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· February, 2013

Stories about South Asia from February, 2013

7 February 2013

Bangladesh: Protests Must Rise Above Politics

Bangladesh: Protesters Demand Capital Punishment for 1971 War Criminals

Abdul Quader Mollah, the secretary general of Bangladesh's Islamist party Jamaat-e Islami has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, rape, torture and other crimes committed during the 1971...

6 February 2013

Tourist Hordes Trashing World's Largest Mangrove Forest

Increasing numbers of loud and littering tourists are damaging the world's largest mangrove forest in Bangladesh, home to the Royal Bengal Tigers and a colorful collection of other wildlife.

5 February 2013

One Joke Too Many? Bhutanomics Satire Blog is Suddenly Blocked

Rousing suspicions that Bhutan's government does not appreciate the humor of political satire blog Bhutanomics, the website was blocked on January 12, 2013 from a major internet service provider with...

4 February 2013

Chobi Mela VII: Photographs Connecting People of The World

The 7th Chobi Mela (Photo Fair), a biennial festival of photography, is taking place in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. This international event is perhaps the world’s most demographically inclusive photo festival...

India: Not-for-profit vs. For-profit Ventures

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