Stories about Bangladesh from June, 2010
Hartal, a South Asian form of strike action is back in Bangladesh after almost three years. Bangladeshi netizens react.
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.
Monir Uddin Ahmed at Science and Technology blog congratulates Bangladeshi scientist Dr. Maqsudul Alam for successfully completing Jute Genome Sequencing.
Words From Solitude highlights the other side of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
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 has issued an international tender to lease out a big chunk of that capacity which irked some netizens.
Abu Saeed Khan at LIRNEasia informs that there are almost US$10 million phone bill dues from present and previous lawmakers of Bangladesh parliament.
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.
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.
GuruMia.com informs that digital voting system is being introduced in Bangladesh for the first time in the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls.
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 protested.” Blank Noise blog highlights the eve teasing menace prevailing in Bangladesh.
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 lives.
Bangladesh Unlocked posts a review of some sweet and savory snacks from across Bangladesh.
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.
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 fighting measures, these buildings are open death traps.
“Do you believe in soul mate?” asks Sadiq Alam in an introspective post on his blog Inspirations and Creative Thoughts.
Blogger jrahman explores the question “what is the future of democracy in South Asia?” through a demand-supply analysis.
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 of trying to do so, the government should focus its energies on the betterment of the existing universities of Bangladesh.
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 and medical facilities in the Bangladesh capital.
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.