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3000 BD restaurants shortlisted : 9thBritaish Curry Award on Nov 25 About 3000 mostly Bangladeshi owned restaurants across the country have been shortlisted this year for an award in Britain’s ‘Curry Oscars’. The winners of the 2013 British Curry Awards will be announced at the Evolution at Bartersy Park in Britain on Monday 25 November. An amazing 40, 000 restaurants came up as applicants for nomination for the prestigious event. ... Read More »

Food prices rise by 2.08 pc Food prices rose in August, keeping up with the hike since July, while the overall inflation rate was relatively lower in the month compared to the same period last year, according to a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) report. The report published on Thursday showed that August’s overall inflation on point-to-point basis (compared with August last year) was 7.39 ... Read More »

Bangladesh restricts import of Fonterra dairy products

Bangladesh customs authorities have restricted the import of more than 600 metric tons (661.39 tons) of powdered milk mainly from New Zealand-based Fonterra pending mandatory chemical tests, a senior official said on Tuesday. Fonterra, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, was caught up in a contamination scare this month after it found bacteria in some of its products that could cause ... Read More »

Real Italian breakfast at Westin Dhaka The Westin Dhaka is offering their food lovers a completely different kind of breakfast called- the Real Italian Breakfast at 24hours open restaurant the Daily Treats, says a news release. The concept is to amaze local and foreign families with a completely new concept and to change the concept of breakfast to the food lovers. Italy has its own ... Read More »

Excessive levels of nitrates :N Z dairy products to face scrutiny The Ministry of Health has taken initiatives to check the New Zealand’s dairy products in Bangladesh as a ban on New Zealand’s diary export to China after excessive levels of nitrates were found in a shipment of milk protein. The Ministry of Health will write to the Ministry of Commerce to check the dairy products, health minister AFM Ruhal ... Read More »

Pizza Hut’s new addition – Biggiza! Pizza Hut is the globally renowned and internationally beloved restaurant chain that is home to the world’s favorite food -pizza (and so much more). At Pizza Hut, the core belief that drives us forward is that great food can build great memories only when delicious meals are shared amongst one and all. Thus, Pizza Hut in its continuous effort ... Read More »

Iftar feast should be moderate: Nancy Ajram

The meals at Iftar and Suhoor can be a tempting time to forgo a healthy, balanced diet and to over-indulge. Experts caution that those who are marking the holy month should remember that it is important to eat a balanced diet during the celebrations to keep bones healthy. Every adult needs to get their daily intake of calcium during Ramadan, ... Read More »

Dangers in drinking diet soda

More bad news for dieters: your Diet Pepsi isn’t any better for you than regular soda. A new study has found that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda can cause weight gain, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and heart disease, adding to mounting research about the potential health risks of diet soft drinks. And that’s not all—the study also found that the artificial ... Read More »

This robot will help making you coffee

Business News 24 BD: Rapiro is a humanoid robot that can be programmed to do various tasks — including make you coffee. The kit was created by a Japanese company as a “catalyst between robotics and Raspberry Pi.” The credit-card sized, Linux-based PC known as Raspberry Pi is designed to work with the basic hardware of Rapiro, allowing you to ... Read More »

7-yr jail for food adulteration proposed The government on Monday in principle approved the draft of ‘Safe Food Act-2013’ that proposes provision of maximum jail-term of seven years. If the offence is repeated the the penalty will be doubled. The approval came from the regular cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan briefed the media after the ... Read More »