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Fast food ads putting your kids’ health at risk

What your children see on television can have a great influence on what they eat. A new research has revealed that the more frequently children watch TV channels that show ads for kids’ fast food meals, the more often their families eat at those fast food restaurants. Researchers found that the more children watched television channels that aired ads for ...

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Preserving Indian Classical Music in Bangladesh and the UK: Analysis

By Piya Mayenin Classical music, Indian and Western have been preserved from about the 15th and 16th century respectively which demonstrates the timeless appeal of classical music as opposed to ‘quick fix’ pop music. One could use the analogy of a gourmet meal being the former and fast food, the latter that simply doesn’t last long. The world of Indian ...

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PLAIN TRUTH

                      Hajj: A Lifetime Spiritual Journey   <<Dr. Mozammel Haque>>   ISLAM IS A PRACTICAL RELIGION which lays down a complete code of life. It makes various provisions for creating peace and harmony in the lives of mankind as well as in the universe. Peace and harmony can be achieved only when there is solidarity and universal brotherhood among human ...

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The many tales of our diplomats abroad

By Syed Badrul Ahsan :: It is time to sit back and reflect on Bangladesh’s diplomacy and the men and women sent abroad to articulate such diplomacy. The degree to which our ambassadors and high commissioners have since the early 1970s been able to speak forcefully and persuasively for the country abroad calls for a serious and purposeful rethink. The ...

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A walkover for the colleagues

By Shibabrata Barman ::  A quick bail prematurely ending an earlier remand order and the release of a journalist may settle the dust for now. But there is an element of grave concern the Probir Sikdar whirlwind has brought to our attention and we should not overlook it. The legal procedures followed in the ICT lawsuit against this journalist might ...

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PLAIN TRUTH : Gaza Strip: An Open Prison

Dr. Mozammel Haque This July marks the first anniversary of the Israeli attack on Gaza named, Operation Protective Edge. We are also remembering the attack on London’s transport system on 7 July 10 years ago and, also the Srebrenica Genocide, 20 years ago. Since Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014, two parliamentary delegations visited Palestine; discussions and debates took place ...

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Seventy years of unfinished business

By A. Rahman Two dates – August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 – will remain firmly etched in the minds of humanity as the example of the world’s worst man-made disaster and cruelty. People will recoil, as long as human civilisation lasts, at how the evil nature of human beings can cause such enormous death, destruction, and sufferings — ...

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Justice is suffering while beheading and rendition Resumes in Saudi

By Fatema Miah On the 28th of July 2015, Saudi beheading news published on the front page with a full picture. In the picture it shows a scene of the beheading individual is blind folded forced down on his knees among few other people, including uniformed police officers, another official and the be-header dressed up in traditional white Arab long ...

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Criminals should be brought to face justice.

By Fatema Miah, Solihull UK. On the 8th of July a 13/14 year old boy known as Razon was murdered in a village called Kumar Gao of Sylhet district near Jalabad Police Station.  The victim’s full name mentioned to be Samiul Alam Razon, son of Azizur Rahman of Khando Gao in Shador sub-district of Greater Sylhet District in Bangladesh. It ...

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The glory and the agony

By Syed Badrul Ahsan Sometime at the end of July 1975, Tajuddin Ahmad came by ominous news. Elements in the army were busy conspiring to remove the government of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Worse, they planned to assassinate the Father of the Nation. Tajuddin, at that point outside government, having resigned in October of the previous year, rushed to Bangabandhu’s ...

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