US-Bangla plans to expand wings in Europe, North America

The announcement comes as the airlines is set to mark its ninth anniversary tomorrow

5h ago

Japanese firm will run HSIA 3rd terminal

A Japanese company will be appointed to operate the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, and the job will include ground and cargo handling, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) yesterday.

1d ago

HSIA third terminal: Japanese firm to handle ops

A Japanese company is getting the job of operating the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), which includes ground and cargo handling, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman said today.

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Dhaka-NY direct flight likely to resume this year: CAAB boss

The much-awaited Dhaka-New York direct flight is likely to resume this year, Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) Air Vice Marshal M Mafidur Rahman said today

1d ago

European countries to be closer for Biman flyers

Biman is going for codeshare and interline agreements with Gulf Air and Japan Airlines and this will allow its passengers to go to destinations the two carriers serve.

1w ago

Japan emerges as lucrative labour market

With numerous job opportunities and the scope to earn a decent living, Japan has emerged as a lucrative labour market for skilled Bangladeshi migrant workers.

1w ago

Migrant workers sent home $21.61 billion in FY23

Migrant workers sent $21.61 billion to Bangladesh in the just-concluded fiscal year as remittance rebounded on the back of higher flow on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and a record outflow of labourers, official figures showed yesterday

2w ago

Dhaka Airport: 3rd terminal to open partially in October

At least 77.5 percent work of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has been completed and there could be a soft opening in the first week of October. 

2w ago

Singapore Airlines again voted world’s best by travellers

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named World's Best Airline in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the fifth time the company has won this prestigious accolade

Question Paper Leak: Another Biman official removed

A third official whose name came up in the investigation into the question paper leak of Biman's recruitment exam was removed from his post recently..Deputy Secretary Muhammad Nizam Uddin Ahmed was transferred from his post of general manager of the Administration and Human Resources Depar

Expatriates’ minister discusses migrant workers' issues in Malaysia

Expatriates’ Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad yesterday held discussions with Malaysian officials for sending more migrant workers, stressing upon safe and orderly migration

In a first, UK hires seasonal farm workers from Bangladesh

Bangladesh for the first time has sent seasonal farm workers to the UK under its Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

2w ago

Address social cost of migration on left-behind family members

Speakers at a dissemination workshop today said the social cost borne by elderly parents of migrant workers is an under-addressed area in the country’s labour migration discourse, stressing adequate government measures to this end

3w ago

All 538 fraud victims finally fly to Saudi to perform hajj

At least 339 people, who were victims of fraud by a private hajj agency, finally flew off to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj

3w ago

‘Helping Pilgrims’ In KSA: Biman willfully paying twice for same job

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be spending about Tk 12.9 crores ($1.18 million) to send 100 officials to Saudi Arabia to “assist Bangladeshi hajis” despite having a ground handling services agent who is supposed to do everything for about two-thirds of that cost.

3w ago

Ensuring digital services for migrant workers

The government’s Information and Communication Technology division will work with the "Ami Probashi" app to provide different digital services to migrant workers, said State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak today

3w ago

Forex reserves cross $30 billion

Thanks to higher inflow of remittances for Eid-ul-Azha

3w ago

Untimely inspection delays Biman’s London-bound flight

A London-bound flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was delayed today for 40 minutes thanks to an untimely inspection of the aircraft by a security supervisor of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh

On weaving family, culture and place into a compelling story

Nilopar Uddin's debut novel, 'The Halfways' (HQ, 2022) takes place across London, Wales, New York, and Sylhet, and focuses on the Bangladeshi immigrant experience

Bangladeshi Workers: Two Malaysian high officials transferred over migrants’ plight

The Malaysian human resources ministry transferred two of its top officials in connection with the recent recruitment of Bangladeshi and Nepalese workers

Damage to planes at HSIA: Biman losing face, money

A series of bizarre collisions involving planes on the apron of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport have raised serious concerns about Biman’s competence.