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Rana Plaza

Workers of 6 Savar units demonstrate for payment

Eid Bonus, Arrears at RMG Factories

Workers of 6 Savar units demonstrate for payment

Workers of six garment factories of Savar demonstrated yesterday for arrears and Eid-ul-Fitr bonus as the factory authorities are yet to pay them even though the festival is just two to three days away. Workers of SMN Sweater (Pvt) Ltd in Mozidpur demonstrated on the factory premises for the fourth consecutive day demanding salaries...

What would Bangladesh want to erase?

WE regret to inform you that we are no longer able to show you the following pages from your website in response to certain searches on European versions of Google,” says Google. In May, a European Union's top court ruled that individuals have a “right to be forgotten.” Right after that order Google has been receiving 1,000 requests per day for the removal of search result links. So far Google has received 70,000 erasure requests for over 250,000 web...

Finally, Rana on ACC charge sheet

Finally, Rana on ACC charge sheet

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has finally included Sohel Rana in the charge sheet of the case filed for erecting Rana Plaza violating building code. The ACC today approved the charge sheet of the case field on June 15 with Savar police station bringing allegation that the accused in league with each other had built Rana Plaza violating Bangladesh National Building Code that collapsed last year killing at least 1,135 people. Rana was not included in the case which was filed against Savar municipal mayor, Rana's parents and 14 others. "During investigation, several of the accused stated that Rana had exercised influence for constructing the faulty building and setting up garment factories illegally...

CID asked to submit Rana Plaza probe reports by Aug 13

CID asked to submit Rana Plaza probe reports by Aug 13

  A Dhaka court today asked Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit probe reports before it by August 13 in two cases filed in connection with Rana Plaza building collapse that killed at least 1,135 people and maimed scores. The Guardian picks up on 7 big European governments pushing brands to sign #RanaPlaza Accord #OECDrbc...

'Cry for help' found stitched into Primark £10 dress

'Cry for help' found stitched into Primark £10 dress

Primark, a British-owned Irish clothing retailer, is poised to investigate after a shopper claimed that she found a label stitched inside a dress drawing attention to exploitative work conditions, reports UK daily The Independent. Rebecca Gallagher, 25, claim that a £10 (around Tk 1,317) dress that she purchased from a Primark store in Swansea...

Rana Plaza Building Code Violation

ACC sues Savar mayor, 16 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued the Savar municipal mayor and 16 others for allowing the construction, in violation of the building code, of Rana Plaza that collapsed last year killing at least 1,135 people. It, however, did not bring charges against Sohel Rana, who had been responsible for the building management, since he did not own the piece of land in Savar on the outskirts of the capital and had not made any formal appeal seeking approval for the building,...

BUILDING CODE VIOLATION AT RANA PLAZA

ACC sues Savar mayor, 16 others

ACC sues Savar mayor, 16 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission today sued the Savar municipal mayor and 16 others for allowing the construction of Rana Plaza in violation of the National Building Code. It however spared Sohel Rana, owner of the building, which collapsed more than a year ago killing over 1,135 people in Savar on the outskirts of the capital,...

Building Code Violation at Rana Plaza

ACC to sue Savar mayor, 16 others

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday gave the approval for suing the mayor of Savar Municipality and 16 others for allowing the construction of Rana Plaza in violation of the National Building Code. The ACC probe found that the nine-storey Rana Plaza, which collapsed on April 24 last year killing at least 1,135 people at Savar on the outskirts of the capital, was not approved by the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) though obtaining the approval was mandatory. ACC Director Wing Commander Tahidul Islam...

ACC to sue 17 for Rana Plaza collapse

ACC to sue 17 for Rana Plaza collapse

The Anti-Corruption Commission will file a case against Savar Municipal Mayor Md Refatullah and 16 others for allowing construction of Rana Plaza building violating national building code. The ACC approved the filing of the case more than a year after the collapse of the building that killed at least 1,135 people, mostly readymade garment...

Release factory inspection reports

Release factory inspection reports

Human Rights Watch today called upon Bangladesh government to make public the findings of its safety inspections at garment factories. Reports should be published in Bangla as well as English so that they are accessible to workers, the New York based rights organisation said in a report. “Efforts to make the Bangladesh garment industry safer...

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