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Khaleda asks for more security to attend court hearing
Dhaka, Dec 31 : Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has asked for more security to attend the next hearing of her corruption case in the wake of violence over her previous court appearance.
Tripura 'haat' along India-Bangladesh border to open Jan 13
By Sujit Chakraborty, Agartala, Dec 31 : The first border market, locally called 'haat', in Tripura and the third along the India-Bangladesh frontier is likely to be inaugurated Jan 13, an official said here.
China launches new frigate for Bangladesh
Wuhan, Dec 30 : China Tuesday launched a new frigate built for the Bangladesh Navy.
Senior BNP leaders sued over Dhaka arson attack
Dhaka, Dec 30 : Several senior leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), including acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, have been sued over an arson attack in Dhaka Sunday ahead of a nationwide strike.
BSF-BGB participate in friendly football match in Tripura
Belonia (Tripura), Dec. 30 : A friendly football match between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) was organized in Tripura's Belonia as a part of confidence building measures between the two border guarding forces.
Bangladeshi opposition party holds strike against government
Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dec. 30 : Bangladesh's main opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), held strike against the ruling Awami League government for obstructing a rally hosted by one of their party leaders.
Pakistani kebabs, Bangladeshi Hilsa big hits at Kolkata fair
Kolkata, Dec 30 : Grilled marinated chicken tikkas and smoking seekh kebabs from Pakistan and rice dishes from Bangladesh with Ilish (hilsa fish) are not only tasty but healthy too, according to chefs from the two countries who are here for a fair.
Two nabbed with fake currency in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 30 : Two people were arrested and fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the face value of nearly Rs.3 lakh seized from them near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Tuesday.
Jaamat leader sentenced to death in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 30 : Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a Jamaat leader to death for crimes committed during the 1971 conflict that led to the creation of the country.
Tamim Iqbal's surgery successful, available for World Cup selection
Dhaka, Dec 30 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selectors have received good news from Australia with opener Tamim Iqbal undergoing successful surgery on his injured left-knee.
China offers rice cultivation technology to Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 29 : China will transfer technology for its indigenous high-yield rice variety to Bangladesh as part of agricultural cooperation between the two countries, media reported Monday.
Verdict on Bangladesh war crimes accused Azhar Tuesday
Dhaka, Dec 29 : Bangladesh's first war crimes tribunal is expected to deliver its verdict on Jamaat-e-Islami leader A.T.M. Azharul Islam Tuesday, media reported.
Six killed in train-van collision in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 29 : Six people were killed and about a dozen injured Monday when a train derailed after being hit by a van in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.
BNP, allies to spearhead half-day strike in Sylhet tomorrow
Dhaka, Dec.29 : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 20-party alliance will spearhead a six-hour-long strike in Sylhet tomorrow to protest against the detention of its city unit convener during Monday's day-long nation-wide shutdown.
Five killed in Bangladesh lorry-train collision
Dhaka, Dec 29 : At least five people were killed and 25 injured Monday when a freight lorry rammed into a passenger train in Bangladesh.
One killed, dozens injured in Bangladesh protest
Dhaka, Dec 29 : A school teacher was killed and dozens of other people were injured Monday during a nationwide general strike called by Bangladesh's main opposition party.
Kolkata sports firm plans ISL-style league in Bangladesh
Kolkata, Dec 28 : A city-based sports event management company has put forth a proposal to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for organising a football league emulating the highly successful Indian Super League (ISL).
South Korea promises to help Bangladesh football
Dhaka, Dec 28 : South Korea Football Association (KFA) president Chung Mong Gyu, who is visiting Bangladesh, hoped to extend his support to football in the country.
Big Bash best way to prepare for World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan
Dhaka, Dec 28 : Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said playing in Australia's domestic Big Bash Twenty 20 cricket tournament would enable him to prepare in the best possible way for the ICC World Cup to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand next year.
No evidence Saradha money funded JMB: Bangladesh
Kolkata, Dec 27 : Bangladesh Saturday said it has no evidence of money collected by the Saradha group of companies being kept in its banks to fund an extremist group linked to the Burdwan explosion.
Bangladesh opposition calls countrywide strike Monday
Dhaka, Dec 27 : Opposition parties in Bangladesh, led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk strike Monday, media reports Saturday.
Bangladesh FM assures of BCIM connectivity proposal
Kolkata, Dec. 27 : Bangladesh's Finance Minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said that a proposal to establish connectivity between four Asian countries is in pipeline.
Bangladesh keen on BCIM corridor; wants removal of Indian tariffs
Kolkata, Dec 26 : Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed Friday said the formation of the four-country BCIM (Bangladesh-China India Myanmar) Corridor and removal of tariff barriers from India will boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
Rallies banned, security tightened in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 26 : Security has been tightened in Gazipur on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka since Friday morning to prevent any untoward incident following the opposition's decision to hold a pre-scheduled rally defying a police ban.
Christians in Bangladesh observe Christmas
Dhaka, Dec.25 :The Christian community in Bangladesh, as elsewhere across the world, is celebrating Christmas today.
Khaleda Zia appears in anti-graft court
Bangladesh, Dec 24 : Bangladesh police Wednesday used tear gas and rubber bullets against opposition protestors, as they clashed outside a make-shift court in Dhaka, where former prime minister Khaleda Zia appeared for hearing in two graft cases.
Modi govt softens stance on Bangladesh border disputes
By Ershadul Huq, DHAKA, Dec 24 : The Indian leadership apparently has softened its stance towards Bangladesh on its long-running border disputes though there was a credibility deficiency in the past.
Shakib Al Hasan to play in Big Bash for Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne, Dec 24 : Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is presently the world's No.1 Twenty20 (T20) cricketer, has signed to play for the Australian Melbourne Renegades in the second half of the T20 Big Bash League season.
Multi-vitamin supplement improves pregnancy outcomes
New York, Dec 24 : A multi-vitamin administered daily to pregnant women can help curb infant mortality in developing countries as it reduces the risk of premature births and increases infant birth weight, shows a trial carried out in rural Bangladesh.
Bangladesh president visits Tagore museum at Visva Bharati
Kolkata, Dec 23 : Bangladesh President Mohammad Abdul Hamid Tuesday paid a visit to the Visva Bharati university founded by Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and went round the museum displaying Tagore memorabilia.