WhatsApp Business launches for iOS promising help for small businesses

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 11 WhatsApp features you might not know Mobile Tech Industry Mobile Apps Internet Services Post a comment 0center_img 2:40 Tags WhatsApp Business is coming to iOS devices.  Carsten Rehder/Getty Images WhatsApp Business is now available in Apple’s App Store. The Facebook-owned messaging app is expanding with the WhatsApp Business app for iOS users, according to a Thursday blog post. The business version of WhatsApp rolled out to Android devices in January 2018. The app has a suite of features designed to make it easier for small businesses to communicate with customers, including a quick reply feature, desktop support, and the ability to get verified business profiles and set up frequently asked questions. WhatsApp Business is available Thursday in the US, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Mexico and the UK. The app will roll out worldwide over the next few weeks.  iOS 12 WhatsApplast_img read more

Feni madrasa girl Nusrat dies

first_imgRelatives break down in tears after Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi dies at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday. Photo: Hasan RajaAfter fighting for her life for five days, madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi who was set afire in Songazi upazila of Feni succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday night, reports UNB. She died at the DMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery unit around 9:30pm, said its chief Rayhana Awwal Sumi. The body was kept at the hospital mortuary and it will be handed over to the family following autopsy on Thursday morning, she said. Meanwhile, prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock at the death of the madrasa girl. Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s father and brother break down in tears in front of Samanta Lal Sen, Chief National Coordinator for Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on 10 April. Photo: Hasan RazaIn a condolence message, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed her sympathy to the bereaved family members. On 6 April, Rafi was set afire an examination centre of Alim examination allegedly by students loyal to principal Sirajuddoula of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as Rafi had accused him of sexually harassing her. She was immediately taken to the DMCH for better treatment where she underwent a surgery under life support on Tuesday. The operation conducted after discussion with the physicians from Singapore General Hospital as she was not fit enough to be flown to Singapore. On Monday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina directed for sending Rafi to Singapore for better treatment. Ten people, including the madrasa principal, have so far been arrested in connection with the arson attack. On Tuesday, Feni police arrested a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, Shampa, over setting fire on Rafi.Nusrat Jahan Rafi.Police said the Alim student was arrested as the victim told her doctors that during the arson attack, she heard that someone was saying, “Shampa let’s go”. On Monday, in a declaration, Rafi told her doctors that four students wearing burqas set her on fire. She identified one of them as Shampa. Meanwhile, a Feni court on Wednesday placed the principal on a seven-day remand and two other people on a five-day one over the incident. The two others are Abser Uddin, lecturer of English department of the madrasa, and student Arif. Shirin Akhter fainted after the death of her daughter and Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on 10 April. Photo: AsaduzzamanOn Tuesday, a court in Feni granted a five-day remand for four people — Nur Hossain, Kefayet Ullah, Md Alauddin and Shahidul Islam — who were arrested in case filed over the incident.  Besides, Moazzem Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi model police station, was withdrawn over the incident. The case was filed accusing eight identified people, including madrasa principal Sirajuddoula, lecturer of English Absar Uddin, Feni municipality councillor Maksudul Alam Maksud, and four unidentified ones. Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s brother Mahmudul Hasan (L) and father Abu Musa (R) at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on 10 April. Photo: Aminul IslamOn Wednesday, the case was transferred to the Police Bureau of Investigation.last_img read more

OC Moazzem denied bail sent to jail

first_imgSonagazi police station former officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain is produced before the court on Monday. Potho: Prothom Alo -5d07651c581f9A Dhaka court on Monday sent former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station Moazzem Hossain to jail, rejecting his bail petition in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.Judge of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein passed the order when Faruk Ahmed, a lawyer for Moazzem Hossain, sought bail for him, reports UNB.The court also fixed 30 June for hearing on charge framing in the case.Earlier, police arrested Moazzem Hossain from the High Court area on Sunday in a case filed over circulating a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at Sonagazi police station.On 27 May, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Moazzem Hossain in the case. But he could not be traced after the issuance of warrant for his arrest.Allegations brought against Moazzem after Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s murder was found to be authentic by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on 15 May.The former OC was accused of illegally interrogating Nusrat and recording the episode on his phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.Moazzem summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa’s principal Sirajud Doula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.The OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman. She was crying but the OC paid no heed and kept questioning her using inappropriate language.Nusrat’s mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police station over her daughter’s sexual harassment. On 6 April, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, by people loyal to Siraj Ud Doula. She died on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence of duty.last_img read more

Why starch in bananas potatoes may be good for health

first_imgConsuming foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes that are rich in resistant starch may help check blood sugar, enhance satiety as well as improve gut health, a study has found.Resistant starch is a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre.“We know that adequate fibre intake – at least 30 grams per day – is important for achieving a healthy, balanced diet, which reduces the risk of developing a range of chronic diseases,” said Stacey Lockyer, Nutrition Scientist at British Nutrition Foundation, a Britain-based charity.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfApart from occurring naturally in foods, resistant starch is also produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products. Unlike the typical starch, resistant starch acts like a type of fibre in the body as it does not get digested in the small intestine, but is is fermented in the large intestine.This dietary fibre then increases the production of short chain fatty acids in the gut, which act as an energy source for the colonic cells, thus improving the gut health and increasing satiety. According to the researchers, there is consistent evidence that consumption of resistant starch can aid blood sugar control. It has also been suggested that resistant starch can support gut health and enhance satiety via increased production of short chain fatty acids.“Whilst findings support positive effects on some markers, further research is needed in most areas to establish whether consuming resistant starch can confer significant benefits that are relevant to the general population. However, this is definitely an exciting area of nutritional research for the future,” Lockyer said.The study was published in the journal Nutrition Bulletin.last_img read more