You may know Cat O'Neill as a yoga instructor from around The Villages, but what you may not know is she studied pre-dental hygiene before a visit to India, while yoga was becoming popular in the United States, pulled her towards her true passion.
January 29, 2022 11:04 UTC
Five people died while being treated at the Covid-19 unit of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) in the 24 hours to Saturday morning. One of them had tested positive for Covid-19 while the rest were showing symptoms consistent with the disease, the unit’s spokesperson Mohiuddin Khan told the media. A total of 86 patients are currently undergoing treatment in the Covid-19 unit with the admission of seven new patients in 24 hours, he said. “Six of them are admitted to the ICU.”A total 337 samples were tested within this period, of which 114 have tested positive. Mymensingh has so far recorded 24,347 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
January 29, 2022 07:20 UTC
Actor Ilias Kanchan has been elected as the president of the Film Artistes' Association while Zayed Khan returned as the general secretary for a third term. Representing the Misha-Zayed panel, the re-elected general secretary got 176 votes, while his opponent actress Nipun from the Kanchan-Nipun panel bagged 163 votes. Among other candidates, actress Shahnoor and actor Symon Sadik have been elected as the new joint secretary and assistant general secretary. Former international affairs secretary Mamnun Emon was elected as the new secretary for cultural affairs and sports. The film actor community had an eventful day during the newest edition of the Bangladesh Film Artistes' Association election.
January 29, 2022 07:20 UTC
A complaint has been filed against 44 students of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (Kuet) over the unusual death of Professor Mohammad Selim Hossain, a claim refuted by the family of the teacher. Professor Selim's father Md Shukur Ali Molla filed the complaint at the Khan Jahan Ali police station on Wednesday, said Officer-in-Charge Probir Kumar Biswas on Friday. However, Prof Selim's father has complained that no case was registered in this connection. "We went to Khulna on Wednesday morning and filed a complaint under Section 302/34 of the Penal Code against 44 students in connection with the death. However, the OC said that action will be taken after the investigation without filing it as a statement,” said the father.
Fourteen protesters have been killed amid ethnic tensions in eastern Chad, a government official said Friday, while rights groups said some had died in clashes with the security forces. Rights groups said security forces killed some during that demonstration, while the others lost their lives the following day at the funerals. More deaths resulted at funerals that were held the following day for those who had been killed. A vast landlocked country in north-central Africa, Chad has a history of friction between ethnic groups. The Ouaddai is a crossroads region where numerous communities live, including Arabs, Fulani and the Maba, a non-Arab predominantly herding people.
Tamim Iqbal outshone Lendl Simmons as Minister Group Dhaka breathed life into their Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 2022 campaign with a dominating nine-wicket win over Sylhet Sunrisers in Chittagong Friday. In the high-scoring match of two tons, Simmons first hammered a 65-ball 116 to take Sylhet to a competitive 175/5 in 20 overs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. In the process, Dhaka avenged their seven-wicket loss to Sylhet in their first fixture a few days ago at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The capital city outfit rose into the top four with their second win in five matches, while Sylhet have one victory from three games. Tamim's was the 23rd BPL ton, 18th by an opener and ninth at ZACS.
Rangpur division recorded its highest daily Covid-19 infection rate since the start of the pandemic in the 24 hours to Friday morning amid a countrywide surge in coronavirus cases. The health authorities in the division reported 438 new cases at a positivity rate of 46.45% after testing 943 samples. Meanwhile, the number of fatalities remained static at 1,254 as no more infected patients died in the last 24 hours, and the fatality rate stands at 2.15%, Dr Islam said. The total number recoveries reached 54,747 with the recovery of 62 more patients. The recovery rate in the division stands at 93.82%, he added.
January 28, 2022 15:54 UTC
The singer, who is suffering from Covid-19, was later transferred to Apollo Hospital through a green corridor created by the Kolkata Traffic Police. "We will take all measures to ensure the safety of the singer,” she said after visiting the singer in hospital. According to her family, Mukherjee fell in the washroom and got hurt on Jan 23. Written by Abidur Rahaman and composed by Sudhin Dasgupta, the gentle yet powerful song was made all the more memorable by the effervescent voice of Sandhya Mukherjee. Mukherjee, a recipient of 'Banga Bibhushan', and National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer said it would be "demeaning for her to accept the award at her age".
January 28, 2022 14:40 UTC