Latest Bangladesh Stories

2011-02-12 00:00:42

Bush Slaton LP. to Launch Clean Energy Project to in 2011. The First of These Will be a 42 MW WTE Plant. Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 Bush Slaton, LP. announced today that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a joint venture with Naanovo Energy UK Limited to build a three hundred million dollar ($300,000,000) Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant in Bangladesh. The six-module plant will provide 42 Megawatts of electricity for the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and will...

2011-02-09 15:01:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") reported unaudited financial results today for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2010. Full Year --------- 2009 2010 2010 Guidance ---- ---- -------------...

2011-02-07 07:00:00

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer patients in Bangladesh, a country of 160 million people served by just 11 modern radiotherapy linear accelerators, now have access to advanced radiotherapy technology from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Treatments using fast and efficient RapidArc® technology with respiratory gating have started on a new Clinac® iX medical linear accelerator at the new United Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Care...

2010-12-16 07:20:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BDeshTV, LLC, a new media company, announces the beta launch of its online TV Portal, http://www.bdeshtv.com, and cloud-based OVI+ media broadcast platform. The TV portal provides free access to multiple TV channels with rich Bangla contents available online or on-demand to viewers anywhere in the world 24 hours a day. OVI+ (Online Video Infrastructure Plus) is a state-of-the-art media content management, advertisement insertion and Internet...

2010-11-26 00:01:47

Visceral Leishmaniasis program expands to support South Asian regional elimination efforts. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 24, 2010 The Institute for OneWorld Health (iOWH), the US based non-profit pharmaceutical company with offices in San Francisco, USA and India that develops drugs for people with neglected infectious diseases in the developing world, today announced a new program in Nepal and Bangladesh to develop a therapy for Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) available through a grant...

2010-11-15 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 77 million people in Bangladesh, or roughly half of the country's population, have been exposed to toxic arsenic levels in their drinking water since the 1970s. That's when the installation of hand-pumped wells throughout Bangladesh began tapping groundwater laden with naturally occurring arsenic. In response to this crisis, the Ecological Management Foundation (EMF) launched The Bangladesh Water Project in 2008, to create an...

2010-11-03 00:00:41

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Joins mHealth Alliance Board Inventor of micro-credit and leader in helping the world's poor joins mobile health group Dhaka, Bangladesh and Washington, DC (Vocus) November 2, 2010 The mHealth Alliance, a group that is leveraging the growing reach of wireless technologies to support improved health delivery and outcomes in underserved communities today announced the appointment of Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Movement and winner of the 2006...

2010-10-04 08:00:00

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunridge International (OTC Bulletin Board: SNDZ), announced today that successful negotiations have concluded with the signing of exclusive distribution rights to its PNT product line in Bangladesh. The agreement has been reached between Sunridge and New Amsterdam Marketing (NAM), its current exclusive distributor in India. "There has been a large increase in interest in our PNT product line and glaucoma treatment, ever since NAM starting...

2010-10-04 06:15:00

A recent study has found that tigers living in Bangladesh mangrove forests are only about half the weight of other wild Bengal tigers in South Asia. According to research by US Fish and Wildlife Service, the average weight of female tigers in the Sundarbans forests was 170 pounds. But other Bengal tigers in the wild weighed almost 310 pounds on average. A possible reason for the Sundarbans tigers being so much smaller is that they typically eat smaller deer. Researchers believe the tigers...

2010-09-16 17:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seafood safety experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the University of Maryland Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) are training 10 scientists from Bangladesh on how to eliminate health hazards from aquaculture - the controlled production of seafood, much of which is exported to the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo:...

Latest Bangladesh Reference Libraries

2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

2007-06-25 08:41:41

The Chital Deer, Axis axis, is a species of deer that is commonly found in the wooded regions of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and most of India. It is the most common species of deer in Indian forests. Other common names given to this species are the Spotted Deer, and the Axis Deer. Its coat is reddish fawn, marked with white spots, and it's under parts are white. Its antlers, which it sheds annually, are usually three-pronged and curve in a lyre shape and may extend to 30 inches. Chital...

2007-01-23 15:37:33

The Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, also called the Iranian, Marsh, or Persian Crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries. These countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. Mainly a freshwater species, the Mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas. The Mugger Crocodile is also known to thrive in man-made reservoirs and...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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