- August 27, 2016
Three years after the Rana Plaza disaster, only 31 RMG factories have fully completed the remediation process of improving safety and compliance as per international standards.
Welfare associations have been trying to rehabilitate kids of the victims of the tragic Rana Plaza collapse
Netizens have given vent to their fury in their posts on social networking site Facebook soon after news broke of the murder of Rajshahi University English Department Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique.
The distress faced by thousands of south-bound passengers continued yesterday, as launch owners carried on with a strike for a second day, to realise their 15-point demands. The Bangladesh Water Transport Workers’ Federation (BWTWF) and the Bangladesh Shipping Workers’ Federation (BSWF) went on the strike on Thursday. The 15-point demands include revision of allowances and
Car owners, think again before driving errantly. In the past you – or your chauffeur – might have been able to get away with a simple on-the-spot fine for breaking a rule of the road; but if a proposed bill is passed into law, any traffic law violation will land you straight in jail. Be
Since 2000, as many as 914 cinemas have been closed down, according to Bangladesh Motion Pictures Exhibitors Association. Only 321 cinema halls remain open across Bangladesh. Reasons for the sharp decline in numbers are manifold. Many blame piracy, poor film quality, obscenity, and run-down condition of theatres. “Piracy is one of the main issues,” said
Armed only with sticks, they do the primary policing job risking their lives, and take care of the newborns and the deceased among other tasks in a village. In return, they have always been deceived and discriminated. Their salaries are not paid regularly, and there is no issue of festival allowance at all. Until their
Is nothing sacred anymore? Has privacy lost its sanctity? Why can Pakistan’s prime minister not go to London for an urgent medical check-up, drop in on his tailors Scabal in Savile Row for a fitting, and then treat himself and his acolyte ministers to a lunch at Churchill Hotel, without also being photographed by amateur
In its latest update, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety reports nearly 60,000 RMG factory safety issues have been reported or verified as fixed. While more still needs to be done, it is welcome to see it hail what it calls the “real and meaningful progress,” which is taking place within the Bangladesh garment
Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain spun the Kalabagan Krira Chakra batsmen into a tangled web as local giant Abahani Limited began their Dhaka Premier League mission with a comprehensive seven-wicket win yesterday. In the other matches of the opening day, Mahedi Hasan hammered a scintillating century to propel Gazi Group Cricketers to a thumping 106-run win over
Amnesty International said on Friday that Nigeria’s army killed hundreds of Shia men, women and children last December, but the military dismissed the rights group’s report as hasty, one-sided and biased. Amnesty’s report relates to events in the northern city of Zaria where the army has said the Islamic Movement group in Nigeria tried to
The government may introduce a uniform tax rate on tobacco products irrespective of price range from the next fiscal year making the current basis – the higher the price, the larger the amount of tax paid – obsolete, officials said. The plan comes as the present system is said to have failed in reducing tobacco
What inspired the man who inspires people as a living? What motivated him to leave the security and comfort of an amazing job, to be an entrepreneur? What made him disregard the risks involved and leap into a battle fought by a few? A battle of entrepreneurship; where nothing is certain, yet he wrestled on