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Man arrested on charge of killing wife

Police have arrested a man on charge of killing his wife in Biswanath upazila early Wednesday. Helal Miah, son of late Jahur Ali of Janaiya village in the upazila, was arrested from Birendranagar village in Dowarabazar upazila in Sunamganj around 5:30am, said Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Biswanath Police Station. The SI said the victim Lubna Begum, 28, was slaughtered to ...

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Brexit news: Brussels ‘rejects’ Theresa May’s red line on EU judges

Theresa May was pitched into a new clash with Brussels today about handing European judges a permanent say over UK laws after Brexit. A draft withdrawal agreement due from the 27 other EU states tomorrow will name the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as the ultimate arbiter of treaty disputes after Britain leaves the bloc, according to reports from Brussels. ...

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Sea swimming ‘increases illness risk’

Leonard said the findings suggest pollution affects swimmers in some of the world’s richest countries Swimming in the sea substantially increases the chance of developing stomach bugs, ear aches and other illnesses, researchers have found. The University of Exeter Medical School and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology carried out the study. It concluded, compared to non-sea swimmers, the likelihood of developing ...

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In dieting, low-fat or low-carb are the same: Study

Common dieting advice urges people to either eat fewer carbohydrates or less fat in order to shed weight. But a study Tuesday found neither approach is better than the other. Nor is a person’s genetics or insulin metabolism a key factor in whether a diet works for them or not, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical ...

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study.   Millions of children are allergic to peanuts, and some may have life-threatening reactions if accidentally exposed to them. Doctors have been testing daily doses ...

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Vegetarian, Mediterranean diet may keep heart diseases at bay

Consuming a form of vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, may be just as effective as a Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke, researchers have claimed.   A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet is a kind of vegetarian diet that includes animal products such as eggs and dairy products but excludes the ...

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Hason Raja staged on fourth day

Sylhet-based theatre troupe Nandik Natyadal Sylhet staged its play Hason Raja, depicting the life and works of legendary mystic bard Hason Raja at Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium Rikabibazar in Sylhet on Sunday. The play was staged on the fourth day of the ongoing twelve-day theatre festival organised by Sammilita Natya Parishad Sylhet marking the International Mother Language Day. The ...

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2 troupes participate in Indian Theatre Olympics

Dhaka-based Subachan Natya Sangsad and Jessore-based Bibartan are participating at the 8th Theatre Olympics in Indian capital New Delhi. Subachan Natya Sangsad will stage its acclaimed production Mohajaner Nao today at Kamini auditorium of National School of Drama while Bibartan will stage Maatbring tomorrow at the same venue. Mohajaner Nao, written by Shakoor Majid and directed by Sudip Chakroborthy, is ...

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Egypt court sentences pop star Sherine over Nile hygiene remarks

An Egyptian court sentenced pop star Sherine to six months in prison on Tuesday for suggesting drinking from the Nile River leads to illness, although she will remain free pending an appeal.   Sherine Abdel Wahab, known simply as Sherine, had apologised after being caught on tape joking with concert goers that Nile water could give them parasites.   The ...

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38th BCS results by March: PSC chief

The results of 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) will be published on the first week of March. Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) Chairman Dr Muhammed Sadique informed Bangla daily Prothom Alo of the development today. “The results will be published on the first week of March and we will try to publish it as early as possible,” the daily quoted ...

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