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  • Rana Plaza hero Himu dies by suicide

    Dreams incomplete

    From a young age, he believed in helping people in whatever way he could. Whether it was staging protests for the causes he believed in, saving lives of people trapped in building collapses, or rescuing stray animals in distress, he believed in acting upon his beliefs.

  • Post-Rana Plaza, what we have achieved and what we haven't

    The Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history, carries a moral and political significance.

  • WHY ARE FACTORIES DEEMED UNSAFE STILL OPERATIONAL?

    When the Accord and Alliance signed on different brands from all over the world after the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, they pledged that the factories that these brands will do business with will ensure safe working conditions for the workers.

  • Rana Plaza Survivors - 6 years on

    Rana Plaza Survivors - 6 years on

  • Workers Safety

    Is Bangladesh’s remediation programme ready to take on Accord’s work?

    After the fateful Rana Plaza disaster on April 24, 2013, a legally binding agreement between European buyers, retailers, and labour unions was signed to maintain structural safety and safe working environment in Bangladeshi RMG factories which is now known as

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    Rana Plaza survivor on hunger strike

    A survivor of the Rana Plaza disaster is continuing a hunger strike for the second consecutive day with an 11-point demand which includes rehabilitation and compensation for those affected.

  • Justice demanded on Rana Plaza anniversary

    Pro-labour forces today called out for justice over the Rana Plaza tragedy, five years after the biggest industrial disaster shook the world with death of over a thousand workers in building collapse.

  • Rana Plaza: In remembrance at Jurain graveyard

    Rubina is walking from one grave to the other searching for any clue as to which might be her cousin.

  • Corruption: Rana Plaza owner’s mother jailed for 6yrs

    A Dhaka court sentences Morzina Begum, the mother of Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, to six years’ imprisonment in a case filed for amassing wealth illegally and concealing her wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

  • Transparency: What does it mean for the apparel industry?

    A news item that probably did not get much attention in Bangladesh media was an announcement in The Hague that an international court has accepted a case against two well-known fashion brands in March 2018.

  • Rana Plaza owner jailed for graft

    A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza, to three years' simple imprisonment in a case filed against him for not submitting his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

  • Baptised With Fire: First to arrive, last to leave

    Bangladesh faced a national crisis when an eight-story building called Rana Plaza housing several garment factories collapsed to the ground, leaving a huge pile of rubble and thousands of lives trapped underneath. It was the deadliest building collapse in modern human history that shook the nation to its core.

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    Rana Plaza owner, 17 others indicted

    A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against Sohel Rana and 17 others in a case filed for violating building code in constructing the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which collapsed in 2013.

  • Sohel Rana, 17 others indicted for building code violation

    A Dhaka court frames charges against Sohel Rana and 17 others in a case filed for violating building code in constructing the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which collapsed in 2013 killing 1,136 people. The court will start trial of the case on August 23.

  • Working conditions need further improvement

    The Rana Plaza accident has at least led to the talk of improvement of workers' rights and working conditions in the garments sector.

  • Rana Plaza: US court scraps case against 3 retailers

    Judge in Delaware dismisses lawsuit filed against three major US clothing retailers following massive collapse of Rana Plaza complex, where over 1,100 people died in 2013.

  • Light of hope for Rana Plaza victims

    Another anniversary of the deadliest garment industry disaster in history just passed by last week.

  • Victim's fate still in debris

    Rafiq Khan was working in the 'Ether Tex' garments factory located on the 6th floor of Rana Plaza when it collapsed.

  • Victim's fate still in debris

    Rafiq Khan was working in the 'Ether Tex' garments factory located on the 6th floor of Rana Plaza when it collapsed.

  • Wings of Hope - ends at Bengal Art Lounge

    To celebrate the empowerment of women and express solidarity with Rana Plaza survivors, Bengal Art Lounge and the Embassies of the Nordic...

  • Time yet to heal Rana Plaza victims' families

    The 24th has become part of Shahida Begum's life. It is the date she goes to the Rana Plaza site every month, be it in the

  • Rana Plaza victims demand justice, compensation

    Marking the third anniversary of the world’s worst industrial catastrophe in the garment sector, survivors of the Rana Plaza collapse and relatives of the deceased demand exemplary punishment to the owner of the building, Shohel Rana.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TIB lauds safety measures for RMG workers

    Transparency International Bangladesh has lauded the improvement of the safety standard at ready-made garment industries and termed the development “revolutionary”.

  • Two factory inspectors get bail

    Despite a strong objection from the prosecution, a Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to two of the 41 accused in the murder case filed over Rana Plaza collapse that killed over 1,100 people in 2013.

  • Rana Plaza murder case: 2 ministry officials get bail

    Two factory inspectors of the labour ministry gets bail today in the murder case filed over Rana Plaza collapse that killed over 1,100 people in April 2013.

  • 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.

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