Thursday, February 22, 2024

Owners to blame for Rana Plaza killings

The inquiry committee formed by the home ministry has termed the collapse of the nine-storied Rana Plaza, in Savar, “a killing caused by sheer negligence”, and recommended trial under Section 304 which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, and section 34 of the penal code, for those responsible for the tragedy of April 24 ... Read more

Death toll reaches 819

The death toll from the Rana Plaza collapse reached 819 on Wednesday as rescuers were still recovering bodies in the second phase of rescue operation that began on April 29 with heavy equipment. Seventy-five bodies were recovered between midnight past Tuesday and 9:00pm on Wednesday, according to the district administration control room.

Savar tragedy: Govt team goes to US May 13 to save GSP

In an effort to ensure the continuation of GSP facilities of Bangladeshi products in the US market, a government delegation, led by Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque, will travel to Washington on May 13 for holding talks with stakeholders including officials of the United States Trade Representative. The decision was taken on Tuesday at a meeting ... Read more

PKSF to participate in the rehabilitation of Savar tragedy victims

Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) will provide support to rehabilitate the victims of the Savar tragedy and their children. PKSF will collect necessary information to prepare a plan for rehabilitation within two weeks. PKSF chairman Prof. Dr Kazi Khaliquzzaman Ahmed disclosed this at a discussion with the reporters at PKSF bhaban at Agargaon in the ... Read more

Savar death toll rises to 610

Rescue teams on Sunday recovered 53 more bodies from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building which collapsed on April 24, taking the death toll in the Savar tragedy to 610. According to Army sources, 480 bodies have been identified so far and handed over to victims’ families while 26 have been kept in Adhorchandra ... Read more

ILO against boycotting of Bangladeshi RMG

Against the backdrop of the Savar tragedy, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) voiced its opposition against boycotting of Bangladeshi readymade garments by the international buyers. “I want to make a plea to resist the temptation for boycott or sanction. We have to keep that away from the situation provided that we act and we act ... Read more

Savar death toll rises to 554

Rescuers sifting through the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza, on Saturday, recovered 20 more bodies from the debris, and, with this, the death toll from the tragic incident rose to 554. The tragedy struck the eight-storey building on April 24. Recounting the search operation, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station Asaduzzaman, on Saturday, said ... Read more

ILO pushes for a roadmap today

Visiting Deputy Director General (DDG) for Field Operations and Partnerships, International Labour Organisation (ILO) Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo said here on Friday that they are expecting a way forward after Savar tragedy and a roadmap will be there by Saturday to address safety issues. “I’m looking forward in a very positive way. We’ve to consider this ... Read more

Ershad demands compensation for Savar victim families

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad on Friday demanded due compensation to the affected families of those killed in the Savar building collapse as well as treatment and rehabilitation of the injured. “We have to take highest state of alert to prevent recurrence of such heart-rending incident. The government has to make arrangement for ... Read more

Savar mayor suspended, UNO withdrawn

Eight days after the Rana Plaza building collapse, at least eight people, including Savar municipality mayor, its councillors and engineers of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakhya (RAJUK), have been suspended. The decision was taken following a report filed by the probe committee formed by the LGRD ministry. The suspended people are: Savar municipality mayor Md Refayetullah,

Retailers rethink their role after Savar tragedy

In the wake of the worst ever building collapse in Savar that killed over 400 hundred garment workers and injured hundreds of others, some Western retailers doing business with Bangladesh moved quickly to address their public concerns about the working conditions in the country, reports the New York Times. In an article published in the ... Read more