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BJP leader talks tough on Bangladeshi illegal immigrants

BJP leader talks tough on Bangladeshi illegal immigrants

Amid the alarming rise in jihadi activities in India, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy talked tough on Saturday, insisting that Bangladesh should be made to face the consequences if it refused to cooperate with India in stopping illegal migration, reports an Indian English daily. “I want some strong policy. I also want Bangladesh to cooperate...

2 Bangladeshis hurt in Malaysia coal mine blast

2 Bangladeshis hurt in Malaysia coal mine blast

At least three foreign workers were killed and 29 others including two Bangladeshis injured in a coal mine explosion in eastern Malaysia on Saturday. The gas fire ignited at about 450m below the tunnel’s entrance of the coal mine located about 3km from the Kuching-Sri Aman main road at 8:45am Saturday when 119 miners...

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

Expat’s body found in Banani flat

The blood-smeared body of a Bangladeshi expatriate in the United Kingdom was found from a house in Dhaka’s Banani area today. The deceased was primarily identified as Mejba Uddin, 72. Police was yet to conform whether he was murdered or not, Nurul Alam, assistant commissioner of police in Gulshan zone, told The Daily Star. His body...

21 Bangladeshis remanded in Malaysia

21 Bangladeshis remanded in Malaysia

  Malaysian authorities today placed 24 foreign job seekers including 21 Bangladeshis on remand after they were caught while trying to enter the Southeast Asian country by a tugboat from Indonesia. Maritime Enforcement Agency officials Saturday night detained the 21 Bangladeshis, two Indonesians, and one Afghan from the country’s southern Tanjung Sepat area under Selenagor...

6 Bangladeshi origin British to contest UK polls

6 Bangladeshi origin British to contest UK polls

Six Bangladeshi origin British citizens are going to participate in the upcoming parliamentary election of the United Kingdom. They have been nominated from three major political parties of the country for the election to be held in May 2015, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Four of them have been nominated by the main opposition Labour...

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Horrifying modern-day slave trade

THE horrific report that an unspecified number of job-seeking Bangladeshi youths are being enslaved under inhuman conditions in a remote island in Thailand for ransom following their capture by human traffickers has jolted us. Unlike in the usual cases where job hungry people voluntarily cooperate with human traffickers' design, the victims here were first entrapped by traffickers and then forcibly taken to boats to be finally shipped to an unknown destination. More than 130 such victims, most of them Bangladeshis,...

Bangladeshis among migrant workers exploited in UAE: HRW

Bangladeshis among migrant workers exploited in UAE: HRW

Migrant workers from Bangladesh and many other Asian and African countries are beaten, exploited, and trapped in forced labour situations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed...

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF in Satkhira

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF in Satkhira

A Bangladeshi national was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members in Indian territory opposite to Boikari border in Satkhira Sadar upazila early today. The deceased was Ayub Ali, 35, son of Shamser Ali of Boikari village. Locals said the BSF troops from Gazipur camp opened fire on a group of Bangladeshi nationals...

Bangladeshi dies in UK immigration detention centre

A Bangladeshi who was picked up by UK immigration police, died in its detention centre at Linconshire, some 140 miles away from London, on Saturday. Rubel Ahmed, 22, son of Abdul Jalil, who hailed from Sangirai village in Bishwanath upazila, had been living in UK since 2009. Rubel was held by the law enforcement agency on July 22 from a restaurant in the Kent city of UK. Since then Rubel had been in Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre in Linconshire, Enamul...

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...

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