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Khaleda, Tarique talk party issues

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia had meetings with his elder son Tarique Rahman, also the party's second-in-command, in Saudi Arabia yesterday. They talked about crucial issues, including the party's reforms and upcoming anti-government movement, in at least four closed-door meetings in Madina. The BNP chief and the senior vice-chairman also discussed whether the party's acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will continue to hold the temporary position, said party sources.    It could not be known if they had reached any decision.  Following...

Khaleda, Tarique reunite in Dubai

After three years, BNP chief Khaleda Zia was reunited with her elder son Tarique Rahman, his wife and daughter at Dubai International Airport yesterday. The Zia family members were on their way to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah as the royal guests of Saudi government. Khaleda and her entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Saturday night by an Emirates Airlines and made a stopover at Dubai airport. Tarique, also senior vice-chairman of BNP, his wife Zubaida Khan Rahman and their daughter...

Xpress Money launches Ramadan campaign

Xpress Money launches Ramadan campaign

Xpress Money has launched a promotion campaign—Win Everyday—for its Bangladeshi customers to mark the Ramadan month, the money transfer service provider said in a statement yesterday. The 49-day campaign, which started on June 25 and end on August 12, will entitle customers transferring money to Bangladesh from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan,...

Clear outline for new jobs absent

Clear outline for new jobs absent

The proposed budget has no clear outlines on creation of new jobs in local and overseas markets. Finance Minister AMA Muhith in his budget speech today however set some targets of producing skilled manpower. The government will produce a total of 2.6 lakh skilled people for the local market in the next three years with...

Mers virus: Saudi Arabia raises death toll to 282

Mers virus: Saudi Arabia raises death toll to 282

Saudi Arabia says 282 people are now confirmed to have been killed by the Mers virus, almost 100 more than initially thought. The increase came after a national review of hospital data from the time the virus emerged in 2012. The deputy health minister, who has been criticised for his handling of the crisis, was...

Tales of heartbreak unfold at airport

Tales of heartbreak unfold at airport

Sadness filled the air at Dhaka airport yesterday as families received the bodies of six men who died with three other compatriots in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Grieving parents and siblings were all around, expressing their distress. “Why Allah took my son's life so early?" cried Hoby Mia, 65, father of Shah Alam,...

Saudi fire: 6 bodies arrive

Saudi fire: 6 bodies arrive

The bodies of six Bangladeshi migrants were brought home from Saudi Arabia today 18 days after their deaths in a factory fire. A flight of Bangladesh Biman carrying the bodies landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 3:00pm. The victims are Mohammad Selim, Motiur Rahman, Mohammad Jalal, Shah Alam, of Comilla while Khorshed Alam Akkas...

Saudi to ban Dutch firms over Islam 'insult': Decree

Saudi companies have been ordered to exclude Dutch firms from future projects over an anti-Islamic stunt by a far-right Dutch politician, in a royal decree made public by the Mecca chamber of commerce. The decree bans "Dutch firms from taking part in future projects in the kingdom, whether directly or through sub-contracting," according to a chamber circular seen by AFP Saturday. It also reduces to a minimum the number of visas "for Dutch companies and investors who are not part of...

9 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi fire

9 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi fire

At least nine Bangladeshi and two Indian citizens were killed as a fire swept through a furniture factory in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, last night. The victims are -- Md Jalal, Abdul Gaffar, Baha Uddin,  Shah Alam, Nazir Hossain, Md Selim, Motiur Rahman from Comilla while Md Akkas from Madaripur and Jakir...

Bangladeshi dies of Mers in Saudi

Bangladeshi dies of Mers in Saudi

Five more people, including a Bangladeshi woman, have died from the Mers coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, taking the country's death toll from the disease to 92, reports BBC. The detailed identity of the woman was not available but a Saudi government statement said the latest five victims were two Saudi nationals, two elderly Palestinians...

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