Dhaka

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

We Continue to Wait for Tahmid Hasib Khan

Farzana Rahman | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Farzana Rahman

My memories of Bangladesh are those of someone else. Being a second generation immigrant is a strange thing; memories and ties to a place you have visited but never lived in. A curious familiarity and nostalgia created through the stories retold by homesick parents to children who speak and think in a different language.

Small and Beautiful

Leigh McAlea | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Style
Leigh McAlea

Parvin sits on the bed in a small dark room where she lives with her three year old son Rasul in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. She shares the room with another woman and her child. The bed takes up nearly all of the floor space, saris hang from the walls, hair oil, a brush and medicine sit on the only shelf in the room, and there is a pink plastic bowl on the floor for washing...

Muslamic Reagans: Why the Boom in Bangladesh Is About Money Not Bombs

Shihab S Joi | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK
Shihab S Joi

The gunmetal silver Lotus Roadster thunders into the car park of the 12th largest shopping centre in the world, the Bashundhara City Mall. The boys an...

Bangladesh - A Year On

Damon Boughen | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Damon Boughen

A year ago this week 1,129 people lost their lives when the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, trapping thousands of garment workers as it fell. 12 months on, much has changed, and much has remained static.

Fashion Victims: The Rana Plaza Disaster, One Year On

Jean Lambert | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jean Lambert

The victims of this disaster must never be forgotten. We must work to ensure no-one endures such appalling conditions in future, and all workers have the right to make a decent living from their labour.

Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

H&M Backs Bangladesh Safety Plan

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK

High street clothing retailer H&M today committed to a fire and safety plan in Bangladesh aimed at preventing any repeats of the disastrous building c...

Dhaka Building Collapse: 'Smiling' Woman Survivor Found In Bangladesh Factory Rubble (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

Rescue workers say they have found a female survivor buried in the wreckage of a Bangladeshi factory building, which collapsed 17 days ago. The As...

Matthew Tucker

The Final Embrace: Heartbreaking Photo From The Bangladesh Factory Collapse (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Dhaka Building Collapse: 'Smiling' Woman Survivor Found In Bangladesh Factory Rubble (VIDEO) Following the collapse of a Dhaka building, ho...

Dhaka Bangladesh Clothing Factory Fire Kills Eight Just Two Weeks After Deadly Building Collapse (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

Eight people lost their lives after a fire tore through a clothing factory in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka. The tragedy comes just a fortnig...

Bangladesh Under Siege

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

As the week proceeds the baggage of the dark night in Dhaka must be made to come to surface. The government can no longer continue its charade of growth and development built on the back of corruption and the silencing of its opposition.

WATCH: 'One Point, One Demand, Atheists Must Be Hanged'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE: According to Reuters, two policemen and a member of a paramilitary force were among those killed in Sunday's clashes. Clashes in the capi...

Fabric Of Society

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many clothes companies have been associated with the Dhaka factory tragedy, low-cost, fast fashion provider Primark has taken the culpability cr...

Ethical Living - An Issue of Class?

Nadia Henderson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Style
Nadia Henderson

When news broke last week that yet another disaster had befallen a garment factory in Bangladesh, I was angered and upset, but not very surprised. It had been a matter of months since the Tazreen factory fire had claimed 112 workers' lives, and it was inevitable that tragedy would strike again before long. I sat at my laptop, scrolling through Twitter, as more details unfolded. Incidentally, I was wearing a Primark dress.

Matalan Offers Aid To Victims Of Bangladesh Building Collapse

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

High street clothing chain Matalan is to provide financial aid to those affected by the Bangladesh building collapse that took the lives of 400 people...

Primark To Compensate Victims Of Bangladesh Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Primark has agreed to compensate victims of the building collapse in Bangladesh which killed more than 350 people. The disaster struck the building...

Protesters Target Primark After Bangladesh Building Collapse

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK

Protesters targeted Primark's flagship store in London on Saturday, demanding compensation for the hundreds of workers killed when a factory complex c...

Two Bangladesh Factory Owners Arrested After Building Collapse

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Two factory owners in Bangladesh who ignored warnings about the safety of their buildings and forced their employees to continue working have been arr...

Rubber Bullets And Tear Gas Fired At Garment Factory Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Rubber bullets and tear gas have been used against thousands of protesters in Bangladesh, as crowds took to the streets calling for better working con...

WATCH: Eight-Story Building Collapses In Bangladesh

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

An eight-story building collapse in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has left at least 70 dead and 200 injured, officials said. The building housed ...

Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills 'Up To 124' People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Up to 124 people have been killed in a blaze that ripped through a clothes factory in Bangladesh on Saturday night, reports the Independent. The f...

Is Sachin Tendulkar the Greatest Batsman of our Generation?

Gemma Wright | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Sport
Gemma Wright

It would be hard to argue that Sachin Tendulkar is anything other than the greatest batsman of our generation. The stats speak volumes. Louder than the cheers that rocked the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka when the Little Master finally reached the unprecedented landmark of 100 international 100s

A West London Tweetup with Eastern Promise

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Over two years ago now I started the Ealing Tweetup in London. It's a regular social media get-together in west London that has always been marked out from the usual social media fan-boy events by involving people who are not involved in the IT industry. It is true, real people do use Twitter.