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  • 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.

  • Lessons from Rana Plaza

    Five years after Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history that took over a thousand lives, the collective efforts of the Bangladesh government, entrepreneurs, apparel retailers and brands, workers' rights groups, NGOs and inspection bodies such as the Accord and Alliance, have led to considerable progress in fire, electrical and structural safety in Bangladesh's garment factories. But more needs to be done.

  • Sohel Rana

    HC rejects Sohel Rana’s bail plea

    The High Court rejects bail for Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza which collapsed and resulted in the biggest industrial disaster of the world, in a graft case.

  • Rana Plaza: April 24 tagged workers’ mourning day

    Bangladesh Garment Workers’ Front labels April 24, the day of the Rana Plaza disaster, as “National Garment Workers’ Mourning Day”.

  • Long wait for justice

    The death of more than 1,100 garment workers in Rana Plaza collapse in 2013 had shocked the world's conscience. The man-made disaster tainted the country's image abroad.

  • Sohel Rana

    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.

  • 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.

  • Charges accepted against 41

    A Dhaka court yesterday took cognisance of the charges against 41 people, including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana, in

  • Court accepts Rana Plaza murder charge sheet

    A Dhaka court takes cognisance of the charges against 41 people including Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana in connection with a murder case filed over the Rana Plaza collapse which killed at least 1,136 people.

  • 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.

  • Rana Plaza tragedy

    The Rana Plaza disaster survivors and the relatives of the unfortunate victims have received some compensation and we are glad to note the various measures taken for workers' safety and welfare.

  • 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.

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    Trial of two cases yet to start

    The trial for the killing of more than a thousand people in Rana Plaza collapse three years ago is yet to begin.

  • 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

  • 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”.

  • Governance after Rana Plaza

    Although the number of total factories is debatable, even if there are 4,500 factories, both Accord and Alliance combined only reaches out to less than half of the existing factories.

  • Survivors still haunted by Rana Plaza

    Three years into the Rana Plaza collapse, as many as 58.4 percent of Rana Plaza survivors are still suffering from mental illnesses...

  • 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: Cops told to report on arrests

    A Dhaka court today has directed police to report on arrest of the fugitives in the case filed over Rana Plaza collapse – the worst factory disaster in history.

  • 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.

  • Status quo on Rana Plaza movie till Sep 14

    A Supreme Court chamber judge imposes a status quo till September 14 on release and screening of the Rana Plaza movie.

  • Rana Plaza movie meant to highlight worker rights: Director (video)

    The Rana Plaza movie that portrays the worst workplace disaster in world history aims to speak for garment workers’ rights, its director says.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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