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United Air sued for Tk 50cr compensation

Flight Suspension Aftermath

United Air sued for Tk 50cr compensation

Five passengers are suing United Airways for Tk 50 crore for not being able to fly to Malaysia when the carrier had suspended its operations without notice last week. In the law suit filed with a Dhaka court against United, its chairman and managing director yesterday, the plaintiffs said they on September 21 bought...

Tk 50cr damage suit filed against United Airways

Tk 50cr damage suit filed against United Airways

A Tk 50-crore damage suit was filed today against the chairman and managing director of United Airways and five others. Five passengers filed the case with a Dhaka court seeking compensation as they failed to go to Malaysia on September 24 following the private airliner's suspension of flights. The United Airways suspended its all flight...

17th Asian Games
Incheon 2014

A face-saving win

A face-saving win

After two massive defeats against Japan and Malaysia, Bangladesh hockey team got their first win of the Asian Games yesterday when they eked out a 2-1 win over Singapore in their Pool A encounter at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon yesterday. Pushkor Khisha Mimo and Khorshedur Rahman struck one goal apiece in the...

Malaysia Second Home Programme

Bangladesh among top 3 countries

Bangladesh is among the top three countries after China and Japan to avail itself of the "Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)" programme with 2,923 Bangladeshis so far taking the offer. This year 285 more Bangladeshis have applied for enrolment in the programme to get five years' residence permit by making minimum investment of US $100,000. Disclosing the figure at a "Meet-the-Press" programme at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday, Malaysian High Commissioner in Dhaka Norlin Othman said mostly business people from Bangladesh...

Bangladeshi construction worker in Malaysisa dies in brick fall

A Bangladeshi worker was killed while two others were injured when some 200 bricks fell from a crane at a construction site today. The incident happened at around 1:40pm at a construction site located at the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway in Malaysia. A witness, who declined to be named said about eight workers were working at the site when the bricks fell from a crane, hitting the workers. “The bricks fell on three foreign workers. Two of them were hit...

Foreign jobs costlier for Bangladeshis

Bangladeshis have to spend more than Indians and Sri Lankans to get jobs in Malaysia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, says a research. On average, a Bangladeshi has to spend $2685 to go to Qatar and get a job there while an Indian and a Sri Lankan pay only $1227 and $1200, respectively, for the same job, Prof CR Abrar, coordinator of the research team, said while revealing these findings at a workshop yesterday. The case is similar in the...

22 held while going to Malaysia illegally

22 held while going to Malaysia illegally

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detained 22 people from the Bay of Bengal near Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila when they were going to Malaysia illegally early today. Among the detainees, 11 are from Narshingdi, eight from Sylhet, and three from Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Shahidul Islam, petty officer at coastguard station in Cox’s Bazar,...

Coast guard foils illegal migration attempt

Bangladesh Coast Guard early yesterday seized a Malaysia-bound engine-run wooden trawler and detained 17 Bangladeshis, including a human trafficker, from it in Moheshkhali channel near Najirartek of Cox's Bazar. The illegal migrants, hailing from Narsingdi, Khulna, Satkhira, Jhenidah, Sirajganj, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, were handed over to Cox's Bazar Model Police Station following the detention . Coast guard says the trafficker, Arif, 30, of Cox's Bazar's Kutubdia upazila, took Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 from each person to get them...

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Man held with 1.3kgs gold at Dhaka airport

Customs intelligence officials detained a man with 1.373 kilogrammes of gold worth Tk 65 lakh from Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early today. Arrestee Ziaur Rahman, 40, of Munshiganj landed the airport from Malaysia by a Malaysian Airlines flight, MH 196, around 12:15am, said Umme Nahida Akter, assistant director of Customs Intelligence. A team of...

After disasters, stricken Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

After disasters, stricken Malaysia Airlines staff brace for job cuts

As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasting with their pink and turquoise uniforms, sobbed and clung to each other in grief. The 19,500 staff of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) now face a new ordeal - a quarter of them...

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