• Court accepts Rana Plaza murder charge sheet

    A Dhaka court takes into cognisance the charge sheet in the murder case filed over Rana Plaza collapse that killed over a thousand people in April 2013. The court also issued arrest warrant against absconding 24 accused.

  • Rana Plaza disaster case

    Government rule requiring its clearance to proceed against any government official is standing against the completion of the legal process of the Rana Plaza disaster.

  • SC clears way for releasing, screening Rana Plaza movie

    Supreme Court clears way for the releasing and screening of the Rana Plaza movie based on the rescue of garment worker Reshma 17 days after the Rana Plaza collapse.

  • Ban on Rana Plaza movie lifted

    Supreme Court clears way for release and screening of movie Rana Plaza, which is based on the miraculous rescue of garment worker Reshma 17 days into the 2013 collapse of the building in Savar.

  • Delwar, 12 others indicted for Tazreen fire

    Thirteen people, including Tazreen Fashions Managing Director Delwar Hossain, are indicted in a case over the devastating fire that killed 112 workers and injured many others in 2012.

  • Sohel Rana’s mother lands in jail after surrender

    A Dhaka court sends to jail the mother of Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana in a graft case filed over the building collapse that killed over a thousand people in 2013.

  • 6-month ban on Rana Plaza movie

    The High Court imposes a six-month restriction on a movie depicting garment worker Reshma, who was rescued miraculously on the 17th day of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013.

  • US leaves out Bangladesh from GSP

    Bangladesh has been left out of the United States’ generalized system of preference (GSP).

  • Rana Plaza: Charge framing hearing Jul 8

    Dhaka court sets July 8 to begin the hearings on whether charges will be framed against 42 including Sohel Rana in 2 cases.

  • Rana sued for not reporting wealth

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) sues Sohel Rana, owner of the collapsed Rana Plaza, for his failure to submit wealth statement within the stipulated time.

  • Rana Plaza two-year anniversary

    TWO years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world's attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.

  • Rana Plaza two-year anniversary

    TWO years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world's attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.

  • Rana Plaza collapse


    Rana Plaza collapsed on the morning of a hot summer day, on April 24, 2013. Officially, 1100 workers died but the true total is much higher, probably closer to 1400 or 1500. The difference is on account of the 'missing' workers, of the bodies never found or those that lacked documentation as workers.

  • Call for Rana Plaza victims’ compensation

    Garment workers’ rights bodies call for immediate compensation of Rana Plaza victims and swift punishment for the culprits behind the world’s biggest workplace disaster on the second anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse.

  • Let there be light

    AT the beginning of the industrial revolution, a farmer was also able to make shoes, and the women spent their days making handmade pottery and spinning yarn or cloth.

  • Why only Tk 19 crore disbursed for Rana Plaza victims?

    ACCORDING to the anti-graft watchdog, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Tk 108 crore of the Tk 127 crore deposited into the Prime

  • Workers denied rights in Bangladesh: HRW

    Garment workers in Bangladesh face poor working conditions and anti-union tactics by employers including assaults on union organisers, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Rana Plaza collapse

    Rana Plaza: Tk 108cr PMO fund unused, says TIB

    Transparency International Bangladesh points out lack of transparency and dillydallies in the disbursement of the fund for victims of the Rana Plaza collapse, the world’s largest workplace disaster.

  • RMG workers sufferings

    Post-Rana Plaza initiatives and sustainability of the RMG sector

    THE tragedy that took place on April 24, 2013 in a suburb of Bangladesh, a few miles away from the capital, became a global tragedy.

  • GSP

    Time to use WTO multilateral forum

    THE US suspended Bangladesh from its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme on 27 June 2013, following concerns over poor labour conditions particularly after the horrific collapse of Rana Plaza.

  • Sumaya Khatun

    Mourning the violence of capital(ism)

    ON March 21, 2014, I received the news that Sumaya Khatun, my friend and comrade, a 16-year-old girl who used to work at Tazreen Garments, passed away after battling a cancerous tumour for over a year.

  • Rana Plaza

    IT will remain with us for ages to come and fester like some mysterious disease to remind us of our shameful lust, greed, nonchalance and brutality with which we treated our key export earners.

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