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The teenage mother Nazma and her newborn

Local admin helps raped teen mom in Bagerhat

Bagerhat Correspondent: The upazila administration on Wednesday came forward to help the victim Nazma alias Nazmul who gave birth of a newborn recently in Sarankhola Upazila in the district.

Acid attack on sleeping woman in Gazipur

Medical Correspondent: Miscreants threw acid onto the body of a woman while she slept at their house at Kaliganj upazila in Gazipur on Monday midnight.

35-year-old man tried to marry girl aged 6

Risingbd Desk: Indian Police are hunting a man in connection with arranging child marriage - after his suspected links with the wedding of 35-year-old man to a six-year-old.

Khilgaon female cop rape: Evidence found

Staff Correspondent: Evidences of rapeing a female police member in Khilgaon area of capital Dhaka has been found, medical report has revealed.

Quality education highly needed to stop child labour

Aminul Islam: The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate this perilous curse which is cautious for the developing countries like Bangladesh.

Jump in number of Indian women who smoke

Risingbd Desk: The government`s anti-tobacco campaign over the last decade has failed to have desired impact. While smoking and tobacco chewing remains high among men, latest data shows significant increase in use of these harmful products among Indian women.

Muslim woman denied flat in Mumbai

Risingbd Desk: A young Muslim woman says she was harassed and threatened by a Mumbai broker who attempted to prevent her from moving into a flat on grounds of religion. Her case has now been sent to the National Commission for Minorities.

20,000 women workers to go to KSA by June

Diplomatic Correspondent: Expatriates` Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said that about 20,000 women workers were scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia by next month.

BD above India on global motherhood index

Risingbd Desk: A new study said that Bangladesh has been ranked above India, Zimbabwe and Iraq on global motherhood index.

41pc of all girls aged 19 in India have married

Risingbd Desk: Marriage at a later age than in the past is a reality, but teenage brides are by no means as uncommon as we might think, with 41.3 percent of all girls aged 19 in India having married, according to just-released data from the 2011 census.

Women-only auto-rickshaw service starts in Pakistan

Risingbd Desk: A Pakistani woman, fed up of being harassed by male drivers, has launched a female-only auto-rickshaw service in her home city of Lahore.

Bobby Hajjaj wants to make Dhaka women friendly city

Staff Correspondent: Bobby Hajjaj, former adviser to Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, also an independent candidate of the Dhaka City Corporation (North) polls, wants to make Dhaka as a women friendly city.

Buy a house, get a wife free

Risingbd Desk: An advert for a house in Indonesia has gone viral online after the woman selling it offered to throw in an unusual extra feature for free - her hand in marriage.

Baby found alive in river 14 hours after car crash

Risingbd Desk:  A baby girl has been found alive in a car more than 14 hours after the vehicle plunged into a river in Utah.

UK plans rape classes for 11 year olds

Risingbd Desk: Children from the age of 11 in Britain are to be taught about the difference between rape and consensual sex amid concerns that teenagers are coming under unprecedented pressure to have intercourse at an early age.

300 rape cases in Delhi in 2 months

Risingbd Desk: In what is being seen as a disturbing trend, Delhi Police has registered 300 FIRs of rape in the first two months of this year. This indicates that on an average, five rape cases are lodged every day in the city. Last year, the number of FIRs filed stood at 2,069.

Int`l Women`s Day

Staff Correspondent: The International Women`s Day is being observed in the country today (Sunday) as elsewhere across the world.

Sharmeen wins coveted IWOC award

Staff Correspondent: Nadia Sharmeen, a crime reporter at Ekattor TV and women’s rights advocate, has got an International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award.

World to get first 3-parent baby by 2016

Risingbd Desk: The world`s first three parent baby is all set to arrive as early as 2016. The UK has become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. The House of Lords gave its backing to the idea with peers voting in favour of it by 280 votes to 48.

Nearly 2 lakh women tortured in 12 yr

Staff Correspondent: A total of 1, 74, 691 women had been subjected to inhuman torture between 2001 and 2012, a press conference was told on Thursday.

10 children die due to medical errors in Sylhet

Staff Correspondent:  At least 10 children have died at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital due to alleged medical negligence and errors.

2 schoolgirls give birth

Risingbd Desk: Two minor schoolgirls staying at an Indian government-run hostels gave birth within the last fortnight in Odisha.

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