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Ethnic Bangladeshis lose jobs as mango-mad farm owners shun thirsty rice

Kalamoti Kujur used to make good money as a labourer in the paddy fields near her home in northwest Bangladesh. But five years ago, in...

As lightning strikes surge, Bangladesh plants a defence

Along the rutted village roads of this sub-district in central Bangladesh, one plant stands out: young palm trees. Hundreds have been planted since 2017 in an...

Abused Bangladeshi housemaids struggle for justice at home

Traumatised Bangladeshi women who return home after being tortured and abused working in the Middle East rarely get justice because brokers intimidate them and they...

Orange is the new grey for Bangladesh beards

From shades of startling red to hues of vivid tangerine, brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the streets of Bangladesh capital Dhaka. Facial hair...

Rescued from sex slavery, red tape traps Bangladeshi girls in India

Priya was 15 when a relative in Bangladesh tricked her with the promise of a dream job as a singer, drugged her, and trafficked her across...

Rohingya in Bangladesh face tide of hostility as welcome turns to fear

When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow Muslims, survivors of...

Rohingya women defy threats in refugee camps to rebuild lives one stitch at a...

Rohingya refugee Shofika Begum can't stop the flashbacks from two years ago when her husband and sister were shot dead and she was raped...

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh warned to be wary with human trafficking rising

When Nazmin Nahar, a Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, was offered a job in a garment factory by a distant cousin, she thought she had found...

‘I’m here 24/7’: Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly...

Plastic from burlap? Bangladesh invents a green throw-away bag

As countries around the world try to cut down on throw-away plastic shopping bags, Bangladesh is hoping to cash in on an alternative: plastic-like bags made...