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Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

30 more return from restive Iraq

Thirty Bangladeshis, who were suffering in inhuman condition in an under-construction hospital building in the restive Tikrit city of Iraq, have returned home finally. A flight of Air Arabia carrying the workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 8:15pm, said Zahid Anwar, assistant director of Wage Earners Welfare Board of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry. The foreign ministry this evening in a press release said: “Under the direct supervision of the foreign ministry, Bangladesh embassy in Iraq...

Khaleda, Tarique reunite in Dubai

After three years, BNP chief Khaleda Zia was reunited with her elder son Tarique Rahman, his wife and daughter at Dubai International Airport yesterday. The Zia family members were on their way to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah as the royal guests of Saudi government. Khaleda and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Saturday night by an Emirates Airlines and made a stopover at Dubai airport. Tarique, also senior vice-chairman of BNP, his wife Zubaida Khan Rahman and their daughter...

32kg gold seized from Biman flight

32kg gold seized from Biman flight

Customs officials seized 32 kilograms of gold from a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this afternoon. The gold was recovered from a lavatory of the flight which came from Dubai and landed at Dhaka airport around 3:00pm, Ishrat Jahan Ruma, an assistant commissioner (Customs) at the...

14kg gold seized, 7 held at Dhaka airport

14kg gold seized, 7 held at Dhaka airport

Customs officials seized 119 gold bars weighing around 14 kilograms and arrested seven persons at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this afternoon. The gold worth around Tk 7 crore was brought to Dhaka by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Rashidul Hassan, assistant commissioner of customs, told The Daily Star. He said the gold...

Oman deports 68 Bangladeshis

Oman deports 68 Bangladeshis

Oman yesterday deported 68 Bangladeshi workers for staying there illegally. A Biman flight yesterday morning brought home the workers whose work permits had reportedly expired. The workers were in jails for a short period before their deportation, said Zahidul Islam, assistant director (immigration) of Bureau of Manpower and Employment Training. Oman has been the largest labour...

Deported Bangladeshi workers from Oman arrive

Deported Bangladeshi workers from Oman arrive

Over a hundred Bangladeshi workers, who were reportedly deported by the Omani authorities, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning. A Bangladesh Biman flight carrying the returnees, whose work visas had reportedly expired, landed at the airport around 9:00am today. Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Khondaker Showkat Hossain, however, told...

41 more Bangladeshis return from Iraq

Forty one more Bangladeshi workers returned home from Iraq yesterday on 'security grounds' as the war-torn country is facing severe internal conflicts involving different forces.   The workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka by a Qatar Airways flight around 6:00am. "The ongoing conflict among different groups in Iraq made the workplace unsafe and we did not want to work amid uncertainty and risk to life," Shariful Islam, one of the returnees, told The Daily Star. Around 4000 Bangladeshis, including...

2 held with 9.6kg gold at Dhaka airport

2 held with 9.6kg gold at Dhaka airport

Custom intelligence officials in separate drives detained two passengers with 83 gold bars weighing over 9.6 kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning. Md Alauddin, 31, and Mohammad Shahjahan, 38, were detained when they were crossing the green channel of the airport, said Mustafizur Rahman, deputy director of customs intelligence The...

2 held with 7kg gold at Dhaka airport

2 held with 7kg gold at Dhaka airport

Customs officials, in separate drives, detained two Bangladeshis with 20 gold bars weighing around 7.7 kilogrammes at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital this morning. The officials detained Shahnur Alam and Monjurul Haque, who came from Malaysia and Dubai, when they were passing the green channel around 6:30am and 10:30am respectively, said officials...

Asked by BCB, Shakib returns

Asked by BCB, Shakib returns

In line with the directives of Bangladesh Cricket Board, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan today returned home from London on his way to Barbados without attending the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) there. Talking about his decision to take part in the CPL without No Objection Certificate (NOC), Shakib said there might be a misunderstanding...

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