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ADP implementation rate witnesses a rise

  Implementation rate of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the first eight months (July-February) of fiscal year 2016-17 was 37 percent with an expenditure of Tk 45,532 crore. The implementation rate for the period was 3.0 percent higher from 34 percent of the same period of the last fiscal FY16, said planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing journalists ...

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Pre-booking opens for dual back lens phone Helio S25

  Edison Group announced the latest addition to their Helio lineup, the Helio S25. This all new dual rear lens phone is inspired by their remarkable consistency of the Helio series.   This successor to the tremendously popular Helio S2 and Helio S20 is now offered to interested buyers for pre-booking from 7th March onwards. A fashionable Fastrack wristwatch is ...

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Oil slides below $50

  Oil prices took a battering on Thursday, with US prices falling below $50 for the first time this year, on signs a global supply glut is not going away. The euro meanwhile rallied briefly against the dollar as the ECB said it no longer saw a deflation threat and would end some of its massive support for the eurozone economy. Equities were under ...

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Ivanka Trump to shut her fine jewellery line

  15th March, 2017   US President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka Trump will shut down her brand’s fine jewellery line, media reports said.   According to the President of Ivanka’s brand Abigail Klem, brand has discontinued its line of high-end bracelets, necklaces and rings. Instead, it will focus on more affordable fashion jewellery, CNN reported.   The fine jewellery ...

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Research shows eating yogurt may help ease symptoms of depression

    Eating yogurt rich in lactobacillus — a probiotic bacteria — may help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, a finding that could lead to new strategies for treating psychiatric conditions, researchers have found.   Depression is a huge problem and the treatments are not very good, because they come with huge side effects.   “The study will help ...

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Teens should sleep timely to boost brain function

  9th March, 2017   Lack of sleep and late bedtimes can reduce the volume of gray matter in the brains of teenagers, claims a recent French study, published in the journal Scientific Reports.   Poor sleep habits in teenagers are associated with modifications in the anatomy of the maturing adolescent brain, according to researchers at the French National Institute ...

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Venus sweeps into Indian Wells fourth round

  Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams booked a fourth-round berth at the Indian Wells WTA hard court tournament on Monday with a straight-sets win over Czech Lucie Safarova.   Williams, seeded 12th in her second tournament since a runner-up finish to her sister Serena in the Australian Open in January, had saved three match points en route to a ...

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Virat Kohli needs to keep his emotions in check, says Ian Chappell

  The legendary Australian cricketer Ian Chappell said India captain Virat Kohli needs to keep his emotions in check.   “If I had one criticism of Indian captain Virat Kohli it’s that he’s a bit too emotional. I’ve always thought as a captain that it’s best if you keep your display of emotions pretty even, but he doesn’t”, the former ...

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Bollywood star Salman Khan says losing weight after ‘Sultan’ was painful

13th March, 2017   Bollywood superstar Salman Khan recently shared his bitter experience of becoming fat-to-fit as he had put on weight for his role of a wrestler in his last outing ‘Sultan’.   In the film, Salman’s character Sultan was seen ageing from a young Haryana wrestler to an older man, for which he had to gain several kilos. ...

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Two bomb blasts rock Damascus, leave 25 dead

  15th March, 2017   DAMASCUS: Two bomb blasts hit Damascus Wednesday including a suicide attack at a central courthouse that left at least 25 dead, as Syria’s war entered its seventh year with the regime now claiming the upper hand.   There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombings, the second wave of deadly attacks in the ...

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