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Getting ready for death

Harrowing 66 hours recounted after rescue of 8 All the time, she lived in a cycle of fear, hope and despair, and when that seemed an eternity, she waited for death. Nineteen-year-old Merina Khatun says she passed out several times in 66 hours at the mangled wreckage of Rana Plaza in Savar and cannot recall […]

heir limbs amputated, future blurred out Shapla stared at her left hand in disbelief. Her arm below the elbow was gone. Everything looked blurry, including her future. “I have destroyed my only son’s future,” the 22-year-old moaned in fear of the gloomy days ahead, as she thought of the future looking at her amputated hand. […]

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For four days, Poppy has been waiting with a photo of her mother Sonali Begum who worked in one of the garment factories in Rana Plaza. At Adhar Chandra High School, she runs towards ambulances every time they bring in a body. Her mother-in-law died in the building collapse and everyone with her has gone […]

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This piece is going to be its writer’s expression of solidarity with the teeming workers who flocks in the garment factories, day in day out, for yearn of a life so that they can buy food to live and feed their near ones, so that they too can prolong their life span. So that they […]

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The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Saturday night called a countrywide daylong hartal for May 2 to register its protest against Savar tragedy. BNP standing committee member made the announcement of the shutdown after two meetings of BNP standing committee members and top leaders of the 18-party opposition alliance at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office. He […]

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The death toll from the disastrous building collapse here stood at 355 with the recovery of 25 more bodies from the debris of Rana Plaza on Saturday as the rescuers continued their operation. The rescuers also recovered 26 people alive from the wreckage of the building today, sources at the Control Room opened here said. […]

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Economists at PRI event suggest privatisation of state-owned banks   A leading think-tank yesterday urged the government to privatise state-owned banks, given the adverse environment of political interventions and weak governance they operate in. “Over the longer term, the government should also reassess whether it really needs to be in the business of banking services,” […]

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US President Barack Obama has warned Syria that using chemical weapons would be a “game changer,” as he faces rising pressure at home and abroad to intervene in the country’s bloody civil war. But speaking Friday, a day after US officials said they suspected the use of the deadly agent sarin in small-scale attacks, Obama […]

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Rescuers on Saturday continued with their efforts at Savar braving rain but said they needed necessary materials including canvass to carry out the work. A 15-minute-long shower drenched the area as the rescue operation was on. Over 300 people have been killed and hundreds of others are feared trapped under the debris of the nine-storey […]

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The photo shows rubble of the collapsed building at Savar. Two owners of a garment factory housed in Rana Plan and two Savar municipality engineers have been remanded over the deadly building collapse. The factory owners have been remanded for 12 days while the engineers for eight days in two cases filed over the tragedy […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be meeting the top leaders of the opposition alliance in the wake of one of the worst industrial disasters in the country, which so far claimed over 300 lives. The nine-storey building Rana Plaza collapsed on Wednesday with thousands of garment workers who were working in the factories inside. BNP’s […]

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 Ganotantrik Bam Morcha, a conglomerate of seven left-leaning parties, on Saturday threatened to enforce a nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal on May 2 if its 9-point demand, including the arrest of the owners of Rana Plaza and garment factories, are not met by Sunday. “We demand that owner of the building (Rana Plaza) Sohel Rana be held […]

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