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No To Tipaimukh Dam

May 28, 2009
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No To Tipaimukh Dam

The Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project is being constructed near the confluence of Barak and Tuivai rivers, in Manipur, India and within 100km of Bangladesh border. Costing Rs 6,351 crore ($1.35 billion) the 164 meter high dam will have a firm generation capacity of 401.25MW of electricity. While Hydroelectric projects are typically considered greener than other power…

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Crying Wolf?

May 10, 2009
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Terror and militancy is a burning threat in all of the South Asian countries. Many terrorist outfits operate in this region and sometime their operations are cross border. The four month old democratic Bangladesh government has been tough with the militants, but the efforts are not enough considering the lack of infrastructure and training of…

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YouTube and Some File Sharing Sites Blocked In Bangladesh

March 8, 2009
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YouTube and Some File Sharing Sites Blocked In Bangladesh

Internet users in Bangladesh are not able to access YouTube since Friday (March 6, 2009) evening. Soon people discovered that other Social Media and file hosting/sharing sites like Esnips, mediafire etc. were also not accessible. Apparently these are blocked by the firewalls at IIG (International Internet Gateway) as these can be accessed by proxy.

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BDR Mutiny: Today’s Updates

February 27, 2009
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Twitter messages to start your day with: TheTravlnAzn: A Minister present at Ambala during talks mentioned that they were aware of the problems in BDR, but didn’t see it as a threat. TheTravlnAzn: Also, there are still a number of missing people that were inside the BDR compound that firefighters spent all night looking for.…

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BDR Mutiny… Is it over?

February 26, 2009
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The Daily Star reports * BDR surrendered weapon after Prime Minister gave ultimatum in her speech * Police took control of BDR headquarters at 6:40 Bangladesh local time without being challenged. * 12 bodies found; 29 officers rescued * No one could trace the Director General of BDR Shakil Ahmed, his wife and around 50…

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Day Of Uncertainty In Bangladesh

February 26, 2009
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With nearly 50 people feared dead, the gunbattle at the BDR headquarters in Dhaka has come to an end after the government carried out negotiations with some of the rebellious soldiers. But now BBC is reporting the following: The mutiny by paramilitary troops in Bangladesh has spread to towns outside the capital, Dhaka, reports say.…

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Tracking BDR Rebellion updates via twitter

February 26, 2009
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Follow BDR Mutiny updates on Twitter http://tweetgrid.com/grid?l=2&q1=dhaka&q2=bdr&q3=bangladesh

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BDR Mutiny in Bangladesh.. Continued

February 26, 2009
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A fresh day but the mutiny situation is still volatile in BDR headquarters at Peelkhana in Dhaka. The first batch of surrender of arms went on till 4AM in the morning. But the second batch did not start. There are reports of gunfire and unrests in BDR camps across the country. These have reached bdr…

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BDR Revolt Updates

February 25, 2009
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First of all check my roundup in Global Voices Online. The Daily Star interviewed some rebel BDR personnel to learn how it all started: The DG raised before the Prime Minister only two demands of the army officers in BDR but none of the demands of the lower tier personnel. This intensified our grievance. when…

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BDR Mutiny in Dhaka

February 25, 2009
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Updates: According to RTV DG of BDR shoot one BDR Jawan in the morning and he was spot dead. Reason is that he was asking for accountability of the Dal Bhat project. Now some backgrounds of this project. In March 2007 BDR started its project Dal Bhat to sell rice, vegetables and other commodities through…

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