Tag Archives: Women

Swimming can be of great benefit for woman


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Swimming can be of great benefits for the women of today irrespective of their age group. Today’s busy life does not allow anyone to take care of their bodies but swimming can both fulfill that need as well as can give someone a fun time. It’s easy on the impact Yes, the low impact means swimming is a great workout for injured athletes, who need to take it easy on their joints. You could have a super-hard workout one day and still be in the pool the next. Bonus: Research in the International Journal of Sports Medicine ...

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Saima Wazed named as innovative women leader in global mental health

Saima Wazed

MNA Editorial Desk: Saima Wazed named as innovative women leader in global mental health Saima Wazed Hossain has been named among the 100 ‘Innovative Women Leaders in Global Mental Health’ by ‘Five on Friday’ publication blog of Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Programmes. The list of the ‘Five on Friday’ contains women leaders who are individually and collectively improving “our understanding, prevention, and treatment of mental illness”. The daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Saima, known by her nickname Putul in Bangladesh, is the chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism in Bangladesh, and also Shuchona Foundation that works ...

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Breast cancer becomes major concern for Fijian women


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Fijian Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete has said breast cancer cases have overtaken cervical cancer statistics in Fiji as more women delay medical treatment. Speaking at the Internal Medicine Organization of the Pacific Conference in the Fijian capital of Suva on Friday, Waqainabete said cervical cancer cases had declined due to the immunization programme human papillomavirus vaccines given to 13-year-old girls. “We are hopeful the numbers will stop or even drop but we also have to realize that there is no vaccination against breast cancer so we just have to continue to raise awareness around it,” he said. ...

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Dialogue on e-com businesses by women entrepreneurs Saturday


MNA Business Desk: BUILD will hold a dialogue on Developing E-commerce Businesses by Women Entrepreneurs under Trade & Investment Working Committee (T&IWC) of BUILD on Saturday at MCCI Conference Room at Motijheel, Dhaka. Mr. Md. Mofizul Islam, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce will be the Chief Guest while Ms. Nihad Kabir, President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI) will join as Special Guest.

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PM emphasizes on mass awareness on violence against women


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday put emphasis on creating mass awareness in society to eliminate discriminations and violence against women saying that only enacting laws is not enough to get this done. “All have to remember one thing: enacting laws only won’t help stop violence and disparities against women…we’ve to create awareness in society. To make that happen, women and men have to work together,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the inaugural function of the International Women’s Day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged ...

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Gazette of 49 women MPs published


MNA National Desk: The Election Commission has issued an official gazette notification containing the names and addresses of 49 members of parliament (MP) for reserved seats for women. According to the notification, the EC published the list of the MPs for reserved seats as per the provisions of the relevant law. Among the MPs, 43 are from Awami League, four from Jatiya Party, one from Workers’ Party of Bangladesh and one independent. According to the gazette published on Sunday, 43 elected women MPs are from ruling Awami League, four from Jatiya Party, one from Workers Party and another is independent, ...

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Three women creates challenge for Modi in India’s election


MNA international Desk: Three powerful women politicians, each from a very different section of Indian society, may pose a big threat to the chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term in a general election due by May. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, part of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for much of the time since its independence from the British in 1947, joined the struggle in January, when the opposition Congress party made her its face in the nation’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. Two other senior female politicians – the firebrand chief minister of West Bengal ...

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Common mistakes that guys make with women


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Women are not even sure what they want half the time, but you knew that already and even after that, there are several mistakes men make when meeting women. Being handsome will never get a woman’s attention. If she is hot, there are enough guys who will be nice to her. It is like having arms, legs, or a driver’s license. It won’t set you apart. Too many men are much “too nice” to women, especially when they’ve just met. That just tells her that you think that she’s out of your league. To avoid this, show ...

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Depression in women


MNA Life Style Desk: Depression is more common among women than men. It is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Most people with depression need treatment to feel better. Before adolescence, depression is rare and occurs at about the same rate in girls and boys. However, with the onset of puberty, a girl’s risk of developing depression increases dramatically to twice than that of boys. Some experts believe that the increased chance of depression in women may be related to changes in hormone levels that occur throughout a woman’s life. These changes are evident during ...

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Women’s World T20 team announced

World T20

MNA Sports Desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced a 15-member final squad of Bangladesh for the ICC Women’s World T20 beginning in West Indies on November 9. Bangladesh will play hosts West Indies in one of the three opening day matches, reported news agency. Bangladesh squad: Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Haque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Lata Mondol and Sharmin Akter Supta. Besides, four more cricketers are in the standby lists. They are Sharmin Sultana, Surya Azmin, Shaila Sharmin and ...

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Bangladesh girls beat Nepal 2-1 to emerge champions


MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh U-18 women’s football team emerged group champions in the SAFF U-18 Women’s Championship beating Nepal football team by 2-1 goals Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Tuesday. Bangladesh will now meet group A runners-up host Bhutan in the second semi-final following the first semi-final between group A champions India and group B runners-up Nepal on October 5 at the same venue. In the day’s match, Sirat Jahan Shawpna put Bangladesh ahead in the 16th minute while Khrisna Rani doubled the lead for Bangladesh in the 32rd minute, reported news agency. Earlier, Bangladesh rode on Mossammat Sirat ...

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App ‘Joy’ to combat violence against women, children


MNA Tech Desk: ‘Joy’, a mobile app on receiving emergency support to combat violence against women and children, was launched, reports news agency. The mobile-based Joy application software has been developed by Multi-Sectoral Program on Violence Against Women (MSPVAW) of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs with funding and technical support from the a2i Programme in an attempt to provide immediate assistance to women and children who are already and/or are about to be victims of torture or violence. During an emergency, the app user can instantaneously send distress SMS to the Police Super, Deputy Police Commissioner of the ...

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‘India most dangerous country for women’


MNA International Desk: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday, reported news agency. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. The only Western nation in the top 10 was the United States, which ranked joint third when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual violence, harassment and being coerced into ...

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History of Mother’s Day


MNA Feature Desk: Mother’s Day is a time for flowers, fancy brunches, and thanking your mom for putting up with your crap for all these years. But once upon a time the holiday was a more somber affair—a way for women to mourn fallen soldiers and pursue peace. The true origin dates back to the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War, when a woman named Ann Reeves Jarvis helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” in West Virginia. Their goal was to lower infant mortality rates by teaching local women how to properly care for their children, improve sanitary ...

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Women’s rights: An integral part of protecting human rights in BD


MNA Editorial Desk: Within four walls of the house they are mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. In the society they are friends, philosophers and guides. Thus, the women, like anywhere in the world, in Bangladesh also, form an integral part of human race and almost half of human populace. Therefore, neglecting or ignoring women’s rights is an inhuman act. Though in Bangladesh women rule the roost in politics and governance, but we cannot undermine women and their role in anyway nor can see them as downtrodden compared to their men. Neglecting women’s rights is a violation of human rights – ...

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Mothers from age 40 at risk of preterm birth


MNA Life Style Desk: Women who plan for a baby at the age of 40 and above may increase the risk of delivering preterm births before the 37th week of pregnancy, a study showed. The researchers noted an association between preterm birth and mother’s age and stated that the maternal age at pregnancy has been increasing worldwide and so has the risk of preterm birth. The research team, led by Florent Fuchs from the CHU Sainte-Justine in Canada, analysed the data from 32 hospitals in Quebec, Canada, from the year 2008 to 2011. The findings of the study, published in the ...

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Women more athletic than men


MNA Life Style Desk: A new study has shown that women have a natural capacity to process oxygen more quickly than men during aerobic exercises, making them more athletic. The findings showed that the faster processing of oxygen enabled the cells of a woman’s body to undergo less strain especially during aerobic exercises-such as cardio, spinning, running, swimming, walking, hiking-which require oxygen to help produce energy. The study, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, compared the oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction between healthy and active young men and women of similar age and weight during a ...

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Depression lifts risk of early death in women


MNA Life Style Desk: Due to the pressure caused by changing societal roles and multiple responsibilities, depression has significantly increased the risk of early death in women, a study has found. The findings showed that the risk of death associated with depression appeared strongest in the years following a depressive episode. In the study, the lifespan for young adults with depression at age 25 was markedly shorter over the 60-year period-the lifespan shortened ranging from 10 to 12 fewer years of life, then four to seven years and later seven to 18 fewer years of life, reported news agency. For ...

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PRAN National Pickle Competition 2017


MNA Business Desk: PRAN, a leading food processing company, on Sunday started collecting pickles for the 18th edition of PRAN National Pickle Competition 2017. Only Women will be able to take part in the competition which started on 23 July and will continue till 25 August. Top winner of the competition will get Tk 2 lakh as prize. Therefore, a total of 12 women, in four categories- sweet, sour, hot and mixed – will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize while another 35 will get complimentary prizes. Winners of 1st places will get Tk 50,000 each, winners of 2nd place ...

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Women entrepreneurs to get collateral-free loan: BB


MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh Bank has directed banks to provide Tk25 lakh loan to a woman entrepreneur without any collateral. Bangladesh Bank delivered a circular on Sunday to ease the procedure of the SME loans to the women and new entrepreneurs. Bangladesh Bank data showed that the local banks and financial institutions are going to disburse Tk23,500 crore loans to create new entrepreneurs to encourage sustainable development. New women entrepreneurs are going to get Tk1,657 crore as SME loans this year as the women entrepreneurs have to face various unnecessary queries while taking loan from the banks. Besides, there are ...

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Training for women entrepreneurs to flourish trade


MNA Business Desk: An adequate financing along with necessary training for development of skills of women entrepreneurs could further flourish their trade, business and enterprises contributing to enhancing the national economy, reported news agency. Leaders of Rangpur Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RWCCI) made the view in their daylong annual general meeting (AGM)-2016 held at Rangpur Chamber auditorium in the city on Monday. President of RWCCI Anwara Ferdousi Poly presided over the event participated by the directors, executives and officials of the organization. Poly also presented excerpts of the previous AGM, report on annual report activities, audit report, statements ...

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US President Election 2016: Diplomatic Hilary Vs Notorious Trump!

MNA Feature Desk: On upcoming November 8, all eyes of the world will be upon the US voters as on that day they will run to cast their votes in election to select their next president from between the diplomatic Hilary Clinton and the notorious Donald Trump. For its influence on the world economy and politics, the president election of the United States will be of great interest. Already the campaign of this election has been a matter of huge attraction over the world, especially due to the Republican candidate Donald Trump, who has already gained immense criticism for his ...

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Women accused Trump of forcibly kissing them

forcibly kissing

MNA International Desk: Afresh published accusations that Donald Trump forcibly kissing women rocked the race for the White House on Wednesday, with the Republican candidate furiously denying the reports and his campaign marking them “character assassination.” Claims by four women, whose accounts were reported by The New York Times, The Palm Beach Post and Yahoo News, came to light after he said in Sunday’s presidential debate with rival Hillary Clinton that he had never assaulted women. Trump’s denial came as he tried to set his campaign back on track after a video recording from 2005 surfaced Friday in which the ...

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Government launch ‘joy’ to provide immediate support


MNA Technology Desk: The government of Bangladesh is going to launch a mobile phone app titled ‘joy’ to provide immediate support to women and children. Women and children will able to send message pursuing support at any emergency situation by pressing emergency button of the app. Pressing the emergency button the victims will capable to forward a message for help to national helpline centre (10921), police control room, nearest police station and three FnF (friend and family) numbers. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to reveal the application ‘joy’ at the 86th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib on ...

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Gender discrimination at all community levels


MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh suffers from gender discrimination and it is presenting at all community levels. We can see that gender discrimination between women and men is quite strong. In Bangladesh, women are dependent on men through their lives: fathers, husbands, and sons. Discrimination refers to the ability to make or find out the difference to sensitivity, judgment, of something in our daily life. There are many types of discrimination such as gender, age, race, and many more. Among them gender discrimination is very common around the world. Gender discrimination is when men or women are discriminate against as a ...

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Bangladesh is one transit points for human trafficking


MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is one of the source countries as well as transit point for human trafficking. Every year thousands of people are trafficked out. In a study, it has been found that among the trafficking victims, the women and the children are in the most susceptible situation. The notion of trafficking is quite vital; the parameter of the term ‘trafficking’ is repeatedly developing in response to the growth or change of political, economic and social conditions. Human trafficking along with arms business is the second largest criminal industry in the world and the yearly revenue for this is ...

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DB arrested four suspected women


MNA National Desk: Detective Branch (DB) arrested four suspected members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) women wing from Masimpur Mohalla area in Sadar upazila, Sirajganj on Sunday. Wahiduzzaman, Officer-in-charge of Sirajganj DB, said tipped off that a team of female militants was residing in the area for scheduling to bring out dissident activities. The convicts were recognized as Nadira Tabassum, 30-year-old, wife of Mahbubul Alam, Habiba Akter Nishu, 18-year-old, wife of Khalid Hasan, Nurun Nahar Begum, 19-year-old, wife of Mamunul Islam, and Romana Akter, 21-year-old, wife of Sujon Ahmed Bijoy. They are addressing from Comilla, Kushtia and Gaibandha districts. A ...

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