Dhaka

  • World T20: India will reach final if there is no play on Friday 03-04-2014 10:43 PM

    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...
  • Dhaka Gladiators owner convicted of match-fixing 27-02-2014 08:34 AM

    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...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe 26-02-2014 10:54 PM

    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...
  • ICC, BCB disappointed with outcome in BPL fixing case 26-02-2014 10:26 PM

    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'...
  • Asia Cup 2014: World champions India begin as underdogs 24-02-2014 04:05 PM

    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 17-01-2014 07:49 PM

    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 16-01-2014 09:51 AM

    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...
  • 4 dead in renewed violence in Bangladesh 15-12-2013 08:50 PM

    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...
  • Iranian film 'Parviz' bags Golden Pheasant award at IFFK 14-12-2013 04:46 PM

    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 22-10-2013 08:57 AM

    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 21-10-2013 08:50 AM

    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 14-10-2013 03:54 PM

    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),...
  • Bangladesh bowler concedes world-record 39 runs in an over 02-10-2013 04:25 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh war crimes court to deliver verdict on BNP leader on Tuesday 30-09-2013 05:04 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh media can ill-afford ignoring domestic cricket

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    After long speculations and after much chaos, the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) commenced on September 10. With not much action in the offing and Bangladesh...

  • Pakistan denies blocking Dhaka cricket league 06-09-2013 10:58 PM

    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...
  • Manish Tewari to inaugurate SAARC Engineers Forum meet 06-09-2013 01:36 PM

    Union Information and BroadcastingMinister Manish Tewari will inaugurate the 12th internationalmeet of SAARC Engineers Forum in Chandigarhon Saturday. It is for the first time that an international meet of theForum is being held outside the capital of any country, theorganisers said in Chandigarhon Friday. Nearly 50 foreign delegates are likely...
  • Karnataka: Sex racket busted in Bellary 19-08-2013 02:03 AM

    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...
  • Bangladesh: 40 injured in Jamaat clash with police 13-08-2013 06:46 PM

    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....
  • Bangladesh: Court cancels registration of Jamaat-e-Islami 01-08-2013 04:20 PM

    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 01-08-2013 03:00 PM

    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...
  • Bangladesh tells EU it will boost worker rights, inspections 09-07-2013 03:20 AM

    Geneva: Bangladesh pledged on Monday to quickly boost worker rights and recruit more factory inspectors as it seeks to preserve European Union trade benefits after 1,129 workers were killed in the collapse of a garment plant in April. The EU, which gives preferential access to Bangladeshi garments, has threatened punitive...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar keen to make films on Bengali literature 30-06-2013 04:32 PM

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he is keen to study Bengali literature in his upcoming films. The 'Chandni Bar' director appreciated the work of Bengali filmmakers, especially Ritwik Ghatak whose movies have inspired him a lot. "I am a great admirer of Bengali sensibilities in different forms of art. So,...
  • Bangladesh lifts ban on YouTube 05-06-2013 06:42 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday lifted a ban on popular video sharing website YouTube, eight months after it was imposed to prevent the viewing of an anti-Islam film which had sparked worldwide protests. "The ban has been lifted," a spokesman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Sunil Kanti Bose said. Talking...
  • 'Meghe Dhaka Tara' trailer: It's not a biopic 18-05-2013 10:24 AM

    New Delhi: Although inspired from Ritwik Ghatak's life, Kamaleswar Mukherjee's 'Meghe Dhaka Tara' is not a biopic on Ritwik Ghatak. ...
  • Search ends in Bangladesh; death toll put at 1127 14-05-2013 06:50 AM

    Savar: Several of the biggest Western retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Bangladesh as the three-week search for victims of the worst garment-industry disaster in history ended on Monday with the death toll at a staggering 1,127. Bangladesh's government also agreed to...
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll goes past 1,100 13-05-2013 02:04 AM

    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 ill-fated eight-storey building, 19 days after the tragedy. Rain has caused delays in recovery operations as overnight rainstorms forced rescuers to suspend work for...
  • Survived only on 2 bottles of water: Bangladesh survivor 11-05-2013 10:20 AM

    Hundreds of onlookers burst into cheers as army engineers pulled out a woman from the basement of the building after 17 days. ...
  • Bangladesh factory building collapse death toll hits 1,021 10-05-2013 09:56 AM

    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...