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    130 Bangladeshis killed in S Africa a year

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:09am on May 14, 2019

    About 130 Bangladeshis are killed on an average every year in South Africa mostly due to conflict among compatriots as well as conflict with local...

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    US keen to invest in Bdesh’s energy, infrastructure, ICT sectors

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:15pm on May 13, 2019

    The United States has expressed its keenness to invest in the country’s different sectors, including energy, infrastructure, ICT, LNG and dredging.

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    Yunus launches joint venture with Japanese co

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:26am on May 13, 2019

    Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus launched a joint venture promises to repair automobiles with quality parts.G Japan Sunpower Auto Limited, the joint venture was launched on...

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    Bangladeshi workers request taking up issue of undocumented friends

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:17am on May 13, 2019

    About 450 Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia on Sunday met and requested visiting Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment state minister Imran Ahmad to take up issue...

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    Bangladeshi farmer among migrants saved by Tunisian fishermen

    Agence France-Presse . Zarzis, Tunisia | Updated at 01:14am on May 12, 2019

    A Bangladeshi farmer watched dozens drown beside him in the Mediterranean before ‘God sent us the fishermen’, who saved him from the cold waters and...

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    Overseas recruitment falls by 17pc in 4 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on May 12, 2019

    Overseas recruitment of workers from Bangladesh has fallen by 17 per cent in the first four months of 2019 comparing to that of the previous...

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    Attacks on minorities increased after election: BHBCOP

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:46am on May 11, 2019

    Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Oikya Parishad (BHBCOP) on Friday expressed deep concern over the increased violence and oppression of minorities in the last four months after the...

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    UN wants Myanmar to grant humanitarian access

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:42am on May 11, 2019

    The UN human rights body has called on the government of Myanmar to immediately grant humanitarian access to all conflict zones, including northern Rakhine State...

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    High-level visit to Malaysia begins today

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:27am on May 11, 2019

    The government is sending today a high-level team to Malaysia in an effort to regain access for Bangladeshi workers to the job market in that...

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    Bangladesh pushes for comprehensive training for UN peacekeepers

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:07am on May 10, 2019

    Bangladesh’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador Masud Bin Momen has called for a strong collaboration among UN secretariat, member states, and troops and police...