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Drinking orange juice reduces dementia risk by almost 50 percent: study

Drinking a glass of orange juice daily could significantly reduce one’s risk of getting dementia, a new study suggested.   The study, published in the journal Neurology, tracked nearly 28,000 U.S. men over their consumption of fruit and vegetables from 1986 to 2002 and subjective cognitive function for nearly three decades. The mean age of men when data were first ...

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Resignation of 4 technocrat ministers accepted; gazette published

From left, Matior Rahman, Nurul Islam,Yafesh Osman and Mustafa Jabbar. File photo. Dhaka, Dec 9 : The government accepted the resignation of four technocrat ministers on Sunday ahead of the upcoming general billed for December 30. The Cabinet Division issued a gazette notification relieving Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam, Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matior Rahman, Science and ...

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Bangladesh thump West Indies in ODI series opener

Bangladeshi players celebrate a wicket of West Indies batsman in the ODI match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday, Dec 9, 2018. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 9 : Bangladesh started the three-match series with a thumping five-wicket win over visiting West Indies on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium with 89 balls to play. Mashrafe Mortaza, who played his 200th One-day ...

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Isha Ambani wedding: Did you miss the gorgeous details on the invitation card?

Isha Ambani — the only daughter of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani — and Anand Piramal’s pre-wedding celebrations are taking place in Udaipur (with a rumoured performance by US singer Beyoncé on Sunday), while the actual wedding ceremony is slated for December 12 in Mumbai, at the family’s luxurious 27-story, 570-foot-tall, 400,000-square-foot home, Antilia. After Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas and Deepika ...

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Khaleda files writ petitions against nomination rejection by Election Commission

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed three separate writ petitions with the High Court seeking acceptance of her nomination papers. Barrister Nowshad Jamir, on behalf of Khaleda Zia, filed the petitions seeking High Court directive on the EC to accept her nomination papers so that she (Khaleda) can contest the polls from Bogura-6, Bogura 7 and Feni-1. The Election Commission ...

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Windies tumble at 195/9, Mashrafe, Mustafiz bag 3-wkt each

Dhaka, Dec 9 : The visiting West Indies tumbled at 195 for nine wickets in the first innings of three-match One-day International series against Bangladesh on Sunday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here in Mirpur. Shai Hope was the only batsman who passed 40-runs mark for the Windies. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman bagged three wickets each for the ...

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Economic disparity increased for lack of political competition in 10 yrs: CPD

Photo: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Board of Trustees member Debapriya Bhattacharya holds a press briefing on ‘State of Bangladesh Economy and Upcoming National Elections Priorities for Electoral Debates’ at BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday, December 09, 2018. Dhaka, Dec 9 : Distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Debapriya Bhattacharya on Sunday said economic ...

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No family feud in the name of realising rights: PM to women

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a programme marking the Begum Rokeya Day on Sunday at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). Dhaka, Dec 9 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the country’s women not to create problems in their families while trying to realise their rights as everyone has the responsibility to the family. “Your [women] rights ...

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19 monks killed in Algeria’s war beatified

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algeria’s civil war – the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. Most of them were French – seven were Trappist monks, and one a bishop.   The event took place amid tight security in the city of Oran west of the capital Algiers.   In a message, Pope Francis said ...

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11 killed in road mishap in India

At least 11 persons, including seven women and two minors, were killed and three others injured in a road mishap in India’s southwestern state of Maharashtra, local media reported Sunday. The accident happened in the state’s Chandrapur district when a truck rammed into a van carrying the victims late on Saturday night.   The ill-fated van was carrying 15 passengers ...

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