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Xi leaves for Cambodia, Bangladesh, India visits

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping todayleft for state visits to Cambodia, Bangladesh and India during which he would take part in the BRICS Summit in Goa. After two-day visit to Cambodia, he would travel to Bangladesh, the first visit by a Chinese President for 30 years. From Bangladesh, Xi will travel to Goa to attend the

Bangladesh’s Mashrafe ‘worried’ about ankle injury

Dhaka: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who suffered a bad fall while bowling against Afghanistan in the third and final One-Day International (ODI), hopes his injury is not serious. But he is “a bit worried” about whether he can be fit in time for the England series, beginning on October 7. The pacer dismissed Afghan

Bangladesh, Bhutan pulls out of SAARC summit

New DelhiA:Apart from India, Bangladesh andBhutan have also pulled out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, saying the environment is not right for the successful holding of the meet. The decision was conveyed by Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday to the SAARC Chair Nepal, sources said. “The growing interference in the internal affairs of

ICC clears bowling action of Bangladesh’s Taskin, Sunny

Dhaka: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has cleared Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed and spinner Arafat Sunny to bowl in international matches after finding their remodelled bowling actions to be legal. The bowling actions of Sunny and Taskin have been found to be legal, and both bowlers can now resume bowling in international cricket, effective immediately,

Bangladesh to work with Myanmar on Rohingya issues: Hasina

New York: Bangladesh, which has over 500,000 Muslim Rohingyas residing in its refugee camps, has said it is looking forward to working with Myanmar to find a permanent solution to the issue. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this in her address at the UN General Assembly ‘Leaders’ Summit on Refugees’. In her address at

SpiceJet to increase flights, connect Kolkata to Bangladesh cities

Kolkata: Low-cost airline SpiceJet is increasing its flights from the city to many domestic destinations from October and also connect Kolkata to international destinations like Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh from December, a company official said on Monday. The airline, which achieved an average load-factor of 92 per cent in the last 14 months, is

12 killed in Bangladesh water boiler explosion

Dhaka: At least 12 people were killed on Saturday when a water boiler blew up in a factory in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka, police said. The explosion led to a fire in the Tampaco Foils factory in Gazipur area around 6 a.m., bdnews24 reported citing Senior Fire Station officer Mohd Rafiquzzaman as saying. He said

Strauss issues Bangladesh deadline to England players

Manchester:  England chief Andrew Strauss has said that players have three days left to decide if they are willing to tour Bangladesh amid ongoing security concerns surrounding the country. And the former England captain yesterday made it clear that anyone who opted out ran the risk of losing their international position if a stand-in did

India to carry petroleum products via Bangladesh

Agartala: The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will transport petroleum products from the northeastern state of Assam to Tripura through Bangladesh from September 7, an official said here on Sunday. The official said the arrangement was due to the difficulties faced in carrying petrol and diesel through the Indian roads of the region. The IOCL

Morgan on brink of Bangladesh decision

Leeds: England one-day captain Eoin Morgan expects to confirm whether he will tour Bangladesh soon after next week’s finish of the home series against Pakistan. The future of the tour was in the balance after an attack on a Dhaka cafe in July saw 20 — mostly foreign — hostages killed, with the Islamic State

Bangladesh appoint West Indies ex-pacer Walsh as bowling coach

Dhaka: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday appointed former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh as the national team’s pace bowling coach. Walsh, who boasts of a tally of 519 Test wickets, has signed a three-year contract to stay with Bangladesh until the 2019 World Cup, the board confirmed, reports bdnews24.com. The West Indies

Hales weighs up Bangladesh options

Nottingham (UK): Alex Hales has accepted he could be risking his England place if he pulls out of the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh. The future of the tour was called into question after an attack on a Dhaka cafe last month saw 20 — mostly foreign — hostages killed, with the Islamic State group claiming

England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour

London: England are to go ahead with their tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed.. “We can confirm that @englandcricket’s tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned,” said a statement yesterday on the ECB’s official Twitter feed. The future of the tour was thrown into doubt when an attack in Dhaka, the

Fertilizer factory tank leaks, 35 ill in Bangladesh

Dhaka: At least 35 people fell ill after inhaling gas leaking from a tank of a fertilizer factory in Chittagong in Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday. The leakage from a reserve container started at around 10.30 p.m. on Monday in Anwara, an official said. One of the three containers stored 500 tonnes of ammonium phosphate.

B’desh proposes life term for defaming 1971 War, ‘Bangabandhu’

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Cabinet today approved adraft law with a provision of life imprisonment and Tk 1 crore compensation for defaming the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan and the country’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “The proposed law suggests that if anybody conducts propaganda against the War of Liberation and its spirit, Father of the Nation ‘Bangabandhu’

Anderson awaits security advice on Bangladesh tour

London: James Anderson says he will accept the advice of England’s security experts when it comes to deciding whether he should tour Bangladesh. England are due to fly to Bangladesh on September 30 for three one-day internationals and two Test matches. But there have been concerns about the fixtures since an attack by jihadists on

Bangladesh lifts Ashraful ban from domestic cricket

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s cricket authorities today partially lifted the ban on former captain Mohammad Ashraful, allowing him to play in selected domestic competitions, officials said. Ashraful was initially banned for eight years in 2014 after he tearfully confessed on national television to helping fix matches in the scandal-hit Bangladesh Premier League. The Twenty20 tournament was eventually

Bangladesh detains 44 Nepal citizens, having no valid visa

Dhaka: Bangladeshi police today detained 44Nepal citizens for allegedly overstaying in the country without valid visas. “All of them were living in different houses of an apartment building at Mirpur area. They were kept inside the same building under police vigil,” Mainul Kabir, inspector of Pallabi police station said. “We informed the Nepalese embassy (in

RS condemns violence, terror attacks across globe

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha today condemned “senseless and barbaric” acts of violence in various parts of the world, including France and Bangladesh, and called upon the global community to unitedly combat terrorism. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari referred to terror attacks in various parts of globe in June and July, which claimed several lives and

Bangladesh bans Zakir Naik’s ‘Peace’ mobile phones

Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities have banned controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace mobile phone, days after banning his Peace TV from airwaves and online, said a media report. “These phones cannot be allowed anymore because there’s a clear instruction from the government to stop all kinds of publicity of Zakir Naik,” bdnews24.com quoted Bangladesh telecoms