Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Type: City
Name: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Country: Bangladesh
Latitude: 23.700001
Longitude: 90.389999
population: 6,493,177
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 7 mins ago - 3 reports

Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the answer

One year ago this week, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka, killing 1,129 people. The building's top floors had been added illegally, and their weight caused the lower stories to buckle. Many of ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 6 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

US to help enhance anti-terror capacity

Washington yesterday assured Dhaka of continuing its support to enhance Bangladesh's capacity of anti-terrorism, counterterrorism as well as maritime and border security.“A strong bilateral partnership and improved defence ties between Bangladesh and ... [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Azbil Telstar, S.L. establishes a subsidiary in Bangladesh - Inauguration ceremony was held in Dhaka -

Azbil Telstar, S.L. establishes a subsidiary in Bangladesh - Inauguration ceremony was held in Dhaka - ... [Published Noodls - 1 hour ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Four green activists secure bail

A Dhaka Court yesterday granted bail to four environmentalists in a case filed for entering the Dhanmondi playground “illegally”.Four accused green activists are Mobassher Hossain of the Institution of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), architect Salma A Shafi, ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 7 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

ILO advocating for freedom of association

International Labour Organisation encourages peaceful demonstrations of apparel workers without hurting the chain of production of a factory and the economy of the country, said Gilbert Houngbo, deputy director general of the Switzerland-based body.“We ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

BANGLADESH Dhaka: arson razes home of Catholic family

Gazipur (AsiaNews) - Last night, an arson attack destroyed the home of a Catholic family in the village of Bhajati South, in Gazipur District. The village is part of Tumilia Parish, in the Archdiocese of Dhaka. The fire started at about half past midnight. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 5 reports

US fine with Bangladesh joining Chinese naval exercise

Principal Deputy AssistantSecretary of the US Political-Military Affairs Bureau Tom Kelly made the commentin Dhaka on Tuesday after leading the US side in the securitydialogue.But he said they did not discuss Bangladesh’s relations withChina.“In fact, ... [Published Bdnews24.com - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 13 reports

Bangladesh factory victims get money ahead of collapse anniversary

Rescue workers try to rescue trapped garment workers in the Rana Plaza building which collapsed, in Savar, outside Dhaka, in this April 24, 2013 file picture. A fund created to compensate victims of Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster made its first ... [Published Straits Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Roundup: Bangladesh opposition party leads march for equitable water sharing with India

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.by Naim-Ul-KarimDHAKA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) started a massive campaign Tuesday with a road march towards northeastern region.Demanding equitable share of ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Celebrating 400 years of Dhaka

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Dhaka, painter Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed has organised a solo painting exhibition titled "Insight" at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh ... ... [Published Big News Network - 22 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

120 migrants leave for Malaysia

A total of 120 Bangladeshi migrants have left Bangladesh for Malaysia by a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Tuesday morning.“The flight, with 120 Bangladeshi workers, has left the airport at 7am,” Zahidul Islam, assistant director of Expatriat Dest ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 3 reports

Rana Plaza: Compensation and progress are both slow and insufficient one year on after the catastrophe

One year has passed since the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and survivors and victims’ families are still waiting for adequate compensation. Safety conditions and respect for workers’ rights in garment factories in Bangladesh remain ... [Published Fidh - Apr 21 2014]

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"The safety of the staff we employ both directly, and indirectly through our suppliers, is a high priority for the group, and the Rana Plaza tragedy underlined the imperative for change in the Bangladeshi garment industry."
"These initial payments are good news, now it needs to be ensured that all legitimate claims are honoured and that the injured victims or their surviving families receive full entitlements for their losses" Houngbo said
"The terrifying news footage of the Rana Plaza factory collapse brought home the human cost of affordable fashions" Ms Gardener said
...The report quotes one factory owner as saying, "[Some] brands want to ignore subcontractors. They have their targets, too - 98 per cent on-time shipment - and they don't care how they get the products." Another owner recounted how customers will sometimes subtly suggest the use of a subcontractor, asking the factory owner if he has an "alternative source"...

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Primark profits surge to £298m in just six mont... [Published Mail Online UK - 22 mins ago]
US to help enhance anti-terror capacity [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - 1 hour ago]
Turkish unions to mark fatal Bangladesh factory... [Published Turkish Daily - 1 hour ago]
'No budging on Teesta share' [Published Bdnews24.com - 1 hour ago]
Azbil Telstar, S.L. establishes a subsidiary in... [Published Noodls - 1 hour ago]
Bangladesh factory victims compensated [Published Arab News - 1 hour ago]
BRAC USA Contributes $1.25 Million to Banglades... [Published PRWeb - 1 hour ago]
AZBIL : Telstar, S.L. establishes a subsidiary ... [Published 4 Traders - 1 hour ago]
Primark Sees Profit Up 26% In Last Six Months [Published Mix 96 - 1 hour ago]
ILO Deputy DG welcomes advance payments to Rana... [Published Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha - 2 hours ago]
Why the revolution will look fabulous [Published Friends of the Earth UK - 3 hours ago]
Bangladesh Worker Recounts Fatal Blaze of 2012 [Published BusinessWeek - 3 hours ago]
Bangladesh opposition party holds 'river water'... [Published Turkish Press - 3 hours ago]
Rana Plaza Factory Collapse Anniversary Wake Up... [Published Medianet - 4 hours ago]
On the Ground With the Alliance in Bangladesh [Published Women's Wear Daily - 4 hours ago]
Tk1,863cr telecom network project okayed [Published Dhaka Tribune - 5 hours ago]
Better factory conditions [Published ABC Online - 5 hours ago]
Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the a... [Published Los Angeles Times - 6 hours ago]
Flip your fashion sense inside out [Published Herald Sun Leader - West - 6 hours ago]
Bangladesh garment factory collapse survivors n... [Published Manufacturers Monthly - 6 hours ago]
Bangladesh's sweatshops: A boycott is not the a... [Published DailyMe.Com - 6 hours ago]
Four green activists secure bail [Published Dhaka Tribune - 7 hours ago]
Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mu... [Published Space View Times - 7 hours ago]
Southeast students help produce 'Battle of Kush... [Published South East Missourian - 8 hours ago]
US considering Bangladesh’s request for more mi... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Tk6,000 crore more sought for recapitalising st... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Bangladesh Mom Defies Death to Save Daughter Ye... [Published Bloomberg - 10 hours ago]
Where Are Tornado Hot Spots Outside of the US? [Published LiveScience.com - 11 hours ago]
ILO advocating for freedom of association [Published Dhaka Tribune - 12 hours ago]
Bangladesh hardly benefited from duty-free Indi... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 12 hours ago]
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On the Ground With the Alliance in Bangladesh [Published Women's Wear Daily - 4 hours ago]
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety leads a factory inspection on Tuesday in Konabari, in the Gazipur suburb of Dhaka. Continue reading... Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook . ...
Zubair Ahmed - Lunch Poems [Published UC Television - YouTube - 18 hours ago]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh8vOCM2zT0&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Zubair Ahmed - Lunch Poems Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Zubair Ahmed was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ...
Living with loss from the Bangladesh factory di... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Apr 22 2014]
Minu Akhter has not slept properly for a year. Every time there's a noise, she wakes up fearing the roof will cave in. She can't go to the upper floors of a building in case the staircase gives way.Since the collapse of Rana Plaza garment factory complex ...
Bangladesh Worker Rights Defense Fund [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Apr 21 2014]
Bangladeshi union organizer Hasina Akter was talking with garment workers in Dhaka when a group of at least 20 people accosted her, as well as the three other union organizers and a worker leader who were with her. She and her companions were threatened ...
In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's... [Published Global Voices Online - Apr 18 2014]
Traffic jams are a regular feature in Dhaka. Image by Firoz Ahmed. Copyright Demotix (25/7/2012) Dhaka  is a city rich in history, having been established more than 400 years ago. It is the capital of Bangladesh, with nearly 18 million people residing ...
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Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Dec 29 2013]
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Dhaka Stock Exchange Selects NASDAQ OMX's X-str... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Mar 23 2014]
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Des députés canadiens appellent à des élections... [Published PR Newswire - Nov 25 2013]
Letter to Secretary Kerry Requesting to Impose ... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 12 2013]
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