Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bangladesh a bright example of women’s employment: study

, Bangladesh has made significant progress in women’s employment thanks to better education and wider opportunities, according to a study by MasterCard. Since 2009, the country has gained more than…

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Sri Lanka suffer injuries to Karunaratne, Herath

Sri Lanka will be without batsman Dimuth Karunaratne for the remainder of the World Cup, after he broke a finger during fielding practice. Leg-spinning all-rounder Seekuge Prasanna, already in Australia…

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107 schools renamed after Peshawar victims

Pakistani authorities have renamed 107 schools after the victims of last year’s massacre at a Peshawar school. More than 60 schools in Peshawar are among the institutions now bearing the…

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Slimming ‘boosts male fertility’

Two approaches to boosting obese men’s sperm have been presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. The first suggested that obese men who lost weight were more likely…

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Film-maker defends India rape film

A British film-maker has defended an interview with a convicted Indian rapist, hours after authorities there launched a slew of legal measures. Leslee Udwin denies claims that she broke a…

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US actor Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford has been injured in a small plane crash in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old, star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, reported engine failure and…

আর্থিক প্রতিষ্ঠানের অনিয়মে কঠোর ব্যবস্থার হুঁশিয়ারি

অ-ব্যাংক আর্থিক প্রতিষ্ঠানের পরিচালকেরা বেনামে ঋণ সৃষ্টি করে বিপুল অর্থ হাতিয়ে নিচ্ছেন। বাংলাদেশ ব্যাংক হুঁশিয়ারি দিয়ে বলেছে, তদন্তে অনিয়ম ধরা পড়লে কঠোর ব্যবস্থা নেওয়া হবে। কেন্দ্রীয় ব্যাংকের গভর্নর আতিউর রহমান…

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Alonso to miss Australian Grand Prix

McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will miss the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on 15 March on medical advice. Doctors have advised the 33-year-old Spaniard, who crashed in testing on 22 February, not…

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BB warns non-banks against wrongdoings

The central bank yesterday warned the chief executives of non-bank financial institutions not to act irresponsibly and indulge in irregularities. “We have observed that some NBFIs still indulge in irregularities…

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Maharashtra bans beef

The Indian president has approved a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra. Anyone found breaking the…