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Bangladeshis among top 3 Malaysian home scheme users

Bangladesh nationals are among the top three, who have been accepted for an international residency scheme by Malaysia, according to local media. The Southeast Asian nation has approved applications of 33,300 people from 126 countries since 2002, when it started the Malaysia My Second Home or MM2H programme, the New Straits Times reports citing Malaysian […]

The inspector general of police, AKM Shahidul Hoque, speaks at a press briefing on law and order situation at police headquarters in Dhaka on Thursday. — Ali Hossain Mintu The inspector general of police, AKM Shahidul Hoque, on Thursday claimed poet, writer and researcher Farhad Mazhar was not abducted rather he staged the incident to […]

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Food Minister Qamrul Islam has rubbished reports of “low food stock”, at a time when Bangladesh is importing rice following a price flare and market instability. In face of such, the minister who once made the headlines for importing substandard wheat, has refused to share specific information of the current food reserve. “We have enough […]

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The first shipment of rice from Vietnam has arrived at the Chittagong port. The Directorate of Food said that the ship carrying 20,000 tonnes of rice anchored at the port on Thursday morning. “We believe the next shipment will arrive on Jul 18 and the third will arrive on the 22nd,” Md Jahirul Islam, controller […]

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A Dhaka court on Thursday indicted all the five accused including Shafat Ahmed, for raping two university students in a Banani hotel in late March after inviting them to attend a birthday party. Second Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression judge Shafiul Azam framed charges in presence of the accused. The tribunal also […]

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena arrived here on Thursday on a three-day state visit to Bangladesh, highlighting the growing ties between the two countries, reports news agency UNB. A Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying President Sirisena and his 73-member entourage comprising ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and business community members landed at Shahjalal Airport at […]

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Eleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities said. Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured” in the southern province of Najran, the civil defence […]

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