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Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi: Know date, history, importance

Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad is the day when Muslims across the world observe the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. It is believed that the Prophet was born in Mecca on the twelfth day of Rabee-ul-Awwal — the third month of the Islamic lunar calendar, to Abdullah and Bibi Amina. The day is also observed as the death anniversary of the Prophet, reports ...

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Can you tell apart common cold from flu?

As the seasons change, a host of diseases try to take control over your body by invading the immune system. Among them is the common cold, the one which brings about nasty symptoms like incessant sneezing, runny nose, mild headache and general irritation. But how do you know if that innocuous common cold — which you thought could be treated ...

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Chinese medicinal material price index down 0.02 pct

The Kangmei Chinese medicinal material price index, a barometer of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) material market, dropped 0.02 percent to 1,229.33 points on Wednesday. Covering more than 500 TCM materials including herbs and minerals from six major markets nationwide, the closely-watched index reflects the overall price trend in the country’s TCM material market. It is released daily by Kangmei ...

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Few foods that can help you fight air pollution

Many states in North India are enveloped in severe air pollution accompanied by smog putting people at additional risk of serious health issues. The pollution is even getting worse. In this severe air pollution, it becomes particularly important to eat healthy foods so that your body is nourished and it has the energy to support your healthy breathing and other ...

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How to deal with heavy earrings this wedding season?

The wedding season is right here. Everyone is busy searching for the perfect ensembles for them. But no outfit is complete without the right set of accessories. While these accessories look so pleasing, we all know the pain we bear to wear those accessories, especially a pair of earrings. To actually hold the weight of heavy earrings in that tiny ...

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Wish to stay fit? Here’s why core muscle strength matters

Fitness instructors point out that it is essential to keep the core muscles — the muscles around your trunk and pelvis — in better shape. Ever wondered why? When the core muscles, a complex group, is strong, the frame of the body is well-supported such that it takes away the stress from neck and shoulders, allowing the rest of the ...

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How good gut health can lead to glowing skin

It’s easy to forget that your skin is a vital functioning organ. With an average surface area of more than 21 square feet and 6 per cent to 10 per cent of your body weight, it’s actually the largest organ. Skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are typically symptoms of something else in the body, especially your ...

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Falklands banking on penguins to draw tourists

Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands’ tourism industry. Their fluffy brown chicks are nearly fearless of humans, meaning tourists at Volunteer Point, a peninsula on East Falkland Island, might get almost close enough to touch one. “We’re the furthest location ...

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Good looks, good grades: ‘Attractive’ kids do better in school

Did well in school? Being good-looking might have helped. A new study by three academic researchers found that a person whose looks are a standard deviation above the mean stayed in school 0.4 years longer than peers with looks deemed to be more average. Reading and arithmetic scores also tended to be higher for those with “better” looks. Researchers controlled ...

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Bhawaiya Fest held on folk maestro Abbasuddin’s 118th birth anniversary

Dhaka, Oct 27 : The 10th edition of Bhawaiya Fest was held on Sunday evening at Shilpakala Academy, marking the 118th birth anniversary of Abbasuddin Ahmed, known as the ‘Bhawaiya King’. Bhawaiya Angan, a research and performance institution dedicated to nurturing Bhawaiya song, arranged the programme hosted by its Chairperson Salma Mostafiz. Guests at the event included Md Enamul Haque ...

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