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Clashes over Bangladesh protest leave 27 dead

At least 27 people have been killed and dozens hurt after police and Islamist protesters clashed in Bangladesh. Police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a Sunday protest organised by the group Hefazat-e Islam in the capital Dhaka. But there were later running battles throughout Sunday and into Monday in areas across the […]

Sweatshops are great political targets for unions, who have incentives to drive up the price of manufacturing abroad. But better building inspectors is a rare union demand, at least compared to longer break times and higher wages. The casualty count topped 600 in Bangladesh this morning, more than a week after a textile manufacturing complex collapsed […]

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A government committee has suggested that the government should consider the risks before issuing the country’s first ever sovereign bond to raise funds for infrastructure projects from the international money market, officials said. The committee led by Bangladesh Bank deputy governor Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury in its interim report has identified the risks including appreciation […]

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Hefazaat leader forced to leave Dhaka as clashes between anti-government protesters and police continue for second day. The government in Bangladesh has cracked down on protests, taking a television station off-air and transferring the man at the head of the group that instigated the deadly protests out of Dhaka under police escort. Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi […]

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A gruesome accident should make all bosses think harder about what behaving responsibly means THE collapse of an eight-storey garment factory in Rana Plaza on the outskirts of Dhaka on April 24th killed at least 400 people and injured many more. It was probably the worst industrial accident in South Asia since the Bhopal disaster […]

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At least 15 people including three lawmen were killed and over 50 injured when Hefajat-e Islam activists clashed with security forces at Kanchpur in Narayanganj on Monday. The lawmen — nayek subedar Shah Alam, 55, of Border Guard Bangladesh, constable Zakaria, 44, and nayek Firoz Khan, 53, — were beaten to death, Dhaka Medical College […]

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The architect of the eight storey building that collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 500 people, has spoken out for the first time, telling The Daily Telegraph it was planned for shops and offices – but not factories.  Four factories were installed at Rana Plaza regardless – one of which supplied Primark and Bonmarche, […]

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News reports from Bangladesh allege that a series of attacks on demonstrators have taken place, at around 3am today, May 6, 2013. The extent of the injuries and death is difficult to be ascertained at the moment. The Daily Star, a Bangladeshi newspaper, gave the figure of deaths as 5. However, several internet reports have mentioned that the […]

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A tragedy shows the need for a radical improvement of building standards IT WAS South Asia’s worst industrial accident since the Bhopal disaster of 1984, when a gas leak killed at least 3,800 people. In a few terrifying moments on April 24th a building that included a shopping centre and five garment factories collapsed in […]

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হেফাজতের দাবি মতিঝিলে শহীদ ২ হাজার : র্যাব ছাত্রলীগ যুবলীগের পাশাপাশি ভিনদেশীয় বিশেষ বাহিনীও গণহত্যায় অংশ নেয় সোমবার ভোর রাতে রাজধানীর মতিঝিল শাপলা চত্বরে অন্তত ২ হাজার তৌহিদি জনতা শহীদ ও কয়েক হাজার এখনও নিখোঁজ রয়েছেন বলে দাবি করেছে হেফাজতে ইসলাম। স্বরাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী ম খা আলমগীরের নির্দেশে পুলিশ, র্যাব, ছাত্রলীগ, যুবলীগের পাশাপাশি ভিনদেশীয় বিশেষ বাহিনীও গণহত্যায় […]

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Surely we belong to God, and surely to Him we return The tragedy that has befallen the unfortunate souls of the Dhaka garment factory is shocking and betrays the human conscience. Much mourning is under way, as is the clamour for answers, recrimination, justice and transformation. For the record, it is important to outline here […]

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An estimated 2500 Muslim scholars and devotees killed. Thousands injured, hospitalized in critical conditions and thousands arrested. Night completely blackened out to comfortably commit genocide. Media clamped to hide genocide. It is rare in the history of human civilization that a Muslim country’s ruling government can be such fascist, ruthless and brutal to run  a […]

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