One Minute of ‘Intense’ Exercise May Equal 45 Minutes of Moderate Exercise

Thursday, 28 April 2016
        People are seen exercising in a spinning class. A new study claims short, intense exercise is as good as longer, moderate exercise.   Saying you do not have time to exercise may no longer be an excuse, according to one researcher.   Writing in the journal PLOS One, researchers from McMaster University in Canada say that just one minute of intense exercise “produces health benefits similar to longer, traditional endurance training.”   “This is a very... Read More...

ESCAP projects 6.8% growth for 2016

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Speakers at the launching of an outlook report on Bangladesh, organised by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in Agargaon of the capital on April 28, 2016. The UN body has projected 6.8 percent growth for Bangladesh in 2016. Photo: Porimol Palma   In contrary to the government’s growth expectation of beyond 7 percent for 2016, a United Nations body today said it would not exceed 6.8 percent. UN’s Economic and Social... Read More...

Brazil: Zika-linked Microcephaly Cases Stable at 4,908

Wednesday, 27 April 2016
          The Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae are photographed at a laboratory of the Ministry of Health of El Salvador in San Salvador, Feb. 7, 2016.   The number of confirmed and suspected cases of microcephaly in Brazil associated with the Zika virus remained stable at 4,908 in the week through April 23, just one case more than a week earlier, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.   Of these, the number of confirmed cases climbed to 1,198 from 1,168 a week earlier,... Read More...

PM warns against recurrence of killings

Wednesday, 27 April 2016
        Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strongly denounced the recent killings and said she does not want such incidents to happen anymore in the country.   Strongly denouncing the recent killings, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she does not want such incidents to happen anymore in the country. "Law enforcement agencies have been working to this end …I hope they’ll be able to hunt down the criminals after investigations," she said. Sheikh Hasina... Read More...

European Space Agency Moving Forward With ‘Moon Village'

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
The European Space Agency is going ahead with plans to build a "moon village" seen above in an artist's sketch. (ESA)   With a permanently occupied space station orbiting the earth, the next step is a permanently occupied lunar station on the moon. The European Space Agency is moving ahead with plans to set up a moon base.   The “moon village” is expected to be a collaborative effort between the ESA and other countries with space programs.   According to... Read More...


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attorney-judge-oks-settlement-to-estate-of-inmate-who-died        An attorney says a judge has approved a $1.55 million settlement from Muskegon County to the estate of an inmate who died. Dahnontae...
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bus-service-returns-to-belle-isle-with-stop-near-attractions        Detroit has resumed bus service to Belle Isle in a move that allows riders to visit the island park without paying the usual cost of...


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ru-professor-killing-teachers-observe-1-hr-work-abstention   Teachers of Rajshahi University observed a one-hour work abstention today demanding punishment to the killers of Prof AFM Rezaul Karim...
Written on 28/04/2016, 04:59 by Md. Rizwanur Rahman
fakhrul-flown-to-bangkok-for-treatment                  BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been flown to Bangkok for treatment. A Biman Bangladesh flight,...
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Williamson confirmed as New Zealand Test captain

Williamson confirmed as New Zealand Test captain

        New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson plays a shot during the World T20...

Australia may tour Bangladesh next year

Australia may tour Bangladesh next year

  Bangladesh cricketers congratulate teammate Mustafizur Rahman (2nd R) after the dismissal of...

Muktar's perfect finishing touch

Muktar's perfect finishing touch

        With five runs required off the last ball, Sheikh Jamal’s Muktar Ali smashed...

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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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