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Day: February 19, 2017

Say goodbye to cold with home remedies
ENGLISH, Life Style

Say goodbye to cold with home remedies

    Winter may be on its way out, but the common cold is pretty much the year-long companion. Changes in weather lowers the immunity and increases the susceptibility to catching a cold but with a few handy, home remedies, its easy to fight the cold. Here are a few simple remedies to cure a common cold and be healthy and rejuvenated through the season: Drink lots of liquid: It's important to stay hydrated as it helps break the congestion and keeps the throat moist, reducing irritation. Drink more than the usual eight glasses of liquid from water to tender coconut water, juices or soups. Take steam: Inhaling steam two times a day is highly recommended for clearing chest congestion. It helps you breathe easy and clears the nasal passage. Hold your head over a pot of boiling water...
What Actually Happens When You Flush an Airplane Toilet
ENGLISH, Extras

What Actually Happens When You Flush an Airplane Toilet

    If you’ve ever imagined pee or poop dropping out of an airplane like a surprise crop-dusting, that actually used to happen. Early airplane toilets were primitive and direct: a bucket or bottle. The contents were simply hurled out of the window onto the unsuspecting world below. However, once commercial flying become popular and pressurized cabins were introduced, they had to develop a new system. That’s when airlines introduced a toilet using Anotec (a blue deodorizing gel) to flush away waste and combat odor. But this meant carrying gallons of Anotec, which was very heavy, causing planes to waste precious fuel and limiting passenger space. Storage tanks were also directly underneath the toilets, so the smell sometimes drifted up into the cabin not something you want when ...
EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo after Brexit

    The EU fears millions of its nationals living in the UK will be left stranded in a legal no man’s land after the country leaves the EU because of the weaknesses of the British immigration system, a document obtained by the Observer reveals. MEPs and senior European diplomats fear that chaos will ensue as the Home Office does not have the information or systems in place to select who can stay, once the UK restricts access to nationals from the other 27 EU member states. It is widely assumed that, at an early stage of the article 50 negotiations, Britain and the EU will agree a cut-off date after which foreigners who have settled in the country will not have an automatic right to remain. But a leaked document, drawn up by MEPs on the European parliament’s employment committe...
Mastermind behind New York bomb plot Omar Abdel Rahman dies in prison aged 78
America, ENGLISH

Mastermind behind New York bomb plot Omar Abdel Rahman dies in prison aged 78

    The mastermind behind a plot to blow up landmarks in New York has died in prison aged 78. Blind Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman was sentenced to life in prison after his 1995 conviction for his advisory role in a plot to blow up landmarks, including the United Nations, and several bridges and tunnels. Kenneth McKoy, of the Federal Correction Complex in Butner, North Carolina, said Rahman died on Saturday after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. Rahman had been a key spiritual leader for a generation of Islamic militants and became a symbol for radicals during a decade in American prisons. The cleric, who had been blind since infancy from diabetes, was the leader of one of Egypt's most feared militant groups, the Gamaa Islamiya, which led a cam...
Press Release from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

Press Release from Bangladesh High Commission London

Bangladesh High Commission London confers awards to British-Bangladeshi outstanding academic achievers. London, 18 February: The Bangladesh High Commission in London, for the 11th consecutive year, organised an exceptional event to confer awards to the British-Bangladeshi brilliant students on Saturday 18 February 2017 at the Kensington Town Hall in Central London. Through the event, the High Commission awarded a total of 88 students who achieved at least 10 'A'/'A*' in GCSE and 3 'A'/'A*' in 'A' level examinations. The awardees received a crest and a certificate from the Guests of Honour and Special Guests. To promote mother tongue Bangla and preserve the tradition, the High Commission at the initiative of new High Commissioner Md. Nazmul Quaunine for the first time awarded/recognised the...