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Hajj costlier for Bangladeshis than other Asians

Performing Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is more expensive in Bangladesh than in other Asian countries, including India and Pakistan. While pilgrims in India and Pakistan pay around Tk 400,000 each, a Bangladeshi aspirant will have to pay Tk 6.83 lakh. The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) officials cited several reasons ...

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Flash floods kill at least 14 in Turkish quake zone

Flash floods killed at least 14 people living in tents and container housing across Turkey’s quake-hit region on Wednesday, piling more pressure on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of crunch elections. Several more people were swept away by the rushing water, which turned streets into muddy rivers in areas hit by last month’s 7.8-magnitude quake, officials said. More than 48,000 ...

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Benzema guides Madrid past Liverpool to reach Champions League quarters

Karim Benzema struck for Real Madrid to clinch a 1-0 win over Liverpool and qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday 6-2 on aggregate. After the wild last 16 first leg clash at Anfield in February left Madrid sitting pretty with a three-goal advantage, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said his side only had a one percent chance of turning ...

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Engage in nursing education, service largely: PM Sheikh Hasina to youths

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon youths to engage in nursing education and service on a large scale. “I will call on the youth folk to come forward to take nursing education and engage them in nursing service. It will not only create employment at home but also abroad,” she said. The premier said this while addressing as the chief ...

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British ministers,MPs laud PM Sheikh Hasina for championing gender equality, women empowerment

British ministers, House of Lords members, and cross-party members of the UK Parliament highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for championing women’s empowerment and gender equality. They came up with appreciation at a high-profile event titled ‘[email protected]: Empowering women and girls towards agenda 2030’, organised by Bangladesh High Commission London to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023. State Minister for Foreign ...

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Natural peptides may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, other obesity-related disorders, finds study

An innovative strategy to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related disorders including hepatic steatosis may exist thanks to a peptide (small protein) called PEPITEM, according to recent research (fatty liver). To test if PEPITEM, given through a slow-release pump, could stop or undo the effects of a high-fat diet on the pancreas, researchers employed an obese ...

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Panic subsides on Wall Street as regional bank stocks rebound

After a few days of panic over the health of the US banking system, Wall Street appeared to take a deep breath Tuesday, media reports said. Regional bank stocks rebounded Tuesday morning after being pummelled in a Monday selloff that was fuelled by a mix of contagion fears and a pile-on of short-sellers who profit when stocks lose value, CNN ...

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Are fad diets the way to go?

The fact is that most individuals wish to reduce weight as rapidly as possible, and we live in a culture where fast satisfaction and instant results are anticipated. Fad diets are diet regimens that promise significant weight loss in a short amount of time. They are increasingly popular among the younger generation, who are searching for a quick fix to ...

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Sylhet was hit by storm at the beginning of Chaitra

Chaitra is the last month of the year in Bengali calendar. It is also the second and last month of spring season. Chaitra month has started from Wednesday (March 15). And Sylhet is under the grip of the storm at the beginning of Chaitra. On Wednesday night, there was rain in different parts of Sylhet along with storm. The weather ...

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Haaland hits five to ease Man City into Champions League quarters

Erling Haaland equalled a Champions League record with a five-goal haul to ease Manchester City into the quarter-finals at RB Leipzig’s expense as a 7-0 win for the English champions secured an 8-1 aggregate victory on Tuesday. Haaland also set a new club record for goals in a season of 39 in the process as Pep Guardiola’s men reached the ...

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