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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...

DEATH OF 3 BANGLADESHIS IN CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT

Families to get Malaysian Ringgit 25,000 each

Families to get Malaysian Ringgit 25,000 each

The families of three Bangladeshi workers, who died in a construction site accident in Malaysia last week, will receive Malaysian Ringgit (RM) 25,000 each. Malaysian Human Resources Minister Richard Riot today made the announcement of the compensation, reports local English daily The Star. He said they are in contact with the Bangladesh high commission in...

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...

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