The other side of global retailers

While Bangladesh’s garment sector struggles  to transition from basic products to high-end items, too many companies are going in for the same international contracts, intensifying competition among themselves.

The fog before the election

While the prime minister is unofficially on her campaign trail, the opposition camp is on the run.

To fight fast fashion, we must not throw our clothes away

Fixing instead of ditching clothing is gaining momentum.

Garment workers clash with police demanding wage hike

Garment workers protested in Mirpur today demanding a hike in wages. Violent clash ensued with the police afterwards. 

Bangladesh can create millions of jobs in RMG sector: WB study

Bangladesh can create millions of jobs for garment workers through improving the productivity and social and environmental compliance, according to a new study by the World Bank (WB).

3 years of Rana Plaza disaster / CPD hails reform measures

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday lauded the reforms made after the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure workers' safety at

CPD lauds safety steps at factories, says more needs done

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) lauds the reforms in ensuring safety standard at garment factories in three years, following Rana Plaza disaster, and adds that more needs to be done.

3 years of Rana Plaza disaster / Quest for dawn ends in darkness

They had come to Dhaka for jobs so they could get out of poverty and help their families. But the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse not only demolished their hopes but also pushed them into endless misery.

Pave way for unionisation in garments: HRW

Bangladesh government should urgently remove legal and practical obstacles to unionization in garment industries, Human Rights Watch says.

August 3, 2015
August 3, 2015

Trying to save child, man dies under train

A garment worker dies under a train when he tried to save a child standing on the rail tracks in Dhaka’s Banani area.

July 12, 2015
July 12, 2015

Banks to stay open Jul 15 to clear RMG wages

Scheduled banks at RMG areas in Dhaka, Narayanganj, Ashulia, Tongi, Savar and Chittagong will stay open for payments of wages.

June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015

Export tax rises to 1pc

Finance Minister AMA Muhith in his budget speech proposes an increase of tax at source for all export sectors to 1 percent.

April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015

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.

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

UC Berkeley first to have Bangladesh studies centre

Improving garment-industry safety, designing apps to solve social problems and gathering data on antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on fruits and vegetables: These are among the innovative research projects made possible by UC Berkeley’s new Subir & Malini Chowdhury Centre for Bangladesh Studies

March 28, 2015
March 28, 2015

Garment worker's death in road crash sparks protest in Narayanganj

Garment workers set a bus afire after it ran over one of their colleagues in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj this morning. Agitating workers also vandalised at least 10 vehicles, witnesses say.

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