Number of blood donors on rise

Although the country has seen an increase in voluntary and direct blood donation in recent years, it is still lagging behind on demand. According to the Safe Blood Transfusion program of the Health Services Branch, annual blood demand in Bangladesh is about eight lakh units. Last year, about seven lakh units were collected. The shortage […]

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Struggle for education | The Daily Star

More than 150 students from two remote primary schools in Dhunat upazila have to cross the Ichhamati River every day to attend their classes. The children of the Madarvita government primary school and the Pardhunat government primary school must cross the river for lack of a bridge over the river. This correspondent saw Ali Baba, […]

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A dark cloud on freedom of press

The editor of a local newspaper in Habiganj has become the latest victim of the draconian provision of the ICT Act. He was prosecuted by a ruling party man under the infamous section 57 of the law in charge of the tarnished image of a deputy of his party. Police arrested him on Monday and […]

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State minister for finance hints for considering excise duty

Minister of State Finance MA Mannan today hinted to Parliament to re-examine the excise on bank deposit in the proposed national budget for the next fiscal year 2017-18. It is still possible that the government is reconsidering the excise in the proposed national budget, he said. "I hope we can find an acceptable solution in […]

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Watch Tigers’ rise through the India rivalry

Bangladesh is expected to play a semifinal against India in the 2017 Championship Championship, a game that will certainly enthusiastically enthuse fans on both sides. Rivalry has found new meaning in the recent past as Both sides have exchanged shots across several ODI series and tournaments. No, rivalry does not mean being equal – even […]

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President, PM express shock at deaths in landslides

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed a profound shock to the loss of lives caused by landslides overnight in the undisturbed neighborhoods of Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati . In a message of condolence, President Hamid prayed for the eternal peace of the dead souls and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved […]

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Anti-diabetes drug also ‘lessens kidney, heart disease’ risk

Un médicament anti-diabétique qui abaisse les taux de sucre dans le sang pour les personnes souffrant de diabète de type 2 réduit considérablement le risque de maladie cardiovasculaire et rénale, selon une étude publiée lundi. Les résultats, publiés dans le New England Journal of Medicine, sont venus dans un essai clinique de plus de 10 […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of 14.7 million euro tax evasion

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, was accused Tuesday of a tax evasion of 14.7 million euros through offshore companies, the office announced Of the Procurator of Madrid . The Portuguese footballer was accused of "four crimes against the public treasury between 2011 and 1414, which implies a tax fraud of 14 768 897 euros (16.5 […]

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Lollipop sticks turn into plants

These lollipop sticks are transformed into plants. These lollipops containing seeds come from Amborella Organics, Business Insider reports. Amborella Organics Intention is that customers eat an organic lollipop – with notes of roses, sage, rosemary, lavender, lemongrass, Thyme, hibiscus and worry – and plan their biodegradable stick, made from recycled paper in the soil to […]

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Hundreds get food poisoning in Iraqi displaced camp

Hundreds of people have fallen ill from food poisoning in a camp for displaced people in the eastern Iraqi city of Mosul on Monday night and were taken to nearby hospitals, According to Iraqi officials People began to vomit and some fainted after eating an iftar meal, which struck Muslim Ramadan quickly, said legislator Zahed […]

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