Bangladesh

Type: Country
Name: Bangladesh
population: 134,792,192
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 3 reports

Bangladesh: The game of the river

A MAN-MADE spur juts into the mighty Jamuna river—known as the Brahmaputra upstream, over the border in India—near the town of Enayetpur. The solid wall was built, expensively, to control the massive flow of the river. But erosion now eats deep into its ... [Published The Economist - 15 mins ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 6 reports

Compensation fund for Bangladeshs Rana Plaza victims barely one-third full

Bangladesh 's Rana Plaza factory collapse is barely one-third full, despite pressure on dozens of western brands to assume some financial responsibility for one of the world's deadliest ... ... [Published Big News Network - 35 mins ago]
Entities: Bangladesh
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Explain RAW move on Waqas: BNP

“How can members of a foreign intelligence agency come to another country and whisk off an agent of a rival agency!” BNP spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said expressing dismay in Dhaka on Wednesday.The ‘Times of India’ in a report claimed Zia-ur ... [Published Bdnews24.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

Concern of Khaleda over abduction of businessman

:31:00 A A- A+ Expressing deep concern over the abduction of Syeda Rizwana Hasan’s husband, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday night demanded the government take immediate steps to rescue him for his safe return to his family. In a statement, ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 2 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

From cancer to pimple

Munshi did it the hard way“IT TOOK us two years, but the greed kept us going,” Yusuf Munshi told police after they arrested him and his accomplice. Mr Munshi had tunnelled under a branch of Sonali Bank, Bangladesh’s biggest state-owned bank, in the town ... [Published The Economist - 3 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Bangladesh's exports hit over 22 bln USD in first 9 months of FY 2013-14

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.DHAKA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's export income in the first three quarters of the current 2013-14 fiscal year (July 2013- June 2014) surged nearly 13 percent to 22.24 billion U.S. dollars with ready-made garments ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 4 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Bangladesh factory owner faces murder charges

DHAKAThe collapse was the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history. – AFP ... [Published New Sabah Times - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 7 reports

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

DHAKA -  Bangladesh police said Tuesday they will press murder charges against the owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 garment workers last April, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history. Sohel Rana, owner ... [Published The Kuala Lumpur Post - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 4 reports

Partial trade union facilities in EPZs

Workers of the export processing zones (EPZs) in the country now have partial trade union privileges as the government has not extended Industrial Relations Act 2010, which restricted EPZ workers’ demonstration rights.With the law having expired on December ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 4 reports

BH : Mass. Food Poisoning / Asia / Bangladesh [0:40]

EDIS Number: BH-20140415-43374-BGD Date / time: 15/04/2014 09:57:50 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Mass. Food Poisoning Area: Asia Country: Bangladesh State/County: Khulna Division City: Bagerhat Description: Some 40 prisoners ... [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 4 reports

Garment makers feel the squeeze

DHAKA: Bangladesh garment factory owners say they are soaking up much of the cost of nearly doubling wages as some global retailers balk at price hikes, leaving less money for safety improvements urged by apparel chains after last year’s Rana Plaza disaster. ... [Published Himalayan Times - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 5 reports

Bangladesh celebrates Bengali New Year with fanfare and festivities

Dhaka, April 14 (ANI): An exuberant wave of cheer and festivities gripped Bangladesh as thousands celebrated the colourful festival of 'Pohela Boishakh', the first day of the Bangla New Year, with much pomp and fanfare on Monday. Melodious cultural songs ... [Published Ani News - Apr 14 2014]

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"Even though purchasing a standard filter at the hardware store is inadequate for treating well water, the good news is that there are steps one can take to ameliorate the situation" noted Dr. Graziano. Although somewhat expensive, Dr...
...As World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has said, "We will never end poverty if we don't tackle climate change." Today, the World BankWorld Bank Group is helping 130 countries take action on climate change in a variety of ways: From replacing 45 million inefficient...
SMI Co-founder and CFO Robyn Butler said, "SMI has always had a philosophy of partnering; recognizing that our industry relies heavily on water, we want to extend that partnership to communities that have been severely impacted by droughts, pollution and population demands for clean water. We want to minimize our eco-footprint by contributing to the research and implementation of getting water to people in need."
...we are recognised and there are some jobs – mostly on three-month contracts or with NGOs – but not across the employment sector," she says. "The government have not supported us – they haven't implemented the law. I had more opposition when I fought in the election from politicians than I did from the public. Society in Pakistan is more understanding, more accepting and supportive of us than the government is. We have claimed our space in the law, but we are not protected by it."

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Bangladesh The game of the river [Published Big News Network - 35 mins ago]
Bengali voters major factor in Mahakalpada [Published New Delhi Pioneer - 41 mins ago]
Trends of Urbanization, Past, Present and Future [Published PressReleasePoint - 1 hour ago]
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India's third gender claims its place in law [Published Guardian.co.uk - 1 hour ago]
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Behind the Scenes of We’ve Got Mail [Published Radio Taiwan International - 1 hour ago]
Explain RAW move on Waqas: BNP [Published Bdnews24.com - 1 hour ago]
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Aavishkaar to Raise $75m fo... [Published MicroCapital - 1 hour ago]
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Fico Coffee shoots for 75 outlets in four years [Published The Nation - Thailand - 2 hours ago]
Banyan: Don’t count on it [Published ACQ Magazine - 2 hours ago]
Concern of Khaleda over abduction of businessman [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 2 hours ago]
We could have had a proper debate about sexism ... [Published The Independent - 2 hours ago]
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XINHUA - China accelerates planning to re-conne... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 2 hours ago]
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MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Aavishkaar to Raise $75m fo... [Published MicroCapital - 1 hour ago]
Aavishkaar, an Indian manager of impact-oriented venture capital investments, reportedly plans to raise USD 75 million for its newly launched Aavishkaar Frontier Fund, an international social venture capital fund that aims to place investments in 300 ...
Bangladesh: The game of the river [Published The Economist - Asia - 5 hours ago]
A MAN-MADE spur juts into the mighty Jamuna river—known as the Brahmaputra upstream, over the border in India—near the town of Enayetpur. The solid wall was built, expensively, to control the massive flow of the river. But erosion now eats deep into ...
Microfinance in Bangladesh: Rehabilitation and ... [Published The Economist - Finance & Economics - 5 hours ago]
FOR years the reputation of microfinance—which gives tiny loans to the poorest—rose and fell in tandem with relations between Grameen Bank and the Bangladeshi government. In 2006 the bank and its head, Muhammad Yunus, won the Nobel peace prize for reducing ...
State-owned banks in Bangladesh: From cancer to... [Published The Economist - Finance & Economics - 5 hours ago]
Munshi did it the hard way“IT TOOK us two years, but the greed kept us going,” Yusuf Munshi told police after they arrested him and his accomplice. Mr Munshi had tunnelled under a branch of Sonali Bank, Bangladesh’s biggest state-owned bank, in the ...
Community Matters: Fulfilling Learning Potentia... [Published Zunia.org RSS - 5 hours ago]
The fourth policy brief in the UIL series recommends youth engagement in multipurpose community learning spaces and centres. The aim is to improve their access to full participation in learning and community development activities. It is based on discussions ...
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Bangladesh's garment factories crippled by poli... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 08 2014]
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Bangladesh poll: no surprise, no solution [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 06 2014]
Violence in Bangladesh as ruling party set to w... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jan 05 2014]
Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Dec 29 2013]
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IDC Expands Its Footprints in South Asia [Published IDC Press Releases - Apr 14 2014]
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RNB signs agreement for safer textile factories... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 02 2014]
Responsible Business Leadership the Theme of AP... [Published Financial Services - Mar 26 2014]
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