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,

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Home minister orders arrest of Rana Plaza owner

Owner of the Rana Plaza and those who kept their factories running there on Wednesday, ignoring the restrictions on it, would be arrested on criminal charges, Home Minister Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir has told an inter-ministerial meeting on Thursday evening. Already the home ministry has given the directive to arrest them, the minister informed the meeting.

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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 matter

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FBCCI postpones confce due to Savar tragedy

Urges businessmen to come forward with financial help for injured workers
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Thursday urged the business community to come forward with all kinds of assistance including financial support for the better treatment of the workers injured at the deadly building collapse in Savar.
FBCCI, the apex trade body of the country, also urged

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123 killed as building collapses at Savar

National mourning today
At least 123 people, mostly female apparel workers, were killed and more than a thousand injured as a eight-storey building housing five apparel units and a shopping mall collapsed on a
bordering building at Savar on Wednesday morning.
With several hundred more believed to have been

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President, PM, Oppn leader shocked

President-elect Md Abdul Hamid Advocate, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Wednesday expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in the tragic building collapse at Savar on the outskirt of the capital on Wednesday morning. Hamid asked the authorities concerned to put in all-out efforts in the rescue operation

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Nation to mourn Savar tragedy Thursday

The nation will observe national mourning on Thursday following the tragic building collapse near Savar bus stand on the outskirt of the capital on Wednesday morning that left over a hundred people dead and many more injured. “The nation will observe mourning on Thursday following the huge loss of lives in building collapse in Savar

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EU, US, Japan shocked at Savar tragedy

The European Union, The United States and Japan have expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in the collapse of a commercial building in Savar on Wednesday morning.
Heads of missions of EU countries in Bangladesh and US Ambassador Dan Mozena, in separate statements, offered condolences to the families of the victims in the tragedy. “We are greatly

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BNP calls off hartal after Savar building collapse

The BNP-led opposition has withdrawn its hartal to accelerate rescue operations at the eight-storey building that collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Wednesday morning.
Shamsuzzaman Dudu, adviser to BNP chief Khaleda Zia, made the announcement at a press conference, at the party’s Naya Paltan office on Wednesday afternoon. The 18-Party Alliance

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Savar collapse: Tough steps against people responsible: MKA

The building housing several garment factories in Savar that collapsed on Wednesday, killing over 80 people, mostly workers and injuring more than 600 was not constructed following rules and regulations. “It did not have permit from the concerned authority to construct it. We will bring those responsible for it to justice so that no one in future

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Army to continue rescue: Savar GOC

Major General Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardi, BB., GOC of the Savar based 9th Division said that the army would continue the rescue operation as long as a single survivor remained inside the collapsed building. Talking to the media near collapsed 8-storiey building on Wednesday morning, he also mentioned that prime minister Sheikh Hasina

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PM thanks opposition for lifting strike

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday thanked the main opposition party BNP for withdrawal of their strike in Dhaka district and Dhaka metro area after a multi-storied building collapsed at Savar bus stand on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday morning. “I thank the opposition party
for lifting their strike in Dhaka. The rescue

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