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New Qatar residency law makes job change easier for expats

New Qatar residency law makes job change easier for expats

Doha, December 1 (The Peninsula): Under Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which will come into force on December 13, makes changing jobs easier for expatriates across the board. Among the many things that the comprehesive law says is that the service period of an expatriate employee will be calculated from the day...

New evidence shows deep Islamic State role in Bangladesh Cafe massacre

New evidence shows deep Islamic State role in Bangladesh Cafe massacre

Dhaka, December 1 (Reuters): New evidence has emerged to show the involvement of the Islamic State (IS) in the July 1 massacre of expatriates and Bangladeshi nationals at the up-market Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant in Dhaka. The attack had been masterminded by Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, a Canadian of Bangladeshi origin, but he was instigated by Abu Tarek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar...

Hasina assures India that Bangladesh will not allow anti-Indian terrorists to use its soil

Hasina assures India that Bangladesh will not allow anti-Indian terrorists to use its soil

  Dhaka, December 2 (Dhaka Tribune): The Bangladesh Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina Wajed told the visiting Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar that her country will not allow its soil to be used by terrorists to strike India. Reiterating her government’s “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism and militancy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said no one will be allowed to use Bangladesh’s...

Sri Lankan tea company gets international environmental award

Sri Lankan tea company gets international environmental award

Colombo, December 1 (Lanka Business Online ): The Sri Lankan tea company Eswaran Brothers Exports has won the Gold Award for environmental best practices at London’s Green Apple Environment Awards, ranking alongside companies like IKEA and Toshiba for its commitment to preserving the environment in this era of climate change. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the work that...

PickMe and Uber revise rates in Sri Lanka

PickMe and Uber revise rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, December 1 (www.readme.lk): Over the past year, both taxi hailing apps PickMe and Uber have become a regular part of our lives. Many of us have started using one of these apps as our primary method of getting to Point A to Point B. But after today, we might have to think twice about that. In an interesting coincidence,...

Sri Lankan President gets tough on VIPs using 6, 7 convoy vehicles

Sri Lankan President gets tough on VIPs using 6, 7 convoy vehicles

Pic Courtesy - LBO Colombo, Dec 1 (NIA) - Sri Lanka's President, Maithripala Sirisena, who is leading his 'good governance' government, on Thurday, ordered the Police Chief to report to him on which VIPs use a convoy of back-up vehicles for their security. He has ordered the Police Chief to instruct the Police to check who is inside the VIP vehicles which...

Radisson Hotels to open in Sri Lanka

Radisson Hotels to open in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 1 - US-based Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has firmed up deals to manage two hotels in Sri Lanka, reaching nearly 400 rooms and plans to go up to 5 hotels over the next four years, an official said. Chief Executive Officer South Asia Carlson Rezidor Hotel group, Raj Rana told EconomyNext that the hotel in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo...

Cyclonic storm ‘NADA’ threatens heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Cyclonic storm ‘NADA’ threatens heavy rains in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 1 (NIA) - A cyclonic storm, 'NADA', in the south-west of the Bay of Bengal, has threatened strong winds and heavy rains in many parts of Sri Lanka in the coming two days, the Meteorology Department said here on Thursday. The Department said that NADA is now located around 200km to the north-east of Kankasanturai coast, in the...

China to import rice from India opening a new vista

China to import rice from India opening a new vista

New Delhi, December 1 (Business Standard): China has agreed to import basmati rice from 14 companies in India, opening a new vista for the country’s rice exports, writes Sanjeeb Mukherjee. The companies include LT Foods, maker of the Dawat brand, KRBL, maker of the India Gate brand, and Kohinoor Foods. Five companies that wanted to export to China and were registered with the...

UNESCO recognises Mangal Shobhajatra, the Bangladeshi “inclusive” festival as a cultural heritage

UNESCO recognises Mangal Shobhajatra, the Bangladeshi “inclusive” festival as a cultural heritage

Dhaka, November 30 (NIA): The multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Dhaka University festival Mangal Shobhajatra has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, the Bangladesh Embassy in Paris said in a press release. The decision was taken at the 11th session of the Inter-governmental Committee on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Mangal Shobhajatra, organized by...

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