From cubicle to cattle, why one woman wanted to transform her family’s Foxhollow Farm

From cubicle to cattle, why one woman wanted to transform her family's Foxhollow Farm

When Maggie Keith wrote the business plan to revamp Foxhollow Farm in 2006, she pictured hiring someone else to actually manage the place.  Even though the Crestwood farm had been in her family for generations, she grew up in the city and only occasionally visited the 1,300-acre property as a child. She studied business management and entrepreneurship at […]

Bangladeshi woman claims raped in BSF camp; SI arrested

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

A sub-inspector of Border Security Force was arrested yesterday for allegedly raping a 30-year-old Bangladeshi woman inside a camp at Gaighata in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Indian media reports said today. The accused, Rameswar Kayal, has been remanded in police custody for two days after being produced in a court in Bongaon […]

French woman who killed rapist stepdad-turned-husband walks free

A French woman who killed her rapist husband was spared more jail time on Friday (June 25) in a case that has become a rallying cause for feminists. Valerie Bacot, who shot her husband Daniel Polette dead in 2016, was sentenced to a four-year term with three years suspended. For all latest news, follow The […]

French woman who killed rapist stepdad-turned-husband walks free

A French woman who killed her rapist husband was spared more jail time on Friday (June 25) in a case that has become a rallying cause for feminists. Valerie Bacot, who shot her husband Daniel Polette dead in 2016, was sentenced to a four-year term with three years suspended. For all latest news, follow The […]

Woman Wins Agricultural ‘Nobel Prize’ For Finding The Best Fish For Babies

Nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted, holding preserved fish in a market in Cambodia

Nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted, holding preserved fish in a market in Cambodia World Fish Thanks to nutrition expert Shakuntala Thilsted, who grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, millions of low-income families across Asia and Africa have access to affordable and locally available fish that provide vital nutrients for children’s cognitive development in their first 1000 […]

Woman gang-raped in Sylhet, 4 held

She had a romantic relation with one of the accused, police say Police have arrested four youths in connection with the gang-rape of a woman in Sylhet’s Golapganj upazila. According to the police, the rape survivor had a romantic relationship with one of the accused, Abdul Hakim. On Saturday, her boyfriend called her out to […]

Wild elephant kills elderly woman in Chittagong

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Locals rushed her to Banshkhali Health Complex and she was declared dead A 70-year-old woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant in her lemon garden at Joldi union in Chittagong’s Banshkhali on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nur e Ayesha,70. The incident took place when the victim went to pick lemons from […]

Bandarban woman killed in wild elephant attack

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The elephants also vandalized a farmhouse and damaged some crops A woman was killed after she was attacked by a group of wild elephants in Lama upazila of Bandarban. The incident took place in Purbachambi Garurlora Para of Aziznagar union of the upazila on Wednesday morning.  The deceased has been identified as Hajera Begum, 46, […]

Meet Pappammal, the Centenarian Woman Farmer Who Was Honoured With the Padma Shri

Meet Pappammal, the Centenarian Woman Farmer Who Was Honoured With the Padma Shri

On January 26, media people descended on the idyllic village Thekkampatti located in the western periphery of Coimbatore district. They had come to interview 105-year-old Pappammal, Thekkampatti’s well-known woman farmer. Pappammal was one of the recipients of Padma Shri, the civilian award, that the government had announced. A few hours before the media came, she […]

Wild elephant attack: Young woman killed, multiple houses destroyed

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Banana orchards and seedbeds were damaged along with multiple homes in Sorai union of Lama upazila in Bandarban on Tuesday Dhaka Tribune Due to the ever-increasing deforestation in the hills leading to a crisis of food and habitat for wild animals, frequent elephant attacks are witnessed in the district A young woman was killed in […]