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    Dhaka, Yangon for trust building

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on July 04, 2017

    Myanmar and Bangladesh have stressed the need for building trust to address differences through discussions between the two next-door neighbours and further develop bilateral relations...

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    Workers in Malaysia go hiding as crackdown continues

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:17am on July 04, 2017

    As the Malaysian authorities began crackdown to flush out illegal foreign workers, a large number of foreign workers—both legal and illegal—including Bangladeshis, have gone into...

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    Citycell CEO gets bail

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on July 03, 2017

    A DHAKA Court on Sunday granted bail to Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited chief executive officer Mehboob Chowdhury in connection with a case filed against him...

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    Dhaka, Colombo to weigh possibility of signing several deals

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on July 03, 2017

    Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are likely to discuss the possibility signing a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding when foreign secretaries of the two...

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    Japan considers detaining some asylum seekers

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 01:05am on July 02, 2017

    Japan is considering detaining some asylum seekers once their visas expire in an attempt to curb what it calls an abuse of its refugee system,...

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    Malaysia starts eviction drive against illegal foreign workers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on July 01, 2017

    Illegal foreign workers, including those from Bangladesh, are in grave threat of being arrested and charged in Malaysia as the country’s immigration police are set...

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    Sheikh Hasina featured among world leaders in US book

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha | Updated at 11:13am on June 30, 2017

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been featured distinctively in a book unveiled in the USA on Tuesday as one of the 18 current women national...

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    Three Eid holidaymakers found dead, three still missing

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on June 30, 2017

    Three people were found dead and three others remained missing on Thursday after they had gone to swim during Eid holidays at the river Padma,...

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    Sushma Swaraj likely to visit Dhaka in Sept

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:58am on June 30, 2017

    Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to visit Dhaka in the first half of September to co-chair India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting...

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    Myanmar security adviser due in Dhaka

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:51am on June 29, 2017

    Myanmar is set to dispatch its national security advisor to Dhaka next week when the two sides are expected to exchange views on thorny issues...