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Spending time near water can be secret of happiness


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Coastal environments have been shown to improve our health, body and mind. In recent years, stressed-out urbanites have been seeking refuge in green spaces, for which the proven positive impacts on physical and mental health are often cited in arguments for more inner-city parks and accessible woodlands. The benefits of “blue space” – the sea and coastline, but also rivers, lakes, canals, waterfalls, even fountains – are less well publicised, yet the science has been consistent for at least a decade: being by water is good for body and mind, reports Independent. Proximity to water – especially ...

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Dhaka, Delhi holding secretary-level talks on water issues


MNA National Desk: Bangladesh and India are holding secretary-level talks in Dhaka city to discuss water-related issues between the two neighbours. The meeting began at the state guesthouse Meghna at 11:00am today (Thursday) and a media briefing is scheduled for 5:45pm. Indian water resources secretary Upendra Prasad Singh and his Bangladesh counterpart Kabir Bin Anwar are leading the delegations, an official was quoted by UNB as saying. Both sides are likely to discuss ways to go for a joint study to ensure the best use of Ganges water. Bangladesh and India share 54 trans-boundary rivers. On Tuesday, Indian high commissioner ...

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Water levels in 79 rivers rise alarmingly


MNA Editorial Desk: Water levels at 79 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises while 11 stations recorded fall. Among the 93 monitored stations, water levels at two river station have been registered steady while water levels at 23 river stations are flowing above danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said on Saturday. All the major rivers are in rising trend, the bulletin said adding, the major rivers in Chattogram, Sylhet and Rangpur division including the Surma, Kushiyara, Kangsha, Feni, Haldha, Matamuhuri, Sangu and Dharala may rise rapidly in next 24 hours. ...

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30 municipalities to get water supply, sanitation by 2023


MNA National Desk: A total of 30 municipalities in the country are set to get proper water supply and sanitation facilities by June 2023. To this end, the government gave approval to the Tk. 17.51 billion project on Tuesday and entrusted the responsibility of the project to The Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE). The approval for the project came at the weekly meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at the NEC Conference Room with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Planning Minister M A Mannan told the media that a total of 11 ...

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Use potato to treat puffy eyes

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MNA Life Style Desk: Waking up with puffy eyes is rather common and it is easy to treat them. Drink sufficient water and use refrigerated slices of potatoes to get rid of the puffiness, suggest experts. Bubbles Singh, Founder at Just B Au Naturel and Ragini Mehra, Founder at Beauty Source, have listed simple ways to treat your problem: The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention that can cause your under-eye area and other parts of your body to swell. Water ...

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Purification for drinking water


MNA Life Style Desk: When the water you’re hoping for drinking to survive might be riddled with parasites or bacteria particles, you can’t afford to skimp on water purification. One of the top survival priorities for an emergency situation, (flood, cyclone and other natural disaster) is to find and sterilize enough pure drinking water to supply your needs. Whether your crisis situation is unfolding in your own home after a natural disaster, the human body can only last three days without any drinking water at all. Read the following instructions carefully to learn how to purify your own water. Boiling ...

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Critical health safety during flood


MNA Lifestyle Desk: During flood and following a widespread flooding disaster, many questions arise about our critical health safety. Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Bangladesh. As much as 90% of all damage from natural disasters is caused by floods. Flooding typically occurs after heavy or prolonged rainfall, or the rapid-melt of snow. While the effects of floods can be devastating, there are simple steps families can take to keep their safe. Personal health and safety is a priority for everyone. The following information is aimed at preventing both disease and injury by answering many ...

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Water pollution became threat to aquatic species


MNA Editorial Desk: Water pollution is beyond the limit in most of the water sources, and became a great threat to the survival of aquatic species in Bangladesh. The rivers of Bangladesh are the worse target of pollution, particularly the rivers which stands in the neighborhood of the Dhaka city is being polluted extremely. The dissolved oxygen level of many of the rivers’ water has touched at fatal level. Due to over spilling of pollutants during the rainy season, the agricultural lands are polluted that they have lost their crop mounting ability and hence remain unused all the year round. ...

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Natural remedies for hair growth


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Have you ever heard of natural remedies for hair growth? If you are losing only the normal amount of hair but want to have thicker hair, you may try through various natural processes for hair. Many women, and even some men, enjoy having long hair. It has many incredible style options and nothing looks better than long, healthy hair. In addition to that, many men and women are forced to deal with hair loss issues. These individuals need a way to grow their hair out quickly so that they can battle this frustrating problem. Unfortunately, it can ...

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Health safety in this rainy season


MNA Lifestyle Desk: The Bangladeshi rainy season is in full force and health safety in this rainy season is very important. The season is the season of excitement, fun and green environment. However, the season also invites a number of health problems which is very difficult to be dealt with such illness. You should take proper precautions to avoid such health problems peeping into your body. Kids need extra care during this season to stay healthy. The rainy season is prevalent with a host of infections and most seasons are related to respiratory infections, food and water borne diseases that ...

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$275 million loan agreement with ADB for water supply


MNA Business Desk: As news agency reports, the government contracted $275 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for improving and expanding water supply system in Dhaka in 17 July. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Senior Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Kazuhiko Higuchi, Country Director, Bangladesh Resident Mission of ADB, signed the agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB respectively at a ceremony at ERD, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Sewerage Authority (DWASA) and Dhaka Water Supply will implement $408 million project. Of the amount, ADB will provide $275 million from its general capital resources under a soft-term loan agreement. “Dhaka city is ...

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Common habits that damage your kidneys


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Kidneys are one of the vital body organs but there are some common habits that can damage your kidneys. The function of Kidney is to eliminate waste and toxins from the body through the urine. Thus, they regulate the levels of minerals, such as calcium, and phosphate. Additionally, kidneys regulate blood pressure as they produce essential hormones which are necessary for this function, as well as for the formation of red blood cells whose responsibility is to carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Therefore, it is of high importance to support the proper function of kidneys. ...

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Dhaka city drainage system has become a curse


MNA Editorial Desk: Dhaka city drainage system has become a curse. People of the city, instead of enjoying cooler weather and heavy rain, now had to deal with making their ways through flood and sewage water before Eid. Parts of the city went under water. In the densely populated city, woes of people knew no bounds. In 1954, 1956, 1988, 1998 devastating floods occurred submerging 70 percent or more of the country. Along with the country most of the Dhaka city except pockets of high spots went under various depths of water. There was flood water in old city, eastern ...

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Water plays critical roles in your body’s conditioning


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Water plays critical roles in your body’s conditioning. It is essential for proper circulation in the body. The levels of oxygen in the bloodstream are greater when the body is well hydrated. The more oxygen the body has readily available the more fat it will burn for energy without the presence of oxygen the body cannot utilize stored fat for energy efficiently. Not only will the body burn more fat when well hydrated but because there are increased oxygen levels you will also have more energy. We all know that water is important. It keeps you healthy, ...

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