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Savar rescue ends Tuesday

RMG Desk Army official Col Ibne Sajal Sayekhuzzaman told a news briefing on Monday that the army would hand over responsbility of the collapsed Rana Plaza to the district administration by 6pm Tuesday. The salvage operation is on its last leg, he said. Until Monday afternoon, 1,127 bodies have been pulled out of the collapsed highrise. Many were still waiting ... Read More »

Unsafe RMG factories to face closure

943 units found defective The social compliances forum on readymade garments industry has found 943 garment factories defective, which have not properly installed fire safety system and the working environment. The Forum found 243 factories without fire safety compliances while 700 have no right working environment in place. Members of the forum which is being set up by the ... Read More »

Minimum wage board for RMG workers soon, says minister The government was going to formulate a minimum wage board for the readymade garment workers very soon, Textiles and Jute Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui said on Sunday. “The new salary scale for the workers will be effective enacted from May 1, 2013,” he told reporters after a meeting with the factory owners and members of workers’ federation at the ... Read More »

Factory fire scare injures 25 in N’ganj At least 25 workers were injured in a fire panic at a knitting factory at Borpa in Rupganj upazila on Saturday. Fire service sources said a fire mock-drill was being held on the third floor of Antim Knitting Factory housed in a six-storey building at Borpa near Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in the area. When fire alarm rang at about 9:30 ... Read More »

Reshma hits world media

 Desk Report Rescuers pulled a woman on Friday from the rubble of a Bangladesh garment factory 17 days after it collapsed, astonishing workmen who had been searching for bodies of victims of a disaster that has killed more than 1,000 people. Hundreds of onlookers burst into cheers as army engineers pulled the woman from the basement of the building after ... Read More »

Two garments owners sent to jail after rejecting bail   A court in Dhaka has rejected the bail prayer of  two garments owners on Friday . Senior Judicial Magistrate Wasim Sheikh  rejected bail pleas of the accused. New Wave Bottoms Chairman Bazlus Samad Adnan, 45, and its Managing Director Mahmudur Rahman Tapash, 48, were sent on a 12-day remand, two days after the nine-storied block caved in. The following ... Read More »

Reshma was third longest collapse survivor Data  said ,  Reshma is the third in the list of the longest survivors under the rubbles in the world. According to a BBC report, Naqsha Bibi survived on rotten food and water for 63 days in what had been her kitchen after 2005 Pakistan quake. After 27 days of the 2010 Haiti tremor, rescuers had pulled out ... Read More »

PM thanks rescuers of Reshma

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked rescuers for safely pulling out a woman alive 17 days into the country’s deadliest building collapse. Reshma was rescued Friday afternoon from under the rubble of the nine-story building that caved in on April 24, trapping a several hundred people inside. “She (PM) has expressed her satisfaction towards the Almighty Allah and said ... Read More »

Labour Act to be amended: Dipu Moni Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni categorically said the labour Act-2006 would be amended in favour of laborers because incumbent government wouldn’t take any step against their interest. She came with the assertion while addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Laborers Union Parisad at National Press Club on Friday morning. Dr Dipu Moni said, “RMG factories rose on our laborers ... Read More »

Savar death toll crosses 1000 The death toll of Savar`s Rana Plaza collapse crossed 1000 on Friday morning with more bodies recovered from the site. The control room set up at the site said the death toll now stood at 1036 at 9:15am in the morning. This is easily the world’s worst incident of collapse of an industrial-commercial structure by itself. The 9/11 ... Read More »