Bangladesh


Tensions in Bangladesh garment industry

2014-06-27 09:33

It took Western safety inspectors only about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown.

Tensions in Bangladesh garment industry

2014-06-24 10:42

It took Western safety inspectors only about an hour to tour a factory the size of three football fields before ordering a partial shutdown.

Bangladesh sailors finally home after kidnapping

2014-06-12 14:41

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years have finally returned home, saying it was 'unbelievable' to be alive and describing their ordeal as 'like hell'.

Chinese firm wins Bangladesh contract

2014-06-04 19:45

Bangladesh has awarded a Chinese company a contract to construct a river bridge connecting impoverished southern areas of the country with the capital.

Illegal trade spikes in rare South Asian turtle

2014-05-23 13:55

A South Asian turtle famed for its polka dot skin is under growing threat of extinction as demand for it as an exotic pet booms, a wildlife monitoring group warned Friday.

Bangladesh ferry sinking - hundreds missing

2014-05-15 16:52

A heavily-laden ferry has capsized and sank in central Bangladesh after being caught in a storm, leaving at least nine people dead.

Bangladesh ferry sinks, 6 dead

2014-05-03 17:56

Six people have died and at least 19 others are missing after a ferry capsized when it was caught in a storm in the south of Bangladesh, a government official says.

Bangladesh 'miracle' survivor marries, builds new life

2014-04-24 11:44

The "miracle" seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the factory collapsed, one year on, has married and found a new job.

Owner of Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

2014-04-15 12:29

The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1 135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police say.

Bangladesh bans largest Islamic party

2014-03-25 11:19

Bangladesh war crimes investigators have moved to outlaw the country’s largest Islamic party, accusing it of genocide and other atrocities during the 1971 bloody struggle for independence.

Bangladesh's tanneries: 'Death comes slowly'

2014-03-04 14:12

Western retailers have been forced into action after a garment factory complex collapsed killing 1 135 people in Bangladesh, but the call to action has been slow or non-existent.

Factory owners face the law

2014-02-09 14:40

Two owners of a Bangladesh garment factory where 112 workers died in a fire two years ago have surrendered and are seeking bail after being charged with homicide.

Bangladesh's ruling party leads after violent vote

2014-01-06 08:18

Preliminary results show Bangladesh's ruling Awami League party is in the lead in a national election marred by violence and boycotted by the opposition amid concerns that the process is flawed.

 

Bangladesh Islamist leader faces death penalty

2014-06-24 11:16

Bangladesh's war crimes court is set to deliver a verdict against the leader of the largest Islamist party, who could face the death penalty for his alleged crimes during the 1971 independence struggle.

8 Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing

2014-06-23 12:12

A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali new year.

Bangladesh unveils green tax

2014-06-05 18:59

Bangladesh has imposed a radical new "green tax" to force polluting factories to pay extra levies as it looks to clean up the country's increasingly dirty rivers and air.

Bangladesh ready to work with new India PM Modi

2014-05-28 09:56

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is ready to work with her new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, despite his hardline image.

Bangladesh ferry death toll rises to 22

2014-05-16 07:02

Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh, bringing the death toll to 22, with scores more feared to have perished, police and officials say.

Bangladesh ferry capsizes with 200 passengers on board

2014-05-15 14:27

A Bangladeshi ferry with around 200 passengers on board has capsized in a river near the capital Dhaka, with police reporting that at least six bodies has been recovered.

Protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

2014-04-24 18:06

Thousands of Bangladeshis have held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of the world's worst garment factory disaster.

Bangladesh court orders opposition chief's trial go ahead

2014-04-23 13:44

A Bangladesh court has ruled that opposition leader Khaleda Zia should stand trial for embezzlement in a case that could see her jailed for life.

Bangladesh factory victims get compensation

2014-03-28 14:42

Survivors and families of victims of Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster that killed more than 1 100 people last year have started receiving compensation, a senior union official says.

Bangladesh factory victims want aid

2014-03-24 17:10

Bangladesh is collecting details of the deadly factory collapse victims for possible compensation amid protests.

Owners surrender in Bangladesh factory fire

2014-02-09 21:06

The owners of a garment factory in Bangladesh have surrendered to authorities to face homicide charges for a 2012 fire at the plant that killed 112 workers.

Bangladesh sentences top Islamist to death

2014-01-30 12:35

A Bangladesh court has sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling racket ten years ago.

Violence, boycott mar Bangladesh election

2014-01-05 09:06

At least six people have been killed and polling stations have been firebombed as Bangladesh goes ahead with a walkover election boycotted by the opposition.

 
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