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Major Retailers Join Bangladesh Safety Plan

Three weeks after a building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers, several of the world’s largest apparel companies – including the retailing giant H&M and Inditex, owner of the Zara chain — agreed on Monday to sign a far-reaching and legally binding plan that requires retailers to help finance fire safety and […]

Reshma describes her 17-day ordeal She had worked in Rana Plaza for only 22 days before the building came crashing down on her. With just a packet of biscuits and some water Reshma made it out of the rubble alive on Friday, after being trapped in the debris for 17 days. In her first formal […]

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 Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Monday said the people of the country do not want to see the two ladies – Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia – in power any more. Addressing a public gathering at Latifpur in Mithapakur upazila, the JP chief, however, said people want Jatiya Party to form the next government […]

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 Members of Airport Armed Police (AAP) arrested a Bangladeshi passenger from Bahrain and recovered gold weighing 540 tolas from his possession at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday evening. Tipped off, AAP members closely followed Delwar Hossain, 43, at the customs lounge of the airport as he arrived from Bahrain around 7:30 pm by an […]

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The UN envoy assigned apparently to break Bangladesh’s political standoff has insisted that the politicians have to find their own solutions. “Solutions have to be home-grown,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez- Taranco told a crowded press briefing on Monday. He left Dhaka after a four-day hectic parley with the stakeholders. “We don’t […]

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At least 70 families gathered at Adhar Chandra High School playground yesterday holding up photos of their dear ones — the missing Rana Plaza victims. The High Court has directed the government to submit a list of the missing victims of the deadly April 24 collapse. Twenty days into the biggest industrial disaster in the […]

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 Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is going to enforce a daylong countrywide hartal on Tuesday protesting the arrest of its leader AKM Yusuf on charges of crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War in 1971. In a statement, Jamaat acting secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan called the hartal on Sunday. Rafiqul, in another statement on Monday, urged […]

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Some 1,100 cyclone-shelter centres have been kept ready in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar as the cyclonic storm “Mahasen” continues to move towards the country’s coastal belt. This was revealed at a meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday afternoon. Leave of government employees in the […]

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In this undated file image released by the British Health Protection Agency shows an electron microscope image of a coronavirus, part of a family of viruses that cause ailments including the common cold and SARS, which was first identified last year in the Middle East. Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have […]

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He recognises failure to ensure fair price of rice for farmers  Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday said the sectors which have been enjoying the tax holiday facility will enjoy it for another two years up to FY 2015. “The sectors which have been enjoying the tax holiday facility up to this fiscal (FY 13) […]

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Fishing boats are anchored on the coast in Cox’s Bazar, coming back from the Bay with cyclone Mahsen slowly moving towards the country and the Met office issuing danger signal-IV yesterday. The cyclone Mahasen, although according to the Met office is not very strong, has changed its course and may hit Bangladesh coast anytime tomorrow. […]

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Consequences of unreliable polls known to all, he says  Visiting UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco on Monday reiterated the UN call for a meaningful and constructive political dialogue to create conducive conditions urgently to successfully hold election, saying that the ‘time is running out.’ “…the time is running out…the quicker the […]

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