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Bangladesh halts shutdown of `unsafe` garment factories

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 19:39

The Bangladesh government is refusing to shut down garment factories declared unsafe, following a row with independent inspectors over the strength of concrete used in the buildings, officials said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh disaster: Emotional, violent protests seen on 1st anniversary

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:58

Thousands of Bangladeshis held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of garment factory disaster, as Western retailers faced pressure to hike aid for victims of the accident that cost 1,138 lives.

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.

Garment factory owners not liable for Bangladesh fire: Lawyer

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 22:21

The owner of Bangladesh garment factory where more than 100 workers died in fire is not liable for the disaster, and other workers could lose their jobs if he is convicted, his attorney 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.

13 charged over deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 00:11

13 people, including the owners of a garment manufacturing unit, were on Sunday charged with culpable homicide for the death of 112 people in Bangladesh`s factory fire.

Huge Bangladesh fire destroys key garments factory

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 13:24

A huge fire on Friday destroyed a Bangladesh garment factory supplying key Western brands, authorities said, in a blaze touched off by workers angered over rumours of a colleague`s death in police firing.

Bangladesh to hike garment worker wage by 76 per cent

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 14:15

An official Bangladeshi panel voted today to raise the minimum wage for garment workers by 76 per cent to USD 67, still the lowest in the world and well short of what unions wanted.

Fire in Delhi garment factory kills at least six

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 21:35

At least six people have been reported dead after a fire broke out in a garment factory in Delhi.

ILO to improve garment factory safety in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 16:19

The Bangladesh government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a new programme to improve working conditions at garment factories in the country, the ILO said Monday.

Indian Army War College delegation in South Korea

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 16:19

The delegation will also travel to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between South Korea and North Korea and visit some important industrial and research and development establishments like the Hyundai Shipbuilding and the Korean Agency for Defence Development.

Bangladesh garment factory hit by fire, 10 killed

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 09:23

Bangladesh is notorious for poor safety standards in its garment factories.