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2013-02-12 14:37:52

Scientists identified aromatic rice with very low arsenic content and higher concentrations of essential nutrients, selenium and zinc -- published in Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging Millions of people worldwide are regularly exposed to arsenic through drinking water and eating rice grown in soil and water containing high amounts of arsenic. Long-term exposure can lead to the development of different types of cancer as well as serious cardiovascular, neurological, and other health...

2013-01-17 13:47:34

EcoHealth Alliance Finds Evidence for Ebola Virus Infection in Fruit Bats in South Asia EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, released new research on Ebola virus in fruit bats in the peer reviewed journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases, a monthly publication by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found Ebola virus antibodies circulating in ~4% of the 276 bats scientists screened in...

2013-01-17 08:23:45

USAID-funded initiative engages communities in their development ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A grassroots program will prepare thousands of Bangladesh youth to become advocates to alleviate poverty, create jobs, improve the environment and more in their communities, Counterpart International announced today. (www.Counterpart.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)...

"Death Clock" Installed In Bangladesh To Raise Awareness For Smoking Dangers
2013-01-14 12:28:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bangladesh has set up a "Death Clock" in its capital to try and raise some awareness about the dangers related to smoking. According to Sayed Badrul Karim from the Progga NGO, about 57,000 people die each year due to tobacco-related diseases in Bangladesh. The country is ranked as one of the world's highest in tobacco consumption. The "Death Clock" was installed on a road near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's residence in the...

2012-10-24 19:20:26

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) signed an agreement to construct two combined cycle natural gas fired 225 Mega Watt power plants with Energy Holdings International, Inc. (EHII) and its wholly owned subsidiary EHII MENA DMCC. (http://www1.bssnews.net/newsDetails.php?cat=0&id=266970&date=2012-07-24 , http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/latest_news.php?nid=39349) The first plant will be built at Bibiyana and the second plant will be...

2012-10-10 11:25:24

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Max Neeman International now has a larger Asia-Pac footprint with new presence and capabilities in neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. The additional locations, as well as India, Europe and N. America presence, enable Max Neeman to enroll one hundred percent of subjects for a Sponsor's benefit in terms of quality, time and cost control. These Asia-Pacific countries are ideal locations for clinical trials due...

2012-10-03 10:21:21

MADRID, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Isolux Corsan is executing a turnkey project for the construction of a 335 MW combined cycle power plant in Bangladesh. - The Spanish company is currently executing two contracts in this Asian country with a total turnover of nearly EUR420 million. This past Wednesday Chairman Luis Delso of Isolux Corsan signed a contract in the city of Dhaka (Bangladesh) with Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, for the acquisition of a...

2012-09-27 10:25:38

WSPA's successful global campaign to protect dogs launches new projects in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Indonesia BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year since the launch of its Collars Not Cruelty campaign, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is proving that compassion and vaccination work in the fight to protect dogs, safeguard communities and end rabies. Every year, 20 million dogs are brutally killed in attempts to stop rabies - an effort...

2012-08-16 14:21:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The world's largest tobacco use survey, published today in The Lancet, underscores the enormity of the global tobacco epidemic - especially in low- and middle-income countries that are being targeted by the tobacco industry - and the urgent need for countries to implement proven...

2012-08-14 18:20:59

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEY RESULTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN 2Q12(*) Revenues of USD 5.7 billion, with organic(1) growth of 4% YoY EBITDA of USD 2.5 billion, up 8% organically YoY; double digit growth in Russia, Africa & Asia and CIS Results negatively impacted by USD appreciation against operating currencies Total mobile subscriber base increased 8% YoY(2) to 208 million Positive operational development continues in Business Unit Russia Net income increased 83%...


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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