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  • US judge blocks funds for Trump border wall plan
  • SC/ST Voters shift their loyalty to Saffron party in LS Election
  • Strong quake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning issued
  • Post result violence in Tripura kills a BJP man and leaves 117 injured: CM warns action
  • Trump to clear $8bn Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions
  • Tripura CS removed, 14 IAS and 2 IPS transferred a day after BJP’s victory
  • Russia believes JCPOA Commission should meet as soon as possible: Ryabkov
  • Punjab govt running anti farmer policy: Farmers Union
  • Jagan Mohan Reddy elected as YSRCP LP leader
  • BJP activist shot dead in Nadia; Post-result violence rocks Bengal
  • Jagan Mohan Reddy elected as YSRCP LP leader
  • Container explosion leaves at least 25 injured in Thailand
  • China crushes Thailand 3-0 to qualify for Sudirman Cup final
  • UN honours peacekeepers who paid the 'ultimate' price
  • Athlete Hima Das clears Assam HSLC exam, secures first division
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Sheikh Hasina 26th most powerful women in world

Sheikh Hasina 26th most powerful women in world

Dhaka, Dec 6 (UNI) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has advanced four notches and has been ranked 26th position on the Forbes 2018 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Hasina’s position on the list was 30th in 2017, 36th in 2016 and 59th in 2015.

In Hasina’s profile the magazine said in 2017, Hasina provided aid to Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar, allotting 2,000 acres of land in Bangladesh for the refugees.

Now she is working on the safe repatriation of Rohingya to Myanmar. According to the list of the magazine published on Tuesday, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list for the eighth consecutive year.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and IMF’s Christine Lagarde have been ranked 2nd 3rd positions in the list.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is on the 4th position and Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson is on the 5th positions. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is on the seventh position, Banco Santander Chair and Executive Director Ana Patricia Bot-n is on the eighth position. Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has been ranked 9th and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is on the 10th position.

The US first daughter Ivanka Trump has come to the 24th. Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar has dramatically been dropped off the last after coming in at 33 last year.

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25 May 2019 | 12:28 PM

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Abe-Kim summit may solve DPRK nuclear issue: US

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25 May 2019 | 12:08 PM

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