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Fate sealed as gate was ‘locked’

A devastating fire that swept through a garment factory in the Ashulia industrial belt near capital Dhaka on Saturday has left at least 110 people dead. The worst ever factory blaze in Bangladesh broke out on the ground floor of the multi-storied Tazreen Fashions Limited around 7:30pm in Savar’s Nischintapur, officials said. Ten fire-fighting units […]

Abul Kalam was the first to notice a leg sticking out of the debris at Bahaddarhat. That is where a section — three girders — of a flyover under construction had collapsed in Chittagong. He missed several heartbeats as he was looking for his 20-year-old nephew Sazzad Hossain, a mason. The heavy concrete slab had […]

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The government is going to announce national mourning over the death of over 100 workers in a fire at a garment factory at Savar’s Nishchintapur. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself will make the announcement,” Communications Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters after visiting the spot on Sunday morning. “The Prime Minister is in touch with the […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said those who are attacking the police have ‘hidden agenda’ besides hampering the war crimes trial. She made the comment at the meeting of the Awami League’s Victory Day Celebration Committee at Ganabhaban in the evening. She also said starting the trial against alleged war criminals was one of […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday night hosted a dinner at her Gulshan residence for Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran where they discussed her recent India tour, an aide said. Khaleda’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan said Saran was invited for the diner that started at 8pm and continued until 10:15pm. On Nov 3, Khaleda […]

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Clean sweep for govt-backed panel Standard Bank Ltd Chairman Kazi Akramuddin Ahmed-led panel recorded a landslide victory at the biennial election of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) early Sunday, grabbing 20 posts out of 30. The government-backed panel claimed 11 posts out of 15 from the chamber group and nine […]

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A tale of a helpless husband An inside photo of the charred factory where people search for their near and dear ones on Sunday. At least 109 RMG workers die in the fire that breaks out at the factory in Ashulia Saturday evening. Akram Hossain searched every corner of the fire-devastated factory of Tazreen Fashions […]

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Death toll reaches 12 as rescue teams until Sunday morning recovered more bodies from under the debris of three girders of the under-construction Bahaddarhat flyover, police said. The girders collapsed on Saturday evening. Over 50 others sustained varying degrees of injuries with the condition of many of them was stated critical. Chandgaon Police Station Officer-in-Charge […]

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Stocks drop almost 10 per cent as Muslim Brotherhood calls for protests in support of President Morsi’s decree. Share prices on Egypt’s stock exchange have plunged almost 9.5 per cent, days after President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers that sparked clashes and polarised the country’s politics. The main EGX-30 index shed 9.49 per cent by midday (10:00 […]

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Kamal Hossain Talukdar and Selim Ahmed A devastating fire that swept through a garment factory in the Ashulia industrial belt near capital Dhaka on Saturday has left at least 110 people dead. The worst ever factory blaze in Bangladesh broke out on the ground floor of the multi-storied Tazreen Fashions Limited around 7:30pm in Savar’s […]

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Police man the front of a Walmart store amid heightened security in Paramount, California, on Friday.Photo: AFPAfp, Secaucus, New Jersey Walmart workers hailed their wage protest Saturday, saying their walkout on ‘Black Friday’ had shown the world’s largest retailer their determination to fight against all odds. Hundreds of protesters targeted Walmart stores across the United […]

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Economists at a CPD discussion say political will is key to economic integration From right, Dilliraj Khanal, chairman of Institute for Policy Research and Development, Nepal; Prof Wahiduddin Mahmud, an economist; Rehman Sobhan, chairman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD); and Abdur Razzaque, food minister, attend a dialogue on “Value chains for inclusive development”, […]

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