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Saudi Arabia sends back 130 Bangladeshi workers

Some 130 Bangladeshi workers returned home from Saudi Arabia in the face of crackdown on undocumented workers there later Friday. A flight of Saudi Airlines carrying the Bangladeshi workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:30pm, program head of Brac Migration Program Shariful Hasan said. The Bangladeshi workers complained that they were forced to return despite having valid documents, ...

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Brazilian company tests Huawei-powered 5G at Rock in Rio festival

Brazilian telecommunications giant Oi is putting Chinese company Huawei’s fifth-generation wireless telecommunication technology (5G technology) to the test during the ongoing Rock in Rio music festival. It is the largest trial of the 5G technology in Brazil. “Huawei gave us 50 handsets with access to the 5G network,” said Oi’s B2B operations manager Leonardo Enrique dos Santos Fernandes, adding that ...

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Hamilton, Hurricanes top Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

Raleigh, OCT 4 : Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Thursday night in the teams’ opener. Erik Haula, making his debut with the Hurricanes, tied it at 3 with a power-play goal with 13:05 left in regulation. Martin Necas also scored with ...

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Celebration and significance of Durga Puja in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 4 : Sharadiya Durga Puja, the iconic celebration of the Hindu community both in Bangladesh and West Bengal, has its roots deep within the cultural heritage. No other festival of the Hindu religion is observed as widely as the celebration of the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon king Mahishasura. However, the true origin of Durga ...

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Dhaka-Delhi, a relationship of utmost priority: India

Dhaka, Oct 3 : Welcoming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi, India on Thursday described its relations with Bangladesh as a “relationship of utmost priority.” “A relationship of utmost priority,” Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted sharing photos of Prime Minister Hasina’s arrival in New Delhi as part of her official visit. The MEA also said Bangladesh and ...

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BFIU seeks info of Jubo League chairman’s bank accounts

Jubo League Chairman Omar Faroque Chowdhury. File photo Dhaka, Oct 3 : Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has asked all banks and financial institutions to send in information related to the bank accounts of Jubo League Chairman Omar Faroque Chowdhury within three working days. It made the instruction in a common letter sent to all banks and financial institutions on ...

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Mahatma Gandhi’s remains stolen on 150th birthday

Thieves stole some of Mahatma Gandhi’s remains on what would have been his 150th birthday, police say. The ashes were taken from a memorial in central India, where they had been kept since 1948 – the year of Gandhi’s assassination by a Hindu extremist, reports BBC. The thieves also scrawled “traitor” in green paint across photographs of the independence leader.Some ...

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Journalists in Kashmir protest India’s curbs on press

New Delhi, Oct 3 : Dozens of journalists in Indian-controlled Kashmir held a sit-in protest Thursday against an ongoing communication blackout in the disputed Himalayan region, describing the blockade of the internet and mobile phones as a government-imposed gag. The journalists, holding placards and wearing black bands, said the government was muzzling the press in the region and demanded that ...

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People waiting for good news over Teesta: BNP to PM

BNP on Thursday hoped that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return home from India with good news about ensuring the country’s fair share of water from the Teesta and other common rivers. “The Prime Minister has gone to India. People expect her to return home this time with good news that we’ll get the fair share of water from the ...

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FBCCI team off to India to attend India Economic Summit

A delegation of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), led by its President Sheikh F Fahim, left  Dhaka for India to attend the Indian Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and India – Bangladesh Business Forum. The two days summit World Economic Forum (WEF) will be held from October 3 to 4, organized in collaboration ...

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