rana plaza

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...

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

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.

April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018

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...

April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018

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.

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018

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...

November 3, 2017
November 3, 2017

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...

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

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...

October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016

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...

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

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.

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

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....

May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016

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.