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Source: Channel NewsAsia

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2010-10-26 07:11:26 -0700 | business-news

More than 85,000 people have been affected by weeks of flooding in northern Bangladesh and India's eastern state of Assam, officials said on Thursday. "There are repeated flash floods in higher areas, rivers have burst their banks as a huge...
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Source: The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2010-10-19 20:22:13 -0700 | political-news

An HC bench of Justice Md Imman Ali and Justice Obaidul Hasan also asked Khoka and DCC Project Director Yusuf Abdulaah Harun to appear before it on September 1 to explain in this regard. The bench passed the order following...
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Source: Macleans

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2010-10-11 21:04:03 -0700 | political-news

Bangladesh police say at least 50 people have been injured in clashes between security forces and thousands of people protesting frequent power outages. Police officer Akhtar Hossain says the violence Wednesday occurred when about 5,000 people, irate over the electrical...
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Source: International Business Times

Moscow :: Russia | updated 2010-10-10 03:51:05 -0700 | business-news

Russia banned grain exports on Thursday last week as the worst drought on record ravaged crops across the Black Sea region, boosting the Chicago Board of Trade front-month wheat contract up 66 percent from a low of $4.25- in June....
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Source: BDNews24

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2010-09-29 12:42:16 -0700 | political-news

Moinul Haque Chowdhury Dhaka, July 24 (bdnews24.com) The tiger, the country's national animal, is faced with the threat of extinction due to shortage of food, and the reckless destruction of forest and other habitats...Current research does in fact indicate that...
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Source: BDNews24

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2010-09-20 15:01:24 -0700 | political-news

Dhaka, July 20 (bdnews24.com) The government has decided to import rice from Vietnam shortly, food minister Abdur Razzaque told journalists on Tuesday. The decision followed a meeting in the morning between the minister and a visiting Vietnamese delegation led by...
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Breaking News: Mangroves disappearing faster than land-based forests
 
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Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2011-08-20 11:02:35 -0700 | green-news

The destruction of the world's mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world's land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around...
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Source: The Economist

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-16 08:20:56 -0700 | green-news

Scientists say that 64,000 people in Bangladesh are displaced each year by the erosion of riverbanks. Many pushed from their homes by the river end up in slums in the capital. The landlord in the morning can become a beggar...
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Source: IRIN

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-11 07:39:18 -0700 | green-news

A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say. Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor to earn a livelihood both by destroying assets and limiting...
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Source: Daily News & Analysis

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-09 12:24:34 -0700 | green-news

Nokchi and Halchatti encountered a big group of wild elephants, he said. The sector officers initially did not realise they were moving into an elephant corridor and mistook the pachyderms as big boulders on the road. But as they realised,...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-11 06:12:54 -0700 | green-news

Birds list enables us to prioritise our conservation efforts in the face of a mounting list of endangered species. 'These one-of-a-kind birds illustrate the incredible diversity that exists in our natural world.' The Philippine eagle preys on monkeys and flying...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-05 04:21:10 -0700 | green-news

But that didn't stop the trio from enjoying their outdoor exercise at the wildlife reserve. Dr Bhagavan Antle, who runs the reserve said: 'Tigers love water and are excellent swimmers. 'They have webbed paws which makes it easy for them...
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Source: The Guardian

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-07 05:44:33 -0700 | green-news

Will our age of climate change also be an era of civil and international conflict? Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we...
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Source: The Economic Times

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-04-10 01:08:46 -0700 | green-news

The World Bank is finalising plans to lend Bangladesh a sum of USD 2.7 billion for investment purpose, its president Jim Young Kim said. "...through the (proposed) USD 2.7 billion of new lending, we hope to again, just engage very...
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