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Devotees of Rakher Upobash

Thousands of Hindu devotees sits with Prodip and prays to God in front of Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachar Ashram temple during the Rakher Upobash at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lokenath Brahmachari who is called Baba Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
Bangladeshi workers process leather

Contaminated Land

Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area, widely known for its tannery industry, has been listed as one of the top 10 polluted places on earth by two international research organizations. At least 160,000 people have become victims of pollution...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das

Rana Plaza building collapse, two years on

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On 24th April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed killing more than 1100 people, and 2500 more people were rescued from under its rubble. About a hundred people are still missing ...
Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu is hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu is hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu has been hacked to death today at about 9:45am at the Tejgaon Indsutrial area. Two Madrasa students have been detained...
10 people died in a stampede, Bangladesh

10 Pilgrims Die In Stampede, Bangladesh

At least 10 devotees died during the ‘Astami snan’, the Hindu holy bath in the Old Brahmaputra River, at Langalbandh, Narayanganj.
Petrol bomb attack Bangladesh

4 die on Petrol Bomb Attack, Bangladesh

Ten people, including eight workers, suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on a sand-laden truck at Moghirdhal. As the truck reached Moghirdhal around 8:00pm, miscreants hurled petrol bomb at it on Magura-Jessore highway in Sadar upazila on Saturday night

Protests in Bangladesh after Avijit Roy assassination

Many people gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 27th 2015, to protest against the assassination of the US-Bengali blogger Avijit Roy, murdered on Thursday evening.
capsized ferry in Bangladesh

At least 50 die as ferry capsizes in Padma River, Bangladesh

A ferry on its way to Daulatdia was hit by a cargo vessel. Rescuers have pulled at least 50 bodies out of the Padma, most of them are children and women...

Celebrations for the International Mother Language Day in Bangladesh

International Mother Language Day is a celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, held every year on 21 February worldwide

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
Blockade violence in Bangladesh

Victims of Blockade Violence in Bangladesh

Victims of a recent bomb attack in a bus. They receive treatment at a medical college hospital during the ongoing nationwide blockade called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das
Bangladeshi devotees over-crowd trains for the Biswa Ijtema World Congregation of Muslims

Devotees overcrowd trains for the Biswa Ijtema

Bangladeshi Muslim devotees go en masse to pray at the World Congregation of Muslims, or Biswa Ijtema and in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In order to catch a train...

Devotees of Rakher Upobash

During Kartik, “the holiest month” beginning every year with the new moon in November, thousands of Hindu devotees celebrate the feast of Rakher Upobash, fasting and praying the gods sitting before the Shri Shri Lokanath Brahmachari Ashram...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das