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2013-07-12 12:26:18

NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the recent tragedies in Bangladesh's garment factories where more than a thousand workers were killed, labor groups urged the clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters to sign on to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. UNITE HERE, the labor union representing textile and hospitality workers throughout North America, collected approximately 12,000 petitions and distributed handbills at 40 American Eagle...

2013-07-10 12:28:45

The Bangladesh Worker Safety Initiative -- Developed Through Independent Facilitation of Senators Mitchell and Snowe -- Sets Aggressive Timeline for Inspections, Training and Worker Empowerment WASHINGTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a historic pact that covers the overwhelming majority of North American apparel imports from Bangladesh, an unprecedented alliance of North American retailers came together to announce today the unified purpose of dramatically improving factory...

2013-06-28 04:20:05

Hong Kong, June 28, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC) 2013 has come to a fruitful close. After rounds of keen competition, the Gold Award of the University Division went to University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As for the Secondary School Division, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, South Korea snatched the Gold Award. (Please refer to the full list of award winners.)The Final...

2013-06-27 16:26:08

Serious Shortcomings in Workers' Rights and Safety Standards Cited PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) said today that it welcomes President Obama's decision to suspend Bangladesh's preferential access to U.S. markets under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in response to "serious shortcomings in worker rights and workplace safety standards in Bangladesh." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The...

2013-06-27 08:28:00

Human Rights and Development for Bangladesh and Bangladeshi-Americans in Greater Washington DC WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bangladesh's democracy is in crisis under the pressure of state brutality and human rights violations. Recent months have witnessed extrajudicial civilian massacre by state security; increased harassment, arrest and torture of opponents, including attacks against Nobel Laureate Mohammad Younus and arrest and torture of Amar Desh newspaper...

2013-06-18 16:21:36

"Flush For Good" Campaign Aims to Raise the Standard of Living for Families in Bangladesh Experiencing Lack of Safe Water and Sanitation PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new partnership between American Standard Brands and WaterAid seeks to save lives and improve access to safe sanitation in Bangladesh. Through their joint effort, hundreds of thousands of people in this developing country will receive a cost effective, sanitary toilet pan to help prevent the spread...

2013-06-03 04:21:01

But, over half of Americans do not look to see where clothes are made NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The images were horrific and when the search and rescue/recovery was done, over 1,100 factory workers had died in the building collapse in Bangladesh last month. As many of the workers were laboring to make cheap clothes for Americans, the cry to avoid clothes made by some of these manufacturers, or even to avoid any products made in Bangladesh, until conditions improve has...

2013-05-17 13:24:14

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM measured Cyclone Mahasen's rainfall rates from space as it made landfall on May 16. Mahasen has since dissipated over eastern India. Tropical Cyclone Mahasen hit southern Bangladesh on May 16, causing the reported deaths of at least 13 people and the destruction of many homes. Mahasen brought heavy rains and tropical storm force winds when it came ashore, but the winds quickly weakened. NASA's TRMM satellite had two very...

2013-05-15 13:02:05

While global attention has for decades been focused on reducing maternal mortality, population-based data on other causes of death among women of reproductive age has been virtually non-existent. A study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that non-communicable diseases accounted for 48 percent of 1,107 investigated female deaths in rural Bangladesh between 2002 and 2007. The findings lend urgency to review global health priorities to address...

2013-05-14 16:29:11

Bureau Veritas to provide fire safety training to every worker in every factory producing for Walmart in Bangladesh; Labor Voices partnership will empower factory workers with grassroots level communication to share safety concerns in factories BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart announced that it will conduct in-depth safety inspections at 100 percent of the factories in Bangladesh that produce goods for the retailer. The company will complete all reviews...


Latest Bangladesh Reference Libraries

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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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