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Day: March 12, 2017

The world’s heaviest woman loses over 200 pounds with diet changes
ENGLISH, Life Style

The world’s heaviest woman loses over 200 pounds with diet changes

    A woman weighing almost 1,100 pounds, believed to be the world's largest, was able to lose 210 pounds due to diet changes. Doctors at the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, India, were surprised by the amount that their patient was able to lose since she arrived in January. Ahmed was dieting in preparation for gastric surgery which took place on Tuesday. According to Times of India, Ahmed lost twice as much as her doctors were expecting ahead of surgery. The life saving procedure of Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy reduced her weight to 900 pounds, and doctor's expect her to lose another 200 within six months. The gastrectemy reduced her stomach size by 15 per cent. Ahmed was born weighing 11 pounds, and was soon diagnosed with elephantiasis, making her bed ridden for much of her l...
Facebook blocked 87 accounts, pages, links of Bangladesh
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Facebook blocked 87 accounts, pages, links of Bangladesh

    State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Division Tarana Halim on Saturday told Parliament that social networking site Facebook authorities have so far blocked 87 Facebook accounts, pages and links of Bangladesh at the request of the government. The government of Bangladesh requested Facebook authorities in the last 18 months to block a total of 196 accounts, pages and links for having contents of violence, religious instigations and other objectionable matters, she said replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP Amina Ahmed (Women Seat-34). Of these, the Facebook authorities blocked 87 accounts, pages and links responding to our requests within 48 hours, Tarana said. In reply to another tabled question from Jatiya Party MP Md Shawkat Chowdhury (Nilphamari-4...
Imams to be told to preach in English at mosques
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Imams to be told to preach in English at mosques

    Imams are to be encouraged to deliver their sermons in English under measures being prepared to rid Britain of hate preaching. The Telegraph has been told that the counter-extremism taskforce is working on the plans amid concern that preaching in foreign languages enforces divisions between Islam and mainstream British society and can foster radicalisation. Ministers have been inspired by some Middle Eastern countries that have begun urging that sermons be published in English online. A senior Government source said: If imams are speaking in another language it makes it far harder to know if radicalisation is taking place. Measures are being prepared for the long-awaited counter-extremism proposals after an initial strategy was published in October 2015. Exact measures are...
Bangladesh, Pakistan may feel impact of Uttar Pradesh polls results
Asia, ENGLISH

Bangladesh, Pakistan may feel impact of Uttar Pradesh polls results

    What do the UP election results mean for the Modi government's Pakistan policy? There has been some speculation that the government had been waiting for the UP elections+ to be over to pick up the threads of engagement with Pakistan, which have gone into deep freeze since the Uri attack, reports Times of India. After a massive electoral endorsement in crucial state elections, Modi now appears politically unassailable. This has implications for his foreign policy, because winning elections halfway through a government's term is tricky everywhere, but he seems to have cracked the code. And that will make him a global leader to reckon with, particularly if established democratic leaders are seen to be floundering in elections across the world this year. Within India's immedia...
Bangladesh’s first two submarines commissioned
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bangladesh’s first two submarines commissioned

    Bangladesh Navy has started its journey as a three-dimensional force as two submarines were commissioned in its fleet for the first time on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally commissioned the twin submarines named ‘Nabajatra’ and ‘Joyjatra’ in the navy at a colourful ceremony in the Chittagong Naval Berth this noon. She handed over the ‘commissioning formans’ to the commanding officers of the submarines procured from China and formally unveiled their name plaques as per the rules of the navy. ‘With the induction of the submarines, Bangladesh Navy has started its fresh journey with a new shape and strength alongside the progress of the country,’ Sheikh Hasina told the commissioning function of two submarines. The prime minister said a few countries of the world o...