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Negative effects of eating junk food


MNA Life Style Desk: There are many negative effects of persistent junk food eating habits, not just the obvious and inevitable weight gain. Junk food can be a good way to save time, but it is not the proper way for nutrition. Junk food is the term given to food that can be prepared and served very quickly. Junk food can also be defined as any food that contributes little or no nutrient value to the diet, but instead provides excess calories and fat. Cause diabetes One of major contributing factors for the emerging diabetes epidemic is unhealthy diet full ...

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17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

17th anniversary

MNA Feature Desk:Today marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States that left nearly 3,000 people dead. The Al-Qaeda plane hijackings of September 11, 2001 — the first foreign attack on the US mainland in nearly two centuries—ruptured a sense of safety and plunged the West into wars still being fought today. Two planes smashed into New York’s World Trade Center, leaving 2,753 dead. A third hit the Pentagon in Washington, killing 184, and 40 more died after a fourth plane headed for Washington crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after a passenger revolt. It ...

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Drinking water on empty stomach after waking up

Drinking water

MNA Life Style Desk: Drinking water immediately after waking up is a popular ritual in Japan. Scientists agree that is very beneficial to our health. For our readers we publish below a description of use of water. For curing various kinds of diseases drinking water has been found to be very successful in the Japanese medical society. Flush out harmful toxins At night, your body repairs itself and casts out all the toxins in the body. When you drink water on an empty stomach in the morning, you will flush out these harmful toxins, leaving your body fresh and healthy. ...

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Tips to make your wife happy every day

wife happy

MNA Life Style Desk: While dream vacations and life milestones are important, it’s the simple ways you do that make your wife happier. Express love and show respect to your bride every day, and remind her why you were the best choice she’s ever made. There are uncountable times in marriage when a husband and wife get their wires crossed.  No wonder men are confused about how to make your wife happy. Efforts to make your wife happy may seem to backfire more often than not. Though the mystery between men and women is sure to continue, here are some ...

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Low glycemic fruits for diabetes


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Diabetes is becoming a major health issue for most of the people of Bangladesh and low glycemic fruits can be solution to arrange a proper diet for them. A healthy diet should almost always include some fruit, and this is particularly true if you’re suffering from adrenal fatigue. The difficulty arises in choosing the best and most nutritious fruits to eat. Most nutritionists will recommend sticking to the fruits with lower sugar content where possible, and this makes a lot of sense as part of a balanced diet. First of all, it’s important to understand how we ...

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Beauty tips for monsoon bride


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Getting married during the rains seems like a dreamy affair and this article will provide some beauty tips for the monsoon bride. The air is cooler and the atmosphere is just so romantic. Like there are cons to every pro, so goes the same with your makeup. After bearing that extreme heat of the sun, those sunburns, tans, sweaty (and stinky) summer days. Monsoon comes as a sign of relief. Monsoon weddings may be a hit as they score high on the romantic factor, but they spell skin and hair problems for the brides. Here are some ...

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Laylatul Qadr: A night better than thousand months


MNA Feature Desk: Muslims across the country will observe holy Lailatul Qadr tonight with due religious fervour and solemnity. The holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on this night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation. Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is designated in the Quran as, “better than a thousand months” (97:3) and it is very important to know the things you can do on this night in Ramadan. Any deed done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which ...

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Zakat during Ramadan holds huge importance for the Muslims


MNA Feature Desk: Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam and holds huge importance for the Muslims during Ramadan. One of the most important principles of Islam is that all things belong to Allah, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. Therefore, our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need. Zakat – also known as zakah – is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and serves principally as the welfare contribution to poor and deprived individuals. This mandatory payment is obligatory for every sane and mature Muslim whenever ...

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Importance of last ten days of Ramadan

ten days

MNA Feature Desk: As it is for the first and second ten days of Ramadan, there is unbound specific significance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said, “If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.” (Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani) The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. According to Muslims, they are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Quran was revealed. Muslims believe that although the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) was ...

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Itikaf during Ramadan & its importance


MNA Feature Desk: Significance of Itikaf during Ramadan is enormous to the pious Muslims. Itikaf is a form of worship. It is formed by staying in a Mosque for a certain time. It is Ehtiyat that one should stay with the intention to worship Allah by praying formal or informal prayers although prayer is not a condition therein. Itikaf refers to going into seclusion in the mosque for the sole purpose of worshipping Allah and attaching oneself and one’s heart to His worship. Itikaf provides an opportunity to the believer to get closer to Allah by temporarily freeing oneself and ...

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Seeking forgiveness in Ramadan


MNA Life Style Desk: The Muslim Ummah has just entered the ten days of forgiveness in Ramadan. Alhamdulillah, by the Grace of Allah, Most High, we have completed the first 10 days of Ramadan, the first Ashrah of Ramadan and you just prayed the 11th Taraveeh prayer and Insha’Allah if you rise in the morning to see another day, you will intend to fast the 11th day of Ramadan. Our Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned in hadith that Ramadan has three parts: the first 10 days are of mercy (rahmah) from Allah, the middle 10 days are of forgiveness ...

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The Holy Month of Ramadan

holy month

MNA Life Style Desk: Muslims all around the world respect the Ramadan as the holy month and knowing its history in short can bring more focus for this Islamic holy month. Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity with more than one billion followers. Around one million worshipers from over 180 countries will make the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Ramadan and Hajj, two of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation ...

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Healthy balanced iftar in this Ramadan


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Ramadan is the Holy Month of fasting and blessings and to keep fit throughout the month, it is required to eat healthy balanced iftar in this month. It brings with it a host of special customs, of which food habits and eating play a big part. Eating during Ramadan is also about following the right habits for a balanced iftar which contributes to maintaining good health during this holy month. Ramadan is also considered to be the holiest month in the entire year according to Islamic custom. Muslims all across the world observe fasts and celebrate Ramzan. ...

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Tips to deal with office colleagues

office colleagues

MNA Life Style Desk: The average full-time employees spend more time at office and deal with co-workers. This can make for an unpleasant situation when we have one or more co-workers that we dislike. We all have at least one: the coworker, client, or boss you just can’t stand. They make life difficult, and they may even make you question your sense of self-worth. However, it’s in everyone’s best interest to try to reach some common ground and make the work environment at least tolerable. Be a better person If you find that a co-worker is always breaking bad on ...

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Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects


MNA Life Style Desk: If you think that herbal and dietary supplements are better than conventional medications for your health, think again as they may harm. A new study shows that liver injury caused by herbal and dietary supplements increased from seven percent to 20 percent in the US over a 10-year period. Overturning a common perception that herbs are safe because they have been used for many years, researchers have warned that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety as many herbs may contain toxic or carcinogenic substances. In a commentary published in the journal ...

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Reasons you should never leave smartphone at home

MNA Life Style Desk: You left home without your smartphone. It could be that you were just running to the grocery store or going to the gym. It could be that you needed one of those journeys where you detach from your cell phone. But you should never leave home without your smartphone. Here are some reasons why. Your notifications will pile up If you go out without your cell phone for a day or two you will certainly have tons of notifications backed up. These could be tweets, calls, texts, emails, etc. They will all be there waiting for ...

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FF Abu Taher Bhuiyan’s death anniversary Saturday

Abu Taher

MNA Feature Desk: Saturday is the 8th death anniversary of freedom fighter and former vice president of Feni college principal Abu Taher Bhuiyan. He was also the former president of Feni district student League ,ex- president Feni district JSD (Inu) and  Feni Gunijan Muktijoddha Mullayan Parishad. Renowned journalist and columnist Abu Taher Bhuiyan was the father of Sajjad Hossain Chisty, Head of Marketing of The Daily Observer, and Sami Hossain Chisty, a lecturer of Notre Dame College. On the occasion, milad mahfil will be held at his Dhaka residence and village home. Besides, food will be distributed among the destitute ...

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Head of Turkish opposition newspaper arrested

MNA International Desk: The Head of Turkish opposition newspaper arrested of the board of Turkey’s opposition daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, has been arrested following a probe into “terrorist activities”, the publication confirmed. Akin Atalay was taken into custody at Istanbul’s main international airport after arriving from Germany, said Cumhuriyet, which also saw nine of its staff arrested last week amid swelling concern over media freedom in Turkey. The paper has in recent years taken a strong line against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP). Atalay was targeted by a warrant that was part of a probe ...

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Implementation rate of ADP witnesses rise

Implementation rate

MNA Business Desk: Implementation rate of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the July-October period of fiscal year 2016-17 was 14 percent with an expenditure of Tk 16,772 crore. The implementation rate for FY17 was 3 percent higher than 11 percent of the same period of the last fiscal FY16, said planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing journalists after ECNEC meeting at NEC here yesterday. He said the expenditure was also Tk 5, 177 crore higher for the July-October period of FY17 from Tk 11,595 crore of the same period of FY16. Annual Development Programme (ADP) an organized list ...

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Nasirnagar Attack: Protesters blocked Shahbagh crossing

MNA Editorial Desk: Protesters blocked Shahbagh crossing for about seven hours since noon protesting against attacks on Hindus at Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria. The protesters also burned the effigy of fisheries and livestock minister and Member of Parliament from Brahmanbaria-1 (Nasirnagar) constituency, Sayedul Hoque. The demonstrators demanded resignation of the minister, who received widesprad criticism allegedly for his derogatory remarks on the Nasirnagar incident. Concluding the blockade, protesters’ spokesperson Manik Rakshit issued a three-day ultimatum to the minister to resign or they would block roads and highways at important places across the country on November 15. Different organisations including Jago Hindu ...

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World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil beat Argentina 3-0

Argentina 3-0

MNA Sports Desk: It was a long road back to redemption as Brazil outplayed and outscored rivals Argentina 3-0 in Belo Horizonte, the city they were humiliated 7-1 in 2014 by Germany. Brazil returned to the Belo Horizonte and put back smiles on the faces of the fans who suffered emotional pain from their 7-1 defeat two years ago against Germany, as they made amends by whipping their bitterest rivals Argentina 3-0 in the 2018 South American FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Thursday in the Super Classico. Two goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar in the first half and third ...

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An extra-super moon on rise next Monday


MNA Technology Desk: A strangely large and bright Moon will adorn the night sky next Monday, the closest “super moon” to earth in 68 years and a chance for dramatic photos and spectacular surf. Weather permitting, the phenomenon should appear at its most impressive at 1352 GMT (0722 IST), when it will be at its fullest just as night falls over Asia, astronomers said. Provided there are no clouds and not too much light pollution, people should be able to see Earth’s satellite loom unusually large over the horizon shortly after sunset, irrespective of where in the world they are. ...

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Full verdict on section 54, 167 released

section 54

MNA Editorial Desk: The Supreme Court on Thursday released the full text of its judgment on section 54 and 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) upholding the High Court verdict. The full verdict was published with a ruling that police cannot arrest and detain any person without any warrant on suspicion. The apex court released the verdict after the judges concerned signed it, according to a source in the SC Registrar Office. Earlier on May 24, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, delivered the verdict  after dismissing an appeal by ...

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Lady gaga protested Donald Trump

Lady Gaga

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Lady Gaga took to Trump Tower early Wednesday morning to protest the results of the U.S. election as Donald Trump won the 58th election and became the 45th president of US. The “Bad Romance” singer, a well-known Hillary Clinton supporter, stood outside Donald Trump’s building and held a sign that read “Love trumps hate.” As the hours passed Tuesday night and it became clearer that Trump would win the presidency, Gaga tweeted, “In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Stand up for kindness, equality, and love. Nothing will stop us. Say a ...

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Noor Hossain Day observed across the country

Noor Hossain Day

MNA Feature Desk: Shaheed Noor Hossain Day is being observed today across the country by political parties, socio-cultural and professional organizations with due solemnity commemorating the pro-democracy activists sacrifice. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President Abdul Hamid and leaders of various political parties issued messages. The day was first called “Historic November 10 observance” but the Awami League supported the phrase “Noor Hossain Day”, by which it is known today. ‘Zero Point’ in the capital’s Gulistan area was renamed as ‘Noor Hossain Chattar’ (square) after the young man was gunned down near it by police on November 10, 1987. The day ...

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Mass shooting at anti-trump protest in Seattle

mass shooting

MNA International Desk: A gunman opened mass shooting in downtown Seattle on Wednesday evening following an argument and wounded five people, one man critically, near protests against the surprise victory of Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election. An anti-Trump rally, which started at Westlake Mall, turned into a march and was proceeding down nearby streets at the time of the shootings, according to witnesses. Seattle Asst. Chief says that a lone suspect was in a crowd near or watching the anti-Trump protests, when an argument of some sort developed. One of the people in the argument stepped away, ...

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Wayne Rooney to captain England against Scotland

Wayne Rooney

MNA Sports Desk: Wayne Rooney will captain England for their World Cup Qualifier against Scotland, Gareth Southgate has confirmed. The Manchester United skipper did not start in England’s last qualifier, a 0-0 draw with Slovenia in which Jordan Henderson started as captain, but improved performances for his club in recent weeks has convinced Southgate to put his faith in Rooney. Southgate – who said he does not view Friday’s fixture as “make or break” for his future as manager – insisted it was an easy decision to pick Rooney for the game due to its importance, revealing the United skipper ...

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