Bangladesh's pioneering microlender faces an uncertain future after a commission proposed the government take over or break up the Nobel-award-winning bank, analysts said Tuesday.
Five people have been sentenced to death and three others handed down life term by a Bangladesh court for murdering a Hindu leader 13 years ago.
A Bangladeshi seamstress who became a national heroine when she was pulled from a collapsed factory after 17 days in the rubble has been discharged from hospital after recovering fully, the army said on Thursday.
A doctor says about 450 garment workers fell ill during their shifts at a factory near Bangladesh's capital and the building's water supply may have been contaminated.450 garment factory workers fall ill in Bangladesh
Hundreds of garment factories in a Bangladesh manufacturing hub reopened today, days after they were closed down due to unrest sparked by the country's worst industrial tragedy, employers said.
At least 12 people were killed on Thursday as cyclonic storm ‘Mahasen’ battered Bangladesh’s southwestern coastlines, damaging thousands of thatched houses and forcing evacuation of over one million people from low-lying areas.
Meteorological officials say Cyclone Mahasen weakened significantly as it passed over Bangladesh and missed major population centers.
The cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' on Thursday hit Bangladesh's southern Patuakhali coast with wind speed up to 90 kilometers per hour, killing one person, officials said.
A cyclone ripped into the Bangladeshi coast Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people hunkered down in evacuation shelters, including in a region of Myanmar torn by communal unrest.
Three days after her miraculous rescue from the rubbles of the collapsed eight-storey building in Savar, the 19-year-old Bangladeshi girl today declared that she "will never again work in a garment factory".
Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed, the search for the dead ended on Monday at the site of the worst disaster in the history of the global garment industry. The death toll: 1,127.
The death toll from the collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose to 1,125 today after 15 more bodies were found in the rubble overnight, 19 days after the disaster struck.
Maritime ports in Bangladesh were today advised to take adequate precautionary measures as cyclone Mahasen, originating in the southeast Bay of Bengal, moved slightly towards the northwest.
Bangladesh has set up a panel to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers, a minister said today, as tens of thousands protested over poor conditions highlighted by a series of disasters.
A seamstress who survived 17 days before being rescued from a collapsed garment factory building was panicked, dehydrated and suffering from insomnia as she recovered in a Bangladesh hospital on Saturday, but was in generally good condition, according to her doctors.