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  • India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: Pranab Mukherjee 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said India attached "highest importance" to bilateral relations with Bangladesh, an official statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Receiving his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee welcomed him and complimented him for his role in the consolidation of bilateral relations. "India...
  • 45th anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War 5 days ago

    New Delhi: It is the 45th anniversary of the gory 1971 war between India and Pakistan which led to the liberation of Bangladesh. On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with the three service chiefs paid tribute to the martyrs of the war at Amar Jawan...
  • India on alert after massive oil spill in Sunderbans December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Authorities on India's eastern coast are on alert after a tanker and another vessel collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of furnace oil into the waters of the Sunderban tidal mangrove forests in neighbouring Bangladesh. "We are taking all precautionary measures," Pradeep Vyas, additional director of India's Sunderban Biosphere...
  • 3.5 lakh litre oil spills into Shela river, threatens Sunderbans ecology December 12, 2014

    Dhaka: The Sunderbans in Bangladesh continues to reel from a major oil spill after an oil tanker sank in the Shela river on Tuesday. Bangladesh on Thursday retrieved an oil-leaking sunken tanker, two days after it capsized in a river at the Sunderbans, as the oil overnight spread in 34,000...
  • Kargil was in response to India's role in creation of Bangladesh: General Pervez Musharraf December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf has said he believes in a tit-for-tat policy on all fronts and claimed that Kargil conflict was in response to India's role in the creation of Bangladesh. 71-year-old former president, who masterminded the Kargil conflict in 1999 and ruled over Pakistan for nine...
  • Bhutan, not India was first to recognise Bangladesh December 9, 2014

    Dhaka: Bhutan and not India was the first to to recognise Bangladesh as an independent nation, foreign office has said, putting an end to decades old speculation on the issue. "Bhutan was the first country, there is no controversy about that," Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque told reporters on Monday amid...
  • India detains suspect in plot to kill Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina December 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Police have arrested a key suspect in a blast in West Bengal who they believe is linked to a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of neighbouring Bangladesh and stage a coup there. Shahnor Alom, who was arrested in a village in Assam on Friday night, belongs to a...
  • NIA arrests Burdwan blast accused Shahnoor Alam from Assam December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Key suspect in the Burdwan blast Shahnoor Alam, alleged to be the financial brain of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group, was arrested on Thursday night by NIA with the help of central security agencies from Nalbari district of Assam. NIA, whose probe into the October 2 blast received a...
  • Shakib Al Hasan's NOC restriction lifted, can play for KKR December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan can now participate in IPL-8 for his side Kolkata Knight Riders after the BCB ended its restriction on the all-rounder to take part in overseas competitions. "He has no barrier to play abroad. We have lifted the embargo on his NOC. It was a unanimous...
  • Bangladesh lift ban on allrounder Shakib Al Hasan December 4, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh lifted the ban on allrounder Shakib Al Hasan playing in overseas events, paving the way for him to compete in Australia's Big Bash League in two weeks. Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan Papon made the announcement on Thursday, after consent from all board directors. "Shakib's embargo to play...
  • Bangladesh allow Shakib Al Hasan to play Big Bash December 2, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket chief announced on Tuesday that they were lifting a suspension for bad behaviour on Shakib Al Hasan, allowing the star all-rounder to play in overseas leagues including Australia's Big Bash T20 tournament. "We have given Shakib the assurance that his embargo on playing overseas leagues will be lifted...
  • Bangladesh: Security agencies arrest 3 Myanmar nationals linked to Burdwan blast December 1, 2014

    Dhaka: Three Myanmar nationals have been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast, as India and Bangladesh stepped up the hunt for the conspirators along their borders to nab over 100 militants of the outlawed JMB. The three are members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna...
  • 5th ODI: Taijul, Mahmudullah help Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets December 1, 2014

    Dhaka: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam became the first bowler to claim a hat trick on his debut in limited-overs international cricket on Monday as Bangladesh completed a 5-0 series win against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh won the fifth match by five wickets. Islam's 4-11 helped Bangladesh dismiss Zimbabwe for 128 in 30 overs before...
  • Bangladesh's Taijul Islam grabs hat-trick on ODI debut December 1, 2014

    Young Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam on Monday became the first bowler in history to claim a hat-trick on his debut in one-day cricket, achieving the feat against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. The 22-year-old left-armer bowled Tinashe Panyangara off the last ball of the 27th over and then trapped John Nyumbu leg-before and...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 5th ODI December 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal , Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura (c), Solomon Mire, Timycen...
  • Two arrested in Bengal after Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen posters found in Purriia November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Two people were arrested on Sunday in connection with recovery of posters of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh (JMB) from West Bengal's Purulia district, police said. The posters of the terror outfit, said to be involved in the Oct 2 Burdwan blast, were found Saturday from Nimtala village in the district. "We...
  • Government will work to ensure peace, harmony in Assam: PM Modi November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to his party workers in Guwahati by saying that his government will do whatever it takes to ensure peace and harmony in Assam. On day two of his tour of the Northeast, he addressed a meeting of party workers in Guwhati. Modi...
  • 4th ODI: Mushfiqur Rahim shines in Bangladesh's victory over Zimbabwe November 28, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh were on the verge of sweeping Zimbabwe in their one-day international series after winning the fourth match by 21 runs on Friday. The bowlers put up a disciplined performance for the hosts to lead the series 4-0, restricting Zimbabwe to 235 for 8 after the batsmen helped them to...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan...
  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI, win series November 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh clinched the one-day international series against Zimbabwe with two games to spare after a comfortable 124-run win in the third match on Wednesday. It was Bangladesh's biggest win by margin against Zimbabwe, eclipsing a 121-run victory in 2013 at Bulawayo. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 173 in pursuit of Bangladesh's...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Bangladesh lead the series 2-0. PLAYING XIs: BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam ZIMBABWE: Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis...
  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial November 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed...
  • Burdwan blast: Police arrests 4 members of banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen November 24, 2014

    Dhaka: Police on Monday arrested four members of banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), in Dhaka, including the wife of Sajid, the prime suspect of Burdwan blast. Sajid's wife Fatima Begum, Abdul Kazi, Mohammad Ishrat Ali Sheikh and Mohammad Shawkat Sarder have been arrested. Fatima is the chief of...
  • 2nd ODI: Anamul, Arafat shine as Bangladesh sink Zimbabwe November 23, 2014

    Opening batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal each struck a half-century to set up an easy 68-run win for Bangladesh in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Sunday. Anamul made 80 off 110 balls while Tamim cracked 76 off 98 balls as Bangladesh posted 251-7 before dismissing Zimbabwe...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI November 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Bangladesh opted to bat against Zimbabwe Playing XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Elton Chigumbura (capt), Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, John Nyumbu, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib...
  • UN calls on governments, adopts first-ever resolution to end child marriage November 22, 2014

    United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice. About 15 million girls worldwide become child brides each year and globally, more than 700 million women...
  • 1st ODI: Shakib hits ton as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs November 21, 2014

    Chittagong: Shakib Al Hasan became the 12th cricketer to smash a century and claim four wickets in a one-day international as Bangladesh comfortably beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs in the series opener on Friday. The allrounder picked up 4 for 41 to help Bangladesh bowl the visitors out for 194 after...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI November 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Zimbabwe opted to field against Bangladesh. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza(capt), Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura(capt),...
  • Burdwan blast probe: NIA arrests a Myanmar national for alleged role in organising terror camps November 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Burmese national Khalid Mohammed from Hyderabad for his alleged involvement in the Burdwan blast case probe. The Burmese national is allegedly an IED maker belonging to the Rohingya Muslim solidarity group. He is believed to have have organised terror camps along...
  • 3rd Test: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 186 runs to complete a 3-0 whitewash November 16, 2014

    Chittagong: Bangladesh completed their first ever 3-0 series sweep, and only their third ever series victory, as they cruised to a 186-run win over Zimbabwe on the fifth day of the third Test on Sunday. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 262 chasing an unlikely 449 runs for victory as the Bangladeshi...