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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Charged owners of Bangladesh factory where 112 workers died surrender

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:37pm by AP

    ... Fashions- Delwar Hossain and his wife, Mahmuda Akter- appeared in court for a hearing late yesterday. They are among 13 people facing charges in the case, one of several deadly disasters that have ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police charge 13 over country’s deadliest garment factory fire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:33pm by AFP

    ... in the world’s worst industrial disaster. Bangladesh pledged to clean up the industry after that disaster in April, and more than 100 top Western retailers have signed up to new safety agreements ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Almost 200 workers from Rana Plaza factory collapse still listed as missing

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 10:46pm by GDN

    ... in the way of compensation. More than 1,134 people died in the April 24 disaster, mainly workers making clothes for sale on Western high streets by retailers including Matalan, Primark and other ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh army to end search for disaster bodies

    Posted May 13th 2013, 06:23pm by AFP

    ... over the site to the district administration and we’ll leave for our cantonment by 2.00pm tomorrow,” Alam said, adding that the overall death toll from the April 24 disaster now stands ... depart,” said Colonel Ibne Fazal Shaikhuzzaman. The collapse of the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which housed five separate garment factories, was the worst industrial disaster in Bangladeshi history ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh defends disaster effort as anger grows

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... the building’s owner when he appeared in court. With the death toll from the country’s worst ever industrial disaster now standing at 382, Western retailers offered compensation to the victims of last ... regime in an industry that has a shocking record of disasters. While foreign aid has been a regular feature of rescue efforts following other large-scale disasters, the Bangladeshi government ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hopes fading for survivors at Bangladesh disaster site

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 05:16pm by AGENCIES

    ... from the factory who volunteered to help, were still pouring over the disaster site, gulping air freshener to conceal the overpowering stench of decomposing bodies. We shall use cranes very ... a country where textile workers often earn less than US$40 a month. As outrage over the country’s worst industrial disaster spread at home and abroad, police made a string of arrests on Saturday ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh official panel recommends 76pc garment worker wage hike

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka A Bangladesh official panel recommended on Monday that the government raises minimum wages for garment workers by 76 per cent following a string of disasters ... are frequent in Bangladesh but have gained in intensity since the April collapse of a factory complex that killed 1,135 people in one of the world’s worst industrial disasters. Bangladesh ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Primark extends payouts to Bangladesh factory victims

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 08:25pm by AFP

    ... their immediate hardship, many of whom worked in the supply chain of other brands But it said it the third payment would be given to wider victims of the April 24 disaster on the outskirts of Dhaka, many ... Germany, Belgium and Austria as well as Britain and Ireland. Six months on from the disaster, former workers at the complex have complained that many other retailers have failed to provide any ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Seven die in Bangladesh factory fire

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Sripur, Bangladesh Factory blaze that claimed lives of at least seven people, revives memories of Rana Plaza disaster Fire puts pressure on foreign buyers The remains of a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka after a fire gutted it, killing at least seven people. Firefighters battled through the night to douse the flames. Police said ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh to launch US$24m factory safety campaign

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... garments for lesser-known Western retailers, and have not signed up to safety accords established since the disaster. “We want to bring the number of industrial accidents to a tolerable limit,” ... the country’s worst such tragedy, and revealed unauthorised sub-contracting of orders from Western groups. Many EU retailers have signed up to a new safety accord since the April disaster, pledging ...




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