· October, 2011

Stories about Bangladesh from October, 2011

Bangladesh: Occupy Dhaka, Joining the Movement Against the 1%

  22 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street and We Are 99%, the peaceful protests that started last month in New York City's financial capital have already spread in many countries of the world. Hundreds of Bangladeshis have joined in protests titled "Occupy Dhaka" in solidarity with the campaigns.

Bangladesh: Protest Against A New Law For Homeless People

  21 October 2011

Faustina Pereira at BRAC Blog protests against a newly promulgated law in Bangladesh which permits forcibly instituting the poor, the shelterless and beggars into “shelter homes” through arrests, and attempts to leave the shelter homes would be a punishable offence. An online petition has also been put up and more...

Bangladesh: EMV And Bangladesh Elections

  19 October 2011

An Ordinary Citizen reports that the introduction of electronic voting machine is drawing sharp criticism from the oppostion and they will oppose any attempt to introduce it in the next Bangladesh election.

Bangladesh: The Oldest Coin In The World?

  10 October 2011

Bangladesh Unlocked writes about a tiny silver coin recovered from Wari Bateshwar in Bangladesh, the site of Bronze Age settlements, which may be the oldest coin in the world.

Bangladesh: Bloggers Will Not Be Silenced

  4 October 2011

Blogger Asif Mohiuddin, 28, was recently detained by police for organizing rallies through Facebook and blogs to support students protesting against the privatization of Jagannath University. Asif was later released after submitting a bond to refrain from such activities; here are reactions from netizens.