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Remembering Rana Plaza Tragedy

Promises not kept, mostly


Promises not kept, mostly

Families of the injured and dead in the Rana Plaza building collapse are leading a life of uncertainty as the government, garment factory owners and international brands have failed to honour their commitments. A wide gap exists between the commitments made when the building caved in at Savar and the delivery

  • VICTIMS YET TO GET COMPENSATION

    It’s a shame for all: ILO

    It’s a shame for all: ILO
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    One year have passed since the Rana Plaza disaster but families of deceased workers and survivors are yet to get compensation for the losses, said a top ILO official terming the delay shame for all stakeholders.   "It is very hard, very difficult to...

Dhaka records highest temperature in 54 yrs

Dhaka records highest temperature in 54 yrs

Dhaka dwellers experienced 40.7 degrees Celsius temperature today which is the highest in the last 54 years. The country's highest temperature was...

Dhaka records highest temperature in 54 yrs

Dhaka dwellers experienced 40.7 degrees Celsius temperature...

Dhanmondi playground open to public: DCC

Dhanmondi playground open to public: DCC

The Dhanmondi playground is open to public, according to signboards installed there by Dhaka South City Corporation (DCC South) today, days...

Dhanmondi playground open to public: DCC

The Dhanmondi playground is open to public,...

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

A year into the deadliest factory collapse, garment workers and relatives of Rana Plaza victims blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar...

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims block highway for 4hrs

A year into the deadliest factory collapse,...

193 hajj agencies punished for irregularities

193 hajj agencies punished for irregularities

The government has taken action against 193 hajj agencies for its irregularities in sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. Of the agencies, the...

193 hajj agencies punished for irregularities

The government has taken action against 193...

  • Rana Plaza Collapse: A look into Bangladesh RMG sector 1 yr after the deadliest workplace tragedy
RMG workers' bid to lay siege to BGMEA Bhaban foiled

Police today foiled garments workers’ attempt to lay siege to BGMEA headquarters in Karwan Bazar this afternoon demanding death penalty of Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana. Transport movement on the road in front of Jatiya Press Club remained suspended for two and a half hours since 10:00am following the incident.  Leaders and activists of Garments Sramik Trade Union Kendra, a platform for labourers, gathered in front of the press club in the morning and held a one-hour rally to mark the...

Fakhrul alleges misuse of Rana Plaza relief fund

BNP today accused the Sheikh Hasina administration of misusing a huge amount of money raised for the Rana Plaza tragedy victims and their families. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also alleged that the government had used the disaster to stop BNP-led opposition alliance’s anti-government movement at that time. The government collected...

Rana Plaza collapse charge sheets soon: Kamal

State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said charge sheets against the persons responsible for the last year Rana Plaza collapse would be submitted soon.   “We’re still working to ensure so...

The High Court today awarded different jail terms ranging from five days to one month to four government officials for violating injunction order issued by the court in 2008. The convicts are -- Syed Mizanur Rahman, director (administration) of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre; Syed Abdur Rob, manager and Sabbir Ahmed, assistant manager, of Court of...

Bangladesh elected Unicef executive board member

Bangladesh has been elected member in the executive board of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef) for the next three years. After a vote among the country members held at United...

A parliamentary body today formed a three-member sub-committee to find out people involved in the making and purchase of crests using substandard materials that were awarded to foreign friends for their contribution to Bangladesh’s Liberation War. Headed by ruling Awami League lawmaker Afsarul Amin, the enquiry committee has been asked to submit its report within a month...

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The aftermath of disaster

No event in recent memory has drawn so much attention to Bangladesh from all corners of the world as did the collapse of the Rana Plaza building -- the worst disaster in the garment industry history -- on this day last year. The haunting images of the despondent rubble of the unauthorised eight-storey building brought out a public outrage against the 'Made in Bangladesh' label, not seen before in the...

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Abahani edge past Feni

A late strike from substitute Towhidul Alam brought Abahani back to winning ways in the Nitol Tata Bangladesh Premier League as they handed a 2-1 defeat to surprise-package Feni Soccer Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday. Midfielder Jamal Hossain had put Abahani ahead midway through the first half, but the lead was cancelled by Feni's Gambian forward Landing Darboe three minutes before the break. But Towhidul, coming on as a substitute, ensured the Sky Blues'...

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Rana Plaza Collapse: A look into Bangladesh RMG sector 1 yr after the deadliest workplace tragedy
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