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  • The road from Rana Plaza

    The road from Rana Plaza

    Three years on, the scale of the pain caused by the Rana Plaza tragedy remains as shocking as ever. Among the hundreds of RMG workers who survived the factory collapse that killed 1,135 people on April 24, 2013, three fifths still suffer serious physical and psychological after-effects. Around half are unemployed and less than one

  • Lest we forget

    Lest we forget

    April 24, 2013 was a watershed moment for the RMG industry, not just in Bangladesh, but globally. The needless deaths in the Rana Plaza disaster which killed 1,135 workers and injured over 2,500 people, showed once and for all that the garment industry has to reform. For too long, the global garment supply chain has

  • Shaping up your work life

    Shaping up your work life

    The first step in developing career goals is to assess your own personal characteristics – your skills and interests, likes and dislikes, and your strengths and weaknesses. You may then match your “profile” to a specific job or career goal. People tend to fall into their careers and then gravitate towards the roles that fits

  • Bank recap fund in budget to be halved in FY17

    Bank recap fund in budget to be halved in FY17

    The government is going to reduce the bank recapitalisation fund by 50% in next fiscal year’s budget while an amount of Tk3,000 crore has already been decided to be cut from the current allocation. According to a Finance Division preliminary decision, recapitalisation funds will be reduced to Tk2,500 crore as an amount of Tk5,000 crore

  • Only 31 RMG factories upgraded in 3 years

    Only 31 RMG factories upgraded in 3 years

    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. According to the latest information, a total of 3,768 RMG units have been inspected by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety,

  • UP polls end amid violence

    UP polls end amid violence

    Violence, staffing and intimidation marred the third phase voting in the Union Parishad elections across the country yesterday. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad however claimed that the elections were comparatively peaceful. He further said the extent of irregularities and violence was less than that of the two other phases of voting conducted earlier to

  • GOP nomination rules: A loophole here, a loophole there

    GOP nomination rules: A loophole here, a loophole there

    That’s one rules oddity that became clear last week as the 168 members of the Republican National Committee and top party functionaries met in beachside splendor to discuss the GOP’s messy search for a consensus presidential candidate. Three months from now, the 2,472 delegates to the party’s nominating convention in Cleveland will have to decide

  • Soumya eyeing turnaround

    Soumya eyeing turnaround

    Soumya Sarkar’s last memory of the Dhaka Premier League was to see Prime Bank Cricket Club to their maiden title with 97 against Abahani on the last day of the 2014-15 tournament, and then an hour or so later he was named in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad. He had scored 615 runs in 15 matches

  • RU teacher Rezaul Karim killed

    RU teacher Rezaul Karim killed

    Suspected Islamic extremists yesterday morning hacked to death Rajshahi University’s English department teacher Prof AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique, the fourth teacher of the institution to be killed in a decade. Well-known for his enthusiasm for music and literary works, Prof Rezaul was hacked with machetes by two assailants on motorcycle in an alley near his

  • He was generous, cultural minded

    He was generous, cultural minded

    A professor of the English department at Rajshahi University, Rezaul Karim Siddique was a kind man, who loved to play numerous musical instruments. Prof Rezaul was an expert in playing the sitar. He also established a music school at his residence in Dorgamaria of Baghmara area of Rajshahi. He used to manage the school activities

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