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Bangladesh RMG: Global chain of profit and deprivation

Unlimited greed and political power, along with global inhuman system of injustice, created monsters that actually killed more than a thousand workers in Bangladesh. The cruel death of workers is in fact a reflection of the cruel lives millions face everyday. The system, profiting from the repression, insecurity, and deprivation of workers, created the risk […]

Punishment likely to be lower for confession  Bangladesh national Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis , now detained in the USA for his alleged plot to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan, is awaiting the verdict which is scheduled to be delivered on May 30. The degree of punishment is likely to be lower […]

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I think we would all agree that wages in Bangladesh are shockingly low: those textile workers are getting $40 a month or so for very long hours in what we know to be dangerous conditions. I’m equally sure that we’d all like such wages to be higher: and the problem comes as we try to […]

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Adhir Das does not mourn his wife anymore. He has lost his job. His eldest daughter 18-year-old Arati has been taking treatment at a hospital with her right leg cut off. At home, his three children — Lovely, 9, Lucky, 7, and Akhi, 2, await their father to get food for them. “God only knows […]

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The police are keeping Jatiya Party leader Syed Mohammad Kaiser, a war crimes suspect, under surveillance at the Apollo Hospital in the city. “Law enforcers have been keeping a close watch on Kaiser since Thursday night. They won’t let the suspect evade his trial at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) over his involvement in crimes […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said local and international quarters were involved in conspiracies to topple her government in the May 5 Hifazat-e Islam rally at Motijheel. “We were threatened on May 4 that we wouldn’t find a way to escape and the Hifazat was thrust in on the next day,” Hasina said at the […]

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Says BBC report quoting his confession to Indian magistrate Indian documents do not support the reported personal statement of Shukharanjan Bali from Kolkata jail that he was pushed into Indian territory by Bangladeshi security agencies, reports BBC Bangla Service. Examining documents of Indian court verdict and records of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) and police […]

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The chief factory inspector’s office had granted licences to four garment factories at Rana Plaza and renewed those every year since 2008 though the factory floors of the nine-story building were built illegally and the units lacked safety standards. Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) authorities had also issued fire licences to the factories and […]

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 People in the country’s coastal districts have heaved a sigh of relief as Mahasen caused less damage than feared though some coastal districts, particularly Patuakhali, Bhola and Barguna, bear the brunt of its strike. Nineteen people were killed and several thousand houses damaged as the tropical storm buffeted the country’s coastal regions before heading towards […]

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The Obama administration may strip Bangladesh of import breaks following deadly accidents in the country’s textile industry, another sign of the pressure building on the southeast Asian nation to improve labor conditions, USA-based newspaper The Washington Post reported on Friday. The move was prompted partly by a fire late last year that killed 112 people […]

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BNP standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah on Friday alleged that the government is playing tricks over dialogue fearing its debacle in the next general election if it is held under a non-party government. “The Prime Minister has come up with the call for talks. Now they (govt) have resorted to ploy over the […]

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 Although crimes like robbery, theft, violence against women and repression on children showed a downtrend across the country in the first quarter of the current year compared to the corresponding period last year, the incidents of murder, dacoity and kidnapping marked a rise during the period this year. Sources at the Police Headquarters said a […]

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