Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh recall Imrul Kayes for ODIs on West Indies tour 6 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month. Kayes replaced allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban, imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what they said was...
  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban July 20, 2014

    Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...
  • Zimbabwe to tour Bangladesh in October July 16, 2014

    Zimbabwe will play three Tests and five one-day internationals on their month-long tour of Bangladesh starting in October, the local cricket board said on Wednesday. Chittagong will host the first two Tests from October 26 and November 3 while Mirpur stages the third from November 11, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said...
  • Bangladesh suspend Shakib Al Hasan for 'attitude problem' July 7, 2014

    Bangladesh cricket authorities on Monday suspended star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan for six months due to a "severe attitude problem," the cricket board chief said. "He has a severe attitude problem, which is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh cricket. We think that his behavior is such that it's directly impacting...
  • 10 dead, 16 injured in bus accident in Bangladesh July 1, 2014

    Dhaka: At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured on Tuesday when a passenger bus crashed into a roadside tree and overturned on a highway in southwestern Bangladesh. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle near Jessore district. The bus was going to Benapole...
  • Stop illegal Bangladeshis or Assam could turn into 'Bosnia or Kashmir': BSF ex-officer 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" vis-a-vis 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...
  • Bangla taking stern action against anti-India activity: Border Guard Bangladesh June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Border Guard Bangladesh has said it has "zero tolerance" towards any anti-India activity including those by insurgents and was taking "stern" steps in this direction. However, the force refuted media reports about anti-India fidayeen camps operating from Bangladeshi territory. "I have never heard of such camps or any such knowledge of...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • Sushma Swaraj concludes Bangladesh visit June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded her three-day-vist to Bagladesh on Friday after offering prayers at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir for better ties between the two countries. "I came to Bangladesh with an open mind. Good relations exist between India and Bangladesh and the relationship will get better. I...
  • Sushma Swaraj visits Hindu temple in Dhaka June 27, 2014

    Dhaka: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj prayed on Friday for better ties between India and Bangladesh at the historic Dhakeshwari Mandir, a media report said. The minister visited the temple on the last day of her three-day trip and offered prayers, the online edition of Prothom Alo newspaper reported. She spoke in...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 26, 2014

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  • India will actively engage with neighbours: Swaraj June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Spelling out the new Indian government's foreign policy towards its neighbours, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India would actively engage with them to ensure security, stability and prosperity for all nations. "We are convinced that India's development cannot be complete and sustainable unless we succeed in building...
  • India, Bangladesh engage in saree diplomacy June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday presented a cream colour saree to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who in return gifted the famous Bangladeshi Jamdani saree to the visiting Indian leader. Swaraj, who is on her first standalone overseas visit after taking office a month ago, called on Hasina, who...
  • After Sushma Swaraj, PM to visit Bangladesh June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina's invitation to visit India's eastern neighbour. PM has also written a letter to Hasina where he hopes to foster new era of cooperation and connectivity between the two countries. The invite comes even as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Modi invites Bangladesh premier to visit India June 26, 2014

    Dhaka: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday handed over a letter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, inviting her to visit India. Swaraj met Hasina at Hasina's office at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday. "Swaraj handed over the letter during a meeting at the prime...
  • Political will could make Sushma's visit to Bangladesh historic: C Raja Mohan June 26, 2014

    As External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Bangladesh for her first stand-alone visit, emphasising the new government's foreign policy priorities are in its neighbourhood. Strategic Analyst C Raja Mohan said it's a great moment. "There is enough political will to advance it in a historic opportunity," he said. ...
  • 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...
  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Bangladesh opposition leader June 25, 2014

    Dhaka: India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia on Friday. The BNP chairperson's press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan announced this at a press conference on Tuesday night, bdnews24.com reported. He said the place and time would be announced later. Swaraj is going to Dhaka...
  • BJP trying to divert attention on visa free entry: Tarun Gogoi June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst the controversy about a proposal on visa-free entry to Bangladesh nationals, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused the BJP of diverting people's attention on the sensitive issue. In a statement, the Chief Minister said that he brought the matter before the people as "illegal migration from Bangladesh...
  • MHA rejects proposal to grant visa-on-arrival to Bangladeshis June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rejected the Ministry of External Affairs's proposal to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visa-free entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and over the age of 65. This came after the MEA had asked MHA to give its...
  • India may accede Bangladesh's request to extradite wanted criminal June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India may be inclined to accede Bangladesh's request to extradite a multiple-murder suspect of the neighbouring country who was arrested in Kolkata last week. If accepted, Nur Hossain, wanted in Bangladesh for killing seven people in Dhaka's satellite city Narayanganj about two months ago, could be the first Bangladeshi...
  • Sushma to visit Dhaka on June 25-27 June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Bangladesh next week during which she will hold talks with the top leadership there on a host of issues of bilateral and international interest. This is Swaraj's first stand-alone visit abroad as the External Affairs Minister. She had earlier this month accompanied...
  • India's England-tour applicants tested in Bangladesh June 20, 2014

    India's ODI tour of Bangladesh drew little attention until the Mirpur pitch decided to misbehave and become cause of embarrassment on either side of the border. Bangladesh remained winless and India came close to sharing the trophy before the hosts' strategy boomeranged. The trivial three-match series threw up more reasons...
  • Youngsters showed their character in series win: Raina June 19, 2014

    Mirpur: India's captain for the tour Suresh Raina on Thursday said that the impressive performances of young players like Stuart Binny and Mohit Sharma in the ODI series win over Bangladesh augurs well for the 'Men In Blue' ahead of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. A second...
  • 5.8 kg of gold seized from Indo-Bangla border; one held June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: BSF troops on Thursday seized over 5 kgs of gold, including 27 biscuits made of the yellow metal, when the cache was being smuggled across West Bengal's border with Bangladesh. Officials said that a Border Security Force patrol early on Thursday morning apprehended a person from Amudia border post...
  • 3rd ODI, Bangladesh vs India: India win series 2-0 after washout June 19, 2014

    India claimed a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh after the third one-day international was abandoned due to heavy rain on Thursday. India were 119-9 in 34.2 overs before the third spell of rain forced umpires to call off the match. Cheteshwar Pujara was the top scorer for the side with 27 while...
  • Live Score, Ban vs Ind: India opt to bat, aiming clean sweep June 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden...
  • Work on new India-Bangladesh railway link from 2015 June 18, 2014

    Agartala: The Indian and Bangladeshi governments will start work early next year on a new rail link to ease surface transport, officials said here Tuesday. India will build a 15-km railway tracks linking Tripura's capital Agartala with Bangladesh's southeastern city of Akhaurah, an important railway junction connected to Chittagong port, resource-rich...
  • 3rd ODI: India eye clean sweep against Bangladesh June 18, 2014

    After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series after India were bowled out...