Hundreds of workers employed at the Asha jute mill in Debidwar, Bangladesh, congregated at the Dhaka-Chattogram highway to demand the release of their pending wages. Workers also burnt tyres and raised slogans against the administration
Massive flooding has devastated parts of South Asia, especially northeastern India and Bangladesh.
The International Secretary of the Socialist Student Front in Bangladesh, Manisha Chakraborty, talks about how Bangladesh is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic
The total damage is estimated to be in the range of USD 15 billion. Protests broke out in cities in the Indian State of West Bengal as normalcy has not been restored three days after the cyclone
Bangladesh began reopening factories last week, despite a spike in COVID-19 cases. However, there remain serious safety concerns over the implementation of mandatory preventive measures and the risk posed to the lives of thousands of workers
Resumption of work may provide some relief to workers but there are concerns about the spread of the disease due to the absence of adequate safety measures in most factories
Over two dozen of the refugees, who were trying to reach Malaysia in a bid to escape the conditions in camps in Bangladesh, died at sea. The other 396 will be deported to Myanmar
While trying to disperse protesting workers demanding wages and allowances in Bhaluka Upazila district, the police fired tear gas canisters causing two fleeing workers to be hit by a fast-moving truck
Activists groups fear that Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photojournalist who went missing a day after a police complaint was filed against him, has been subjected to enforced disappearance. He was accused of publishing false news by a member of parliament
26 workers died in Bangladesh’s shipbreaking industry in 2019, as per the Shipbreaking Platform Report. The country is fast becoming the top dumping site for obsolete ships which has led to many environmental and health issues
Last week, a fire at an illegal plastic factory claimed the lives of 17 workers in Dhaka district.
With another incident of factory fire reported in Bangladesh on Monday, the total number of accidental deaths in the country registered in the month of December so far has risen to 27