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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh accuses 17 over Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,130

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:34pm by Reuters

    ... and sparked a global outcry for improved safety standards in the world’s second-largest exporter of ready-made garments. The accused include the parents of Mohammad Sohel Rana- the individual ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... armed with machetes, cleavers and hockey sticks attacked our camp in the early hours," Mohammad Shahjahan said. "They locked up four of our houses from outside and then set them ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh to launch US$24m factory safety campaign

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

    ... a garment factory collapse in April that killed 1,132 people highlighted inadequate safety standards in the industry. The campaign will target factories that operate as sub-contractors or produce ... Labour and Employment Secretary Mikail Shipar said. “There will be zero tolerance to poor working conditions in our factories.” There will be zero tolerance to poor working conditions in our ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Work starts on Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant in Rooppur

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Work starts on US$4b Rooppur nuclear plant Bangladesh has begun work on its first nuclear power plant, which is to have two Russian designed reactors and cost up to US$4 billion. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the foundation stone on Wednesday for the nuclear plant in Rooppur, in the country's northwest. An initial reactor is expected to start ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Charged owners of Bangladesh factory where 112 workers died surrender

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

    ... exposed harsh and unsafe working conditions in Bangladesh's garment industry. A factory collapse in April last year killed more than 1,100 workers. The impoverished South Asian nation earns ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hanging of top Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah triggers Bangladesh violence

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... with international standards, but we’ve also urged all parties and their supporters to express their views peacefully and again, to refrain from violence,” said deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf. Authorities ... with him at the prison hours before the execution, and found him to be “calm”. “He told us that he is proud to be a martyr for the cause of the Islamic movement in the country,” Molla’s son Hasan ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

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

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

    ... identity card on her," said Abu Kashem Mollah, who last saw his daughter Pervin when she left their home to walk to the factory where she and 3,600 others spent 10 hours a day stitching ... how they can properly trace [their relatives]," he said. Most victims were young women from poverty-stricken rural areas who came to Dhaka in search of work. Their relatives ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Fire destroys Bangladesh clothes factory supplying Li and Fung

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... With the factory destroyed, workers stood to lose their jobs, he added. "Now all the workers are at risk of becoming jobless," he said. As many as 18,000 people worked at the factory, its owner, ... gathered, vandalised the factory, set two buildings on fire and blockaded the road, said Mushfiqur Rahman, a manager at Standard Garments, a firm in the building. Police fired shots in the air ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh workers vent fury over building collapse as death toll tops 400

    Posted May 01st 2013, 04:42pm by AFP

    ... for these murders.” The Bangladesh government is also facing foreign pressure to take credible moves to raise safety standards in the garment industry, with the collapse at the Rana Plaza factory complex only ... economy which is powered in large part by the US$20 billion industry. Speaking to parliament on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged employees to return to work and criticised ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh official panel recommends 76pc garment worker wage hike

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

    ... factories and clash with police to demand an increase. The board’s recommendation on Monday must still be adopted by the government. Protests over poor wages, benefits and working conditions ... taka. Unions have been demanding 8,114 taka, saying the proposed rate from factory bosses did not ensure decent living standards nor keep up with inflation. ...




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