BANGALDESH

  • Pakistan: Imran Khan alters countrywide 'shut down' plan December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has altered his plan to "shut down" the country on December 16, after being criticised as the protest date coincided with the formal surrender of the army in Bangladesh. Khan, who has been protesting since mid-August, had threatened to paralyze Pakistan on December 16 if...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Forget defeats and be positive: Mushfiqur tells teammates June 14, 2014

    Mirpur: A prolonged winless run has dented their morale but Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Saturday urged his teammates to display positive body language in the threematch ODI series against India from Sunday as he feels it will translate into good performance. "We lost seven onedayers this year and in terms...
  • Dubai: Maid charged with making ISD calls worth hundreds of dollars December 1, 2013

    Dubai: A 27yearold South Asian housemaid has been charged with theft in a court for stealing her employer's SIM card and making international phone calls worth more than $ 2,000. The owner of the SIM, a 27yearold Emirati police officer, continued receiving bills totaling $ 2022.87 for August and September months...
  • Cyclonic storm Mahasen kills 14 in Bangladesh May 16, 2013

    Dhaka: At least 14 people were killed today as cyclonic storm Mahasen battered Bangladesh's southwestern coastlines, damaging thousands of thatched houses and forcing evacuation of over one million people from lowlying areas. "All the deaths were reported from the southwestern coastlines where the cyclone hit with its maximum strength before...
  • Tripura to witness heavy rains due to Cyclone Mahasen May 16, 2013

    Agartala: With cyclone Mahasen likely to hit Tripura on Thursday, the state may witness heavy rains and a gale of 5060 Kmph, the met office said. "There is likely to be heavy rain in the state in the next two days with wind blowing in 50 to 60 Km speed...
  • Search ends in Bangladesh; death toll put at 1127 May 14, 2013

    Savar: Several of the biggest Western retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Bangladesh as the threeweek search for victims of the worst garmentindustry disaster in history ended on Monday with the death toll at a staggering 1,127. Bangladesh's government also agreed to allow...
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll goes past 1,100 May 13, 2013

    Savar: The death toll in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster on Sunday rose to 1,125 after 15 more decomposed bodies were recovered from the debris of the illfated eightstorey building, 19 days after the tragedy. Rain has caused delays in recovery operations as overnight rainstorms forced rescuers to suspend work for...
  • Bangladesh factory building collapse death toll hits 1,021 May 10, 2013

    Dhaka: The death toll from a garment factory building that collapsed more than two weeks ago outside the Bangladeshi capital soared past 1,000 on Friday, while the list of the dead from a fresh fire at a sweater manufacturer showed the entanglement of the industry and top Bangladeshi officials. Officials said...
  • Bangladesh: Indian envoy's car attacked April 12, 2013

    Dhaka: Unidentified men on Friday attacked the car of the Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, injuring three, including the driver. The miscreants hurled three crude bombs at the parked car that is being used by the Indian envoy during a visit to southwestern Khulna district. "The High Commissioner (Pankaj Saran) is...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, T20I March 31, 2013

    Bangladesh innings: End of over 20, Bangladesh 181 for 7: Sri Lanka win by 17 runs. Sri Lanka put up a great show after Kusal Perera's cameo as hosts defeated Bangladesh by 17 runs. Putting into bat, Sri Lanka set a stiff target of 199 runs. Bangladesh, who gave a solid...
  • Take 'liberal view' on Teesta issue: Hasina to Khurshid February 17, 2013

    Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid met the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday as part of the twoday official visit to the neighbouring nation. India and Bangladesh reviewed a range of bilateral issues at the second Joint Consultative Commission meeting. Hasina said she hoped India would take a "liberal...
  • Openers give Khulna Royal Bengals their January 24, 2013

    Khulna: A record breaking century by captain Shariyar Nafees and a quickfire fifty by opener Lou Vincent ensured that Khulna Royal Bengals defeated Duronto Rajshahi by 68 runs to register their first win this season at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna on Thursday. Nafees and Vincent scored 197 for...
  • U19 WC, Day 6: Pakistan crush NZ August 16, 2012

    Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets on the sixth day of the ICC U19 World Cup. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first but their decision didn't prove right as they could only muster 152 runs in 50 overs for the loss of eight wickets. Henry...
  • Mortaza shines as Bangladesh sweep the board July 22, 2012

    Belfast: Mashrafe Mortaza produced a fine allround display as Bangladesh completed a 30 Twenty20 series sweep of Ireland with a dramatic lastball victory at Stormont on Saturday. The fastmedium bowler took 19 for 4 as Ireland, who made a good start, were restricted to 140 in their 20 overs. And...
  • Richard Pybus named Bangladesh coach May 30, 2012

    Dhaka: Richard Pybus formerly a Pakistan coach has been appointed coach of the Bangladesh team, filling the vacancy created by Stuart Laws abrupt resignation in April. Pybus twoyear terms begins ahead of Bangladeshs tour of Zimbabwe next month with an option of further extension up to the 2015...
  • Pakistan players yet to receive BPL payments April 23, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistani cricketers who took part in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League are still waiting for their dues to be cleared by the Twenty20 tournament's organisers. One of the leading players confirmed to PTI that until now, most of the players had only received 25 percent of the total...
  • 'Ranji experience helps on Bangladesh wickets' March 15, 2012

    Mirpur: India seamer R Vinay Kumar feels that while bowling on a flat deck at the ShereBangla Stadium in Mirpur, the experience of slogging hard in the Ranji Trophy helps while trying out subtle variations. "Most of our cricket is played in these conditions in India and subcontinent. The tracks Down...
  • Afridi plans doublewicket tournament in Pakistan January 27, 2012

    Lahore: Desperate to get international cricket back to Pakistan, former captain Shahid Afridi is thinking of organising a doublewicket competition, involving players from different countries, in the country. "When I was in Australia playing in the Big Bash tournament, I spoke to number of top players from different countries to get...
  • India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty November 21, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Bangladesh will sign a formal extradition treaty by the end of December 2011 or early January 2012. The first person to be handed over, once the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty for Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners (extradition treaty) is signed, will be jailed United Liberation Front of...
  • Five Bangladesh officers detained for attack November 11, 2009

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has detained five army officers and sacked several others for their suspected link to the last month's bomb attack on an influential close relative of the Prime Minister, as government began a highlevel probe into the incident, reports and officials said on Tuesday. 35yearold Fazle Nur Taposh, who is...
  • Bangladesh arms haul shows nexus feeding ULFA June 11, 2009

    On April 2, 2004, Bangladesh claimed its biggestever arms haul when it cracked down on a jetty belonging to a Bangladeshbased chemicals company. Bangladesh claimed it got 10 trucks loaded with 2,000 assault rifles including AK47, AK56, 150 T69 rocketpropelled grenade launchers, 27,000 grenades made by ARGES and 11,39,000...
  • Banned youtube video shows depth of anger in Bangladesh March 11, 2009

    New Delhi: A recording reveals the depth of feeling and anger against the manner in which the Sheikh Hasina government handled the BDR mutiny in Bangladesh. It's on Youtube, but you may not be able to access the site in Bangladesh, where the government has banned it. ...
  • Zillur Rahman declared new President of Bangladesh February 11, 2009

    Dhaka: Veteran Awami League leader Zillur Rahman, a close aide to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was on Wednesday declared as the country's new President by the Election Commission, more than a month after his party swept the landmark General Elections. The 79yearold Rahman, nominee of the Awami League, was the lone...
  • IB warns Bihar, Bengal of terror strikes by Lashkar January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: India is now facing the treat of a terror strike in the eastern part. Sources in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) say that a group of LashkereToiba terrorists are trying to sneak in from Bangladesh to spread terror in Bihar and West Bengal. The IB report is just one of...
  • Hasina will win a majoirty in Bangladesh polls: Reports December 30, 2008

    Dhaka: An alliance headed by Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has won a parliamentary majority in the country's first polls in seven years, unofficial results showed, but a rival party complained of irregularities. Unofficial results showed Hasina's "Grand Alliance" had won 175 out of 204 seats counted so far in...
  • ULFA, Bangladesh's DGFI join hands to wreak havoc November 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The serial bomb blasts in four cities of Assam on Thursday point to a new chapter of terror by the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). The investigating agencies say that ULFA is being backed by Bangaldesh's military intelligence wing, the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) which has...
  • Nearly 60 die in Bangladesh bus fire January 6, 2007

    New Delhi: At least 60 people were feared dead as a compressed natural gas (CNG)run bus fell into a roadside ditch in southeastern Bangladesh on Saturday. The fire engulfed the bus, which was carrying 75 passengers, as it skidded into the roadside ditch while trying to save a threewheeler auto...