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· January, 2014

Stories about Bangladesh from January, 2014

26 January 2014

Bangladesh Gets Its First LGBT Magazine, ‘Roopbaan’

"Finally Bangladesh is prospering. I had to leave Bangladesh for being gay, now I feel like going back and do[ing] something there."

21 January 2014

Cartoon Character ‘Meena’ Changes South Asian Attitudes Towards Girls

"Since her inception 14 years ago she has shown millions of women and girls what can be achieved."

12 January 2014

37 Million Students Start New Year with Free Textbooks in Bangladesh

"This is the kind of Bangladesh we would like to see...Children happy with new books seeking knowledge....not children with gun powder learning to make human BBQ"

9 January 2014

Hindus Attacked in Bangladesh for ‘Crime’ of Voting

"Wasn't the election for everybody? So why are Hindus being targeted? Or did only Hindus vote? So are they not free to exercise their rights?"

6 January 2014

Slim Voter Turnout, Violence Mark Bangladesh's Opposition-Less Elections

Amid violence that left 18 dead, only between 10 and 40 percent of voters made it to the polls, down from the high 87 percent in the last parliamentary elections.

5 January 2014

Aam Aadmi Party Clone In Bangladesh

More Than 100 Schools Torched in Anti-Election Violence in Bangladesh

"If you cripple the nation in the name of protest, how will you take this country forward?"

4 January 2014

Why the Opposition is Boycotting the Election in Bangladesh

Most political parties in Bangladesh will not be participating in the upcoming general election. They want a neutral caretaker government to oversee the process.

154 Elected in Bangladesh Before Any Votes Are Cast

So many parties are boycotting the upcoming general election, that most of the winners have already been decided.

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