Bangladesh

  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI, St George's August 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh have beaten only Afghanistan and Nepal in their last 21 international matches, which makes hosts WI overwhelming favourites TOSS: West Indies opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain,...
  • 1st ODI: West Indies look to extend Bangladesh's woeful run August 20, 2014

    St. George's: West Indies and Bangladesh commence a threematch oneday International series at the Queen's Park Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday with the home side heavily favoured to extend the tourists' miserable record in 2014. Despite several encouraging performances in a 95run win in their lone warmup fixture against a Grenada...
  • Pollard, Roach, Taylor back in West Indies ODI squad for Bangladesh August 19, 2014

    St. John's: Hardhitting righthander Kieron Pollard is set to play his first oneday international in more than a year after being named in a West Indies 13man squad to face Bangladesh in the threematch Dhaka Bank Cup series later this month. The Trinidadian, was sidelined by injury for most of last...
  • India beat Bangladesh 51 to win hockey Test series August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Men's Hockey team continued their rampaging run as they thrashed Bangladesh 51 in their second match to clinch the threematch Test series played at Dhaka on Friday. This victory brings with itself the serieswin against Bangladesh and India now expects a clean sweep by winning the third...
  • India edge out Bangladesh 21 in hockey series opener August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding their fine form after bagging a silver in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Indian men's hockey team edged out Bangladesh 21 in the opening Test of the threematch series that started on Wednesday in Dhaka as part of the Asian Games tuneup. Bangladesh drew first...
  • Saudi men told not to marry women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Chad August 6, 2014

    Islamabad/Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh and two other nations, in an apparent move aimed at discouraging its citizens from marrying foreigners. Apart from Pakistan and Bangladesh, Saudi men now can't marry women from Chad and Myanmar as well. Saudi Arabia is home to an...
  • 118 feared dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster August 5, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 118 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry with up to 250 passengers on board sank in the Padma river in central Bangladesh, as the efforts to locate the vessel under deep waters is still underway. "Five more bodies were retrieved on Tuesday as they were...
  • Ferry carrying over 200 passengers capsizes, several fishermen with their trawlers missing in Bay of Bengal August 4, 2014

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people reportedly capsized on Monday leaving many missing. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority Chairman Samsuddoha Khondaker said the accident took place on Monday morning as the as the MV Pinak was crossing the River Padma in Munshiganj district in the central part...
  • India may allow resident visa to Taslima Nasreen, Rajnath assures help August 2, 2014

    New Delhi:It is likely that the Indian government might consider extending the resident visa of Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen. The development comes after the controversial writer met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday with her with a request to extend her stay in India for longer than two months. She...
  • Government refuses oneyear resident visa to writer Taslima Nasreen July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a oneyear visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months. The 51yearold writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home...
  • Bangladesh recall Imrul Kayes for ODIs on West Indies tour August 19, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15man squad for the threematch oneday international series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month. Kayes replaced allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a sixmonth ban, imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what they said was...
  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban July 20, 2014

    Suspended allrounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the sixmonth ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...
  • Zimbabwe to tour Bangladesh in October July 16, 2014

    Zimbabwe will play three Tests and five oneday internationals on their monthlong tour of Bangladesh starting in October, the local cricket board said on Wednesday. Chittagong will host the first two Tests from October 26 and November 3 while Mirpur stages the third from November 11, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said...
  • Bangladesh suspend Shakib Al Hasan for 'attitude problem' July 7, 2014

    Bangladesh cricket authorities on Monday suspended star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan for six months due to a "severe attitude problem," the cricket board chief said. "He has a severe attitude problem, which is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh cricket. We think that his behavior is such that it's directly impacting...
  • 10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh July 1, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Jessore district. The bus was going to Benapole...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF exofficer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired Indian security personnel must be allowed to settle along the Bangladesh border to be New Delhi's "eyes and ears" visavis illegal migration, a former BSF officer says. Retired Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General PK Mishra also warns that India's failure to stop the growing illegal...
  • Bangla taking stern action against antiIndia activity: Border Guard Bangladesh June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Border Guard Bangladesh has said it has "zero tolerance" towards any antiIndia activity including those by insurgents and was taking "stern" steps in this direction. However, the force refuted media reports about antiIndia fidayeen camps operating from Bangladeshi territory. "I have never heard of such camps or any such knowledge of...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • Sushma Swaraj concludes Bangladesh visit June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded her threedayvist to Bagladesh on Friday after offering prayers at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir for better ties between the two countries. "I came to Bangladesh with an open mind. Good relations exist between India and Bangladesh and the relationship will get better. I...
  • Sushma Swaraj visits Hindu temple in Dhaka June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prayed on Friday for better ties between India and Bangladesh at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir, a media report said. The minister visited the temple on the last day of her threeday trip and offered prayers, the online edition of Prothom Alo newspaper reported. She spoke in...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 26, 2014

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  • India will actively engage with neighbours: Swaraj June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Spelling out the new Indian government's foreign policy towards its neighbours, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India would actively engage with them to ensure security, stability and prosperity for all nations. "We are convinced that India's development cannot be complete and sustainable unless we succeed in building...
  • India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. Swaraj, who is on her first standalone overseas visit after taking office a month ago, called on Hasina, who...
  • After Sushma Swaraj, PM to visit Bangladesh June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina's invitation to visit India's eastern neighbour. PM has also written a letter to Hasina where he hopes to foster new era of cooperation and connectivity between the two countries. The invite comes even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Modi invites Bangladesh premier to visit India June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, inviting her to visit India. Swaraj met Hasina at Hasina's office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. "Swaraj handed over the letter during a meeting at the prime...
  • Political will could make Sushma's visit to Bangladesh historic: C Raja Mohan June 26, 2014

    As External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Bangladesh for her first standalone visit, emphasising the new government's foreign policy priorities are in its neighbourhood. Strategic Analyst C Raja Mohan said it's a great moment. "There is enough political will to advance it in a historic opportunity," he said. ...
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reaches Bangladesh for 2day visit June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Sushma Swaraj arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday night on her first official visit abroad after becoming External Affairs Minister during which she will hold talks with the top leadership on key bilateral issues including Land Boundary Agreement, proposed Teesta river pact and illegal immigration. Swaraj arrived in Dhaka for the...
  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader June 25, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia on Friday. The BNP chairperson's press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan announced this at a press conference on Tuesday night, bdnews24.com reported. He said the place and time would be announced later. Swaraj is going to Dhaka...
  • BJP trying to divert attention on visa free entry: Tarun Gogoi June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst the controversy about a proposal on visafree entry to Bangladesh nationals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused the BJP of diverting people's attention on the sensitive issue. In a statement, the Chief Minister said that he brought the matter before the people as "illegal migration from Bangladesh...
  • MHA rejects proposal to grant visaonarrival to Bangladeshis June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rejected the Ministry of External Affairs's proposal to grant visaonarrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visafree entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and over the age of 65. This came after the MEA had asked MHA to give its...