Bangladesh

  • Sri Lanka to tour Bangladesh after security assurances January 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket team will go ahead with their four-week tour of Bangladesh and stay on for the Asia Cup ending in early March, the SLC said on Monday. "Please be informed that the Sri Lanka national team will be touring Bangladesh from 24th January 2014 till the end...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Northeast CMs on Monday January 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states on Monday in New Delhi to review the ongoing infrastructural projects in the region, officials said in New Delhi on Sunday. "Prime Minister will meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states to review the ongoing infrastructural projects...
  • 3 Bangladeshi journalists sent to jail over 'false' report January 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Three senior Bangladeshi journalists of a pro-opposition newspaper have been arrested for publishing a "false" report that Indian forces had helped the government contain violence during the recent controversial polls. Detectives raided the office of Inqilab, a Dhaka-based Bangla-language daily, on Thursday and picked up the three journalists. They...
  • Strict decisions taken to stop Hindu killings: Bangladesh Minister January 17, 2014

    Over a thousand Hindu homes and shops have been burnt down in Bangladesh in post-poll violence. The Bangladesh parliamentary elections which re-elected Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw severe bloodshed. The violence is apparently being carried out by Jamaat-e-Islami activists and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The Bangladesh government has assured to stop...
  • Asia Cup's schedule out with Bangladesh still the host January 16, 2014

    Dhaka: Organisers of cricket's Asia Cup insisted the tournament would go ahead in troubled Bangladesh next month, even if one of the teams pulled out on safety grounds, as they unveiled the schedule on Thursday. Defending champions Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the 50 over...
  • New Bangladesh government to be sworn in after disputed polls January 16, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's new government is set to be sworn in on Sunday, a week after the ruling party won a violence-plagued election that the opposition boycotted and amid growing international calls for a fresh and inclusive polls. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League ended with more than two-thirds of seats in...
  • Sri Lanka say Bangladesh tour still on January 16, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are to go ahead with a tour to Bangladesh later this month after carrying out their own security assessment in the violence-plagued country, cricket board officials said on Wednesday. "We are very positive about playing in Bangladesh," Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga told AFP. "We...
  • World T20 to be shifted to India from Bangladesh? March 10, 2014

    The ICC World T20 in Bangladesh could be moved to India due to the prevailing political turmoil in the country Sources tells CNN-IBN that the ICC has been monitoring the situation for a while now and a final decision could be taken at the ICC Security Meet in Dhaka next week...
  • Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh, BJP asks Centre to intervene January 14, 2014

    Dhaka: Members of Hindu community are being targeted in the post-poll violence in Bangladesh. Thousands of Hindu homes and shops were burnt down by Jamaat activists following Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's re-election. Back home in India, Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the Centre to intervene in the matter even as...
  • Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina sworn in as premier for third term January 12, 2014

    Dhaka: Sheikh Hasina was sworn in for her second straight term as Bangladesh's prime minister, a week after her Awami League party secured a landslide win in the violence-hit general election boycotted by the opposition. President Abdul Hamid administered oath of office to the 49-member council of ministers at Bangabhaban -...
  • SLC to make security assessment ahead of Bangladesh tour January 11, 2014

    Colombo: Two senior Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) officials are all set to visit Bangladesh to make a security assessment there ahead of their national cricket team's tour to the country. A SLC spokesman said that vice-president Mohan de Silva and Ajith Jayasekera, a former CEO of SLC and national team manager,...
  • Bangladesh says extra security for Pakistan in Asia Cup January 10, 2014

    Dubai: Bangladesh on Friday promised enhanced security for the Pakistan cricket team during next month's Asia Cup, after political unrest in Dhaka endangered their participation in the regional event. The Asian Cricket Council last week decided to host the event in Dhaka from February 25-March 8 despite violence and protests in...
  • Sheikh Hasina invited to form govt in Bangladesh January 10, 2014

    Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina on Thursday was invited by the President to form government after her party's victory in the controversial January 5 elections. "President (Abdul Hamid) invited Sheikh Hasina to form the government as leader of the house when she called on him at the presidential palace," said  President's...
  • We have reservations about playing in Bangladesh: PCB January 8, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear their team will participate in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh only after getting a clearance from their government due to security concerns in the violence-hit neigbouring country. The PCB statement has come after the chief executive of the Asian Cricket Council...
  • The Last Word: Were Bangladesh general polls credible or just a sham? January 7, 2014

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is once again set to form government with her party Awami League clearly sweeping the general elections. The principal opposition party did not take part in the elections and had allegedly participated in violence that resulted in the death of 21 people. ...
  • Bangladesh: 5 killed post-poll clashes, toll rises to 21 January 7, 2014

    At least five persons were killed in Bangladesh on Tuesday in post-poll clashes amidst a police crackdown against senior members of the opposition party for instigating violence that has resulted in 31 deaths, making it the bloodiest vote in the country's history. Three persons were killed and 10 hurt in a...
  • US calls for fresh elections in Bangladesh January 7, 2014

    The US has called for fresh polls in Bangladesh that reflect the will of the people, even as it expressed strong concern over the just concluded general election which it alleged was neither credible nor fair. "We have been very clear about our strong concerns about the selection and what we...
  • Awami League sweeps violence-marred Bangladesh general elections January 6, 2014

    Dhaka: The ruling Awami League on Sunday swept the general elections in Bangladesh which were marred by deadly clashes, a low turnout and a boycott by opposition parties, even as 21 people were killed in poll-related violence. Most voters preferred to stay at home fearing violence during the polling in 147...
  • Voting ends, counting begins in Bangladesh January 5, 2014

    Voting ended in Bangladesh's 10th parliamentary elections, marred by a series of violent incidents, boycotts and low voter turnout on Sunday. Counting of votes began shortly after balloting ended at 4 pm, the Daily Star reported. Voting in the parliamentary polls began at 8 am on Sunday amid a series of violent...
  • Bangladesh: Voting begins amid violence, 6 dead, 60 polling stations torched January 5, 2014

    In Bangladesh voting for the parliamentary elections has started amid opposition protests that have left at least 6 people dead. Over 10 people have also been injured. Anti-government groups torched at least 60 polling stations on Saturday. The election commission has set up over 18,000 polling stations across the country....
  • Polls start in Bangladesh amidst violence, 6 killed January 5, 2014

    Dhaka: Voting began on Sunday morning in Bangladesh's violence-plagued general elections amid calls from opposition BNP and its allies to resist the polls, even as six persons were killed in clashes across the country. Polling began at 8 am (0200 GMT) in 147 out of 300 constituencies in 59 districts...
  • Bangladesh goes to polls today amid violence January 5, 2014

    Dhaka: Despite boycott by principal opposition party, Bangladesh goes to polls on Sunday amid violence. On the eve of the general elections, two people were killed by the anti-government activists who torched 38 polling stations. The miscreants even set ablaze a train while enforcing a 48-hour nationwide strike aimed at...
  • Bangladesh: Miscreants burn 38 polling centres ahead of elections January 4, 2014

    Ahead of Bangladesh parliamentary elections scheduled for January 5, miscreants on Saturday burnt 38 polling centres in at least 28 districts. The violence was reported from Rajshahi, Nilphamari, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj, Feni, Kurigram and Natore districts, among others The Daily Star reported. Police said the acts of arson appeared to be a clear...
  • Bangladesh to remain venue of Asia Cup January 4, 2014

    Colombo: The security concerns triggered by political unrest in Bangladesh notwithstanding, the country will remain the host of the Asia Cup next month, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced on Saturday. "There is no change to the venue, it will go ahead as planned in Bangladesh," Ashraful Haque, the ACC chief...
  • India seals Indo-Bangla border ahead of general polls in Bangladesh January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India has decided to seal its border with Bangladesh for three days as a security measure ahead of parliamentary elections in the neighbouring country. General election in Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on Sunday. Despite India's move to close the Indo-Bangla border, reports indicate that legal movement...
  • Sri Lanka offer to host Asia Cup, World Twenty20 January 3, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are ready to step in and host the Asia Cup one-day tournament and the World Twenty20 if the two events are pulled out of violence-plagued Bangladesh, a top official said on Friday. The Asia Cup had been scheduled to be held between February 24 and March 7 in...
  • Bangladesh: 2 killed as violence continues ahead of elections, five voting centres set on fire January 3, 2014

    At least two people have been killed in clashes between pro-and anti-government supporters across Bangladesh, as five voting centres were set on fire amid the opposition's nonstop blockade two days before the elections. Police said a driver and a trader were killed and three others injured when suspected activists of main...
  • SLC likely to drop Malinga from Bangladesh tour January 2, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is likely to drop pacer Lasith Malinga from the national squad to tour Bangladesh as a means of sending a strong signal to the star bowler over his indifferent attitude towards training and poor performance. Following Sri Lanka's 2-3 loss in the recent ODI series against...
  • Bangladesh's name could be changed if Khaleda Zia wins, fears Hasina December 31, 2013

    Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country's name in case she returns to power. The apprehension was expressed by the ruling Awami League (AL) party's publicity secretary Hassan Mahmud while participating in a human-chain and protest programme on Monday at the...
  • Security tightened in Dhaka amid tension December 30, 2013

    A security blanket was thrown over the Bangladesh capital for the second consecutive day on Monday, with troops guarding key points to secure them from a BNP-led opposition movement that threatens to continue until the January 5 elections are called off. Police in riot gears continued to lay sieges around BNP...