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Rendering of Shobuj Pata low-rise condo project, Dhaka, Bangladesh by Toronto-based JCI Architects.
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A Bangladeshi woman holds up a portrait of her missing relative after the collapse of Rana Plaza, revealing the dark side of the Bangladesh garment industry's success.
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A resident of East Bahuka village in Bangladesh's Sirajganj district shows where land he used to own was lost to growing erosion along the Jamnua River.
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Bangladesh farmers battle water woes By Naimul Haq CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Bangladesh - Fahima Begum rises each morning at dawn and walks two kilometers to a small pond, the nearest source of fresh water.
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SAVAR, Bangladesh-When rescuers freed Marium Begum from the tangle of steel and concrete in which she had been trapped for 36 hours after last month's Bangladeshi garment factory collapse, she thought the worst was over.
Rice imports in Bangladesh hit the lowest in 16 years, thanks to increased domestic production that helped the country become nearly self-sufficient. Bangladesh imported only 27,700 tonnes of rice since the beginning of fiscal 2012-13, down 94 per cent from 515,000 tonnes in the same period a year earlier, according to the food ministry.
Bangladesh is on the boil but that is not preventing experimental art forms like installation and performance art from growing from strength to strength, feels Palash Bhattacharjee, the graphic-turned-performance artist from Chittagong, who introduced the new art practices of his own and some 10 others at Studio21 on Saturday.
By M.Saraswathi NEW DELHI, May 23 -- Bangladesh businesses should take the opportunity offered by Showcase-Malaysia 2013 to broaden trade ties with Malaysia, says Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Norlin Othman.
Just two more months, the daughter promised her mother by telephone, then she'd be home for good.
A committee investigating a deadly collapse of a building housing garment factories in Bangladesh will recommend that nine people detained in connection with the disaster be sentenced to life in prison, the panel's chief said on Tuesday.
People carry their belongings while moving to a shelter as Cyclone Mahasen approaches, in Cox's Bazar May 15, 2013.REUTERS/Stringer GENEVA - The "everyday" disasters that do most harm to poor people are going largely unnoticed, depriving many of aid that could stop them falling into a downward spiral, government officials and development experts ... (more)
Survivors who suffered amputations while being rescued receive medical treatment at the Enam Medical College.
By Sahana Ghosh, Dhaka, May 22 : Directed at channeling the "patriotic spirit" of youngsters in Bangladesh to create a "secular youth force", the Shahbag movement, that peaked in February and March with tens of thousands of protesters and torchlight processions, is "not dead" and "lives on" sans the noise and the fury, its leaders and participating ... (more)
The local arm of IndustriALL, a global union federation, yesterday appealed to Wal-Mart and Gap to join a legally binding accord immediately to ensure safety in Bangladesh's garment factories.
"This is not the first time girls have been burned alive in the city. Every week I must learn of the untimely death of one of my sister workers.
The proposed amendment to Sri Lanka's labour law, expected to be finalised in June, claims to bring changes for workers--for the better.