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MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags are flying at half-mast for the day of mourning. Flight...

ACCIDENT IN MALAYSIA

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshis reach home

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshis reach home

The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers, who were killed in a construction site accident in Malaysia on Monday night, reached home today. A flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying the bodies landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital around 6:30am, said Mohsin Chowdhury, director of Wage Earner's Welfare Board of the expatriates' welfare...

Construction Site Accident

3 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia

3 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia

They had known each other since childhood. They went to school together, grew up together as friends. Together, as if through a miracle, they went abroad in search of a better life. They found employment. They were happy that at long last their fortunes were about to change. That was not to be, for...

CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshi workers to arrive from Malaysia tomorrow

Bodies of 3 Bangladeshi workers to arrive from Malaysia tomorrow

The bodies of three Bangladeshi workers, who were killed at a construction site accident in Petaling Jaya of Malaysia on Monday night, will reach Dhaka tomorrow. A flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying the bodies will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:30am, Musharrat Jebin, second secretary (labour) at Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala...

MALAYSIA CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT

3 trapped Bangladeshi workers confirmed dead

3 trapped Bangladeshi workers confirmed dead

Rescuers recovered the bodies of three Bangladeshi workers, who were trapped under a beam that collapsed at a construction site in Petaling Jaya of Malaysia yesterday. The victims are Mohammad Elahi Hossain, 27, son of Abdus Sattar, and Mohammad Alauddin Mallik, 34, son of Mohammad Shahadat Mollik, from Ishwardi in Pabna while Mohammad Faruk...

Growing inequality challenges sustainable Asia-Pacific growth

Growing inequality challenges sustainable Asia-Pacific growth

The growing disparity in incomes and access to social opportunities in Asia-Pacific developing countries, including Bangladesh, not only threatens social stability but is also a key constraint to the region’s economic dynamism, according to Survey 2014. Latest data from about 40 countries in the region show that the poorest 20 percent of the population...

The last call

The last call

“The situation here has worsened. I don't know whether I will be able to come back home,” are the last few words Rokeya Begum could hear over the phone from her only son. She then heard a loud bang. “Hello, hello, hello,” she said, trying to get a response from Milon Hossain, 32, on...

Int’l police get access to MH17 crash site

Int’l police get access to MH17 crash site

Malaysia's Prime Minister said on Sunday that an agreement had been reached with separatists in Ukraine to give international police access to the site where a Malaysian plane was downed and enable investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed, reports Reuters. A statement issued by Najib Razak's office said the agreement with separatist leader...

Food Safety Law

'Enforcement to take long'

The implementation of Safe Food Act 2013 will take long, Food Minister Qamrul Islam said yesterday, two days after the High Court ordered the government to enforce the law in two months.  The court on July 20 asked the law secretary to enforce the law after finalising the relevant rules and issuing a gazette notification within the stipulated time. India and Malaysia have similar laws in place to ensure food safety, whose implementation took three to four years, the minister said...

MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain

MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain

The black boxes from downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators, it has been confirmed. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said they had been delivered to its headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire. Experts will attempt to download data from the recorders following a request by authorities in...

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