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UK to tighten migrant benefits

UK to tighten migrant benefits

The UK is to cut the amount of time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits for from six to three months. David Cameron said the "magnetic pull" of UK benefits needed addressing to attract people for the right reasons. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, he said immigration should "put Britain first". But Labour...

Al-Arafah appoints independent director

Al-Arafah appoints independent director

Khalid Rahim has recently been elected as an independent director of Al-Arafah Islami Bank and chairman of the board audit committee, the bank said in a statement yesterday. Rahim is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of ICAB (Bangladesh). Currently he is a senior consultant of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants, KPMG Bangladesh. Rahim has previously served as managing director at Barclays de Zoete Wedd Ltd (now Barclays Capital), the investment banking arm of Barclays Bank, one of the largest UK based banking groups. He later served a UK-based financial services group engaged in private equity and fund management as group chief executive,...

PM not interested in talks with BNP

PM not interested in talks with BNP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today rejected outright any possibility of a dialogue with BNP regarding the next parliamentary elections saying that BNP "missed the train and now have to wait for next one". "If a political party takes wrong decision, it has to pay for this. Since BNP missed the election train, it has...

PM to brief on her UK tour tomorrow

PM to brief on her UK tour tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will brief press tomorrow about her recent official tour to the UK. The press conference will be held at Gono Bhaban at 11:30am. The premier left Dhaka for London on July 21 to attend the first-ever Girl Summit held on July 22 and hold talks with her British counterpart David William...

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...

PM off to London to attend Girl Summit

PM off to London to attend Girl Summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for London this morning on a three-day official tour to attend the first-ever Girl Summit to be held on July 22 and hold talks with her British counterpart David William Donald Cameroon. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 9:45am. Cabinet members and civil and military high officials saw her off at the airport. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading a 57-member Bangladesh delegation to the summit being hosted jointly by British government and Unicef. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki are, among others,...

Khaleda Leaves Dhaka

Trip to serve 3 purposes

Trip to serve 3 purposes

It's a three-in-one tour. There will be Umrah, family reunion and political meetings when Khaleda Zia visits Saudi Arabia this week with her two sons -- Tarique Rahman from the UK and Arafat Rahman Koko from Malaysia -- joining her there. Khaleda left for Saudi Arabia in an Emirates flight around 9:45 last night at...

Files reveal Soviet dismay at ‘drunken’ Brit double agent

Files reveal Soviet dismay at ‘drunken’ Brit double agent

They were two of Britain’s most notorious double agents, responsible for passing on some of this country’s most sensitive secrets to the Russians, but documents reveal that Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean were viewed in an unflattering light by their Soviet masters. Among thousands of typed Russian documents in the Mitrokhin archive, open to...

Tighter security for flights to US

Tighter security for flights to US

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat". The UK transport department confirmed airport security was being stepped up. Neither UK nor US authorities specified what new measures would be involved but the UK said...

Xpress Money launches Ramadan campaign

Xpress Money launches Ramadan campaign

Xpress Money has launched a promotion campaign—Win Everyday—for its Bangladeshi customers to mark the Ramadan month, the money transfer service provider said in a statement yesterday. The 49-day campaign, which started on June 25 and end on August 12, will entitle customers transferring money to Bangladesh from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan,...

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