Monday, 23 August 2010

Prova Apurbo and Rajib

TV actors Ziaul Haque Apurbo and Sadia Jahan Prova tied the knot last Wednesday, according to Apurbo's family sources. The wedding took place in Mymensingh in the presence of a few close friends of both Apurbo and Prova.

Apurbo's family, particularly his mother is happy for her son. Incidentally, Prova was engaged to someone else on April 16 this year.

Prova and Apurbo would feature as co-artistes in 10 TV plays set to air during the upcoming Eid. Apart from these, they will also appear in a six-episode mini-serial titled “Pakhir Dana-e Bhor”.

Chayanika Chowdhury is directing the serial that would also be aired during the Eid-ul-Fitr. Interestingly enough, the serial shows Apurbo and Prova's characters eloping and getting married.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Ramadan is the most valuable months for Muslims

Ramadan (Arabic: رمضان) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Qur'an was revealed.

Ramadan is the holiest of months in the Islamic calendar. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. The name came from the time before the Islamic calendar, when the month of Ramadan fell in the summer. Fasting during this month is often thought figuratively to burn away all sins. Muslims believe that the Qur'an was sent down to the lowest heaven during this month, thus being prepared for gradual revelation by the angel Gibril (Gabriel) to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Furthermore, Muhammad told his followers that the gates of Heaven would be open all the month and the gates of Hell (Jahannam) would be closed[citation needed]. The first day of the next month, Shawwal, is spent in celebrations and is observed as the "Festival of Breaking Fast" or `Eid ul-Fit

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

No Need to Delay Getting Pregnant Soon After Miscarriage, Study Says

Having a miscarriage can be emotionally devastating -- perhaps even more so for women who don't already have children -- and many doctors recommend taking a break before trying to conceive again.

However, a new study published in the British Medical Journal suggests getting pregnant again quickly -- within six months of an initial miscarriage -- may improve a woman's odds of having a healthy pregnancy.

About 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage before 24 weeks, and women who have one miscarriage are at an increased risk not only of miscarrying again, but also of having complications in a subsequent pregnancy.

But doctors and medical organizations differ on how long a woman should wait before conceiving again. The World Health Organization recommends waiting at least six months, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists simply recommends allowing enough time for physical and emotional healing.

Delaying conception can be problematic: Women who suffer miscarriages tend to be older and therefore already may have a more difficult time conceiving. After the age of 40, women have a 30 percent chance of miscarrying; the risk rises to 50 percent after the age of 45.

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen reviewed data from more than 30,000 women who visited hospitals in Scotland between 1981 and 2000. They looked specifically at women who had suffered miscarriages in their first pregnancies, then got pregnant again.

They found that women who had become pregnant within six months of losing their first pregnancies were less likely to suffer a second miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy than women who became pregnant six to 12 months after the miscarriage. The women who got pregnant more quickly also were less likely to need to deliver by Cesarean section, deliver prematurely or have low birth weight babies.

Forest Fires in Central Russia

regions of Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod in Central Russia has caused massive damage in these two areas. More than 800 houses were burned down and about five hundred people were killed due to this tragic incident within twenty four hours from when it hospital injured people was fulfilled.

Russia’s emergency ministry reported that in Voronezh alone, 270 houses were destroyed and over 100 persons were injured and hospitalized. Health agencies promptly provided ambulatory assistance to those who were injured. However, five people were killed, and one of them was a firefighter.

Indonesia's Muslims told to switch off gossip TV

Indonesia's highest Islamic authority has forbidden Muslims from viewing gossipy content in the country's media after a celebrity sex clip scandal dominated television news in the past month.

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued the edict this week because of concerns that some media programs were not meant to educate but went beyond the barriers of decency toward pornography, said the MUI's Ma'ruf Amin.

"The problem is not about infotainment but its content which contain slander, rumors.. also the shows lead to pornography," Amin said.

He said the organization had recommended the government follow up the edict through regulations to control such "infotainment" content.

The communications ministry, led by a minister from an Islam-based party, aims to pass a controversial regulation controlling internet content by the end of this year, which critics see as an effort to clamp down on freedom of expression. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is also planning use a controversial anti-pornography law to restrict porn websites in the next few months.

The moves come after anger from Islamic groups over home-made sex clips widely circulated on the internet that allegedly feature a pop star and his celebrity girlfriends