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Half million Bangladeshis employed overseas in 2011


February 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Over half a million Bangladeshis found overseas jobs in 2011 as the remittance-reliant country witnessed a boom in overseas employment after two dull years following the ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi shot dead in Libya


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national has been shot dead by a gang of robbers in Libya, said a senior Bangladeshi official posted in the north African country.Abdus Shahid, ... Read more...

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Malta rescues 76 migrants fleeing Libya, one dies


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
VALLETTA, MALTA (BNO NEWS) -- A man died on a boat that was rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta on Wednesday off the coast of the Mediterranean island, the Times of ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis who shipped to Singapore were on drugs


April 16th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) The two Bangladeshi workers who were shipped to Singapore had slept off after taking marijuana, survivor of the nine-day journey from Chittagong has told the authorities."For ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposes military action in Libya


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) With thousands of Bangladeshi workers still inside Libya, Dhaka has urged international troops to show restraint and resort to force "only when absolutely essential and solely ... Read more...

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Bangladeshis say being forced to take part in Bahrain pro government rally


March 18th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Mar.18 (ANI): Bangladeshi expatriates in Bahrain say they have been forced to take part in pro-government rallies, which has provoked attacks from a majority of the Shia population of the country ... Read more...

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Compensation sought for evacuees from Arab world


March 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) An inter-governmental legal body has called for compensation for thousands of foreign workers, including Indians, who have lost their jobs and are being evacuated from ... Read more...

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Three Bangladeshi evacuees from Libya drown off Crete


March 7th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 7 (IANS) Three Bangladeshis from Libya have drowned after they tried to flee a rescue ship docked at the Greek island of Crete in an apparent bid ... Read more...

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Thousands of Bangladeshi workers trapped in Libya


February 24th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) Bangladesh has sought help from international organisations for thousands of its nationals trapped in Libya. An estimated 50,000 Bangladeshis are working in Libya and most of them ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s manpower export drops by 21 percent


December 29th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's labour export, the country's second biggest source of foreign exchange, has fallen by 21 percent, an official study has said.Besides, the remittances have gone up by ... Read more...

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50,000 Bangladesh workers booked for violence


June 24th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) As many as 50,000 to 60,000 garment industry workers have been booked for violence over the last weekend in Ashulia, a suburban industrial township on the outskirts of ... Read more...

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Dhaka garment units resume work after security assurance


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) About 250 readymade garment units located on the outskirts of Dhaka, which saw violent protests by workers over closure of factories during last three days, resumed operations Wednesday ... Read more...

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60 Bangladeshis arrested in UAE


June 17th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 17 (IANS/WAM) Sixty Bangladeshi workers have been arrested here in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after their employers declared them absconders. The workers were hiding in an apartment building in ... Read more...

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Malaysia prefers workers from Nepal, not Bangladesh


February 17th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Malaysia is hiring over 100,000 workers from Nepal, "sidelining" 55,000 Bangladeshi workers whose visas were cancelled in March last year, a newspaper has reported. Malaysia banned foreign ... Read more...

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Malaysia still has room for Bangladeshi workers


November 30th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), Nov.30 (ANI): Malaysia's freeze on the intake of Bangladeshi workers will stay despite a request from Dhaka for a review of the decision, said the ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s foreign exchange reserves cross $10 bn


November 12th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 12 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves have crossed the $10 billion mark, the highest ever, an official said. The nine-fold increase in as many years is thanks to increasing remittances, a ... Read more...

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Dhaka reinforces troops as tension mounts along Myanmar border


October 7th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 7 (IANS) Bangladesh has cancelled leave of its border guards and stepped up army deployment on its border with Myanmar, alleging large-scale intrusion and to protest against the eastern neighbour ... Read more...

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No pressure from Arab nations on war crimes trial, says Dhaka


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 2 (IANS) Bangladesh has denied reports that it is under pressure from Gulf nations, where millions of its people work, to call off the trial of those who killed ... Read more...

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Mauritius hiring only women from Indian subcontinent


July 17th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 17 (IANS) Mauritius is phasing out male workers and hiring only women from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, a newspaper report here said Friday, quoting a local labour recruiting agent. ... Read more...

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Dhaka worried as Mauritius sends 6,000 Bangladeshi workers home


July 16th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's overseas job market that fetches high earnings is set to shrink as Mauritian authorities have decided to send back 6,000 workers by the end of the ... Read more...

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8,000 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in past 5 years: Report


May 13th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh, whose economy depends heavily on remittances from citizens employed abroad, received over 8,000 coffins in the last five years, a report said. Job insecurity, tension at work, ... Read more...

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Dhaka demands compensation for workers sent home


March 28th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Countries that provide jobs to Bangladeshi workers must compensate them if they are sent home before their contracts expire, the government says. Upset at its migrant workers being sent ... Read more...

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Global meltdown effect: 300 Bangladeshi workers return from Malaysia


March 13th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur, March 13 (IANS) At least 300 Bangladeshi workers returned home from Malaysia after their visas were cancelled citing unemployment caused by global recession, media reports said Friday. Malaysia had cancelled visas ... Read more...

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Malaysia Govt. cancels work visas of 55,000 Bangladeshis


March 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Mar. 11 (ANI): Malaysias Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has informed that the Government has cancelled the work visas of about 55,000 Bangladeshis who have not used them so far. This ... Read more...

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Two Bangladeshi workers abducted in Afghanistan


October 25th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 25 (DPA) Two Bangladeshi development workers based in Afghanistan were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen Thursday, an official from the non-governmental Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) said Saturday.Akhter Ali and Mohammad ... Read more...

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Kuwait parliament to hold emergency session on foreign workers


September 4th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 4 (IANS) Kuwait's parliament will hold an emergency session Sep 10 to discuss the issue of foreign workers in that country. There are around 550,000 expatriate Indians in Kuwait.Parliament Speaker ... Read more...

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1800 Bangladeshis deported from Gulf States


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Aug 2 (ANI): At least 1800 Bangladeshis have been deported from Gulf States and Saudi Arabia. Dhaka Airport officials claimed that nearly 170 Bangladeshi workers returned home from Kuwait on ... Read more...

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Kuwait deports over 100 Bangladeshi workers


July 31st, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Dhaka, July 31 (Xinhua) Over 100 Bangladeshi workers, who were deported by Kuwait over allegations of instigating labour unrest, have arrived here, a newspaper report said Thursday. Several hundred others who have ... Read more...

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India, Malaysia to sign MoU to protect workers


June 17th, 2008 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Malaysia Ashok Kantha has said New Delhi has agreed to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to protect the interest and ... Read more...

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`Indian garment workers get highest wages among South Asians’ (Lead)


June 1st, 2008 - 4:43 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Indian workers employed in the garment manufacturing sector get the highest wage among South Asians while Bangladesh workers get the lowest, a study published here says. Indian garment ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi garment workers get low wages: study


June 1st, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, June 1 (IANS) Indian workers employed in the garment manufacturing sector get the highest wage, while Bangladeshi workers are at the bottom of the heap among South Asians, a study says. ... Read more...

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