End of ‘kafala’ system in Qatar to benefit Bangladeshi workers

Bangladeshi workers:: Qatar has announced sweeping reforms to its labour market, with a ruling to end the ‘kafala’ system, marking a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of millions of migrant workers, including those from Bangladesh. “These reforms will benefit approximately 400,000 Bangladesh migrant workers in Qatar, 75 percent of whom are employed in […]

Bangladesh mission in Tokyo opens helpline as typhoon hits

The Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo opened a helpline to provide assistance to Bangladesh expatriates in Japan as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo. All Bangladesh nationals staying in Japan currently have been urged to contact with the embassy through emergency helpline numbers 080-4456-1971, 070-32024400, 080-40656601 if required, said a message, issued […]

Tulip Siddiq among influential politicians in London

Bangladesh origin United Kingdom’s Labour Party lawmaker and Sheikh Rehana’s daughter Tulip Siddiq has been ranked on the most influential politicians’ list in London this year, according to a message received here today, reports BSS. Evening Standard, a London based newspaper, has ranked her name in the Westminster category on its “Progress 1000” list for […]

Imran Khan speaks to Sheikh Hasina over phone before her India trip

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has spoken with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina over the telephone on the eve of the beginning of her visit to India. He rang Hasina up on Wednesday afternoon, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. “They exchanged greetings. He ( Prime Minister Imran Khan) inquired about the Bangladesh prime minister’s […]

Uttar Pradesh police asked to identify and deport Bangladeshis

The police in Indian state Uttar Pradesh have been asked to identify Bangladeshis and “other foreigners” so they can be deported, in what many see as its version of the Assam NRC. The move is “very important” for the state’s internal security, the UP Director General of Police has said in a letter to all […]