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KSA to recruit maids, drivers & housekeepers from BD

Processing through state-managed, private agencies, employers to bear migration cost Saudi Arabia will primarily import maids, drivers and housekeepers from Bangladesh at “a minimum cost” with the employers bearing the full migration expenses, report news agencies. Governments of both countries ...

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ISPR states military loyalty to constitution

 ‘Speculative and false’ news has been spread about the Armed Forces, it says. The Bangladesh military’s Inter Service Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) has said the Armed Forces are loyal to the Constitution and the law, reports news agency. It issued ...

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Dhaka bomb blasts injure 8

At least eight people were injured in separate crude bomb blasts in Dhaka today, the first day of the fresh 72-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance, reports news agency. Miscreants exploded a crude bomb in Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) ...

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Attack on Dhaka-Kolkata train in Pabna

Several petrol bombs have been hurled at the Dhaka=Kolkata ‘Maitree Express’ train at Pabna amid a violent BNP-sponsored blockade across Bangladesh,reports agency. No casualty has been reported in Sunday afternoon’s incident near the Iswardi Railway Station, police say. Railway police ...

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Eminent citizens to meet BD prez

Civil society members yesterday called for a national dialogue to end the ongoing political crisis, pledging to work towards a permanent fix for the unhealthy cycle of political violence centring elections, report agencies. “We will meet the president soon to ...

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Petrol bomb attack in Barisal, 3 killed

Three people were killed when miscreants hurled petrol bomb at a truck in Gournadi upazila of Barisal early today, reports news agency. This firebombing took place hours after the grisly arson attack on a passenger bus in Gaibandha where five ...

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US deplores violence in Bangladesh

Deploring bus bombings, train derailments and death by severe burns, the US says there is “simply no justification” for such actions in a democratic Bangladesh, reports news agency. In a statement the State Department says the US is “gravely concerned” ...

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