Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Apr 15, 2014

Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces murder charges

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they will press murder charges against the owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 garment workers last April, the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history. Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the ...

Owners surrender in deadly Bangladesh factory fire

Feb 10, 2014

Owners surrender in deadly Bangladesh factory fire

The owners of a garment factory in Bangladesh surrendered to authorities on Sunday to face homicide charges for a 2012 fire at the plant that killed 112 workers. Police filed homicide charges in December against 13 people in connection with the fire at the ...

Bangladesh garment factory owners surrender over deadly fire

Feb 9, 2014

Bangladesh garment factory owners surrender over deadly fire

Owners of a Bangladesh garment factory were denied bail Sunday after surrendering to a court that sought their arrest over the country’s worst industrial fire, which killed 111 workers. Delwar Hossain and his wife, Mahmuda Akter, handed themselves in to the magistrates court almost ...

Bangladesh leader's one-sided poll win decried

Jan 7, 2014

Bangladesh leader's one-sided poll win decried

Opposition leader Khaleda Zia accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of “murdering democracy” as her archrival faced growing calls Tuesday to hold fresh polls after a walkover election. The United States led international pressure for a swift rerun that will include all the major parties, ...

Bangladesh's ruling party ahead after violent vote

Jan 6, 2014

Bangladesh's ruling party ahead after violent vote

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party was leading Monday with 232 seats in a national election marred by violence and boycotted by the opposition amid concerns by the international community that the process was deeply flawed. The Election Commission had not provided official results, but ...

Bangladesh opposition calls new strike after deadly vote

Jan 5, 2014

Bangladesh opposition calls new strike after deadly vote

Bangladesh’s opposition called a new 48-hour general strike Sunday to protest at the killing of its supporters by police during a violence-plagued general election. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party said the shutdown would begin on Monday morning, effectively extending a protest which was in place ...