DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday celebrated the opening of the country’s longest bridge, which took eight years to build amid setbacks involving political conflict and corruption allegations.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital and in parts of India on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut ties with India and boycott its products unless it punishes two governing party officials for comments deemed derogatory to Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh killed at least 49 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others, officials and local media reported Sunday, as efforts to extinguish the blaze continued into a second night.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal hit centuries as Sri Lanka raised hope of winning the second test after reducing Bangladesh to 34-4 on day four Thursday.
The host still needs 107 runs with six wickets remaining on the last day to force Sri Lanka to bat a second time.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency urged the international community on Wednesday not to forget more than 1 million Rohingya refugees who are living in sprawling camps in Bangladesh after fleeing from neighboring Myanmar.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 175 helped Bangladesh move into a strong position in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday despite a fightback led by visiting captain Dimuth Karunaratne late on Day 2.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka batter Kusal Mendis was taken to a hospital with chest pains during the opening day of the second test against Bangladesh on Monday, although tests ruled out any major medical issues.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pre-monsoon deluges have flooded parts of India and Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people in recent weeks and sending 90,000 people into shelters, authorities said Monday.
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka recovered from early trouble to hold out Bangladesh and draw the series-opening test on the fifth day Thursday.
Sri Lanka was 161-6 in its second innings about halfway through the middle session, leading by 93 runs, and saved by Dinesh Chandimal, 39 not out, and Niroshan Dickwella, 61 not out.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of members of an Islamist group rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to protest recent violence in Sweden involving an anti-Muslim far-right group and fresh clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After a two-year break, thousands of people in Bangladesh and Nepal on Thursday celebrated their respective new years with colorful processions and musical soirees as the coronavirus pandemic eased and life swung back to normal.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh welcomed Monday's announcement by the United States that it considers the violent repression of their largely Muslim ethnic group in Myanmar a genocide.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday recovered six bodies after a cargo vessel hit a ferry carrying dozens of people along a river outside Bangladesh's capital, officials and survivors said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed claimed a career-best 4-10 as Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 61 runs in their first Twenty20 on Thursday.
Pacer Shoriful Islam grabbed 3-29 and left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan 2-18 to complement the effort of Nasum, who reduced Afghanistan to 20-4 in the fifth over.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rufsa Hasina Afroze, a teacher and academic supervisor at a leading private school in Bangladesh's capital was relieved to see students return to its campus in September after it was closed for 543 days because of the pandemic.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities buried 23 unclaimed bodies on Saturday after a day-long search failed to recover more victims or survivors of a massive fire on a crowded river ferry that left 40 people dead.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire swept through a crowded river ferry in Bangladesh early Friday, leaving at least 39 people dead and 70 injured, officials said. Many passengers leapt from the vessel into cold waters to escape the blaze.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special rapporteur of the United Nations said Sunday that the international community should build a better partnership with Bangladesh and cut off Myanmar military in dealing with the Rohingya refugee crisis by putting pressure on Myanmar from where they have fled.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Thursday marked 50 years of victory over Pakistan in a bloody war for independence by hosting a military parade with the Indian president as a guest of honor.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Offspinner Sajid Khan claimed a career-best 6-35 as Pakistan reduced Bangladesh to 76-7 and produced a glimmer of hope of forcing a result in the second and final test on Tuesday.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said.
The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh have called up uncapped duo Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Rejaur Rahman Raja for the first cricket test against Pakistan in Chittagong that starts on Friday.
Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is also included in the squad but needs to have his fitness assessed.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pakistan completed a clean sweep over Bangladesh in their Twenty20 series, winning the third and final game by five wickets after a thrilling last over on Monday.
Bangladesh totalled a mediocre 124-7 on a two-paced wicket that had variable bounce, but a slow approach meant Pakistan needed eight runs off the final six balls.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pakistan recovered from a precarious 24-4 to beat Bangladesh by four wickets on Friday in the first of their three Twenty20s.
The match was in the balance with three overs to go, then Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz hit two sixes each and Pakistan reached 132-6 in 19.2 overs, knocking off Bangladesh’s 127-7.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh called up four newcomers in its 16-man squad to play Pakistan in three Twenty20s this month.
The sweeping changes were in response to the disappointing performances at the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman where Bangladesh failed to register a victory in the Super 12s.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has recalled opening batter Imam-ul-Haq after two years for the two-test series against Bangladesh.
Imam, who played his last test against Australia at Adelaide in 2019, has impressed the selectors during the ongoing domestic first class tournament, scoring 488 runs in four matches, including a double century.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least seven people were killed in Bangladesh election violence as voters selected village council representatives Thursday in elections expected to further consolidate the governing party's power amid concerns about the state of the country's democracy.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital on Tuesday sentenced a former chief justice to 11 years in jail for money laundering and breach of trust.
The Special Judge’s Court in Dhaka tried in abstentia Surendra Kumar Sinha, who currently lives in the United States.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country's Muslim majority.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will play three Twenty20s and two test matches against Bangladesh soon after the T20 World Cup in November.
Pakistan’s first tour to Bangladesh in five years will begin with T20s in Dhaka on Nov.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Skipper Tom Latham hit a 37-ball unbeaten 50 as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 27 runs in their fifth and final Twenty20 on Friday.
However, Bangladesh ended up taking the series 3-2.
DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — At least 22 people died when a Bangladeshi passenger boat sank with more than 100 aboard, and the driver of a cargo vessel suspected of colliding with the boat was arrested, officials said Saturday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is suffering through its deadliest surge of the pandemic, but you wouldn't know it looking at its factories, markets and malls.
The South Asian nation home to 165 million people has done away with most virus restrictions, allowing businesses to reopen to enthusiastic crowds following weeks of strict measures put in place following the arrival of the highly contagious delta variant.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Legspinner Mitchell Swepson claimed a career-best 3-12 as Australia ended its losing run in Bangladesh with a hard-fought three-wicket victory in the fourth Twenty20 on Saturday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh overcame a Nathan Ellis hat trick to take the Twenty20 series against Australia after winning the third game by 10 runs on Friday.
Bangladesh clinched the series 3-0 with two games to spare.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Lightning killed at least 16 people who were traveling to a wedding party in western Bangladesh and injured several others, including the groom, an official said..
Local government official Sakib Al-Rabby said the bride was not with the group when the incident occurred Wednesday in Shibganj in Chapainawabganj district.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed claimed a career-best 4-19 as Bangladesh successfully defended a moderate 131-7 and beat Australia by 23 runs in the first of their five Twenty20s on Tuesday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is keen to make its first bilateral Twenty20 series against Australia a memorable one.
The series of five matches in seven days begins on Tuesday in Dhaka, and Bangladesh is high on confidence after sweeping Zimbabwe in their test, one-day international and T20 series last month.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade will captain Australia for the five-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh which begins Tuesday in Dhaka.
Regular captain Aaron Finch left the Australian bio-secure bubble for their tours of the Caribbean and Bangladesh, flying home from Barbados to have a minor surgical procedure on his injured right knee.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Australia will visit Bangladesh for the first time in four years to play five Twenty20s in the span of a week as part of preparations for the T20 World Cup.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Waiting among hundreds of fellow travelers to catch a ferry out of Bangladesh's capital, unemployed construction worker Mohammed Nijam knew he was risking catching the coronavirus, but he felt it was even riskier to stay in Dhaka with another lockdown looming.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested eight people Saturday on murder charges in connection with a factory fire that killed at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, a senior police official said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said Friday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — In a state-run hospital near Bangladesh's border with India, Shahinul Islam prays his father does not become one of the facility's more than 300 patients who've died this month from the coronavirus.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least seven people died and dozens were injured in an explosion Sunday in Bangladesh's capital.
But authorities could not determine the nature of the explosion that damaged vehicles and surrounding buildings, the police and fire department said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka avoided being swept by Bangladesh in their one-day international series when it won the third match by 97 runs with a Kusal Perera century and Dushmantha Chameera's maiden five-for on Friday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi journalist who is known for her strong reporting on official corruption was released from jail Sunday, hours after a court in the nation's capital awarded conditional bail amid protests at home and abroad calling for her release.