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· April, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from April, 2011

Bangladesh: Rolling Blackouts and Life

Aminul Islam Sajib describes how the energy crisis and the load-shedding (rolling blackouts) are affecting the lives of ordinary Bangladeshis in the scorching heat of summer.

Bangladesh: Fighting Malaria Successfully

Professor Benazir Ahmed at E-Bangladesh reports that Bangladesh has done well in combating Malaria and the annual death toll due to Malaria has been reduced to 37 in 2010.

Bangladesh: Netizens Protest Human Rights Abuse in the Hills

Ethnic violence has sparked again in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh between Bengali settlers and indigenous people due to land disputes. The mainstream media have been accused of highlighting...

Bangladesh: RIP Tim Hetherington

This is from a newly found Facebook group commemorating photographer Tim Hetherington, who died on duty while covering the front lines in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya – “We,...

Bangladesh: Communal Attacks On Indigenous People

Unheard Voice blog is reporting that tension is running high in the Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh as Bengali settlers attacked Jumma People with the direct support of security forces.

Bangladesh: Approval Of A Coal Mine Threatens Displacement And Destruction

ShahidulNews reports that “a massively destructive coal mine could be approved in northwest Bangladesh that would displace tens of thousands of families, destroy vital farmland, and devastate mangrove forests that...

Bangladesh: Yunus And After

After the removal of Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus from the post of Managing Director of Grameen Bank, the Bangladesh government faces a challenge to run the bank smoothly with...

South Asia: Reactions On The Burqa Ban In France

The recent ban imposed by France on burqa (niqab), the Islamic face veil, has created a lot of buzz across the different blogosphere of the world. Some South Asian bloggers...

Bangladesh: New Year Festival Getting Popular Each Year

Jyoti Rahman at Mukti analyzes why each year the Pahela Baishakh, new years celebrations in Bangladesh are getting bigger and more popular with the participation of mass people.

Video: Checking out the BOBs Video Channel Nominees

The Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards, known as The BOBs are one of the most important awards for content producers online. One of their 17 categories is the award for...

Bangladesh: A Video On Eve Teasing

Shawn at Uncultured.com posts a video on eve-teasing, a euphemism to describe forms of verbal and physical abuse by men against women.

Bhutan: Memories Of Bangladesh

Dorji Wangchuk accompanied His Majesty the King of Bhutan on a tour to Bangladesh to attend its 40th Independence celebrations. The blogger shares his impressions on Bangladesh and the Bangladeshis.

Bangladesh: Buddhist Tourism Sites

Bangladesh Unlocked highlights some of the archeological sites in Bangladesh which are rich and tangible remains of a great Buddhist culture.

Bangladesh: Pedaling The Path To Empowerment

Rudmila Rahman writes about the initiative of a group of thirty passionate women from diverse walks to life, who “got on their bicycles and rode through Dhaka to promote bicycles...

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