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Monthly Archives: June 2017

How female migrant workers changed the face of their village

Basotpur Colony village in Jessore went through a transformation in the last three decades, becoming the wealthiest village in the union from the poorest. It would not be surprising, in this day and age, to find a number of expats from any of the villages scattered around Bangladesh. People have been trickling out of Bangladesh over to the Middle East for decades. However, inside the boundaries of Basotpur Colony in Sharsha Upazila of Jessore, the

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BASUG in German-Africa Diaspora Conference in Dortmund

Dortmund, June 25: The First German-Africa Diaspora Conference was held in the weekend in the international convention centre of the Technical University in Dortmund. The conference focussed on the contribution of the African and other Diasporas in Germany to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the North-South perspectives. Above hundred representatives from African and other Diasporas in Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland,

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Modern slavery? The UK visa system and the exploitation of migrant domestic workers

It might be hard to believe that a domestic worker – or anyone – is currently forced to sleep on a bathroom floor or is locked up in a house. Yet such experiences are very real for those who come to the UK on an overseas domestic worker visa, writes Virginia Mantouvalou. She explains how the current system – which provides a six-month, non-renewable right to stay – does not allow such workers to change employers. Those who run away due to

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Migrants have little access to justice at home, abroad: rights campaigners

Migrant workers who were abused or cheated at home and abroad had little access to justice, lawyers, rights campaigners and officials said at a discussion Saturday. For the situation, they blamed brokers’ involvement with the recruitment process and the absence of bilateral agreements with the countries hiring foreign workers. They raised the issues at a dialogue on ‘Access to Justice for Migrants and Their Family Members. WARBE Development Foundation

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দৌড়ে প্রবাসীদের কাছে প্রধানমন্ত্রী!

কালো গাড়িটা হোটেলের সামনে থামল। রাস্তায় আইনশৃঙ্খলা বাহিনীর নিরাপত্তাব্যবস্থা। রাস্তার অন্য পাশে উৎসুক মানুষ। কিছুক্ষণ পর গাড়ির দরজা খোলা হলো। বেরিয়ে এলেন, প্রধানমন্ত্রী

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Bangladesh leads in solar home systems

4m systems installed in the country out of 6m worldwide till 2016. Bangladesh has topped a global list of countries that have installed the highest number of Solar Home Systems (SHS). With four million of the systems set up so far, the country is also at the forefront of nations using clean stoves and biogas plants and promoting the cause of renewable energy that constitutes a fifth of the world's final power consumption. This growth in renewable

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রেমিট্যান্সে ফি নয়, ভর্তুকি দেবে সরকার

বিদেশে কর্মরত বাংলাদেশিদের আয়ের অর্থ দেশে পাঠাতে বর্তমানে ব্যাংক ফি কেটে নেওয়া হয়। আগামীতে এই ব্যাংক ফিতে ভর্তুকি দেবে সরকার। আজ শুক্রবার ২০১৭-১৮ অর্থবছরের বাজেটোত্তর সংবাদ

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Bangladesh 15th in global Islamic economy indicator

Bangladesh has been ranked 15th in the Global Islamic Economy Indicator (GIEI), prepared by the answer company of Thomson Reuters.  Malaysia topped the ranking with the score of 121 followed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.Saudi Arabia, Oman and Pakistan were respectively positioned at fourth, fifth and sixth followed by Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan and Indonesia among the top 10 countries of the indicators.Singapore held 11th position as

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দিন দুপুরে এমন ডাকাতি আগে কখনো দেখিনি

নতুন করে ব্যাংকে টাকা রাখার ওপর কর বাড়ানো হলো, এটা ব্যতিক্রমধর্মী পশ্চাৎপসরণ। সার্বিকভাবেই তো আমানতের ওপর সুদ কমছে। ফলে আমানতকারীরা দুভাবে ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হচ্ছে। সুদ কমছে,

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14 Bangladeshi descendants competing in UK general election

Rushanara Ali (Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow), Tulip Siddiq (Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn), Marina Ahmad (Labour, Beckenham), Rupa Huq (Labour, Ealing Central and Acton), Foysol Chowdhury MBE (Labour, Edinburgh South West), Afzal Choudhry (Labour, East Ham) are among 14 Bangalis fighting for British parliament this year Fourteen candidates of Bangladeshi origin are contesting in the UK general election, scheduled to take place on Jun 8. Of them,

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