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Savar death toll may shoot up

525 bodies recovered so far; rescuers see many bodies as they dig through debris Johra Begum breaks down in tears after the body of her sister Momtaj was identified at Adhar Chandra High School playground in Savar yesterday. Momtaj was a victim of the Rana Plaza disaster. The death toll in the Rana Plaza disaster […]

 Finance Minister AMA Muhith downplayed the impact of last week’s factory-building collapse, saying he didn’t think it was “really serious” hours after the 500th body was pulled from the debris. During a visit to the Indian capital, New Delhi, Muhith on Friday said the disaster would not harm Bangladesh’s garment industry, which is by far […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she has no reservations about a ‘compromise’ with the opposition on an all-party interim government to oversee the general election but insisted that the balloting must be held in a democratic manner. With the statement at a press conference on Friday evening, Hasina in effect again ruled out the […]

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The Walt Disney Company told licensees and vendors to halt production in “highest-risk countries” like Bangladesh and Pakistan. The Walt Disney Company has stopped production of branded merchandise in Bangladesh, in response to the spate of fatal factory accidents last fall. The company sent a letter in March to vendors and licensees to transition production […]

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Commercial banks will constitute a Tk 1 billion fund to extend financial support to the families of the Savar building collapse victims. President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed made the announcement at a press briefing at the Federation building in the capital on Friday. At […]

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 Environment and Forest Minister Hasan Mahmud on Friday urged Hafajat-e-Islam to withdraw its Dhaka Siege Programme on May 5 to help complete the rescue operation at Rana Plaza in Savar smoothly. “Hefajat should withdraw its programme to lessen the public sufferings”, he said addressing a discussion organised by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote Dhaka Divisional unit at […]

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Bangladesh ran through the Zimbabwean batting line up as they beat the hosts by a comprehensive margin of 121 runs in the first ODI at Bulawayo on Friday. Pacer Ziaur Rahman led from the front, picking up a 5-wicket haul. He was presented with the Man of the Match award. Shafiul Islam collected 3 wickets, […]

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Thanks media, people for helping continue rescue work at collapsed Savar building Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the BNP-led 18-party alliance and Hefajat-e Islam to postpone their rally and Dhaka siege programmes considering the sufferings of the Savar tragedy victims and their relatives. She made the call during a […]

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Indian company buys out Warid’s remaining 30pc stake Bharti Airtel will acquire the remaining 30 percent stake held by Warid in Airtel Bangladesh Ltd. In January 2010, Airtel acquired a 70 percent stake from Warid in the Dhaka-based company and renamed it Airtel Bangladesh. “The agreement and consequent transactions will be effective, subject to the […]

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Foreign investment in the stockmarket declined in April for the second month due to the overcast state of the market. In April, foreign investment dropped 19 percent from the previous month to Tk 73.40 crore, according to data from the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Foreign investors bought shares worth Tk 119.62 crore and sold stocks worth […]

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This Thursday photo shows relatives of missing Savar victims holding photos of their near and dear ones on ninth day after the Rana plaza collapsed. The death toll rises to 511 on Friday noon. Death toll from nine-storey Rana Plaza collapse reaches to 511 on Friday noon as rescuers pulled 63 more bodies out of […]

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