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In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance
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In Bangladesh, a fishing community lives in a boat village, dissociated from mainland, government assistance

The locals consider them to be lower caste people. The land dwellers are the main customers of these fishers, as they do business with the ‘Babaija’. It is a relation of monetary transactions, not one of kinship.

Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy
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Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy

Almost no member of the Jaladash community owns any land, so farming or aquaculture are not options open to them. They use the same fishing nets that their ancestors did.

Biplab Kumar Deb keen to operationalise India-Bangladesh waterway; project may be a game-changer, says senior official
India

Biplab Kumar Deb keen to operationalise India-Bangladesh waterway; project may be a game-changer, says senior official

The proposed waterway project will connect Gomati river of Tripura with Meghna river of Bangladesh to get access to Ashuganj port of the neighbouring country.

Dozens missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks
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Dozens missing as Bangladesh ferry sinks

A ferry packed with about 100 people capsized on Friday in a river in central Bangladesh after colliding with another boat, police and news reports said.