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Actor Nazmul Huda Bacchu dies

Seasoned actor Nazmul Huda Bachchu died on Wednesday morning at Dhaka’s Square Hospital after suffering cardiac problem. He was 78. He was admitted to the hospital due to low pressure and fever on Monday as he was down with fever two days before Eid after returning from a shooting, his family members said. Heart problems were detected following tests on ...

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Bust the stress with chamomile tea

Looking out the window and watching the rainfall can be quite a stress buster.   Enjoy a few minutes break from work. Take a deep breath. Look out the window if you can’t step out in the rain, and soak up the coolness. Let the freshness outside ease your brows.   While you are at it, sip a hot cup ...

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Brisk walking could do good in preventing Alzheimer’s

According to a recent study, you may want to put on those walking shoes and head to a park. The University of Wisconsin-Madison study found that the people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain.   The research ...

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At women-only salon in New York, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid

Nevien Shehadeh, 19, was one of many Muslim women who chose Le’Jemalik Salon and Boutique in New York’s borough of Brooklyn on Friday to prepare for the Eid ul-Fitr holiday. The beauty salon, designed by owner Huda Quhshi to cater mostly to Muslim women, opened in January in the Bay Ridge neighbourhood of Brooklyn. “I actually only started wearing the ...

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Sunamganj dams : Case filed against 61, including WDB officials, contractor

The Anti-Corruption Commission has prosecuted dozens of officials over irregularities in the construction and restoration of dams meant to protect backswamps from flooding in Sylhet’s Sunamganj. As many as 61 persons, including officials of Bangladesh Water Development Board or BWDB and the contractor, have been named in the case started on Sunday. The ACC said they have already arrested two of ...

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Natural beauty pulls thousands during Eid vacation to Sylhet

Thousands of tourists from various parts of the country have been visiting Sylhet during their Eid holidays as the region offers an abundance of natural beauty with lush green hills, tea gardens and waterfalls. The district, famous for the tea gardens, is considered one of the most beautiful regions of the country and the tourists have thronged different destinations in ...

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Floods worsen in Sylhet, Moulvibazar

Sylhet might be on the verge of a devastating flood like that of 2004 as most of its upazilas have been affected. All the rivers, canals, haors and marshes of Sylhet are overflowing due to heavy rain and rush of water from upstream. The overall flood situation in Moulvibazar is also worsening. People of its three upazilas are facing a ...

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Flood situation worsens in Sylhet

Heavy rain, flash flood and excessive waterflow from the upstream rivers have worsened the flood situation in many upazilas of the division. The worst hit upazilas are Beanibazar, Golapganj and Osmaninagar in Sylhet, Kulaura, Barlekha, Juri, Rajnagar and Sadar in Moulvibazar, some upazilas of Habiganj and all upazilas of Sunamganj. People have been suffering badly in Sylhet and Moulvibazar as ...

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Bringing joy to the community this Eid

Asda partners with Amirah Foundation to make Eid special for mothers and their children Now that the holy month of Ramadan has come to an end and Eid is upon us, for many children this season marks the beginning of excitement, receiving Eidi and enjoying their favourite delights cooked by mums. It is also a time when families across the ...

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