Bangladesh

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Mutiny aftermath: Bangladesh blocks YouTube

Article Date: 
9 Mar 2009

Bangladesh blocked access to the video-sharing site YouTube after it hosted a recording of a tense meeting between the prime minister and army officials following a bloody mutiny by border guards, officials said Monday.

The insurrection last month claimed more than 70 lives, shook the two-month-old government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and raised tensions with the powerful military, which opposed her handling of the incident.

Article Author: 
PARVEEN AHMED
Article Source: 
AP

SHOBAK: Rifles Mutiny

By Naeem Mohaeimen over the Shobak list.  See below on how to sign up if you're interested.

Bangladesh's Remittance Flow Records Over 27 Percent Growth

Article Date: 
3 Mar 2009

Bangladesh expatriates sent home a record $6.148 billion in remittances during the first eight months of the current fiscal year, marking a 27.01 percent growth over the same period of the last fiscal year.

"The flow of remittances is still at a satisfactory level," a senior official of the Bangladesh Bank (BB), the country's central bank, told AHN Media in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The BB official also said that the total amount of remittances dropped slightly in February over that of the previous month due mainly to fewer working days.

Article Author: 
Siddique Islam
Article Source: 
AHN

Bangladesh mutiny: India moves more troops to WB

Article Date: 
4 Mar 2009

India has airlifted "elements'' of its para-brigade based in Agra to Kalaikunda in West Bengal to deal with any contingency which
arises due to the internal turmoil in Bangladesh.

Sources said over a battalion strength (over 1,000 soldiers) of the 50 Independent Parachute Brigade was moved on Sunday from Agra to Kalaikunda, which has a large IAF base.

"Depending on the situation, more could follow. With Bangladesh army progressively taking over from the paramilitary BDR in posts along the Indo-Bangladesh border, it's a precautionary move,'' said a source.

Article Source: 
Times of India

Bangladesh 'takes back' Rohingyas

Article Date: 
2 Mar 2009

Bangladesh has taken back 49 boatpeople allegedly pushed back into the sea by Thai authorities and rescued by Indian coastguards two months ago.

A senior Bangladeshi diplomat told the BBC that the Rohingyas were on their way to Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Indian and Indonesian coastguards. Thai authorities deny mistreatment.

Bangladesh was given a list of 67 Rohingyas by Indian authorities. Dhaka said 49 were its citizens.

Article Author: 
Subir Bhaumik
Article Source: 
BBC News

Dhaka rebels reveal plot to provoke Army, topple Govt

Article Date: 
1 Mar 2009

I'm not sure I buy this yet, but it's worth looking at, if only to be alarmed:

New Delhi: With the committee headed by Bangladesh Home Minister starting a probe into the gruesome revolt by Bangladesh Rifles, informed assumptions of a conspiracy behind the mutiny have begun to get credence with interrogation reports suggesting the hand of Sheikh Hasina’s political opponents.

Article Author: 
Pranab Dhal Samanta
Article Source: 
Indian Express

Bangladesh Mutiny: The Aftermath

Article Date: 
28 Feb 2009

In the aftermath of last Wednesday’s shocking Border Patrol (BDR) mutiny, Bangladeshi police, rescue teams and firefighters are faced with the grisly task of uncovering and burying the dead. Numbering around 70,000, the BDR’s main role is to secure Bangladesh’s long, porous borders with India and Myanmar.

Article Author: 
cicatrix
Article Source: 
Sepia Mutiny

The State Department, the Media, and "Human Rights in South Asia"

By: on 26 Feb 2009

I. A few years ago, I was walking down the street near the East Village with some colleagues from various organizations when a woman came up to us and stopped us.  "Have you heard about Gujara?" she asked me.  She did this without saying hello, introducing herself, or saying her name--which all makes sense, because she was, in fact, a total stranger.  She just happened to want to talk to me about the emotionally loaded topic of the Hindutva pogroms in Gujarat without knowing me, where I come from, or what my views might be.

Mutinous Bangladeshi Border Guards Agree to Surrender

Article Date: 
25 Feb 2009

Disgruntled border guards who went on a shooting spree against their superiors in the crowded Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Wednesday agreed to surrender after the government promised amnesty, officials said. At least five people were killed and more than 20 were injured, police said. The guards were apparently motivated by demands for higher pay and better living conditions.

Article Author: 
Emily Wax
Article Source: 
Washington Post

"World Bank: Bangladesh, Nepal And Bhutan Vulnerable To Next Global Economic Meltdown Effects"

Article Date: 
22 Feb 2009

At least three countries including Bangladesh in South Asia are vulnerable to the second round effects of the global economic slowdown, the World Bank (WB) has said.

The countries -Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan - have been mostly insulated from the first round effects of the financial crisis owing partly to sound macroeconomic management and the underdeveloped nature of the financial markets that are not exposed to international markets.

Article Author: 
Siddique Islam
Article Source: 
AHN
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