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Saudi lifts ban on Bangladesh workers

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labor and Social Development lifted the ban on the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers as of Wednesday, reports Arab News. The ban which was in force for the past six years excluded the Bangladeshi domestic help. Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi told Arab News that this is good news for all prospective workers from the country. The envoy recalled that opening the recruitment cha ...

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34 companies asked to stop marketing of its drugs

The High Court has ordered 20 pharmaceutical companies and 14 other antibiotics manufacturers to stop production and marketing as well as withdraw all of their medicines which have been found sub standard. After hearing a supplemental petition in this regard, an HC bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akond passed the order on Monday. Advocate Manzil Morshed filed ...

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‘Criminal’ killed in Rajshahi ‘gunfight’

A suspected criminal was killed in a 'gunfight' between his gang members and police at Jowanbhag village in Bagmara upazila early Sunday, reports the UNB. Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. Officer-in-charge of Bagmara police station Selim Hossain said a team of police informed of the presence of a gang of criminals conducted a drive in the area at about 3:30 am. Sensing the presence o ...

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Rio 2016 opens with vibrant ceremony

The 2016 Olympic Games were formally opened in a colourful and pulsating ceremony at Rio's Maracana stadium, reports the BBC. Broadcast to an estimated audience of three billion, the ceremony celebrated Brazil's history and natural beauty, before former marathon runner Vanderlei de Lima lit the Olympic cauldron. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray led the British team into the arena. The build-up to Rio 2016 has ...

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First hajj flight with 401 off to Jeddah

The first hajj flight carrying 401 Bangladeshi pilgrims to Jeddah of Saudi Arabia took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital on Thursday morning. The flight 'BG-1011' of Biman Bangladesh Airlines departed from the airport at 8:05am, UNB reports. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Religious Affairs Minister Minister Motiur Rahman and high officials of the two m ...

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Biman’s first hajj flight leaves for Jeddah on Wedneasday

The first hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited (BG 1011) carrying 419 pilgrims will leave here at 8.05am om Wednesday for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, reports BSS. The national flag career along with a scheduled flight would also operate two more dedicated flights for carrying pilgrims tomorrow," general manager (Public Relations) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited Khan Musharraf Hussein said. Of w ...

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Puma expects even closer ties if Usain Bolt retires

German sportswear firm Puma is not worried about the possible imminent retirement of Usain Bolt, the highest profile athlete it sponsors, believing the Jamaican sprinter could be just as valuable off the track. "Usain is part of the Puma family," Chief Executive Bjorn Gulden told reporters on Wednesday, Reuters reports. "If he decides not to run, we will probably work even closer with him," he said, adding ...

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