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    Brunei resumes accepting Bangladeshis’ job visa applications

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:21am on August 23, 2019

    The Sultanate of Brunei has reopened accepting job visa applications of Bangladeshi workers, said the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam in Dhaka. The High Commission...

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    No Rohingya shows up for return to Myanmar

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury in Dhaka and Mohammad Nurul Islam in Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 01:05am on August 23, 2019

    None of the 295 Rohingya families the authorities interviewed so far for repatriation showed up on Thursday for going back to Rakhine in Myanmar they...

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    Bangladesh won’t do anything by force on Rohingya repatriation: FM

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:34pm on August 22, 2019

    Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said Bangladesh did not want to do anything by force and laid emphasis on removing trust-deficit among Rohingyas...

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    Fresh move to repatriate Rohingyas from Bangladesh falters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:16pm on August 22, 2019

    Bangladeshi authorities on Thursday said that none of the Rohingya families interviewed so far were willing to go back to Myanmar.

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    Jaishankar leaves Dhaka

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:30am on August 22, 2019

    Indian external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar left Dhaka for Kathmandu on Wednesday morning wrapping up his three-day official visit. State minister for foreign affairs M...

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    Assessment of voluntariness continues amid tight security

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    The UNHCR and the government jointly continued assessing voluntariness for return of the Rohingya people for the second day on Wednesday with 235 families participating...

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    Labour attaches asked to explore overseas jobs for workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:04am on August 21, 2019

    Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment minister Imran Ahmad on Tuesday urged the country’s labour attaches posted at Bangladesh missions abroad to play economic role and...

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    Interviews find no Rohingya willing to go back 

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on August 20, 2019

    The government by Tuesday informed 3,399 prospective Rohingya returnees about the readiness of Bangladesh, Myanmar and the UNHCR authorities for facilitating their return to Rakhine...

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    Dhaka, Delhi for speedy, sustainable Rohingya repatriation

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 01:23pm on August 20, 2019

    Visiting Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said Bangladesh and India agreed on safe, speedy and sustainable return of Rohingyas to their place...

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    Malaysia continues to detain undocumented workers amid amnesty

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:00am on August 20, 2019

    The Malaysian immigration department  continues to detain the undocumented expatriate  workers though the amnesty declared by the  government is still in force. Bangladeshi workers and...