Tuesday, April 16, 2024

US journos keen on US cos’ involvement

United States media is interested to know if any American company sourced product from any of the garment factories housed in the ill-fated Rana Plaza that was collapsed on Wednesday morning killing scores of people. During daily press briefings on Thursday and Friday at the US State Department, journalists asked acting deputy spokesperson Patrick Ventrell

Death toll in Savar tragedy climbs to 314

With every tick of the clock, hope is diminishing for those who have remained trapped under the rubbles of the crumbled eight-storey building in Savar. Though the death count rose to 314 till Friday evening, rescuers said it would go up. Maj. Gen. Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardi, GOC of the 9th division, who is coordinating the rescue ... Read more

PM for quick arrest of Savar building owner

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday ordered police to immediately arrest the owner of the collapsed eight-storey Rana Plaza and the proprietors of the garment factories housed in the building in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka. The PM’s directive followed a similar order by home minister MK Alamgir. The death toll on Friday stood ... Read more

Sohel Rana, 5 others responsible for Savar ‘killing’: Probe body

The chief of an inquiry committee and additional secretary of the home ministry, Mainuddin Khandokar, stated that the owner of Rana Plaza, Sohel Rana, and the owners of five garment factories are fully responsible for the Savar tragedy that claimed the lives of over 300 workers and injured more than 2,000. After conducting an inquiry into ... Read more

Nation prays for Savar victims

Muslim devotees across the country on Friday prayed for the salvation of the departed souls of the ill-fated people, who were crashed under collapsed building at Savar and sought early recovery of the hundreds of survivors. The Savar tragic incident that left at least three hundred garments workers killed and about 2,500 injured descended a ... Read more

Tale of survivors of their worst ordeal

Shilpi, a young apparel worker who was trapped for 36 hours under a huge pile of concrete chunks of what was once Rana Plaza in Savar never thought she would ever survive. “Since the collapse of the building on Wednesday morning, I suddenly found myself stuck among the pieces of heavy concrete all around. I ... Read more

Nation prays for ill-fated Savar victims on Friday

Muslim devotees across the country on Friday prayed for the salvation of the departed souls of the ill-fated people, who were crashed under collapsed building at Savar and sought early recovery of the hundreds of survivors. The Savar tragic incident that left at least three hundred garments workers killed and about 2,500 injured descended a ... Read more

Nasim rebukes MKA for ‘ridiculous remarks

A senior leader of the ruling Awami League (AL), Mohammad Nasim, censured home minister MK Alamgir on Friday for making what he said were “irresponsible” remarks on the Savar tragedy, observing that such comments by a responsible minister damage the government’s image. “Please, Mr. Alamgir, don’t make such ridiculous comments for the sake

Ershad demands resignation of MK Alamgir

Chairman of Jatiya Party (JP) HM Ershad on Friday demanded the resignation of Minister for Home Affairs Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir for his “irresponsible statements” over the tragic accident of Savar building collapse that crushed at least 300 garment workers and injured another 2,500. “The statement of the Home Minister that the building collapsed as

Savar tragedy politically motivated: MK Anwar

The main opposition BNP has described the Savar high-rise collapse as a politically motivated incident, in which people were killed in a planned way. “A good number of people, including readymade garment workers, were killed in a planned way in the Rana Plaza collapse incident,” BNP leader MK Anwar said on Friday. The BNP standing ... Read more

Culprits responsible for Rana Plaza collapse must be punished: PM

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina on Thursday unequivocally said those who are responsible for the Rana Plaza collapse in Savar would be given exemplary punishment as such games with the life of the people cannot be tolerated in anyway. “Those who are responsible for the tragic incident must be punished. None ... Read more

Khaleda visits collapsed Rana plaza site

BNP chairperson and opposition leader Khaleda Zia went to Savar on Thursday afternoon and extended her condolence to the people who lost their dear and near ones and who got injured in the building collapse incident that took place on Wednesday morning. The former premier witnessed the trail of devastations caused by the eight-storey building ... Read more

RMG workers protest Savar tragedy

Thousands of readymade garment (RMG) workers of different factories on Thursday took to the street, demanding punishment of those responsible for the collapse of Rana Plaza in Savar. Workers of different factories in Tongi, Boarbazar, Konabari and Joydebpur Chowrasta blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, Dhaka-Tangail highway and Dhaka-Gazipur Road,

Govt, BNP trade charges over Savar tragedy

The government and opposition BNP on Thursday blamed each other for the building collapse in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka a day earlier. Home minister MK Alamgir claimed that a huge number of picketers had attacked the building during the opposition-called hartal, resulting in the collapse of the multi-storied building. “We are probing the ... Read more