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Bangladesh mission launches new legal service for expats in Bahrain

The Bangladesh embassy in Bahrain, with support from the Wage Earners' Welfare Board, has launched a legal support service for the Bangladeshi expatriates in the Gulf country

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Mediterranean shipwreck: Families of 4 Faridpur youths worried sick

The families of four Faridpur youths, who, according to a human trafficker, were on the recently capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea, are worried sick as they are yet to get any news about the youths

Int'l Migrants Day: with dreams departed, they come home dead

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,

Over 300 workers to get back insurance money

South Korea will arrange insurance money for more than 300 Bangladeshi workers who returned from Korea without collecting the amount that they were entitled to.

Regularisation in Greece: 1,000 Bangladeshis register at embassy

More than 1,000 Bangladeshi undocumented migrants have enlisted their names at the Bangladesh embassy in Greece for a regularisation process of the Greek government, which is yet to start.

With dead son's body trapped in Mexico, Bangladeshi family at a loss in Malaysia

When word of the family's eldest son's death during a vacation in Mexico reached them two weeks ago, the family of four were heartbroken.

Bangladeshi woman killed in Lebanon

Lebanon police have detained four Bangladeshis in connection with the death of a Bangladeshi expat there.

Bangladeshi workers struggling amidst economic crisis in Lebanon

Bangladeshi migrant workers continued to face financial hardship in Lebanon, while many found it difficult to remit money home after making ends meet, due to a prolonged economic crisis there.

Dabir Chacha: A living legend

On a British sunny afternoon when the entire nation was celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in a four day weekend from Thursday, June 2 till Sunday, June 5, I was off to North London to see another elderly who had become a celebrity in his own rights and rose to fame at the age of 100 when he decided to raise funds during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, he has become an iconic figure in the Bengali community and is lovingly called Dabir Chacha.

Students of University of Rome Tor Vergata learn about Bangabandhu’s life, philosophy

Students of University of Rome Tor Vergata were told the story of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Bangladeshi entrepreneur opens first of its kind agricultural school in Maldives

Bangladeshi entrepreneur Ahmed Mottaki has founded the first of its kind “School of Agriculture” at MI College, an international-level educational institution in the Maldives.

Bangladesh mission in Kolkata observes anniversary of hoisting national flag

On April 17, 1971, the then Deputy High Commissioner Hossain Ali hoisted the Bangladesh flag by lowering the Pakistani one at the Deputy High Commission in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India.

Man jailed for killing British-Bangladeshi teacher in London

A man was jailed for life on Friday for the brutal murder of a British-Bangladeshi female teacher found dead a short walk from her London home in a killing that fuelled public anger about violence against women in Britain.

Bangladeshi expats in Iraq confined, tortured, extorted by syndicate

Inside the torture cell, when there was no water, urine was offered as a substitute.

Probe into unnatural deaths of migrant workers: Rights activists

Bangladeshi migrant rights activists and researchers have demanded that authorities investigate into the unnatural deaths of migrant workers in the destination countries, including those in the Gulf.

Tk 1,290cr fund for migrant workers, others

The government has introduced a loan fund worth Tk 1,290 crore to help returning migrant workers, unemployed youths and rural entrepreneurs set up new businesses.

Bangladesh High Commission to facilitate Bengali learning to new generation in UK

Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem said that as Bengali is the third most spoken language in Greater London, the High Commission would facilitate Bengali language learning to the new generation of British-Bangladeshis.

‘Forget princess, want to be astrophysicist’: Bangladeshi scientist at NASA becomes an inspiration

Mahmooda Sultana, originally from Bangladesh, is an award-winning scientist and former aerospace engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, working at present as the associate head of the Instrument and Payload Systems Engineering Branch under Engineering Directorate.