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BCB President calls cricketers' strike a 'conspiracy'
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after the Bangladesh cricketers went on strike saying that they wouldn't take part in any cricket activity until their demands are addressed by their board, BCB president Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said it's a conspiracy to bring bad name to the sport in the country.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Lack of facilities, low pay hurting B'desh cricketers: Shakib
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) After Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh in the one-off Test recently, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) implemented a rule under which every Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team must include at least one leg-spinner in their playing eleven. The BCB even suspended head coaches of two teams for not following the order.
2019-10-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Leg-spinner, 140 kmph-plus pacer made mandatory for BPL teams
Dhaka, Oct 11 (IANS) In the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), each of the seven teams have been asked to make sure they include an overseas pacer who bowls above 140 kmph and a leg-spinner.
2019-10-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Will bounce back to being the team we were: Shakib
Dhaka, Sep 29 (IANS) Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said the team will turn things around and start performing better after a slump in their performance post the World Cup.
2019-09-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Masakadza breaks T20I record in his final int'l game
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Sep 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza broke a T20I record in his final international game against Afghanistan in the ongoing tri-series also involving Bangladesh.
2019-09-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Afghanistan sets new record for most consecutive T20I wins
Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) Afghanistan have created a new record for registering the most consecutive wins in T20 Internationals.
2019-09-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Rashid leads way as Afghans take control against B'desh
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Sep 6 (IANS) A four-wicket haul from skipper Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan take control on Day 2 of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. Rashid took the wicket of Liton Das before dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim and Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan in the same over and later Mahmudullah. He had earlier hit a crisp fifty, his maiden in the Test arena. At stumps, Bangladesh's score read 194/8 as they trail the visitors by 148 runs with just two wickets in the bag.
2019-09-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh court removes 'virgin' word from marriage form
Dhaka, Aug 27 (IANS) Women in Bangladesh are no longer required to declare if they are virgins on marriage registration forms, the country's top court has said in a landmark ruling after rights groups challenged the "humiliating and discriminatory" term.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Massive Dhaka slum fire displaces 50,000
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive fire has ravaged a slum in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless, the media reported.
2019-08-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh announces schedule for one-off Test, T20I tri-series
Dhaka, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced the schedule for the one-off Test against Afghanistan and the subsequent tri-nation T20I series which involves Zimbabwe as well.
2019-08-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Rights groups accuse Bangladesh of torture in custody
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's law enforcement agencies have used systematic torture on detainees to suppress dissent in the country, according to a human rights report published on Monday.
2019-07-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for SL tour
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza was named in the squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will continue to lead the team, according to a Cricbuzz report.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh commemorates 3rd anniversary of Dhaka cafe attack
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Memorials were held here on Monday to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Bangaldesh's worst terrorist attack when dozens of people were killed by militants at a cafe in Dhaka, mostly foreigners.
2019-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Bangladesh risks Sundarbans getting listed as World Heritage
Dhaka, June 15 (IANS) The official advisory organisation on natural World Heritage has recommended putting the Sundarbans on a list of 'natural sites in danger' as Bangladesh has continued implementing a coal-fired power plant project near the forest.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh pilot caught in Qatar with no passport
Dhaka, June 7 (IANS) A Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot, who was en route to bring Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from Finland, was caught without a passport in Qatar, the media reported on Friday.
2019-06-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Families demand return of missing relatives in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Family members of hundreds of people who disappeared between 2009 and 2019 in Bangladesh, took to the streets in the Bangladeshi capital on Saturday demanding the authorities to return their relatives immediately.
2019-05-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chennaiyin FC suffer first AFC Cup defeat to Abahani
Dhaka May 15 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC endured their first AFC Cup defeat after they went down 2-3 to Abahani Limited Dhaka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-05-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
Cyclone Fani: Bangladesh death toll reaches nine
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) The death toll due to cyclone Fani that slammed into Bangladesh after striking the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, has increased to nine, authorities said on Sunday.
2019-05-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh court seeks mobile towers radiation report
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A Bangladesh court has directed the country's telecom regulator to submit a report on the impact of radiation from tens of thousands of mobile phone towers.
2019-04-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Technology
AFC Cup: Minerva Punjab, Abahani Dhaka share points
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Abahani Dhaka and I-League's Minerva Punjab split points after an entertaining 2-2 draw in their second Group E match of the AFC Cup 2019, in Dhaka on Wednesday.
2019-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Football
8 killed as bus falls into ditch in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) At least eight people, including three children, were killed and 20 others injured when a passenger bus veered off the road and fell into a ditch in Bangladesh on Friday.
2019-04-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
19mn Bangladesh children at risk from climate change
Dhaka, April 5 (IANS) An estimated 19.4 million children in Bangladesh, including half a million from the Rohingya Muslim minority, are exposed to the most detrimental and hazardous consequences of climate change, the Unicef said on Friday.
2019-04-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Fire guts 300 shops in Dhaka market
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) A fire gutted at least 300 shops in Bangladesh capital's Gulshan area on Saturday, destroying huge amounts of goods and property, officials said.
2019-03-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hindus in Bangladesh celebrate Holi festival
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Holi, the Hindu spring festival also known as the "festival of colours", was celebrated on Friday for the second consecutive day by the Hindu community in the Bangladesh capital with traditional and religious fervour.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
World Bank approves $185m for Bangladesh renewable energy project
Dhaka, March 2 (IANS) The World Bank has approved $185 million credit to add 310 Megawatt (MW) renewable energy generation capacity in Bangladesh and mobilise private sector participation to meet the growing demand for electricity in the country.
2019-03-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bid to hijack Bangladesh plane foiled, suspect shot dead
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) A suspected hijacker on the Biman Bangladesh Airlines Flight BG147, on way to Dubai from Bangladesh, was shot dead by Bangladeshi special forces, the media reported.
2019-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhaka blaze: 4 kids among 70 dead (Third Lead)
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Seventy people, including four children and five women were confirmed dead on Thursday while 56 were reported injured in a massive blaze in the Bangladesh capital that engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar area of the old city.
2019-02-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh blocks 2,000 sites in online crackdown
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh has blocked nearly 2,000 pornography and gambling websites in an online crackdown ordered by the country's High Court.
2019-02-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh apparel exporters threaten to shut down factories
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) Bangladesh apparel garment owners have threatened to shut down thousands of factories if the labour unrest over disparity in their new wage structure in the country's key export sector continues.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Business/Economy
Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network
Dhaka, Jan 13 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government Sunday signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.
2019-01-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Seven-colour tea a hot attraction in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 11 (IANS) A unique seven-colour tea, offering varied flavours in a glass or cup, is now available in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM for 4th term
Dhaka, Jan 7 (IANS) Sheikh Hasina was on Monday sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a record fourth term following her party's victory in the December 30 election fraught with violent incidents and allegations of fraud by the opposition.
2019-01-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh PM Hasina's 47-member new cabinet announced
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) A 47-member new cabinet of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was announced on Sunday, Xinhua reported.
2019-01-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
2 Rohingya bodies found near camp in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 5 (IANS) The bullet-ridden bodies of two Rohingya men were found on Saturday near a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, the police said.
2019-01-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Ex-Bangladeshi President to be main opposition leader in Parliament
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) Former Bangladeshi President Hussain Muhammad Ershad, who ruled the country from 1982 to 1990, will become the leader of the opposition in the Parliament following Sunday's general election, his party said on Friday.
2019-01-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ex-general secretary of Bangladesh's ruling party dies
Dhaka, Jan 4 (IANS) Syed Ashraful Islam, Bangladesh's Public Administration Minister and former general secretary of the ruling Awami League, has passed away at 67 in Bangkok after a long battle with cancer.
2019-01-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh's newly-elected MPs sworn in, opposition skips ceremony
Dhaka, Jan 3 (IANS) The newly-elected members of Bangladesh's Parliament took the oath of office on Thursday amid an opposition boycott following the country's 11th parliamentary election.
2019-01-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh journalist arrested for publishing 'fake' information on polls
Dhaka, Jan 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh police arrested a journalist under the controversial anti-propaganda law and are looking for another one on allegations of publishing "fake" information about the elections held at the weekend, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-01-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh PM to form new cabinet before Jan 10
Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Bangladesh Awami League, which clinched a landslide victory in general elections, will form its new cabinet before January 10, party General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday.
2019-01-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh PM Hasina to form new cabinet before Jan 10
Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Bangladesh Awami League, which clinched a landslide victory in general elections, will form its new cabinet before January 10, party General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
2019-01-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics