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Bangladesh

Country archive · 355 posts


Latest stories about Bangladesh

19 April 2014

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Bangladeshis Mourn Gabriel García Márquez, the ‘Magician Of Words’

"No, I will not cry. As I believe that he will live at least a few more centuries with resonant words of love, how could I cry mourning his death?"

18 April 2014

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In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic

Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and its extreme traffic congestion contributes a lot to this fame.

5 April 2014

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Chasing Bangladesh's Extreme Weather

The Great Bangladesh Weather Expedition aims to study the severe weather there, including flooding, tornadoes and drought.

31 March 2014

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Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers accuse an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

26 February 2014

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Bangladeshis Protest Bollywood Film ‘Gunday’ for Misrepresenting Liberation War

The film treats the 1971 war as simply a war between India and Pakistan, leaving out the fact of Bangladesh's struggle for independence from Pakistan.

24 February 2014

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Al Qaeda Calls for Jihad in Bangladesh

"The Zawahiri message [...] is a stark reminder that we have an enemy at the gate, and only together we can defeat it.

2 February 2014

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Hollywood-Style Bank Heist in Bangladesh Ends in Arrest

A pair of men managed to steal 169 million Bangladeshi taka (about 2.2 million US dollars) from a bank vault by digging a 30-foot-long underground tunnel leading to it.

9 January 2014

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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?"

5 January 2014

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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

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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.

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