Garments

  • Unidentified men rob van filled with garments June 30, 2014

    A van, loaded with garments, has been allegedly robbed by unidentified men in Surajpur area, police said on Monday. The incident happened last night when driver Sanjay took out his garment-laden van from Sahibabad to the factory at Greater Noida. When he reached in Surajpur area, some armed men robbed the van...
  • Delhi: 6 die, 10 injured in garment factory fire November 2, 2013

    Six people died and 10 were injured on Saturday after fire broke out in a garment factory in Delhi's Shadipur area. The condition of five is said to be serious. Twenty others were rescued by the authority and the fire has been doused. (More details awaited) ...
  • Death toll in Thane garment factory building collapse rises to 6 July 5, 2013

    Thane: The death toll in the garment factory building collapse in Thane has gone up to six while 26 people have been injured. The 2-storeyed building in Bhiwandi collapsed late on Wednesday night. The police has arrested the architect of the building but five others remain absconding. The Rescue operations...
  • Thane garment factory building collapse: 4 dead, 26 injured July 4, 2013

    Thane: The death toll in the garment factory building collapse in Thane has gone up to four while 26 people have been injured. The 2-storeyed building in Bhiwandi collapsed late on Wednesday night. Close to 15 people have been rescued so far and at least three people are still trapped...
  • Thane garment factory building collapse: 2 dead, 26 injured July 4, 2013

    Thane: The death toll in the garment factory building collapse in Thane has gone up to two while 26 people have been injured. The 2-storeyed building in Bhiwandi collapsed late on Wednesday night. Close to 15 people have been rescued so far and seven people still trapped in the debris....
  • Thane: Garment factory building collapses; 1 dead, 24 injured July 4, 2013

    Thane: Yet another building collapsed in Thane late on Wednesday night leaving one person dead and 24 injured in Bhiwandi. Close to 15 people have been rescued so far and seven people still reportedly trapped in the debris. Locals say the building housed a garment factory. Officials say that prima facie...
  • Bangladesh: 8 killed in fire at a garment factory in Dhaka May 9, 2013

    Dhaka: A major fire at a garment factory in Dhaka killed its managing director, a top police official and six others, officials said on Thursday. Fire service officials said managing director of the Tung Hai Sweater factory Mahbubur Rahman and his friend Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police ZA Morshed...
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll tops 640 May 6, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi police are investigating possible murder charges against the owner of a shoddily built factory that collapsed nearly two weeks ago after the wife of a garment worker crushed in the accident filed a complaint. The legal development comes as officials on Monday said that the death toll from...
  • Bangladesh: Building owner faces murder complaint May 6, 2013

    Dhaka: The wife of a Bangladeshi garment worker who was killed when a building collapsed filed a murder complaint against the building's owner on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst industrial disaster climbed to 622. Murder complaints were also filed against the owner of one of the garment...
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll nears 600 May 5, 2013

    Dhaka: The toll in the building collapse on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka has swelled to nearly 600, authorities said on Sunday, even as rescuers continued removing concrete slabs and debris 12 days after the industrial tragedy. Hoping to find their missing loved ones, many people were seen around the...
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll exceeds 500, engineer arrested May 4, 2013

    Dhaka: Police on Friday arrested an engineer for negligence in duty in connection with the worst building collapse in Bangladesh that left at least 509 people dead. Abdur Razzak Khan worked as consultant when the owner of the eight-story Rana Plaza in suburban Savar illegally added three floors atop the...
  • Building collapse: Pressure on retailers to fix factories May 4, 2013

    Dhaka: In the aftermath of a building collapse that killed more than 500 people, Bangladesh's garment manufacturers may face a choice of reform or perish. Home to five factories that supplied clothing to retailers in Europe and the United States, the shoddily constructed building's collapse has put a focus on...
  • Bangladesh: Disaster not 'really serious', says minister May 4, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's finance minister has downplayed the impact of last week's factory-building collapse on his country's garment industry, saying he didn't think it was "really serious" hours after the 500th body was pulled from the debris. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith spoke today as the government cracked down on...
  • Loblaw to compensate Bangladesh collapse victims April 30, 2013

    Toronto: A Canadian company has said it will provide compensation for the families of victims who worked in the collapsed Bangladeshi garment factory that made products for its Joe Fresh clothing line. Loblaw Inc said on Monday it aims to ensure that victims and their families "receive benefits now and...
  • Bangladesh: PM visits building collapse site April 29, 2013

    Savar: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday visited suburban Savar to review the rescue works at the site where an eight-storey building collapsed last week killing nearly 400 people, even as rescuers lost hope to find more survivors after a fire broke out in the rubble. Hasina talked to...
  • Bangladesh building collapse: 397 dead, owner arrested April 29, 2013

    Savar: The death toll in the worst building collapse in the history of Bangladesh on Saturday rose to nearly 400, even as the fugitive owner of the 8-storey structure was arrested dramatically while attempting to flee to India. Sohel Rana was arrested by the country's elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion...
  • Bangladesh: Fire breaks out in collapsed building where 377 died April 29, 2013

    Dhaka: Fire broke out on Sunday in a garment factory that collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, complicating attempts to find any survivors of a disaster that has killed 377 people. Fire service officials said the blaze had been started by sparks from cutting equipment used by rescuers. Police said the owner of...
  • Bangladesh: Man pulled out 100 hours after building collapse April 28, 2013

    Savar: In a miraculous rescue, a victim was pulled out from under the mangled pile of metal and concrete, 100 hours after the collapse of an eight-storey building in Bangladesh that has claimed nearly 400 lives. The survivor, Sadik, 22, was rescued from the third floor of the building this...
  • Bangladesh building collapse: Death toll rises to 352 April 27, 2013

    Dhaka: Two factory bosses and two engineers were detained in Bangladesh on Saturday, three days after the collapse of a building where low-cost garments were made for Western brands killed at least 352 people. More were being pulled alive from the rubble at the building, where police said as many...
  • Bangladesh building collapse: Death toll exceeds 300 April 26, 2013

    Savar: The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey commercial building in Savar in Bangladesh on Friday rose to 304, as authorities raced against time to look for survivors under tonnes of debris even as a total of 2,348 people were rescued alive. "Our prime target is to rescue...
  • Bangladesh building collapse: Death toll rises to 194 April 25, 2013

    Dhaka: With deep cracks visible in the walls, the police had ordered a Bangladesh garment building to be evacuated the day before its deadly collapse, but the factories flouted the order and kept more than 2,000 people working, officials said Thursday. At least 194 people died when a huge section...
  • Bangladesh mourns as building collapse toll rises to 164 April 25, 2013

    Dhaka: The death toll in the collapse of an eight-storey commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital on Thursday rose to 164, as rescuers raced against time to save nearly 1,500 people still trapped under tonnes of debris. "According to the latest count 164 bodies were retrieved and over 1,400 people were...
  • Factory building collapse in Bangladesh kills over 140 April 25, 2013

    Savar: Rescuers tried to free people believed trapped in the concrete rubble of a building housing mainly garment factories that collapsed in Bangladesh a day after workers complained cracks had developed in the structure. The death toll jumped over 140 On Thursday after searchers worked through the night. "Many" people are...
  • Bangladesh building collapse: Death toll rises to 80 April 24, 2013

    Dhaka: At least 80 people were killed and 700 others injured on Wednesday when an eight-storey commercial building that housed several garment factories and thousands of workers collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital. The Rana Plaza in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka, collapsed with rescue work being...
  • Bangladesh: Garment factory building collapses, 70 dead April 24, 2013

    Savar (Bangladesh): Bangladesh's Health Minister says 70 people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a building housing several garment factories near the capital. Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque said that by Wednesday afternoon 70 bodies had been removed from the eight-story building. Rescuers said they had saved 600...
  • Bangladesh: Garment factory fire kills 7 women workers January 28, 2013

    Dhaka: Authorities on Sunday launched a probe into the fire and subsequent stampede at an illegal garment factory that killed seven women workers in the Bangladeshi capital, two months after the country's deadliest industrial fire in a textile unit claimed 112 lives. The fire that engulfed the small garment factory in...
  • Bangladesh: Fire guts garment factory, six killed January 26, 2013

    Dhaka: Fire raced through a small garment factory in the Bangladesh capital on Saturday, killing at least six employees and injuring 10, firefighters and witnesses said, two months after the country's worst factory blaze killed 112 workers. Fire service officials said the fire at Smart Fashions, housed in the upper...
  • Bangladesh: Factory fire victims' families await for money January 24, 2013

    Dhaka (Bangladesh): When fire ravaged a Bangladeshi garment factory, killing 112 workers, dozens of their families did not even have a body to bury because their loved ones' remains were burned beyond recognition. Two months later, the same families have yet to receive any of the compensation they were promised...
  • Walmart, Disney clothes found in Bangladesh fire November 29, 2012

    Dhaka: The garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 people were killed in a fire had been making clothes for Walmart, Disney, Sears and other major global retailers - some of whom say they thought they had stopped doing business with the place. The apparent confusion underscored what some industry experts...
  • Bangladesh: Fire breaks out at another factory November 26, 2012

    Dhaka: A fire broke out in a multi-storey garment factory building outside Dhaka on Monday, one day after more than 100 people were killed in a blaze that swept through another factory on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital. A fire brigade official said the blaze in the 11-storey building...