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Being a woman in a developing country

Despite having female heads of state and many female politicians, Bengali women still struggle to find their role in society, however, as hardworking citizens, it seems like these women are ready to fight for what is rightfully theirs Being a woman has never been an easy task. Even in today’s modern world, where there are many movements supporting women’s rights and developments in women’s lives, there are still many challenges that a woman faces and fight against in her everyday life. These challenges get bigger and harsher especially if you are a woman who lives in the not so lucky part of the

India’s radio diplomacy with Bangladesh

All India Radio is set to launch Akashvani Maitree, a Bengali service aimed at those living across the border. The initiative launched in 1971 to back Bangladeshi nationalists in their liberation struggle is set to take flight again, this time on the wings of a powerful radio transmitter that will put forward India’s perspective on issues facing the subcontinent. After five months of preparation, All India Radio’s (AIR) Kolkata station is ready to launch Akashvani Maitree—a service in Bengali aimed primarily at Bangladeshis—as New Delhi looks to strengthen diplomatic ties with Dhaka. [caption id="attachment_23987" align="alignleft" width="650"]

Make a happy world for mothers: Speaker

Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged all to work together to ensure safety and happiness for every mother and asked all to say no to all types of repression towards them. “Let’s make a happy world for them stopping all kinds of repression ... Let’s work together to make their lives more beautiful, more protected and safer,” she said. speakerShe was speaking as chief guest at an award giving ceremony - Azad Products Ratnagarva Ma Award-2015 - at Dhaka Club auditorium in the city, BSS reports. The S...

Carmudi examines underage driving concern in BD

Owning a driver’s license means the world to teenagers. But, with a staggering 153,000 fatalities from road accidents in the East Asia Pacific region last year, concerned parents and people around are asking the question: Should we trust our teens to drive? Carmudi, the safest way to sell or buy your car online, examined accident data and the neuroscience behind teen brain development to answer the question of whether teens should be allowed to drive in Bangladesh, even reaching the legal age of 18. World Bank data shows that 85% of traffic accidents take place in emerging countries, and 50% of all estimated deaths occur in the Asia-Pacific region. The Philippines National Police recorded more than 11,000 traffic accidents in

Trial of 156 cases of ‘militants’ halted

The trial process of 156 cases in relation to ‘militant activities’ remains halted as plaintiffs, investigating officers and witnesses of the cases from members of the police are not turning up in the courts. The courts are not being able to begin the proceedings of 138 cases filed under the anti-terrorism act for lack of government approval. The proceedings of four more cases remained suspended due to the stay order by the High Court. Sources concerned said, arrest warrants were issued against 333 members of the police, who high courtare also w...

India wants Mutual Legal Assistance treaty with BD

India today said its interaction in legal matters with Bangladesh can be further strengthened if the two countries sign a mutual legal assistance agreement. India’s views on the issue were conveyed by Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha during a meeting here. “The Minister for Law and Justice expressed the view that our mutual interactions in legal bd-indiamatters will be further strengthened if India and Bangladesh are able to have a Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement,” a Law Ministry release s...
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