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HELP US TO HELP THE NEEDY

BISMILLAHIR RAHMANIR RAHEEM Dear Mumineen Salaamun Alaykum Every year OCT officials visit different places in the remotest areas of the third world countries to meet and assess the needs of poor and needy Shi’as. Currently, OCT is quite involved in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Bosnia and East Africa where [&hellip

Twitter to selectively ‘censor’ tweets by country

Twitter to selectively ‘censor’ tweets by country

Twitter said it would be transparent about which tweets had been removed Twitter has announced that it now has the technology to selectively block tweets on a country by country basis. In its blog, Twitter said it could “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country”. But it said the removed content would be [&hellip

Asteroid to make near-miss fly-by

Asteroid to make near-miss fly-by

The asteroid is minuscule relative to the recently photographed asteroid Vesta An asteroid will pass by the Earth on Friday in something of a cosmic near-miss, making its closest approach at about 1600 GMT. The asteroid, estimated to be about 11m (36ft) in diameter, was first detected on Wednesday. At its closest, the space rock [&hellip

Black tea can lower blood pressure

Black tea can lower blood pressure

A new study conducted at the University of Western Australia say drinking black tea throughout the day can slightly reduce blood pressure. Scientists randomly assigned 95 Australians with normal blood pressure to either drink black tea 3 times a day or a placebo beverage with a similar taste and caffeine level. After 6 months, the [&hellip

Working overtime causes depression

Working overtime causes depression

People who are used to work long hours every day are at a considerable greater risk of developing major depression, new findings suggest. Researchers who followed 2,000 middle-aged British civil servants for nearly six years have found new evidence showing negative effects of overwork. According to an article in the journal PLoS One, individuals who [&hellip

Idea men feel more pain ‘a myth’

Idea men feel more pain ‘a myth’

Men had lower pain scores for sinusitis New research casts doubt on the idea that women can cope better with pain than men. In fact, women appear to be more sensitive to pain for illnesses such as neck pain and sinusitis, according to a study of 72,000 US patients. Doctors should pay more attention to [&hellip

‘Invisibility cloak’ breakthrough made

‘Invisibility cloak’ breakthrough made

Microwaves can be seen being blocked and scattered without (l), and “reconstructed” (r) with the cloak Researchers have “cloaked” a three-dimensional object, making it invisible from all angles, for the first time. However, the demonstration works only for waves in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. It uses a shell of what are known [&hellip

Weaker sun will not delay global warming

Weaker sun will not delay global warming

A recent study has found that a decrease in the Sun’s output over the next 90 years will not delay the rise in global temperature caused by greenhouse gases. The report, issued by the scientists at Britain’s Meteorological Office, indicates that a weaker sun would only lead to a 0.08 degrees Celsius fall in the [&hellip

Swimming helps blood pressure control

Swimming helps blood pressure control

Regular swimming may help older adults who suffer from hypertension improve their blood vessel function and reduce their high blood pressure, researchers say. The study involved 43 older people who were randomly assigned to either have supervised swimming sessions or learn relaxation exercises. The swimming group got in the pool three or four times a [&hellip

Fried food ‘fine’  if cooked with olive oil

Fried food ‘fine’ if cooked with olive oil

  Eating fried food may not be bad for the heart, as long as you use olive or sunflower oil to make it, experts say.   They found no heightened risk of heart disease or premature death linked to food that had been cooked in this way. But the investigators stress that their findings, from [&hellip