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RMG factories much safer now : ACCORD

Approximately 60 per cent of the safety hazards in factories covered by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (‘the Accord’), identified through initial inspections, have now been reported, or verified, as repaired. “This is a significant accomplishment and factories are becoming much safer. However, remediation now needs to be completed without further delay,” said Rob Wayss, Accord ...

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Shyamal sir is dead’

“Shyamal sir is dead. He is breathing but not alive.” This is how Piyar Sattar Latif High School’s headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta described himself after being subjected to public shaming and his suspension from the school. Headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta is undergoing treatment at Narayanganj’s 300-bed hospital He spoke to the Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday at Narayanganj’s 300-bed hospital where ...

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Police disperse non-MPO ICT teachers using water cannons

Police on Tuesday dispersed agitating information and communications technology teachers seeking enrolment in monthly-payment order system using water cannon in front of National Press Club in the city. The teachers began sit-in on the pavement since morning and at one stage a speeding vehicle hit one of the protesters, Aftab Uddin, 35. He was the ICT teacher of Palashpur High ...

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Arrest warrants against 29 BNP men

A court on Wednesday issued warrants to arrest 29 BNP leaders and activists in an arson case filed with Paltan Police Station. Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge M Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after taking cognisance of the charge sheet submitted against them, reports UNB. Joynal Abedin Faruq, Shimul Biswas, Abdul Awal Mintoo, Barkatullah Bulu and Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah ...

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Waterbus service, a flop story

Waterbus services between Sadarghat and Gabtoli, and Narayanganj and Tongi, linking Kanchpur routes, have failed to catch on, allegedly due to a lack of proper infrastructure development and mismanagement. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) introduced the waterbus service (with two buses) on August 28, 2010, in a bid to ease Dhaka’s traffic congestion and ensure a smooth journey ...

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Yunus awarded for women empowerment

 Women Deliver, a New York-based global organisation, today awarded Grameen Bank Founder Dr Muhammad Yunus for his innovation in women empowerment. Saundra Pelletier, CEO of non-profit organisation WomenCare Global handed over the crest to the Nobel laureate at a session of the 4th Women Deliver Conference at Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. “I am incredibly honored to have the award,” ...

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Aslam put on 7-day remand

17 May, 2016 Dhaka : A Dhaka court on Monday placed BNP joint secretary general Md Aslam Chowdhury on a seven-day remand in connection with the alleged plot with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to topple the government. Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari passed the order after Gulam Robbani, inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of Police, produced him before the court seeking ...

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DNA test finds evidence of rape

17 May, 2016 Comilla: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has found evidence of rape in a DNA test conducted on the body of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, reports UNB. “We’ve found profile of semen of three men in her dress and underwear in the DNA test conducted at the CID laboratory in Dhaka,” Special Police Super of ...

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Holding ears, netizens protest humiliation of N’ganj teacher

Bangla Mirror Desk : 17 May, 2016 Netizens are changing their Facebook profile pictures with holding their ears in solidarity with a school headmaster who recently was humiliated publicly. In a unique form of protest, people from all walks of life are uploading their images on different social media platforms, holding their ears and apologising with the hashtags #SorrySir or ...

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Humiliated N’ganj school headmaster now suspended

Bangla Mirror Desk: 17 May, 2016 Amid countrywide protest and criticism against the humiliating of the headmaster, authorities of a Narayanganj school today suspended its headmaster days after he was publicly humiliated in presence of local lawmaker for his alleged derogatory comments on religion.   He had received a letter signed by the chairman of the school management committee, sources ...

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