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Three people were killed in a clash between the activists of the Awami League and Jamaat-e Islami at Shibganj in Chapainawabganj district on Sunday. The police confirmed the deaths. They are local Jamaat leader Abdul Bashir, 36, and Awami League activists Nasiruddin, 45, and Noor Shahed, 50. The clash took place at Bhabanipur village in […]

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By Abeed Hossain Wednesday April 24th, WASHINGTON, D.C. – A DIVERSE coterie of journalists, academics, and policy professionals, including two Congressmen, two current Ambassadors, three former United States Ambassadors, and one US Senator, convened at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington D.C., to celebrate the first inaugural dinner of the South Asia Journal.  The Publisher […]

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British activists have staged a protest outside flagship store of high street giant Primark in London, demanding compensation for hundreds of workers killed in the collapse of a textile factory in Bangladesh. The shoddily-constructed eight-story structure where low-cost garments were made for Western brands collapsed on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka on Wednesday, leading […]

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Members of intelligence wing of Rapid Action Battalion take Sohel Rana, the owner of nine-storey Rana Plaza in Savar that collapsed Wednesday morning killing a few hundred and injuring hundreds, to a helicopter at Jessore Airport shortly after his arrest in Benapole. Sohel Rana, the owner of the nine-storey Savar building that collapsed four days […]

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  The death toll from the Savar building collapse has risen to 369 as rescue workers recovered 25 more bodies from beneath the rubble of the nine-storey building on Sunday. Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury, additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka district, confirmed the death toll. Of the total, 313 bodies were handed over to their relatives, […]

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The chief of an inquiry committee and additional secretary of the home ministry, Mainuddin Khandokar, stated that the owner of Rana Plaza, Sohel Rana, and the owners of five garment factories are fully responsible for the Savar tragedy that claimed the lives of over 300 workers and injured more than 2,000. After conducting an inquiry […]

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The High Court on Sunday directed the Bangladesh Bank authorities to freeze the bank accounts of the Savar building owner and proprietors of five garment factories housed in Rana Plaza. The court also directed the authorities concerned to pay the salaries and other benefits of workers from their accounts of the six under the supervision […]

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Bangladesh declared their second innings at 291 for nine setting a 400-run target for Zimbabwe in the second innings of the final Test at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. The Tigers were looked quite on the track to pile up a massive lead on resumption of fourth day’s play but stumbled as skipper Mushfiqur […]

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We stand ashamed!

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LAST week was traumatic for most of us in Bangladesh. The big story was the collapse of an eight story building in Savar, in which, so far, 315 garment workers died and thousands were injured. The building owner had been absconding till yesterday. This is not the first time a building has given way or […]

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BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday held government responsible for ‘failing to save’ the lives of garment workers trapped under the debris of Rana Plaza. He made the observation while participating at a human-chain protest programme on Sunday. “There is a humanitarian crisis because the government failed to take measures after the […]

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The Rescue Operation Coordination Committee on Sunday decided to start operation using heavy equipment to rescue those still remained trapped inside the collapsed Rana Plaza at Savar. ‘”We’ve decided to use heavy equipment, including hydrolic cranes to rescue the trapped people,” Major General Hasan Chowdhury Suhrawardi, chairman of the Rescue Operation Coordination Committee and also […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a function, marking the National Legal Aid Day, at Osmani Memoraial Auditorium in the city on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will constitute a separate cell to ensure legal aid to the workers. The cell will work alongside existing Legal Aid Service, she said while […]

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