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jamuna news: Haleem is a rich mutton stew. With lentils, spices and broken wheat, it is a slow-cooked delicacy usually enjoyed during Eid festivities.
Ingredients Of Haleem
1.5 kg lamb (boneless)
150 gms washed moong dal
50 gms dal chana
100 gms broken wheat
500 ml desi ghee
4 bay leaves
1 gm saffron
30 gms green chilly paste
10 gms turmeric powder
5 gms mace
10 gms green cardamom
50 gms garlic paste
50 gms ginger grated
150 gms onion fried
How to Make Haleem
soakall the lentils and broken wheat together for 2 hours.Take a heavy bottom handiand add ghee to temper it with whole spices - cloves, bay leaf and green cardamom. When the spices start crackling, add the grated ginger and garlic paste till the colour turns brown.Add the lamb along with all the powdered spices saffron, green chilli paste, turmeric powder and cook until it is half done and then add fried onions.Drain the water from the lentils and add it to the lamb along with lamb stock. Add salt at this stage. Let it cook until lamb gets tender and mixes with the lentils and becomes thick in consistency.Check for the seasoning and serve with the choice of breads
# Phirni Recipe
Ingredients Of Phirni
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup broken Basmati
2 tsp Pistachios
2 tsp toasted poppy seeds
6-8 saffron stigmas
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 pod green cardamom seeds
How to Make Phirni
In thick, heavy bottom pan, toast rice with canola oil for 3-4 minutes. Then add milk and cardamom seeds and reduce over
slimflame until rice is very tender and almost pasty in texture and milk reduces by a quarter.Add saffron stigmas, pistachios and sugar and stir well until flavorssteep into mixture evenly.Check sweetness and consistency; phirnishould have thick-pouringconsistency.Set phirniin ramekin dishes equally and let cool initially at room temperature for 25 minutes then chill in refrigeratorbelow 4°C for 45 minutes. Garnish with poppy seeds (optional).
Sheer khurma is an authentic version of vermicelli pudding specially prepared for Eid festivities. 'Sheer' is Persian for milk and 'khurma' is another word for dates.Ingredients Of Sheer Khurma
5 cups full cream milk
50 gm roasted
vermicelli-brokeninto small pieces
50 gm dried coconut-grated
1/2 cup sugar
2 green cardamoms
2 Tbsp chopped dates
almonds-blanchedand cut into pieces
1/2 tsp khus (vetiver)
varkleaves(silver foil commonly found on barfis)
How to Make Sheer Khurma
In a wide pan simmer the milk till it thickens to the consistency of cream.Add the vermicelli, coconut, sugar, cardamom, dates and half of the raisins and almondsBring to boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes.Add the vetiver. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with the silver leaves and the rest of the almonds and raisins.Serve hot or cold.
RAJUK demolishing Moudud's
jamuna news: Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) today has begun demolishing the former residence of BNP leader Moudud Ahmed, at Gulshan of the capital.
Rajuk workers began work on the house at 159 Gulshan Avenue at 9:00
am .Confirming the news, Abu Bakar Siddique, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gulshan Police Station said.
Moudud Ahmed was evicted from the residence on June 7 after a Supreme Court order.
On June 4, the apex court dismissed three petitions filed seeking review of its verdict scrapping a High Court judgment that ordered the authorities to mutate the Gulshan land and residence.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on December 17, 2013, lodged a case with Gulshan Police Station against Moudud and his brother Monzur on the charge of grabbing the "abandoned public land".
According to the case statement, Moudud and his brother grabbed the land of around one bigha and 13
kathasbetween 1978 and 2006.
The land was enlisted as the government's abandoned land in 1972 after Pakistani couple Mohammad Ehsan and Inge Maria
Flatzleft the country before 1972.
Ehsan received the possession of the land in 1961 from now-defunct DIT [now Rajuk]. The land was transferred to Flatz in 1965.
Moudud falsely showed that
Flatzissued a power of attorney in favour of him on August 2, 1973.
Moudud grabbed the land and its
establishment,and started living there showing him as a tenant of Flatz.
But the ACC investigation found no record that says she visited Bangladesh after the independence of the country.
Eid being celebrated in
jamuna news: Dwellers of eight villages in Laxmipur, several villages in Satkhira, Chandpur and Bhola districts are celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, on Sunday amid much enthusiasm and religious
In Laxmipur, the villagers of Noagaon, Joypura, Bigha, Dakhshinpara in Ramganj
upazila, Kolakopa village in Raipur upazilaand Boshikpur, PurpaPanchpara and Mohadebpur villages in Sadar upazilaare celebrating the Eid on the same day as Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East.
The Eid congregation of Naogaon village was held at
TalimunQuran Nurani Madrasha at 10:00 am.
The followers of Mawlana Ishaq of the areas celebrate the Eid according to Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East.
In Satkhira, villagers of several villages are also being celebrated the Eid.
An Eid congregation conducted by Mawlana
MahabbatAli was heldat Baukhola village in Sadar upazilaat 9:00 am.
Besides, another Eid congregation was held at Islamkati village in Tala
upazila. Md Sayeduddinconducted the congregation.
Meanwhile, an Eid congregation was also held at Taltola in Sadar
In Chandpur, the villagers of Haziganj, Faridganj, Matlab South and Kachua
upazilasare celebrating the Eid.
Maincongregation of the Eid-ul-Fitr was held at ShadraSenior Madrashapremises in Shadra village under Haziganj upazilaat 10:00 am, said Maulana Abu Jafar M Abdul Hye, former principal of the madrashaand eldest son of late Maulana Ishaque, who introduced this practice in 1931.
He further said devotees of these villages began fasting on the same date with the people of Saudi Arabia.
In Bhola, around 10,000 families of 14 villages in five
upazilasare also celebrating Eid following Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East.
Presence of smartphones
jamuna news desk: Your brain power may be significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach even if it is switched off affecting your ability to concentrate on a task, scientists have found.
Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin in the US conducted experiments with nearly 800 smartphone users to measure, for the first time, how well people can complete tasks when they have their smartphones nearby even when they are not using them.
In one experiment, the researchers asked study participants to sit at a computer and take a series of tests that required full concentration in order to score well.
The tests were geared to measure participants' available cognitive capacity - that is, the brain's ability to hold and process data at any given time.
Before beginning, participants were randomly instructed to place their smartphones either on the desk face down, in their pocket or personal bag, or in another room.
All participants were instructed to turn their phones to silent.
The researchers found that participants with their phones in another room significantly outperformed those with their phones on the desk, and they also slightly outperformed those participants who had kept their phones in a pocket or bag.
The findings suggest that the mere presence of one's smartphone reduces available cognitive capacity and impairs cognitive functioning, even though people feel they are giving their full attention and focus to the task at hand.
"We see a linear trend that suggests that as the smartphone becomes more noticeable, participants' available cognitive capacity decreases," said Adrian Ward, Assistant Professor at University of Texas at Austin.
"Your conscious mind isn't thinking about your smartphone, but that process - the process of requiring yourself to not think about something - uses up some of your limited cognitive resources," Ward said.
In another experiment, researchers looked at how a person's self-reported smartphone dependence - or how strongly a person feels he or she needs to have a smartphone in order to get through a typical day - affected cognitive capacity.
Participants performed the same series of computer-based tests as the first group and were randomly assigned to keep their smartphones either in sight on the desk face up, in a pocket or bag, or in another room. In this experiment, some participants were also instructed to turn off their phones.
The researchers found that participants who were the most dependent on their smartphones performed worse compared with their less-dependent peers, but only when they kept their smartphones on the desk or in their pocket or bag.
Researchers also found that it did not matter whether a person's smartphone was turned on or off, or whether it was lying face up or face down on a desk.
Having a smartphone within sight or within easy reach reduces a person's ability to focus and perform tasks because part of their brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone.
"It's not that participants were distracted because they were getting notifications on their phones.
The mere presence of their smartphone was enough to reduce their cognitive capacity," said Ward.
Day to night: 3 Eid makeup
jamuna lifestyle desk: Eid al-Fitr is almost upon us and to celebrate, families and
friendsgather together in new clothes and looking their best.
Here are the top three make-up looks, from light and easy to more glamorous, to get you through the festive day without a hitch!
#Start out fresh
al Fitrwe usually start our day early so you want to keep your look clean and simple in the morning. Make sure to apply sunblock. If you have skin concerns and you prefer a bit of coverage, choose a BB cream instead. A BB cream is basically a tinted moisturizer that offers a medium coverage and sun protection at the same time.
Don’t forget to set it in with a loose powder if you have oily skin. Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and
groomedhowever, don’t go too overboard. Make sure they still look natural and effortless. To finish off the look, apply your favorite lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and moisturized. If you have pigmented lips and you’re not happy with them, choose a colored lip balm that’s not too flashy but will give your lips a natural washed color.
During the day we usually spend our time with family and visiting several gatherings. For these
occasionsyou want to look beautiful, presentable and festive. What is an Eid look without a beautiful, thick, winged eyeliner?
Use a waterproof eyeliner to make sure it doesn’t crease. You can never go wrong with a good pair of full lashes and a thick coat of mascara! If you’re feeling extra festive, apply a shimmery or frosty champagne color
eye shadowon the eyelids. Also, don’t forget to add some color to the cheeks by applying a pretty cream blusher. Not only does this last long, it also gives a healthy, dewy effect to the skin. When you’re with family and friends, you won’t have time to constantly touch up your lipstick… Choose a lip stain instead. This will save you time from checking up on your lips.
In the evening you can build up your make-up to a bolder look, however, this doesn’t require too much of your time. Simply switch up your lipstick in to a bolder shade and add some kohl to the waterline.
This will make people think you’ve spent hours doing your make-up when in fact, it only takes five minutes to switch it up into a bolder look! Use a kohl that’s waterproof so that it won’t crease or bleed through out the evening. You can go for either black, white or colorful kohl shades depending on your mood!
3 of a family electrocuted
jamuna news: Three members of a family including a five-year-old girl died from electrocution at their Lalbagh house in Dhaka on Monday morning.
The deceased are Shirin Begum, 30, her daughter Afrin, 5, and mother-in-law, Amena Begum, 55.
Doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) pronounced them dead around
11:30amafter the victims were rushed there, Sub-Inspector (SI) BacchuMia, in-charge of DMCH police camp, told The Daily Star.
Following a transformer blast, the trio came in contact with a snapped electric cable on the first floor of a tin-shed house in Islambagh area, medical sources said.
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