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BGMEA wakes up, but slowly

Garment owners promise to bear expenses of fire victims’ families for 10 years It took four days for the trade body of garment makers to take a mere decision to form a taskforce that will give the factory owners a deadline to upgrade their fire safety measures. The BGMEA still does not know when the […]

Overwhelming majority of states vote to give Palestinians non-member observer status, despite Israeli criticism. Thousands of people from both main Palestinian factions celebrated the bid throughout the day [Reuters]   The United Nations General Assembly has voted in favour of upgrading the Palestinians status to that of a non-member observer state. The vote was taken […]

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The US Army private charged over the biggest security breach in US history has testified on the third day of a hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland. Bradley Manning, 24, answered questions relating to his treatment after his arrest in Baghdad, Iraq, in May 2010. His lawyer is arguing that Pte Manning was treated unfairly in […]

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15 fire service teams begin countrywide inspection to find out ill-equipped factories Four days into the Tazreen Fashions disaster, Noorjahan Begum is yet to give up hope of finding her missing brother Sabuj, a worker of the garment factory. She wails at the gate of the burnt-down building, demanding that her brother be brought back […]

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The November 25 photo shows collapsed girders of an under-construction flyover that claimed lives of at least 12 people at Baharddarhat in Chittagong.  A case was filed on Thursday against six people including the chairman of Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) and director of Bahaddarhat flyover project in Chittagong over the flyover tragedy. Twelve people were […]

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The High Court on Thursday extended bail for six months to BNP leader Tarique Rahman in an extortion case filed during the regime of military-backed caretaker government. The HC also extended its order that had stayed the proceedings of the case against Tarique, senior vice-chairman of the main opposition BNP and son of its Chairperson […]

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PM warns AL lawmakers Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday warned her party lawmakers that those who have weak relationships with the grass-roots level will not get nominations in the next polls. Hasina, also the president of ruling Awami League, said she had conducted a survey on the popularity of the […]

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The main opposition BNP on Thursday informed the Election Commission that it will not participate in any dialogue to be arranged by the incumbent commission. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi went to the commission office in the afternoon and conveyed the party’s decision in a letter. Later, talking to reporters, Rizvi said he […]

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Locals gather on the bank of a Dinajpur river where four people drown after being chased by detectives on Thursday. At least four people drowned after they jumped into a river as detectives chased them suspecting them as gamblers in Dinajpur on Wednesday.  The authorities on Thursday closed 10 members of the Detective Branch of […]

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This file photo shows garment workers swarming to their factories at Ashulia. Five days into the deadly fire at a garment factory, Ashulia has returned to life as workers of apparel factories rejoined work Thursday morning. At least 111 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the devastating fire that raged through Tazreen […]

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