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  • The Fabric of Heritage

    There is no question that the jute industry was the lifeline of our economy for decades, and continues to be one of the backbones of our rural economy even now. The importance of jute can never be exaggerated as it is a major income source for thousands of farmers

  • Living at Risk

    A long the Beribandh road lies a vast area housing the “Lalbagh slum”. At a glance, it is evident that the people there are risking their lives for shelter. Highly prone to accidents, these homes have two to three floors that are connected by rickety staircases made of bamboo.

  • The Angler’s Last Stop

    An ecosystem which is allowed to thrive, allowed to breath, is one which will result in bounties for the patient. This sentiment is proved in the Cox’s Bazar Fishery Ghat. With the recent ban on fishing being lifted till next month, the ghat has come alive with boats carrying fish most favoured by Bangladeshis. The treasures from the deep blue sea, displayed at the ghat, make for quite vibrant and colourful displays. The ghat opens at 6:00am, with the market picking up full steam within a few hours. Fishermen say the ban has actually resulted in better catches than before, although the economic disruption to their livelihood because of it is yet to be mitigated fully. For now, sellers and customers have been pleased with the results, something which all can see stepping in the ghat in the beach town.

  • Stuck at Square One

    More than a year after the students’ demonstrations for safe roads and the Traffic Weeks observed by citizens and law enforcement, very little seems to have changed in the city in regard to road safety. Not only are pedestrians and commuters still risking their lives by

  • The Nights of Karwan Bazar

    While Karwan Bazar, one of the largest wholesale markets in the country, is always bustling, it is during the night time when it really comes alive.

  • Peace at Last

    They play on the rope bridge, climb the bamboo wall, swing to heights, go through the obstacle course, and watch others play from a bamboo-made pavilion.

  • Peace at Last

    They play on the rope bridge, climb the bamboo wall, swing to heights, go through the obstacle course, and watch others play from a bamboo-made pavilion. The children, many of whom are orphaned and have physical and intellectual disabilities, have found a home

  • Far Away From Home

    In a fresh attempt, 3,450 Rohingyas were scheduled to be repatriated to Myanmar yesterday. None of them, however, agreed to go.

  • Dengue Rattles Bangladesh

    The country is gripped by the fear of dengue, which is taking its toll on people everywhere. Every day, hundreds of new patients are being admitted to already-overcrowded hospitals where long queues in front of the report delivery rooms is a common sight.

  • Taking a Hiding

    Seasonal rawhide traders are counting their losses due to a serious lack of demand. Visiting makeshift rawhide hubs in the capital’s Azimpur, Chawk Bazar, City College and New Market areas, the selling price of animal skin was found to be shockingly low.

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