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Oct 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

Oct 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

Oct 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

Oct 6, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Oct 6, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Oct 6, 2011 Karatoa

 

Oct 5, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Oct 5, 2011 Karatoa

 

Oct 5, 2011 Traditional boat race in Panchagarh Daily Star

 

Oct 3, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 30, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Sep 30, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 29, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 27, 2011 Prothom Alo


 

Sep 27, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 25, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 22, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Sep 21, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 18, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 15, 2011 Samakal

 

Sep 13, 2011 Janakantha

 

Sep 12, 2011 Janakantha

 

Sep 10, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Sep 9, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Sep 9, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Sep 9, 2011 Samakal

 

Sep 9, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Sep 8, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Sep 8, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 8, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 8, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Sep 8, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Sep 8, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Sep 3, 2011 Karatoa

 

Sep 3, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Sep 3, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Aug 26, 2011 Janakantha

 

Aug 24, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Aug 24, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Aug 23, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Aug 18, 2011 Ittefaq

 

Aug 16, 2011 BDNews24

 

Aug 13, 2011 Jugantor

 

Aug 15, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Aug 15, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Aug 13, 2011 Amar desh

 

Aug 13, 2011 Karatoa

 

Aug 12, 2011 Karatoa

 

Aug 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

Aug 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

Aug 7, 2011 Jugantor

 

Aug 6, 2011 Janakantha

 

Aug 6, 2011 Karatoa

 

Aug 5, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Aug 5, 2011 Amar Desh

 

Aug 3, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Aug 1, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 23, 2011 Kaler Kantha

 

July 23, 2011 Kaler Kantha

 

July 22, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 22, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 22, 2011 Amardesh

 

July 21, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 21, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 20, 2011 Ittefaq

 

July 20, 2011 Karatoa

July 20, 2011 Prothom Alo

July 19, 2011 Janakantha

July 19, 2011 Karatoa

July 19, 2011 Karatoa

July 19, 2011 Prothom Alo

July 17, 2011 Manab Zamin

 

July 17, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 17, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

July 16, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 16, 2011 Amardesh

 

July 15, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 15, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 15, 2011 Karatoa

July 13, 2011 Ittefaq

July 12, 2011 Prothom Alo

July 11, 2011 Jaijaidin

July 11, 2011 Jaijaidin

July 11, 2011 Karatoa

July 11, 2011 Karatoa

July 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 7, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 7, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

July 7, 2011 Jaijaidin

 

July 6, 2011 Kaler Kantha

 

July 6, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 6, 2011 Ittefaq

 

July 6, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 6, 2011 Karatoa

 

July 5, 2011 Teatulia: A tea company helps lift a village out of poverty, By Catherine Clifford July 5, 2011: 1:07 PM ET CNN Money
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.
The two-year-old startup has done what many companies cannot or will not, which is marry a revenue-growing business with a thriving social responsibility program.  The Denver company sells organic tea that is now sold in Whole Foods and Harrods. And its business relationship with a tea garden in Bangladesh is helping to lift a village out of poverty by providing employment, as well as educational and wealth-building programs. 
The company's high quality product and do-good-in-the-world story is fueling its success. "If we were bringing out Joe Tea, it would be very hard," said Linda Appel Lipsius, co-founder and CEO of the company. "If you don't have a story and if you don't have an interesting angle, what's the point?"
Teatulia was founded by Lipsius and friend Kazi Anis Ahmed, who is from Bangladesh and owns several businesses in the country with his family.
One of the businesses was a tea garden in the Tetulia region in Northern Bangladesh. Lipsius did some research on tea and thought that it would sell well in the United States. She and Ahmed set up Teatulia, which would buy its tea from Ahmed's garden. A big selling point would be that the tea is grown without pesticides. It turned out that Lipsius was on the right track. The demand for regular and specialty tea -- or tea of a very high quality or coming from a well known tea-growing region -- was building in the United States, despite the recession.  Teatulia's tea sales took off, even though it is more expensive than conventional tea. Teatulia's container of 16 tea bags retails for $9, while a regular box of 100 tea bags goes for just $3.
Part of the appeal of specialty tea is that it "is an affordable luxury," said Joe Simrany, president of the Tea Association, a national industry organization. "Unlike fine wines, most people could afford a serving of specialty tea.'' The affordable luxury hit the shelves of the Rocky Mountain Whole Foods grocery store in April 2009. Now Teatulia is in 115 Whole Foods. Lipsius expects the company to turn a profit next year.
"We are blowing up,'' said Chris Olsen, Teatulia's marketing director. ''People are extremely passionate about what we are doing.''

Tea and empathy - The company's rising revenues is only part of its success. Teatulia's partnership with the tea farm helps employ 1,200 tea pluckers, mostly women, who live in a poverty-stricken region and have little access to education. The Ahmed family helps with its Kazi Shahid Foundation and a cooperative, which offer programs that improve the quality of life for the tea garden employees and the surrounding community.
The foundation's programs provide a range of services from teaching literacy to building latrines. The foundation cooperative's cattle-lending program is one of its most innovative. Members borrow money to buy cows. And instead of repaying the loan in money, they pay it off in milk and cow dung. The dung is used to fertilize the organic farm.
Best & worst in: Social responsibility - Most participants are able to pay off their cows within two to three years. Some have amassed enough money to purchase land for their families because of the program. Still, the effort to be socially responsible isn't always a financial slam dunk for a business. American Apparel is an example of that, said David J. Vogel, a professor in the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. One of the company's claims to fame is that -- unlike other U.S. retailers -- it kept its manufacturing operations in the United States. Now it is in financial trouble.
Meanwhile, other companies with strong social responsibility programs get purchased by larger ones. That's what happened with organic tea company Honest Tea, which was recently acquired by Coca-Cola (KO, Fortune 500). When a consumer shops for a book or a new flat-screen television, he or she is more likely to shop with convenience in mind, explained Vogel. ''People don't go into the marketplace to make the world a better place," he added. "There are exceptions, but they are exceptional." Teatulia may turn out to be one of the exceptions. "Our story is resonating with people," said Olsen, Teatulia's marketing director.
So far, customers seem to be drinking to that.

 

July 1, 2011 Karatoa

 

June 30, 2011 Karatoa

 

June 17, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

June 17, 2011 Amardesh

 

June 17, 2011 Karatoa

 

June 17, 2011 Karatoa

 

June 12, 2011 Amardesh

 

June 8, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

June 8, 2011 Karatoa

 

May 31, 2011 Karatoa

 

May 26, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

May 26, 2011 Karatoa

 

May 25, 2011 Ittefaq

 

May 24, 2011 Ittefaq

 

May 24, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

May 23, 2011 Karatoa

 

May 20, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

May 20, 2011 Jugantor

 

May 20, 2011 Jugantor

  

May 19, 2011 Prothom Alo

  

May 18, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

May 18, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

May 18, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

May 16, 2011 BDNews24.com

  

May 15, 2011 Karatoa

 

May 11, 2011 Ittefaq

 

May 10, 2011 Ittefaq

 

May 10, 2011 Janakantha

 

May 9, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 26, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 26, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 25, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 22, 2011 Prothom Alo

 

Apr 21, 2011 Ittefaq



 

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Apr 20, 2011 Jugantor

 

 

Apr 20, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 20, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 20, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 20, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 20, 2011 Amardesh

 

 

Apr 18, 2011   Karatoa

 

Apr 18, 2011 Karatoa

 

Apr 10, 2011 Karatoa

Apr 7, 2011 Ittefaq

Apr 4, 2011 Karatoa

Apr 4, 2011 Ittefaq

Apr 4, 2011 Jugantor

Apr 1, 2011 Karatoa

Apr 1, 2011 Karatoa

Apr 1, 2011 Prothom Alo

Mar 31, 2011 Ittefaq

Mar 30, 2011 Naya Diganta

Mar 29, 2011 Karatoa

Mar 29, 2011 Karatoa

Mar 29, 2011 Karatoa

Mar 28, 2011 Karatoa

Mar 26, 2011 Karatoa

Mar 26, 2011 Jugantor

Mar 25, 2011 Karatoa

Mar 22, 2011 Amardesh

Jan 28, 2011 Karatoa

Jan 27, 2011 Amardesh


Jan 27, 2011 Ittefaq


Jan 27, 2011 Karatoa

 
Jan 26, 2011 Karatoa


Jan, 25 2011 Ittefaq


Jan 25, 2011 Karatoa


Jan 24, 2011 Janakantha


Jan 23, 2011 BBC Bangla

Jan 23, 2011 Ittefaq

Jan 23, 2011   Karatoa

Jan 22, 2011   Bilateral trade between Bangladesh India through the long-awaited Banglabandha land port has begun BDNews24.com
Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury and Indian finance minister Pranab Mukharjiee inaugurated the port by waving signal flags and cutting ribbon at no men's land on Saturday. The Banglabandha port and Phulbari port on the Indian side were decorated with colourful flags, drawing huge crowds. On the first day, two truckloads of Indian rocks came in while two of waste cotton were sent across, Alauddin, a customs officer in Dinajpur, told bdnews24.com.

After the inaugural programme, the two ministers spoke in a joint press conference at Phulbari. West Bengal's urban development minister Ashok Bhattacharya, Indian high commissioner Rajeet Mitter, Panchagarh-1 MP Majharul Haque Pradhan, Panchagarh chamber of commerce president Iqbal Kaiser also spoke at the press conference. The ministers said the port was full of potentials and promised to initiate full-fledged trade and immigration through the land port soon.

Later, addressing an Awami League rally at Panchagarh, Matia promised to make the port fully functional within three months. General secretary of Federation of Exporters' Association of Bengal Tapan Das told bdnews24.com trade through the land port was a longstanding demand of businessmen of the both countries. "And both the governments have to be sincere in making it [port] successful." Panchagarh chamber president Iqbal Kaiser said quick introduction of immigration through it and entry rights for more products would turn Banglabandha into a promising land port.

Jan 14, 2011 Karatoa

Jan 14, 2011 Amader Orthoneeti

Jan 13, 2011 Karatoa

Jan 13, 2011 Prothom Alo

Jan 13, 2011 Sangram

Jan 11, 2011 Ittefaq

Jan 4, 2011 Karatoa

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