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Gas, continuous electricity supply to Sylhet BSCIC demanded

Industrialists of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) in Sylhet yesterday demanded continuous electricity supply to their factories and gas connection to new factories. The demands came at a press conference organised by BSCIC Shilpa Malik Samity at BSCIC in Gotatikor area of the city. Speakers said there were 62 factories in the area which produce products worth Tk ...

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UP polls fever grips Dakhsin Surma

Election campaign  in Seven unions of Dakshin Surma Upazila in Sylhet  has got momentum ahead of the election scheduled to be held on May 7 this year.The candidates and their near and dear ones have been moving door to door of the voters to cast their votes favouring their own candidates. During a visit to Dakhsin Surma upazila, this correspondent ...

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SUST teachers observe work abstention protesting RU teacher killing

Amid widespread protest against the killing of Rajshahi University(RU) teacher Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, teachers’ of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology(SUST) observed work abstention on campus on Monday demanding immediate arrest of the killers and bringing them to justice. Shahjalal University Teachers Association (SUTA) hosted the program, continuing from 10:00am to 1:00pm, in association with Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ ...

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Historic May Day observed in Sylhet

The historic May Day was observed in the Sylhet city and other adjoining areas Sunday like other parts of the country and the world as well with a fresh vow to uphold the rights of working people with maintaining harmony between labours and owners. Various political parties, trade unions, labour and socio-cultural organisations had chalked out elaborate program including hoisting ...

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Eat dark chocolate to curb diabetes, heart disease risk!

Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the recommendation of doctors to indulge a little as researchers have found that a dark chocolate bar daily could reduces the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases. For the study, the researchers analysed data of 1,153 people aged 18-69 years old who were part of the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk ...

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Depressed elderly people are at dementia risk

Elderly people who experience steadily increasing depressive symptoms are more likely to suffer from dementia, finds a study. The findings may also indicate the early stages of dementia-a group of conditions characterised by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgment. Older adults whose symptoms of depression increased over time showed an increased risk of ...

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Why some people are prone to drinking

A team of Finnish scientists has decoded changes in the brain that make people prone to excessive drinking-a discovery that can lead to new drug therapies to treat alcoholism. The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of hormonal and neurotransmitter changes compared to non-alcoholics. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics but some are exclusive to the ...

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Online bullying instigates kids’ aggression

Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. These teenagers were twice as likely to show aggressive behaviours themselves like verbal hostility, physical fighting and damaging property. Teenagers who were victims of both face-to-face and ...

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Yoga reduces impact of asthma

If you are suffering from asthma, practising yoga may offer some relief from the chronic disease and improve your quality of life, suggests new research. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. “Our findings suggest that yoga exercise may lead ...

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Scientists unlock how breast cancer cells spread

A team of researchers — including an Indian-origin scientist — has found that breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body by sliding around other cells, blocking their escape route out of the original tumour. Metastasis — the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another — is the leading cause of death among ...

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