Bangladesh was virtually cut off from the world during the night. Here are some of the latest as the bloggers are reporting.
Journalist Arafatul Islam:
Internet connections were snapped from 1:30 AM. Limited connections around 9:30 AM. Some say, BTTB servers, state controlled Internet gateways, were down. Some say the link to submarine cable was snapped. Some say ISPs disconnected their subscribers as per government instructions.
Today even rickshaws are not allowed. Journalists, employees, businessmen are not allowed to commute. So almost everyone prefers to stay back home.
Rumor: Curfew will be withdrawn by tomorrow.
Imrul Hasan reports:
Today at around 11:30 PM a student was beaten to death by the Army. Students went out for protest rallies defying curfew. In Farmgate some workers assembled for protest rallies defying curfew. There is no TV coverage on these developments. Internet is very sluggish. I can’t write.
Journalist Faisal informs:
Curfew has been relaxed from 4:00PM to 7:00 PM today.
Brishti Manob reports:
All mobile network started functioning fro 7:00 AM in the morning.
Mirpur-10 to Pallabi looks like a dead zone. In the morning police beat some enthusiastic youths who gathered there. All transports have been blocked in Pallabi from 11:00AM.
Mostofa Monir reports from Dhaka:
Mobile network has been snapped again.
A commenter in Drishtipat:
Just got The message from Grameen phone network will be stop again 4:00-7:00PM again. Current condition of Bangladesh mobile network is whole day average success rate is less than 7%. People are crazy to connect relatives from abroad but can