migrant workers

Policy actions can aid reintegration of returnee migrants

The return and reintegration of migrants is an integral part of the migration cycle

Bangladesh must harness the potential of its diaspora

Fostering a conducive environment for expatriate contributions is vital

Relaxed incentive rules send remittance to a four-month high

Migrant workers sent home $1.98 billion in October, a four-month high, as banks stepped up efforts to woo more remittance buoyed by a relaxed central bank rule on incentive, a development that is expected to give some relief to a country reeling under the foreign exchange crisis.

Remittance hits four-month high

Migrant workers sent home $1.98 billion in October

A welcome step to utilise the diaspora

Government must build an effective mechanism to support its policy

Why the fall in remittances?

Take concrete steps to address loopholes in the system

Sold as cyber slaves

For unemployed 25-year-old Foysal Hossain, the job of a receptionist at an overseas institution with a monthly pay package worth around Tk 80,000 was a godsend opportunity.

What is killing our migrant workers abroad?

Bangladeshi authorities must hold destination countries accountable

Star Digital Desk

Good afternoon. The world cup fever is on. Here are our predictions for today’s games: England 2-1 Iran which you can watch at 7:00 pm Bangladesh time, and Senegal 1-3 Netherlands at 10:00 pm today. In other news, SSC results will come out on November 28. And here’s five other stories to catch-up on.

April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020

Bangladesh will bring back undocumented migrants once lockdown ends

Bangladesh has decided to bring back undocumented migrants as requested by some countries, once the shutdown over coronavirus ends.

February 9, 2020
February 9, 2020

Airport thief caught red-handed!

Absent-minded expatriates are his prey.

February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020

Will welcome Malaysia’s ‘zero-cost’ migration proposal: expatriates’ welfare minister

Expatriates' Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad has said he will welcome Malaysia's proposal on sending migrant workers to the Southeast Asian country under a "zero-cost" migration policy.

January 20, 2020
January 20, 2020

KSA deported 1,800 in 18 days

Saudi Arabia has sent back over 100 Bangladeshi migrant workers per day in the first 18 days of this month after detaining them on various grounds, according to Brac Migration Programme.

November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019

Protect female workers abroad

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday asked the foreign ministry to prepare a specific work plan to stop torture and sexual harassment of female expatriate workers, saying that even a single such incident was not acceptable.

October 5, 2019
October 5, 2019

Crackdown in KSA: 130 more back home

Some 130 more Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home from Saudi Arabia on Thursday night in the face of a crackdown on undocumented workers there.

May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

Remittance Thru’ Formal Channels: Govt plans 3pc cash incentive

The government may give migrant workers a three percent cash incentive to encourage them to send remittance through official channels.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

High migration cost is killing the workers

State Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmed yesterday said high migration cost was “killing migrant workers”.

June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018

Tortured Abroad: Minister plays down agonies of workers

Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam yesterday said the number of women workers, who have recently returned after facing oppression in Middle Eastern countries, is insignificant compared to the overall number of expatriate workers there.

April 19, 2018
April 19, 2018

Bangladesh, UAE sign deal for hiring workers

The United Arab Emirates yesterday lifted a six-year ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers.

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