Act within 48 hours

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to come up with a clear announcement of accepting opposition’s demand for restoring caretaker government system….

With agony, they wait for bodies

Anjana cries with the photo of her missing mother Nasima, a Rana Plaza victim. She has been waiting at Adhar Chandra High School playground in Savar since April 24 when…

Five hundred bodies have been recovered

Ready-made garment industries is one sector in Bangladesh that has flourished because of low labour costs, relatively less investment costs and poor compliance to international standards. When the pioneer ‘Desh…

Rescue goes at slow pace

Eleven days into the country’s deadliest building collapse in Savar, the official rescuers are clueless about how many bodies are still locked in the mammoth concrete wreckage and how long…

Hefajat-e Islam is to lay siege to the capital today

The Qawmi madrasa-based Islamist group Hefajat-e Islam is to lay siege to the capital today. The organisation claimed that it would mobilise several lakh workers and supporters at Amin Bazar,…

The unflinching support of the parliament

It is in this backdrop that we urge our government to start a serious appraisal of our RMG industries. Industrial auditors should be brought in to scan the industry from…

Rescue goes at slow pace

Ready-made garment industries is one sector in Bangladesh that has flourished because of low labour costs, relatively less investment costs and poor compliance to international standards. When the pioneer ‘Desh…