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50,000 Bangladeshis may return home from KSA

More than 50,000 expatriate Bangladeshi workers are likely to return home from Saudi Arabia soon, to benefit from an amnesty, said a newspaper there. Saudi Gazette wrote on Tuesday that at least 20,000 of them have already returned to Bangladesh. Saudi Arabia will recruit nearly 3,000 Bangladeshi workers in different professions by this year, state-run […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need of sharing water management experiences among delta countries for the benefit of the future generation. The Premier made the statement while speaking on the first day of the three-day Water Conference-2017 being held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Saturday. Hasina urged experts and […]

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Soaring paddy prices, high import cost and lack of market monitoring may drive the rice price in the local market high, traders have hinted. Rice prices dropped a little following an import glut a month ago, but are yet to be within the reach of the middle-income group. However, the prices of Bangladesh’s staple rose […]

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The number of students adopting unfair means like copying and helping each other in public examinations is increasing, causing alarms among education board officials. According to inter-education board coordination subcommittee data, 976 students were expelled during Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent exams held under eight general, one madrassah and one technical education boards in 2017. […]

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A cross-section of people have criticised the finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith for saying that everyone in society was indirectly corrupt while they maintained that people were rather victims of ‘all pervasive corruption’ committed by a few politically powerful quarters. Inaugurating a hotline number of the Anti-Corruption Commission for receiving corruption allegations on July […]

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Six Bangladeshis, including two brothers, have died in a road traffic accident in Saudi Arabia. The accident occurred at ‘Alzubarah’ on Thursday night local time, according to an official at the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh. Counsellor (Labour), Sarwar Alam at the embassy, referring to witnesses, told bdnews24.com that two of the victims died on the […]

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