19h ago| Airlines & more

Air Fare to Middle East: Migrants priced out

Airfares for flights to different Middle Eastern countries have doubled since last month, adding pressure on migrant workers returning to their workplaces.

1d ago| Inspiration

Tulip appointed Shadow Economic Secretary of UK

Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, a British parliament member and granddaughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been appointed as the country’s shadow economic secretary.

3d ago| Airlines & more

Dhaka airport runway closure: Airlines worry over service disruption

The runway of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport will remain closed from 12:00am to 8:00am every day from December 10 for six months and some carriers fear there could be service disruption at...

1w ago| NRB

Bangladeshis among 69 foreign students accused of statutory rape in South Korea

Sixty-nine foreign students at a local university in South Korea have been accused of statutory rape of a teenage girl, according to police on Tuesday.

1w ago| Airlines & more

Biman plane hits cows on Cox's Bazar airport runway, passengers safe

While taking off from Cox's Bazar Airport, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane yesterday hit two cows on the runway, leading to their death.

1w ago| Airlines & more

They’re all in it together

Some recruiting agencies, travel agencies, and airport employees have joined hands to send migrant workers abroad with forged papers, law enforcers have found during probe.

1w ago| Remittance

Fin-tech promises buoyancy in remittance inflow

Remittance flow into Bangladesh will turn around in the long term helped by the rapid expansion of fin-tech-based companies despite the ongoing hiccups facing the key source of foreign currency for...

1w ago| Remittance

Decent work and migration: The path towards sustainable remittance growth

Twenty-eight-year-old Ahmed Jamal, from Barishal, was working as a labourer in Oman since 2018. He was forced to return to Bangladesh during the pandemic. As a result, he lost his primary source of...

1w ago| Remittance

Leveraging remittances for driving the next stage of growth

Remittances have multipurpose positive effects on rural economies, which enhances Bangladesh’s inclusive growth, according to economists.