11 migrants dead, 64 missing after Mediterranean shipwrecks

Eleven migrants died and 64 were missing on Monday after two shipwrecks off southern Italy, according to a German charity, the Italian coast guard and United Nations agencies

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Jobs abroad sees 20pc drop in first 4 months

Over 3.22 lakh workers migrated abroad from January to April this year compared to 4.01 lakh workers a year ago, a decline by 79,606 workers

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Oman lifts visa restrictions for Bangladeshis

After eight months, the Oman government has lifted temporary visa restrictions on several categories for Bangladeshi nationals

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Oman to legalise 96,000 Bangladeshi workers: minister

The Oman government has assured to legalise 96,000 illegal Bangladeshi workers, State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare, Overseas, and Employment Shofiqur Rahman Choudhury said today

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Baira members lock into altercation at AGM

Members of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) today locked into a scuffle at its annual general meeting (AGM), centring the syndicate system of manpower exporting to Malaysia

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Police foil hunger strike of Italy-bound workers

A pre-scheduled hunger strike by workers aspiring to go to Italy was thwarted by police today

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123 illegal Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia

A total of 214 illegal immigrants, including 123 Bangladeshis, have been arrested by Malaysia’s Johor Immigration Department during raids on workers’ settlements near Kampung Belokok and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam in Johor Baru.

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IndiGo, Japan Airlines agree codeshare partnership

IndiGo and Japan Airlines has announced that they have agreed on codeshare partnership which will greatly benefit the customers by providing more travel options between Japan and India

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Migrant Worker Exploitation: The agencies picked by KL to blame

Dhaka wanted to allow all 1,520 licenced recruiting agencies to send manpower to Malaysia, but Kuala Lumpur selected only 101 agents, which industry insiders say are involved in manipulation and exploitation of migrants.

Saarc nations contribute below 1% of remittance to Bangladesh

Of the $21.61 billion remittance Bangladesh received in FY23, only $44.99 million came from Saarc countries

Last day of entry to malaysia on work visa: Hundreds flock to Dhaka airport

Several hundred Malaysia-bound migrant workers waited for hours at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport amid uncertainties as the deadline for workers to enter the southeast Asian country ended yesterday.

2 held in Pabna over abduction of expat in Libya

Two people were arrested last night in Dhaka and Chandpur in connection with a case filed over an expatriate worker of Pabna being held captive for ransom and tortured in Libya

The renowned educational institution of Dhaka, Notre Dame College, hosted the country's largest mathematical event, "Bashundhara presents 4th NDC National Math Festival powered by Vooter Adda," from April 25th to 27th, organized by the Notre Dame Math Club.

Despite getting emigration clearance, around 17,000 aspirant migrant workers could not fly to Malaysia before the May 31 deadline due to alleged mismanagement in the recruitment process.

The three-day long CAPA India Aviation Summit is going to take place in New Delhi from June 5

Despite getting clearance from the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) a total of 16,970 migrant workers could not reach Malaysia before May 31, when the deadline for workers to enter the Southeast Asian country ended.

Airfare to Malaysia surges fivefold

Ticket prices for Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur flights have reached exorbitant levels with Bangladeshi migrant workers scrambling to reach Malaysia by May 31.

Why would anyone want to become a teacher?

Teaching is one of the noblest things a person can choose to do with their life. But sadly, that’s not the narrative that exists today.

Biman U-turns to buy Airbus planes

In 3 days reconstituted evaluation body finds purchase viable after old committee gave the thumbs down

Ticket prices for Dhaka-Kuala Lumpur flights have reached exorbitant levels with Bangladeshi migrant workers scrambling to reach Malaysia by May 31.

Nasima Begum elected mayor of Lowestoft

Councillor Nasima Begum has been elected as the mayor of Lowestoft for the municipal year 2024-2025

Don't pay anyone for visas, or work permits: Italian envoy

Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Antonio Alessandro has advised visa-seekers not to pay anyone for visas, emphasising that the embassy only charges small taxes and processing fees

How NGO ship rescued 35 Bangladeshis

In the darkness, a shape emerged among the Mediterranean waves -- over 30 men, huddled shoulder to shoulder in the hold of a fibreglass boat.

Bangladeshi workers being trafficked to Malaysia won’t affect US’s TIP report

Says Malaysian human resources minister on Bangladeshi workers trafficked to Malaysia

ACC press charges against 16 Biman officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today pressed charges against 16 former and present officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines in a Tk 1,161 crore corruption case

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Foreign airlines carving up market for themselves

Even though Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport now deals with twice the number of passengers it used to 10 years ago, local carriers have been losing market share.  

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‘Govt meddling in airlines monitoring’

The inspection and monitoring of flight operations of carriers, especially Biman, is hindered by “government involvement”, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has found during a recent inspection.

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'Collaboration key to tackling migration challenges’

IOM chief says after concluding 4-day visit to Bangladesh

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Over 1.1m Bangladeshis went abroad for jobs in 2022-23: state minister

A total of 11.26 lakh Bangladeshis went abroad for jobs in the financial year of 2022-23, State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Shofiqur Rahman Choudhury told parliament today

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Bangladesh has zero-tolerance on illegal migration: PM tells UK minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh holds a zero-tolerance policy against illegal migration

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US-Bangla to start Jeddah flights from August

US-Bangla Airlines for the first time is set to operate flights to Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, from August

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Bangladeshi migrant worker dies after forklift incident in Singapore

A migrant worker from Bangladesh working at a salvage yard in Sungei Kadut of Singapore was struck in the neck by a forklift and later died of his wounds

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2 Bangladeshis shot dead in New York

Two Bangladeshis were shot dead in Buffalo of New York yesterday

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Foreign airlines’ $323m stuck in Bangladesh

The amount of foreign airlines’ money stuck in Bangladesh has increased to $323 million from $214 million in less than a year, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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