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  • Bangladeshi surfer girls go against the cultural tide

    Bangladeshi surfer girls go against the cultural tide

    Surfing has helped eight girls, aged between 11 to 14, reclaim a piece of their childhood. It is a sport that conjures up freedom, verve and sunlit horizons — attributes not usually associated with the life of a young girl in Bangladesh

  • Feni hold Abahani to surprising draw

    Feni hold Abahani to surprising draw

    Four-time professional football league champions Abahani Limited were held to a shocking 1-1 draw in their KFC Independence Cup Group B opener as Feni Soccer Club grabbed a late equaliser at Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. Senegalese striker Camara Sarba put the Sky Blues ahead at the stroke of the first half before former Abahani forward

  • AUW shows true leadership with scholarships for garment workers

    AUW shows true leadership with scholarships for garment workers

    The Asian University for Women is to be applauded for its new scholarship scheme aimed at women working in Bangladesh’s garment factories. It is highly encouraging to see leading Bangladeshi garment manufacturers supporting the first 22 women garment workers who have become Pathways Scholars at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong. The employers of

  • Come fly with me

    Come fly with me

    OK, I don’t know if I am going to draw flak for this one but, before someone lets out a stream of invective against me, let me tell you, this airline in Vietnam is reportedly owned by a female entrepreneur who is supposed to be on her way to becoming a billionaire. Must say, cash

  • Bangladesh to start LoC projects with procurement of vehicles from India

    Bangladesh to start LoC projects with procurement of vehicles from India

    Development projects using second $2 billion Indian line of credit (LoC) will first begin with procurement of trucks and buses from India. The Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges recently wrote to the Planning Commission for considering two projects worth $102 million under the new LoC. Under the two projects, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC)

  • Muhith: Govt plans mandatory ECR use in shops from FY17

    Muhith: Govt plans mandatory ECR use in shops from FY17

    The government considers making the use of electronic cash register machine in shops and other business units mandatory from next fiscal year under the new value added tax law, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith. “We plan to make use of ECR machine compulsory in shops and other businesses from next fiscal year under the new

  • Investors to sift for clues in Fed tug-of-war

    Investors to sift for clues in Fed tug-of-war

    After enduring several weeks of conflicting comments by Federal Reserve officials that whip-lashed the US stock market, befuddled investors could get a dose of clarity next week on where the Fed stands on its path toward rate hikes. Minutes of the Fed’s March meeting will be released on Wednesday, giving investors a chance to comb

  • Which countries have nuclear weapons and how many?

    Which countries have nuclear weapons and how many?

    The Nuclear Security Summit that just ended Friday in Washington, DC wrangled over several thorny nuclear proliferation and terrorism issues, and involved over 50 countries. But the two countries on everyone’s mind were North Korea, China and Russia. North Korea, because of its recent nuclear and missile programme. China, because they have started on the

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    Sports reflect deeper divide in ethnic Afghanistan

    Half of Kabul ground to a halt in celebration when the Afghan cricket team returned home this week after beating the West Indies at the World T20 tournament. Men on the streets danced the traditional attan, President Ashraf Ghani called the team to congratulate the players and a string of dignitaries met them at the

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