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Fire at Savar RMG factory doused

Fire at Savar RMG factory doused

A fire that broke out at a ready-made garment factory in Savar on the outskirts of the capital this afternoon has been doused. Five units of firefighters were trying to douse the fire that started at Fuji Garment in Kututia area around 4:50pm, said Anwar Hossain, station officer of Savar Fire Service and Civil Defence. The cause of the blaze could not be determined instantly. There was no casualty in the incident. The other details of the fire were not available immediately.

MODHUMOTI MODEL TOWN

Notice to Rajuk, builders to revive Savar wetlands

Notice to Rajuk, builders to revive Savar wetlands

Environmental lawyers today served a legal notice to Rajuk and the owner of Savar’s Modhumoti Model Town threatening contempt of court for not restoring the area’s wetlands according to a Supreme Court order. Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) sent the notice to Rajuk Chairman GMM Zainul Abedin Bhuiyan and Modhumoti town owner AFM Jahangir,...

Tanners get BB incentive for factory relocation

Tanners get BB incentive for factory relocation

The central bank yesterday declared an incentive package for tanners to help them move hazardous factories to a designated industrial park in Savar. Tanneries which have already moved there from the toxic tannery hub of Hazaribagh or under process to do so will get an opportunity to shift their irregular loans into block accounts...

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How IPM neglected for long

Green initiative left in the lurch

Green initiative left in the lurch

Porimol Palma    When in 1981 the Food and Agriculture Organisation launched a green initiative in Savar and Chittagong's Rangunia to tackle pest attacks, farmers there had every reason to be relieved. It offered them help to fight off insects without using harmful pesticides.     Known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the initiative drew a huge response mainly for two reasons -- it was cheap yet effective and it reduced the negative impacts of chemical pesticides.       But the pilot project fizzled out in less than two years. Some 10 years later, the government in 1991 relaunched the programme in efforts to check rampant application of toxic chemicals on crops and vegetables. More than two decades...

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How IPM neglected for long

Green initiative left in the lurch

Green initiative left in the lurch

When in 1981 the Food and Agriculture Organisation launched a green initiative in Savar and Chittagong's Rangunia to tackle pest attacks, farmers there had every reason to be relieved. It offered them help to fight off insects without using harmful pesticides.     Known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the initiative drew a huge response mainly...

Police foil demo for Tuba workers

Law enforcers did not allow garment workers to stage their scheduled demonstrations in Savar and Ashulia industrial areas yesterday. A group of workers tried to demonstrate at Ashulia around 5:00pm, demanding outstanding pays and Eid bonuses for the staff of five units of Tuba Group. "Law enforcers beat the workers to thwart the demonstration," alleged Shahidul Islam Sabuj, finance secretary of Garment Workers Unity Forum. A total of 10 workers were injured in Savar and Ashulia, he claimed. Police outright denied the allegation. "There's...

Joyless Eid awaits Rana Plaza victims

Joyless Eid awaits Rana Plaza victims

Hundreds of survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse and relatives of the deceased and missing victims continued their demonstrations at the building site in Savar for the third day yesterday, demanding compensation which has been eluding them for the last 15 months. The protesters again declared that they would observe the upcoming Eid-u-Fitr at...

Sohel Rana denied bail in graft case

Sohel Rana denied bail in graft case

The High Court today rejected a bail petition of Sohel Rana in a corruption case filed for violating building code in constructing Rana Plaza, which collapsed on April 24 last year killing at least 1,135 people. The Anti-Corruption Commission on June 15 filed the case with Savar Police Station, saying Rana in league with other accused had built Rana Plaza violating the Bangladesh National Building Code. The case was also lodged against Savar municipal mayor, Rana's parents and 14 others. The HC bench of Justice Md Nizamul Haque and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain rejected the bail petition saying it was not moved properly before the bench. Rana filed the petition seeking bail recently. Rana,...

Rmg Workers, Families Want To Get Paid Well Before Eid

Roads blocked for pay in Savar, Ctg

Roads blocked for pay in Savar, Ctg

Garment workers demonstrated in Savar and Chittagong yesterday demanding festival bonus ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. Nearly a hundred workers of Maggie and Liz Corporation (Pvt) Ltd blockaded Nur Ahmed Road in Chittagong city for about half an hour from 1:00pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Quoting the demonstrators, Arifur Rahman Arif, deputy assistant director of Industrial Police-3,...

500 garment units facing problems in paying salary, bonus

500 garment units facing problems in paying salary, bonus

Nearly 500 garment factories are under watch of the industrial police as the units are still not ready to pay worker salary and bonus before Eid-ul-Fitr. The industrial police have prepared a list of such factories in five zones -- Dhaka, Chittagong, Savar, Narayanganj and Ashulia -- and are holding meetings with owners to avert any untoward incident. Owners of many factories are yet to pay salaries of June, though workers demand salaries of July and festival bonus before the 20th of Ramadan, Abdus Salam, director general of industrial police, said yesterday. Workers of some factories have already staged demonstrations for salary and bonus, he said. “Many owners have agreed to pay festival...

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