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Qatar migrant workers ‘treated like animals’ – Amnesty

Qatar’s construction sector is rife with abuse, Amnesty International (AI) has said in a report published as work begins on Fifa World Cup 2022 stadiums. Amnesty says migrant workers are often subjected to non-payment of wages, dangerous working conditions and squalid accommodation. The rights group said one manager had referred to workers as “animals”. Qatari […]

The winning candidate in the delayed presidential run-off election in the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, has been sworn in in the capital, Male.   Earlier his rival, former President Mohamed Nasheed, conceded defeat, saying that having an elected president once more made it a “happy day”.   Regional power India was among the first to congratulate […]

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ICC World Twnety20 Bangladesh 2014 The ticket-sales for the World Twenty20 2014 got off to a mixed start yesterday as a number of the 97 Moneygram outlets of NCC Bank and Agrani Bank faced technical difficulties while dispatching the vouchers to buyers. According to bank managers the problems were caused by ‘poor quality printers’ and […]

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A Russian passenger airliner crashed Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard, officials said.   The Boeing 737 belonging to Tatarstan Airlines crashed about 7:20 p.m. local time (1520 GMT; 10:20 a.m. EST), an hour after taking off from Moscow. There were no […]

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Md. Asadullah Khan WITH 84-hour shutdown enforced by the main opposition party BNP in the country from November 10 and political infighting and violence mounting up in all parts of the country that, in the meantime, have taken a toll of about 21 innocent lives on the streets other than jeopardising trade and business activities, […]

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JP stays in govt; BNP left with agitation only; PM meets president; new ministers’ oath today A one-sided election without the BNP and its allies now looks more of a reality, as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday decided to form the polls-time cabinet today, picking new members for the cabinet from among her party-led grand […]

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The BNP has rejected the all-party poll-time cabinet set to be sworn in on Monday, calling it a farce. “It’s just another farce of the Grand Alliance government,” acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters on Sunday night. His reaction came hours after Cabinet Secretary Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan announced that the all-party […]

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The last ten years saw an accelerated growth of economic units on the back of rapid expansion of the service sector, the preliminary report of Economic Census 2013 revealed yesterday. An economic unit is any player that contributes to the country’s gross domestic product, starting from rickshaw-pullers to large garment factories. Agriculture has been excluded […]

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Khaleda tells Biswal people to vent natural reaction if their will not respected The United States wants a free, fair, credible and acceptable election in Bangladesh to ensure the continuation of its progress in the coming days.   It also wants to see a stronger base of democracy and stable situation in the country through […]

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For long, Sachin Tendulkar had faced questions about his retirements. He had always held the view that he would quit the moment he feels he can’t keep up with the gruelling demands of international sport. He reiterated that view today as he addressed the media for the first time having retired from the sport a […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reaffirmed that the next election will be free, fair and credible, and hoped that the opposition will take part in the election where the people will freely exercise their franchise.   The Prime Minister came up with the reassurance when visiting US assistant secretary of state for South and […]

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Cultural Correspondent India, dubbed  as the second notorious country for reported rape crime after US, is facing a new criticism  for  celebrating nudity and sex tend in its ongoing  Kolkata International Film Festival . No wonder, the country has the long tradition of worshiping sex in their ancient religious belief. However, last week’s report about Assam rape […]

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