Thursday, February 22

Day: October 14, 2015

Five fall foods to bolster your health
ENGLISH, Life Style

Five fall foods to bolster your health

    If the fall season gives you tender thoughts of pumpkin-flavored lattes, you're in luck because there's a full harvest of health-giving natural foods to discover. We're giving you the scoop on how to enjoy the best of what autumn has to offer. Apples It may seem obvious, but this fall favorite is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and fiber, an important dietary element that's hard to find in prepared food. Fiber can help lower cholesterol and is thought to protect against colon cancer. Apples have a high concentration of pectin, a soluble fiber that eases digestion by soaking up excess water. Biting into a fresh, fall apple stimulates the production of saliva, which flushes out bacteria, keeping your teeth naturally clean and healthy. Fennel All parts of this crunchy a...
Prince Ali against postponement of presidential election after Sepp Blatter suspension
Arab world, ENGLISH

Prince Ali against postponement of presidential election after Sepp Blatter suspension

    FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan is strongly opposing moves to postpone the election. The election of the successor to Sepp Blatter is scheduled for February 28 but an emergency meeting of FIFA's executive committee next week is due to discuss postponing it due to the crisis that has struck the world governing body. Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, who was due to stand against Prince Ali, have both been provisionally banned by FIFA's ethics committee for 90 days over a £1.35million payment made to the Frenchman. Nominations for the election are due to close on October 26 and Prince Ali said the rules on the election should remain. He said in a statement: "Recent events at FIFA have shown us that no one is above the law. The ethics c...
7.5% VAT on English medium school tuition remains
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

7.5% VAT on English medium school tuition remains

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stays a High Court order that halted the 7.5 percent value added tax (VAT) on the English medium schools’ tuition fees. In the photo, English medium school students and their guardians form a human chain on Saat Masjid Road in the capital's Dhanmondi on September 17 demanding withdrawal of the 7.5 percent VAT. -- Students have to pay the VAT, AG says -- SC stays HC order that halted the VAT -- HC stayed the VAT last month amid demo The Supreme Court today stayed a High Court order that halted the 7.5 percent value added tax (VAT) on the English medium schools’ tuition fees. Chamber judge of the apex court’s Appellate Division Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain stayed the High Court order for six weeks following a challenge filed by National Board of...