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Bangladesh News

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for 2001 bombing

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali New Year.
In the Media by Kamrul Hasan Khan (AFP)

Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to 45

- Navy divers have recovered 16 more bodies from the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry as the death toll from the disaster rose to 45 with scores more feared drowned, officials said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

At least 29 killed, scores more feared dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster

- Divers battled Friday to recover bodies trapped in the wreckage of a Bangladesh ferry that was sunk by a giant wave, as the death toll from the disaster rose to 29 with scores more feared drowned.
In the Media by Kamrul Hasan Khan (AFP)

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

Bajitpur - A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 12 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.
In the Media by Kamrul Hasan Khan (AFP)

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

Dhaka - A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 12 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.
In the Media by Kamrul Hasan Khan (AFP)

Bangladesh ferry carrying hundreds sinks

Dhaka - A heavily-laden ferry capsized and sank in central Bangladesh on Thursday after being caught in a storm, leaving at least 10 people dead and hundreds more missing, police and officials said.
In the Media by Kamrul Hasan Khan (AFP)

Search for missing plane turns to Bangladesh, if only briefly

Perth - International search teams trying to figure out the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plan to check out a report from an Australian company that says it detected what could be a commercial airliner on the Indian Ocean floor near Bangladesh.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Protests on Dhaka factory disaster anniversary

Dhamrai - Western fashion brands faced pressure Thursday to increase help for victims of the world's worst garment factory accident, as mass protests marked the one-year anniversary of the Bangladesh disaster that cost 1,138 lives.
In the Media by Shafiqul Alam, Kamrul Khan (AFP)

Bangladesh's miracle survivor marries and builds new life

Dhamrai - She was the miracle seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the building collapse. One year on, she has married and found a new job.
In the Media by AFP

Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

Dhamrai - Thousands of Bangladeshis held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of the world's worst garment factory disaster, as Western retailers faced pressure to hike aid for victims of the accident that cost 1,138 lives.
In the Media by Shafiqul Alam, Kamrul Khan (AFP)

Bangladesh opposition chief forced to wait for trial decision

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was given a short reprieve on Sunday, with a court postponing a decision on whether to halt her embezzlement trial that could see her jailed for life if convicted.
In the Media by Shafiqul Alam (AFP)

Bangladesh opposition chief to face corruption trial

Dhaka - Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is to go on trial next month over charges that she and her associates embezzled more than $600,000, a court ruled on Wednesday.The two-time former premier, who boycotted elections in January, will go on trial fr...
In the Media by AFP

Primark to pay $10 million more to victims of Bangladesh factory collapse

British clothes retailer Primark will pay a further $10 million in compensation to victims of the collapse of a Bangladeshi factory last year that killed more than 1,100 people.
In the Media by Emma Thomasson (Reuters)

Reforms slow in Bangladesh's toxic tanneries

Dhaka - Standing knee deep in toxic chemicals, Mokter Hossain loads animal hides into huge drums filled with still more dangerous liquids at a tannery in the Bangladesh capital.Barefoot and sick with fever, Hossain stops every now and then to cough, a legacy o...
In the Media by Kamrul Hasan Khan (AFP)

Retailers launch Bangladesh factory inspection

Dhaka - Safety experts hired by Western retailers such as H&M and Benetton will begin a mass inspection Wednesday of clothing factories in Bangladesh, nearly a year after 1,135 garment workers died in a building collapse.Dozens of fire officers and structu...
In the Media by Shafiqul Alam (AFP)

Bangladesh garment factory owners surrender over deadly fire

Dhaka - Owners of a Bangladesh garment factory were denied bail on Sunday after surrendering to a court which sought their arrest over the country's worst industrial fire that killed 111 workers.
In the Media by Shafiqul Alam (AFP)

At least 11 dead in Bangladesh boat accident

Dhaka - A boat packed with labourers and their children caught fire and capsized in a river in northeastern Bangladesh leaving at least 11 people dead and others missing, police said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Bangladesh top Islamist sentenced to death for arms smuggling

Chittagong - A Bangladesh court sentenced Thursday the leader of the country's largest Islamist party and 13 others to death over a huge 2004 arms smuggling racket, sparking fears of new political unrest.
In the Media by Nurul Alam (AFP)

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as PM in crisis-hit Bangladesh

Dhaka - Sheikh Hasina was sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh's prime minister on Sunday after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.
In the Media by Kamrul KHAN (AFP)

Disputed national election triggers bloody violence in Bangladesh

Dhaka - The scheduled national election in Bangladesh turned violent when thousands of protesters firebombed polling booths across Bangladesh and unleashed a wave of violence in its bid to stop the ruling party from power.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Op-Ed: Bangladesh garment workers get raise but riots go on

Bangladesh is the world's second largest exporter of apparel after China. Cheap wages and lucrative trade deals have made the garment industry the country's main livelihood for millions of people, most of them women.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

After six months, still no help for injured Bangladeshi workers

Dhaka - Hundreds of garment workers who were injured during the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh in April are still awaiting compensation.
In the Media by Kavelle Christie - 2 comments

Another deadly clothing factory fire claims 10 in Bangladesh

Gazipur - Yet another deadly fire has claimed workers in a clothing factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh, a country where garment-making is King and factory owners are Princes.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Over 140 workers fall ill at two Bangladesh garment factories

Dhaka - More than 140 workers, mostly women, fell ill Sunday at two different garment factories in Bangladesh. They all reportedly drank contaminated water, police said.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

TopFinds: Powerful photo from Bangladesh disaster, living on Mars

A compelling photo captures a haunting scene amid the ruins of the collapsed Bangladesh garment factory in Savar. Thousands apply to live in a Mars colony. Talking to Robert Downey Jr. about Iron Man 3. Read on to learn more in this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Survivor found in rubble over 2 weeks after Bangladesh disaster

A survivor has been found in the ruins of the Bangladesh garment factory, which collapsed on Wednesday, 24th April, a day after the building's owner said it would last for a century.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 3 comments

Photo: Haunting final embrace from the Bangladesh factory rubble

Dhaka - The photo captures a haunting scene amid the ruins of the collapsed Bangladesh garment factory in Savar, near Dhaka, an incident killing at least 800 people.The disturbing photo shows two dead victims locked in a final embrace.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

More people die in new garment factory fire in Bangladesh

As the death total in the recent collapse of a Bangladesh clothing factory soars to over 900, another garment factory fire has killed 8 people yesterday.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan

At least 27 dead in Bangladesh blasphemy law rioting

Dhaka - At least 27 people are dead in Bangladesh's capital city after clashes between police and protesters demanding the government enact an anti-blasphemy law that would punish those who defame Islam with death.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

4 arrested in Bangladesh building collapse, hunt on for others

Dhaka - Arrests have begun and the hunt is on for others held responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people as a consequence of the building collapse in Bangladesh, in which some 3,000 garment workers were trapped.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Garment workers take to the streets in Bangladesh.
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Where s the humanity in Dhaka  Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
Taslima Akhter
Where's the humanity in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Does it exist here ? Never.
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The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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The aftermath of a garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
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Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during ba...
Munir Uz Zaman, AFP
Rescuers recover dead bodies through the night at the site where a ferry capsized and sank during bad weather on the Meghna river, in the Munshiganj district, some 50 km south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox s Bazar  Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as ...
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Moheshkhali Buddhist Monastery. Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh prior to Muslim attacks. It is not clear as of posting if this structure is one of the temples destroyed by "offended" Muslims.
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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A group of hijras in a protest in Pakistan
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An aerial view of the Adelaide  Australia  city center is seen  looking southeast.
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An aerial view of the Adelaide, Australia, city center is seen, looking southeast.
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A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin
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Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
Ranadipam Basu
Mirpur cricket ground in Bangladesh
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A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
Abir Abdullah
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
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A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory  after the November 2012 fire.
Salon
A Bangladeshi police official walks around the Tazreen factory, after the November 2012 fire.
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NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken ...
Derek Blackadder
NOTHING NEW: Workers protesting against a fire in a factory that killed over 70 people. Photo taken 2005.
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Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts  shunned by the same families who often sell them to a...
Network Bangladesh
Bangladesh sex workers become social outcasts, shunned by the same families who often sell them to a madam for less then a few hundred dollars.
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A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine  known as Charka. Th...
A woman belonging to Manipuri community is seen working with improvised machine, known as Charka. This device is an integral part of hand loom. Threads are being collected using charka and put into hand loom to weave cloths with exotic ethnic and traditional design. The photo was clicked in a village near Agartala, Tripura. Important to note that Tripura, a tiny North Eastern State of India and surrounded from three sides by Bangladesh, is a heaven for unique ethnic cultures of 19 ancient tribes
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The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can t even manage the calorie intake requir...
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The garment industry in Bangladesh is women-driven. Most can't even manage the calorie intake required to work in such factories with the pittance they are given as wages.
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Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in...
Mindless use of endosulfan to catch fish has endangered marine and human life alike in Manu river in north east India
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Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj distr...
Munir Uz Zaman, AFP
Bangladeshi relatives mourn the victims of a ferry that sank in the river Meghna in Munshiganj district, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Dhaka, on May 16, 2014
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Mangrove swamp, partly underwater image showing the root system. Presumably in Bangladesh.
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