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A budget, of the people

Sitting under a mango tree on a sunny Saturday morning, the wrinkled face of Haider Ali brimmed with pride as a local government official addressed the thousand-strong crowd. "Dear Citizens, now we are going to announce the budget of Devhata Upazila Parishad for FY 2013-2014 before we open the more

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Justice for all

When Jahanara Begum’s sons stole mangoes from a neighbour’s garden, what should have been a petty incident of children’s mischief, escalated into a violent confrontation between Jahanara and her neighbour Babul Mia. Angry at Jahanara, Babul Mia assaulted her and injured her eye, for which she requirmore

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Seeing beyond disabilities

Farzana Akhtar, 31, accepts the reality that her blindness has caused potential employers to reject every job application she has filed in the past three years. While her disability couldn’t prevent her from emerging among the top 20 students in her bachelors and masters programmes at Dhaka Universimore

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