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Day: January 21, 2015

Saudis to resume hiring manpower
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Saudis to resume hiring manpower

    Saudi Arabia will lift a six-year ban to resume hiring workers from Bangladesh, its labour minister has said. Adel Fakeih made the announcement after an hour-long meeting with Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Khandker Mosharraf Hossain on Wednesday, Arab News reports. The kingdom recruited about 150,000 Bangladeshis each year until 2008, according to a statement of that country’s Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training, reportsbdnews24.com Following a ban on hiring of workers in the housing and agricultural sectors in 2008, the annual average of recruitments from Bangladesh plummeted to around 10,000. The oil-rich kingdom still remains the largest manpower market for Bangladesh. Dhaka’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Md Shahidul Islam said, “This is g...
Tk 1 lakh bounty for helping to catch arsonists
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Tk 1 lakh bounty for helping to catch arsonists

    Industries Minister and chairman of the cabinet committee on law and order Amir Hossain Amu said on Wednesday that anyone who helps the government in catching bombers and arsonist will get Tk 1 lakh as bounty. The minister made the announcement at a press briefing at the home ministry. At least 26 people died in political violence throughout the country since the inception of the opposition alliance’s blockade that entered 16th day Wednesday. Ruling party lawmakers said stern actions would be taken to curb this violence. Meanwhile, paramilitary Border Guard Battalion (BGB) has already announced of shooting arsonists for people’s security”.