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  • 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 25, 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...
  • India may accede Bangladesh's request to extradite wanted criminal June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India may be inclined to accede Bangladesh's request to extradite a multiplemurder suspect of the neighbouring country who was arrested in Kolkata last week. If accepted, Nur Hossain, wanted in Bangladesh for killing seven people in Dhaka's satellite city Narayanganj about two months ago, could be the first Bangladeshi...
  • Sushma to visit Dhaka on June 2527 June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Bangladesh next week during which she will hold talks with the top leadership there on a host of issues of bilateral and international interest. This is Swaraj's first standalone visit abroad as the External Affairs Minister. She had earlier this month accompanied...
  • India's Englandtour applicants tested in Bangladesh June 20, 2014

    India's ODI tour of Bangladesh drew little attention until the Mirpur pitch decided to misbehave and become cause of embarrassment on either side of the border. Bangladesh remained winless and India came close to sharing the trophy before the hosts' strategy boomeranged. The trivial threematch series threw up more reasons...
  • Youngsters showed their character in series win: Raina June 19, 2014

    Mirpur: India's captain for the tour Suresh Raina on Thursday said that the impressive performances of young players like Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma in the ODI series win over Bangladesh augurs well for the 'Men In Blue' ahead of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. A second...
  • 5.8 kg of gold seized from IndoBangla border; one held June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: BSF troops on Thursday seized over 5 kgs of gold, including 27 biscuits made of the yellow metal, when the cache was being smuggled across West Bengal's border with Bangladesh. Officials said that a Border Security Force patrol early on Thursday morning apprehended a person from Amudia border post...
  • 3rd ODI, Bangladesh vs India: India win series 20 after washout June 19, 2014

    India claimed a 20 series win over Bangladesh after the third oneday international was abandoned due to heavy rain on Thursday. India were 1199 in 34.2 overs before the third spell of rain forced umpires to call off the match. Cheteshwar Pujara was the top scorer for the side with 27 while...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs India, 3rd ODI June 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the threematch series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a...
  • Work on new IndiaBangladesh railway link from 2015 June 18, 2014

    Agartala: The Indian and Bangladeshi governments will start work early next year on a new rail link to ease surface transport, officials said here Tuesday. India will build a 15km railway tracks linking Tripura's capital Agartala with Bangladesh's southeastern city of Akhaurah, an important railway junction connected to Chittagong port, resourcerich...
  • 3rd ODI: India eye clean sweep against Bangladesh June 18, 2014

    After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the threematch series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series after India were bowled out...
  • Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years June 18, 2014

    Bangladesh cricket authorities banned former captain Mohammad Ashraful for eight years on Wednesday after he was found guilty of matchfixing during a domestic Twenty20 tournament. "He was found guilty of all four charges and is banned from cricket for eight years," said Khademul Islam Chowdhury, the head of a special panel...
  • Mushfiqur Rahim apologises for Bangladesh's defeat June 18, 2014

    Mirpur: At a loss to explain the humiliation inflicted on his team by India in the second onedayer, Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has apologised to the fans for the "shameful" display. Bangladesh did well to restrict India to 105 but their batting collapsed spectacularly, folding up for 58 runs after being...
  • Stuart Binny breaks Anil Kumble's 21yearold ODI record June 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Surprised to find his name among the top10 bowling performances of all time after breaking Anil Kumble's 21yearold record, Indian allrounder Stuart Binny said seaming conditions played a huge role in his haul of 6 for 4 against Bangladesh. Binny's brilliant performance helped India defend a meagre 105 against the...
  • Stuart Binny's 4.4over mayhem that sunk Bangladesh June 17, 2014

    At 39/2 in 9 overs chasing 106 to win 41, Taskin Ahmed must have been rehearsing his speech for the presentation ceremony after all he took 5/28 on debut to decimate world champions India. But the introduction of Stuart Binny changed it all. On Tuesday, Binny, playing just his third...
  • 2nd ODI: Recordbreaker Binny helps India defend 105 to beat Bangladesh by 47 runs June 17, 2014

    A dream debut for 19yearold fast bowler Taskin Ahmed was undone by Bangladesh batsmen who failed to chase a paltry total of 105 after Stuart Binny's recordbreaking spell of 6 for 4 sparked a collapse that kept Bangladesh from winning their first ODI of 2014. In the end, the hosts...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs India, 2nd ODI June 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim may feel that sans players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, it's almost India A touring Bangladesh; but the way the visitors chased a challenging 272 and eventually won the raincurtailed first ODI via...
  • 2nd ODI: Bangladesh wary as India eye series win June 16, 2014

    Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim may feel that sans players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, it's almost India A touring Bangladesh; but the way the visitors chased a challenging 272 and eventually won the raincurtailed first ODI via D/L method, Rahim was made to eat his words. Bangladesh haven't...
  • We don't want to put too much pressure on ourselves: Ajinkya Rahane June 16, 2014

    Mirpur: Having guided India to a comfortable sevenwicket victory against Bangladesh, the talented Ajinkya Rahane said that he would like focus on one match at a time without looking too far ahead. "This (series) is a great opportunity for everyone to just express themselves. We don't want to put too much...
  • 1st ODI: Uthappa, Rahane lead India to 7wicket win over Bangladesh June 15, 2014

    Mirpur: Ajinkya Rahane anchored his innings to perfection in the company of comeback man Robin Uthappa and guided India to a comfortable sevenwicket victory in a raintruncated first ODI against Bangladesh here on Sunday. Chasing a target of 273 in 50 overs, India were cruising along at 100 for 1 in...
  • Parvez Rasool becomes first J&K player to play for India June 15, 2014

    Mirpur : Offspinner Parvez Rasool on Saturday became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to represent India in a OneDay International when he took the field against Bangladesh in the seriesopener. The 25yearold, who hails from the town of Bij Behara in the southern Kashmir valley district of Anantnag, was...
  • As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI June 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Prematch: While the whole world is in the grip of football World Cup fever, India arranged a lastminute ODI series in Bangladesh before the testing tour of England, but the threematch rubber starting Sunday isn't trivial, for it provides the...
  • We need to try a lot of players before the World Cup: Raina June 14, 2014

    Mirpur: India's standin captain Suresh Raina on Saturday said the threematch ODI series against Bangladesh will be a good opportunity for trying out new players ahead of next year's 50over World Cup. Defending ODI world champions India play the hosts in the first game here on Sunday. "The World Cup is coming...