Bangladesh News

Cyclone Shows Cost of Delaying $38 Billion Bangladesh Delta Plan

Mizanur Rahman recalls the last time a major tropical storm hit Bangladesh, when Cyclone Sidr killed more than 3,000 people in 2007. In the aftermath of the destruction, he watched the dead body of a woman being washed ashore by …

Millions Evacuated From India, Bangladesh as Cyclone Nears Making Landfall

Authorities along India’s east coast and neighboring Bangladesh evacuated millions to safer places and shut some factories as the biggest cyclonic storm in two decades makes landfall, causing heavy rain and strong winds in the region. Amphan, now equivalent of …

Lawyer Says Bangladesh Garment Factory Owners Not Liable for Fire

The owner of a Bangladesh garment factory where more than 100 workers died in a fire is not liable for the disaster, and other workers could lose their jobs if he is convicted, his attorney said Monday. Delwar Hossain, managing …

Factory Owners Charged in Bangladesh Garment Factory Fire

Police charged the owners of a Bangladeshi garment factory and 11 employees with culpable homicide Sunday for alleged negligence leading to the death of 112 workers in a raging fire that engulfed the factory last year. It was the first …

Bangladesh Waits for Factory Checks Six Months After Deaths

Six months ago, when 1,127 Bangladeshi workers were killed in the collapse of a high-rise warren of garment factories, international outcry led to pledges by western retailers and the government to set up a large-scale inspection regime and a new …

450 Garment Factory Workers Fall Ill in Bangladesh

About 450 garment workers fell ill during their shifts at a sweater factory near Bangladesh’s capital, and authorities said Thursday the water supply was suspected. Investigators from the government’s health ministry were testing the water at the Starlight Sweater Factory …

Factory Owner Barred From Leaving Bangladesh

The High Court in Bangladesh’s capital asked authorities Sunday to prevent the owner of a garment factory where 112 people died in a fire last year from leaving the country, a lawyer said. The High Court made the request in …

Clothing Chains Grapple With How to Improve Safety

While several foreign clothing chains on Tuesday agreed to a historic pact to improve factory conditions in Bangladesh, U.S. retailers were scrambling to come up with their own safety plans. More than a dozen brands this week announced plans to …

Bangladesh Collapse Search Over; Death Toll 1,127

Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment factory building collapsed, the search for the dead ended Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. The death toll: 1,127. Mohammed Amir Hossain Mazumder, …

Bangladesh Building Collapse Death Toll Nears 350

Police in Bangladesh took five people into custody in connection with the collapse of a shoddily-constructed building that killed at least 348 people, as rescue workers admitted Saturday that voices of survivors are getting weaker after four days of being …