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Serajul Quadir

Bangladesh garment manufacturers seek higher export subsidies

16 Jun 2019

DHAKA Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh on Sunday demanded higher export subsidies from the government, saying proposals in the latest national budget, unveiled last week, were not enough to compensate for higher production costs and low prices.

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

21 May 2019

DHAKA The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

21 May 2019

DHAKA, May 21 The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday.

Cyclone slams into Indian temple town, Bangladesh braces with evacuation order

03 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India/ DHAKA A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist town of Puri and wounding 160 people after a million people were moved into storm shelters. | Video

Death toll in Dhaka high-rise blaze reaches 19 as search continues

28 Mar 2019

DHAKA A fire broke out in a 22-storey commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least 19 people, injuring 70 and trapping many more, officials said. | Video

Bangladesh says no hurry to relocate Rohingya, in talks with U.N. bodies

25 Mar 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh is not in a hurry to relocate Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island, a minister told Reuters on Monday, after the United Nations sought more details on the government's plan, criticised by some human rights groups.

Would-be Bangladeshi plane hijacker had toy gun - police

26 Feb 2019

DHAKA A Bangladeshi passenger on a Dubai-bound flight who threatened to blow up the plane and tried to force his way into the cockpit was carrying a toy gun and no explosives, police said on Monday.

Bangladesh commandos shoot purported hijacker of Biman Bangladesh plane

26 Feb 2019

DHAKA Bangladeshi commandoes shot a passenger on Sunday who had tried to enter the cockpit of a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight after waving a gun and threatening to blow up the plane, airline and aviation authority officials said.

Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and chemicals fuelled Bangladesh blaze

22 Feb 2019

DHAKA Lighter fuel, deodorant cans and drums full of chemicals stored in a residential building in the Bangladeshi capital fuelled a blaze this week that killed at least 70 people and injured more than 50, a senior fire official said on Friday.

At least 70 killed in major Bangladesh blaze, toll likely to rise

21 Feb 2019

DHAKA As many as 70 people died in a major fire that engulfed several buildings in a centuries-old neighbourhood of the Bangladesh capital, a fire official said on Thursday, warning the toll could climb as fire fighters scour the rubble. | Video

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