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Nepal: A clear mandate for uncertainty

People generally believed that the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) would be weakened electorally due to the split in the party in June 2012, but no one predicted a rout. Read More »

LGIs Women public representatives should attain political empowerment

With their own efforts and initiatives, the elected women representatives in reserved seats in the local government institutions (LGIs) should attain political empowerment for building their working capacity, speakers at a discussion said. Read More »

Pope Francis looks east for possible church reforms

Church leaders of independent Catholic communities from Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe have spent the last week in Rome with Pope Francis and Vatican officials discussing the lives of their Church including a subject of high importance to the Pope – the operation of their self-governing synods. Read More »

US, Japan protest China air defense zone

The United States has voiced its “strong concern” to China over threats from Beijing to enforce its claims to a set of disputed Pacific islands controlled by Japan but claimed by the People’s Republic. Read More »

Three militants surrender in Tripura

Agartala: Three tribal militants, who had fled from their hideout in southeastern Bangladesh along with their families, surrendered to security forces in Tripura, police said here Thursday. Read More »

Indian politics bevoid of democratic norms

Unarguably, Mahatma Gandhi remembered as the “Father of the Nation” took many democratic steps to reach out to the Indian masses and identified himself with them. Read More »

Ensure women rights to gender, reproductive health: Speakers

Speakers at a roundtable here have stressed for ensuring women rights to gender and reproductive health, eradicating violence and repression for flourishing women leadership in building a developed nation. Read More »

Women achieve self-reliance in Panchagarh

A number of poor women in the rural and urban areas of the district achieved self-reliant by struggling against poverty and engaged themselves in various income generation activities. Read More »

Mari Stops opens maternity clinic at Basial, Narsingdi

Mari Stops Bangladesh under its project Urban Health: strengthening care for poor mothers and new born in Bangladesh, opened a new maternity clinic at Basial (Shaheed Lokman Hossain Road) in Narsingdi town today Tuesday. Read More »

Breast cancer kills 8,396 women a year in Bangladesh

 Dhaka – The number of new breast cancer cases in Bangladesh is 17,781 every year. A total of 8,396 (15.4 of cancer death in women)) women die each year from breast cancer, according to GLOBOCAN 2008 (statistics given by IARC, International Agency for Research on Cancer). Read More »

Dialogue on “Apnora Kemon Asen” held at Kishoreganj

The Directorate of Woman & Children affairs and Kishoreganj District Administration join the organised a close dialogue on “Apnora Kemon Asen” held at Kishoreganj collectorate conference on Wednesday. Read More »

Drug-addiction destroys human resources: Speakers

Taking stern action against the drug smuggling, trafficking and addiction has become an urgent need for the sake of protecting the young generation from drug aggression as it is destroying the promising youth forces, speakers at a discussion said. Read More »

Forge social movement against repression on women: Speakers

Speakers at a human chain programme here have asked all for launching vigorous social movement involving people from all walks to bring an end to all sorts of repression and violence against women. Read More »

For transgender Manning, hormones might play deciding role

Self-castration, suicide and waves of desperation are byproducts of the denial of sex hormones to inmates yearning to switch genders, advocates say. But outside the walls, debate has been stirred on whether the prison system is the right place to help chemically escort a man to womanhood, or vice versa, and critics question if any taxpayer money should pay for ... Read More »

Hindus upset over Lady Gaga trivialising Yoga in nude video

Hindus are critical of international pop icon Lady Gaga for what they see as trivialization of revered system of yoga in her new video in which she appears striking yoga postures completely naked. Read More »

Women development forum formed in Narail

A  day-long workshop to form Women Development Forum consisting of elected women representatives in UP and municipality level with a view to increasing awareness and skill was held at Upazila Parishad Auditorium on Wednesday July 03. At 10 am Deputy Commissioner of Narail Md. Zahurul Haque inaugurated the workshop as chief guest. Read More »

Media plays important role for women empowerment

The mass media has been playing important role in changing the social mindset for women empowerment and flourishing women leadership in every sphere of the society, speakers said this here yesterday afternoon. They were addressing a views-sharing meeting organised by ‘Pollisree’, with the local media workers at Rangapur Shahittya Parishad auditorium in the city under its ‘Social Intervention-Women Empowerment and ... Read More »