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Flood tightens grip on several districts of Bangladesh

NewsWorld365 - July 27, 2015
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Five more people, including three women and a kid, were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Cox’s Bazar town early yesterday, barely a month after five died in landslides in the district. Some three lakh people have been marooned by flood water following the rise in water of the Matamuhuri. People took shelter on roads and highways as many houses were damaged in Chakaria, Pekua and Ramu upazilas. In Bandarban, the overall flood situation remained unchanged yesterday. The flash flood has left some 40,000 people without shelter. The road links between the district and other parts of […]

Gas will never be given for domestic uses: Muhith

NewsWorld365 - November 7, 2014
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Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has said new gas connections will not be given to domestic users any more. “You will not receive the supply of gas at every household. Gas will not be supplied for domestic uses any more. Gas is a very precious resource. Steps have been taken to limit the use of this precious resource for domestic uses,” he said while speaking as the chief guest at an opinion-sharing meeting with public representatives and government officials at Bahubal upazila conference room in Habiganj on Friday morning. Muhith said also said no new gas connections have been […]

Tax return submission deadline extended

NewsWorld365 - September 29, 2014
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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has extended the deadline for submission of income tax returns for the current fiscal year by individual taxpayers by a month till November 2, 2014. The NBR in a press release on Monday said that various professional and business bodies had requested the Board to extend the deadline as taxpayers are finding it hard to collect necessary papers and completing formalities for submitting the returns following the closure of various offices and institutions due to the ensuing holy hajj, Eid-ul-Azha and Durga Puja. “Under the circumstances, the deadline for the submission of income tax […]

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

NewsWorld365 - August 20, 2014
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A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records at a ceremony Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days. The world’s oldest living person is also Japanese: Misao Okawa, a 116-year-old woman from Osaka. Momoi was born Feb. 5, 1903, in Fukushima prefecture, where he became a teacher. He moved to the city of Saitama, north of Tokyo, after World War II and served as a high school principal there […]

People streaming out of city

NewsWorld365 - July 26, 2014
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Bus, train and ferry terminals witnessed a mad rush as people started streaming out of Dhaka on Friday defying all hassles of journey to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones in outlying districts. With Sunday being the only working day before the three-day vacation for the biggest festival for Muslims begins on Monday, many home goers left the city on Thursday afternoon. Passengers swarmed all three major bus terminals, Sadarghat ferry terminal and different railway stations for tickets and a place on the transports. According to transport operators, around 75 lakh people – almost half of the total […]

Ramadan extortion bonanza on footpaths

NewsWorld365 - July 21, 2014

  With the capital’s makeshift footpath-stalls seeing an extra rush of customers ahead of Eid, a large number of unscrupulous people and law enforcers are set to bag at least Tk670 crore by “selling” pavement space and extorting hawkers during the single month of Ramadan. In what becomes the biggest haul of the year for them, the gangs earn up to 4.4 times more compared to what they bag during a regular month. While the city’s rich and the elite head to luxurious shopping malls to buy high-end products, most of the lower-middle income Dhaka residents have to rely on […]

World’s oldest man died at 111

NewsWorld365 - June 9, 2014
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Alexander Imich, a 111-year-old Polish immigrant and Soviet gulag survivor who was recently certified as the world’s oldest man, died on Sunday in New York City, multiple reports say. Imich was pronounced the world’s oldest living man in April by the Gerontology Research Group after the previous record-holder, Arturo Licata, died just days before his 112th birthday. “Not like it’s the Nobel Prize,” Imich told the New York Times then. “I never thought I’d be that old.” How did he do it? “I don’t know, I simply didn’t die earlier,” Imich joked last month in an interview with NBC. “I have no idea how […]

Pakistan woman stoned to death by family for marrying man she loved

NewsWorld365 - May 28, 2014
Mohammad Iqbal sits next to his wife Farzana's body, who was killed by family members, in an ambulance outside of a morgue in Lahore

  A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan’s top courts on Tuesday in a so-called “honor” killing for marrying the man she loved, police said. Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks, said Umer Cheema, a senior police officer. Her father, two brothers and former fiance were among the attackers, he said. Iqbal suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital, police said. All the suspects except her father escaped. […]

22 things you should never do again after 50

NewsWorld365 - May 19, 2014

Author Jacquelyn Mitchard considers her limits after a half-century of experiences There is just about nothing I could do when I was 16 that I cannot do now … except hang-up calls and the splits. I can’t explain to my children the sheer innocent malice of hang-up calls, a simple pleasure robbed from them by caller ID. Certain physical activities (such as doing splits) are best avoided after age 50. — Getty Images But I digress. There are things I did at 16 so excruciating in retrospect that simply thinking about them in that shadow hour before dawn causes me to make the […]

Sugar is the culprit behind heart diseases

NewsWorld365 - May 18, 2014
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Researchers have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain. Research Fellow with Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Professor Jim Mann and colleagues have conducted a review and meta-analysis of all international studies that compared the effects of higher versus lower added sugar consumption on blood pressure and lipids (blood fats or cholesterol) – both of which are important cardiovascular risk-factors. They located dietary intervention trials published in English-speaking journals between 1965 and 2013, comparing diets where the […]

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