Dhaka

  • India beat Bangladesh 5-1 to win hockey Test series August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Men's Hockey team continued their rampaging run as they thrashed Bangladesh 5-1 in their second match to clinch the three-match Test series played at Dhaka on Friday. This victory brings with itself the series-win against Bangladesh and India now expects a clean sweep by winning the third...
  • Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee to open India Couture Week July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee will open the upcoming India Couture Week here. The six-day fashion week (July 15-20) will see nine of the country's top designers, including Anamika Khanna, Anju Modi, Gaurav Gupta, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Monisha Jaising, Rina Dhaka, Rohit Bal and Varun Bahl showcasing their work....
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reaches Bangladesh for 2-day 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...
  • Rail communication disrupted due to heavy downpour in Bangladesh June 21, 2014

    Dhaka: A heavy downpour on Saturday disrupted the rail communication in several parts of Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, and temporarily halted movement of ships at the country's largest seaport, officials said. They said the torrential rain has damaged railway tracks in Tangail district, forcing them to halt movement of...
  • India Couture Week to begin from July 15 June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The revamped India Couture Week is scheduled to begin from July 15 and this year's event has been extended to six days with off-site shows. Ten of the top designers of the country have been selected to showcase their designs at the 2014 edition including Anamika Khanna, Anju...
  • Snapshot: Tihar inmates walk the ramp in clothes made inside the jail under the guidance of fashion designer Reena Dhaka June 17, 2014

    It was a fashion show of a different kind. Inmates of the Tihar jail walked the ramp during a fashion show in New Delhi on June 14, 2014. The inmates wore clothing made and designed within Tihar under the guidance of fashion designer Reena Dhaka. All photos are from AP. ...
  • Bangladesh says ICC let fixed matches to go ahead June 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has accused anti-corruption investigators from the International Cricket Council of allowing a match in a scandal-plagued Twenty20 tournament to go ahead even though it knew it was fixed. A report from a special tribunal set up by the Bangladesh board said the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU)...
  • 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 double-decker ferry went down in the Meghna river...
  • Pakistani chartered plane makes emergency landing in Lucknow following fuel shortage May 7, 2014

    A Pakistani chartered aircraft, on its way from Lahore to Dhaka with 100 passengers on board, landed in Lucknow under emergency conditions following fuel shortage, airport officials said. The aircraft landed on Tuesday afternoon when the pilot of the aircraft flying over Indian airspace over Uttar Pradesh, informed the Lucknow air...
  • World T20: India will reach final if there is no play on Friday April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: With the weather forecast for Friday predicting another round of heavy rainfall, India will be the lucky team if it eventually pours as they would then automatically advance to the final of the ICC World T20. As per the weather forecast in Dhaka, around 70 percent chance of rain is...
  • Dhaka Gladiators owner convicted of match-fixing February 27, 2014

    Dhaka: A special tribunal convicted one of the owners of the Dhaka Gladiators on Wednesday of match-fixing in the tainted Bangladesh Premier League, while three international cricketers pleaded guilty in the 2013 scandal, officials said. Shihab Jishan Chowdhury, managing director of the reigning BPL champions, was found guilty of one charge...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe February 26, 2014

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing for...
  • ICC, BCB disappointed with outcome in BPL fixing case February 26, 2014

    Dubai: The ICC and the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday expressed disappointment after the tribunal investigating alleged corruption in the BPL, found one of the owners of Dhaka Gladiators guilty of "being party to an effort to fix" a match in the 2013 edition of the T20 league. Dhaka Gladiators' Shihab...
  • Asia Cup 2014: World champions India begin as underdogs February 25, 2014

    India are winless in 2014 so far after two embarrassing tours of South Africa and New Zealand, and without the services of MS Dhoni, the ODI champions will have an added void to fill when the 12th Asia Cup begins in Dhaka on Tuesday. Here's how the five teams shape-up...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 4 dead in renewed violence in Bangladesh December 15, 2013

    Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh opened fire on Sunday to try to stop rampaging activists of an Islamist party who were protesting the execution of one of its leaders, leaving at least four people dead. The violence took place as the Jamaat-e-Islami party enforced a daylong general strike across the South Asian...
  • Iranian film 'Parviz' bags Golden Pheasant award at IFFK December 14, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Iranian film 'Parviz', a dark comedy directed by Majid Barzegar, bagged the coveted 'Suvarna Chakorama' (Golden Pheasant Award) at the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala, which concluded here today. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy gave away the award, comprising a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh and a trophy,...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 October 22, 2013

    Day 1 Round-up: Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 95 runs to help Bangladesh reach 228 for 5 at tea on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand on Monday before rain suspended play for the day. Tamim's 95 came off 153 balls that included 17 boundaries. Kane Williamson...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd Test October 21, 2013

    TOSS: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat. TEAM NEWS: Injury to Robiul Islam forced Bangladesh into making one change. Seamer Al-Amin Hossain replaced Robiul, becoming the country's 70th Test player. New Zealand brought in left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner in place of spinner Bruce Martin. ...
  • 14 films to compete at International Film Festival of Kerala October 14, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 14 films have been selected for the prestigious competition section of the 18th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to be held here from December 6 to 13. The competition section includes films from Asia, Africa and Latin American countries. "Capturing Dad' (Japan), 'Arbani' (Israel),...
  • Bangladesh bowler concedes world-record 39 runs in an over October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's domestic 50-over tournament Dhaka Premier League saw a world record being broken on Tuesday when Abahani Limited's bowler Alauddin Babu set the unfortunate record of conceding most runs in an over in List A cricket. The right-arm medium pacer conceded 39 runs in one over against Sheikh Jamal...
  • Bangladesh war crimes court to deliver verdict on BNP leader on Tuesday September 30, 2013

    Dhaka: A special Bangladeshi tribunal will give its verdict on Tuesday on senior BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury's alleged involvement in war crimes, prompting authorities to intensify security across the nation. The verdict will come 16 months after the high-powered International Crimes Tribunal indicted 64-year-old Chowdhury on 23 specific charges of...
  • Pakistan denies blocking Dhaka cricket league September 6, 2013

    Pakistan has denied it blocked its players from participating in the Dhaka cricket league, saying on Friday that the Bangladesh board never contacted it to seek clearance. Under the new rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC), a no-objection certificate (NOC) is mandatory from the home board for players to take...
  • Manish Tewari to inaugurate SAARC Engineers Forum meet September 6, 2013

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari will inaugurate the 12th international meet of SAARC Engineers Forum in Chandigarh on Saturday. It is for the first time that an international meet of the Forum is being held outside the capital of any country, the organisers said in Chandigarh on Friday. Nearly 50 foreign delegates are likely to attend...
  • Karnataka: Sex racket busted in Bellary August 19, 2013

    Bangalore: A sex racket was busted in Karnataka's Bellary town with 35 people arrested and 44 women, including 23 minors, being rescued, a senior police official said Sunday. "We raided a dozen hideouts in the town on a tip-off and arrested the accused, including three men and 32 sex workers while...
  • Bangladesh: 40 injured in Jamaat clash with police August 13, 2013

    Dhaka: Members of Jamaat-e-Islami on Tuesday exploded crude bombs and clashed with the police, leaving at least 40 people injured, as they tried to enforce a 48-hour countrywide shutdown. The Jamaat had called for the shutdown to protest a court verdict that banned the right-wing party from contesting future elections. The police...
  • Bangladesh: Court cancels registration of Jamaat-e-Islami August 1, 2013

    A Bangladesh court on Thursday canceled the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami as a political party. The party will now be not allowed to participate in future elections. ...
  • Bangladesh court cancels registration of Jamaat-e-Islami August 1, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's biggest right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami was banned from contesting future polls by a court on Thursday in Dhaka which cancelled its registration in a landmark ruling, leaving the once-most powerful fundamentalist party with an uncertain future. The bench of justices M Moazzam Husain, M Enayetur Rahim, and Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque...