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· February, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from February, 2011

Bangladesh: On Meherjan

  27 February 2011

RealTime Bangladesh joins in the debate regarding the controversial big budget Bangladeshi film “Meherjan”, which was withdrawn from the theaters by its distributor.

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Bangladesh: Clinical Trial Of A Cholera Vaccine Raises Questions

  26 February 2011

The world's largest trial of a cheap oral cholera vaccine made by an Indian pharmaceutical company is being conducted in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Bloggers notice the information blackout in local media and raise several questions regarding the clinical trial.

Indo-Bangla Relations – Who Cares?

  25 February 2011

J Rahman at Mukti comments on a sad fact of India-Bangladesh relation: “as soon as Indians realize that Bangladesh is not in the business of allowing its territory to the insurgents and other powers, India has no interest in resolving any other outstanding issue.”

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Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

  22 February 2011

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of how people are helping others to learn their mother languages using videos and websites.

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Bangladesh: Observing International Mother Language Day

  21 February 2011

For Bangladesh, 21st February - the International Mother Language Day has a different symbolization. It is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bangla (Bengali) as a national language during Bengali Language Movement of 1952.

Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2011 Launched Today

  17 February 2011

Pakistani blogger Nabeel Arshed at Guppu.com comments on the launching of the Cricket World Cup 2011 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh : “no opening ceremony for a cricket world cup has been filled with such colour, joy and passion as the one held at Bangabandhu National Stadium earlier today.”

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Bangladesh: Widespread Protests Force Government To Back Down On Airport Project

  15 February 2011

A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite city led to protests and violence in the area. Netizens too, reacted strongly to the government debating the need for a new airport and the government was forced to back down on the airport project.

Bangladesh: World Cup Makeover Breaks The Law

  14 February 2011

The Bangladesh government has decided to remove beggars and hawkers from major streets of Dhaka city in preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup. Rahnuma Ahmed reports that the police in Bangladesh is breaking the law to implement this directive.

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Bangladesh: Proposed International Airport Stumbles Over Environment Controversy

  13 February 2011

A recent venture by the Bangladesh government to takeover 25000 acres of wetlands (Arial Beel) 60km South of the capital city of Dhaka, for a proposed International airport and satellite city led to protests and violence in the area. Netizens too, reacted strongly to the government proposal citing the environmental impact and damage to the livelihoods.

Bangladesh: 100 Lashes For A Rape Victim And The Judiciary

  8 February 2011

RealTimeBangladesh writes about Hena, the latest victim of village (un) justice in Bangladesh, who died while sustaining a 100 lashes punishment for being raped. Although such fatwa are illegal by law, “what we see here is a case of abject poverty, ignorance and ensuing inability of poor people to claim...

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