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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
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Dhaka based International Academy of Film and Media is arranging the first ever week-long Sound Design workshop for...
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Another Bangladeshi was Beaten to Death by Indian BSF at Border

A Bangladeshi cattle trader was beaten to death and two others were wounded by Indian Border Security Force (BSF)...
Mar 5, 2012 by Shafiqul Islam Jibon

Bangladesh! the Next China- Says Experts

Noted brand specialist, also the president of Rise and Rise, Laura Rise said Bangladesh can be the next China or India...
Mar 2, 2012 by Shafiqul Islam Jibon

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Should Seek Apology to Public

What a shame that the Prime Minister of my country brutally says, ‘it is not possible to guard bedrooms of...
Feb 24, 2012 by Shafiqul Islam Jibon

Bangladesh Shocked as Journalists Couple have been Killed Brutally in Dhaka

Well known journalists couple have been killed in Dhaka early Saturday. Sagar Sarwar and his wife, Meherun Runi, both...
Feb 11, 2012 by Shafiqul Islam Jibon
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