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Fire at Minister Refrigerator Factory in Gazipur

Dhaka, Sept 13 – A fire broke out at Minister Refrigerator factory, a sister concern of My One Group at Dheerashrom area in Gazipur city at around 7 am on Friday. The fire originated from a warehouse at 5th floor of 6 storied building of Minister Hi-tech Park limited. 18 fire fighting units from Joydevpur, Tongi and Uttara rushed to ... Read More »

Regulate water filter industry to avert water crises

Sudhirendar Sharma It seems a back-of-envelope estimation that a good samaritan has tossed up on social media to shock us out of slumber. Unbelievable though it may read, Ludhiana city dwellers have been credited for wasting some 15 million litres of water daily; Amritsar and Bhatinda account for 2.5 million litres; and Patiala some 2 million litres. It may seem ... Read More »

BD Tannery workers demand environment-friendly industry

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) — Leather industry workers on Tuesday urged the government to build an environment-friendly industry and ensure their rights. “Savar Tannery Estate should be built as modern and environment-friendly. Tanneries are polluting surrounding areas and the environment isn’t safe for the workers,” Tannery Workers Union President Abul Kalam Azad told a press conference at Jatiya Press Club. ... Read More »

‘Exempt poultry industry from 5 percent Vat’

Dhaka, June 19 – The leaders of the Feed Industries Association Bangladesh (FIAB) and Breeders Association of Bangladesh (BAB) have urged the government to exempt the poultry industry a 5 per cent Advance Tax (AT) and 5 per cent Advance Income Tax (AIT) on all import of essential raw material of poultry feed, so that it can maintain a competitive ... Read More »

ICT-enabled flexible working—all plain sailing?

by Irene Mandl and Oscar Vargas Llave Tech-based flexible working conjures up the independent consultant tapping on her tablet with a latte to hand. But the picture may not be so positive. Flexible working time and flexible places of work are nothing new. But advances in information and communications technology have added a new dimension to flexibility, allowing workers to ... Read More »

Public-private partnerships fad fails

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. In all too many cases, PPPs have socialized costs and losses while ensuring private financial gains. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May (IPS) – After the failure and abuses of privatization and contracting-out services ... Read More »

Preventing antibiotic resistance: Look to livestock industry

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, May 21 (IPS) – Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 ... Read More »

RMG sustainability council for better factory safety watch

Dhaka, May 19 (UNB) – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has planned to establish a ‘RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) to ensure the full and independent national compliance monitoring system in Bangladesh. The RSC will be governed by BGMEA, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA), brands, and workers’ representatives, said the apex body of the country’s apparel industry ... Read More »

Industry for review of WIPO involvement in patent database

Geneva, 16 April (TWN): A medicines patent database set up by transnational originator pharmaceutical companies with the involvement of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has come under criticism by the generic industry. The International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (IGBA), an international association of generic medicine manufacturers have called for the reassessment of WIPO’s involvement in the Patent Information ... Read More »

Garment workers demand withdrawal of false cases

Dhaka, Jan 18 – ‘Bangladesh Garments Sromik Songhoti’ on Friday formed a human chain in front of the national press club in the capital and demanded the withdrawal of false cases against their fellows, which have filled after the protest and urged for the increase in the wages of the garment workers. They also demanded the trial of a killed ... Read More »

Storm warning for the fossil-fuel industry

by Daniel Litvin London – This has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United Kingdom in March to Hurricane Florence on the US East Coast and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. Scientists generally hesitate to say that any particular natural disaster is the result of climate change, but ... Read More »

Tarana says no fingerprint stored during SIM re-registration

Dhaka – Fingerprints were taken during the SIM re-registration under biometric method just for the online verification of the information stored in the national identity (NID) server, said State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Sunday. “The fingerprints are not being stored. No save option has been kept in the application of biometric device that takes fingerprint either,” ... Read More »