- Bangladesh drafts poachers to protect forest (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
LAWACHARA, Bangladesh, Feb 12 (Reuters Life!) – A rain forest is in the making in northeastern Bangladesh and the men who for years stripped it of its inhabitants are now its guards.
- Nobel laureate risks murky world of Bangladesh politics (AFP via Yahoo! News)
DHAKA (AFP) – Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus' decision to consider forming a political party could lead to a welcome shake-up of Bangladesh's notoriously corrupt political scene, observers said.
- Beximco says vice-chairman detained in Bangladesh (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News) Sun Feb 11, 3:28 PM ET
LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Bangladesh's leading drug maker, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd , said on Monday its vice-chairman, Salman Rahman, has been detained by the authorities since Feb. 5.
- Nobel winner Yunus wants to form political party in Bangladesh (AFP via Yahoo! News)
DHAKA (AFP) – Bangladesh's "banker to the poor", Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, formally announced his willingness to form a new political party to take part in forthcoming elections.
- Bangladesh on the Brink (YaleGlobal Online)
With the world's attention focused on whether accountable government can take root in Iraq, the democratic life blood of a much larger Muslim country — Bangladesh — is seeping away with hardly a murmur from the international community. Home to 147 million people and once considered a stable, secular Muslim democracy, Bangladesh is becoming a de facto military-controlled state.
- Bangladesh to import 120,000 tonnes of diesel from India (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Dhaka, Feb 12 (ANI): Bangladesh has approved a proposal to import 120,000 tonnes of diesel from India, according to official sources. The diesel would be imported through river routes from Bharat Petroleum Corporation's refinery in the north-eastern Assam state, said an official after a meeting of a advisory council committee that approved the proposal on Sunday.
- Indian Tipaimukh dam to be death trap for Bangladesh (News From Bangladesh)
Bangladeshis fear that the dam could be used for diverting waters of the Meghna River. Experts at a views-exchange meeting on Saturday said Bangladesh would suffer from serious water crisis due to India’s Tipaimukh dam construction project.( The News Today )
- Arsenic Seminar: World’s Largest Man-Made Arsenic Disaster in Bangladesh and West Bengal (News From Bangladesh)
The groundwater arsenic poisoning in Bengal Basin is a life and death problem of about 230 millions people of Bangladesh and West Bengal. The drinking of poisoned water is causing numerous medical problems, the medical problems are causing social and psychological problems, the medical and social problems are creating economic problems in Bangladesh and West Bengal.