Featured stories about Bangla
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Stories about Bangla
9 June 2016
"...aside from the sound of car-horns, the constant sonic backdrop is a chorus of tinkling bicycle bells and the tin carcases of empty rickshaws rattling over the uneven roads."
28 May 2016
17 February 2016
Saif Kamal detailed in a Facebook post how he tried in vain to save a man who had been run over, but was turned away by hospital after hospital.
4 February 2016
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
22 December 2015
The scheme will create a massive database of citizens' communications data that could give the government unprecedented access to the mobile communications of Bangladeshi citizens.
11 December 2015
There are a number of indigenous groups with unique cultures in Bangladesh. However, their lives and languages are rarely highlighted in Bangladeshi films or national broadcasts.
30 November 2015
With the lack of accountability shown by the government, a move towards more stringent controls of the Internet is worrying for the state of free expression in the country.
31 October 2015
Both publishers had ties with Bangladeshi-American blogger and author Avijit Roy, who was attacked and killed in February 2015.
18 September 2015
Four people involved with the Adamya Bangladesh Foundation, which works to improve the lives of street children, face human trafficking charges. Supporters aren't convinced of the police case against them.
13 September 2015
“Constitution requires free universal education, but government proposes tax on education.” A new value-added tax on private university tuition meets with disapproval and mass protests in Bangladesh.
29 August 2015
Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.
23 August 2015
15 August 2015
Some observers say rape and sexual harassment would rise in parallel with women empowerment since this patriarchal society denies freedom of women.
14 July 2015
13 July 2015
"A 13 yr old boy was beaten to death in 4 stealing. his murderers videoed & posted it on FB. I'm so ashamed to be a Bangladeshi today"
10 July 2015
"They are [attacking] bloggers because the Internet penetration is still low in the country and they want to silence freedom of speech that exposes their narratives and political message."
8 July 2015
"We do not know what was done with my father. We do not know whether he is alive or dead. There is no progress in the case."
21 June 2015
The beginning of Monsoon season is something to celebrate but flooding causes major disruptions to people's day-to-day lives.
19 June 2015
After the country's New Year's celebrations were multiple sexual assaults, women opened up as part of a special Women's Week of Blogging campaign about their experiences with sexual violence.
26 May 2015
Hijras often face widespread discrimination and are shut out of employment opportunities. Bangladesh wants to recruit them as traffic police to help change that.