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The Impending Death of 9 to 5

The Impending Death of 9 to 5

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From Bangladesh Correspondent Rezwan… In most jobs there are annual holidays you cannot use flexibly. You don’t get leave when you require it most or are forced to take annual paid leave when you don’t want it. But there can be other ways to deal with it. What if there is not annual leave policy. […]

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Start Me Up

Start Me Up

From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… This is a story about Startup community in Dhaka that uses the power of Internet to create new and exciting businesses. The film shows some of the people who are working as startup founders, investors and mentors in Dhaka. It asks them about their experiences, listen to what they think the […]

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Bangladesh Burning

Bangladesh Burning

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From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… Bangladesh has more 4,000 ready-made clothes factories of different sizes, which are earning more than three-quarters of the countries export revenue. The world’s third-largest garments export industry employs more than 3 million workers, 90% of whom are women. Over two decades these garments factories contributed to changing the role of poor […]

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

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From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… In Bangladesh a number of local airlines sprung up in the past decade. They are not to be compared with the budget airlines of other countries because they are not cheap. They are just balancing the supply side of a growing demand of local aviation industry. The state carrier Biman’s inability […]

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The Dowry Blues

The Dowry Blues

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From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… For centuries dowry has been part of the social system in many parts of the world and in developing countries it is seen as a financial burden for the bride’s family. In several South Asian countries it has been prohibited by law in the past century, but dowry is still widely […]

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Mass Beheadings Of Foreigners In Saudi Arabia

Mass Beheadings Of Foreigners In Saudi Arabia

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From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… Nothing can justify a capital crime, but capital punishment cannot ensure a cure or deterrent for such crimes. Bangladeshis were shocked to learn that eight Bangladeshi migrant workers were beheaded in public in Saudi Arabia on 7 October, 2011, under Qisas (an eye for an eye) law for being involved in […]

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Coming Home

Coming Home

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From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… Almost 98% people of Bangladesh are Bengalis and they speak the Bangla language. The minorities include Chakmas, Khasi, Santhal and other tribes numbering more than a million (about 1.2% of total population) who mostly live in the various hilly regions. Chakmas are ethnically Tibeto-Burman, and are closely related to the Himalayan […]

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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine

From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… Many netizens in Bangladesh are raging with anger as for the first time in the country bloggers and online activists among other protesters were arrested while striking in protest of a recent Production Sharing Contract (PSC) between the Bangladesh government and United States energy giant ConocoPhillips for deep sea gas exploration. […]

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… Although outnumbered by the Bengali population, the close to one million indigenous and aboriginal population of Bangladesh live mainly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Over the years they have become vulnerable minorities. During the 1970s and 80s, the government took steps to resettle Bengali homeless people in the three hilly districts […]

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Sorry

Sorry

From Bangladesh Corespondent Rezwan… In Bangladesh Facebook users are growing rapidly (1,452,760 users according to Facebook stats). And with this huge user base it is natural that social activism are being organized in Bangladesh through Facebook. I have seen many such efforts in the past – like collecting winter cloths, collecting signatures for petition etc. […]

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