rana plaza

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 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 collapse.

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 Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

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 March 2018.

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-Corruption Commission (ACC).

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 trapped underneath. It was the deadliest building collapse in modern human history that shook the nation to its core.

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.

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.

May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

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.