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    KSA recruited B’desh’s over 67pc female migrant workers in 2017

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:23am on November 18, 2017

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recruited over 67 per cent of the migrant workers from Bangladesh during the first 10 months of the current year....

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    India, Russia, Maldives to support Bangladesh

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on November 17, 2017

    Health and family welfare minister Mohammed Nasim said that India, Russia, Maldives expressed their strong support to Bangladesh for eliminating tuberculosis within 2030....

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    Khulna-Kolkata train service begins operation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on November 17, 2017

    A direct passenger train between Bangladesh’s Khulna and India’s Kolkata, Bandhan Express, started its operation on Thursday after 52 years, according to Bangladesh Railway officials....

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    Dhaka, New Delhi to ease process of repatriation of detained, trafficked people

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    The government would hold a dialogue with India on Sunday on easing consular services for repatriation of nationals of the two countries staying in jails...

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    40pc undocumented

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:18am on November 12, 2017

    Out of 1,80,000 Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain 72,000 or 40 per cent became undocumented, according to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority of Bahrain...

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    Bangladesh close to Rohingya repatriation deal with Myanmar, says foreign secy

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:45pm on November 11, 2017

    Remained focused on having a 'bilateral' solution to the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh is very close to reaching a repatriation agreement with Myanmar, said foreign secretary...

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    Canada asks citizens ‘avoid non-essential travel’ of Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:37pm on November 09, 2017

    Canada on Thursday raised advisory for its citizens to travel Bangladesh to ‘risk level’. It asked the citizens to ‘avoid non-essential travel’ due to ‘the...

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    Bangladesh elected UNESCO executive board member

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:57pm on November 09, 2017

    Bangladesh on Wednesday has been elected member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, for...

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    Khulna-Kolkata route: Rail link resumes after 52 years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:55am on November 10, 2017

    Bangladesh and India on Thursday resumed train link between Khulna and Kolkata after fifty-two years of closure of the services. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated...

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    Commonwealth MPs call for urgent action

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on November 08, 2017

    The 63rd general assembly of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on Tuesday called for urgent action from the international community to resolve the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing the...