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Social security for migrant workers: Some suggestions

Social security for migrant workers: Some suggestions The government must make concerted efforts to protect the rights of women migrant workers. Source: Pinterest Shakirul Islam Labour migration is significant for the economy of Bangladesh for many reasons. Almost a quarter of job seekers who enter the country’s labour market every year are employed through migration […]

Biman plane crashes in Yangon airport   Biman plane crashes in Yangon airport Thompson Chau 08 May 2019 Photo: Supplied. www.mmtimes.com Biman plane crashes in Yangon airport A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane has crashed this evening on the runway at Yangon International Airport, aviation sources told The Myanmar Times. The S2-AGQ – Bombardier Dash 8 […]

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New ADP to be 21pc bigger Foreign aid utilisation to get priority Rejaul Karim Byron The government is set to fix the size of the development budget at Tk 202,721 crore for 2019-20, up 21.39 percent from the current fiscal year, as it looks to mobilise a higher amount of foreign aid piled up in […]

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Bangladesh players stretch during a training session at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Monday. — Courtesy photo Bangladesh will take confidence from their clinical performance against West Indies when they take on Ireland in their second match of the tri-nation one-day international tournament at the Malahide ground in Dublin today. The match […]

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Bangladesh Jatiya Party or BJP has left the BNP-led 20-Party alliance in a ‘fit of sulks’ which will be over ‘soon,’ said BNP Senior Joint Secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. “Politics in the country has been going through a bad phase. Some of the allies may become sulky during this phase. This will be over. Especially, […]

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‘Alarming presence’ of three enteric viruses in the capital’s sewage water created the risk of the viruses getting released in the environment putting public life in danger. Although it is certain that sewage water contains enteric viruses, the high presence of Rotavirus, Norovirus and the Adenovirus responsible for causing diarrhea and intestine infection, found a […]

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Thousands of Bengali women must prove their Indian citizenship or face statelessness. Most can’t. GlobalPost May 08, 2019 By Sarita Santoshini Fatima Begum performs household work at her home in Barepta district of Assam, India. A Bengali Muslim born in Assam, she was first declared a foreigner in 2013 and her case is currently pending […]

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No Democracy Is an Island If Washington thinks that affirming flawed votes and the leaders who benefited from them abroad isn’t harming the health of democracy at home, it is mistaken. By Jeffrey Smith, Hilary Matfess Foreign Policy Magazine  May 8, 2019 A man closes a voting station in Kinshasa ahead of counting the ballots […]

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When Didi Speaks of Slaps: Mamata Banerjee wanting to give PM Modi a ‘tight slap of democracy’ actually insults democracy Banerjee should be condemned unequivocally for unleashing both a language and a culture of violence in Bengal. Ironically, many have teamed up with her in the name of ‘saving democracy’. Daily O  08-05-2019 VANDANA @vandana5 […]

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