Princess Diana tops list of famous dead most Brits would like to talk to

January 31, 2011

Most Britons think it is possible to communicate with the dead – and the person they would most like to talk to is Princess Diana.
Two-thirds of us believe in life after death, a third think there is a heaven and a fifth expect to be reincarnated.
These are the findings of a survey on modern attitudes towards spiritualism.
Some 58 per cent of Britons believe their dead loved ones are Read more

Morning sex improves mood, health

January 31, 2011

If you’re not a morning person, your early routine probably involves dragging yourself, crumpled and weary from the bed and stumbling towards the kettle – but according to research, having sex in the morning could really set you up for the day.
It may not be high on your list of priorities, but a little morning love-making not only boosts your mood but also strengthens your immune system, reducing your risk of catching a cold or flu and naturally improving hair, skin and Read more

Simon Cowell’s ageing fears

January 31, 2011

Simon Cowell fears he is too old to have children.
The 51-year-old music mogul – who got engaged to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy last February – admits he struggles to relate to very young kids, but would love to have youngsters of his own to play games with.
He said: “I worry about it – because of my age. When I was a youngster, my dad used to play soccer and games with me. And Read more

Djokovic shatters Murray’s dream

January 31, 2011

Novak Djokovic brushed Andy Murray aside in straight sets as Britain’s 75-year wait for a men’s singles Grand Slam title continued.
The Serb claimed his second Australian Open title with a 4-6 2-6 3-6 demolition of the British No.1, who has now lost three Grand Slam finals without winning a set in any of them – a record in Read more

Chobi Mela VI draws huge crowd

January 31, 2011

A remarkable number of viewers are watching the display of local and foreign photographers at the seven venues of the ongoing international photography festival Chobi Mela every day.
The number of visitors is increasing day by day. And on the holidays — Friday and Saturday — all the seven venues become overcrowded.
Beginning on January 21, the sixth edition of Chobi Mela featuring Read more

Lack of training for workers ‘poses risks’

January 31, 2011

Lack of training for family welfare assistants and health workers in the safe prescription of medicines, including antibiotics, for the people seeking medical treatment in community clinics poses significant risks to the patients, most of whom are poor, experts said.
Both family welfare assistants and health workers receive 21 days’ basic training when they Read more

Probe body on Jubok submits final report

January 31, 2011

The Inquiry Commission on Jubo Karmasangsthan Society (Jubok) has strongly suggested the government to establish a Permanent Commission with a post of Liquidator to refund the deposits of its clients that the controversial lender embezzled, sources said.
The Commission headed by Dr. Mohammad Farash Uddin Ahmed, former Bangladesh Bank Read more

Lakhs raise hands in prayers

January 31, 2011

Lakhs of devotees from home and abroad raised their hands in prayers seeking divine blessings as the three-day second phase of the Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest congregations of the Muslims, ended with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayers) yesterday.
The massive gathering of devotees who joined the munajat spilled over to areas around the Read more

Dhaka city’s beautification by Feb 5

January 31, 2011

The Engineering Corps of Army in association with Dhaka City Corporation will complete the repair and beautification work of the capital ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup by February 5.
Bangladesh Army, DCC and 42 construction firms are implementing the Tk 54 crore project, said Col Abu Sayed Mohammad Masud, project director of Hatirjheel development project, Read more

Stalker hacks man over protest

January 31, 2011

A stalker hacked a college teacher after he had protested at the harassment of his daughter at Nishindhara Paikpara in the Bogra district headquarters on Sunday afternoon.
The critically injured Akterul Alam, 44, a lecturer in chemistry at Nishindhara Fakir Uddin School and College, was admitted to Shahid Zia Medical College Hospital Read more

Jamal climb to third place

January 31, 2011

Mamunul Islam struck early to give Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club a 1-0 win over Feni Soccer Club in the Bangladesh League at the Kamalapur stadium on Sunday.
After the sixth round, Sheikh Jamal’s collection is now 11 points which took them to third in the league table while Feni Soccer Club are struggling at the 11th place of the 12-team Read more

Beggars to be ‘paid’ during World Cup

January 31, 2011

The mayor of Chittagong said yesterday that he would pay hundreds of beggars a daily wage to keep them off the streets during the cricket World Cup.
Manzur Alam said that about 300 disabled beggars would be given Taka 150 a day after the tournament’s opening ceremony on February 17 to compensate them for loss of Read more

Silver, bronze in taekwondo

January 31, 2011

Shahnaj Khatun won a silver medal in the 5th Commonwealth Taekwondo Championship after neck-and-neck battle against a Scottish opponent in the final of the 62-kg category in Chennai yesterday.
Shanaj went down 7-5 against Sumari Hill in the final after making way to the final with a 5-4 in the semifinal against Singapore’s Si Tang. He beat India’s Saria Singh and Sri Lanka’s Laksmi by Read more

Protest at house rent hike

January 31, 2011

Hundreds of garment workers formed a human chain in the city on Sunday, urging the government to take necessary measures to check house rent hike in Dhaka and its surroundings to ease the sufferings of low income people.
Jesmin Akhter, a garment worker residing in Murgitola, said she has to pay Tk 3,000 as rent Read more

Rights of indigenous people on forest resources underscored

January 31, 2011

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will ask the government to incorporate the rights of the indigenous people on the natural resources in the amended forest act.
“The act that got nod from the cabinet will not bring any welfare to these people,” said NHRC Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman while addressing a national conference on forest conservation at Read more

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