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  Last Updated: May 19, 2007 - 1:28:39 PM

Sachin dedicates 36th century to his late father
Chittagong, May 19 - Sachin Tendulkar Saturday dedicated his 36th Test century to his father, whose eighth death anniversary was a day earlier. The maestro scored 101 on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh here.
May 19, 2007 - 8:27:40 PM

Tendulkar, Ganguly hit tons as India take firm grip
Chittagong, May 19 - Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly scored fine centuries as India took a firm grip on the first Test against Bangladesh on a rain-affected second day here Saturday.
May 19, 2007 - 6:52:05 PM

New Indian cricket coach by June 10: Niranjan Shah
Chittagong, May 19 - The Indian cricket team's new coach will be appointed by June 10, a top board official said here Saturday.
May 19, 2007 - 4:53:00 PM

Decision on India coach next month: Niranjan Shah
Chittagong, May 19 - A new coach for the Indian cricket team could be appointed early next month when the cricket board's special committee meets in Bangalore, Niranjan Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India -, said here Saturday.
May 19, 2007 - 1:53:47 PM

Bangladesh lacks 'real' secularism, says Indian envoy
Dhaka, May 19 - Bangladesh is 'a secular country but there is no real practice of secularism', the Indian high commissioner here said, adding that its religious ministry does not go with secular values.
May 19, 2007 - 11:40:20 AM

Al Qaeda outfit threatens to blow up Bangladesh bridge
Dhaka, May 19 - An Islamist outfit calling itself Zadid - Al Qaeda has threatened to blow up the Hardinge Bridge, a key rail link between the south-western and the northern regions of Bangladesh, prompting tightening of vigil by army and security forces.
May 19, 2007 - 10:45:24 AM

Speedster Mortaza underplays his first-ball wicket
Chittagong, May 18 - Bangladesh speedster Mashrafe Mortaza may have taken a wicket off the first ball in the first Test against India here Friday, but he described the pitch as a flat one.
May 18, 2007 - 9:24:17 PM

Karthik rues playing wrong shot after his 50
Chittagong, May 18 - India's Dinesh Karthik rued playing a wrong shot that led to his fall after scoring a half century on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh here Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 8:08:48 PM

Indian batsmen rule on opening day of Test
Chittagong, May 18 - Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar were within hand shaking distance from centuries as India dominated the truncated opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh, finishing at 295 for three wickets here Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 7:53:54 PM

India dominate first day with four half-centuries
Chittagong, May 18 - Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Dinesh Karthik hit half-centuries as India scored 295 for three on the opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh here Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 6:34:12 PM

Injured Munaf returns home, Ishant to replace him
Chittagong, May 18 - Pacer Munaf Patel is returning to India due to a back injury and will be replaced by Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma, the board announced Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 4:58:41 PM

An Indian Test XI without Sehwag for first time
Chittagong, May 18 - For the first time in almost six years the Indian team played a Test match Friday without Virender Sehwag. He has been dropped for lack of form.
May 18, 2007 - 4:44:40 PM

Powar makes Test debut two days before birthday
Chittagong, May 18 - Two days before he turns 29, off-spinner Ramesh Powar Friday became the 254th Indian to play Test cricket when he was picked for the first Test against Bangladesh here.
May 18, 2007 - 3:02:19 PM

Injured pacer Munaf to return to India
Chittagong, May 18 - India's pacer Munaf Patel is returning home due to a back injury and will be replaced by lanky Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma, the board announced Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 1:14:55 PM

Charges dropped against Bangladeshi writer, foreign journalists
Dhaka, May 18 - A Bangladesh court has dropped sedition charges against writer Shahriar Kabir, four foreign journalists and four others five years after they were detained for trying to probe Al Qaeda's presence in the country.
May 18, 2007 - 1:14:33 PM

Mcinnes set to become Bangladesh cricket coach
Chittagong, May 18 - Richard Mcinnes, the Australian who guided Bangladesh to the under-19 World Cup plate title in 2004, is all set to replace Dave Whatmore as Bangladesh's national cricket coach.
May 18, 2007 - 12:59:10 PM

Pawar expected to talk to Whatmore
Chittagong, May 18 - Indian cricket board president Sharad Pawar, arriving here Saturday, is expected to talk to Bangladesh's outgoing coach Dave Whatmore as a possible replacement for Greg Chappell.
May 18, 2007 - 12:39:20 PM

India lose Jaffer, Powar makes debut in first Test
Chittagong, May 18 - India lost Wasim Jaffer when he shouldered arms to the first Test match's very first ball from pacer Mashrafe Mortaza after Rahul Dravid won the toss here Friday. Also, Off-spinner Ramesh Powar became the 254th player to make his Test debut.
May 18, 2007 - 10:13:53 AM

India lose early wicket after winning toss
Chittagong, May 18 - India lost the wicket of Wasim Jaffer on the very first ball after captain Rahul Dravid won the toss in the first Test against Bangladesh here Friday.
May 18, 2007 - 9:46:25 AM

Bangladesh not to allow Pawar-Whatmore meeting
Chittagong, May 17 - The Bangladesh Cricket Board - said Thursday that it would not allow its coach Dave Whatmore to speak with the Indian cricket board officials during the first Test starting here Friday.
May 17, 2007 - 7:32:21 PM

Hillary, 14 US lawmakers urge end to Bangladesh emergency
Dhaka, May 17 - Fifteen influential US senators, including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Edward Kennedy, have urged Bangladesh's caretaker government to promptly lift the state of emergency and announce a clear roadmap to hold elections in two months.
May 17, 2007 - 4:28:09 PM

Dravid hints at 'surprise' selection for first Test
Chittagong, May 17 - India captain Rahul Dravid said Thursday that there would be some 'surprise element' in the team that will play against Bangladesh in the first Test starting here Friday.
May 17, 2007 - 3:33:12 PM

Bangladesh will miss ailing Imran, says Bashar
Chittagong, May 17 - Bangladesh will miss batsman Tushar Imran, who is down with high fever, while captain Habibul Bashar himself is not in the pink of health as the hosts take on India in the first of the two Tests here from Friday.
May 17, 2007 - 3:31:36 PM

Umpires feeling the heat
The umpires for the first India-Bangladesh Test match, starting here Friday, are already feeling the heat and humidity, like the players and other organisers whose job keeps them on the field.
May 17, 2007 - 2:47:44 PM

Bangla fans dream big of World Cup win
Chittagong, May 17 - The event: 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai. The contesting teams: Australia and Bangladesh. Possible? Yes, believe many Bangladeshi fans who say that it could be very well the scene four years from now.
May 17, 2007 - 2:46:23 PM

Full-strength India ready for pepped-up Bangladesh
Chittagong, May 17 - For the first time in their seven-year Test history, a confident Bangladesh will hope to be competitive against a full-strength India in the first Test match starting here Friday.
May 17, 2007 - 12:56:58 PM

India takes on fast-improving Bangladesh in first Test
Chittagong, May 17 - A confident Bangladesh, playing a full-strength India in the first Test of the two-match series starting here Friday, will strive to stretch their rivals to the fifth day while the visitors seek to avenge their World Cup defeat.
May 17, 2007 - 11:46:26 AM

Bangladesh's Sakibul confident of making Test debut
Chittagong, May 16 - Upcoming Bangladesh all-rounder Sakibul Hasan said Wednesday that he was sure he would make his Test debut in the first Test against India beginning here Friday.
May 16, 2007 - 9:07:20 PM

Team that copes with weather better will win: Kumble
Chittagong, May 16 - Ace Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble said Wednesday that the team that copes with the weather conditions better will win the first India-Bangladesh Test beginning here Friday.
May 16, 2007 - 7:18:41 PM

I've not signed for breakaway Indian league: Ganguly
Chittagong, May 16 - Sourav Ganguly, here for India's upcoming Test series against Bangladesh, Wednesday clarified that he was not joining the breakaway $1 million Indian Cricket League - of an Indian news channel.
May 16, 2007 - 3:49:59 PM

Talks between Whatmore, BCCI likely in Bangladesh
Chittagong, May 16 - Six top officials of the Indian cricket board, led by its president Sharad Pawar, are arriving here Saturday, possibly to talk to Bangladesh's outgoing coach Dave Whatmore with an offer to take over the Indian team's reins.
May 16, 2007 - 3:43:28 PM

BCCI to receive $11.47 million from World Cup
Chittagong, May 16 - The Indian team might have failed at the World Cup, but the cricket board will receive $11.47 million as guarantee money from the 16-nation tournament held in the West Indies recently.
May 16, 2007 - 12:56:57 PM

Khaleda Zia to visit Singapore for treatment
Dhaka, May 16 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia will visit Singapore briefly for medical treatment, her first visit abroad since she quit office in October last year, amidst reports of rumblings within her Bangladesh Nationalist Party -.
May 16, 2007 - 11:35:31 AM

Three killed as Cyclone Akash hits Bangladesh coast
Dhaka, May 16 - Three fishermen were killed in Saint Martin's Island, nine km south of Cox's Bazar, while at least 50 went missing in the Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Akash hit Bangladesh's southern shores.
May 16, 2007 - 11:14:54 AM

R.P. Singh stays back for Tests for injured Sreesanth
Chittagong, May 15 - Pacer Rudra Pratap Singh, who did not get a chance to play in India's 2-0 One-day International series win against Bangladesh, will stay back for the Test series after Sreesanth failed a fitness test here Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 8:08:00 PM

I made up for failing on debut in Chittagong: Dhoni
Chittagong, May 15 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was named the Man of the Series in the one-day international series against Bangladesh here Tuesday, said he had made up for failing on his debut here over two years ago.
May 15, 2007 - 6:43:38 PM

Indian cricketers shift focus to Test matches
Chittagong, May 15 - The seven Indian cricketers who have joined the team for the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh had their first indoor practice session here Tuesday as the field pitches were soggy due to incessant rains.
May 15, 2007 - 6:21:56 PM

Chittagong curators disappointed after ODI washout
Chittagong, May 15 - The ground staff here had waited till late Monday night to remove the covers and start pitch preparation for the third India-Bangladesh One-day International. They were a disappointed lot after the match was abandoned due to rains Tuesday.
May 15, 2007 - 4:50:22 PM

Third ODI abandoned, India clinch series 2-0
Chittagong, May 15 - The third and final India-Bangladesh One-day International - was abandoned Tuesday as overnight rains rendered the outfield soggy. India won the series 2-0 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was adjudged the Man of the Series.
May 15, 2007 - 3:33:18 PM

Third ODI cancelled, India win series 2-0
Chittagong, May 15 - The third and final India-Bangladesh One-day International was cancelled Tuesday after overnight trains rendered the outfield soggy and not a single ball could be bowled. India won the series 2-0.
May 15, 2007 - 2:23:19 PM

Bad weather delays India-Bangladesh one-dayer
Chittagong, May 15 - There are slight chances the third and final India-Bangladesh One-day International will take place here Tuesday as rains delayed the start of the match and a cyclonic storm headed towards this coastal city.
May 15, 2007 - 11:07:40 AM

Seven Indian players reach Chittagong for Test series
Chittagong, May 14 - Seven Indian cricketers, who are to play in the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh, landed here minutes before the local airport was closed following a hurricane warning from the met department.
May 14, 2007 - 10:49:41 PM

Cyclone Akash forecast for Chittagong Tuesday
Chittagong, May 14 - The meteorological department here Monday forecast that a strong hurricane could lash this port city near the Bay of Bengal Tuesday, which could lead to the abandoning of the third and final India-Bangladesh One-day International.
May 14, 2007 - 10:32:25 PM

Four Bangladesh players taken ill, hurricane forecast
Chittagong, May 14 - Viral infection has hit the Bangladesh cricket team in a big way with four players doubtful for Tuesday's third and final One-day International against India, which itself faces uncertainty following a hurricane forecast.
May 14, 2007 - 9:50:05 PM

Chittagong stadium is environmentalists' delight
Chittagong, May 14 - The unique setting of the Bir Shrestha Shahid Ruhul Amin Stadium - where the third India-Bangladesh One-day International will be played Tuesday - will please environmentalists immensely as a thick green cover surrounds the venue.
May 14, 2007 - 5:40:28 PM

Target is to beat Bangladesh 3-0: Dravid
Chittagong, May 14 - India captain Rahul Dravid Monday said he was keen on winning the third One-day International against Bangladesh here to wrap up the series 3-0.
May 14, 2007 - 4:04:09 PM

Rain threatens third India-Bangladesh ODI
Chittagong, May 14 - Rain is threatening to mar the third India-Bangladesh One-day International here Tuesday. Though India have wrested the series 2-0, the match is important from a few other perspectives, emotions included.
May 14, 2007 - 2:50:28 PM

Whatmore, Bashar set for their last one-dayer in Bangladesh
Chittagong, May 14 - Bangladesh cricketers will try to give a befitting farewell to their coach Dav Whatmore and captain Habibul Bashar by trying to win Tuesday's third and final One-day International - against India here.
May 14, 2007 - 2:18:10 PM

Cycle rickshaws: Poor man's lifeline in Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 14 - One of the first things that attract the attention of a foreigner here is the colourfully decorated cycle rickshaws, the lifeline of the common man, on which about 10 percent of the 140 million-plus population of Bangladesh depends for transport.
May 14, 2007 - 7:59:31 AM

Ashraful to miss third ODI against India
Chittagong, May 13 - Bangladesh vice-captain Mohammed Ashraful will miss Tuesday's third and final One-day International - against India due to fever, it was announced Sunday.
May 13, 2007 - 11:50:32 PM

Indian team reaches Chittagong for third ODI
Dhaka, May 13 - The Rahul Dravid-led Indian team reached Chittagong Sunday morning for the third One-day International against Bangladesh.
May 13, 2007 - 2:04:38 PM

Dalmiya's brainchild Asian Test Championship fades away
Dhaka, May 13 - The Asian Test Championship -, conceived and launched by India's enterprising cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya eight years ago, has died a quiet death due to time constraint among the four Test playing nations, a top official confirmed here Sunday.
May 13, 2007 - 12:14:24 PM

Batsmen were told to play aggressively: Dravid
Dhaka, May 12 - The Indian batsmen at the top of the order were told to play aggressively even if it meant taking a few chances, captain Rahul Dravid said after India's second successive win over Bangladesh in the One-day International series here Saturday.
May 12, 2007 - 10:05:03 PM

I want India to win series 3-0: Ravi Shastri
Dhaka, May 12 - After winning the second one-day international against Bangladesh here Saturday, Indian team's cricket manager Ravi Shastri said that he would like his team to win the three-match series 3-0.
May 12, 2007 - 8:31:20 PM

I wanted to stay at crease for long: Gambhir
Dhaka, May 12 - Gautam Gambhir, who scored a century in India's 46-run win over Bangladesh in the second one-day international - here Saturday that helped them clinch the series 2-0, said his aim was to stay at the crease till the 40th over. And he did exactly that.
May 12, 2007 - 8:30:53 PM

Tiwari to undergo surgery for injured shoulder
Dhaka, May 12 - Young batsman Manoj Tiwari, who had a dislocation in his right shoulder during practice here and had to return home, will undergo surgery in Mumbai on Monday, a cricket official said here Saturday.
May 12, 2007 - 3:47:40 PM

Piyush Chawla becomes 167th Indian to play ODIs
Dhaka, May 12 - Cherub-faced Uttar Pradesh leg-spinner Piyush Chawla Saturday became the 167th Indian to play One-day Internationals when he was picked in the XI for the second match against Bangladesh here.
May 12, 2007 - 10:59:27 AM

India opt to bat as Chawla makes debut
Dhaka, May 12 - India won the toss and captain Rahul Dravid decided to bat against Bangladesh in the second One-Day International that was delayed due to morning drizzle at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Saturday.
May 12, 2007 - 9:41:14 AM

Afro-Asia Cup: Harbhajan surprise selection in Asian team
Dhaka, May 11 - Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, axed from India's ongoing tour of Bangladesh, was Friday named in the Asian squad that will play three one-day internationals - against Africa in the second Afro-Asia Cup in India next month.
May 11, 2007 - 7:21:57 PM

India set to launch cricketing innovation - dual wicket-keeping
Dhaka, May 11 - India could soon take a lead in cricketing innovation by employing two wicket-keepers instead of the traditional one in One-day Internationals, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik being part of the move.
May 11, 2007 - 3:03:46 PM

India keen to seal series against Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 11 - An upbeat India, having registered a battling win in the first one-day international, will be looking to seal the three-match series when they clash with Bangladesh in the second encounter here Saturday.
May 11, 2007 - 1:14:06 PM

I am a fighter, says Dhoni after India's ODI win
Dhaka, May 10 - After scoring a match-winning unbeaten 91 against Bangladesh in the first One-day International here Thursday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he fought on despite the conditions favouring bowlers and his troubling leg cramps.
May 10, 2007 - 8:33:15 PM

Dhoni made all the difference: Bangladesh captain
Dhaka, May 10 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni's valiant 91-run unbeaten knock was crucial to India's win over Bangladesh in the first One-day International here,home team captain Habibul Bashar said after the match Thursday.
May 10, 2007 - 8:06:09 PM

Dhoni overcomes cramps to star in India's win
Dhaka, May 10 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, overcoming leg cramps, and Dinesh Karthik scored half-centuries to propel India to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in a rain-affected first One-day International here Thursday in the three-match series.
May 10, 2007 - 8:05:18 PM

Dhoni, Karthik give India much-needed win
Dhaka, May 10 - Wicket-keepers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik propelled India to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first One-day International here Thursday in the three-match series.
May 10, 2007 - 6:33:31 PM

Sehwag completes 5,000 runs in one-dayers
Dhaka, May 10 - Virender Sehwag Thursday became the sixth Indian batsman to complete 5,000 runs in One-day International cricket when he scored 30 against Bangladesh in the first match of the series here.
May 10, 2007 - 4:14:53 PM

Indian media gropes in dark in manager's absence
Dhaka, May 10 - The Indian cricket board's indifferent attitude towards the media continues, as the national team's administrative manager Surendra Bhave is almost inaccessible to the journalists covering the Bangladesh tour here.
May 10, 2007 - 2:44:57 PM

Bangladesh win toss, bat against India in first ODI
Dhaka, May 10 - Bangladesh captain Habibul Bashar won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first One-day International at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Thursday.
May 10, 2007 - 9:25:51 AM

India, Bangladesh cricketers to cross personal milestones
Dhaka, May 9 - The first One-day international match of the series between India and Bangladesh starting Thursday will give a chance to at least three cricketers to cross their personal milestones.
May 9, 2007 - 5:44:50 PM

India keen to win series against Bangladesh: Dravid
Dhaka, May 9 - Burying the World Cup debacle as a 'thing of past', skipper Rahul Dravid Wednesday emphasised that India is keen to win the three-match One-day International series against Bangladesh starting Thursday.
May 9, 2007 - 5:01:25 PM

Weather threatens first India-Bangladesh ODI
Dhaka, May 9 - The first India-Bangladesh One-day International here Thursday could be affected by weather as the light showers have been predicted on the match day.
May 9, 2007 - 4:28:40 PM

Dravid declines comment on cricket sting operation
Dhaka, May 9 - Declining to comment on the sting operation of Indian cricket's 'dark side' by an Indian news channel, India captain Rahul Dravid Wednesday said he had received 'much support' from the selectors.
May 9, 2007 - 4:15:23 PM

India to take on Bangladesh in 'revenge' series
Dhaka, May 9 - When India clash with Bangladesh in the first of the three one-day internationals here Thursday, 'revenge' might well be the theme for the visitors who are more than aware that a repeat of the World Cup defeat to the Bangladeshis will invite fresh backlash at home.
May 9, 2007 - 1:20:18 PM

Tewari injures shoulder, could be out of ODI series
Dhaka, May 8 - Promising batsman Manoj Tewari, who could have made his one-day international - debut during India's series against Bangladesh starting here Thursday, may well return home after hurting his right shoulder in a practice session here Tuesday.
May 8, 2007 - 11:05:23 PM

Sheikh Hasina returns home
Dhaka, May 7 - Bangladesh's former prime minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina arrived here Monday from London after the caretaker government lifted a ban on her returning home.
May 7, 2007 - 6:20:48 PM

Indian team arrives with aim to win
Dhaka, May 7 - The Indian cricket team arrived here Monday on a 23-day tour of Bangladesh, determined to prove that their World Cup debacle was a one-off affair, particularly their drubbing at the hands of this country.
May 7, 2007 - 3:56:25 PM

33 die in Bangladesh due to drought
Dhaka, May 6 - At least 33 people died in northern Bangladesh in the past two days due to the effects of a rainless summer that has struck the country's rice growing hinterlands, officials and media reports said Sunday.
May 6, 2007 - 11:41:27 PM

Hasina demands two mn pounds compensation from BA
Dhaka, May 5 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has demanded compensation to the tune of 2 million pounds from the British Airways - for not issuing her boarding card to return home from London last month.
May 5, 2007 - 6:52:49 PM

Hasina urges international community to press for polls
London/Dhaka, May 4 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London, has urged the world to persuade the military-backed caretaker government in her country to hold free and fair elections at the earliest.
May 4, 2007 - 1:11:56 PM

Nobel laureate Yunus abandons political plans
Dhaka, May 4 - Bangladesh's Nobel laureate and rural banking pioneer Muhammad Yunus has abandoned plans of forming a political party, citing the refusal of his backers to publicly support or join his party.
May 4, 2007 - 10:52:41 AM

Dhaka seeks ways to induct more advisors
Dhaka, May 3 - Preparing for a long haul in office, till it conducts elections around end-2008, Bangladesh's interim government says it needs to appoint more advisors to cope with the workload.
May 3, 2007 - 1:38:41 PM

Bangladesh chief justice rues politicization of judiciary
Dhaka, May 3 - Bangladesh's most respected institution, the judiciary, has been politicised and the damage will take more than 20 years to repair, laments Chief Justice Ruhul Amin.
May 3, 2007 - 1:02:19 PM

Hasina ally approves of probe against her, Zia
London/Dhaka, May 2 - Signalling a shift in loyalties, former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina's long-time ally Kamal Hossein is supporting the current government's attempts to conduct probes against her and rival Khaleda Zia.
May 2, 2007 - 2:52:24 PM

Bangladesh on high alert after serial blasts
Dhaka, May 1 - Security forces were put on a state of high alert across Bangladesh on Tuesday after an apparently orchestrated bomb attack was carried out by suspected Islamic militants, officials said.
May 1, 2007 - 10:31:46 PM

Dhaka to send special envoy to US to explain situation
Dhaka, May 1 - Bangladesh's caretaker government is dispatching a special envoy to the US to explain the political situation in the country.
May 1, 2007 - 12:50:52 PM

Dhaka wants to revive tri-nation gas pipeline
Dhaka, May 1 - Bangladesh wants to revive the tri-nation gas pipeline project with India and Myanmar and will work towards getting the 'best possible advantage' through it, says Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury.
May 1, 2007 - 12:26:52 PM

Zia makes younger brother BNP vice chief
Dhaka, April 30 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia Monday appointed her younger brother vice president of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party -, consolidating the family's hold on it amid reports of rumblings within its ranks.
Apr 30, 2007 - 9:02:12 PM

Bangladesh announce ODI squad against India
Dhaka, April 30 - Mohammad Ashraful has replaced Shariar Nafees as Bangladesh vice-captain in the 14-man squad named for the three-match One-day International series against India starting May 10.
Apr 30, 2007 - 6:34:25 PM

Bangladesh emergency, politics ban might stay past 120 days
Dhaka, April 30 - The state of national emergency and the ban on political activity - even indoors - may be prolonged in Bangladesh beyond the 120-day period stipulated in the constitution that ends May 11.
Apr 30, 2007 - 6:25:30 PM

Accord for Dhaka-Yangon road link signed
Dhaka, April 29 - Bangladesh and Myanmar have inked an accord to build a direct road link that will connect the former with China and Thailand.
Apr 29, 2007 - 3:56:38 PM

Sheikh Hasina calls for early Bangladesh polls
Dhaka/London, April 29 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has maintained her chant for early polls to establish an 'elected, transparent and accountable government' if poverty and corruption are to be eradicated in the country.
Apr 29, 2007 - 9:41:36 AM

Dhaka to bargain for more Ganga waters with India
Dhaka, April 28 - Bangladesh will bargain with India for discharge of more Ganga waters through the Farakka Barrage to keep river routes navigable as officials of both sides meet in New Delhi next week to revive a river transit protocol.
Apr 28, 2007 - 4:24:38 PM

'Laundered money' worth $ 47 mn recovered in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 28 - It's raining money in Bangladesh as businessmen with political links and suspected of money laundering depositing an equivalent of $47 million with Bangladesh Bank -, the country's central bank.
Apr 28, 2007 - 4:00:24 PM

Thunderstorms kill ten in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 27 - Tropical rains left at least ten people dead in Bangladesh in the past two days, while raging winds flattened homes and knocked over trees and power lines, officials said Friday.
Apr 27, 2007 - 9:49:57 PM

Zia gets Saudi visa, Hasina back home in a week
Dhaka, April 27 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has been given a three-month Saudi visa to perform 'umra', while her arch rival Sheikh Hasina won't be home from London for another week or so, media reports said Friday.
Apr 27, 2007 - 1:03:38 PM

Bid to oust Zia, Hasina a wrong decision: Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 27 - Efforts to keep out former Bangladesh prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina followed 'a wrong decision', a top official said, adding that the government had the 'courage to correct its mistakes'.
Apr 27, 2007 - 11:49:14 AM

Bangladesh Biman set to become public limited company
Dhaka, April 26 - Bangladesh Biman, the national carrier and the country's only airline, is set to become a public limited company under a revamp plan aimed at reducing its huge losses and operational costs.
Apr 26, 2007 - 1:28:39 PM

Hasina returning home soon, Zia to go for 'umra' later
Dhaka, April 26 - With the ban on their movements lifted, Bangladesh's two former prime ministers are free to pursue their respective political courses, albeit within the curbs imposed by the military-backed regime under the national emergency.
Apr 26, 2007 - 12:34:25 PM

Bangladeshi government withdraws restriction on Hasina return
Dhaka, April 25 - Bangladeshi caretaker government on Wednesday withdrew the restrictions on former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's return to the country, local news agency UNB reported.
Apr 25, 2007 - 11:19:02 PM

Bangladeshi parties seek to close ranks against government
Dhaka, April 25 - Burying traditional rivalry, Bangladesh's second rank political leaders are seeking to rally against a government that has virtually exiled one former prime minister and is trying to send the other out of the country.
Apr 25, 2007 - 12:13:39 PM

Britain seeks Dhaka's commitment for early polls
Dhaka, April 25 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina's continuing presence in London after the caretaker government prevented her from flying home seems to have prompted Britain to seek Dhaka's commitment to lift emergency and hold early elections.
Apr 25, 2007 - 11:48:48 AM

Dhaka under pressure on Hasina, Zia exile issue
Dhaka, April 24 - The Bangladesh government's plans to exile former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia appear to have run into trouble with court orders, political and diplomatic pressures and international criticism, particularly from the US.
Apr 24, 2007 - 12:50:46 PM

Indian team in Dhaka to discuss train service to Kolkata
Dhaka, April 24 - An Indian delegation is visiting Bangladesh to discuss details of a direct Dhaka-Kolkata train that will run six days a week and carry up to 700 passengers at a time.
Apr 24, 2007 - 11:23:13 AM

Court stays warrant against Hasina
Dhaka, April 23 - A Dhaka magistrate court Monday stayed its warrant order of arrest against Bangladeshi former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Apr 23, 2007 - 10:58:53 PM

Political parties protest efforts to exile former Bangladesh PMs
Dhaka, April 23 - Several political leaders in Bangladesh have protested efforts of the Fakhruddin Ahmed regime to exile the two former prime ministers Begum Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:53:01 AM

Hasina exiled, Zia continues to resist
Dhaka, April 23 - Uncertainty continues in Bangladesh's political arena as Chief Advisor Fakhruddin Ahmed's government and its military backers face continued resistance from former prime minister Khaleda Zia to be sent out to Jeddah as part of a 'deal'.
Apr 23, 2007 - 9:23:28 AM

Air force deployed at Dhaka airport amid tension
Dhaka, April 22 - The non-party interim government in Bangladesh deployed the air force at the international airport in Dhaka Sunday as tensions were running high over the imminent departure of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for exile in Saudi Arabia, officials said.
Apr 22, 2007 - 11:43:33 PM

Hasina barred from returning to Bangladesh
London/Dhaka, April 22 - Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina was Sunday evening denied the boarding pass by British Airways for flying from London to Dhaka, effectively preventing her return home.
Apr 22, 2007 - 11:19:05 PM

Hasina refused boarding pass for Dhaka flight
Dhaka, April 22 - Bangladesh's former prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina could not fly for Dhaka from London as the British Airways declined to issue her boarding pass in compliance with advice of the country's caretaker government, which has put embargo on her return home.
Apr 22, 2007 - 10:24:28 PM

Court blocks Zia's departure, Hasina set for return
Dhaka, April 22 - The Bangladesh government's plans to exile former prime minister Khaleda Zia received a serious setback when the Dhaka High Court asked the government to explain within five days if she was interned at home.
Apr 22, 2007 - 8:57:05 PM

Arrest warrant issued for Hasina as she prepares to return
Dhaka/London, April 22 - A Bangladesh court Sunday issued an arrest warrant against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina on a murder charge, a day before she attempts to return to the country.
Apr 22, 2007 - 4:12:32 PM

Hindi soaps inspire Bangladesh TV personality
Dhaka, April 22 - Watching popular Hindi television soaps inspired her to create similar sets and use music in order to appeal to her audience, confesses Chayanika Chowdhury, one of Bangladesh's most successful television writer-directors.
Apr 22, 2007 - 4:06:24 PM

Bangladesh, Myanmar to have new road link
Dhaka, April 22 - A new 23-km road linking Bangladesh with Myanmar is to come up to boost border trade.
Apr 22, 2007 - 2:36:48 PM

Khaleda plans party clean-up before exile
Dhaka, April 21 - As she prepares for her impending exile, former prime minister Khaleda Zia is planning to revamp the top hierarchy of her Bangladesh Nationalist Party - to keep it under her control, either through family members or a close circle of former armed forces officers.
Apr 21, 2007 - 12:34:41 PM

Whatmore to quit after India series
Dhaka, April 21 - Dav Whatmore, who coached the Bangladeshi cricketers through a series of victories in the current World Cup, will end his stint here after next month's home series against India.
Apr 21, 2007 - 10:17:27 AM

Dhaka daily slams Rahul' 'infantile innuendo'
Dhaka, April 20 - Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's remarks crediting his Nehru-Gandhi family for the division of Pakistan has been slammed by a Bangladeshi newspaper as 'infantile and insensitive'.
Apr 20, 2007 - 5:29:45 PM

Bangladesh's ex-PMs fight government to be at home
Dhaka, April 20 - With one former prime minister looking for 'alternative means' to return home and the other trying to delay her imminent exile to Saudi Arabia, the next four days are crucial for Bangladesh whose caretaker government is plotting to curb the political resurgence of Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia.
Apr 20, 2007 - 1:54:27 PM

Bangladesh media slams Zia, Hasina, but seeks early polls
Dhaka, April 20 - Sections of Bangladesh's media have blasted former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina for their 'politics of confrontation, conflict and personal hatred', but sought early restoration of democracy.
Apr 20, 2007 - 1:24:27 PM

Hasina may seek 'alternative arrangements' to reach Dhaka
Dhaka, April 20 - Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, set scheduled to return home on a British Airways flight from London Sunday night, may seek 'alternative arrangements' if she is prevented from boarding the aircraft.
Apr 20, 2007 - 12:35:14 PM

Court questions government on Zia's 'confinement'
Dhaka, April 20 - The Dhaka High Court has asked the Bangladesh government if former prime minister Khaleda Zia was 'confined' to her home.
Apr 20, 2007 - 11:39:01 AM

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Farewell to dinosaurs of dynasties
Queens of Bangladesh’s politics of family dynasties are visibly in trouble. Even political pundits are failing to predict the fate of Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, who entered politics by climbing the ladder of so-called democracy, which very unfortunately, went inside the grips of a notorious political practice.
Apr 20, 2007 - 10:41:18 AM

Hasina vows to return home, Zia's exit being finalised
Dhaka, April 19 - While the Bangladesh government firms up plans for former prime minister Khaleda Zia's departure and to ensure that the other former premier doesn't return home, Sheikh Hasina has announced that she plans to defy authorities and fly back from the US as scheduled Monday.
Apr 19, 2007 - 11:37:04 AM

Hasina barred from returning; Zia readies to quit Bangladesh
Dhaka, Apr 18 - Bangladesh will soon be without its battling begums, who took turns governing the country between 1991 and 2006. As Khaleda Zia prepared to leave under a 'deal', the government barred the return of Sheikh Hasina who is now in the US.
Apr 18, 2007 - 7:12:33 PM

Government denies 'deal', but Zia is ready to fly
Dhaka, April 18 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia is 'packed up and ready to fly out', media reports said Wednesday even as influential advisers to the caretaker government denied plans to push her and rival Sheikh Hasina out of the country.
Apr 18, 2007 - 1:47:51 PM

Bangladesh media may face curbs
Dhaka, April 18 - Curbs on the media in Bangladesh may finally be imposed, 13 weeks after a national emergency came into force in the country.
Apr 18, 2007 - 11:43:54 AM

Khaleda to quit Bangladesh, Hasina already in US
Dhaka, April 17 - The civil-military bureaucracy is set to tighten its grip further over Bangladesh as former prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia prepared to go into exile on Tuesday amidst indications that her rival Sheikh Hasina may not be allowed to return from the United States.
Apr 17, 2007 - 8:28:39 PM

US 'happy' with Bangladesh's interim government
Dhaka, April 17 - US Ambassador Patricia Butenis praised Chief Advisor Fakhruddin Ahmed, the head of Bangladesh's caretaker government, for indicating a timeframe for holding elections even as state officials clinched a departure 'deal' with former prime minister Khaleda Zia.
Apr 17, 2007 - 1:50:54 PM

Khaleda agrees to quit Bangladesh, Hasina already in US
Dhaka, April 17 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia has agreed to fly out of the country following a reported 'deal' with the government late Monday night.
Apr 17, 2007 - 12:06:34 PM

Bangladesh official for quick decision on Tata proposal
Dhaka, April 16 - Bangladesh's responses to the $3 billion investment proposal from the Indian corporate house of Tatas continues to be negative, but a time frame of three to six months has been fixed for decision-making.
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:54:52 PM

With second son also in jail, Khaleda under pressure to leave
Dhaka, April 16 - With her younger son Arafat Rahman joining his elder brother in jail early Monday, former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia was under growing pressure to quit the country.
Apr 16, 2007 - 4:06:05 PM

Her younger son detained, Zia under pressure to quit Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 16 - With her younger son Arafat Rahman detained in the early hours of Monday, former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia was under increased pressure to quit the country.
Apr 16, 2007 - 10:52:30 AM

Bangladesh arrests second son of ex-PM Zia
Dhaka, April 16 - The second son of Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia was arrested early Monday, media reports here said.
Apr 16, 2007 - 9:32:02 AM

Khaleda under pressure to leave Bangladesh: report
Dhaka, April 13 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia is under pressure to leave her country with her popularity within her Bangladesh Nationalist Party - on the wane and her wealth and assets likely to be probed soon, a media report said Friday.
Apr 13, 2007 - 8:25:15 PM

74 die since January, says Bangladesh rights group
Dhaka, April 13 - Seventy-four people have been killed and 139,059 arrested across Bangladesh since Jan 11 when emergency was imposed in the country, says human rights body Odhikar.
Apr 13, 2007 - 12:46:59 PM

No harassment, but probes to continue against leaders
Dhaka, April 13 - Bangladesh's caretaker government says it will 'not harass' top political leaders, but stresses that probes against them and into their wealth and assets will continue.
Apr 13, 2007 - 12:43:58 PM

Polls in Bangladesh before end-2008: chief advisor
Dhaka, April 12 - The general elections in Bangladesh, called off amid political turmoil three months ago, would be held before the end of 2008, Chief Advisor Fakhruddin Ahmed said Thursday evening.
Apr 12, 2007 - 11:10:52 PM

Slapped with murder charge, Hasina delays return from US
Dhaka, April 12 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who has been charged with the murder of six Jamaat-e-Islami - workers last year, has postponed her return from the US, says Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil.
Apr 12, 2007 - 3:14:01 PM

Encephalitis kills 6 in western Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 12 - Six people have died from encephalitis disease in western Bangladesh's Kushtia district in the last three days, which has created panic among people as the number of patients rises everyday.
Apr 12, 2007 - 1:22:45 PM

Prosecutor of executed JMB militants shot dead
Dhaka, April 12 - A lawyer who secured murder convictions against Islamist militants in Bangladesh last year, leading to their hanging, has been shot dead in full public view.
Apr 12, 2007 - 12:40:12 PM

Top Bangladesh leaders charged with murder
Dhaka, April 11 - Police in Bangladesh Wednesday charged top leaders of the Awami League - and Jamaat-e-Islami - with killing six political activists at a rally last year.
Apr 11, 2007 - 9:35:28 PM

Khaleda to stay on in Bangladesh: reports
Dhaka, April 11 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia will not leave her country for Saudi Arabia even as her rival Sheikh Hasina plans to cut short her US stay to return home, say media reports.
Apr 11, 2007 - 2:11:06 PM

Hasina to cut short US visit to face extortion charge
Dhaka, April 10 - Bangladesh's former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has decided to cut short her US visit and return home Saturday to deal with the charge of extortion filed against her.
Apr 10, 2007 - 10:52:33 PM

Extortion case against Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, April 9 - The army-backed Bangladeshi caretaker government Monday filed an extortion case of 30 million taka - against former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is now in the US.
Apr 9, 2007 - 8:22:52 PM

Pilot dies in Bangladesh plane crash
Dhaka, April 9 - A training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force crashed in Jessore district of western Bangladesh Monday, leaving a cadet pilot killed.
Apr 9, 2007 - 7:31:35 PM

Bangladeshis celebrate cricket win over South Africa
Dhaka, April 8 - Bangladesh cricket fans took to the streets in thousands early Sunday, banging pots and dousing one another in coloured water to celebrate their national cricket side's 67-run victory over top-ranking South Africa.
Apr 8, 2007 - 8:03:35 PM

10 of a new militant group arrested in Bangladesh
Dhaka, April 6 - Ten members of a new militant group in Bangladesh have been nabbed by the country's elite Rapid Action Battallion -, indicating a regrouping by Islamist militants even as the government intensifies its drive against them.
Apr 6, 2007 - 5:23:52 PM

No polls in Bangladesh till end-2008
Dhaka, April 6 - There will be no elections in Bangladesh till 2008-end, the caretaker government of the country has conveyed to the United States.
Apr 6, 2007 - 5:02:38 PM

Election in Bangladesh likely to put off
Dhaka, April 5 - The chief election commissioner in Bangladesh, A.T.M. Shamsul Huda, said Thursday that it would take about 18 months to prepare the country for a credible general election.
Apr 5, 2007 - 11:00:32 PM

Bangladesh goes for the roots of terrorism
Dhaka, April 1 - The Bangladesh caretaker government's efforts to crush all overt and covert militant Islamist fundamentalist groups has been affected by its inability to identify their patrons among the politicians and bureaucrats, a senior official has admitted.
Apr 1, 2007 - 1:24:50 PM

Red alert in Bangladesh amid militant threats
Dhaka, March 31 - Security forces in Bangladesh were on a state of red alert for the second consecutive day Saturday in the wake of threats of revenge attacks by suspected Islamic fanatics, officials said.
Mar 31, 2007 - 8:29:19 PM

Dhaka seeks details of Dawood's links with Zia's son
Dhaka, March 30 - Bangladesh has written to authorities in Dubai to seek details about reported links of Tareq Rahman, son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia, with Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Mar 30, 2007 - 12:51:52 PM

Six Bangladeshi militants hanged
Dhaka, March 30 - Six leaders of the Islamic militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh - were hanged early Friday by the Bangladeshi government for killing two judges in 2005, ATN television reported.
Mar 30, 2007 - 10:48:07 AM

Sheikh Mujib may be declared Father of the Nation
New Delhi, March 29 - Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the man in whose name the people of East Bengal fought for freedom from Pakistan in 1971, may be finally and formally declared Bangladesh's Father of the Nation.
Mar 29, 2007 - 12:14:57 PM

Bangladesh deploys army to fight bird flu epidemic
Dhaka, March 28 - Army was called out in Bangladesh Wednesday to help in culling tens of thousands of poultry as the deadly H1N5 virus, commonly called bird flu, spread to new areas in the country, health officials said.
Mar 28, 2007 - 8:14:29 PM

Documentary brings alive Bangladesh first PM
Dhaka, March 28 - Bangladesh's first prime minister Tajuddin Ahmed, who led the freedom struggle in the absence of jailed leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971, has come alive in the first documentary made on him.
Mar 28, 2007 - 1:35:29 PM

Bangladesh celebrates cricket win, Independence day
Dhaka, March 27 - The headline, 'Exit the Indians, enter the tigers' in a leading daily here, sums up Bangladesh's mood after its first-time entry into the Super Eight league of the Cricket World Cup.
Mar 27, 2007 - 4:19:43 PM

Bangladesh leaders congratulate cricket team
Dhaka, March 26 - Top leaders of Bangladesh Monday greeted the players, the coach and officials of the national cricket team as they graduated to the Super Eight round of the ongoing World Cup, local news agency UNB reported.
Mar 26, 2007 - 11:18:57 PM

Bangladeshis celebrate independence amid high security
Dhaka, March 26 - Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis Monday joined in street celebrations in Dhaka, marking the 36th anniversary of the country's independence from Pakistan, officials said.
Mar 26, 2007 - 8:01:59 PM

Crackdown leaves Bangladesh jails overcrowded
Dhaka, March 25 - The prison authorities in Bangladesh have started releasing old and infirm prisoners and those caught for petty crimes to create space for those detained in its drive against corruption and militancy.
Mar 25, 2007 - 4:07:58 PM

Six Bangladeshi militants to be executed
Dhaka, March 25 - Six top Bangladeshi militants convicted for the murder of two judges are to hang between April 13 and 19. President Iajuddin Ahmed has rejected their mercy petitions, prison authorities announced.
Mar 25, 2007 - 1:44:13 PM

Not in power longer than necessary: top Bangladesh official
Dhaka, March 24 - Bangladesh's Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed has said his caretaker government does not intend to stay in power 'a day longer than necessary', but added that it would complete electoral reforms before conducting polls.
Mar 24, 2007 - 3:46:47 PM

Reported links between Khaleda Zia's son, Dawood under probe
Dhaka, March 23 - Security forces Friday raided the political office of business tycoon Tarique Rahman, son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia, after the interim government asked the intelligence agencies to investigate reported links between him and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
Mar 23, 2007 - 10:34:23 PM

Bird flu detected in Bangladesh, 5,600 chickens culled
Dhaka, March 23 - Some 5,600 chickens of three poultry farms were culled Friday in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka after detection of bird flue at a poultry farm.
Mar 23, 2007 - 5:35:30 PM

Bangladesh polls may take place 2008/09
Dhaka, March 22 - General elections in Bangladesh, called off in January amid political turmoil, may take place only in end-2008 or early 2009.
Mar 22, 2007 - 11:23:45 AM

Commonwealth urges Bangladesh to lift emergency
Dhaka, March 21 - Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon Wednesday said the state of emergency and suppression of political activity in Bangladesh should be lifted without unnecessary delay.
Mar 21, 2007 - 7:15:40 PM

Bangladeshi jails being vacated for new prisoners
Dhaka, March 20 - The interim government in Bangladesh has decided to set free nearly 4,500 prisoners to make room for new detainees in overcrowded jails across the country, officials said Tuesday.
Mar 20, 2007 - 7:12:46 PM

Son of former Bangladesh PM on trial for corruption
Dhaka, March 19 - The trial of the elder son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for corruption charges began Monday in the court of the chief metropolitan magistrate in capital Dhaka, officials said.
Mar 19, 2007 - 8:45:23 PM

Bangladesh mocks at India's 'cash-rich cricketers'
Dhaka, March 19 - A day after its heady triumph, Bangladesh mocked at India's 'cash-rich cricketers' and the cricketing authorities for making cricket 'a product, not sport.'
Mar 19, 2007 - 9:20:03 AM

Joy at dawn after Bangladesh upset India in World Cup
Dhaka, March 18 - Bangladesh erupted in joy at dawn after their cricket team, fondly called 'Tigers', upset India in their first match at the World Cup.
Mar 18, 2007 - 4:08:34 PM

Bangladesh erupts in joy after India thrashing
Dhaka, March 18 - Bangladesh celebrated its World Cup cricket victory over India with fire crackers and experts began predicting that the 'minnows' might find a place among the top eight after all.
Mar 18, 2007 - 2:06:58 PM

Bangladesh to extradite Mujibur's killer
Dhaka, Mar 17 - Bangladesh's caretaker government has said it would try to secure the custody of one of the killers of the country's first president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nabbed in the US, as it paid homage to the slain founding father of the nation after a gap of five years.
Mar 17, 2007 - 9:17:17 PM

With many leaders detained, Zia's party faces dissensions
Dhaka, March 17 - Dissensions have surfaced in the Bangladesh Nationalist Party - following detention of many of its top leaders, hit by the government's drive against corruption, and a section is moving towards re-grouping minus its supreme leader, former prime minister Khaleda Zia.
Mar 17, 2007 - 12:24:45 PM

Hindu group in Bangladesh to pray for team's success
Dhaka, March 16 - Special prayers will be conducted in Bangladesh by an organisation of Hindu youth for the success of the Bangladeshi team in its World Cup cricket clash with India on Saturday.
Mar 16, 2007 - 4:33:19 PM

Sheikh Hasina supports interim government, seeks early polls
Dhaka, March 16 - Strongly supporting the caretaker government's moves, including its drive against corruption, crime and militancy, Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina has said that she would 'legitimise' them if elected to power.
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:44:29 AM

Hindu ritual in Bangladesh to pray for cricket team's success
Dhaka, March 16 - An organisation of Hindu youths in Bangladesh are to hold a ritual to invoke divine blessings for the success of the Bangladeshi team in its World Cup Cricket clash with India on Saturday.
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:16:03 AM

Manmohan Singh writes to Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, March 15 - Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty has handed over a letter from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Awami League leader and former prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Mar 15, 2007 - 6:42:28 PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh writes to Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, March 15 - India has made a diplomatic gesture to former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the form of a letter from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Mar 15, 2007 - 5:54:25 PM

First SAARC car rally flagged off
Dhaka, March 15 - The first ever SAARC car rally was flagged off Thursday by Bangladesh's Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed from Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.
Mar 15, 2007 - 5:39:05 PM

Use container services at land ports, riverways: India
Dhaka, March 15 - Introduction of container services at land ports and riverways would help reduce considerably the non-tariff barriers - now affecting India-Bangladesh trade, India's high commissioner here has suggested.
Mar 15, 2007 - 12:44:40 PM

India, Bangladesh to exchange terror suspects
Dhaka, March 14 - Bangladesh and India were moving to an exchange of terror suspects Wednesday, agreeing to share confidential information on cross-border crimes.
Mar 14, 2007 - 9:37:32 PM

Bangladesh government locks party offices
Dhaka, March 11 - The central offices of major political parties in Bangladesh were locked up Sunday as the combined security forces geared up a countrywide drive against corruption, officials said.
Mar 11, 2007 - 8:08:05 PM

Zia may seek legal course against son's detention
Dhaka, March 11 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has sought legal counsel to defend her politician-son Tarique Rahman who has been netted by the caretaker government in its anti-corruption drive.
Mar 11, 2007 - 5:30:55 PM

Bangladeshi actress Rosy dead
Dhaka, March 11 - Noted Bangladeshi actress Rosy, who had starred in Indian filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak's classic 'Teetas Ekti Nadir Naam', is no more. She was 60.
Mar 11, 2007 - 4:26:26 PM

Blanket ban on political activity in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 9 - Bangladesh's caretaker government has slapped a complete ban on all political activity, including indoor meetings, processions and rallies.
Mar 9, 2007 - 12:46:56 PM

Khaleda's son held in nightlong anti-corruption raids
Dhaka, March 8 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman was caught in a dramatic swoop on his residence by armed forces past midnight as part of the government's anti-corruption drive.
Mar 8, 2007 - 2:58:30 PM

Zia's son held in nightlong anti-corruption raids
Dhaka, March 8 - Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman was caught in a dramatic swoop on his residence by armed forces post midnight as part of the government's anti-corruption drive.
Mar 8, 2007 - 11:52:52 AM

Death roll in shantytown fire rises to 22 in Bangladesh
Chittagong -, March 7 - The death roll at a sweeping inferno in the southern Bangladesh port of Chittagong rose to 22 Wednesday as rescuers brought out another charred body of a woman from the debris, officials said.
Mar 7, 2007 - 10:40:27 PM

Bangladesh president rejects militants' mercy pleas
Dhaka, March 6 - Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmad Tuesday rejected mercy pleas from six Islamic militants sentenced to death after they were found guilty of masterminding a bomb attack that killed two judges two years ago.
Mar 6, 2007 - 10:43:38 PM

21 killed in fire in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 6 - At least 21 people, including 10 children, were killed Tuesday when a fire engulfed a slum in Bangladesh's port city Chittagong.
Mar 6, 2007 - 7:02:51 PM

Six Bangladeshi militants to hang
Dhaka, March 6 - Six militant leaders of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh -, charged with bomb blasts and suicide attacks, will be hanged by March 26 after the Bangladeshi president rejected their clemency appeal.
Mar 6, 2007 - 1:36:26 PM

Another former minister caught for tax evasion
Dhaka, March 6 - Former minister Moudud Ahmed is the latest to be caught for alleged tax evasion as Bangladesh's caretaker government continues its anti-crime drive.
Mar 6, 2007 - 11:37:11 AM

Bangladesh judge's law degree cancelled
Dhaka, March 4 - A high court judge in Bangladesh has had his law degree cancelled for tampering with his mark sheet.
Mar 4, 2007 - 7:04:03 PM

Bangla Bhai associates nabbed in Dhaka's drive against Islamist militancy
Dhaka, March 2 - Police raided a stronghold of Islamist militants at Bagmara in the western district of Rajshahi district and nabbed ten militants belonging to a proscribed Islamist body, the Jama'atul Mujahideen -.
Mar 2, 2007 - 1:21:07 PM

Indian executive escapes unhurt in Dhaka office fire
Dhaka, Feb 27 - A top Indian executive escaped unhurt as was rescued from Monday's fire here that engulfed a building where his office was located, killing three people and injuring over a hundred others.
Feb 27, 2007 - 6:32:43 PM

Fish population declines, prices rise in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 25 - There is a proverb in Bangladesh: 'Gola bhora Dhan, pukur bhora mach', meaning life is good when you have a silo full of paddy and ponds full of fish. But the proverb may lose currency as the fish population is dwindling on account of vanishing rivers.
Feb 25, 2007 - 8:17:43 AM

Yunus floats Nagorik Shakti party; targets women and youth
Dhaka, Feb 23 - 'Advance Bangladesh' is the slogan of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus' Nagorik Shakti, meaning citizen power, the country's newest political party that targets the youth and women.
Feb 23, 2007 - 2:41:07 PM

Nobel laureate Yunus to launch political party Thursday
Dhaka, Feb 22 - Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus will Thursday evening formally launch a new political party that he has tentatively named Nagarik Samiti - citizens' forum.
Feb 22, 2007 - 9:43:12 AM

Dhaka newspaper moots SAARC Summit on terrorism
Dhaka, Feb 21 - A regional level summit conference of South Asian nations is being mooted to debate measures to fight terrorism in the wake of recurring incidents like last Sunday's terror attack on Samjhauta Express that killed nearly 70 passengers.
Feb 21, 2007 - 2:56:18 PM

Bangladesh language movement to be celebrated indoors
Dhaka, Feb 20 - Bangladesh will observe the anniversary of one of their most emotive political incidents - the 1954 language movement - indoors as a state of emergency across the country is in force.
Feb 20, 2007 - 6:10:32 PM

India to lift tariff barriers from Bangladeshi goods
Dhaka, Feb 20 - India will remove tariff and non-tariff barriers from Bangladeshi goods and import two million pieces of readymade garments duty free as a friendly gesture to its eastern neighbour.
Feb 20, 2007 - 1:36:46 PM

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