Dhaka, June 19 : A Bangladesh commission has proposed that the government acquire or break the Grameen Bank into 19 parts, sparking criticism among analysts who feared that it is a systematic move to destroy the micro-lending agency.
Indian monsoon floods death toll climbs to 138 * Authorities fear death toll could rise as evacuations continue DEHRADUN: Military helicopters dropped emergency supplies Wednesday to thousands of tourists and pilgrims stranded by flash floods that tore through towns and temples in northern India, killing at least 138 people, officials... Prayers to ... (more)
Owners of a Bangladesh garment factory were forced to offer prayers and distribute food to the poor on Wednesday in a bid to drive out what workers believed was a ghost at the plant, police said.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has re-echoed the need to address the plight of rural Women as governments across the globe implement gender equality programmes.
Sunstroke has claimed three more lives in Tripura, taking the total number of people dying of excessive exposure to sun and heat to six in the state in the past one week, police said Wednesday.
Dhaka, June 18 : Bangladesh's main Opposition party has swept crucial mayoral polls in four major cities ahead of the general elections in a major debacle for the ruling Awami League Candidates belonging to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia defeated candidates from Premier Sheikh Hasina's Awami League with a big ... (more)
Yesterday, a few hundred more factory workers fell ill with "mass psychogenic illness" after drinking water of questionable quality at their workplace in Gazipur at the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.
Bangladesh's pioneering microlender faces an uncertain future after a commission proposed the government take over or break up the Nobel-award-winning bank, analysts said Tuesday.
Lilianne Ploumen, the visiting Netherlands' Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, has assured her country's full support to the Bangladesh readymade garment sector in making it compliant on various parameters.
Bangladeshi garment workers who fell ill during their shifts at a sweater factory lie on beds at a hospital on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 6, 2013.
Susan Ormiston is CBC's award-winning foreign correspondent based in London. Her career spans more than 25 years reporting from hot-spots, including Afghanistan, Egypt and Libya, Haiti, Lebanon and South Africa.
Bangladesh on Monday approved a trade agreement with the United States as it comes under intense pressure from Washington to improve labour rights following a series of factory disasters.
Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at thousands of garment workers protesting for better benefits in the capital Dhaka.
More than 140 workers, mostly women, at two Bangladeshi garment factories near the capital Dhaka have fallen ill after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, police said.