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Migrants

Migrant rights activists call for abolishing Kafala system in the Gulf

Migrant rights activists call for abolishing Kafala system in the Gulf

Migrant rights activists have called for abolishing sponsorship system to better protection of foreign workers from rights violations in Gulf countries. In Gulf, the sponsorship system is known as Kafala, under which employers confiscate passports of the workers and restrict their freedom to switch jobs. Migrant workers are often forced to work in hazardous environment...

Saudi fire: 6 bodies arrive

Saudi fire: 6 bodies arrive

The bodies of six Bangladeshi migrants were brought home from Saudi Arabia today 18 days after their deaths in a factory fire. A flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying the bodies landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 3:00pm. The victims are Mohammad Selim, Motiur Rahman, Mohammad Jalal, Shah Alam, of Comilla while Khorshed Alam Akkas...

Kidnapped Abroad

11 return after paying ransom

11 return after paying ransom

Aleya Begum could hardly sleep in the last five months. She could not even respond to her little granddaughter's query: “Where is my father? When will he come home?” Waiting for all these months, Aleya's mind was oscillating between hope and despair whether her son Shafiul Alam would return home alive from the grasp...

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