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Small screens prevent kids from sleeping

Small screens prevent kids from sleeping

Children who have access to tablets or smartphones in their bedrooms get less sleep than children who do not have the devices with them at night, a US study said yesterday. The findings in the January 5 edition of the journal Pediatrics show that having a so-called "small screen" within reach was slightly worse...

Shelter, education for all children

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the social welfare ministry to take steps to ensure shelter and education for all the children, including orphans and street urchins. “I don't want to see any child passing days in a miserable condition living alongside streets without going to school…we'll have to ensure a better life for them all,” she said. The PM was speaking at the National Social Services Day 2015 and inaugural of the Social Services Week 2015 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium...

Delight for JSC students

Delight for JSC students

The results of this year's Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations show a slight jump in the pass rate from last year but a drop in the number of students obtaining GPA-5. The pass rate hit a record high at 89.85 percent, a 0.14 percent jump. A total of 1,36,945 class-VIII students secured GPA-5, the highest...

Ekhlas Uddin no more

Ekhlas Uddin no more

Noted children's author Ekhlas Uddin Ahmed, who became hugely popular among children for creating the fictional character ''Tuntu'', died at 74 after suffering a brain haemorrhage at a hospital in the capital yesterday. A lifelong bachelor, Ekhlas left behind a host of relatives, well wishers and fans. The Ekushey Padak winning author was admitted to...

10 killed as truck hits 3-wheeler

Ten people, including six women and children, were killed and four others injured in a road accident in Madhupur upazila yesterday. According to police, a Tangail-bound truck from Madhupur rammed into a three-wheeler (locally known as human haulier) coming from the opposite direction around 12:15pm at Ashura on Tangail-Mymensingh road, killing three on the spot. Seven more succumbed to their injuries on the way to the Madhupur Upazila Health Complex and Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, said Mojibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Madhupur...

Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

The mother of seven of eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said the woman, aged 37, was lucid and talking to investigators. She has not been charged. She was found at the property, suffering stab wounds, alongside the bodies of the eight children. They...

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam

The massacred children are 'Ours'

The massacred children are 'Ours'

Ever since the massacre of children in Pakistan I have been thinking about the mindset of the people who carried it out. I was trying to understand what sort of a narrative could have made the assailants so barbaric and how could events have been so perversely interpreted for them as to make...

Fog disrupts transport

Fog disrupts transport

Thick fog blanketed most of the country yesterday, disrupting normal life. At least 20 flights of different airlines were delayed while road and water links hampered. The chill weather has hit people, mainly children and elderly, across the country. Residents in northern districts have been among the worst hit. Thousands of passengers suffered from delays...

2014 a devastating year for children: UN

2014 a devastating year for children: UN

2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency said Monday. "Never in recent memory have so many children been subjected to such unspeakable brutality," Unicef director Anthony...

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