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Sheikh Hasina’s Assault on Grameen Bank

Muhammad Yunus, who founded the pioneering microlender Grameen Bank, is finding himself under increasing attack from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has ordered a four-member commission to investig... Read More...
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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... Read More...
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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 protests earlier this month by residents over what many... Read More...
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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 G... Read More...
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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... Read More...
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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 sacked as managing director of the pioneering micro... Read More...
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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 o... Read More...
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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... Read More...
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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 Bangladesh war for independence from Pakistan. The ... Read More...
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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 Wa... Read More...