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Use of modern contraception among Bangladeshi women low

Bangladeshi women shows a slow performance in using modern contraception in the world. In a wider perspective, an ambitious goal to boost the number of women using modern contraception by tens of millions by 2020 is falling far behind, said experts.


Woman editor supports MJ Akbar in court

A former woman colleague of journalist and politician MJ Akbar told a Delhi court yesterday that his reputation has been "destroyed" and

Modi faces test in Chhattisgarh

India yesterday began the first of five state elections to be held in coming weeks, important tests for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he plots a

51 states pledge support for deal

Fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on

Two dead as migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Two migrants including a child died after their boat sank off Turkey's western coast yesterday, the Turkish coastguard said, adding that a

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