bangladesh bangladesh  /ˈbæŋ lə ˌdɛʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971

News

  1. 2 Bangladesh garment factories show effort, lapses

    SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The walls of the cavernous AKH clothing factory are covered in red arrows. They point to three wide emergency staircases with evacuation plans posted on every floor. They point to fire extinguishers attached to the walls and pillars throughout the factory. They point to medical kits located near designated workers with "First Aid" stitched onto their shirts.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Bangladesh collapse left many amputees

    SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- It was the worst disaster in the history of the garment industry. When the Rana Plaza factory building crashed down in April, 1,129 people were killed. But many others had to sacrifice their limbs to survive.Arms and legs were trapped under the building rubble, forcing rescuers with no medical training to perform amputations on the spot to free the victims. No a ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Bangladesh sentences 10 militants to death

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 21 (UPI) -- A court in Dhaka sentenced 10 Islamist militants to death for assisting a disguised suicide bomber who killed eight people near a courthouse in November 2005.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  1. He added: "We've won four out of six one-dayers (this summer) and we're very keen to win these three. They're a dangerous side, they all play shots, and Tamim Iqbal in particular is very dangerous. In Bangladesh (in March) we had to labour to win...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Andrew Strauss Source: The Press Association

  2. "Our ships and aircraft awaited country approval so they could act promptly to save thousands of lives -- approval of the kind granted by Indonesia immediately after the 2004 tsunami and by Bangladesh after a fierce cyclone just last November,"...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: The Age

  3. Flintoff added: "I have set myself a target of returning for the tour to Bangladesh, which is from mid-February to the middle of March, but whether that's realistic or not, I'm not sure."
    on Aug 30, 2009 By: Andrew Flintoff Source: AFP

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