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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

Ashura

Bangladeshi Shiite Muslims gathered for praying at Hoseni Dalan on the eve and holy day of Ashura. Shiites mark Ashura on the tenth day of the month of Muharram to commemorate the Battle of Karbala when...

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Shiite Muslims commemorate Ashura

Bangladeshi Shiite Muslims commemorate Ashura with self-flagellation with chains and knives. Shiites mark Ashura, the tenth day of the month....

Celebration for the Eid Al-Adha festival in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Muslims gather at Baitul Mukarram National mosque in Dhakapray during the festival of Eid al-Adha. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Oct. 6, 2014

Text and photos by Suvra Kanti Das

Woman climbing to homebound train

Bangladeshi people heading to their respective villages for the upcoming Muslim religious festival Eid-al-Adha...

Homebound Bangladeshi Train and Ferry People

Bangladeshi people heading to their respective villages for the upcoming Muslim religious festival Eid-al-Adha. In order to catch a train, they overcrowd stations and train cars beyond imagination...

Aftermath of Padma river erosion in Bangladesh

Every year in Bangladesh, millions of people are affected by river erosion that destroys home, farmland, communication infrastructure. In last couple of days river erosion by the Padma River have caused extensive damages to...

Vessel sinks in Padma river with over 200 passengers

The Pinak-6, a passenger vessel sank in the middle of the river Padma on its way to Mawa from Kawrakandi terminal at around 11 PM today. The overloaded boat capsized since the river was rough due to the stormy weather.