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Bangladesh suspends rail, bus, ferry services
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) Bangladesh has cancelled passenger trains as the country strives to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading locally.
2020-03-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Voting in Dhaka by-polls amid COVID-19 pandemic
Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) Voting took place in the by-polls to the Dhaka-10 parliamentary seat on Saturday amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh reports 1st coronavirus death
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported its first coronavirus death while the number of confirmed cases increased to 14, according to authorities.
2020-03-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh clinch series 2-0 with 9-wicket win over Zim
Dhaka, March 11 (IANS) Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in the second T20I here on Wednesday to clinch the two-match series 2-0.
2020-03-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh confirms first COVID-19 cases
Dhaka, March 9 (IANS) Bangladesh has confirmed the first coronavirus cases in the country, but the government has urged people not to panic and to consult physicians if they showed any symptoms of the disease, it was reported.
2020-03-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tamim replaces Mashrafe as Bangladesh ODI captain
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Seasoned opener Tamim Iqbal was on Sunday named Captain of the national one-day side, replacing pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Majority of B'deshi women still don't use sanitary napkins
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of the women in Bangladesh do not use sanitary napkins mainly due to its high cost and also a lack of awareness, leaving them susceptible to a myriad of health problems, a media report said on Sunday.
2020-03-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mortaza to step down as captain after Zimbabwe ODIs
Sylhet, March 5 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza has announced that he will step down as Bangladesh ODI captain after the third and final match of the ongoing series against Zimbabwe to be played on Friday.
2020-03-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh beats Zimbabwe by 169 runs in 1st ODI
Sylhet (Bangladesh), March 1 (IANS) A century from Liton Das and a clinical bowling effort helped Bangladesh thrash Zimbabwe by 169 runs in the first ODI between the two sides on Sunday. Liton's 126 off 105 balls helped Bangladesh set up a total of 321/6. In response, Zimbabwe folded for 152 in 39.1 overs in Sylhet.
2020-03-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Dhaka airport security at risk: Survey team
Dhaka, Feb 29 (IANS) Security at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport was at risk due to a shortage of fire-fighting equipment, floodlights, and poor CCTV camera coverage at night, a survey team has found.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh easing rules allowing drones for research, entertainment
Dhaka, Feb 29 (IANS) The Bangladesh government was easing rules to allow the use of drones for research, survey, photography, movie-making, feasibility studies and entertainment, it was reported.
2020-02-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh vs Zim ODIs: Mashrafe returns as captain
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza returns as captain of the Bangladesh ODI squad while two debutants will feature in their first two ODIs against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Naim and Afif Hossain have been included in the 15-man squad that was announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh vs Zim: Mominul, Najmul 50s help host get close to lead
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Fifties from captain Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto helped Bangladesh get within 25 runs of Zimbabwe's first innings total on Day 2 of the one off Test between the two sides at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.
2020-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh vs Zim Test: Zimbabwe 228/6 at the end of Day 1
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Zimbabwe were 228/6 at the end of Day 1 of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday. Craig Ervine scored a century but Nayeem Hasan's four-wicket haul pegged the visitors back in a see-saw opening day.
2020-02-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh likely to drop Rohingya relocation plan
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Bangladesh has announced that it may drop its previous plans to move 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island located in the Bay of Bengal.
2020-02-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2 more B'deshis infected with coronavirus in Singapore
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Another two Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore have been infected with the deadly coronavirus, bringing the number of patients from the South Asian nation in the island state to four, a media report said on Friday.
2020-02-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
Boys' no fear attitude helped, says B'desh bowling coach
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) From bowling on South Africa-like fast and bouncy pitches at home, to fighting above-sea level challenges where players struggled to breathe while bowling, it was their mental strength and lack of fear that helped Bangladesh win the U-19 World Cup, says bowling coach Mahmood Ali.
2020-02-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Wuhan-returned B'desh pilots barred from other countries
Dhaka, Feb 4 (IANS) The pilots of a special flight that brought back 312 Bangladeshis from China's Wuhan city, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, were being barred from other countries over fears of spreading the fatal disease, a media report said.
2020-02-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh halts visa-on-arrival for Chinese nationals
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) Bangladesh has suspended its visa-on-arrival services for Chinese nationals amid the global emergency over the deadly coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 361 people in China alone.
2020-02-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
8 B'deshi evacuees from Wuhan hospitalised in Dhaka
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) Eight of the 312 Bangladeshis evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, have been hospitalised in Dhaka, the media reported.
2020-02-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh sentences 10 to death over 2001 rally blast
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 members of the banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) to death over the 2001 blasts at a political rally here.
2020-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
FB video reunites B'deshi man with family after 48 yrs
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) A Bangladeshi man, who left home home for a business trip and never returned, has finally reunited with his family after 48 years with the help of a Faceboo video, a media report said.
2020-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Dhaka University rape victim identifies perpetrator
Dhaka, Jan 8 (IANS) A Dhaka University student, who was raped and tortured in the Bangladesh capital city on the night of January 5, has identified the perpetrator following his arrest, sources said on Wednesday.
2020-01-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh's human milk bank stalls over Islamists' opposition
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Opposition by a group of Islamists has plunged the future of Bangladeshs first human milk bank for vulnerable and motherless infants, into uncertainty, a media report said.
2019-12-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh: BNP fears EVM tampering in mayoral polls
Dhaka, Dec 25 (IANS) With the major political parties in Bangladesh gearing up for the upcoming mayoral polls slated for January 30, the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has harboured doubt about the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) claiming that the "government will use it as part of a conspiracy."
2019-12-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Akbar Ali to lead Bangladesh in U-19 World Cup
Dhaka, Dec 22 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Akbar Ali will lead Bangladesh's 15-member squad that is set to travel to South Africa for the 2020 U-19 Cricket World Cup.
2019-12-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh Home Minister cancels India visit amid protests
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) After Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, now Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has also cancelled his India trip amid protests in the country against a citizenship bill.
2019-12-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Bangladesh Bank criticised for 'sexist' job circular
Dhaka, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bangladesh Bank was criticised for a "sexist" job circular, where it asked married female applicants to mention their husbands permanent address as their own, it was reported on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Khaleda's lawyer arrested over adultery
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's lawyer Kaiser Kamal has been arrested over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior advocate at his law firm, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ALERT: Nirav Modi, billionaire jeweller, declared fugitive economic offender by special PMLA court in Mumbai
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2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,
Khaleda's bail hearing in corruption case deferred
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Thursday deferred former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail hearing in a corruption case after authorities sought more time to submit a report on her health.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Tarishi Jain's killers, 2016 Dhaka cafe attackers get death penalty
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced seven Islamic militants to death in the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe terror attack case in 2016 that claimed the life of 22 people, including Tarishi Jain, an Indian student among a number of foreigners.
2019-11-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
2016 Dhaka cafe attack: 7 Islamists get death penalty
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced seven Islamic militants to death in the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe terror attack case in 2016 that claimed the life of 22 people, including Tarishi Jain, an Indian student among a number of foreigners.
2019-11-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Cyclone Bulbul weakens after landfall in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Nov 10 (IANS) Cyclone Bulbul has weakened into a deep depression while cutting its path through the Bangladesh coast after it made landfall in the country, weather authorities said on Sunday.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
India's unfamiliarity with pink ball can help B'desh: Coach
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo on Tuesday said that the decision to make their second Test against India in Kolkata a day-night affair is a great opportunity.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Mominul named B'desh Test captain, Mahmudullah for T20I
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Mominul Haque has been named captain of the Bangladesh Test team while Mahmudullah will lead the T20I side in their upcoming tour of India in the wake of the suspension handed out to current incumbent Shakib Al Hasan by the International Cricket Council, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Don't want to keep wickets in Tests: Mushfiqur
Dhaka, Oct 27 (IANS) Mushfiqur Rahim has said that he will be relinquishing the wicketkeeper's position in Test cricket. The former Bangladesh captain said that he is doing it so as to manage his workload and prolong his career.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Tamim out of India tour, Kayes named replacement for T20s
Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) Bangladesh suffered a major blow on Saturday when their most experienced batsman Tamim Iqbal opted out of the upcoming India tour, as his wife is expecting their second child.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Shakib in trouble as BCB set to take legal action
Dhaka, Oct 26 (IANS) Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib al Hasan will be issued a showcause notice by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after he violated the terms and conditions of the board.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Death penalty for 16 for setting B'desh student on fire
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Thursday 16 people to death for the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was torched to death after protesting against sexual abuse by the principal of a madrasa.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
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