Stories about Bangladesh from February, 2009
Shada Kalo analyzes the motives behind the BDR (Border guards) mutiny in Bangladesh and discusses the intelligence and negotiation failures as the horror of massacre of army officers by the mutineers came to light today.
“What do you call it when a group of ‘disgruntled’ BDR soldiers [Bangladesh border guards] started their expression of grievances by open-firing on the commissioned army officers? Mutiny? Rebellion? Revolt? Uprising?” asks Kotha-Chilo. The blogger concludes the post with: “BDR soldiers – now I feel ‘disgruntled’ at your massacre. I...
Yesterday it was a tensed day in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The 33-hour long mutiny and siege by aggrieved lower rank officers of paramilitary forces BDR ended as they surrendered their arms in the evening at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters. According to news paper reports seventeen BDR members...
Today morning Dhaka was rattled by a fierce gun battle inside the headquarters of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR – paramilitary border security force) situated in the heart of the capital. Rumors had started to fly and later it emerged that junior officers have taken control and locked up seniors officers in...
Unheard Voice is live blogging and posting pictures of gunfires and battles inside the headquarters of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the paramilitary forces of Bangladesh. Apparently this is a mutiny and senior officers were reported killed. More roundups and news are available at The 3rd World View and BDfact.
Desherchobi posts a photo essay describing how Bangladeshis commemorate the martyrs who gave their lives for their mother tongue Bangla on 21st of February, 1952, now recognized as the International mother language day.
Bangladesh Corporate Blog thinks that “a time has come when we need to ‘accessorize patriotism’ somehow”. The blog suggests that Bangladeshis should brand something as small as a Gamcha (traditional cotton towel) to start with.
An Ordinary Citizen points to an important aspect of the media coverage of the proceedings of Bangladesh parliament: “Media is to convey the news of the parliament as expected. Now, media is producing news of itself of matters which should have been discussed in the parliament.” Read the post for...
Dhaka Dweller posts some pictures of this year's Ekushey Book Fair, popularly known as Ekushey Boi Mela, the national book fair of Bangladesh.
Alap Bangladesh discusses Bangladesh's energy crisis and opines that Bangladesh should start constructing nuclear power plants to tackle the issue.
Tulip Siddiq writes about the newly enacted Citizenship Amendment Act, 2009 in Bangladesh which fixed the previous anomaly that children of any Bangladeshi woman marrying a foreigner would not be Bangladeshi citizens.
The history of Bangla blogging is relatively short. It was December 2005 when the first Bangla blogging platform was born. But soon more platforms came up and open source development in Bangla input systems eased Bangla computing across the globe and brought more people in blogging. The most encouraging aspect...
Rohan Samarajiva at LIRNEasia comments on the failing international telecom policy of Bangladesh, “illegal termination could not be controlled without bringing down international termination rates.”
Bangladesh Corporate Blog is in favor of the Bangladesh government's decision to explore new markets for the Bangladeshi manpower, “why should we remain squeezed back to back against each other in (…) one of the smallest countries of the world?”
The New Horizon takes a closer look at the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIPA) between India and Bangladesh and comments: “Bangladesh should take the treaty in positive frame of mind and try to exploit the conditions as much as they can. It is the same for India.”
Geoffrey Hiller asks some Bangladeshis to understand why Bangladeshis, one of the poorest nations in the world are also deemed as one of the happiest people on earth. Read their amazing explanations.
Bangladeshi Photographers (BP) group of Flickr organized a photowalk at the ruins of Panamnagar in Sonargaon, the administrative center of eastern Bengal under the Muslim rulers of Bengal which is situated near the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Desherchobi posts photographs and details of the photowalk.
Back to Bangladesh comments on the Bangladeshi cricket star Mashrafee's remuneration, who recently was “sold” to an Indian outfit for $600,000 in an auction: “The amount may not be much compared to what Western sports stars make, but here it is staggering.”
Bangladesh, Canada and Beyond proposes that the people of Bangladesh should officially observe February as the Bangladesh Heritage Month.
Pallab writes about the seasonal migratory birds in Bangladesh.
Sabhanaz Rashid Diya at Meeting the Voices of Freedom blogs about Chobi Mela V, a revered international festival of photography currently taking place in Dhaka, Bangladesh.