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French retailer faces legal action in wake of Bangladesh disaster

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 00:30

Three organisations said today that they had filed a judicial complaint against French supermarket giant Auchan in the first such case in Europe in the wake of the deadly Bangladesh factory disaster a year ago.

Bangladesh`s `miracle` survivor marries and builds new life

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:33

The case of Reshma Akhter, 19, was a rare bright spot in the Rana Plaza catastrophe on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on April 24 last year that left 1,138 dead and more than 2,000 injured. 

US concerned over labour rights and workplace safety in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 09:39

A year after more than thousand workers were killed following a garment unit building collapse in Bangladesh, the US still remains concerned about labour rights and workplace safety in the country.

Most Bangladesh factory survivors still too sick to work: Survey

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 14:12

Most survivors of the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers are still too traumatised or injured to work 12 months after the tragedy, a survey released Monday said.

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 05:34

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 said today.

Bangladesh factory collapse victims want aid

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 00:30

Bangladesh began compiling details about victims of 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse as part of compensation deal but dozens took to streets demanding a more complete accounting of the disaster.

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.

Bangladesh building collapse left many amputees

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 23:08

It was the worst disaster in the history of the garment industry. When the Rana Plaza factory building crashed down in April, 1,129 people were killed.

B`desh factory collapse survivor lands new job

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 14:48

A teenage girl, who survived a factory collapse in Bangladesh after being trapped under the rubble for 17 days, has been given a new job at a five-star hotel.

‘Sub-standard construction material led to Bangladesh building collapse’

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 14:06

A Bangladesh Government report into the collapse of a multi-storied factory building has uncovered a series of violations.

Death toll reaches 108 in Bangladesh building collapse

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:23

At least 108 people were killed on Wednesday when an eight-storey commercial building collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital.