Weekly Bangla Mirror | http://banglamirrornews.com Bangla Mirror, Bangladeshi news in UK, bangla mirror news Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:30:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://banglamirrornews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-logo-32x32.png Weekly Bangla Mirror | http://banglamirrornews.com 32 32 British-Bangladeshi physician doctor of the year in UK http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/british-bangladeshi-physician-doctor-of-the-year-in-uk/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:30:11 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90316 London Office : Dr Farzana Hussain, a general physician (GP) partner at the Project Surgery in Newham, is one of 12 National Health Service (NHS) workers photographed by Rankin, who has previously taken portraits of the Rolling Stones and the Queen. It is a proud moment for Bangladesh as a Bangladesh-origin doctor has received this ...

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London Office : Dr Farzana Hussain, a general physician (GP) partner at the Project Surgery in Newham, is one of 12 National Health Service (NHS) workers photographed by Rankin, who has previously taken portraits of the Rolling Stones and the Queen.
It is a proud moment for Bangladesh as a Bangladesh-origin doctor has received this great honour by virtue of her hard work, diligence and efficiency in the health department of the United Kingdom. Dr Farzana Hussain has also grabbed the echelon of doctor of the year in UK.
The participants, who include a COVID-19 critical care nurse, a paramedic and a pharmacist, have all played a vital role in managing the response to the crisis and supporting people impacted by the disease.
All staff were photographed without their personal protective equipment (PPE) to reveal the people they are behind the mask.The series of portraits will be showcased across the country at bus stops, roadside billboards and high-profile locations across the country.
Dr Hussain said: ‘It’s difficult to put into words how privileged I feel to be able to go to work every day and make a difference to people’s lives and to help battle this global pandemic.
‘Now more than ever, it’s important that we see the humanity that makes up our GP practices, community services and hospitals. Every member of staff has their own story, fears and hopes for the future. I think Rankin’s photography brings this out really well.’
The NHS workers have also shared their own personal stories from the frontline, providing a unique insight into the lives of the people working through the pandemic.Rankin said he was moved by the ‘incredible efforts’ of people across the NHS and wanted to document workers’ role in fighting the disease.
He said: ‘Taking a portrait is a unique and intimate experience, even with social distancing in place. Everyone had their own inspiring story which to them was just doing their job. I hope these images portray the resilience and courage they show every day in the face of real adversity.
NHS chief executive Simon Stevens, said: ‘This has been the most challenging year in the NHS’s history, with our amazing staff providing care to almost 100,000 hospitalised COVID patients, and many more in the community.
‘Nurses, doctors, physios, pharmacists, cleaners and countless others have pulled together, bolstered by thousands of former NHS staff who came back to help, alongside a new generation of students who stepped up.
As we approach the NHS’s anniversary, these striking portraits pay tribute to all NHS staff and their extraordinary dedication.’Expatriate Bangladeshis in many foreign countries including the United Kingdom have so far secured glaring achievements which have glorified Bangladesh on the global stage.

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Bogura-1, Jashore-6 by-election on July 14 http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/bogura-1-jashore-6-by-election-on-july-14/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:16:17 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90313 Election Commission has decided to hold Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 by-election on July 14. Earlier on March 21, the commission decided to postpone the election to Chittagong City Corporation, along with the by-polls to Bogra-1 and Jessore-6 constituencies due to the corona outbreak. The city corporation and the by-polls of the constituencies were scheduled for March ...

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Election Commission has decided to hold Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 by-election on July 14.

Earlier on March 21, the commission decided to postpone the election to Chittagong City Corporation, along with the by-polls to Bogra-1 and Jessore-6 constituencies due to the corona outbreak.
The city corporation and the by-polls of the constituencies were scheduled for March 29.

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Improve your immunity with some ‘yoga’ this monsoon http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/improve-your-immunity-with-some-yoga-this-monsoon/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 12:09:39 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90310 Keeping the current situation in mind, the novel Coronavirus has taken everyone under its sway. With no medication till date, doctors have been giving immunity boosters and multivitamins to the patients or people getting affected with it. At present, India has over 5 lakhs cases which are increasing day by day. With the commencement of ...

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Keeping the current situation in mind, the novel Coronavirus has taken everyone under its sway. With no medication till date, doctors have been giving immunity boosters and multivitamins to the patients or people getting affected with it. At present, India has over 5 lakhs cases which are increasing day by day. With the commencement of the monsoon season, the risk of getting infections has also increased.

However, we have a perfect solution to boost up your immunity level even in this monsoon season. Yoga is the perfect way to keep your immunity levels high. Recently, internationally acclaimed yoga master and spiritual guru Grand Master Akshar, who has trained renowned faces including Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar among many others has shared insights on how to build up your immunity. He shared some of the yogic postures that can help you to enjoy monsoon with power packed immunity levels.

Mandukasana

Start in Vajrasana. Make a fist with the thumb tucked well inside your four fingers. Place your fists on either sides of your navel. Exhale and pull your abdomen inside. Then, slowly bend forward and start pressing the navel with your fists. Your back is straight, keep looking forward in your bend position. Inhale and lift up and relax.

Matsyasana – Fish Pose

Lie down on your back. Use your elbows & forearms to push against the ground and lift up your head and shoulders up. Alternatively, you can reverse your palms and push to lift your head and chest up. Place the top of your head or crown of the head on the floor. Straighten your legs out or bend your knees as per your comfort. Allow your arms to rest beside your body.

Halasana – Plough Pose

Lie down on your back with your arms on the floor beside you. You can either fold both legs placing the feet close to the pelvis or lift up both legs straight to a 90-degree angle. Support your back with your palms, lift your legs to drop your toes behind you. Your middle and lower back is off the floor. Only then will you be able to touch your toes to the floor behind. If you are comfortable with the balance, you can interlace your fingers and place your palms on the floor, elbows straight.

Paschimottanasana

 

Begin with Dandasana. Ensure that your knees are slightly bent while your legs are stretched out forward. Extend your arms upward and keep your spine erect. Exhale and empty your stomach of air. With the exhale, bend forward at the hip and place your upper body on your lower body. Lower your arms and grip your big toes with your fingers. Try to touch your knees with your nose

Pranayama

Anulom Vilom – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Method

Sit in a comfortable position of Sukhasana, Ardha Padmasana, Vajrasana or Poorna Padmasana. Keep your back straight, shoulders relaxed and close your eyes to focus on your breath. Place your palms on your knees facing upward (in Prapthi Mudra).

Technique

Gently close your right nostril with your thumb, inhale into your left nostril and close it, letting the breath out through the right nostril. Then inhale through your right, closing it to exhale only through your left. This makes one cycle.

Use protective gear when you step outside to avoid getting caught in the heavy downpours. Temperature fluctuations, pollution, and water contamination are some of the causes of infections and other monsoon-related diseases. Avoid eating out, and choose light, fresh home-cooked meals that are easy on the stomach.

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Dataful receives Amazon activate grant http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/dataful-receives-amazon-activate-grant/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:53:53 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90307 Bangladeshi startup Dataful has received an amount of an 5,000USD as grant from Amazon  at the Startup Istanbul Acceleration Progamme . This grant will be used to develop infrastructures of Dataful, said a press release on Saturday. Amazon also provides this grant through application. In that case, the amount of the financial grant is worth ...

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Bangladeshi startup Dataful has received an amount of an 5,000USD as grant from Amazon  at the Startup Istanbul Acceleration Progamme .

This grant will be used to develop infrastructures of Dataful, said a press release on Saturday.

Amazon also provides this grant through application. In that case, the amount of the financial grant is worth 1,000USD in a year.

Entrepreneurs who have not received any institutional grant can apply for the grant.

Bangladeshi startup Dataful was selected for the final acceleration programme at the Startup Istanbul.

Fifty-four startups participated in the event that started from June 24. An expert jury board from Europe, America and the Middle East selected nine startups as finalists.

Dataful was selected as the second top startup at Startup Istanbul and it also attended the final competition.

A total of 160,916 applications from 166 countries were dropped for the competition, where Dataful from Bangladesh was selected among top100 startups.

Earlier in February, ‘Dataful’ offered training on data journalism for journalists and students of journalism in Dhaka.

Dataful plans to develop web and mobile apps based on open data that will ease people’s difficulty in accessing information about services for all sectors.

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4 killed, including 1 soldier, 4 wounded in Philippine shooting http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/4-killed-including-1-soldier-4-wounded-in-philippine-shooting/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:31:58 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90304 A soldier, two militiamen and a civilian were killed in a shooting in Basilan, an island province in the southern Philippines, on Friday evening, a military spokesman said on Saturday. Army Major Arvin Encinas of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said four others were also wounded in the shooting that happened around 9:30 p.m. local ...

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A soldier, two militiamen and a civilian were killed in a shooting in Basilan, an island province in the southern Philippines, on Friday evening, a military spokesman said on Saturday.

Army Major Arvin Encinas of the military’s Western Mindanao Command said four others were also wounded in the shooting that happened around 9:30 p.m. local time on Friday in a remote village near Tipo-Tipo town.
Encinas said the victims, including First Class Mark Anthony Monte, were “fired upon by an undetermined number of perpetrators.”

In a separate report, the Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB) said the shooting broke out some 120 meters from a military detachment. It said the attackers were village watchmen led by a certain Karim Manisan. The suspects fled after the incident, it added.

“Per initial investigation conducted by the troops in the area, the motive which led to the shooting incident is a personal grudge between Monte and Manisan,” the JTFB said.

The JTFB said two more militiamen and two civilians were wounded in the incident.

Police and military forces are now hunting down Manisan and those involved in the fatal shooting.

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14 feared dead at flooded nursing home in Japan: governor http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/14-feared-dead-at-flooded-nursing-home-in-japan-governor/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:29:39 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90301 Fourteen people were feared dead after a nursing home was flooded in western Japan on Saturday as record heavy rain hit the region, a local governor said. The victims were found “in cardio-respiratory arrest” at the facility for elderly people that was inundated after a nearby river broke its banks, governor Ikuo Kabashima from the ...

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Fourteen people were feared dead after a nursing home was flooded in western Japan on Saturday as record heavy rain hit the region, a local governor said.

The victims were found “in cardio-respiratory arrest” at the facility for elderly people that was inundated after a nearby river broke its banks, governor Ikuo Kabashima from the western region of Kumamoto told reporters.
Authorities in Japan use that term before a doctor officially certifies death.

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Safely reopening schools is among UNICEF priorities: Fatima http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/safely-reopening-schools-is-among-unicef-priorities-fatima/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:25:34 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90298 UNICEF executive board president and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Rabab Fatima has said safely reopening schools with scaling up digital solutions and connectivity as well as maintaining routine immunizations for children amid COVID-19 pandemic are currently among priorities of UNICEF. “UNICEF must be supported in its effort to assist our Governments to build back ...

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UNICEF executive board president and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Rabab Fatima has said safely reopening schools with scaling up digital solutions and connectivity as well as maintaining routine immunizations for children amid COVID-19 pandemic are currently among priorities of UNICEF.

“UNICEF must be supported in its effort to assist our Governments to build back better for a more equitable, inclusive and greener society with a focus on innovation, efficiency and value for money,” said Fatima.

UNICEF priorities also include providing clean water and sanitation, better mental health support and psychosocial programming for children, Ambassador Fatima, who was unanimously elected as the President of the UNICEF’s EB, made the remark while addressing the closing segment of the four-day Annual Session of the Board in New York on Thursday which ended with unanimous adoption of six decisions providing UNICEF with important strategic guidance and support for carrying forward its critical work across the world.

Underscoring the importance of supporting the countries in their SDGs implementation endeavours, Ambassador Fatima reflected that continued financial support is critical for the UNICEF to carry out its mandate of saving children globally.

She also acknowledged the efforts by UNICEF to reach women, girls, and boys in crisis-affected countries with gender-based violence services, and the importance of the longer term funding requirements for UNICEF to facilitate the linking of humanitarian and development programming.

Highlighting the multidimensional challenges facing the Children and their families due to COVID-19, Ambassador Fatima appreciated UNICEF’s efforts to help the Governments to strengthen and expand their social protection coverage.

She further encouraged UNICEF to complement and support the work of national governments through a consultative process and effective interagency collaboration.

The closing session was addressed, among others, Chairperson of the UNICEF Global Staff Association Noma Owens-Ibie and UNICEF Executive Director Ms. Henrietta H. Fore.

A video highlighting the work of five winning teams of the UNICEF Staff Teams Awards for 2019 was featured in the event.

Ms. Fore, in her remarks, described the UNICEF staffs as the backbone of the organization and mentioned that an effective interagency collaboration is key to support communities, children, and young people to tackle COVID-19 crisis across the globe.

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Mashrafe again tests positive for Covid-19 http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/mashrafe-again-tests-positive-for-covid-19/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:21:33 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90295 Iconic cricketer and Narail-2 lawmaker Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time on Saturday. Earlier on June 20, he was tested positive for the first time. Today, after 14 days of his infection, he again got the positive result in sample test. The former Bangladesh ODI captain is taking treatment ...

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Iconic cricketer and Narail-2 lawmaker Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time on Saturday.

Earlier on June 20, he was tested positive for the first time. Today, after 14 days of his infection, he again got the positive result in sample test.
The former Bangladesh ODI captain is taking treatment by staying at home.

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : More 29 die, 3,288 test positive, 2,673 recover in 24 hours http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/covid-19-in-bangladesh-more-29-die-3288-test-positive-2673-recover-in-24-hours/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:06:32 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90292 Bangladesh on Saturday recorded 29 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,997. The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 1,59,679 as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,288 new cases across the country during the same period. In the last 24 hours, 64 coronavirus ...

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Bangladesh on Saturday recorded 29 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,997.

The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 1,59,679 as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,288 new cases across the country during the same period.
In the last 24 hours, 64 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 14,727 samples, Dr Nasima added.

The infection rate for the day was recorded around 22.33 percent while the mortality rate is still hovering around 1.25 percent.

Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana came up with the disclosure at its daily health bulletin on this afternoon.

In the last 24 hours, 2,673 patients recovered from the diseases, taking the total number of recoveries in the country to 70,721. Against the total number of detected cases, the recovery rate is above 44.29 percent.

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Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan announces retirement http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/07/04/chinese-badminton-superstar-lin-dan-announces-retirement/ Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:02:49 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=90289 China’s two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan announced his retirement in a social media post on Saturday, thanking his family and fans. The announcement means that Lin, who took golds at the Beijing and London Games, will not be competing in the next Olympics in Tokyo.

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China’s two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan announced his retirement in a social media post on Saturday, thanking his family and fans.

The announcement means that Lin, who took golds at the Beijing and London Games, will not be competing in the next Olympics in Tokyo.

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