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In World
September 16, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...
In World
September 10, 2017 8:41 am gmt |
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Sparse food supply remains a major concern among the Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters of Cox’s Bazar City, Bangladesh. Though these refugees have managed to escape the violence in Myanmar, there is now a continuous struggle for food, with limited resources being distributed by bot...
In Cricket
August 31, 2017 8:54 am gmt |
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Bangladesh secured an historic first Test victory over Australia in Dhaka, with Shakib Al Hasan finishing an engrossing match with 10 wickets. Chasing 265 for victory, Steve Smith’s Australia looked set to win on the penultimate day of the first Test after David Warner hit 112.Australia were st...
In Latest Stories
July 14, 2017 6:51 am gmt |
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The Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A. H. Mahmood Ali, upon meeting President Maithripala Sirisena, had stated that Bangladesh would not hesitate to provide assistance to Sri Lanka, given the cordiality of the relationship between the two nations, according to the President’s Media Division. Presiden...
In Asia
May 30, 2017 4:51 am gmt |
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Bangladeshi authorities have evacuated up to a million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Mora is likely to hit the eastern coast early on today (May 30), the meteorological department said. Port cities in the south-east have been asked to display the highest warning system know...
In World
March 26, 2017 5:00 am gmt |
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Six people – two police officers and four civilians – have been killed in twin bombings in north-eastern Bangladesh, officials say. The blasts in Sylhet occurred near an apartment building where commandoes have been trying to flush out a group of suspected Islamist militants. Earlier many...
In Latest Stories
December 21, 2016 5:29 am gmt |
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Bangladesh on Tuesday included three newcomers to the one-day international team in their   squad for the first ODI against New Zealand on December 26. Leg-spinning all-rounder Tanveer Haider joined paceman Subashis Roy and off-spinner Mehedi Hasan in the 15-man squad for the game in Christchurch, th...
In Asia
October 9, 2016 7:27 am gmt |
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Eleven suspected militants have been killed in a series of gun battles with Bangladeshi security forces, officials say. Three locations were raided by counter-terrorism police following a tip off. Two of the raids took place near the capital, Dhaka, and a third in the Tangail district some 100km away...
In Latest Stories
September 28, 2016 11:21 am gmt |
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The SAARC summit of 2016 will be cancelled, a senior diplomatic source in Kathmandu told. The confirmation from Nepal, the current SAARC Chair, came hours after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan followed India’s decision to stay away from the November summit to be held in Islamabad. The atmospherics...
In Latest Stories
September 21, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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A ferryboat has capsized in Bangladesh, leaving around 30 people missing, in the latest river accident in the country. The overcrowded vessel sank in the River Sandhya shortly after it set off from the town of Banaripara in Barisal district, police said. Some of the passengers managed to swim to the ...
In Colombo
September 14, 2016 7:26 am gmt |
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Bangladesh has demanded an explanation from Sri Lanka over reports Sri Lanka has suspended the on-arrival visa facility for Bangladesh. The Gulf Times reported that Sri Lanka has stopped issuing on-arrival visas for Bangladeshi nationals without informing Dhaka. Bangladesh also retaliated by stopping...
In India
August 15, 2016 8:01 am gmt |
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India’s paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday (15th Aug) exchanged sweets with their Pakistani and Bangladeshi counterparts at the respective national borders to mark the 70th Independence Day. Following decades of Hindu-Muslim hostilities in the Indian sub-continent, Pakistan was ...
In World
June 7, 2016 9:00 am gmt |
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A Hindu priest has been killed in Bangladesh, in the latest attack by suspected Islamist militants. The body of Ananda Gopal Ganguly, 70, was found in a field near his temple in western Jhenaidah district. His head had been nearly severed from his neck. Separately, police have killed three suspected ...
In Asia
March 26, 2016 10:06 am gmt |
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Bangladeshis celebrated the 45th anniversary of their country’s independence on Saturday (March 26) with a lavishly colourful ceremony at the Dhaka National Stadium. Hundreds of people, including school children and members of the police force, took part in the event which showcased national dr...
In Cricket
March 24, 2016 4:52 am gmt |
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India scraped to a one-run win against a tenacious Bangladesh in Bangalore in a thrilling match on Wednesday, keeping their hopes of World Twenty20 glory alive. India was restricted to 146 for seven after being sent in to bat at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, thanks to some spirited Bangladesh bowling. Ban...
In Cricket
March 22, 2016 4:02 am gmt |
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Usman Khawaja hit a quick-fire half-century while Adam Zampa took three wickets to help Australia to a thrilling three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in their World T20 clash in Bengaluru on Monday. The left-handed opener smashed 58 off 45 balls as Australia successfully chased down BangladeshR...
In Asia
March 17, 2016 11:02 am gmt |
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Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Thursday (March 17) inaugurated the 37th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Ministers meeting and called for enhanced co-operation among the eight member countries. The foreign ministers and representatives from...
In Cricket
March 7, 2016 11:11 am gmt |
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 India on Sunday (March 06) won the Asia Cup for a record sixth time with an eight-wicket triumph over hosts Bangladesh in a rain-hit final in Dhaka. The bad weather saw the Twenty20 match starting two hours late and being reduced to 15 overs a side after India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the to...