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Heavy equipment come in for recovery; 7 more bodies recovered Rescuers have pulled out seven bodies from the debris of Rana Plaza in Savar since the beginning of the rescue operation’s second phase using heavy lifting gears. They have found 384 bodies and at least 2,437 survivors in the debris till last night, ISPR and […]

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Monday said the foreign buyers have expressed their concerns over the recent building collapse at Savar that killed over 380 people. Their concerns were conveyed to the exporters association. “The foreign buyers have also expressed their concerns over the recent fire at Tazreen factory and the overall […]

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Sorry Shaheena

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The word “tragedy” falls short in many senses when it comes to the death of Shaheena, a Rana Plaza victim who survived the collapse, but died while waiting to be rescued. Clinging to life for more than 100 agonising hours trapped in the northeast corner of the third floor, she had given the nation something […]

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Jubo League, the youth wing of the ruling Awami League, on Monday dissolved its Savar municipality and upazila unit committees following the deadly collapse of a building owned by a Jubo League leader. Sohel Rana, owner of the nine-story building who was known as the Savar municipality unit senior joint convener of Jubo League until […]

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Having waited for full five days for her husband working at the collapsed Savar building, Ratna Begum has now given up the hope of his return alive. Now all she wants is his body. “Give me a trace of my husband. If it’s not possible to return him alive, please return his body at least. […]

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  Rescuers on Monday brought out the body of Shahina Aktar from the debris of multi-storey commercial building Rana Plaza at Savar, several hours after the rescuers started to save her alive. Fire Service and Civil Defence Director (Operation) Mahbubur Rahman said her body was retrieved around 4:15pm. The rescuers had tried from noon to […]

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DHAKA: BNP Standing Committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed said his party will sit across the table with the government instantly if it makes announcement to hold of the next general election under a non-party caretaker government (CG) oversight. He was addressing a discussion on ‘freedom of press, humanity and Savar tragedy’ organised by Agamir Bangladesh […]

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Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is set to become the country’s first female Speaker. Awami League Parliamentary Board on Monday night unanimously nominated her for the post of Speaker which fell vacant after speaker Abdul Hamid was sworn in as president on April 24. The […]

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The factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 300 people this week is a stark reminder of the risks in the global retail industry’s search for cheap production. But there have been few signs that safety issues and other questionable labor conditions are sending shockwaves through the major Western retailers, their shareholders or the people […]

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 Leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam on Monday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to drive away ‘atheists’ Rashed Khan Menon, Hasanul Haq Inu and AK Khandaker from her boat, or else, they said it will capsize. They also described Shahriar Kabir, Muntasir Mamun, Nasir Uddin Yusuf Bachchu and Imran H Sarker as atheists and demanded that they be […]

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It urges govt to bring all those responsible for Savar tragedy to justice  The opposition BNP has sought permission for holding its May 4 rally at Shapla Chattar in the city’s bustling Motijheel area. “We’ve sought permission for holding our rally at Shapla Chattar. The government had earlier allowed different parties to hold their programmes […]

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Detectives arrest Abdul Khalek, the father of Sohel Rana, from capital’s Moghbazar on Monday. Detectives arrested the father of Sohel Rana, owner of nine-storey Rana Plaza in Savar, in Moghbazar in the capital Monday. Abdul Khalek’s arrest came in the afternoon a day after Rana’s arrest in bordering Benapole area by members of Rapid Action […]

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