At least 19 killed by Bangladesh high-rise building blaze

World 03/28/19, 15:05

A fire swept through a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said. The blaze trapped many people inside the building, with some shouting for help from windows ...

Investigators inspect scene of deadly Bangladesh fire

Asia & Pacific 02/21/19, 23:51

An investigative team has visited the scene of a devastating fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people.The team of civil engineering experts, members of Dhaka's fire department and government agency staffers inspected burned ...

Fire guts oldest part of Bangladeshi capital, killing dozens

World 02/21/19, 11:26

In the day since a devastating fire erupted in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital, Awal Hossain has been searching for his younger brother.Hossain stood outside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Thursday evening along with others holding pictures of ...

Thousands sacked over garment industry protest in Bangladesh

Business 01/31/19, 06:10

An activist says more than 5,000 garment workers demanding wage hikes have been laid off while hundreds of them are facing police charges in the world's second-largest garment export industry.Kalpona Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity said Thursday ...

Bangladesh police, garment workers clash in protests

Business 01/09/19, 04:06

Bangladesh police fired tear gas and swung batons as thousands of garment workers demonstrated for better wages for a fourth day Wednesday, shutting down factories on the outskirts of the capital.The Daily Star newspaper said one protester was fatally shot ...

Security tight in Dhaka as Bangladesh prepares to vote

Asia & Pacific 12/29/18, 07:23

As Bangladeshis get set for Sunday's parliamentary elections, there are fears that violence and intimidation could keep many away from the polls, including two opposition candidates who said police had barricaded them inside their homes.Under the decade-long leadership of Sheikh ...

Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law

World 09/28/18, 01:56

Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech.A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has officially protested ...

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