Tag: Bangladesh

At Least 70 People Dead In Bangladesh After Ferry Sinks [VIDEO]

The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central rose to 70 on Monday, as divers finished their search after the vessel was lifted to the surface and towed to shore. A local government administrator, Rasheda Ferdousi, said the area of the river around the accident site was still being monitored because some passengers…

Bangladesh Islamist Ghulam Azam Found Guilty Of War Crimes

A war crimes court has found Islamist Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. Ghulam Azam was sentenced to 90 years in jail for his involvement in mass killings and rape during the war. Supporters of Bangladesh’s main Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party, which he led from 1969 until…

Google Launches Balloons In Goal To Provide Internet World-Wide

Inflatable balloons believed to be capable of sharing Internet around the world were launched this week in New Zealand as part of Googleโ€™s Project Loon. The project, which began 18 months ago, is an attempt to share Internet with countries that lack fiber cables. The balloons are powered by solar panels are moved via prevailing…

Bangladesh Garment Disaster Death Toll Reaches 761

The death toll from a collapsed building housing five garment factories rose to 761 on Wednesday as authorities started disbursing salary and other benefits to the survivors in the countryโ€™s deadliest industrial disaster. According to a control room at the scene, rescue workers recovered more bodies out of the wreckage of the eight-story Rana Plaza…

Thousands Trapped In Bangladeshi Building Collapse

An eight-story building has collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 70 people and injuring hundreds, a government official said. Firefighters and army personnel worked frantically through the morning at the building in Savar, 19 miles outside the capital Dhaka. One firefighter said about 2,000 people were inside when the upper floors jolted down on top…