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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: Indian Express

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-26 14:07:54 -0700 | green-news

It would have two coal-fired units, each having  660 MW generation capacity. Kolkata, members stressed the need to commission the unit by December, 2018.
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Source: All Africa

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-06-06 07:21:54 -0700 | green-news

He believes it's important for elected politicians to attend because they're able to put a much-needed human face on the numbers and complicated jargon that dominate the process. "The point you make is that I am someone who is actually...
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Source: NewKerala

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-06-11 05:01:09 -0700 | green-news

Rs.5 crore a month, a top company official said Wednesday. "We have readied the power project in September last year...MW," said Biswas, who heads the project, foundation stone of which was laid in March 2002. Designed by the US-based General...
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Source: Sky News

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-06-27 21:37:34 -0700 | green-news

The Royal Bengal Tiger attacked Sushil Manjhi, 62, on his boat on a river in the Sundarbans region of eastern India. Mr Manjhi had set off in the early morning to catch crabs in a small boat, along with his son...
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Source: NewKerala

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-25 06:14:07 -0700 | green-news

Huge foreign investment as well as a hi-tech setup is required to tap the vast resources of the northeastern states to generate electricity," he added. He said that law and order problem, surface connectivity, delay in getting environmental clearances and...
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Source: The Hindu

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-06-11 14:03:47 -0700 | green-news

The Hindu Untreated sewage, industrial waste, reduced flow and rampant underground water withdrawals affect millions of people who depend on the Ganga's water...The task of reducing the pollution load of the Ganga is daunting, but the clamour for a cleaner...
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Source: The Hindu

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-08 14:27:57 -0700 | green-news

Tripura again plunged into electricity crisis as state's prime gas based power plant at Palatana in south Tripura faced serious mechanical snags second time in past two months...Commissioning of second unit of proposed 726 MW project is uncertain. Palatana, but...
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Source: NewKerala

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-06-02 10:17:20 -0700 | green-news

The agreement will be signed anytime soon," bdnews24.com quoted Quader as saying. The proposed 25-metre-wide and 10-km-long bridge will be built over river Padma, one of the three major rivers in Bangladesh. "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the proposal...
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