Bangladesh saves power by cutting ties


Having a tie strapped around your neck at work is enough to make anyone hot under the collar, and the smart leaders of Bangladesh are doing their part to make workers' lives a little more comfortable.

In an effort to cut down on air conditioning use while still keeping workers cool, public servants have been ordered to ditch suits and ties for short-sleeved shirts, according to an AFP news story.

The idea by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the power-starved nation was raised at a cabinet meeting last month when she asked her colleagues to set an example.