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Bangladesh hopes to finalise new worker recruitment policy with Malaysia

Bangladesh hopes to finalise an agreement with Malaysia over a new policy for recruiting Bangladeshi workers in August, State Minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed said. The Malaysian government suspended its previous recruitment system and announced a plan to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers under a new scheme last year. Quoting the state […]

A file photo from June 24, 2019 shows Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan celebrating the wicket of Afghanistan’s Najibullah Zadran with Mushfiqur Rahim during their ICC World Cup match in Southampton. — Reuters photo The World Cup final was always expected to draw large viewership on screen in all top cricket playing countries and Bangladesh […]

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The Daily Star  July 14, 2019 Let’s protect our tourist destinations before it’s too late! A large section of the roadside along Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway, which offers a scenic landscape on the way to the world’s longest sea beach, has been turned into a dumpsite by Patiya municipality authorities. PHOTO: RAJIB RAIHAN Aiman R Khan […]

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The Daily Star July 14, 2019 Is it time for a water tax in the apparel sector? Many factories take water from nature and pollute it. They add chemicals during wet processing and, in many cases, water is discarded back into the environment without being cleaned. Photo: Star Mostafiz Uddin Imagine if you had in your […]

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Rivers swell, further inundate 3 districts Taieyb Sarker, Nilphamari, Moazzem Hossain, Lalmonirhat, Saiful Islam, Moulvibazar Dhaka Tribune  July 13th, 2019 Photo shows Dimla upazila of Nilphamari district has become submerged under water on Saturday, July 13, 2019 Dhaka Tribune The water level of Teesta, Monu and Dhalai has continued to rise, further inundating the north […]

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Lightning strikes kill 10 in four districts Prothom Alo English Desk | Jul 13, 2019 At least 10 people were killed by lightning strikes in Pabna, Chuadanga, Rajshahi and Mymensingh districts on Saturday, reports UNB. In Pabna, thunderbolt left four people, including three of a family, dead at Pachuria village in Bera upazila at noon. […]

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The Daily Star  July 14, 2019 Results from Second Test of Milk: ALARMING as before DU researchers find antibiotics in all 10 samples DU Correspondent Dhaka University researchers have once again found antibiotics in milk available in kitchen markets and grocery shops. Their second round of study detected four antibiotics used for humans — Oxytetracycline, […]

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DU teacher feels threatened for research that found antibiotics in milk Special Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jul 13, 2019             Dhaka University professor ABM Faroque, who along with his colleagues found traces of antibiotics and detergent in packaged milk available in kitchen markets, does not feel safe. “The […]

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Rifat’s father demands Minni’s arrest Staff Correspondent . Barishal | Prothom Alo  Jul 13, 2019             Abdul Halim Sharif, father of slain Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, has demanded the police arrest his daughter-in-law Ayesha Siddiqa Minni. Holding a press conference at Barguna Press Club, Rifat’s father on Saturday evening said […]

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Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes […]

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