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Manpower export to S'pore on downswing

The outflow of Bangladeshi workers to Singapore declined significantly in last three years due to various reasons including an image crisis which was created over arrest of some Bangladeshi nationals there, sector insiders said.Development work also remained slow in the Southeast Asian country, leaving an impact on overall outbound jobs...

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Mass reception to Hasina in city today

A mass reception to be accorded by Awami League to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Suhrawardy Udyan today (Saturday), reports BSS.The reception will be arranged for attaining the eligibility to graduate to a developing nation, launching Bangabandhu Satellite-I, Sheikh Hasina's achievement of Global Women's Leadership Award from US-based NGO Global...

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RMG workers give 15 days to set Tk 16,000 as minimum wage

Garment workers on Friday threatened to wage a tougher movement if their demand for fixing Tk 16,000 as minimum wage is not met within the next 15 days, reports UNB.Garments Workers' Trade Union Centre, an organisation of RMG workers, issued the threat from a rally held in front of Jatiya...

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Move to set BRTA hiring guidelines

The government has taken a move to prepare recruitment guidelines for Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in a bid to bring disciplines in the road transport sector.Sources said effort has been made to address the issues of corruption, malpractices and financial irregularities that have gripped the state-run agency since long."The...

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JICA reviews 'challenging' projects tomorrow

Japan reviews its funded projects tomorrow (Sunday) as some are not performing at the expected level, officials said on Friday.Officials at the ministry of finance (MoF) said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will sit with the project implementing agencies and the Economic Relations Division (ERD) in Dhaka.The country's largest...

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No election keeping Khaleda in jail

BNP on Friday announced that the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail is its number one condition for holding the general election, reports UNB."We would like to clearly say that our leader Khaleda Zia's release from jail is the number one pre-condition for holding any election in Bangladesh,"...

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Currency crisis tops agenda for next Pakistan PM

ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Reuters): Whoever wins next week's election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis. The crisis threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Pakistan's economy expanded at 5.8 per cent...

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Chaos and joy at Texas border as US reunites migrant families

Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge, reports Reuters.But his client - a mother who had been separated from her child by immigration authorities after they crossed...

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Tea sector boosts Panchagarh economy

RANGPUR, July 20 (BSS): The thriving tea sector is boosting economy of the sub-Himalayan Panchagarh district bringing solvency to many farmers as well as farm-workers improving their life standard and livelihoods.Beginning from 2000, small, marginal and bigger farmers and investors are showing interests in tea farming on the plain land...

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British PM's trade envoy Rushanara due tonight

British Prime Minister's trade envoy to Bangladesh Rushanara Ali, MP, arrives here on tonight (Saturday night) to discuss how trade and investment ties between the two countries can be strengthened further, reports UNB. Confirming the visit, a Foreign Ministry official told the news agency that her visit will start officially...

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