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  • Bangladesh prepares to find scores more bodies in capsized ferry May 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Rescue workers in Bangladesh expected to find scores of bodies on Saturday trapped between the decks of river ferry that capsized two days earlier with around 200 people on board. About 40 people swam to shore and 35 were rescued after the doubledecker ferry went down in the Meghna river...
  • Bangladesh: Ferry toll rises to 27, search continues for over 100 May 16, 2014

    Rescuers retrieved more bodies on Friday from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh, taking the death toll to 27, as search continued for the second day for over 100 others on the overcrowded vessel that capsized during a storm. "Twenty seven bodies have been retrieved so far while searches are underway for...
  • Bangladesh: 10 killed as ferry carrying 200 sinks in Meghna river May 15, 2014

    At least 10 people, including a child, on drowned and hundreds were missing when an overcrowded ferry carrying over 200 passengers capsized in a storm in Bangladesh's Meghna river. Ten bodies have been recovered and a search is underway for the other passengers after the MV Miraj4 ferry sank in the...
  • Dates announced for India's ODI tour of Bangladesh May 14, 2014

    Dhaka: India will play against Bangladesh in a short threematch ODI series between June 15 and 19, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ODI series, sandwiched between the ongoing IPL and the long tour of England starting latter next month will be played on June 15, 17 and...
  • India to play three ODIs in Bangladesh before touring England May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: India's Cricket Board has finalised a short threematch ODI series in Bangladesh next month before the Indian team embarks on its lengthy tour of England lasting for over two months. "We want to give some practice to our players (who are now playing only IPL gamesT20 matches), as the England...
  • Hasina criticises Mamata for her stance against Teesta deal May 11, 2014

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "extremely unfortunate" stance against the Teesta water sharing deal, but expressed optimism on resolving the issue through dialogue. "It was extremely unfortunate, the chief minister of an Indian state, Mamata Banerjee raised objection (in signing...
  • Bangladesh MP Naasim Usman dies of heart attack in Mussoorie April 30, 2014

    A Bangladesh MP died after suffering a heart attack at the tourist resort of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Naasim Usman, who was the sitting MP from Narayanganj in Bangladesh, suffered a heart attack past midnight. He was rushed to the Max Hospital Dehradun where he was declared dead early this...
  • Shane Jurgensen resigns as Bangladesh cricket coach April 28, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangaldesh cricket team's Australian coach Shane Jurgensen on Monday tendered his resignation in the wake of the national team's disastrous performance in the ICC World T20 where they even lost to minnows Hong Kong. Jurgensen took up the Bangladesh job permanently in February 2013 after being the interim coach for...
  • Top seven moments of 2014 World Twenty20 April 8, 2014

    It's over, but memories will stay. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 delivered unbridled joy and also distressing heartbreaks that will shape up into bedtime stories the players will narrate to their grandchildren one day. Whether it was Hong Kong's win over Bangladesh, Dale Steyn's last over against New Zealand or...
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board issues show-cause notice to Shakib Al Hasan April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: There seems to be no end to the troubles of Shakib Al Hasan. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has issued a showcause notice to country's premier all-rounder for making critical remarks about the national team during an interview with a local vernacular newspaper. Shakib has been given time till the...
  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore April 4, 2014

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the houses...
  • World T20: Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh April 1, 2014

    Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch's brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, World T20 April 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the dead rubber. Bangladesh have made three changes -- Gazi, Mominul come in and Taskin makes his debut. Meanwhile for Australia - Dan Christian...
  • Bangladesh court rejects libel plea against Khaleda Zia March 31, 2014

    A Bangladeshi court on Monday rejected a libel suit filed against former premier Khaleda Zia on charges of "distorting the history" by claiming that her late husband Ziaur Rahman was the nation's first president. Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Shamsul Arefin said the petition against Zia, the chairperson of the main opposition...
  • Neamat Imam's 'The Black Coat' is an impressive debut March 30, 2014

    Bangladesh has an interesting history and we all know it. Their struggle for freedom is something that that the world had witnessed far and wide. Post independence, Bangladesh had to deal with what every country has to go through. Government is shaping itself up, people are migrating across the border...
  • World T20: MS Dhoni pleased to see Yuvraj back among runs March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Yuvraj Singh's return to form was the biggest positive for the Indian team ahead of knockout stage of the World Twenty20, according to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Yuvraj roared back to form with a 60-run knock. His strokeful 43-ball innings set up the 73-run victory over Australia as India topped...
  • Dedicate this ton to all my critics, says Ahmed Shehzad March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Ahmed Shehzad, who on Sunday became the first Pakistan batsman to score a century in all three formats, took a dig at his critics by dedicating his knock to all those who have criticised him after a couple of failures. Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts...
  • World T20: Pakistan stay alive in semis race by hammering Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    Mirpur: Talented opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant unbeaten hundred as Pakistan crushed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group 2 league encounter of the ICC World T20 to keep their semi-final hopes alive on Sunday. The result also eliminated Australia from the tournament and Pakistan and West Indies will...
  • As it happened: World T20, Pakistan vs Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat. One change for Pakistan, Sohail Tanvir replaces Bilawal Bhatti while Bangladesh bring in Abdur Razzak. Pakistan must defeat hosts Bangladesh on Sunday and the defending champions West Indies...
  • Refreshed Pakistan eye World T20 semi-finals March 30, 2014

    Pakistan will return to World Twenty20 action after a week's break on Sunday charged up to make a move for the semi-finals by winning their two remaining games in the Super-10 round in Dhaka. Mohammad Hafeez's men, who lost their opening group two match to India by seven wickets on March...
  • World Twenty20: Pakistan aim for two wins needed to advance March 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said Saturday he is pleased archrival India have secured a semi-final berth at the World Twenty20 because it gives other teams a clear scenario of what's needed to join them in the next stage. "India have played very good cricket so far and it's good they...
  • Spinners, batting continue to shine for India at WT20 March 28, 2014

    India are through to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 riding on a magnificent eight wicket victory over the hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, courtesy yet another dominating performance by their spinners, led by Amit Mishra. And once again Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli led the batting department with...
  • Good dressing room atmosphere is key to India's success: MS Dhoni March 28, 2014

    Mirpur: Despite stormy events back home, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stayed calm and attributed his team's success to a 'good dressing room atmosphere' where every individual was happy about each other's success. While the skipper made it clear that he won't take any questions unrelated to the World T20 but...
  • India maul Bangladesh by 8 wickets to move into World T20 semis March 28, 2014

    India walked through Bangladesh's total of 138 to win by 8 wickets - their third victory in a row - and reach the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals for the first time in seven years, thanks to another superb show by the spinners and a partnership of 100 runs between Rohit...
  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu March 28, 2014

    Nepal will hold the 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu on November 14, the third time the country is hosting the event since the establishment of eight-member regional grouping in 1985. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday decided to hold the summit on November 14 and directed...
  • As it happened: India vs Bangladesh, World T20, Match 24 March 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India walked through Bangladesh's total of 138 to win by 8 wickets - their third victory in a row - and reach World T20 semis for the first time in seven years. India never qualified for the semis in the last...
  • India eye Bangladesh scalp to enter World T20 semis after 7 years March 27, 2014

    While events back home will be difficult to ignore, Team India needs to have its focus firmly on the field as a win against hosts Bangladesh on Friday will assure MS Dhoni & Co of a place in the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20. The Supreme Court made some scathing...
  • Mortaza accepts criticism, promises to do well against India March 27, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Mortaza said they deserve the criticism for the manner they suffered defeats against Hong Kong and West Indies but vowed to play good cricket to turn things around. Mortaza also said that BCB president Nazmul Hasan has indeed spoken to the players and tried to help...