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4 Habiganj kids killings: 3
jamuna news: A Speedy Trial Tribunal in Sylhet
havesentenced three persons to death for killingof four schoolboys in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj in February 2016.
Monir Mia, 7, ZakariaShuvo (8) Tajel Mia (10) and Ismail Mia (10 ) were killed on February 12 over enmity between their fathers and their rival group in village arbitration council.
Detectives on April 5 pressed charges against Abdul Ali, his two sons Rubel Mia and Jewel Mia, Habibur Rahman
Arju, ShahedAhmed Bashir, Bachchu Mia, Babul Mia, Ustar Mia and Billal Mia. Arrest warrants have been issued against fugitives -- Babul, Ustarand Billal.
Bachchu was killed in a “gunfight” with Rab on February 25, 2016.
AL Adviser Md Ishak Miah
jamuna news: Awami League adviser Md Ishak Miah died at Max Hospital in Chittagong city today.
He passed away at
10:50amon Monday at Max Hospital in Chittagong city, said Chittagong Metropolitan Awami League Vice President Khorshed Alam Shujon.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her condolence over the veteran politician's death, said her Deputy Press Secretary of Ashraful Alam Khokan.
Ishak Miah was 87 and leaves behind three sons and seven daughters.
Md Ishak, who was elected in the 1970 polls, had been admitted to the hospital with heart problems.
He was also suffering from various complications due to old age, said the family.
Md Ishak’s body was taken to his home in the city's Agrabad, where leaders, activists of the Awami League and its allies paid their final respects.
Gunfights kill 2 in Kushtia
jamuna news: Two suspected robbers have been killed in two separate incidents of 'gunfight' in Kushtia Sadar and Bheramara
Tipped off that a gang of robbers
weretaking preparation at Dashmail in Bheramara upazila to commit robbery, a police team conducted a drive there on early Wednesday, said officer-in-charge of Bheramara Police Station Nur Hossain Khandakar.
However, sensing the presence of the police team, the bandits swooped on them, forcing the law enforcers to retaliate that triggered the gunfight, leaving Hasanuzzaman Lalan, a resident of Gangni upazila of Meherpur district, dead on the spot.
Police also recovered a short gun, one bullet and a local weapon from the spot, said the OC adding, three policemen were also injured during the gunfight.
In another incident,
SobhanAli, a suspected member of a robber gang, was killed in a 'gunfight' between police and his gang members at Baradi Gorasthan in Sadar upazila in the early hours.
Based on the information of Sobhan, police came to Baradi Gorasthan to recover arms, said officer-in-charge Nasir Uddin of Kushtia Model Police Station.
When the police personnel reached Baradi, the robber gang members opened fire to the law enforcers.
In retaliation, police also fired back, triggering the gunfight.
At one stage, the robbers fled the scene while police found
Sobhanwith bullet wounded.
Sobhanwas taken to Kushtia General Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
New type of bio-compatible
jamuna news desk: Scientists have invented an entirely new kind of bio-compatible battery which produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy as used by humans and other living things.
In our bodies, flowing ions (sodium, potassium and other electrolytes) are the electrical signals that power the brain and control the rhythm of the heart, the movement of muscles, and much more.
In traditional batteries, the electrical energy, or current, flows in form of moving electrons.
This current of electrons out of the battery is generated within the battery by moving positive ions from one end (electrode) of a battery to the other.
The battery developed by researchers at
Universityof Maryland in the US does the opposite. It moves electrons around in the device to deliver energy that is a flow of ions.
This is the first time that an ionic current-generating battery has been invented, researchers said.
“My intention is for ionic systems to interface with human systems,” said Liangbing Hu,
professorat the University of Maryland.
“So I came up with the reverse design of a battery.
In a typical battery, electrons flow through wires to interface electronics, and ions flow through the battery separator,” Hu said.
In the reverse design, a traditional battery is electronically shorted (that means electrons are flowing through the metal wires).
Then ions have to flow through the outside ionic cables. In this case, the ions in the ionic cable - here, grass
fibres- can interface with living systems.
The battery also has another unusual feature - it uses grass to store its energy. To make the battery, the team soaked blades of Kentucky bluegrass in lithium salt solution.
The channels that once moved nutrients up and down the grass blade were ideal conduits to hold the solution.
The demonstration battery the research team created looks like two glass tubes with a blade of grass inside, each connected by a thin metal wire at the top.
The wire is where the electrons flow through to move from one end of the battery to the other as the stored energy slowly discharges. At the other end of each glass tube is a metal tip through which the ionic current flows.
“Potential applications might include the development of the next generation of devices to micro-manipulate neuronal activities and interactions that can prevent and/or treat such medical problems as Alzheimer's disease and depression,” said Jianhua Zhang, a staff scientist at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in the US.
The battery could be used to develop medical devices for the disabled, or for more efficient drug and gene delivery tools in both research and clinical settings, as a way to more precisely treat cancers and other medical diseases, said Zhang, who performed biological experiments to test that the new battery successfully transmitted current to living cells.
“Looking far ahead on the scientific horizon, one hopes also that this invention may help to establish the possibility of
direct machineand human communication,” he said.
The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.
Useful tips for beautiful
jamuna lifestyle desk: Beautiful hands and nails enhance the beauty of a woman. Some are born and blessed with it, while some constantly struggle to have smooth supple hands and well-manicured nails.
Know the tips and techniques on how to care for your nails. Here is a list of Do's and Don't of nail care that will make your nails and hands the envy of every woman.
1. Leave your nails without nail polish once in a while at least in order to allow them to breathe.
2. Keep a pack of hand lotion or cream near the kitchen sink and use it each time after washing your hands.
3. Wear gloves while doing housework or gardening and rub some hand cream or lotion before putting on the gloves.
4. Apply oil to your nails whenever possible
inorderto strengthen them.
5. Include ample quantities of calcium and vitamin A in your daily diet.
6. Keep your manicure set clean in order to prevent any infection.
7. Have a professional manicure done at least once a month.
8. Prolonged exposure to the sun is not good for nails and a lot of swimming will dry them. This can be encountered by keeping the nails and cuticles well moisturized.
9. Before doing chores like dusting or gardening, first, dig the nails into a soap bar. This prevents dirt from getting embedded under them and also make them easier to clean later.
10. To keep nail polish intact in the bath, smoothen a little skin cream on it before going for a bath.
11. If a nail breaks, we can get, professional help in fixing 'false' nails. Otherwise, try to file them down. If the break is bad, remove all the polish from that nail and mend the break with a small piece of cello-tape, cut to fit. Then re-apply polish.
12. If nails are brittle and break or split easily, keep them oiled.
3 Neo JMB men held in city
jamuna news: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three suspected members of Neo JMB 'Sarwar-Tamim group' from Aftabnagar in the city on Tuesday night.
Rab men also recovered books on extremism and a laptop containing confidential documents from the spot, said Major Maruf, second-in-command of Rab-3.
The details of the arrest will be disclosed at a press briefing later in
theday, Maruf added.
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