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India in touch with Bangladesh over attacks on Hindus
New Delhi, Jan 13 : India said Monday that it was in touch with Bangladesh over reports of attacks on Hindus during and after the general election there.
Bangladesh remittances nearly $7 bn in fiscal first half
Dhaka, Jan 13 : Bangladesh's overall remittance reached nearly $7 billion during the first half of the current fiscal (July 2013-June 2014), a central bank official said Monday.
Bangladesh: Elections Part-II-The Outcome
By Salim Haq, Dhaka, Jan.13 : The election outcome was a foregone conclusion once the main opposition party the Khaleda Zia-led BNP boycotted the elections.
Pak media urges PCB to let team play in Asia Cup, World T20 in ...
Karachi, Jan 13 : Pakistani media has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to confirm their plans to play the team in Bangladesh in the upcoming Asia Cup and the World T20 events, despite the political unrest and the strained relations between the two nations.
AKLF: Panelists root for two Bengal unity
By Anuradha Dutta, Kolkata, Jan 13 : Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2014 gave the much needed platform to revisit the concept of 'Sonar Bangla' which is so close to the hearts of all men and women who have some kind of connection and cultural bonding with the soil of Bengal that spreads ...
CA to send representative to ICC meeting over World T20 security ...
Sydney, Jan 13 : Australia will reportedly send a representative to an ICC security meeting in crisis-torn Bangladesh next week following concerns about the nation's ability to guarantee player safety in this year's World Twenty20 tournament.
India, Bangladesh jointly patrol border
Agartala, Jan 13 : India and Bangladesh are jointly patrolling their common border specially in the unfenced, sensitive and vulnerable areas, an official said here Monday.
Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister
Dhaka, Jan. 12 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sworn in as the country's head for a third time.
Manmohan congratulates Hasina on becoming PM again
New Delhi, Jan 12 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called up Sheikh Hasina to congratulate her on being sworn in as the Bangladesh prime minister for the third time.
Bangladesh: Elections Part I- The Setting
By Salim Haq, Dhaka, Jan.12 : Bangladesh voted to elect its 10th Parliament on January 5, 2014 in what has been termed as its bloodiest election. The run up was marred by a series of hartals or shutdowns and violence launched by the Khaleda Zia-led Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies, ...
Indo-Bangladesh ties likely to gain strength with Awami League back ...
Agartala, Jan.12 : India and Bangladesh regularly organize cultural exchange programmes and engage in the trade of various commodities through land and water routes.
Manmohan calls Hasina to congratulate her
New Delhi, Jan 12 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called up Sheikh Hasina to congratulate her on being sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister for the third time.
Sheikh Hasina becomes Bangladesh PM third time
Dhaka, Jan 12 : Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina was Sunday sworn in as prime minister of Bangladesh for the third time along with a 48-member cabinet.
Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister
Dhaka, Jan 12 : Sheikh Hasina was Sunday sworn-in the prime minister of Bangladesh for the third time along with her 48 cabinet members, who include 29 ministers, 17 state ministers and two deputy ministers.
Manmohan Singh congratulates Sheikh Hasina
New Delhi, Jan 12 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday congratulated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her assuming the office of PM again.
Hindu farmer murdered in Bangladesh, houses burnt
Dhaka, Jan 12 : A Hindu farmer was stabbed to death while his wife and relative were injured Sunday by a masked assailant in Natore district of Bangladesh.
Sheikh Hasina, cabinet to be sworn-in Sunday
Dhaka, Jan 12 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new cabinet were set to be sworn-in Sunday for the second consecutive term, after the ruling Awami League-led coalition won the Jan 5 parliamentary polls, which the opposition boycotted.
'Political scenario hits India-Bangladesh cultural ties'
Kolkata, Jan 11 : Bangladeshi author Urmi Rahaman Saturday said political upheavals in her country are affecting the exchange of art, culture and literature between it and India.
Raushan Ershad becomes opposition leader in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 11 : Raushan Ershad, a senior member of the Jatiya Party and wife of former Bangladesh president H.M. Ershad, was Saturday declared the leader of the opposition in the country's 10th parliament.
PCB likely to give 'green signal' for Pak to participate in Asia Cup, ...
Karachi, Jan 11 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly softened its stance on the team's participation at the forthcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh and has seemingly given the green signal for the team to attend both the Asia Cup and the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh.
Russia supports Bangladesh elections, regrets boycott
Dhaka, Jan 11 : Russia has backed the Jan 5 general elections in Bangladesh and said it was ready to continue constructive partnership with the next government, a media report said Saturday.
Shun violence or face tough action, Hasina tells Zia
Dhaka, Jan 10 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday warned a belligerent opposition that her government would be forced to be tough to contain ongoing violence and restore normalcy in the country.
Bangladesh parties join hands to protect Hindus
Dhaka, Jan 10 : Leaders of the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have come together to protect the minority Hindu community in Gaibandha district.
Army deployed in eight Bangladesh constituencies
Dhaka, Jan 10 : The Election Commission of Bangladesh Friday decided to deploy army until Jan 17 in eight constituencies where polling was postponed, officials said.
No guarantee of Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh: Boon
Melbourne, Jan 10 : ICC match referee and former Australian Test great David Boon has said that there is no guarantee of the Twenty20 World Cup taking place in Bangladesh as planned.
Sarfraz Nawaz urges PCB to send Pak to Bangladesh for Asia Cup
Karachi, Jan 10 : Former Pakistani Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has said that felt that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should send the national team to Bangladesh to feature in the upcoming Asia Cup in a bid to keep cricket away from politics.
Afridi to keep fit with net practice for 'top priorities' Asia Cup, ...
Karachi, Jan 10 : Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that he is spending time in the nets to keep himself fit for the upcoming international assignments, including the Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 events, scheduled to be hosted in Bangladesh.
Rival parties join hands to protect Hindus in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 10 : Leaders of the ruling Awami League party and opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in the country's Gaibandha district have come together to protect the minority Hindu community in that area.
US Senate for political dialogue in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 10 : The US Senate has adopted a resolution on Bangladesh stressing the "critical need" for a political dialogue.
BJP youth wing protests Bangladesh attacks on minorities
Agartala, Jan 10 : Members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Friday organised a demonstration in the Tripura capital to protest the attacks on religious minorities in Bangladesh.