Thursday, February 29, 2024

Govt provides medicine and financial help to injured garment workers: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government has taken all possible measures for treatment of the garment workers who suffered serious injury in the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar. “So far, a total of 1,596 people have received treatment at different hospitals in the city. Of them, 21 seriously injured workers lost ... Read more

Bangladesh worker deaths may change US buying habit: Harris Poll

About 70 per cent of Americans have heard of the Rana Plaza collapse in Savar that killed over a 1,000 people, and for some it means they will probably buy fewer goods made in Bangladesh, according to a US poll report. Among those who learned of the deaths, 39 per cent said they would probably ... Read more

From West, long road seen on Bangladesh safety

Bangladesh’s massive building collapse has horrified Western nations that buy its garments, but industry players expect incremental progress at best in encouraging better factory conditions. Initiatives by governments, corporations and unions to impose more stringent safety rules in Bangladesh have made little headway for years, although activists are hoping

Kaikobad to be buried with state honour

The mortal remains of Mohammad Ejajuddin Chowdhury Kaikobad, a volunteer who suffered serious burn injuries during the rescue operation at the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar would be laid to rest with state honour on Tuesday (today). Kaikobad, 35, passed away at a Singapore hospital around 10:55pm (Bangladesh time) on Saturday, struggling for life for ... Read more

Two more bodies found, death toll reaches 389

Two more bodies were recovered from the debris of the collapsed eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Savar on Tuesday morning. With this, the death toll rose to 389, Dhaka district deputy commissioner Md Yusuf Harun said. Nearly 111 hours after the Rana Plaza had collapsed, the second phase of the rescue operation using heavy equipment ... Read more

Savar death toll touches 397, four rescued on 5th day

Rescue operations in Rana Plaza at Savar continued for the fifth day on Sunday as rescuers found some survivors inside the nine-storey building that collapsed on Wednesday morning. The death toll in the tragedy rose to 397 on Sunday evening. In total, 2,437 people were rescued so far from the building, including the four, who ... Read more

PM visits Savar victims in hospitals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the Orthopedic Hospital here today (Sunday) to enquire about the condition of the Rana Plaza building collapse victims undergoing treatment at the hospital. She talked to the injured persons and the doctors of the hospital. Hasina directed the doctors and others concerned to ensure complete treatment of the 48 victims ... Read more

Demo in front of BGMEA for trial of culprits of Savar tragedy

Members of different professional groups, including teachers and students staged a demonstration in front of the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturing and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building pressing demands for the trial of the Rana Plaza owner and the owners of the factories in the building that collapsed in Savar on Wednesday killing over 300 workers. They also ... Read more

Savar death toll crosses 350; many still trapped

After the passage of 80 hours since the tragic collapse of the 8-storey Savar building that housed nearly 5,000 workers of five garment factories, rescuers, on Saturday, were able to rescue 26 people, thus negating the perception that no one would be able to survive for 72 hours inside the debris. Besides, some of those ... Read more

Irate RMG workers clash in Dhaka, Chittagong

Thousands of irate readymade garments (RMG) workers went berserk and clashed with law enforcement personnel in the capital, Savar, and in the port city of Chittagong, on Saturday. Five people sustained bullet injuries and some 20 others were wounded, when police fired shots on agitating garment workers, near Rana Plaza at Savar,

BNP sees govt plot to save Savar accused

BNP, on Saturday, accused the government of plotting to help Sohel Rana, owner of the collapsed building at Savar, to flee the country. “The government is hatching a plan to save Rana. Awami League is trying to shift the people’s attention on this, by holding the opposition party responsible for the tragedy that claimed over ... Read more

Hopes fade for finding alive the missing

As the rescue operation continues for more trapped victims of Savar tragedy from the rubble of infamous Rana Plaza, hopes fade for finding them still alive. Till Saturday – the fourth day since the eight-storey Rana Plaza on the outskirts of Savar collapsed – over 1,000 people were still missing, according to several