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Waqeel turns film actor

Popular musician Waqeel Ahad is going to launch himself as a film actor with director Fakhrul Arefeen Khan’s Bhuban Majhi. The film revolves around a reclusive baul singer and one journalist’s attempt to find him and bring him into public notice. Noted Indian-Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee plays the baul while Waqeel plays the journalist in the film. Nawshaba plays its ...

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Run barefoot to boost your memory

Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory which refers to our ability to recall and process information, according to a study. Working memory is used throughout our lifespan. By improving it, we may be able to realise gains in key areas, from school to work to retirement. “Working memory is increasingly recognised as a crucial ...

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Eat fruits, veggies to lower breast cancer risk

Women who consume a higher quantity of apples, bananas as well as green vegetables during their teenage years can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer in adulthood, suggests a new study. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of fibre, vitamins, and other biologically active substances that can favourably affect the pathogenesis of breast cancer through several biological mechanisms. ...

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Diet to keep you cool during summer

Intake of enough water, seasonal fruits and fluids is the best, cheapest and easiest way to keep glowing skin and gorgeous looking hair during summer. Butn there are a host of other remedies as well to keep you cool-in looks and in spirits! Drinking enough water is very important for the skin and hair. In fact, the major constituent of ...

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Kids who walk early likely to have stronger bones

Kids, especially boys, who start walking, running and jumping early at 18 months of age are more likely to have stronger bones later in adulthood, a study has found. These movements in toddlers place a stress on the bones, causing them to become wider and thicker, thereby making them stronger than those in children who may not be moving as ...

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Sixth sense protects you while driving, except when texting

A sixth sense steadies drivers’ hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally upset, except when they are engaged in texting on their mobile phones, a study says. In the study, 59 volunteers were asked to drive the same path of a highway four times under-‘normal conditions’ of being focused on driving; while distracted ...

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Visit 12 countries for less than Tk 50,000

Travelling abroad is not as expensive as it used to be. Thanks to budget airlines and economy hotels, travelling within your limits, is now possible for as less as Tk 50,000, reports UNB. For less than Tk 50,000, you can visit twelve countries back and forth. They are: Egypt – If you can book 5-6 months in advance, then your ...

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Tarapur Tea Estate recovered in Sylhet

The Sylhet district administration Sunday recovered a tea estate, which is an endowment property, and handed it over to its Shebait or caretaker following a Supreme Court order. Meer Mahbubur Rahman, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Sylhet Sadar Upazila, handed over Tarapur Tea Estate to Shebait Pankoj Kumar Gupta. The tea estate had been under the possession of Abdul Hai, ...

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Beza meets firms keen on operating Sylhet economic zone

Eleven firms have expressed their intention to operate the 352-acre Srihatta Economic Zone in Moulvibazar that is being developed by Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza). Beza officials sat with the interested firms from both home and abroad for a pre-bidding meeting yesterday and expect to award the operating licence after completing the bidding process by December. The economic zone will ...

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Sylhet people suffer From power shortage

The people of Thirteen upazilas in Sylhet  district are facing severe power shortage due to negligence of the authorities. According to local sources, about 295,000 consumers deprived of the benefits of electricity as the power lines remain damaged maximum times of the year. At night, the Sylhet area became the state of fear as there is no electricity around the ...

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