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Don’t neglect people with autism: PM

Mirror Desk : Stressing the importance of changing the mentality towards persons with disabilities, including those with autism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said these people should get the opportunity to flourish their talent. “Let’s not neglect the people with autism. They’re part of society. They might have much more talent than the normal people. We’ve to give them ...

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Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service

International Desk : France’s national train company is warning that a workers’ strike will disrupt train service within France and elsewhere in Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday. SNCF said in a statement on Sunday that only 15 percent of high-speed trains and 25 percent of regional trains would be running on April 3-4 due to the strike. The company says ...

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6 police, another person die during prison riot in Mexico

International Desk  : Six police officers died Sunday from smoke inhalation after prisoners started a fire while resisting an effort to transfer dangerous inmates out of a prison in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said. Veracruz Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes said a seventh person died but it was unclear if he was an inmate or prison guard. Yunes ...

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HSC, equivalent exams begin

Bangladesh Desk : The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations began across the country on Monday. The examinations started in a peaceful atmosphere at 10am in 2,541 centres. A total of 1,311,457 students have registered for the public examinations –- 1,092,607 for HSC from eight general education boards while 100,127 for Alim under the Madrasah Education Board and ...

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Paramedics set to prescribe medicines

Advanced paramedics in England will be able to prescribe medicines to people who do not need hospital treatment, under new laws starting on Sunday. Up to seven out of 10 people currently seen by advanced care paramedics may need help – but not a hospital visit. Paramedics only have a limited ability to supply medicines at the moment but will ...

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Ensure rights of people with autism: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged all to promote the full participation of all people with autism, and ensure they have the necessary support to be able to exercise their rights and fundamental freedoms.   “On World Autism Awareness Day, let us reaffirm our commitment,” said the UN chief in a message marking the day that falls on April ...

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Childhood cancer patient is on rise

Irin Sultana, mother of four-year aged Nishad, found that body of her son has paled suddenly and he couldn’t take any food in last three days. She brought her son at the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (DPHO) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) getting advice from a local physician. Physicians following diagnosis found that Nishad was being ...

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Flower power in skincare regime

Apart from their appealing scent, flowers are packed with great skin benefits. Florals and their extracts have long been used as a way to heal common beauty ailments. While Criste marine stem cells help in anti-aging, lavender is anti-inflammatory and relaxing for the muscles, say experts.   Experts  have listed the power of flowers:   * From skincare to makeup ...

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How to make your skin summer ready

With summer comes the season to be extra careful about your skin. Make sure you are following the basic regime like cleaning and exfoliation apart from applying aloe vera gel in the night and giving your body the right vitamins and minerals.   Experts have listed some tips to make your skin summer ready:   * Swap out heavy creams: ...

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First women’s yoga training centre opens doors in Gaza

A small group of Palestinian women in Gaza are stretching their limbs with yoga to help them teach others to cope with the stresses and traumas of living in the embattled territory. The Gaza Strip, which is dominated by the Islamist Hamas faction, has experienced three wars with neighbouring Israel in the past 11 years. There are few recreational activities ...

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