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Foes of mosquitoes

These days, a notorious fever –chikungunya– has become the talk of the town and many of us are pointing at the plants we raise in our homes. Container based plants are considered as one of the main culprits that ‘host’ mosquitoes in our surroundings. To add to the fears of …

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Indulgence for the monsoons

The time of the year when the monsoon rains throw caution to the wind and petrichor takes over our olfactory senses is here, and our bitter-sweet journey is accompanied by our favourite snacks! Be it the calming drizzle of the rain on the window pane, the bright green leaves that …

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Lakeshore delights

GLORIOUS ORANGE (SMOOTHIE) Ingredients 500 ml orange juice 1-2 drops vanilla extract 1 cup plain yogurt, ½ cup vanilla ice cream 4 tbsp honey, 1 cup ice cubes Method Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in glass and enjoy. This recipe serves three. PAPAYA …

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Rising overseas trade brings joy for private ICDs

Increasing volume of overseas trade is bringing businesses to private inland container depots (ICD), enabling operators to utilise more than 75 percent of their capacities, according to sector insiders. Also known as off-docks, the 18 ICDs handled 46,078 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of export containers during the first seven months …

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Mudslide, Heavy Flooding: 312 dead in Sierra Leone

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones. An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas …

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let the legacy of Bangabandhu guide us

As we observe the 42nd anniversary of Bangabandhu’s most cruel and gruesome murder we are humbled by the memory of the man but for whose lifelong devotion for the cause of the Bangalis of the then East Pakistan an independent Bangladesh would have never been realised at the moment in …

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Flood hits 20 districts

The flood situation yesterday worsened further as the onrush of water from upstream was continuing, affecting around six lakh people in 20 districts, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC). It also added that the country’s central part was on the flood’s path. At least five people, including two children, …

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A smart investment

Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job. Mothers need support from their health providers, families, employers, communities, and governments to give their children the healthiest possible start to life. Breastfeeding protects children from illness, increases IQ, and creates a strong bond between mother and child. Increased rates of breastfeeding also reduce …

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A guide to personality disorders

There are some mental health conditions that affect your everyday life and relationships. They are about how you think, feel, and act. You might have a tough time with change, or you may be impulsive or suspicious. You might even do or say things other people find odd or upsetting, …

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Coutinho not in Liverpool squad

Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their Champions League play-off first-leg match away to Hoffenheim on Tuesday. The Brazil playmaker, 25, missed Liverpool’s 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday due to a back problem. But he submitted a transfer request the day before the …

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