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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.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Graft: HC rejects bail plea of Rana Plaza owner

    The High Court rejects a petition seeking bail for Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza which collapsed and caused death of at least 1,135 people in April, 2013, in a corruption case filed on charge of committing irregularities in constructing the building.

  • 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.

  • Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana

    Graft case: Sohel Rana jailed for 3yrs

    A Dhaka Court sentences Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza, to three years simple imprisonment in a corruption case.

  • Workers' rights issues remain a challenge

    After the Rana Plaza tragedy, in July 2013, the government signed a plan of action on fire safety and structural integrity in the garment sector with the employers' and workers' organisations.

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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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • US committed to protect factory workers: Bernicat

    The United States is committed to continue efforts to protect Bangladesh’s factory workers, US Ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat says.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • US leaves out Bangladesh from GSP

    Bangladesh has been left out of the United States’ generalized system of preference (GSP).

  • Rana Plaza two-year anniversary

    TWO years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world's attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.

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    Rana Plaza collapsed on the morning of a hot summer day, on April 24, 2013. Officially, 1100 workers died but the true total is much higher, probably closer to 1400 or 1500. The difference is on account of the 'missing' workers, of the bodies never found or those that lacked documentation as workers.

  • Call for Rana Plaza victims’ compensation

    Garment workers’ rights bodies call for immediate compensation of Rana Plaza victims and swift punishment for the culprits behind the world’s biggest workplace disaster on the second anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse.