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Over 100,000 expatriate workers in uncertainty after visa expiry

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MNA Editorial Desk: More than 100,000 workers, who are in the pipeline of going abroad, remain in uncertainty as the visas of many of them have already been expired, said manpower recruiters on Wednesday. They also sought necessary fund from the government to realise the losses. The leaders of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) were speaking at a virtual meeting with journalists on the current situation of overseas employment sector and way forward. According to the apex body of the manpower recruiters, so far, it has received a list of 85,405 workers’ visas from the 320 recruiting agencies. ...

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Singapore’s Bangladeshi workers have eyes on home as coronavirus shakes community

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MNA Editorial Desk: With his shaggy grey beard, rose-coloured robe and a prayer cap that extends his tall frame, shopkeeper Tariqul Islam is an imposing figure on the stall-lined street that serves up home comforts to Singapore’s Bangladeshi community. He stands out even more now many of his customers have left the country or been told to avoid crowds after a coronavirus outbreak infected some Bangladeshi construction workers, thinning out the normally bustling thoroughfare. Unease over the virus has gripped groups of migrant workers across Asia – who often live in crowded, cramped conditions – and their families thousands of ...

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Will send 10m Bangladeshi Muslims back: BJP West Bengal unit chief

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MNA Editorial Desk: BJP’s West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh has said that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and will send back 10 million (1 crore) Bangladeshi Muslims living in the state illegally. Addressing a rally in the North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, Mr Ghosh said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are anti-Bengali and against the idea of India. He said 10 million illegal Muslims in the state are “thriving” on the government’s Rs 2 per kg subsidised rice, NDTV reported. “We will send them back,” he announced. ...

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Bangladeshi adolescents at ‘alarming’ risk of heart diseases

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: A new study has found three or more risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in one in every five Bangladeshi adolescents. Of them, nine in 10 reported low fruit and vegetable intake and six in 10 reported insufficient physical activity, according to the study published in the Health Policy and Technology journal. “This is an alarmingly scary finding as individual behaviours adopted during the formative years of life [adolescence] tend to track into adulthood,” lead author of the study, Asaduzzaman Khan, told media. “We strongly argue for interventions to target adolescents who are engaging in multiple risk ...

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Christchurch mosque shooting: 2 BD nationals killed, 3 missing

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MNA Editorial Desk: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Saturday confirmed that two Bangladeshi nationals were killed and three went missing in the attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch. Five people are undergoing treatment at hospital. The state minister informed reporters of the revised death toll at a Diplomatic Correspondents Association of Bangladesh event. At least 49 people were killed after a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday. Many others were injured, reports bdnews24.com. Bangladesh Honorary Consul in Auckland Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan had said on Friday that three Bangladeshi nationals had ...

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Bangladeshi real estate trader stabbed dead in New York

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MNA National Desk: A Bangladesh-born US citizen was stabbed to death in the Bronx of New York Wednesday night. The deceased, Zakir Hossain, 44, is a real estate businessman and came from Pathantila village in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet. Family sources of the deceased said Zakir was stabbed by his landlord following a long-standing altercation between them over house rent. Zakir was rushed to the nearby Jacobi hospital where doctors declared him dead. Police detained the landlord for his alleged involvement in the murder. It has been known that Zakir Khan was a registered Democrat supporter. Zakir came to America ...

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Bangladeshi fisherman shot dead by Myanmar BGP

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MNA National Desk: A Bangladeshi fisherman was shot dead and another injured as Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) opened fire on them while fishing in the Bay of Bengal near Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar early on Monday. The victim was identified as Nurul Amin, 26-year-old, son of Kabir Ahmed, a resident of Chowdhurypara of Teknaf municipality. Hakim Ali, also a coworker, said a group of fishermen were fishing there around 7:00am, when a BGP team intruded into the Bangladesh water territory and opened fire on the fishermen, leaving Nurul dead on the spot and Mortuza Miah injured. The injured ...

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Bangladeshi gas station clerk shot dead in Los Angeles

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MNA Editorial Desk: A Bangladeshi native, working as a gas station attendant in Los Feliz of Los Angeles, was shot dead during an early morning robbery on Tuesday, Los Angeles Times reports quoting the deceased’s colleagues. Authorities have yet to identify the victim, but co-workers described him as a native of Bangladesh who worked the overnight shift to earn money for his family and put himself through graduate school, according to the report. “He was always polite, talkative. And he even asked about how my son was doing,” said a co-worker, who said he would sometimes buy cigarettes at the ...

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Going Abroad for Work: A dilemma turned tragedy

MNA Editorial Desk: Every year, many Bangladeshis are going to abroad for work but this derived from some unemployment dilemma has turned to huge tragedy for us. Bangladesh is a small developing country of Southeast Asia and a major problem for this country is its huge population which drives scarcity of resources and opportunities for its people. The country is densely populated and it is said that, there is very low opportunity of work for the work-eligible people of the country. For last two-three decades millions of Bangladeshis went abroad for work. Many settled there and many kept earning their ...

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Bangladeshi on UK’s most wanted list arrested

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MNA National Desk: Spanish police said Tuesday they had arrested one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives, who fled the country in 2008 after allegedly raping a woman and was found working in Tenerife. Mohammed Jahangir Alam, a Bangladeshi who had been living in Britain on a temporary visa, was convicted in absentia in 2010 for the alleged sexual assault, and sentenced to 14 years in jail. “The fugitive was tracked down at his work place, a restaurant where he was eventually detained,” Spanish police said in a statement. They added he had fake ID on his arrest in Santa Cruz ...

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Strong Steps to Discard Difficulty of Bangladeshi Hajjis

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MNA Feature Desk: Every year, Bangladeshi Hajjis face a lot of difficulty in performing their religious duties and Strong steps are required to discard difficulty of Bangladeshi Hajjis. While many might argue that taking care of so many people is complicated and arduous task, many of our neighboring countries are broadly displaying their capability of tending to the needs of Hajjis of their nationality. I was privileged to attend a meeting, an annual Hajj meeting – attended by the Minister of Religious Affairs of Bangladesh and other nations. The main agenda of this meeting is to bring to light, the ...

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Six Bangladeshi infected Zika virus in Singapore

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MNA National Desk: Six Bangladeshi citizens have been infected positive with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore, the High Commission of Bangladesh confirmed on Thursday. “We have been informed yesterday by MOH (the Ministry of Health) that of those tested positive, as of 12 noon on 30 August, 6 are Bangladeshi nationals,” Mahbub Uz Zaman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore told Reuters by email. Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus. It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Its name comes from the Zika ...

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Kolkata actress seeking action against Bangladeshi portals

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MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Madhumita Chakraborty, Kolkata TV actress, moved toward the police seeking action against certain Bangladeshi online portals for publishing fake news claiming that she was detained in Goa for being involved in a prostitution racket. Chakraborty filed the complaint at the Kolkata police headquarters. Besides the fake news, the actress also complained of several morphed photos of her spread by portals. “Steadily I started getting calls from my colleagues and friends enquiring about the news. But when other portals too picked up the news we decided to approach the police,” said Madhumita. The actress also claimed ...

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Lebanon wants more Bangladeshi workers

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MNA National Desk: Lebanon ensured that they wants to take more Bangladeshi workers as the Lebanese employers are satisfied with the Bangladeshi labors. Sejaan Azzi, the Lebanese labour minister, told this to Nurul Islam, expatriates welfare and overseas employment minister, at a bilateral meeting in Beirut. However, Bangladesh first sent 25 female labors to Lebanon back in 1991. A total number of 1 lakh 41 thousand 495 workers have gone to Lebanon till July 2016. 19 thousand 118 persons went in 2015, and 8 thousand 885 persons went to Lebanon this year till July. This year, 1,176 woman workers went ...

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Four Bangladeshis died in Saudi factory fire

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MNA National Desk: Four Bangladeshi workers died in a fire that broke out at a furniture factory at Manfuha in Riyadh city of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. The dead identified as Samiul Islam alias Saddam, 30-year-old, son of Syed Ali of Khajura Sreepurpara village, Jamal Hossain Molla, 45-year-old, son of Gafur Mollah, Asim, 27-year-old, son of Ajer Ali of Janardanbati village, and Amirul Islam, son of Sekandar Ali of Bhatopara village in Naldanga upazila of Natore district. Mostafa Kamal, officer in charge of Naldanga Police Station, said the fire broke out at the factory around 5:00pm and leaved the workers ...

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BSF killed another Bangladeshi at Rowmari

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MNA National Desk: Another Bangladeshi national killed by the members of Indian BSF (Border Security Force) at Roumari border point. The deceased was a cattle trader, recognized as Nurul Amin, 32-year-old, son of Moksed Ali Munshi, a resident of Khetar Char village of the upazila. Abdul Aziz, commander of Datbhanga border outpost, said a group of Bangladeshi cattle traders was trying to enter the Indian Territory through the border pillar no 1054 for bring cattle early in the morning. A patrol team of the BSF unlocked fire on the cattle traders and leaved Nurul dead on the spot. Earlier on ...

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Five missing Bangladeshi may have moved to India

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MNA Editorial Desk: As news agency reports, at least five people, included in the missing list released by Bangladeshi Law enforcement agency after the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks, may have moved in to India. The report said that the problem was a crucial part of a current meeting between home ministers of Bangladesh and India in New Delhi. Three days back, RAB has published names of 68 persons were missing since 2011. All of them aged between 15 and 40 years. Two months back, Assam police smashed a JMB campground in Chirang district, which was used for working out purpose ...

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Bangladeshi tea prices dropped for second season

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladeshi tea prices dropped for a second session at the weekly auction on Tuesday because of warm demand, despite a low volume on offer. Bangladeshi tea made an average of 214.23 taka ($2.8) per kg at the auction, the 12th in the fresh marketing period, related with 215.04 taka in the preceding sale. There was thin request from native purchasers though the volume on offer was inferior than in the last auction, National Brokers said in a market report. About 2 million kg were offered at the sole auction centerin Chittagong, of which about 8% was unsold. ...

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Two Bangladeshi nationals killed by BSF

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MNA National Desk: Two Bangladeshi nationals have killed by Indian border force BSF while they were trying to snitch into India, Lt. Col. Jahid Hussain of BGB (Border Guard of Bangladesh) has confirmed. The occurrence happened on Sunday night, 200 yards off Charaldanga border in Gumastha Upazila when a group of Bangladeshi smugglers entered Indian land after breaking the pointed barrier bordering the boundary. Earlier, on Monday a combined inspection of the site was made by a BSF-BGB force, Hussain said. He also said that the BSF force posted at Anuradhapura in Maldah district of India unlocked fire on a ...

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Four Bangladeshi found guilty for financing terrorism

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MNA National Desk: Four Bangladeshi labors who were detained in Singapore last month under the Internal Security Act (ISA) have been found guilty for financing terrorism. The four are Mizanur Rahman, Rubel Miah, Md. Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar and Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader. Mizanur had set up the group which claimed itself as Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) in March. The 31-year-old ringleader admitted to two counts of the charge, including one for actively inviting members of ISB to give money to be used for carrying out a terrorist act in Bangladesh. According to court papers, Mizanur had ...

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Eight Bangladeshi terrorists detained in Singapore

The Singapore government on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight Bangladeshi terrorists detained in Singapore for terror attacks in home country, including assassinations, to establish an Islamic state. The men, aged between 26 and 34, called their group the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) and intended to join terror group ISIS as foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. But as it was difficult to travel to the Middle East, these terrorists focused on returning to Bangladesh to topple their government through violent means, set up an Islamic State there, and bring it under the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State ...

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