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  • Hathazari, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Bangladesh)
    Friday Jun 28, 1940

    Muhammad Yunus

    Born

    Hathazari, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Bangladesh)
    Friday Jun 28, 1940

    The third of nine children, Yunus was born on 28 June 1940 to a Bengali Muslim family in the village of Bathua, by the Kaptai road in Hathazari, Chittagong in the Bengal Presidency of the British Raj, present Bangladesh.




  • Loreto convent, Darjeeling, India
    Tuesday Sep 10, 1946

    Mother Teresa

    The call within the call

    Loreto convent, Darjeeling, India
    Tuesday Sep 10, 1946

    On 10 September 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" when she travelled by train to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat.




  • East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    Sunday Sep 13, 1970

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1970 Bhola Cyclone

    East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
    Sunday Sep 13, 1970

    The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan and India's West Bengal on November 3, 1970. It remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters. At least 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the 1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and also the season's strongest.




  • Jobra, Bangladesh
    Saturday Oct 1, 1983

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Pilot Project began Operation as a Full-Fledged Bank ("Village Bank")

    Jobra, Bangladesh
    Saturday Oct 1, 1983

    By 1982, it had 28,000 members. On 1 October 1983, the pilot project began operation as a full-fledged bank for poor Bangladeshis and was renamed Grameen Bank ("Village Bank").




  • Manikganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Apr 26, 1989

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    The Daulatpur–Saturia Tornado

    Manikganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Apr 26, 1989

    The Daulatpur–Saturia tornado occurred in Manikganj District, Bangladesh on April 26, 1989. It was the deadliest tornado in Bangladesh's history. There is great uncertainty about the death toll, but estimates indicate that it was devastating and that it killed approximately 1,300 people, which would make it the deadliest tornado in history.




  • Bangladesh
    Monday Apr 29, 1991

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1991 Bangladesh Cyclone

    Bangladesh
    Monday Apr 29, 1991

    The 1991 Bangladesh cyclone (IMD designation: BOB 01, JTWC designation: 02B) was among the deadliest tropical cyclones on record. On the night of April 29, 1991, it struck the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 250 km/h (155 mph). The storm forced a 6-metre (20 ft) storm surge inland over a wide area, killing at least 138,866 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.




  • Bangladesh
    Wednesday Mar 26, 1997

    Muhammad Yunus

    The inaugural ceremony of Grameenphone

    Bangladesh
    Wednesday Mar 26, 1997

    The inaugural ceremony of Grameenphone, the largest telephone service in Bangladesh, took place at Hasina's office on 26 March 1997.


  • Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 11, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus Turned down Moeen request To become The Nation's Fourth Chief Advisor

    Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 11, 2007

    On 11 January 2007, Army General Moeen U Ahmed staged a military coup. Meanwhile, Yunus turned down his request to become the nation's fourth Chief Advisor after Khaleda Zia's term ended. Yunus, however, suggested the general pick Fakhruddin Ahmed for the job.


  • Bangladesh
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus announced That He is Willing To Launch a Political Party

    Bangladesh
    Sunday Feb 18, 2007

    Yunus finally announced that he is willing to launch a political party tentatively called Citizens' Power (Nagorik Shakti) on 18 February 2007.


  • Bangladesh
    Thursday May 3, 2007

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus declared That He Had decided To abandon His Political Plans

    Bangladesh
    Thursday May 3, 2007

    There was speculation that the army supported a move by Yunus into politics. On 3 May, however, Yunus declared that he had decided to abandon his political plans following a meeting with the head of the interim government, Fakhruddin Ahmed.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    Reviewing Grameen Bank Activities

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Jan 11, 2011

    The Government announced a review of Grameen Bank activities on 11 January 2011, which is ongoing.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 27, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus appeared In Court In a Food-adulteration Case

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Jan 27, 2011

    On 27 January 2011, Yunus appeared in court in a food-adulteration case filed by the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Food Safety Court, accusing him of producing an "adulterated" yogurt whose fat content was below the legal minimum. According to Yunus's lawyer, the allegations are "false and baseless". At the request of Yunus's lawyers, pointing procedural irregularities and errors, this case is now considered by the High Court.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Finance Minister of Bangladesh declaration

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

    On 15 February 2011, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, declared that Yunus should "stay away" from Grameen Bank while it is being investigated.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Mar 2, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    Yunus Had been Fired as Managing Director of The Bank

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Wednesday Mar 2, 2011

    On 2 March 2011, Muzammel Huq – a former Bank employee, whom the government had appointed Chairman in January – announced that Yunus had been fired as Managing Director of the Bank. However, Bank General Manager Jannat-E Quanine issued a statement that Yunus was "continuing in his office" pending review of the legal issues surrounding the controversy.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2011

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Court Confirmed Yunus's Dismissal

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Tuesday Mar 8, 2011

    The High Court hearing on the petitions, was planned for 6 March 2011 but postponed. On 8 March 2011, the Court confirmed Yunus's dismissal.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Aug 2, 2012

    Muhammad Yunus

    Grameen Bank Ordinance 2012

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Aug 2, 2012

    On 2 August 2012, Sheikh Hasina's approved a draft of "Grameen Bank Ordinance 2012" to increase government control over the bank.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Friday Oct 4, 2013

    Muhammad Yunus

    Bangladesh's Cabinet Has approved The Draft of a New Law

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Friday Oct 4, 2013

    On 4 October 2013, Bangladesh's cabinet has approved the draft of a new law that will give the country's central bank closer control over Grameen Bank, raising the stakes in a long-running dispute with the pioneering microlender.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Nov 7, 2013

    Muhammad Yunus

    The Parliament Passed The New Grameen Bank Law

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Nov 7, 2013

    The new Grameen Bank law was passed by parliament on 7 November 2013, and replaced the Grameen Bank Ordinance, the law that underpinned the creation of Grameen Bank as a specialised microcredit institution in 1983.


  • Bangladesh
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Xiaomi entered Bangladesh

    Bangladesh
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    In August 2016 Xiaomi entered Bangladesh via Solar Electro Bangladesh Limited.


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