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Dhaka Tribune

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Update : 24 Apr 2014, 02:47 AM

When all hell broke loose

Exactly a year ago on April 24, residents of Savar, a crowded industrial suburb 20km away from Dhaka, began their usual working day in the morning.

It was a little different from any other summer morning because of several thousand anxious readymade garment workers. That morning, they were hesitant about beginning their day’s work in the apparel factories housed in the Rana Plaza.

In just a year, tens of millions of people around the world got familiar with the name Rana Plaza because of its horrific collapse on April 24, 2013.

Life has not been the same for all

For Reshma, who survived a 17-day nightmare under the rubbles of Rana Plaza, media spotlight has fetched a comfortable life.

But badly ignored Sultana and Shanenur, who were equally traumatised by the deadly collapse, had to choose prostitution for a living.

Charge sheet sees no light in one year

One year has elapsed since the Rana Plaza building at Savar collapsed but the investigators are yet to finalise charge sheets in three out of five cases in connection with the disaster.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sought time extension from court time and time again.

Teesta water flow starts lessening again

The water flow of the Teesta River marked a fall again yesterday after a dramatic increase on Tuesday.

According to Bangladesh Water Development Board, the river flow was recorded at 1242 cubic feet per second (Cusec) at Dalia point near

Committee formed to probe Otobi fire

Furniture manufacturer Otobi yesterday shut down its fire-ravaged factory in Savar, while the Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) authorities formed a three-member committee to probe the incident.

Factory authority put up a notice in front of its gate announcing the closure, while Sheikh Mohammad Rasel, assistant superintendent of police of Savar circle, told the Dhaka Tribune that additional forces have been deployed at the factory to prevent any looting.

Bengal warehouse catches fire

A fire broke out in a warehouse of the Bengal Group in the Capital's Tejgaon industrial area on Wednesday afternoon. Seven fire-fighting units brought the blaze under control at 6pm.

HC rejects Khaleda’s plea

The High Court has rejected the petitions filed by the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to annul a lower court order indicting her in two corruption cases.

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