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Enjoy the late night charms of Hong Kong

Enjoy the late night charms of Hong Kong

Weekend Plus Desk :ong Kong, Asia’s ‘World City,’ is famed for both its modern metropolitan setting and its deep ties with its cultural roots. While this deeply-embedded contrast can be

If you eat 3 kiwi fruits every day, 2 dates in 1 week, what could happen to your body

Weekend Plus Desk :iwis are those small, fuzzy, oval fruits made popular in New Zealand but now enjoyed worldwide. Inside the peel is green flesh that's sweet and tangy. But

‘Inactive’ ingredients in most pills may cause allergic reactions

‘Inactive’ ingredients in most pills may cause allergic reactions

Weekend Plus Desk :vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications contain at least one ingredient capable of causing an adverse allergic reaction, a US study has found. Known as

The Black Night and the Birth of Bangladesh

-Tapan Kumar MistryPeople dreaming for something precious(It’s nothing but Freedom leading to peace)Decided to vanquish the ruling Khans Following Bangabandhu's grand speech. As if it had been the beacon lightDetecting the

Poet Rafiq Azad

Poet Rafiq Azad

Literature Desk :afiq Azad (Rafiqul Islam Khan; February 14, 1942-March 12, 2016) was a poet, editor and writer. He is credited with 45 collections of poetry including Prokriti O Premer

Book Reviews

Nazrul Statisticsby Shafi ChakladarPublisher: Ahmed Kaosar, Boipotro, 38/4, Banglabazar. Dhaka-1100. Date of Publication: May 2018, Joishtho 1425. Distributor: Gotidhara, 38/2 Ko, Banglabazar, Dhaka-1100. Cover: Shikdar Abul Bashar. Computer Compose: Gotidhara

1971 in literature

Aanila Kishwar Tarannum :e’re the generation that hasn’t directly experienced the Liberation War in all its terror, sacrifices and glory. We’ve always had to rely on books and movies to

Coffee  compounds may help fight prostate cancer

Coffee compounds may help fight prostate cancer

Weekend Plus Desk :n a first, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. The study, published in the journal The Prostate, was

The best and worst sleeping positions  need to know about

The best and worst sleeping positions need to know about

Weekend Plus Desk :very year, March 15 is observed as World Sleep Day - a day that highlights the importance of sleep in our lives. Dedicated to celebrating sleep as

Phrase to avoid when talking to child

Phrase to avoid when talking to child

Weekend Plus Desk :hile talking to kids, here are some phrases we may use in the heat of the moment, which can be hurtful for the little ones:You don’t feel

Some warning  signs of  kidney-related  diseases

Some warning signs of kidney-related diseases

Weekend Plus Desk :Every day, our kidneys work to process almost 200 quarts of blood in order to filter out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. These

Bhutan in off-season

Bhutan in off-season

Akhil Sharma :here is only one traffic light in Bhutan. It is at the top of the main road in Thimphu, the country's capital. A policeman in a tight

From Aloo Parantha to Japanese Sticky Rice: Easy gluten-free recipes

From Aloo Parantha to Japanese Sticky Rice: Easy gluten-free recipes

Ingredients :Gluten-free chapati flour - 1 cup+1/3 cupWater to help you knead the doughSalt to tasteOnion - 1/2 super finely chopped.Green chillies - 2-3 finely (chopped)Green coriander - 10

Let others also live

Let others also live

Weekend Plus Desk :Onnojibon, a book based on articles, written by prominent Journalist Jamaluddin Jamal, was published recently by Nayaprobaho Prokashoni. In this book the author reflected the plights

Blood holds key to liver regeneration

Blood holds key to liver regeneration

Weekend Plus Desk :he liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. A recent study shows that the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen may hold the key as

Great leader

Great leader

    -Mohammad Mamun Mia Breaking the shackles of subjection We earned our emancipation The Bengali nation has not bowed down to the usurper Has no question to surrender Due

Sufi Literature Wakil Ahmed

ufi Literature, a distinctive stream of medieval Bangla literature, was inspired by Sufism. Sufi saints started coming to Bangladesh from Arabia and Iran in the mid-eleventh century. After Bakhtiyar

 Jules Verne: Life and writings

Jules Verne: Life and writings

Literature Desk :ules Verne (1828-1905) is frequently called the ‘father of science fiction.’ Among all writers, only Agatha Christie’s works have been translated more. Verne wrote numerous plays, essays,

Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase risk of kidney disease

Exposure to secondhand smoke can increase risk of kidney disease

Weekend Plus Desk :he perils of passive smoking need no retelling. However, according to a report quoted in The New York Times, being exposed to secondhand smoke can also

Ways to rebuild a relationship

Ways to rebuild a relationship

Weekend Plus Desk :ay be, we all know how a relationship crumbles when one partner breaks the trust of the other because trust is that solid rock upon which

Can you tell if your  child is lying?

Can you tell if your child is lying?

Weekend Plus Desk :hildren start lying as early as two years old and they’re really good at it, developmental researcher Kang Lee tells us in this Ted Talk. Having

How breast size affects how women exercise

How breast size affects how women exercise

Weekend Plus Desk :Breast size can affect how women exercise and whether they decide to work out at all, according to a large-scale new study of the exercise habits

Off the beaten path in Morocco

Off the beaten path in Morocco

Lauren Quinn :Morocco is a beautiful African country, known for its ancient cities, old towns, expansive desert and towering mountains. There is a lot to see, explore and do

From ginger to chamomile: Five types of herbal teas and their health benefits

From ginger to chamomile: Five types of herbal teas and their health benefits

Weekend Plus Desk :ea is one of the most popular beverages around the world and has been treasured for over thousands of years. While most teas - be it

Urban parks boost happiness, lead to improvement in life satisfaction

Urban parks boost happiness, lead to improvement in life satisfaction

Weekend Plus Desk :pending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier regardless of whether they engage in exercise during the visit, a study has found. According

My dream

- Sikander Abu ZafarEarth, O earth,Would you remember meWhen many years had rolled by?When your dilapidated cottagesWould be freshly thatchedAnd no rains would stream downTheir gaping holes any more,And

Journalist, novelist Shahidullah Kaiser

Journalist, novelist Shahidullah Kaiser

Muhammad Shamsul Alam :hahidullah Kaiser (1927-1971) journalist and novelist was born on 16 February 1927 in the Mazupur village of Feni. His family name was Abu Nayeem Mohammad Shahidullah.

Pollikobi Jasim Uddin

Pollikobi Jasim Uddin

Bimal Guha :asim Uddin (1903-1976) poet and litterateur, was born on 1 January 1903 in his maternal uncle’s home at Tambulkhana in Faridpur. His father Ansaruddin Mollah was a

Dr Ashraf Siddiqui: A tribute

Dr Ashraf Siddiqui: A tribute

Professor Anwarul Karim :he 92nd birth anniversary of one of the most praiseworthy sons of Bangladesh the poet-philosopher and the folklorist of international name and fame-Ashraf Siddiqui was observed

Logging your diet can help you lose weight effectively

Logging your diet can help you lose weight effectively

Weekend Plus Desk :hile logging everything you eat can be a tedious task, it turns out that this technique can help lose weight effectively, according to a recent study.The