Online poker site is shut down

June 30, 2011

One of the world’s largest online poker sites has been suspended.
Full Tilt Poker, an American-run site registered on the Channel Island of Alderney, has been closed down by the authorities there.
A US investigation into money laundering, illegal gambling and bank fraud was launched Read more

Lohan released from house arrest after 35 days

June 30, 2011

Lindsay Lohan was freed from house arrest Wednesday morning, ending a drama-filled 35 days
Los Angeles: Lindsay Lohan was freed from house arrest Wednesday morning, ending a drama-filled 35 days and opening the next chapter in the troubled starlet’s efforts to put her court troubles behind her.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore Read more

Shah Rukh Khan gets royal treatment from IIFA organisers

June 30, 2011

There were a lot of stars at the film award function held recently in Toronto, but actor Shah Rukh Khan was given a preferential treatment above everybody else.
While every other actor was lodged in a downtown hotel in Toronto, Khan was put up at the best suite in one of the topmost hotels there.
“He was given the best suite and there was special staff posted for him both for the awards and the Read more

Mel Gibson reaches divorce settlement

June 30, 2011

Mel Gibson has reached a divorce settlement with Robyn Moore after two years.
A lawyer for ‘The Beaver’ actor’s wife of 28 years – who started divorce proceedings in 2009, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ – appeared before a judge this morning to say they had reached a full agreement, including dividing their property.
The couple – who have six sons and one daughter together – wed in 1980 and reportedly did not have Read more

Madonna to open Malawian orphanage

June 30, 2011

Madonna plans to open an orphanage in Malawi.
The ‘Celebration’ singer – who adopted five-year-old son David from the African country in 2006, followed by six-year-old daughter Mercy in 2009 – wants to redouble her efforts to aid orphaned children by opening a new centre as well as giving financial support to current ones.
Speaking in new TV documentary Read more

Diet Drinks Make You Fat

June 30, 2011

Regularly consuming diet fizzy drinks will only make you ­fatter, new research shows.
Although they have fewer calories, the drinks fail to stop you piling on the pounds – and could trigger your appetite so that you eat more.
The news is a blow to millions of Britons who believe such drinks help to keep them in trim. Scientists came to their conclusion after looking at two important studies.
One involving more than 500 participants found that those who guzzled diet soft drinks every day had Read more

Chocolate milk is best drink after exercise,claim scientists

June 30, 2011

Scientists have claimed that chocolate milk is the best recovery drink to have after exercise, as it helps build more muscles, boost performance and keep off the fat.
After an exhausting session on the treadmill, many athletes usually reach for an isotonic sports drink or good old-fashioned water, but two new studies from The University of Texas at Austin have shown that chocolate milk is the ideal post-workout recovery Read more

Diabetes ‘can be reversed through low calorie diet’

June 30, 2011

People with Type 2 diabetes could reverse their condition by following a very low calorie diet, according to new research.
The expert behind the study said the “remarkable” findings showed an eight-week diet could prompt the body to produce its own insulin.
The breakthrough suggests a dramatic drop in calories has a direct effect on reducing fat accumulated Read more

Wonder drug could kill all types of cancer

June 30, 2011

A breast cancer ‘wonder drug’ could be turned into a universal weapon against tumours, British scientists said.
They have discovered a way of making a family of breast cancer pills effective against other cancers.
The finding could lead to new drugs that shrink many – or even all – types of tumour, the Newcastle University Read more

10 quick and easy ways to perk up your relationship

June 30, 2011

Here are 10 quick tips to get your relationship back on track.
Even the best relationships can grow stale. If you and your mate have fallen into a rut, don’t fret – help is on its way. We spoke to Dr. Michal Regev, a Vancouver-based psychologist and marriage therapist, to get her top 10 tips for perking up your relationship.
1. Prioritize your relationship
List the top three priorities in your life. If your relationship isn’t on the list, you need to scratch something else off and put it on there – before it’s too late. “Research shows Read more

Shaheed Munier Chowdhury Remembered

June 30, 2011

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy arranged a memorial programme in honour of Shaheed Munier Chowdhury on June 28. The programme was held at the Studio Theatre Hall of the academy. A discussion and staging of Munier Chowdhury’s play “Dando” were the highlights of the programme.
Chowdhury’s student Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, and Professor Israfil Shaheen of Department of Read more

Bankim Chandra: The First Prominent Bengali Novelist

June 30, 2011

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay is considered one of the greatest novelists of the sub-continent. Bengali novel practically began with him. He is widely regarded as a key figure in literary renaissance of Bengal as well as undivided India. Some of his writings, including novels, essays and commentaries, were a breakaway from the traditional verse-oriented writings, and provided an inspiration for authors Read more

Laila Hasan to attend dance conference in Seoul

June 30, 2011

Seasoned Bangladeshi dancer Laila Hasan has been selected as a member of Asian Dance Committee, according to press release. Initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea, the committee is a platform for artistes representing the Asian states. President of Bangladesh Dancers’ Organisation, Laila Hasan, is attending Asian Dance Committee’s conference in Seoul, South Korea (June 29-30) as Read more

Long wait for compensation

June 30, 2011

Train Accident Victim
Long wait for compensation
Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Sixteen-year-old Sharif boarded the Dhaka-bound Chattala Express from Bhairab station around 4:00pm.
A cosmetics vendor, he had taken the same train almost every day since he left Asharampur Primary School under Raipura Police Station of Narsingdi four and a half years Read more

5 lakh expat Bangladeshi workers to be fingerprinted

June 30, 2011

Malaysia
5 lakh expat Bangladeshi workers to be fingerprinted 
Bangladesh and Malaysia will work together to fingerprint for the first time the estimated 500,000 Bangladeshis working legally and illegally here, said Hishammuddin Hussein, home minister of Malaysia, yesterday.
The government had struck a separate agreement with Bangladesh’s High Commission to facilitate the registration of their workers, beginning immediately, he Read more

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