Abdur Rashid Mia (32) from Narsingdi went to Saudi Arabia in June 2022. However, each step of his journey there was complicated – from getting his passport, to completing his medical check-ups, paying for his tickets and, finally, getting a job.
Unskilled or low-skilled workers are often involved in risky, difficult, and laborious jobs in the scorching heat. Apart from the unforgiving heat, work hours reaching 12 to 18 hours,
There has been no national inquiry into why so many migrants die of brain stroke or heart attacks at such young age.
Both Bangladesh and Malaysia should remain resolute in promoting safe, fair, transparent and ethical recruitment, upholding the national laws and relevant international standards.
Bidyanondo Foundation has so far served millions of people, and in the process, touched their hearts with its activities. To honour its contributions, Queen Elizabeth II of the UK has recognised its founder Kishore Kumar Das with the Commonwealth Points of Light award. However, Kishore doesn’t think the award should change anything; the organisation wants to continue its work as usual.
Bangladeshi journalist Zahidur Rahman and expatriate engineer Saiful Islam Tipu, who had gone missing in Tripoli, were released from the “safe custody” of the Libyan authorities yesterday.
Bangladeshi journalist Zahidur Rahman and expatriate engineer Saiful Islam Tipu, who went missing in Tripoli on March 23, are now in the “safe custody” of the Libyan authorities.
Bangladeshi journalist Zahidur Rahman and expatriate engineer Saiful Islam Tipu, who went missing in Tripoli of Libya are now safe in the custody of the Libyan Authority. But it was not confirmed when or how they would be released.
A Bangladeshi journalist, who went to Libya on March 21, has been missing for the last five days.
Rezaul Mia from Tangail spent about Tk 4.5 lakh, which he acquired through a loan, to get a labourer’s job in Saudi Arabia last year.
Before the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Victory Day, Najmun Nahar -- a Bangladeshi globetrotter -- wanted to reach her personal milestone of visiting 150 countries.
Scientists of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) have successfully invented an artificial breeding technique for the almost-lost freshwater garfish, known as Kakila in Bangladesh.
It may surprise many to know that in the global race to build the tallest skyscrapers, two Bangladeshis have made towering contributions.
When over 1.5 lakh applications for machine-readable passports are pending for some two months, the authorities have yet to come up with any official explanations about what led to this situation and when and how it is going to be addressed.
The passport authorities sat on upgrading the MRP server that had crossed the 30-million limit in early June, causing delay in reissuing passports to tens of thousands of Bangladeshis, mostly migrants in the Gulf and Southeast Asian countries.
‘Mehmankhana’, an initiative by a group of volunteers in Dhaka’s Lalmatia, made special arrangements to feed low-income people on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha.
Everyone present on the grounds of Nishchintopur Primary School was in uncertainty that day.
During the whole month of Ramadan, nearly 1,500 people received iftar here every day. ‘Mehmankhana’, as the organisers call it, aimed to provide hot meals to orphaned children, rickshaw-pullers, street vendors, and people from other marginalised sections of society who have become unemployed during lockdown. Special arrangements were also made for all these people on the day of Eid. Everyone was happy with such an arrangement on Eid day.
The 41st BCS preliminary examination is going ahead on March 19 after the High Court rejected a writ petition filed by a BCS candidate seeking its deferral due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the recent surge in infections and fatalities.
Noted columnist, researcher and writer Syed Abul Maksud today breathed his last at Square Hospital in Dhaka. He was 74.
A Saudi court has rejected the bail petitions of three accused arrested in a case filed for the murder of a Bangladeshi domestic worker in Saudi Arabia two years ago.
The written test was held on Saturday afternoon. The result that came out eleven hours later left many candidates surprised.
In the recruitment test for the post of Scientific Officer (Temporary) of Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, a candidate has reportedly passed without appearing for the written test.
It was 4:00am yesterday when the first light of dawn was still far from the Dhaka sky.
A year after she was sent to Saudi Arabia as a domestic worker, Nodi returned to Bangladesh last night, lifeless, crammed inside a coffin, only to be received by her wailing relatives on the premises of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Despite going through several uncertainties regarding acquiring plane tickets and Covid-19 certificates over the last few days, all 302 Saudi-bound Bangladeshi passengers were able to leave Dhaka on flight SV-802 of Saudi Airlines.
All the expatriate Bangladeshis who are scheduled to fly for Saudi Arabia tonight have tested negative for Covid-19. Health officials have said the passengers can go to airport and receive printed copies of Covid-19 negative certificates from the health desk by showing the text messages sent to them.
Mohammad Arif and his father Mohammad Shahidullah's flight to Saudi Arabia is at 12:30am tonight. But they have not yet received their Covid-19 certificates. They are counting every minute at a hotel in Dhaka's Fakirapool as they can't go to Saudi Arabia without the certificate. They don't know when to start for the airport.
According to her primary education certificate, Umme Kulsum was only 14-years-old. But to send her to Saudi Arabia as a domestic worker, her passport falsely portrayed her as 25—since that is the minimum age for women to go as labour workers to Saudi Arabia. But the dream that the middleman had sold to Kulsum’s family was broken within a year and a half when she returned to her family as a corpse.
Kulsum died on August 9 this year while undergoing treatment at the King Faisal Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Her lifeless body arrived in the country on September 12. The family claimed that her employer and his son had beaten Kulsum, breaking her legs and arms, as well as injuring her waist. Her eye was also damaged. Merciless as they were, she was left on the street in this miserable condition. Later, Saudi police rescued her and took her to the hospital where she died in a few months.
Soon after completing her MBA from Dhaka University last year, Fahmida Khan started looking for jobs. Her first choice was a government job for which the recruitment takes place through BCS exams.
Md Sohorab Hossain has been appointed as the new chairman of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC). He is a former senior secretary to the government.
Students these days can finish their undergraduate-level education at public universities in Bangladesh in four years but some of them may have to wait another four years before they are offered a job by Rupali Bank.
A student can finish his honours degree in four years at public universities nowadays. Four years have passed after the circular, but the recruitment process for the state-owned Rupali Bank has not been completed yet. Seven months have passed since the final viva, but the results have not been published yet -- immensely frustrating the candidates.
He faced tough times for speaking out against Malaysia’s mistreatment of migrants
Rayhan Kabir, a young Bangladeshi who was arrested in Malaysia, was finally released and he left for Dhaka on a Malaysian Airlines flight yesterday. He was scheduled to land in Dhaka at 1:00am today.
Rayhan Kabir, a young Bangladeshi arrested in Malaysia, has finally been released and is leaving for Dhaka on a Malaysian Airlines flight at 11:00pm local time (Kuala Lumpur). He is scheduled to land in Dhaka at 1:00am.
Malaysian police did not bring any charge against the young Bangladeshi Rayhan Kabir who was arrested in Malaysia and he will be sent back to Bangladesh soon.
A Malaysian court has granted a 13-day remand for Rayhan Kabir, the Bangladeshi youth arrested for talking to the media about the Malaysian government’s treatment of migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he was brought to a court yesterday morning.
A Malaysian court has granted a 13-day remand for Rayhan Kabir, the Bangladeshi youth arrested for talking to the media about the Malaysian government's treatment of migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic, after he was brought to a court on Thursday morning.
“Let’s not talk about how I am now passing every moment, how I am struggling every second. I will put up that story for some other time. My only crime is I am a Bengali,” said Rayhan Kabir in a message to a friend before his arrest in Malaysia. Meanwhile, nine days have passed since his arrest. However, for Rayhan's family, time seems to stand still.
Mohammad Rayhan Kabir, a young Bangladeshi who spoke in a documentary aired by Al Jazeera and was arrested in Malaysia, said he only spoke of what he witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic. His intention, however, was not to offend anyone in Malaysia.
Mohammad Rayhan Kabir, a young Bangladeshi who spoke in a documentary aired by Al Jazeera and was arrested in Malaysia, said he had said what he witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, his intention was not to offend anyone in Malaysia.
Malaysian police have arrested Mohammad Rayhan Kabir, a young Bangladeshi who spoke in a documentary aired by Al Jazeera.
The government is going to recruit 2,000 more doctors to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, but the doctors are worried about the recruitment process.
The government has decided to recruit 2,000 more doctors to tackle the Covid-19 crisis. The Ministry of Health has already sent a letter to the ministry of public administration demanding the appointments. However, doctors are worried about the process by which they will be recruited.
The final results of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under the Public Service Commission (PSC) were published yesterday.
The final result of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been published. Some 2,204 candidates have been recommended provisionally for appointment to different cadres, said PSC officials. Of them, 613 were recommended for general cadres.
The final results of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations will be published today.
More than three years have passed and the Public Service Commission (PSC) is yet to announce the final result of the 38th BCS exams, testing the patience of over nine thousand university graduates to the limit.
More than three years have passed and the Public Service Commission (PSC) is yet to announce the final result of the 38th BCS -- testing the patience of over nine thousand university graduates to the limit.
Two years ago, Bazlur Rashid of Bogura went to Saudi Arabia to work as a farm labourer. He now sends Tk 15,000 to Tk 20,000 in remittance every month.
In a surprising development, Bidyanondo Foundation founder chairperson Kishore Kumar Das announced his resignation yesterday. The notice of his resignation appeared on the organisation’s official Facebook page.
Bangladesh Public Service Commission yesterday finalised its recommendation to recruit 2,000 doctors and 5,000 nurses to tackle the coronavirus crisis.
Bangladesh Public Service Commission has finalised its recommendation to recruit 2,000 doctors and 5,000 nurses to tackle the coronavirus crisis.
Kawsar is from Chandpur. He was determined to change his family's financial condition, and he knew he could achieve that by migrating abroad as a labourer. So he is going to Saudi Arabia.