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Bangladeshi

Editorial

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...

Shooting of Bangladeshis: Farmers’ acquittal sparks outrage in Greece

Shooting of Bangladeshis: Farmers’ acquittal sparks outrage in Greece

A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country, The Guardian reports. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict describing it as a black mark for justice in a case...

Mustafa Kamal made 11th ICC president

Mustafa Kamal made 11th ICC president

AHM Mustafa Kamal is the first Bangladeshi to take the charges as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC). He became the 11th president of the ICC, according to a media release published on the website of the council. The declaration came at the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference in...

BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshis

BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshis

Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) handed over 32 Bangladeshi nationals, who were jailed there on charges of infiltrating into the country and committing various crimes, this morning under the extradition treaty between the two countries. A 24-member team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Battalion- 42 led by Teknaf Border out Post (BoP) company commander...

SOMALI PIRATES

7 Bangladeshi sailors freed over 3 yrs after abduction

7 Bangladeshi sailors freed over 3 yrs after abduction

Somali pirates have released seven Bangladeshi sailors nearly three and a half years after their abduction from a ship. The crew members were kidnapped by the pirates on November 26 in 2010 when they were on board "MV Albedo", a Malaysian flagged-vessel. "The seven Bangladeshis have just been released by their captors and are being...

Pre-1971 migrants to be Indian voters

In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Indian state of Meghalaya has said Bangladeshis, who settled in the north-eastern state before March 24, 1971, be treated as Indians and enrolled in the voters' list. Though the verdict is surely welcomed by the pre-1971 Bangladeshi settlers, it leaves a large question mark over the fate of those who migrated to India from Bangladesh afterwards, including during the Liberation War. The judgement came just a few days after Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata...

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