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Prices of bakery products could be lowered drastically, if govt. intervenes: Bakery owners Assn

Sri Lanka, Aug. 14 -- If the government intervenes to control and reduce the prices of flour, eggs and margarine, the price of a loaf of bread and a bun could be brought down by Rs. 50 and Rs.25, the All Ceylon Bakery Owner's Association (ACBOA) said. Association's head N.K. Jayawardane told the that they have come to a situation where they are unable to continue with their profession. "Price of an egg is sold now at Rs.65. "Price if a bag of flour is going up steadily almost every day. The market price of margarine is definitely beyond our reach," he said. The price of an egg in South India is Rs. 18. If the government can import and sell them at the cost of Rs. 30, we can reduce the prices of bread and bun, Jayawardene said. Mafia dominates the egg industry; they even threatened us not to import eggs from India, he said. "No control in the price of wheat flour in the market. The dealers and agencies increase the prices as they wish and do so indiscriminately, saying there is a scarcity of wheat flour in the market," he said. Therefore, the government should step in and take necessary but stern action to reduce the prices of bakery ingredients, he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama) For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comDaily Mirror

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Number of vehicles can now be registered under BRN under NFP: ICTA

Sri Lanka, Aug. 14 -- The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) today said Businesses with large fleet of vehicles can now be registered with their Business Registration Numbers (BRN) from today under the National Fuel Pass (NFP). They said government institutes, organizations and businesses can register their fleet of vehicles under BRN category through one or multiple mobile numbers under one BRN. Such vehicles will be given a specific QR code through the portal after verification. The Power and Energy Ministry said the government institutions will be given a set of guidelines upon BRNs assigned to them. Meanwhile, the ministry requested the public to register with the new Fuel Pass System as early as they can, and not to misuse the system to obtain fuel by illegal means. Moreover, they said the fuel requirements for machinery must be registered with the respective Divisonal Secretariats citing the weekly fuel requirement. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama) For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comDaily Mirror

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Gunman wounds 8 in late-night Jerusalem shooting

Israeli police and medics say a gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City, wounding eight Israelis in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza

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DeGrom, Mets outduel Nola, Phillies 1-0 in NL East showdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career

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Mahomes throws TD pass in Chiefs' preseason opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 60 yards and a touchdown on Kansas City’s first possession, then watched as

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65 test positive for banned substances at liquor shop

65 people were found abusing drugs Saturday at a liquor shop in the northern port city of Hai Phong.

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Ohtani, Ward HR, Angels rally past Twins 5-3 in 11 innings

Shohei Ohtani hit an eighth-inning home run to get the Angels’ offense started and Taylor Ward hit a game-ending two-run blast to right-center in the 11th inning to complete a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins

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Business Magnate Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Passes Away; 'Saddening,' Says PM Modi

He was the promoter of Akasa Air and Star Health & Allied Insurance.

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Dalit Boy Beaten Up For Allegedly Drinking 'Upper Caste' Water in Rajasthan Dies

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took to Twitter and ordered a probe into the incident.

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Dies At 62

Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has died age 62.

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Har Dil Tiranga – What Does the National Campaign Symbolise?

The campaign should be therapeutic and an apt moment and mood to evoke nationalistic pride and patriotic fervor.

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Jollibee Foods struggles to make profits in Vietnam with 4 brands

All four brands that Jollibee Foods Corp of the Philippines operates in Vietnam, including coffee chain Highlands Coffee, posted losses last year.

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Salman Rushdie off ventilator and able to talk

The Satanic Verses author was repeatedly stabbed while on stage at a US literary event on Friday.

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Tk 13b waterway project to connect Gulshan, Banani with Hatirjheel

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- Dhaka North City Corporation has proposed a Tk 13 billion project to establish a waterway connecting Gulshan and Banani with Hatirjheel and also cut the travel time. The project will require work to turn four culverts into bridges, and the demolition and reconstruction of an elevated bridge to allow water taxis to pass under it. Authorities think it will ease the pressure of traffic on the streets. They also want to develop these areas into a place like Hatirjheel for people to hang out, reports bdnews24.com. Passengers who use Hatirjheel water taxis for commute say the waterway gives them comfort, saving them the trouble of waiting in traffic jams on the streets for hours. "It'll be a long route and ease pressure on buses in these areas. Boat journeys will be comfortable. There'll be no traffic jam," said Dhaka North Mayor Atiqul Islam. The city corporation made a design and submitted it with other details to the Planning Commission in January. It may not be a complete alternative to bus routes if the lakes in Gulshan, Banani and Hatirjheel can be connected, but will work well for those travelling to areas near the waterway stations, said Dr Shamsul Haque, a professor of civil engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. "People will be able to travel without any hassle and enjoy a beautiful view of Hatirjheel. A water bus can carry the same number of passengers as a minibus can. It'll ease pressure on the streets," he said. THE ROUTES Currently, 15 water taxis carry passengers on the FDC-Rampura and Badda Link Road-Rampura routes on a 3.5 km waterway. They take the route behind Gulshan Shooting Club, but cannot enter Gulshan Lake as the bridges on Gulshan-Shahjadpur and Gulshan-Baridhara roads are low. If the bridges can be demolished and reconstructed higher than they are now, the water taxis can travel up to Baridhara. The same can be applied to the routes from FDC to Banani Graveyard or Banani to Rampura. This will extend the waterway to a 6km one. If the lake next to Karail slum in Mohakhali can be freed from encroachment, another route to Banani's Chairmanbari will open. According to the proposed project, the banks of the lakes will be renovated and their capacity to hold and allow water to flow will be increased. Six bridges, two U-loops and an overpass will be built under the project. The culverts on Niketan-Gulshan, Mohakhali-Gulshan 1, Banani-Gulshan-2 and Gulshan-1-Badda Link Road will be turned into bridges. The bridge on Gulshan 2-Baridhara road will be dismantled and built back up. A bridge will be constructed on Gulshan-Shahjadpur road. Architect Iqbal Habib, who designed the plan, said the U-loops will be built so that vehicles do not need to face any red lights in Gulshan-1 and Gudaraghat. The waterway will be built between Gulshan and Niketan and it will become two routes near Mohakhali T&T slum. One of these routes will extend to Banani graveyard while the other will stretch to Banani road No. 8 via Karail slum. The city corporation and the Local Government Engineering Department will implement the project once it is cleared. The local government ministry is supposed to spend Tk 10 billion on the project while the rest will come from the city corporation's funds. The proposal says Tk 4.4 billion will be spent on the construction of bridges, U-loops and grade separators, Tk 1 billion to maintain the quality of water, Tk 1.1 billion on drainage systems and Tk 680 million on increasing the lakes' capacity. If it starts this year, the proposal estimates, the project can be completed by December 2023. HATIRJHEEL SHOWS THE WAY Samin Ahmed, a student of North South University in Bashundhara, uses Hatirjheel water taxis to travel to the campus from his home in Moghbazar. He, however, has to take a bus after getting off the water taxi at Badda Link Road. The bus trip should take 15 minutes, but traffic congestion makes it a journey lasting over an hour. "I would've been able to walk to my university had the water taxis travelled to Baridhhara. The most important thing is that the boat journey is very comfortable." Millat Hossain, who commutes from his home in North Badda to his office in Tejgaon by water taxis, said: "I don't have to stand inside a bus for hours. It would be great if the waterway can be extended to Baridhara and Banani." Md Ashraful Islam, an urban planner of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha, said a new waterway would also ease waterlogging problem in the city. BUET's Prof Shamsul, however, warned about the possibilities of water pollution if water taxis are used without a proper plan. The High Court in a verdict to protect Hatirjheel lake said water taxis should be banned from the lake as they are harmful for water. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comThe Financial Express

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Is Tk 120 a day enough for a family to survive?

Dhaka, Aug. 14 -- Saraswati Bauri has been working at Lalchand Tea Estate in Habiganj's Chunarughat for three years. He took the job after her father died three years ago. Now the breadwinner for the family of five, in her late 20s, gets Tk 120 as daily wage. "How am I supposed to support my family in this market? I need to feed my two children and elderly mother. I can't pay for the expenses with this Tk 120 when prices are rising," she said, clearly conveying her frustration, reports bdnews24.com. Saraswati has to pay for her 7-year-old daughter Trisha Bauri's education at school. She cannot even think about taking her children to healthcare facilities when they fall ill. Jyotsna Painka, a worker of Khaichhara Tea Estate in Sreemangal's Bharaura, said they eat bread in the morning and afternoon, and rice at night. With rice, they eat lentils, potatoes or some other vegetables. She buys small fries or dried fish after getting her wage on Wednesday. "We can't think of having anything beyond these." Jyotsna has forgotten when was the last time they ate meat. Munmun Painka of Bhurburia Tea Estate said they buy meat once a year, during Puja when the owners pay some bonuses. Now tens of thousands of tea plantation workers have launched an indefinite strike demanding a rise in their daily wage to Tk 300. The owners, however, claim that a worker is paid Tk 300 daily, taking into account that they get 2 kg flour at Tk 4 per week, free tea, and land to live on. "You should also consider that their wage has been raised several times in the past decade while the tea price has remained unchanged," claimed Golam Mohammad Shibli, Sylhet unit chairman of owners' organisation, Bangladesh Tea Association. Pankaj Kanda, a leader of the tea workers in Sreemangal, said: "What's the price of cooking oil, rice and lentil now? And we get Tk 120 cash, excluding housing, education and sanitation. "Is it possible to bear the cost of running a family of four to seven? Can you do it? No one can. This is why we've launched the agitation." They started the protests after the owners offered a mere Tk 14 hike in daily wage, said Bijoy Hajra, another leader of tea workers in Sreemangal. "A Tk 134 daily wage is in no way a standard pay. A family can't survive with this wage." The situation is worse for the temporary workers who are paid less wage than the permanent ones. The temporary workers also do not get ration and festival allowance. Mohammad Nahidul Islam, deputy director at the Department of Labour in Sreemangal, said the law states the owners and the workers will formally inform the department if they cannot agree on a deal on pay. The department will take steps within 30 working days to find a solution, but no side has written to the authorities this time. "We've informed the high-ups ourselves and issued some instructions to the workers' leaders," he said. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comThe Financial Express

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Marijuana is a medicine - legalise It

Sri Lanka, Aug. 14 -- There are few subjects that can stir up stronger emotions among doctors, scientists, policymakers, and the public than medical marijuana. Is it safe? Should it be legal? Is it addictive? Is there a way to keep it out of the reach of teenagers? Is it really the "wonder drug" that people claim it is? Are just some of the many questions raised in the debate on whether marijuana should be legalised for medical purposes. What is marijuana? Well, you might have heard, or you might not. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant which can also be called weed or pot. To many people Marijuana is a drug used by drug addicts to gain an artificial 'high'. This negative association is further fuelled by the side effects caused by an excessive use of the drug. However, what many fail to realise is that when it comes to medical prescription of the drug, things are very different. According to research conducted by Harvard Medical School, medically prescribed Marijuana contains the component known as cannabidiol, a stain of Marijuana which has no intoxicating properties. As such patients who currently use medically prescribed Marijuana have reported no signs of altered consciousness. Therefore, despite the association of negative side effects like brain damage, damage to the reproductive system and the weakening of the immune system among others, current studies show that moderate daily use of Marijuana causes none of the above. Cancer chemotherapy In this vein several studies have found that medical marijuana can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy and help improve the food intake in HIV patients. A few studies have found that inhaled marijuana can also be helpful in the treatment of neuropathic pain (pain caused by damaged nerves).To ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, and nerve pain in general. This is an area where few other options exist. Patients claim that marijuana allows them to resume their previous activities without feeling completely disengaged unlike other drugs. Apart from this medical marijuana has been linked to a reduction in tremors in Parkinson's disease whilst it has been successfully used in the treatment of wasting syndrome associated with HIV, as well as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's disease. Adding to the medical benefit of the drug, Gawini Siriwardane, medical student at the University of Colombo, said that weed should be legal as it has many uses in the medical world and also it has been used by people for thousands of years. Active chemicals in weed are similar to chemicals the body makes, that are involved in appetite, memory, movement and pain. Also, there are many doctors who currently support the effectiveness of using weed as treatment for some conditions such as seizures, cancer and so on. Looking around there appears to be overwhelming evidence for the responsible and prescribed use of medical marijuana. However, the drug itself remains illegal in most countries. Only 29 states in America have legalised its use despite close to 85 percent of the people our in favour of legalising it. On the flip side we find that millions have died by smoking, yet they're sold at stores still. Alcohol has been the main cause of countless deaths due to diabetes, liver disease and dementia with many being killed from drunk driving alone in 2011, yet people can purchase it still. And the question remains as to 'who has died by consuming medical marijuana?' the answer is... no one. Direct tax revenue With regard to marijuana's benefit to the economy, Charithma Dissanayake said that there is direct tax revenue from this to the economy. Considering other countries that have legalised this, it can be seen that their tax revenue has increased compared to previous years. Create jobs And also, the establishment of weed nurseries can create jobs in the production, distribution, and management sectors. It is good for our unemployment problem. Because when the unemployment rate is reduced, social unrest can also be reduced. The other side is investment. When weed is legalised, investors benefit from having their investment portfolios secure. And it increases access to a huge number of investors who show a significant interest in this sector. Apart from these areas, we can get many benefits from this. And this is another golden gate that Sri Lanka can use to earn dollars. There are many core aspects that we can improve when legalising weed. So, legalisation of weed brings more benefit to the economy. It is not completely right to claim that marijuana is "harmless" even though the properties of marijuana have shown not to be physically addictive, one can become psychologically addicted. However, this is true of just about anything that can give one pleasure, such as chocolate, shopping, or gambling. Not every substance will be safe for everyone, when used in excessive amounts or under every circumstance. The effects of medical marijuana will depend on the dose taken. Therefore, it is essential that the prescription be given and supervised by a reputed doctor, who will be better able to manage the patient throughout his/her period of treatment. Studies show that already millions of Americans use medical marijuana though it is largely illegal in most states. This is alarming in one sense as it could mean that desperate patients may be obtaining it illegally and consuming it in incorrect dosages. This could lead to further health complications as they are not monitored by a recognised medical practitioner. Governments Despite its many researched benefits, if governments around the world fail to take heed and decriminalise marijuana for medical purposes, many more desperate people will be seeking it out illegally. Suhanya Devanjee, a law student at the University of London said as a nation that values the freedoms and liberties of its citizens, we shouldn't imprison people for using weed as it is scientifically proven that it is safer than alcohol, tobacco, and many other drugs. Additionally, a prohibition would probably be a waste of state resources; legalisation and taxation would be considerably more advantageous for generating the necessary income. Consequently, the greatest remedy would be a system that controls teens' access to weed. Furthermore, a full prohibition is likely to result in violence for both the buyers and the sellers. In these conditions, a legal mechanism that permits the use of weed for both medical and environmental goals will produce superior results. Therefore, considering the medical evidence I personally hope that one day medical marijuana will be as freely available as the common aspirin, giving every patient the right to chose. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comSri Lanka Sunday Observer

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1K BJMP men join this year's Brigada back to school challenge

Manila, Aug. 14 -- The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) deployed over 1,000 personnel to help Brigada Eskwela 2022 through massive cleanup drives and volunteer works in schools nationwide. This year's Brigada Eskwela, themed as "Tugon sa Hamon ng Ligtas na Balik-Aral" started on Aug. 1 up to Aug. 26. BJMP Chief Jail Director Allan Iral said the BJMP personnel assisted the Department of Education (DepEd) in school repairs, cleanup activities and other preparations for the Aug. 22 school opening. "Our personnel volunteered their time including a number of school materials in support to our educator's efforts to create a more conducive learning environment for students amid the pandemic," Iral said in a statement on Saturday. Every year, the BJMP is a constant support agency of the DepEd, especially during the conduct of Brigada Eskwela. "We are one with the Department of Education in this annual advocacy since we are also a beneficiary of the Alternative Learning System program wherein thousands of persons deprived of liberty under our care have completed their basic education," Iral said. On Aug. 11, Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. called on the entire Department of the Interior and Local Government, which includes the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, BJMP, and all local government units to help in the annual activity to prepare schools for the start of the school year. "Magtulungan tayo, tulungan natin ang DepEd (Let's work together, let's help DepEd). These are among the immediate things that we need to do right now... Our energy should be focused on recovery," Abalos said. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comCopyright 2012. Philippines News Agency

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Rain showers expected in many parts of PH due to 'habagat'

Manila, Aug. 14 -- The southwest monsoon or "habagat" may still affect most parts of the country particularly western sections of southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday. In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the weather bureau said Mimaropa and Bicol regions and the provinces of Quezon and Batangas in Luzon; Visayas; and Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions in Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. It warned residents of possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms also due to southwest monsoon and localized thunderstorms. The entire archipelago will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate coastal waters. Ezra Bulquerin of PAGASA said a low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has a slim chance to develop into tropical cyclone. Though located 990 kilometers east of northern eastern Mindanao, he said the LPA was seen not to affect any parts of the country. The temperature will range from 25.2C to 33.2C. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comCopyright 2012. Philippines News Agency

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Perkins-McCutcheon connection leads Rams over Chargers 29-22

Third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins threw a pair of touchdown passes to Lance McCutcheon and the Los Angeles Rams held off the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22 in a preseason game in which most of the starters for both teams did not play

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Why Self Care of Moms is Important: Tips for busy mothers

Bangladesh, Aug. 14 -- To be a mother is the most exciting and exhausting job in the world. A mother is responsible for the life of someone else. You love your kids and always try to give them the best chance to go out into the world and succeed. Most of the time you neglect yourself; you are not careful about your health although you need to nurture yourself before you can care for your children. Check here for some tips on why moms must take care of themselves. Why should a mother take care of herself first? If you care for yourself first, you're caring for your family. This is true in many ways: Self-compassion As a mom, you can set good examples for your children. If a parent is constantly complaining and putting themselves down, the children will emulate these behaviours. It's important to be grateful for the little things in life and have self-compassion. Read How to Stay Physically Active during Pregnancy When you care for yourself, you are relaxing and doing the most important things for your kids and family. You must want to raise humble, helpful, self-less kids. To make your kids extra-ordinary, your calm and quietness are very necessary. Besides, you need to teach your kids to keep boundaries which helps them protect themselves. You always want your kids to be strong and have a great sense of self. From you, your child will learn how to say "no" to things that don't serve them when they will grow up. So, when you prioritise self-care, you are being a GREAT parent and model to your kids. The best version of yourself Self-care is a buzzword in the wellness industry that helps you to be the best version of yourself. But what does it actually mean? Self-care is about taking care of yourself, by doing things that make you feel good and more relaxed. It's about setting limits, being kind to yourself, and putting emphasis on your needs. Read Postpartum Depression, Mood Swings: How can new moms deal with these issues? Some people have self-care routines that they do every day, like morning meditation or evening yoga class. Others might have self-care routines that they do when they need them the most, like after a long day at work or when they are feeling really anxious. Self-care means giving yourself permission to stop working after hours. Besides, self-care refers to going home without finishing everything on your to-do list. Actually, it means taking time for yourself. Optimises your body for handling stress Self-care is about making time for things that make you feel tranquil, happy, and healthy. It's a way of looking after yourself and your wellbeing. Stress can be reduced with simple self-care practices such as meditation or mindfulness exercises, spending time in nature or taking a break to meditate by going for a walk in the park. Read Pregnancy Anxiety? How to reduce the stress of pregnant mothers? Make you patient If you rest well and have had time to put focus on your own needs, you have more patience for others. Self-care helps to take sound sleep that ultimately blesses you with an excellent morning to keep continuing with your kids and family. Self-care makes your patience level higher and helps you to cope with the stress of the meltdown. You don't feel anything overwhelming and that makes the day go smoothly and patiently. Positivity Too much workload makes you negative. Self-care is a practice that can be applied to many aspects of life. It is about taking time for yourself and focusing on your needs. The benefits of self-care are not just physical, but mental as well. When you take care of yourself, you have a better outlook on life and are more likely to be happy and content. Read Postpartum Weight Loss: How to lose baby weight fast after pregnancy Self-care is important because it helps you maintain a positive mentality. A positive mentality will help you do your job better, which in turn will make your work environment more enjoyable and your kids have a happy, more positive mommy than a bad-tempered, moody one. Power Self-care is a process that helps a person take care of their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. It can be defined as the act of taking care of oneself in order to live a healthy and productive life. The idea behind self-care is to take time for oneself in order to reduce stress and improve one's physical health. In other words, it is about making time for yourself so you can feel good about yourself and your life. Read Pregnancy Care Tips for Summer: How can pregnant mothers beat the heat? 12 tips for busy moms to take care of themselves Taking care of your body is an excellent way to start. Here are some tips for you to take care of yourself along with maintaining your family and rearing children properly: Eat healthy Naturally, you wish to get back your pre-baby shape, but your body needs extra calories and nutrients when you are breastfeeding. If you are not breastfeeding, you should take healthy foods as you have to run all the time to your lovely kids and family as well. So, be gentle with yourself and focus on eating wholesome food. Drink enough water It is mandatory to keep you hydrated. But most mothers are so busy that they forget to drink sufficient water. You can add lemon or cucumber slices to your water to add some variety. Make sure you carry a water bottle with you always. Read 10 Post- Pregnancy Skincare Tips: Get Your Glow Back Get enough sleep Sound and uninterrupted sleep are necessary to make you relaxed. Try to sync your sleep to your baby's. You can install an app which provides a circling sound to help you fall asleep faster. Besides, you can use a comfortable sleep bra with easy nursing access. Focus on your physical health You can feel refreshed by getting your blood pumping and going outside. Pick the right things for your fitness level. -Take a walk around the block. -Stretch or do some yoga. -Go out with your bike for a spin. -Take for a fun run. -Spend time taking care of your garden. Read Work From Home Job Ideas for Mothers, Fathers Take care of your emotional health Avoid wishing more Many mothers feel depressed for not getting what they wished for from husbands, family members and children. Some working moms get disappointed due to their own performances in the workplaces or business sectors. While some moms get frustrated due to the insufficient income of the family or other issues. Those fulfillments might lead to anxieties, depression and other mental health issues. Embrace where you are Every person has some limitations whether it is your child or partner. Due to diverse issues the financial condition of the family may face ups and downs. Life is short but challenging. Take it easy. So, instead of wishing more, appreciate what you already have and make the most of every moment. Accept challenges, and try to take life positively. Encourage yourself and your family members to solve problems in peaceful ways. Take counselling if necessary If you are a mother, naturally, you have to live in the midst of dirty laundry, food prep, smelly diapers, children's fighting over toys and lack of sleep. These things can ruin the mental health of the mother. Many mothers fall into postpartum depression. If you are going through such problems take counselling. Read 2022 Happy Mother's Day: Five Athletes Who Make a Big Comeback After Becoming Mothers Be grateful Be grateful for your blessings. Gratitude is an awesome way to express your feelings and thoughts about life. Give yourself 'Me' time Obviously, your children are the centre of your world, but you need a break from them. Your 'me' time can be very simple like locking the bathroom door for some time to take a fresh bath. You can also save some time from your busy schedule to do something you love like reading a novel, watching a TV show or gardening. Besides, it can be meeting old friends or going away for a weekend trip. Boost your brain If you are a stay-at-home mom, try to do something creative, mind refreshing and interesting things in your free time. It will divert your mind from the daily routine. You can do things like -Writing a blog or journal. -Sketching something you love or picking up a colouring book. -Meditate. -Reading a good book. -Doing a crossword puzzle. Read Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Best Presents for the Best Person You Know Stop feeling guilty People generally link their successes or products to their self-worth. Mothers tend to feel guilty for many reasons. Many homemakers or stay-at-home moms suffer from guilt or inferiority complex for not contributing to your family financially. On the other hand, working moms feel guilt for not giving much time to their children after long office hours. But in both cases, mothers are doing their best to help their family and children. So they should appreciate their contribution and feel blessed. When a mother spends free time, she sometimes feels guilty, even if it is a much-needed relaxation. But you should remember that sometimes wasting time is also productive as it will give you more strength and energy to start again. Read Work from Home Business Ideas for Moms, Housewives in Bangladesh Sharpen your skills Though you are a mother, you can make yourself skillful in certain niches, like cooking, baking, writing, gardening, singing, dancing, etc. You can also take a professional course which will enrich your career. It will not only give you mental satisfaction but also improve your emotional health. You can enhance your skills in diverse sectors. Such as, -Improve your cooking skill by trying new and distinct recipes. -Take a painting, drawing or singing class. -Start your loving dance again -Take a course on computer programming. Read 7 Ways to Become a Genuine Expert in Your Chosen Field Stay organised A mother has unlimited tasks at home. The best thing to stay organised is to keep a planner or list of upcoming works for yourself and your family. Avoid stress from unexpected tasks. Divide your activities according to their importance and do them accordingly. If you are a working mom or have a large family, it would be a nice idea to share some chores with your partner, teenage children and other family members. Thus, you can manage the responsibilities in an organised way. Friend's time Unlike fathers, the mothers hardly get rare chances to spend time with their friends. Still they have to try to manage time for friends. You can try the following things. -Having lunch at a new restaurant with a bosom friend. -Enjoying tea time with friends. -Go shopping. -Volunteer with a friend. -Join a book club or moms group. Read Overcoming Study Gap: How to Start Studying after a Long Break Bottom Line The actual parts of self-care are to be realistic and firm. When your schedule is restless and chaotic, it would not be possible for you to be realistic and focus on self-care activities. So, start small with reachable expectations and fulfil those expectations to feel relaxed and complete. Remember your health and well-being affect the entire family. If you are not well to take care of your child and family, the whole family will suffer. When you integrate self-care into your regular routine, you will become an amazing caregiver. Our tips will help you to incorporate everything easily and properly. So far, we have discussed why a mother should take care of herself. We have also shared some tips for busy moms to take care of themselves. Hope it helps! Read Digital Addiction of Children: How can parents get kids off screens? For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comUNB

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2 bikers killed in Pabna accident

Bangladesh, Aug. 14 -- A motorcyclist and his pillion rider were killed as a speeding truck hit their motorcycle on Pabna-Pakshi highway in Sadar upazila of Pabna early Sunday, said police. The deceased were identified as Iqbal Hossain Khan, 52, and Abdul Majid Sheikh, 52, of the district. Read: 75-yr-old killed in road accident in Dhaka The accident occurred around 12am when the Pabna-bound truck hit the motorcycle coming from opposite direction on the highway in Hemayetpur union, leaving one dead on the spot, said Nuruzzaman, sub-inspector (SI) of Hemayetpur police outpost. Another injured was rushed to Pabna General Hospital where doctors declared him dead. The bodies were kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy, the SI added. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comUNB

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UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet in city

Bangladesh, Aug. 14 -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet arrived here on a four-day visit on Sunday morning as Bangladesh looks forward to having a "constructive dialogue" with her for the promotion and protection of human rights. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received Bachelet at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon her arrival around 10:20am. She was originally scheduled to arrive at 9am but the flight was delayed, a senior official told UNB. Bachelet, who was an elected president of Chile on two occasions (2006 - 2010 and 2014 - 2018), is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday morning. Apart from her meetings with the Cabinet Members of the government including Foreign Minister Momen on Sunday, she will interact with the National Human Rights Commission, youth representatives, leaders of civil society organisations (CSOs) and the academia during her stay in Dhaka. She would also pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on August 15. Also, Bachelet is scheduled to deliver a speech at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies. Bangladesh hoped to benefit from an objective appreciation of the High Commissioner regarding the achievements of the country, despite challenges. The top executive of the UN Human Rights body will also have the opportunity to interact with the forcibly displaced Rohingya people during her trip to Cox's Bazar, through which she would be equipped with concrete information to press hard the agenda for the repatriation of the Rohingya to the ancestral homeland - Rakhine State of Myanmar, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read: Bangladesh wants "constructive dialogue" as UN rights chief arrives Sunday Bangladesh has been closely working with the UN in the field of human rights; and this visit would be an important occasion to highlight Bangladesh's national perspective and the Government's sincere efforts to protect and promote human rights of the people, including through updating domestic legal framework, creating awareness and sensitizing the implementing agencies, MoFA said. This is indeed important that the national context, in particular the economic development amidst the pandemic and other evolving crises, the maintenance of peace and security of the people, and constraints like the Rohingya crisis and the adverse effect of climate change, are taken into due consideration in assessing the human rights situation of the country, it said. The visiting UN High Commissioner remains well aware of the plethora of achievements of Bangladesh in the human rights domain, including through the treaty-body reporting as well as through other mechanisms, Bangladesh says. Bangladesh hoped that the Chief of UN human rights mechanism would witness by herself how the country is doing miracles to keep on track their development journey; integrating human rights into it. Despite the ongoing pandemic, no one in the country has died of starvation, said the government. "Bangladesh, a country of 165 million, could afford to provide almost a million homes to the homeless. Over 10 million families are receiving basic food and essential supplies under its social security protection program," MoFA said. Bangladesh is promoting basic human rights like right to food, right to accommodation, right to development etc. for the people, it mentioned. "No one is getting killed either in shopping malls, schools or worship places in Bangladesh," MoFA said. Earlier, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said she will see the progress of Bangladesh on the rights front and will also be able to know about the challenges facing it." "They (PM Hasina and Bachelet) are very good friends," the state minister said, adding that they have experience in working together. She will also try to understand how climate change is affecting the human rights situation in Bangladesh. Bachelet recently indicated that she would not seek a second term for personal reasons as her term as high commissioner draws to a close. The government has strongly rejected what it says the visible "politically motivated efforts" of some corners to mislead the people by showcasing the visit of the UN High Commissioner as an occasion to "put undue pressure" on the government. "The government of Bangladesh firmly believes that politicization of the human rights agenda never helps in promoting and protecting human rights of the people; and therefore, sincere dialogue and cooperation is the pathway," said the government early Saturday. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at contentservices@htlive.comUNB

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