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Torture Video Sparks India-Bangladesh Tension

Tensions have been mounting at the India-Bangladesh border following the discovery of a video showing Indian border guards torturing a Bangladeshi cattle smuggler. Shot on a mobile phone camera, the video c...
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Severe Water Shortage in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi troops have been forced to guard water pumps in parts of Dhaka as a severe water shortage grips the capital, causing a rise in water-borne diseases, officials said. The move follows angry prote...
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Muhammad Yunus’s New Idea for the Poor

In 2006, the Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, had what he described as a “casual lunch” with Franck Riboud, the chairman and chief executive officer on the Groupe Danone dairy giant in Paris. From that l...
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Grameen After Yunus

With Muhammad Yunus apparently about to be driven from an operational role at the institution that he founded and which provides micro-financing to as much as 20 percent of Bangladesh’s population...
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Micro Credit, Macro Trouble for Yunus

What lies behind the continuing spate of bad press for Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize-winning founder of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank? In early March, Bangladesh's Central Bank ordered Yunus sa...
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Bangladesh Cuts Acid Attacks on Women

Bangladesh has passed the test. When it comes to implementing strong measures to tackle acid attacks, the country has done better than its neighors India and Cambodia. In a recently-released study on crime in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India, resea...
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Bangladesh Cracks Down on Terror

The breakup of a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist cell in Dhaka two weeks ago has reinforced is the latest manifestation of the growing counter-terror cooperation between India and Bangladesh and confirms what...
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Bangladesh to Execute Its Founder’s Killers

The first few weeks of the year may finally witness the execution, 35 years after the fact, of the killers of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of the People's Republic of Bangladesh who led the 1971 B...
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Bangladesh Bucks the Trend

Seamless growth: Bangladesh escapes crisis by focusing on low-cost exports, high quality garments and textiles A year ago as the world financial system teetered on the edge of collapse after many Wall Street giants failed, there was widespread conc...
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Bangladesh’s Challenge

Bangladesh is at a turning point, politically, economically and diplomatically. Can Sheikh Hasina Wajed's Awami League produce a stable and effective government which eschews winner-take-all politi...