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৭১ টি দেশকে পেছনে ফেলে বাংলাদেশের প্রথম বিশ্বজয়ী হাফেজ ‘কারি আবদুল হক’
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৭১ টি দেশকে পেছনে ফেলে বাংলাদেশের প্রথম বিশ্বজয়ী হাফেজ ‘কারি আবদুল হক’

ছবি সংগ্রহীত বর্তমান বিশ্বে বাংলাদেশি হাফেজদের আলাদা গুরুত্ব রয়েছে। আন্তর্জাতিক হিফজুল কোরআন প্রতিযোগিতায় বাংলাদেশি হাফেজরা বরাবরই কৃতিত্বের স্বাক্ষর রেখে চলেছে। বাংলাদেশের লাল-সবুজের পতাকাকে করেছে সম্মানিত। তাদের অনন্য অবদানে প্রায়ই বিশ্বমিডিয়ায় শিরোনাম হচ্ছে সতের কোটি মানুষের প্রিয় জন্মভূমি ‘বাংলাদেশ’। কাতার, কুয়েত, ইরান, সংযুক্ত আরব আমিরাত, মিশর, মালয়েশিয়া, ভারত, বাহরাইনসহ বিভিন্ন দেশে আয়োজিত আন্তর্জাতিক হিফজুল কোরআন প্রতিযোগিতায় প্রথম, দ্বিতীয় বা তৃতীয় হচ্ছে বাংলাদেশি হাফেজরা। এদিকে আন্তর্জাতিক পর্যায়ে এই যে বাংলাদেশি হাফেজদের বিজয়ের ধারা, এটা কিন্তু আগে ছিল না। আরো সহজ কথায় বলতে গেলে গত ৩০ বছর আগে এ দেশের হাফেজদের এত গুরুত্ব বা সুনাম ছিল না। বাংলাদেশের হিফজ মাদরাসাগুলোতে যারা ব্যাপক পরিবর্তন এনেছেন বা আন্তর্জাতিক মানের হাফেজ তৈরির সূচনা করেছেন, তাদের মধ্যে অন্যতম ...
শরীর দেখিয়ে নয়, চোখের পানি ফেলে ভাইরাল হয়েছি: সুবহা
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শরীর দেখিয়ে নয়, চোখের পানি ফেলে ভাইরাল হয়েছি: সুবহা

ছবি সংগ্রহীত ‘ভাইরাল’ শব্দটির সঙ্গে ওতপ্রোতভাবে জড়িত ঢালিউডের নবাগত চিত্রনায়িকা শাহ হুমায়রা সুবহা। কেন না ব্যক্তিজীবনের নানা ঘটনার মধ্য দিয়ে তিনি বেশ কয়েকবার ভাইরাল হয়েছেন। বারবার এসেছেন আলোচনায়। তবে এবার ভিন্ন কারণে আলোচনায় উঠে এসেছেন সুবাহ। সম্প্রতি তার অভিনীত বসন্ত বিকেল চলচ্চিত্রটি মুক্তি পেয়েছে। প্রেক্ষাগৃহ পরিদর্শনের পর গণমাধ্যমের সঙ্গে কথা বলতে গিয়ে কেঁদে ফেলেছিলেন। সেটার উত্তর দিতে গিয়ে সামাজিক যোগাযোগ মাধ্যমে ফের বিষ্ফোরক মন্তব্য করলেন তিনি। রোববার (২৩ অক্টোবর) দিবাগত রাতে ফেসবুকে সুবহা লিখেছেন, হ্যাঁ এখন সিনেমার জন্য ভাইরাল হয়েছি, কারণ এটা আমার প্রথম ছবি, আমি এই ছবির জন্য অনেক কষ্ট করে অভিনয় করেছি। এর আগে ভাইরাল হলেও তা শরীর দেখিয়ে নয় উল্লেখ করে তিনি লেখেন, এর আগে যখন ভাইরাল হয়েছিলাম তখন কিন্তু শরীর দেখিয়ে ভাইরাল হইনি, সত্যি ঘ...
Light vegetable recipes for summer
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Light vegetable recipes for summer

It's that time of the year again when the temperature is at a constant high and the sun is blazing, showing off its tenacity in full glory. At times like these, we often crave for cold delicacies and ditch the regular ones. However, it is more important now than ever to get our daily intake of nutrition. While meat during this time can feel heavy and leave us with an overwhelming feeling, summer vegetables will leave us with a lighter feeling and yet a satisfied tummy. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. So here are a few vegetable recipes for you to give a go this summer. VEGETABLE BIBIMBAP Bibimbap is a Korean staple dish that consists of rice, assorted vegetables and sometimes meat. This is a lighter, healthier version made with vegetables ...
5 sandwiches to relish in hot weather
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5 sandwiches to relish in hot weather

etween two slices of bread, a great number of ingredients can be mixed and matched to create a class favourite, a food that we know by the name sandwich. Sandwiches are insanely easy to prepare and delicious sandwiches can be prepared from simple and readily available ingredients. If you are a fan of sandwich like me, you can put together different kinds of sandwiches throughout the year to treat yourself, and your friends and family. The days right now are hot and humid, so here are 5 simple but scrumptious sandwich recipes that you can use when you are looking to eat something fresh and light. These sandwiches are also quick, healthy, and budget-friendly. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. Tomato sandwich With its roots in the Southern US, tomato sa...
Fabulous fish recipes for your table
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Fabulous fish recipes for your table

Fish is considered one of the most heart-healthy foods one can eat. Fish has several benefits that make it a desirable part of a healthy diet. It is also a source of protein with omega fatty acids that can be consumed as a relatively efficient meat replacer. Consuming fish instead of meat is the higher intake of essential fatty acids can aid the body in a multitude of ways — from boosting the immune system to improving cognitive function. Fish recipes are key to getting fresh, delicious meals on the table quickly and easily. There are many ways to cook fish — grilled, baked, fried or stewed. This list of fish recipes is simple and easy to make with full of global flavours will delight fish lovers and definitely improve the dinner table game. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star...
How to make the most of guava season
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How to make the most of guava season

It is no secret that the reigning royalty of summer fruits includes mangoes, lychees, pineapples, various berries, guavas, etc. And while we have said goodbye to most of these fruits as the season comes to an end, guavas are just about coming to a peak. Here are 8 ways to make the most out of this guava season while they are still in the market! For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. Raw Guava Salad A raw guava salad is honestly one of the best things you could do with your guavas. Tangy, spicy, utterly delicious and unbearably easy, it's the perfect snack, appetiser or even a meal during this hot summer heat. Toss your thinly sliced sour raw guavas with julienned carrots, onions, and lime juice for the quickest and yummiest tropical salad! Popsicles ...
State Bank of India to manage visa centres in Bangladesh for 2 more years, agreement signed
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State Bank of India to manage visa centres in Bangladesh for 2 more years, agreement signed

he State Bank of India yesterday (August 10, 2022) was re-engaged as the agent for managing Indian Visa Application Centres in Bangladesh for another two years. SBI Bangladesh Country Head of Operations Amit Kumar and Deputy High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Dr Binoy George signed the agreement at a ceremony organised at IVAC Dhaka at Jamuna Future Park yesterday, said a press release. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star's Google News channel. The signing ceremony was presided over by the High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami. Officials of the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh and SBI attended the event. A Priority Lounge was also inaugurated at IVAC Dhaka by the Indian high commissioner. Doraiswami expressed satisfaction with the func...
How to pick right hand sanitiser
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How to pick right hand sanitiser

The demand for hand sanitiser skyrocketed with the spread of Covid-19. But with too many sanitisers to choose from, people are often confused about what they should look for in a sanitiser. It’s simple in fact: Pick one that contains mostly alcohol, and has a few other ingredients. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says hand sanitisers should be at least 60 per cent ethyl alcohol or 70 per cent isopropyl alcohol. Other approved ingredients may include sterile distilled water, hydrogen peroxide and glycerin, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, reports AP. You should avoid anything with methanol or 1-propanol, both of which can be highly toxic. The FDA also warns people to watch out for hand sanitisers packaged in food and drink containers, sin...
5 benefits of lemon for glowing skin
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5 benefits of lemon for glowing skin

Beauty trends and popular products spring up on our social media handles every now and then which surely tempts us to experiment and try them on. However, to get flawless skin, one doesn't always have to shell out much money or effort to achieve it. Sometimes all you need to do is head to the kitchen and cook up a magic potion; not for your tummy but for your skin. One such easily available ingredient we can all find in our fridge is the good old lemon. When life gives you lemons, squeeze out the juice on your face, ladies because this superfood has many beauty benefits. Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C that helps the skin in many ways. We tell you what those benefits are and all the lemony goodness you need to add to your skincare routine. 5 benefits of lemon for your ski...
Gel nail polishes for high-shine nails
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Gel nail polishes for high-shine nails

A good manicure can uplift your mood in no time. And if you still believe you need to head to a salon for a fresh manicure, you need to think again. And that's where glossy and gel nail polishes do their magic. It is one of the simplest ways to get your nails to stand out in a crowd. It lets you put an unexpected twist on your nail polish and is suitable for interesting nail art designs too. Ready to treat yourself to a gorgeous gel manicure? Ahead, here are the five best gel polishes that have stolen our hearts and will do yours too! A perfect manicure is only complete with these gel nail polishes. 1. Plum colour affair gel nail polish This one is a vegan pick with a high-shine factor and intense colour payoff. It is formulated with avocado oil and Vitamin E. Since it is...