World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 25, 2013
Bangladeshi police have arrested the mayor of the town where a garment factory block collapsed killing 1,129 people, for his role in approving the shoddy structure, an officer said today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 26, 2013
Bangladesh authorities on Wednesday shut down an eight-storey factory complex after cracks appeared in a wall, triggering panic among thousands of garment workers who feared the building would collapse, police and officials said.
World | Associated Press | Monday June 10, 2013
Bangladesh has suspended seven inspectors it accuses of negligence for renewing the licenses of the five garment factories in a building that collapsed in April, killing more than 1,100 people.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 9, 2013
Bangladesh on Sunday suspended seven safety inspectors after they rubber-stamped operating licences for factories that later collapsed in the nation's worst industrial disaster, the labour secretary said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 1, 2013
US retailers have tapped two former senators to lead a plan to improve safety in Bangladesh after a massive factory collapse, but activists on Friday called the effort a public relations stunt.
World | Reuters | Monday May 27, 2013
International garment buyers, particularly those in the United States, have a crucial role to play in ensuring the safety of Bangladesh's garment workers, a senior government official said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 22, 2013
Mamun was hailed a hero for pulling survivors from the ruins of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory complex but now he struggles to sleep, haunted by the memory of sawing off a young woman's hand.
World | Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013
A committee investigating a deadly collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh will recommend that nine people detained in connection with the disaster be sentenced to life in prison, the panel's chief said on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 20, 2013
Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers Monday as they demanded a wage hike at a protest in a manufacturing hub outside the capital Dhaka.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 17, 2013
Hundreds of garment factories in a Bangladesh manufacturing hub reopened Friday, days after they were closed down due to unrest sparked by the country's worst industrial tragedy, employers said.
World | Reuters | Thursday May 16, 2013
Bangladesh will reopen more than 300 garment factories on Friday, ending a three-day forced closure due to worker protests over pay and working conditions after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 people.
World | Reuters | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc stepped up Bangladesh factory inspections while US and European retailers pursued separate accords to try to prevent another disaster in a garment industry where more than 1,200 workers have died in the past six months.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 14, 2013
Bangladesh plans to take over the site of the collapsed nine-storey building which killed 1,127 people and convert it into a rehabilitation centre for the victims, a minister said on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 13, 2013
Bangladesh's army announced today that it was wrapping up its search for bodies following last month's collapse of a garment factory complex, saying that it now believed a total of 1,127 people were killed.
World | Associated Press | Monday May 13, 2013
Bangladesh's government plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers after the deaths of more than 1,100 people in the collapse of a factory building focused attention on the textile industry's dismal pay and hazardous working conditions.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 12, 2013
The death toll from the collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose to 1,125 on Sunday after 15 more bodies were found in the rubble overnight, 19 days after the disaster struck.
World | Reuters | Saturday May 11, 2013
As hope faded of finding any more survivors of Bangladesh's factory collapse, Reshma Begum's family cherished one modest prayer: that hers would be the next body to be excavated from the rubble so they could at least give her a decent burial.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 11, 2013
Bangladeshi doctors treating a "miracle" survivor pulled from ruins of a collapsed building after 17 days said Saturday she was doing "great" and had been reunited with her family.
World | Associated Press | Friday May 10, 2013
The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the i...
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday May 8, 2013
The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster exceeded 800 on Wednesday as rescuers pulled out dozens more bodies from the rubble of a nine-storey building that collapsed outside Dhaka last month.