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Bangladesh to Hang Another Islamist Leader

In the middle of bitter turmoil, with Bangladesh’s two warring dowager politicians again at each other’s throats, the country is ready to hang another war criminal left over from the havoc of the 1971 civil war... Read More...
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Bangladesh Polls Violence Rises

Bangladesh’s furious opposition allies have termed Sunday’s national polls a “farce election” and imposed a Hartal – a general strike – across the country, paving the way for more violence. Undeterred by calls to postpone yesterday’s election, Prime Ministe... Read More...
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Government Attempts to Grab Grameen

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed has intensified the government's campaign against Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, seeking to move his famed "People's Bank" under the jurisdiction of the Bangla... Read More...
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Bangladesh Awaits Another Chaotic Election

Political tensions and confusion are mounting in Bangladesh over the next general election, which must be held by Jan. 24, 2014, with growing calls for general strikes and rallies as protest blooms. Under B... Read More...
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Grameen Bank Breakup Runs Into Heavy Going

The Bangladesh government, apparently quailing in the face of national and international outrage, has postponed until July 20 a workshop scheduled to hear a plan to break up the celebrated Grameen Bank, which provides aid for 8.4 million of the country's poor,... Read More...
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Grabbing Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank

Apparently driven by jealousy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed*, is seeking to have the Bangladesh government take over 51 percent of the ownership of Grameen Bank, arguably the most successful institution e... Read More...
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Tragedy in Bangladesh

The eight-storey building that collapsed on April 24 in Bangladesh, killing at least 930, housed five garment factories that employed at least 3,000 workers and placed weight on the floors almost six times grea... Read More...
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Deforestation threatens Bangladesh Food Security

Activists are warning that food insecurity in southeastern Bangladesh may worsen over the next decade as a result of unfettered deforestation. Abdul Mannan of the local NGO, Society for Health Extension & Development, works with communities in Cox's Ba... Read More...
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Bangladesh and Landslides

Despite attempts by the government to relocate residents from hilly areas of southeastern Bangladesh, the residents insist on returning , facing high risk of landslides, locals and activists say. “This... Read More...