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CID asked to submit Rana Plaza probe reports by Aug 13

CID asked to submit Rana Plaza probe reports by Aug 13

  A Dhaka court today asked Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit probe reports before it by August 13 in two cases filed in connection with Rana Plaza building collapse that killed at least 1,135 people and maimed scores. The Guardian picks up on 7 big European governments pushing brands to sign #RanaPlaza Accord #OECDrbc...

Rana Plaza Collapse

Cop probe goes nowhere

Even a year after the Rana Plaza collapse that left at least 1,135 people killed and scores maimed, police have yet to complete probing the country's worst industrial disaster. Seven out of 21 accused in the three cases filed in this connection have already been out of prison on bail from the High Court. Three other accused including Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, have also secured bail from the HC in two cases. They are, however, still behind bars, as...


Illegal structures in rivers

RAJUK'S, or for that matter, the government's lack of will to exercise its authority to protect environmentally-sensitive rivers, floodplains and wetlands from grabbers has again been demonstrated from the half-hearted drive that it launched on Sunday.  The move to evict an illegal structure built in the flood flow plain of Turag river in Tongi proved cosmetic.     As reported in the Monday's issue of this paper, a Rajuk executive magistrate, who had gone to dismantle the building of a proposed...

Turag Encroachment

Eviction drive lacks strength

Eviction drive lacks strength

The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) yesterday staged a rather ridiculous eviction drive with 10 labourers to knock down only 80 square feet brick wall of a 9,292 square metres spinning mills being built on the flood flow zone of the Turag river. Led by an executive magistrate, the eviction team arrived at the site...

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