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More `risky` Bangladesh garment factories shut

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 16:36

Bangladesh authorities have closed four garment factories and partially shut down two others after engineers hired by Western retailers detected major structural flaws in the plants, an official said Wednesday.

India's manufacturing growth eases from 1-year high in March

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 10:49

India's manufacturing sector growth eased in March from a one-year high in February largely due to a decline in new order inflows and a shortage of raw material, an HSBC survey said.

Gutted Bangladesh factory`s owner denied bail

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 20:38

A court in Bangladesh Sunday denied bail to the owner of a garment factory and his wife after they surrendered over a fire accident that killed 112 people in November 2012.

Cambodia police open fire on protesters, three killed

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 10:19

The Cambodian police opened fire on garment workers, who were protesting on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, leaving at least three people dead.

Bangladesh orders arrest of factory owners for deadly fire

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 16:46

A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest of owners of a garment factory where 111 workers were killed last year in the country`s worst such fire, after police laid charges.

140 factories closed in new Bangladesh wage protest

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 00:44

Almost 140 Bangladeshi garment factories were shut on Monday as thousands of workers protesting at a new minimum wage clashed with police outside Dhaka, police and manufacturers said.

Bangladesh factory workers clash with police, 100 injured

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 16:23

Nearly 100 people were injured when thousands of angry garment workers in Bangladesh demanding a higher wage clashed with police, resulting in the closure of about 200 factories.

Japan factory output rises 1.5% in September

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 09:03

Japanese factories boosted output in September, data showed Wednesday, reversing a slide the previous month and supplying more evidence that the world`s third-largest economy is gathering steam.

British police seize 3D printed gun parts in raid

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 19:05

A 3D printer believed to have been used by criminals to make handguns was seized by British police from what could be one of the world’s first 3D gun factories.

Anna Hazare claims political nexus in sale of ‘sick’ sugar mills

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 20:50

Social activist Anna Hazare today alleged a nexus among some Maharashtra politicians in selling sugar factories to private players by deliberately declaring them "sick".

Maharashtra politicos vie for "sweet" land deals: Patkar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 22:10

Social activist Medha Patkar Thursday alleged there is a scramble among Maharashtra politicians from different parties to vie for prime land where co-operative sugar factories had been built.

Three killed in Maharashtra building collapse

Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 08:02

Three people were killed and 24 injured early Thursday when a two-storey building collapsed in Maharashtra`s Bhiwandi town, police said.