As Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen Bank pioneer, said on Wednesday, Bangladesh's worst-ever industrial disaster was both predictable and man-made. The April 24 collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza in Dhaka, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring 2,500, was as much the product of greed as the Saradha money-collecting scheme, which is likely to ... (more)
SAVAR: Relatives said Friday they were still waiting for news of their missing loved ones, as many gathered to mark one month since Bangladesh's worst industrial tragedy.
Dhaka, May 24: Bangladesh educationist Azad Chowdhury called for the banning of the country's biggest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and blamed the organisation for misusing Islam and committing the wartime atrocities during the 1971 liberation war.
Myanmar army trucks transport mostly Buddhist, ethnic Rakhine people back to their original villages as Internally displaced Rohingya people watch in Sittwe, northwestern Rakhine State, Myanmar, May 17.
Amid an international outcry and promises by retailers to improve worker safety, Bangladesh is struggling to conduct even a crude assessment of the country's garment factories.
Unlike PR opposition figures, who are getting arrested for questioning the conduct of the 5/5 election on behalf of the majority of the electorate, UMNO bloggers are still enjoying freedom of speech.
Cyclone Mahasen has damaged crops worth 2.75 Bangladeshi taka , hurting hundreds of farmers in the southern districts.
A plan to erect a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh next to the Sundarbans , the largest mangrove forest in the world which straddles Bangladesh and India, is drawing fire from activists in the country who say it would destroy the world heritage site.
Nababarsha, the first day of the Bangla Shaal, is a momentous occasion in the life of each and every Bangladeshi.
When the cracks in the building appeared early Tuesday afternoon, a stocky man in his early 30s, a feared political operative who a neighbor says dropped out of school in seventh grade, quickly arrived at the scene in this crowded industrial suburb of Bangladesh's capital.
Rendering of Shobuj Pata low-rise condo project, Dhaka, Bangladesh by Toronto-based JCI Architects.
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.
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.
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.
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.