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Fortified rice intake to combat malnutrition in Bangladesh: WFP

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DHAKA - A new study has shown that consuming fortified rice can significantly reduce anemia and zinc deficiencies among the poorest women in Bangladesh.

Conducted by research centre ICDDR,B on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the study measured the impact of providing rice enriched with micronutrients to women participating in the government's Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme.

The study, released at a function in a city hotel today, also found that...
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A US report crying for minorities in BD!

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UNB Report
The government "continued to discriminate" against religious minority groups in property disputes and "did not adequately protect" them from attacks, says a US report quoting minority groups here.
"The government did not adjudicate any of the more than one million pending restitution...
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Mobile court SC to hear govt plea on Oct 10

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Staff Reporter
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday fixed October 10 for hearing the government's plea filed against the High Court (HC) order that declared the mobile court, conducted by the executive magistrates, illegal and contradictory to the Constitution.
A...
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Mayor Annisul hospitalized in London

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Staff Reporter
Annisul Huq, Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), has been admitted to a hospital in London.
He is now undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, according to family sources.
Annisul has been suffering from neurological problem (dizziness and...
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No food crisis in country: Muhith

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said there is no food crisis in the country due to the persisting flood and there will be no crisis in the future either.
Muhith, however, admitted that the flood has caused temporary losses and that will be overcome soon. "For that, we have...
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