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Bangladesh Club observes Milad-Un-Nabi in Oman

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Bangladesh Social Club observed Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi, marking the birth of the Prophet recently. More than 1,100 people attended the programme. The chief guest at the event was General Saeed Nasser Al Salmi, (MoD) and Safia Al Omairy, head of the community club, Ministry of Social Development. bd-omanThe special guest was Shaik Abdulla Zaher Al Hossni, ex-ambassador Russia and China. The other distinguished guests who were present included Shaik Ibrahim Al Saadi, Shura Council Member of Liwa, Shaik Ahmed Abdullah Rashid Al Hossni and Abdullah Salim Hoss...

Qatar to hire workers from Bangladesh

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Qatar has agreed to hire skilled workers from Bangladesh. Labour and Social Affairs Minister of Qatar Abdullah bin Saleh Al Khulaifi spoke with Bangladesh Ambassador Ashud Ahmed about plans to hire workers from Bangladesh with the embassy stating that the minister has shown interest in taking workers in the maids from BDconstruction, hospitality and service sectors in Qatar. Ashud Ahmed has stated that there are currently 280,000 Bangladeshi workers employed in Qatar. Ambassador Ashud Ahmed told the minister about Bangladesh’s readiness to...

Bangladeshi asylum seekers in Ireland triple

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The number of Bangladeshi youth who apply for asylum in Ireland has tripled in a year.The number of Bangladeshi youth who applied for asylum in Ireland has tripled in a year, The Irish Times newspaper reports. A total of 99 Bangladeshi nationals applied for asylum in the entire year of 2014 but in nine months of 2015, as many as 231 claims were lodged. [caption id="attachment_20720" align="alignleft" width="540"]Ireland The number of Bangladeshi youth who apply for asylum in Ireland has tripled in a year.[/caption] The Bangladeshi nationals have lodged the h...

Bangladesh brokers ‘violating’ labor pact

Arab News - In this January 2015 file photo, then acting Labor Minister Adel Fakeih, right, exchange mementos with Bangladesh Minister for Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Khandker Mosharraf Hossain during their meeting in Jeddah. Saudi recruitment businesses say Bangladesh has failed to provide the 500,000 housemaids it had promised. (AN photo)
The local recruitment businesses in Saudi Arabia are complaining that the Bangladesh government has failed to provide the 500,000 housemaids it had promised earlier this year, with only 2,000 employed in the Kingdom over the past six months. Mishari Al-Thufairi, chairman of the recruitment committee at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said it was clear that the Bangladesh government wants to send men [caption id="attachment_20220" align="alignleft" width="540"]Arab News - In this January 2015 file photo, then acting Labor Minister Adel Fakeih, right, exchange mementos with Ba...
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Robberies in Bangladesh residents in Jamaica

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A spike in robberies has some men in the Queens neighborhood of Little Bangladesh on edge. NY1’s Ruschell Boone spoke with the victims of some violent attacks. “He just came in front of me and he put his gun right here. Right there,” says MD Karim. Karim is still shaken up after being robbed at gunpoint a week and a half ago in Jamaica. The cab driver had just finished the night shift. He parked his car on Homelawn Street and was armswalking home when said a masked man stepped from behind this tree at Highland Avenue. “He took my phone and he said, ‘Give...

BD workers’ poetry inspires dance piece in Singapore

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For contemporary dance choreographer Raka Maitra, literature has always been the starting point for many of her works, such as those written by Rabindranath Tagore and Omar Khayyam. But there is something a bit more special about her latest show, where she is working with newly minted poetry written by Singapore’s migrant workers. Titled “From Another Land” and presented under the Esplanade’s Raga series, to be held on September 11 and 12, Maitra’s company Chowk will be presenting a performance based on her Odissi-inspired dance vocabulary, which will also incorporate poetry readings in Bengali by two poet-workers, and an English translation by multidisciplinary artist Bani Haykal. [caption id="attachment_19279" align="alignright" width="540"]