Home » 2013 » May » 02

Talks interest positive: Speaker

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has termed ‘positive’ the interest shown by the government and opposition for dialogue to end political conflict. “It seems both the government and opposition are interested in talks,” she told reporters at her office on Thursday. Chaudhury, the first woman to hold the office, also commended the opposition for withdrawing its […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh is moving quickly to patch up the problems plaguing the garment industry in the wake of the deadliest industrial disaster in its history. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday, she admitted that there were “some problems” but was quick to add that a committee was […]

Continue reading …

The Rana Plaza came crashing down nine days ago and Gopal has been looking for his wife Rita since. He has been staying at Adhar Chandra High School playground in Savar where the recovered bodies were being taken. Holding a leaflet of his missing wife, he broke down in tears yesterday. Nine days into the […]

Continue reading …

 Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Thursday said Hefajat-e-Islam needs to win the mandate of people through election for bringing any change to the constitution of the country. “Contest the election, ensure two-thirds majority by winning votes if you want to change the constitution,” he said pointing at Hefajat’s 13-point demand that involves amendment to […]

Continue reading …

 At the kickoff of a six-figure campaign to elect America’s first female president in 2016, Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock addressed the question on everybody’s mind: Will Hillary Clinton run? “There is one name that seems to be getting mentioned more than others,” Schriock told reporters at the National Press Club Thursday. “We do not […]

Continue reading …

Sohel Rana, owner of the Savar building that caved in on April 24 killing at least 442 people, has said they illegally raised the upper floors against permission to construct a six-storey structure. Both Rana and his father Abdul Khaleq, who is the building owner on papers, also admitted their liability saying they had failed […]

Continue reading …

The government wants BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia herself respond to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s invitation for talks. If the BNP agrees, an official invitation for the dialogue will be sent in the next few days, Awami League spokesperson Syed Ashraful Islam said on Thursday. The LGRD Minister’s remarks came after Hasina earlier in the day […]

Continue reading …

 The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the disposal of a rule issued by the High Court earlier regarding the cancellation of bail to Hall-Mark Group chairman Jesmin Islam within four weeks. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain, came up with the order. Barrister Rokonuddin Mahmud stood for […]

Continue reading …

Ever since a building with garment factories collapsed in Bangladesh last week, killing more than 400 people, Western apparel companies with ties to the country have scrambled to address public concerns about working conditions there. Benetton repeatedly revised its accounts of goods produced at one of the factories, while officials at Gap, the Children’s Place […]

Continue reading …

Missouri State Representative Rick Stream fired off a bizarre e-mail to his House GOP colleagues this week that discusses the dangers of Islam…citing an 1899 quote from former British prime minister Winston Churchill. “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No […]

Continue reading …

Sohel Rana, owner of Rana Plaza, center, seen wearing police-issue body armour and helmet, is escorted for his appearance at the High Court in Dhaka on April 30, 2013. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and J.C. Penney Co. were among retailers sending representatives to a meeting near Frankfurt to discuss allying to improve worker safety in […]

Continue reading …

Relatives mourn as they look for a garment worker, who went missing after the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, outside Dhaka on Thursday. The death toll from the April 24 building collapse in Savar reached 442 on Thursday when the rescuers have continued their drive using heavy equipments. So far 2,868 people […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 3123