Aerobic Exercise Improves Mild Cognitive Impairment

Friday, 02 December 2016
Patients with Alzheimer's and dementia are seen during a therapy session.   Adults with the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease might be able to ward off or slow down its progression through aerobic exercise. Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to diagnose in the early stages. It begins with mild cognitive impairment – forgetting names and telephone numbers, for example. Of course, many older people who won’t get Alzheimer’s also forget things. But a new study... Read More...

PM's briefing on Hungary visit tomorrow

Friday, 02 December 2016
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a press conference tomorrow to brief the media about the outcomes of her recent Hungary tour. The press conference will be held at her official residence Gano Bhaban at 4:00pm, says a press release signed by PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited Budapest on a four-day tour on November 27-30 at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr Janos Ader. Bangladesh and Hungary... Read More...

UNICEF: More Funds Needed to Fight Teen HIV

Thursday, 01 December 2016
Young people play an “HIV knowledge” board game at an event to promote sexual and reproductive health among adolescents supported by the China Center for Health Education and UNICEF China.   The U.N. Children’s Fund predicts a 60 percent rise in the number of HIV-positive adolescents by 2030, unless there’s an increase in funding to fight it. According to a new UNICEF report, the authors estimate the number of new infections could grow from a quarter million in 2015... Read More...

Facebook Users Now Can Play Pac-Man on Messenger App

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
This mobile phone shows the Facebook Messenger app icon. Users of the app can now play games with it.   For users hooked on Facebook's Messenger app, it's game on. The social network on Tuesday rolled out a feature that allows users to play hugely popular games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. It's the company's latest attempt to get users to spend more time on its messaging app. The new feature, initially rolled out in 30 countries with 17 games, will be available on... Read More...

UNESCO recognises Mangal Shobhajatra as cultural heritage

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  Unesco today recognised Mangal Shobhajatra, Bangla New Year procession, as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Mangal Shobhajatra has been inscribed in Unesco's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 11th session of the Inter-governmental Committee on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The committee in its decision noted that Mangal Shobhajatra, organised by teachers and students of Dhaka... Read More...


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Written on 01/12/2016, 08:39 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
michigan-senate-delays-vote-on-teacher-pension-plan   A plan to close the state’s teacher pension system to new hires and instead offer them 401(k)-style retirement plans met resistance Wednesday in the...
Written on 30/11/2016, 09:11 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
gop-explores-medicare-reforms-affecting-1-9m-in-mich  House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks at his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday.   Republicans’ promise to swiftly...


Written on 02/12/2016, 07:41 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
hrw-urges-bangladesh-mps-to-stop-draft-of-child-marriage-act   The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the parliamentarians of Bangladesh to stand against and scrap a new draft law that puts girls at greater risk...
Written on 02/12/2016, 07:39 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
govt-tries-to-erase-zia-s-name-fakhrul Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.   BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said that the countrymen will not accept the government’s move...
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Barcelona v Real Madrid: Fans' view

Barcelona v Real Madrid: Fans' view

Revellers disguised as Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi (L) of Spain's Barcelona and...

Football mourns Brazilian players killed in air crash, lack of fuel suspected

Football mourns Brazilian players killed in air crash, lack of fuel suspected

Rescue crew work at the wreckage from a plane that crashed into Colombian jungle with Brazilian...

Jupiter, Sanwar get provisional bans

Jupiter, Sanwar get provisional bans

  The Bangladesh Premier League's (BPL's) governing council has decided to provisionally...

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United States

Thumbnail President-elect Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a "USA Thank You" tour event, Dec. 1, 2016.   Over the course of the 2016 U.S. campaign season, Donald Trump rallies became...


South Korea Postpones Impeachment Vote
Friday, 02 December 2016
Thumbnail South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits the scene of a fire at a traditional market in Daegu, South Korea, Dec. 1, 2016.   South Korea's National Assembly announced Friday the vote to impeach...

Hefazat-e-Islam refuses to meet Shahbagh youths delegation

Hefazat-e-Islam, a radical Islamist organisation based in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong, on Wednesday refused to hold a meeting with Shahbagh demonstrators.

“There is no question of holding a dialogue with the protesters whom we will not allow to enter Chittagong,” said Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of the Islamist group.

Meanwhile, the law enforcers in Feni on Wednesday requested Imran H Sarker, convener of the Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha, to return to Dhaka to avert any possible untoward incident during his Chittagong visit.

Imran along with his team was heading towards Chittagong to hold a meeting with Ahmed Shafi, chief of the Hefazat-e-Islam.

The team was in Feni when this report was filed.

However, Imran, also a key organiser of Shahbagh Gonojagoron Mancha, is yet to take any decision whether they will go to Chittagong, said Bappaditya Basu, president of Bangladesh Chhatra Moitree.

On Tuesday, the protesters of Gonojagoron Mancha postponed their Wednesday’s rally in the port city amid threats from radical Islamists and imposition of Section 144 by police in Chittagong.

The Section 144 prohibits gathering of more than five people.

Meanwhile, three homemade bombs were exploded near the Gonojagoron Mancha before the Chittagong Press Club around 8:25pm Tuesday, sending a wave of panic in the area.

Many people were seen running for shelter at the time in the area.

Police detained one person from the spot for his alleged link with the blasts.



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