Rana Plaza tragedy

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

9th anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy:  Workers demand trial under Speedy Trial Tribunal

The 9th anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in the history that took over a thousand lives, is being observed today.

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

Rana Plaza Tragedy: Years pass by, but trauma still remains

Nine years have passed since the collapse of Rana Plaza, and yet majority of the survivors are still reeling from the traumas, both physical and mental, of that fateful day.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

Rana Plaza victims remembered in candle light vigil

To mark the nine years anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy, the industrial disaster that killed more than 1,100 people back in 2013, a remembrance programme was held today (April 23, 2022) with candle light vigil for the victims.

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 9, 2019
April 9, 2019

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.

April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018

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.

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

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.

April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017

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.

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. The court will start trial of the case on August 23.