militia, known as Huthis seizing control of capital Sanaa and forcing ...

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Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy seen in vibrant,

Lee Kuan Yew, a towering figure in post-colonial Asia, oversaw tiny Singapore’s transformation from British tropical outpost to an affluent, global city in just over a generation, setting the example for developing economies from China to Dubai. He retained English as Singapore’s working language as a means of keeping the peace between the island’s Chinese majority and Malay and Indian ...

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Think-tank demands urgent action in Dhaka

A leading think-tank in Bangladesh has called for environmental issues in the country’s textile industry to be addressed as a matter of urgency as declining water levels, continued toxic discharges from dyeing and finishing factories, and a major lack of effluent treatment plants (ETPs) continue to raise serious question marks about the long-term sustainability of the industry .The Policy Research ...

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Annisul, Kabari and Pintu pick up nomination papers

Businessmen Annisul Huq, claimed to be an Awami League-backed candidate, has picked up nomination form to compete for mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation on Monday. Former AL MP and actress Sarah Begum Kabari, despite not receiving her party’s nod, claimed to have had the nomination form picked up.  BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu, serving life term for his role ...

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Aftab wins SCC by-polls

Organizing Secretary of Sylhet Mahanagar Sechchasebak League Aftab Hossain Khan won in the by-election of Ward No. 7 of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) on Sunday getting 3,907 votes beating nearest competitor Sayeed Mohammad Abdullah, who got 2552 votes. According to unofficial results of the Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) 7 no word polls, Aftab bagged 3,967 votes while his nearest candidate ...

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Sylheti British Visa aspirants urged to bring back visa processing procedure to Bangladesh from Delhi

Bangladeshi people especially residents of expat-dominated Sylhet region have urged the government of Bangladesh to put diplomatic pressure on the British government to bring back the visa processing procedure to Dhaka from Delhi. Various organizations including expats welfare organization Bangladesh Overseas Centre in Sylhet has submitted a memorandum to the minister of state for finance and planning MA Mannan MP ...

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Two ordered death, one life in prison for murder in Sylhet

A court in Sylhet has sentenced two persons to death and another to life imprisonment for the murder of Suruj Ali at South Surma Upazila in 2009. The Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Iftekhar Bin Aziz pronounced the verdict on Monday. Ten others were acquitted. The two who received death sentences are Fazar Ali and Bashir Ali. Both were present in ...

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