Friday, April 19, 2024

Buyers commit to help prevent Savar-like incidents

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC), a Canadian association representing more than 40,000 stores of all retail formats, has expressed its commitment to working with its members and the international community to drive change in Bangladesh to help prevent incidents like the Savar tragedy. Offering sincere condolences to the victims of the Savar tragedy and ... Read more

Savar tragedy overshadows Int’l Dance Day

This year’s International Dance Day celebrations programme was short and not much coulourful like the previous years. The Savar tragedy that took life of about 400 apparel workers and injured thousands affected the charm of this year’s programme and the organisers modified the schedule. Perhaps this is for the first time that dance organisations observed ... 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

US keen to help Savar victims

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed on Tuesday said, the US government has expressed their interest to help rehabilitate the victims of Savar building collapse. “We are yet to discuss about the foreign assistance regarding the Savar tragedy. We will receive foreign aid after the government’s decision,” he told reporters after a ... Read more

Suranjit wants speedy trial for Sohel Rana

Ruling Awami League leader and minister without portfolio Suranjit Sengupta on Tuesday urged the government to complete the trial of Sohel Rana, owner of collapsed Rana Plaza, under the Speedy Trial Tribunal Act instead of taking him on remand. “The government stance has been clear with the prompt arrest of Rana. Now it should complete ... Read more

None should be spared for Savar tragedy: BNP

BNP standing committee member Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain on Monday asked the government to ensure punitive measures against those responsible for the building collapse in Savar. He said the ruling party should not opt for a “political hogwash” by arresting only the owner of the building. He was addressing a press conference at the party’s Naya ... Read more

Strike at educational institutions today

Leftist student organisations platform Progressive Students’ Alliance will enforce today a strike in all educational institutions across the country, demanding capital punishment of the owners of garment factories at Rana Plaza of Savar. They will boycott classes and examinations between 11:00am

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