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· June, 2010

Stories about Bangladesh from June, 2010

Bangladesh: Hartal Is Back

Hartal, a South Asian form of strike action is back in Bangladesh after almost three years. Bangladeshi netizens react.

Bangladesh: Poverty In Numbers

An Ordinary citizen highlights the results of a recent survey of BSS (Bangladesh Statistical Bureau) which is focused on basic requirements enjoyed by the people of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Outstanding Bangladeshi Researcher Completes Jute Genome Sequencing

Monir Uddin Ahmed at Science and Technology blog congratulates Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Maqsudul Alam for successfully completing Jute Genome Sequencing.

India, Bangladesh: The Other Side Of Rabindranath Tagore

Words From Solitude highlights the other side of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Bangladesh: Netizens Surprised By Bandwidth Export Move

Bangladesh has one of the slowest and most expensive internet connections in the world and only about a quarter of the bandwidth capacity available is being used. Now the government...

Bangladesh: Law Makers Guilty Of Not Paying Phone Bills

Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNEasia informs that there are almost US$10 million phone bill dues from present and previous lawmakers of Bangladesh parliament.

Bangladesh: Turnaround In Mayor Election

Shada Kalo analyzes the reasons for the surprise win of the BNP supported Monzur Alam over the Awami League candidate ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury in the Chittagong City Corporation mayor election.

Bangladesh: Save Dhaka Now

Anwarul Kabir at Mukto Mona blog analyzes Dhaka's unplanned growth which is causing many dire consequences like water-logging, pollution, changes in hydro-geological system, and building collapse.

Bangladesh: First Digital Voting System

GuruMia.com informs that digital voting system is being introduced in Bangladesh for the first time in the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls.

Bangladesh: The Toll Of Eve teasing

Pinky wrote this note before taking her own life: “when [my tormentor] pulled my scarf and harassed me physically in front of the house, onlookers at the scene laughed. Nobody...

Bangladesh: The Nimtoli Inferno

In a photo essay Back To Bangladesh does a post mortem of the Nimtoli fire disaster in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh where a fire inside a building took 142...

Bangladesh: Sweet And Savory Snacks

Bangladesh Unlocked posts a review of some sweet and savory snacks from across Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: That Facebook Girl

Aminul Islam Sajib was supposed to meet a girl he befriended at Facebook on his birthday. But the Bangladesh government slapped a Facebook ban. Read what happened next.

Bangladesh: The Death Traps

Photo journalist Abir Abdullah at ShahidulNews posts a photo essay on the recent tragic fire in a building in old Dhaka. With lack of building codes and absence of fire...

Bangladesh: In search of a soulmate

“Do you believe in soul mate?” asks Sadiq Alam in an introspective post on his blog Inspirations and Creative Thoughts.

Bangladesh: Predicting the future of democracy in South Asia

Blogger jrahman explores the question “what is the future of democracy in South Asia?” through a demand-supply analysis.

Bangladesh: Desiring a Shantiniketan

Can Bangladesh copy the vision of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore and set up a Shantiniketan in the country? Badrud Doza, on his blog An Ordinary Citizen, writes that instead...

Bangladesh: Burning Inside

Asif Saleh at Unheard Voice writes about a tragic fire in a building in the congested old Dhaka, where more than 100 people died and questions the fire safety measures...

Bangladesh: Newspaper Banned

Rumi at Unheard Voice informs that the Bangladesh government has banned (cancelled the declaration to publish) the vernacular daily Amar Desh and arrested its editor.

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