Muhammad Yunus

Bangla Nobel Laureate summoned over unpaid tax of USD 1.5 mn

 Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus has been summoned by officials for allegedly dodging over USD 1.5 million in tax, in the latest setback to hit the micro-financing pioneer.

Mar 24, 2015, 17:19 PM IST

MFIs should be given micro credit banking licence: Yunus

Micro finance institutions (MFI) in India need to be given special micro credit banking licence enabling them to raise deposits for the lending requirements, Nobel Laureate and father of micro credit concept Muhammad Yunus said Wednesday.

Jun 11, 2014, 20:24 PM IST

Anti-gay Bangladesh clerics target Nobel winner Yunus

After being accused of "sucking blood" from the poor, Bangladesh`s only Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus faces a new state-backed hate campaign seeking to paint him as un-Islamic and a spreader of homosexuality.

Oct 24, 2013, 12:49 PM IST

US seeks fair and transparent treatment for Noble laureate Muhammad Yunus

The United States has requested the Bangladeshi Government to ensure a fair and transparent treatment for the Grameen Bank founder in accordance with the law.

Sep 11, 2013, 08:41 AM IST

Bangladesh govt orders legal action against Muhammad Yunus

Government ordered legal action against Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus, for claiming tax exemption for income from foreign sources, misuse of power and violating foreign travel regulations.

Sep 09, 2013, 22:42 PM IST

Govt-appointed chairman of Bangladesh`s Grameen Bank quits

The Chairman of Bangladesh`s Grameen Bank Khondaker Muzammel Huq, who replaced Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus as the head of the pioneering micro lending agency, has quit.

Aug 08, 2013, 16:54 PM IST

Govt-appointed chairman of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank quits

The Chairman of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank Khondaker Muzammel Huq, who replaced Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus as the head of the pioneering micro lending agency, has quit.

Aug 08, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

Bangladesh opposition joins protests over Grameen`s proposed split

Bangladesh`s main opposition party BNP has joined growing protests at home and abroad against a proposed split of Nobel Prize-winning Grameen Bank, two years after its iconic founder Muhammad Yunus was forced to quit.

Jun 22, 2013, 14:50 PM IST

Bangladesh `snatching` bank from poor: Muhammad Yunus

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus on Thursday accused the Bangladesh government of "snatching" control of the Grameen Bank from the poor after it raised its stake in the pioneering micro-lender.

Jun 20, 2013, 16:23 PM IST

Muhammad Yunus announces financing in Haiti

Nobel peace laureate Mohammad Yunus has announced that his pro-business development group is financing endeavors through a mix of loans and equity.

Oct 14, 2012, 10:02 AM IST

Bangla issues ordinance, tightens control over Grameen Bank

Under the ordinance, in consultation with the Grameen's governing board the chairman of the Bank would constitute a search committee to find out three to five suitable persons, who are "competent" to be the managing director of the "poor men's bank".

Aug 23, 2012, 21:00 PM IST

Bangladesh Minister accuses Yunus of campaign against country

Bangladeshi Finance Minister on Sunday accused Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus of running a "harmful campaign" against the country.

Aug 12, 2012, 22:45 PM IST

US concerned over move to curb independence of Grameen Bank

Expressing deep concern over the recent move on the selection of a new managing director of the Grameen Bank, US on Sunday appealed to the Bangladeshi government to ensure independence of the pioneering micro lending agency.

Aug 05, 2012, 23:32 PM IST

Yunus fears Grameen Bank`s takeover by government

Yunus said he always expressed his apprehension about the possibility of the government taking over the bank.

Aug 02, 2012, 22:55 PM IST

Bangladesh orders fresh probe into Yunus's activities

Bangladesh on Thursday ordered a fresh probe into the activities and financial transactions of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of pioneering micro lending agency 'Grameen Bank', and took steps to curtail his powers.

Aug 02, 2012, 19:37 PM IST

Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank

On Thursday, the cabinet approved a proposal to amend the Grameen Bank Ordinance 1983 to reduce the powers of the bank's board and give more authority to its chairman for picking the managing director of the Grameen Bank.

Aug 02, 2012, 19:34 PM IST

Muhammad Yunus made chancellor of UK varsity

Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus pioneered the concept of micro-finance and Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.

Jul 02, 2012, 15:01 PM IST

Yunus extremely worried over Grameen Bank`s future

Yunus had resigned from the Grameen Bank last year following a protracted dispute with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s government.

May 30, 2012, 22:39 PM IST

Yunus extremely worried over Grameen Bank's future

Bangladesh's Nobel Laureate and micro credit pioneer Muhammad Yunus on Wednesday said he was apprehensive of a government takeover of the Grameen Bank he founded 30 years ago, and was concerned its future might be "endangered".

May 30, 2012, 22:14 PM IST

Bangladesh forms panel to probe Grameen Bank

Bangladesh on Wednesday set up a commission to review the operations of pioneering microlender Grameen Bank and 54 related entities.

May 16, 2012, 23:46 PM IST