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Bangladeshi

2 Bangladeshis killed in UAE

Two Bangladeshi workers died after falling from an under construction building at Sharjah city of United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, reported The Gulf News. The details of the victims, however, were not available in the report.  One of them was identified as MHA, 40, who died on the spot while the second unidentified worker succumbed to his injuries at Al Qassimi hospital. Contacted, AKM Mizanur Rahman, first secretary (labour) at Bangladesh Consulate in Dubai, could not confirm the incident today. A case has...

Shooting of Bangladeshis: Farmers’ acquittal sparks outrage in Greece

Shooting of Bangladeshis: Farmers’ acquittal sparks outrage in Greece

A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country, The Guardian reports. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict describing it as a black mark for justice in a case...

Mustafa Kamal made 11th ICC president

Mustafa Kamal made 11th ICC president

AHM Mustafa Kamal is the first Bangladeshi to take the charges as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC). He became the 11th president of the ICC, according to a media release published on the website of the council. The declaration came at the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in...

BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshis

BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshis

Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) handed over 32 Bangladeshi nationals, who were jailed there on charges of infiltrating into the country and committing various crimes, this morning under the extradition treaty between the two countries. A 24-member team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion- 42 led by Teknaf Border out Post (BoP) company commander...

SOMALI PIRATES

7 Bangladeshi sailors freed over 3 yrs after abduction

7 Bangladeshi sailors freed over 3 yrs after abduction

Somali pirates have released seven Bangladeshi sailors nearly three and a half years after their abduction from a ship. The crew members were kidnapped by the pirates on November 26 in 2010 when they were on board "MV Albedo", a Malaysian flagged-vessel. "The seven Bangladeshis have just been released by their captors and are being...

Pre-1971 migrants to be Indian voters

In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Indian state of Meghalaya has said Bangladeshis, who settled in the north-eastern state before March 24, 1971, be treated as Indians and enrolled in the voters' list. Though the verdict is surely welcomed by the pre-1971 Bangladeshi settlers, it leaves a large question mark over the fate of those who migrated to India from Bangladesh afterwards, including during the Liberation War. The judgement came just a few days after Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata...

8 Bangladeshis cleared of rioting at Singapore dorm

8 Bangladeshis cleared of rioting at Singapore dorm

Eight Bangladeshi workers have been cleared of rioting in a dormitory after a fight with another group - which is thought to have erupted over the result of a cricket match, reports The Straits Times. The eight, aged 26 to 38, were given a discharge amounting to an acquittal yesterday (Tuesday) for being part...

Pre-March '71 Bangladeshi settlers are Indians: Meghalaya HC

Pre-March '71 Bangladeshi settlers are Indians: Meghalaya HC

In a landmark judgement, the High Court in Indian state of Meghalaya has said that Bangladeshi nationals who have settled in the northeastern state before March 24, 1971, should be treated as Indians and can be enrolled in the voters' list. The verdict was based on a petition by over 40 refugees from Bangladesh,...

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF on Benapole border

Bangladeshi beaten dead by BSF on Benapole border

A Bangladeshi was beaten to death allegedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Putkhali border in Sharsha upazila of Jessore early today. The deceased was identified as Sirajul Islam, 25, son of Akbar Ali of Jhikargachha upazila headquarters of the district. Lieutenant Colonel Mostafizur Rahman, commanding officer of BGB 23 Battalion, said Sirajul was...

9 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi fire

9 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi fire

At least nine Bangladeshi and two Indian citizens were killed as a fire swept through a furniture factory in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, last night. The victims are -- Md Jalal, Abdul Gaffar, Baha Uddin,  Shah Alam, Nazir Hossain, Md Selim, Motiur Rahman from Comilla while Md Akkas from Madaripur and Jakir...

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