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Hungary joins US in refusing UN’s safe global migration compact

Hungary will not sign the UN's first compact on global migration, after all UN member nations except the US approved the draft to be signed in December. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has taken a tough stance on migration. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Wednesday described the newly agreed UN global migration compact a "threat to the world" which went against his country's interests. The draft for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly

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Use jute bags, break up with plastics: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid emphasis on increasing the use of jute-made products giving up plastic-made ones as plastic now has become a great threat to the environment globally. "Plastic has become a huge problem for the world; plastic causes pollution. Sometimes we saw it blocks the drainage system and also canals. Wherever there is plastic, you'll find problem there," she said. The prime minister was speaking at the function of World

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“We Have Only One Earth. Make It Plastic Free.”

Dortmund, July 14: Speakers and experts from Asian and African Diaspora and European development organizations made one and united call to the world citizens of all levels, “We have only one world. Wherever in the world you use and throw plastic particles to the soil, water or air, it will equally harm the living beings across the world in the long run. So let us join hands together and take integrated initiatives for the sake of our next generation

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BASUG 2nd Workshop on “Jute instead of Plastic” in Dortmund

  DORTMUND, Germany: BASUG in collaboration with the Germany-based organisation, Verein Kamerunischer Ingenieure und Informatiker (VKII) (www.vkii.org) will organize a Workshop on ‘Jute instead of  Plastic’ on Saturday, 14 July 2018 from 11 am to 4 pm at Rathaus (City hall), Friedensplatz 1, 44135 Dortmund, Germany. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Project of BASUG titled, “Jute instead of Plastic” with support from the German

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Malaysia mulls deporting detained Bangladeshis

Malaysia wants to deport the undocumented migrants detained in the ongoing crackdown which includes almost 250 Bangladeshis. The ongoing crackdown began on July 1 after the rehiring programme, which had begun over two years back, ended on June 30. One of the reasons behind this is that Malaysian authorities have to spend more than 25 million Malaysian Ringgit (MR) per year on meals for illegal immigrants detained at 13 Immigration Department depots

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Overseas jobs plunge 26pc

The country's overseas employment declined by about 26 per cent during the last four months of the year as hiring by Saudi Arabia more than halved, the government said. During the January-April period of 2018, some 273,304 Bangladeshi workers went abroad with jobs. This compares with 368,458 during the same period of 2017, according to figures available with the state-run Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET). The demand for foreign

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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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Theresa May must explain ‘disgraceful’ fivefold rise in EU citizens held in detention centres, MPs demand

Source: theindependent.co Theresa May must explain the “disgraceful” fivefold rise in EU citizens being held in immigration detention centres since the Conservatives came to power, MPs have said. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of EU nationals detained under immigration powers leapt from 768 to 3,699 – in many cases for months at a time, where no crime had been committed. Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, told The Independent

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Top five innovations by Bangladeshis in 2016

Source: thedailystar.net Bangladesh has had remarkable achievements in innovations at different sectors in 2016. Several Bangladeshi scientists have brought international laurels and have attributed their discoveries to the country. Here are the five innovations by Bangladeshi scientists who are in forefront of major discoveries around the world – in the realm of astrophysics, electronics engineering, physics and health. Five giant stars: Rubab

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