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  • Delhi elections: BJP alleges AAP workers coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Continuing with its announcement made on Thursday, the BJP asked five questions on the second day from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on the Delhi Assembly elections. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman again trained guns on Kejriwal and this time pointed out that AAP's website showed volunteers...
  • West Bengal: Five Burdwan blast accused in NIA custody till February 3 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A city court on Wednesday remanded five accused in the Burdwan blast case to NIA custody till February 3 after the agency sought time to unravel more details of their alleged links with Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh. Chief Judge of Metropolitan Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded the five accused to seven...
  • Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi undergo bowling test in Chennai January 24, 2015

    Chennai: Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was on Saturday put through an official ICC bowling test at the apex cricket body's accredited laboratory here under the supervision of two technical experts from Dubai. Apart from Ajmal, Bangladeshi right-arm off-break bowler Sohag Gazi, 23, also reported for testing on Saturday as per...
  • Bangladesh eye World Cup quarter-finals January 22, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh have set their sights on the quarter-finals of next month's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the team's Sri Lankan coach said today. Chandika Hathurusinghe told journalists in Dhaka he was happy with the team's preparations and hoped they would go "all the way". But he said he...
  • Injury scare for Bangladesh's Taijul Islam January 20, 2015

    Mirpur: Bangladeshi left arm spinner Taijul Islam was struck on his bowling arm while batting in the nets on Monday. He was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment. According to team manager Khaled Mahmud, the reports did not show anything serious. "Taijul hurt his wrist while facing Shafiul Islam in the...
  • World Cup 2015: What to expect from the minnows January 20, 2015

    The cricket World Cup over the years has been a place for the minnows where you can showcase your talent, although giving an opportunity to a side after every four years neither does any good to their confidence nor does it help their cricket grow. Some of the minnows, like...
  • Court allows Bangladesh's Rubel Hossain to play in World Cup 2015 January 14, 2015

    Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Wednesday allowed cricketer Rubel Hossain to travel abroad to play in the forthcoming World Cup. The order in this regard was issued in a case filed against Rubel under the Women's Oppression Act by actress Naznin Akter Happy, reports bdnews24.com. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rashed...
  • Aminul Islam relives his journey from World Cup to Test Arena January 14, 2015

    Since its independence in 1971, Bangladesh wanted to play in the World Cup. Bangladesh competed in the 1979, 1982, 1990 and 1994 ICC Trophies and not only improved every time, but got closer to qualification to the pinnacle event. My ODI debut was in 1988 and I played in the ICC...
  • Bangladesh gets its first Hindu Chief Justice in SK Sinha January 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of...
  • Bangladesh bowler gets bail, to stay with World Cup squad January 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Paceman Rubel Hossain will remain part of Bangladesh's World Cup squad, the local cricket board said, after he got bail on Sunday in a case filed by an actress alleging the cricketer had failed to carry out his promise of marriage. Rubel's participation in the Feb. 14-March 29 tournament in...
  • Bangladesh cricketer remanded in actress rape case January 8, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain, who has been named in the country's World Cup squad, was behind bars on Thursday after being remanded in custody over allegations that he raped an actress. A magistrate in the capital Dhaka delivered the order after 19-year-old Naznin Akter Happy lodged a complaint of "rape"...
  • South Africa to tour Bangladesh in July January 6, 2015

    Dhaka: South Africa will play two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on their month-long tour of Bangladesh starting in July, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday. The tour will start with the first T20 on July 5 in Mirpur, followed by the ODI series and the Test...
  • World Cup squads: Allrounder Soumya Sarkar makes the cut in Bangladesh's 15 January 4, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Sunday picked all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in their 15-member squad for the 2015 One-day International (ODI) cricket World Cup. Sarkar made his international debut against Zimbabwe in December last year and made 20 runs. It has been his only appearance for Bangladesh so far. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed and left-arm...
  • Big Bash best way to prepare for World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan December 28, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has said playing in Australia's domestic Big Bash Twenty20 cricket tournament would enable him to prepare in the best possible way for the ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand next year. Hasan, who will be playing for the Melbourne...
  • India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: Pranab Mukherjee December 19, 2014

    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 December 16, 2014

    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...