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For social business, think up a great idea, funds will come along: Prof Muhammad Yunus

Budding entrepreneurs should not worry about funds to set up a social business as good ideas can attract investors, analysts said yesterday. The funds set aside for the companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be an important source of funds for social business, said Saskia Bruysten, chief executive of Yunus Social Business in Germany. “Social […]

The race for India’s presidency begins today as UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee, and opposition BJP-backed PA Sangma submit their nomination papers amid clear signs that the ruling alliance will win with a thumping majority. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to support Pranab in the race. She instead tried her best to mobilise support […]

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By: Shariar Sharif Seventeen-year-old Rasheda Begum didn’t have the slightest idea that she could be punished for acting in a play that highlighted various social ills that are forbidden in Islam – usury, dowry, gambling, child marriage and corruption. Her participation came at a painful cost, however. The 10th grade madrassa student was caned in […]

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