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· March, 2009

Stories about Bangladesh from March, 2009

Bangladesh: Golf Ball Size Hail

  30 March 2009

Back To Bangladesh reports that golf ball size hails fell from Dhaka sky and injured people. Meandering Memos posts pictures and video of the falling hail.

Bangladesh: Independence Day

  26 March 2009

On the occasion of the 38th birth anniversary of Bangladesh, Unheard Voice lists 10 remarkable events for pre-independence and post independence eras each.

Bangladesh: 1971 Genocide video

  22 March 2009

Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying posts a rare video footage of the massacre by Pakistan army in a village near Dhaka, Bangladesh in late November of 1971. More such videos can be found at the Bangladesh Genocide Archive.

South Asia: Migrant Workers Coming Home

  19 March 2009

South Asia is a populous region. Many South Asian immigrants or migrant workers travel to distant places around the world in search of a better education, job or better living conditions. However they have close ties to families and friends back home and their remittances play a major role in...

Bangladesh: Non-profit Wonder

  18 March 2009

“Have you ever heard of an international organization that self finances 80% of its work? Want to know how they do it?” Read BRAC Blog for details. Based in Bangladesh, BRAC is one of the world's largest non-governmental development organizations.

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Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans

  18 March 2009

Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are also implementing their own stimulus plans. What are some of the examples used by bloggers around the world when they discuss the bubble economies, bailout of banks and stimulus plans of their countries?

Bangladesh: Floating Hospital

  17 March 2009

Bangladesh is inundated with heavy monsoon rain and floods every year. Mikey Leung reports that :”In the face of this rising tide, one organization has developed a novel solution. They’re delivering high quality health care to Bangladesh’s poorest people, in floating hospitals.”

Pakistan: The Power Of A Judge

  16 March 2009

While discussing the recent political turmoil in Pakistan An Ordinary Citizen from Bangladesh comments that “a judge is changing the face of Pakistan.”.

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Global recession and its discontents

  13 March 2009

Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This post is an attempt to describe the social impact of the great financial crisis as seen and felt by ordinary citizens around the world.

Bangladesh: YouTube Ban and Freedom Of Speech

  12 March 2009

After the recent unbanning of YouTube and other file sharing sites in Bangladesh Conversations With An Optimist comments that: “I hope this incident shouldn’t become just a flash in the pan. Hope fully we will press for answers. We need it to become a catalyst to enshrine our rights pertaining...

From Bangladesh with Love

  10 March 2009

BRAC Blog informs that BRAC, the largest non-profit (NGO) development organization in Bangladesh, has set up an office in Liberia and deployed its trained and experienced staffs to carry out development activities which includes helping rural farmers grow better crops to feed their families and sustain their livelihoods. It will...

Bangladesh: Role Of Media In Covering The BDR Mutiny

  9 March 2009

An Ordinary Citizen analyzes the role of media in covering the recent BDR Mutiny in Bangladesh. The blogger acknowledges that the “electronic media tried to convey the real-time phenomenon to the viewers,” and the citizen journalists expressed their opinion unhindered and made the whole process participative.

Bangladesh: YouTube And Esnips ban confirmed

  8 March 2009

Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying reports that “Bangladesh has blocked YouTube and some other file sharing websites after audio of a meeting between the Prime Minister and a large gathering of army senior officers was leaked and posted on YouTube.” Quoting news sources the blogger confirms...

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Bangladesh: YouTube and File Sharing Sites Blocked

  8 March 2009

Internet users in Bangladesh are not able to access YouTube since Friday (March 6, 2009) evening. Soon people discovered that other Social Media and file hosting/sharing sites like Esnips, mediafire etc. were also not accessible. Apparently these are blocked by the firewalls at IIG (International Internet Gateway) as these can...

Nepal: Soldiers Mutiny A Concern

  5 March 2009

Lilu Thapa at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal thinks that the mutiny of paramilitary soldiers in Bangladesh “should cause a serious concern to the policy makers and the senior officers of the uniformed forces in Nepal as well.”

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