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First woman to officially run Boston Marathon does it again - 50 years later

Kathrine Switzer, who became women's rights hero in 1967 after completing all-male race, crosses line aged 70
First woman to officially run Boston Marathon does it again - 50 years later

A runner who saw off furious race officials to become the first woman to complete the Boston Maratho

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Why mothers should expect less of themselves and more of their partner

Tiffany Dufu had motherhood and her return to work all planned out - until her scheme fell apart. But her crisis became her salvation
Why mothers should expect less of themselves and more of their partner

The day she went back to work after her first maternity leave was the day Tiffany Dufu realised that

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World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

A new report by Oxfam warns of the growing and dangerous concentration of wealth
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

The world's eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half

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Brutal battle looms as Macron, Le Pen go into final round of French polls

By Jonathan Eyal

The first-round results of France's presid-ential election are reassuring for

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We, the evil

By Cyril Almeida

IN that pause - between the killing and the coverage

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Should we privatise water?

By Himanshu Thakkar, Arun Lakhani & Mihir Shah

(From yesterday's issue) When privatisation is mooted as a solution,

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School banking an innovation indeed

Bangladesh Bank has introduced a school banking policy in a

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Politicians hijack Macedonia

With the president and former coalition preventing the formation of a new government, Macedonia threatens to disintegrate in a climate of corruption and nationalism, writes Frank Mulder
Politicians hijack Macedonia

The political crisis in Macedonia is deepening. With the president and former coalition preventing t

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Britain’s Mother Theresa

By Trisha de Borchgrave

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s surprising, though not astonishing, announcement

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BRTA under grip of 'gangsters, extortionists'

An influential syndicate allegedly extracts around Tk 60 lakh illegally every month from vehicles that go to the Dhaka circle office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in the city's Mirpur area to avail of various services, reports UNB. The syndicate members first extort money from the vehicles while standing in queues and then for the retroreflective number plates. Hashem Ali, a transport company driver who went to the BRTA office last week to get fitness licence for his vehicle, said he had to pay Tk 100 for parking his vehicle in a queue before entering the office premises. When he asked the lineman why he was taking money, the lineman told him that it is mandatory for all to...  read more>>


PictorialWater remains stagnant for months together on Malibagh-Chamelibagh road making the movement  read more>>

Aid for flood victims under VGF

The government has started providing food assistance to the flood  read more>>

Dhaka Wasa a 'failed' institution

Annoyed at its failure to resolve water-logging problem, Dhaka South  read more>>

Rohingya issue

China ready to mediate

China offered on Tuesday to help tackle a diplomatic row  read more>>

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Toshiba on verge of collapse
TOKYO, Apr 25: Japan conglomerate Toshiba announced recently that it   read more>>
Ecnec okays construction of model mosques
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on   read more>>
BNP to get stronger: Fakhrul
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday hoped   read more>>


Setting up more museums stressed to uphold heritages
Speakers on Tuesday suggested setting up more museums, up to   read more>>
Australian HC observes ANZAC Day
The Australian High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday observed the   read more>>
‘Bangladesh to be freed from filarial disease by 2021’
Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim Tuesday said that   read more>>


BB gets 73 proposals involving $ 435m for long-term financing
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has so far received 73 project proposals   read more>>
China’s answer to Boeing now just needs to sell
SHANGHAI, Apr 25: When China unveiled an historic order for   read more>>
For Wells Fargo directors, narrow wins may not be enough
NEW YORK, Apr 25: A shareholder vote scheduled for Tuesday   read more>>


Don't weigh Mustafiz down with expectations: Mashrafe
Mustafizur Rahman needs to work harder if he wants more   read more>>
Rising Pune beat Mumbai Indians
MUMBAI, Apr 25: A spell of clever pace and length   read more>>
Yasir pounces after Misbah left on 99
KINGSTON, Apr 25: Pakistan ended the fourth day well in   read more>>

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Ensuring safe space for girls’ educational rights stressed
MOHANPUR, Apr 25: Speakers here have underscored for ensuring safe   read more>>
Harassment-free public service needed to earn double digit growth
KHULNA, Apr 25: Speakers here urged to work seriously for   read more>>
Diabetic patients urged to maintain disciplined life for living longer
RANGPUR, Apr 25: Endocrinologists and diabetic experts called upon the   read more>>

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Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria
Ankara, Apr 25: Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Tuesday   read more>>
France's Macron, Le Pen to attend ceremony for murdered policeman
PARIS, April 25: Pro-globalisation centrist Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigration Marine   read more>>
Brexit to dominate as May sets out stall for UK re-election
LONDON, Apr 25: Whatever Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives promise   read more>>