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Cheated, repatriated workers from Sudan seek compensation

Cheated, repatriated workers from Sudan seek compensation

Thirty seven workers who returned home from Sudan after being “cheated” by two Bangladeshi recruiting agencies today demanded compensation. They formed a human chain in front of the expatriate welfare and overseas employment ministry in Dhaka where they also demanded cancellation of licenses of the two companies. The workers alleged that the recruiting agencies –...

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23 Bangladeshis return from Sudan

23 Bangladeshis return from Sudan

Twenty three Bangladeshi workers, who were facing trouble in workplace at a textile company in Sudan, returned home this morning. They reached at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka by an Air Arabia flight around 11:00am. The workers are among the 58 Bangladeshis, who were working at Textile and Investment, a joint venture company run by Sudanese and Turkish nationals in a town near Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. They earlier urged the Bangladesh government to bring them back home citing that the company denied them to give due payment and provide better accommodation, said Mamun Mia, one of the returnee. The migrant workers were forced to work there by the company authorities...

Top Bangladeshi UN official resigns

Top Bangladeshi UN official resigns

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Ameerah Haq is stepping down as the UN undersecretary-general in charge of providing logistics and support for the more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around the world, Indian news agency PTI reports. Ban expressed “tremendous gratitude” to Haq on Tuesday “for her outstanding service” during a 38-year UN career which...

56 Bangladeshis in Sudan seek govt help

56 Bangladeshis in Sudan seek govt help

At least 56 Bangladeshi workers facing trouble in workplace at a textile company in Sudan urged the government to bring them back home. “We are now passing our days in fear as our company management has threatened to handover us to police if we do not work here and try to flee,” one of...

Sudan intel agency in court challenge to opposition

Sudan's powerful intelligence service has filed a criminal complaint against the leader of a major opposition party, disputing claims a counter-insurgency unit looted, raped and committed arson, reports said yesterday. The National Intelligence and Security Service laid the complaint against Umma party leader Sadiq al-Mahdi over comments made about the Rapid Support Forces at a news conference last week, according to identical newspaper reports. Mahdi's office told AFP it had not received formal notice of any legal action by NISS. Newspapers said...

Sudan president greets Hasina

Sudan president greets Hasina

President of Sudan Omar Hassan al-Bashir has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her assumption of the office of the prime minister of Bangladesh. In a message today, Sudan’s president expressed his desire to maintain and further strengthen the existing cordial and friendly relations between the two countries. He wished the prime minister success in her office...

Thousands dead in S Sudan: UN

Thousands dead in S Sudan: UN

Thousands of people must have been killed in the past week of violence in South Sudan, says UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator Toby Lanzer

Morsi's ex-PM arrested on his way to Sudan

Morsi's ex-PM arrested on his way to Sudan

Egyptian security forces arrest former prime minister of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi

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