Bengal observes International Mother Language Day
Kolkata, Feb 21 : Processions, lighting of torches, cultural programmes marked Language Martyrs' Day (now celebrated as International Mother Language Day), as West Bengal paid homage to those who laid down their lives for the cause of the Bengali language in Dhaka (of then East Pakistan) in 1952.
Khaleda Zia case: No trust existed when grant came in 1991 Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 20 : A Dhaka court has in its verdict in a corruption case against former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia underscored the non-existence of the 'Zia Orphanage Trust' when a grant of USD 1.255 million was received.
B'desh HC directs to end trial of 139 undertrial prisoners Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 19 : The High Court of Bangladesh on Monday directed concerned trial courts to finish the case proceedings by August 31, against 139 undertrial prisoners, lodged in 68 jails across the country for more than seven years.
Mirpur pitch rated 'below average' by ICC
Dhaka, Feb 15 : For the second time in as many Tests, Bangladesh's pitches have come under the scanner after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave a "below average" rating to the Shere Bangla National Stadium's pitch which hosted the second Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test last week.
EU lawmakers for more efforts to help Rohingyas
Dhaka, Feb 12 : Members of the European Parliament on Monday called for increased efforts to face the challenge posed by the Rohingya crisis after learning about the conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
BNP leaders, activists demand Khaleda's release
Dhaka, Feb 12 : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday held a demonstration to demand the release of party chief and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia following her conviction on corruption charges.
Five uncapped players in B'desh T20 squad against Lanka Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 10 : All-rounder Mahedi Hasan and U-19 vice-captain Afif Hossain are among the five uncapped players, named in the 15-man Bangladesh squad for the first T20I against Sri Lanka, beginning February 15 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Johnson in Bangladesh to meet Rohingyas
Dhaka, Feb 9 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived here on his maiden Bangladesh visit to take note of the plight of Rohingya refugees ahead of his visit to Myanmar.
Khaleda Zia's exiled son named BNP chief
Dhaka, Feb 9 : The Vice President of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has taken over as the party's chairman after his mother and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was was sentenced to five years in prison, an official said.
Sri Lanka on top after Day 1 of second Test
Dhaka, Feb 8 : Bangladesh struggled at 56/4 at stumps on the opening day of the second Test even after Abdur Razzak made a fruitful comeback to the Test arena after four years, returning a career-best 4/63 to bowl out Sri Lanka for 222 here on Thursday.
Khaleda Zia gets 5 years in jail for corruption
Dhaka, Feb 8 : A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and the country's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in prison on corruption charges that she and her supporters described as a "politically motivated" attempt to keep her out of general elections.
Khaleda Zia jailed for 5 years in corruption case Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 8 : A special Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia to five years in jail, after she was found guilty in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
PCB gives clean chit to Butt to play in Bangladesh Karachi [Pakistan], Feb 6 : Former skipper Salman Butt has received a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play in the latest edition of the Dhaka Premier League, a popular Bangladesh's domestic List-A tournament.
`Injured` Mathews ruled out of B'desh T20Is Colombo [Sri Lanka], Feb 6 : Limited-overs skipper Angelo Mathews' injury troubles continue to hurt Sri Lanka as he has been ruled out of the two-match T20I series against Bangladesh, beginning February 15 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
Hossain appointed as Bangladesh CJ Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 4 : Syed Mahmud Hossain has been appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh barely three months after Surendra Kumar Sinha resigned from the post.
B'desh to build power plant in India Dhaka [Bangladesh] Feb 3 : Through the Bangladesh-India Friendship Company (BIFCL), Bangladesh is planning to build a solar or coal-based power electricity general plant in the Indian soil.
Boris Johnson to visit Dhaka Dhaka [Bangladesh], Feb 1 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will be in Dhaka on a two-day official visit commencing from February 9.
Two BNP leaders arrested in Dhaka Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan 31 : Two Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders were arrested on Wednesday for plotting an attack on policemen and snatching two party activists from a prison van in Dhaka.
Bangladesh to appoint new chief justice tomorrow Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan 31 : Bangladesh is likely to appoint its new chief justice on Thursday as the post has remained vacant since former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha stepped down on November 10 last year.
Indonesia, Bangladesh committed to enhancing ties Dhaka [Bangladesh], Jan 29 : Indonesian President Joko Widodo wrapped up his two-day visit to Bangladesh on Monday and called for stronger ties with the latter. He also extended his support to the Rohingya refugees for their safe return to Myanmar.