For more than a decade, Syed Tashfin Chowdhury has covered breaking news and events from Dhaka, Bangladesh for a number of international media outlets including Asia Times Online, The Independent, Al Jazeera English, Khabar South Asia and others. He is currently the editor of Xtra, the weekend m...
DHAKA --Bangladesh's climb up the ranks of the world's clothing exporters has lifted incomes for many in the world's eighth most-populous nation. But the trade preferences that have helped make Bangladesh the world's second-biggest apparel exporter are in jeopardy as the nation nears government targets for national income, adding to complications caused by Western security fears and labor conditions.
Nearly 40 million people across Bangladesh, India and Nepal are estimated to have been affected in the annual floods that ravage South Asia every year. Reports indicate that around 800 people have died in the three countries due to the floods, besides causing damage estimated to be in billions of dollars. Bangladesh has borne the brunt of the floods, with two in April and June, and the third one in August.
Fewer workers than usual have been gathering for cup of chai near the guarded, grey towers of Ashulia, a hub for garment factories on the outskirts of Dhaka. "Everyone seems scared of being harassed by the police," says one tea seller, frowning from his stall.
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