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OKUP Concerns on the ‘Push Back’ of Bangladeshi ‘undocumented’ migrant workers

-Press Release The current decision of the government of some labour receiving countries regarding the forced return of so-called ‘undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers’ is simply inhuman, cruel and injustice especially amidst the current global pandemic situation of COVID-19. Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP), as a migrant organization, is deeply concerned on the issue since it would affect the lives of ...

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Prabhas starrer Saaho mints Rs 424 crore worldwide

Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Saaho has had two humongous weeks. The Sujeeth directorial evoked mixed critical reception, but when it comes to box office collections, it has been a winner right from the beginning. Until now, Saaho has minted over Rs 424 crore at the worldwide box office. The official Twitter handle of Saaho makers UV Creations tweeted, “From ...

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Mystery of the Munshiganj ‘tiger’ solved

Multiple sightings of ‘tigers’ generated great fear in locality The residents of Fulkuchi village, under Munshiganj district’s Lohajang upazila, went through a very unlikely experience recently when they sighted two tigers in the area. This left the locals dumbfounded with feelings of both fear and excitement. The incidents of these multiple sightings left the concerned authorities and forest department officials ...

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Facebook adds Chakma language after Bangla

Social media giant Facebook has recently added Chakma language as a second language option from Bangladesh after Bangla. There are approximately 10-15 lakh Chakma Facebook users living in Bangladesh, India and other countries, said Jyoti Chakma who has been working relentlessly for a decade with his companion Bivuti Chakma to incorporate Chakma language in the digital platforms. The community people ...

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More budgetary allocation sought for migrant workers

Nazmul Huq Bokul, a migrant worker from Narayanganj’s Araihazar upazila, had to sell his land to pay the fees for a job in Saudi Arabia. He said if the government pays the recruitment and welfare fees and provide free of cost services to the workers, migrant workers like him would not be in debt. Bokul was speaking at a conference ...

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Saudi Arabia outlaws ‘tempting eyes’

A new law in Saudi Arabia banning ‘tempting eyes’ has become the latest example of female oppression in the country. The law, which states that women with alluring eyes will be forced to wear a full veil, has been branded ‘stupid’ by dissenters and roundly criticised on social media, aina.org reports. Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, spokesman of the Saudi Arabian Committee for ...

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