Miller, Zimeray visit Savar victims

US Congress­man George Miller and French Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights François Zimeray Monday visited the victims of the building collapse incident in Savar, who are undergoing treatment at the Enam Medical College Hospital. Miller, a senior member of the US Congress, arrived at the hospital in the morning. He inquired about the treatment

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While Swapna has blank look, Rozina cries

Swapna Akhtar, a young apparel worker and victim of the Savar Tragedy just keeps staring at the sky hour after hour through the window from her hospital bed at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. “She doesn’t want to eat any food; nor does she want to speak to anybody. She just constantly stares at the sky,” her mother-in-law Ankura Begum said of the 21-year-old

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PM receives Tk 10.14cr donation Sunday

More organisations and individuals donated cheques worth over Tk 10.14 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund on Sunday for assisting the families of those killed and injured in the tragic ‘Rana Plaza’ collapse on April 24. PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters that Sheikh Hasina received cheques worth Tk 10,14,40,721 from 38 different organisations

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Burial money of Savar victim looted

Robbers looted the cash given to a family member of a Savar tragedy victim for her burial here in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur, while they were returning home with the body on Saturday early hours, rescued on the 10th day of the accident. The deceased was identified as Khadiza Begum, 30, wife of Younus Ali of Taznagar village under Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur district.

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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 proper compensation

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Savar official likely to lose job for negligence of duties

Kabir Hossain Sarder, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Savar upazila under Dhaka district, is likely to lose his job on charges of gross negligence of his duties as he failed to prevent the collapse of Rana Plaza, which claimed the lives of over 390 workers and injured at least 2,500 others on April 24. The UNO had provided a ‘risk-free certificate’ to the owner of the building,

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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 meeting with US

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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 pal of gloom throughout

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