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Bangladesh: Islamic State with Rich History

The present Bangladesh country came in to existence following a lot of political upheaval and turmoil. Historically, it was considered the wealthiest part of the subcontinent till 16th century, until foreign forces such as Mughals, Europeans, Britishers and others conquered it. Dharampala king was known as the most efficient ruler of the state as he had extended its territorial areas. Moreover, it has been opined by the historians that the Pala Empire can be considered as the golden era of this state. And then it was segregated from India following the partition in 1947 and came to be known as East Pakistan until its Independence from Pakistan in 1971 when it was renamed as Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Facts:
    · National Name: People’s Republic of Bangladesh
    · Capital: Dhaka
    · Total Area: 144,000 sq km
    · Population: 153,546,901 (2008 Est.)
    · Currency: Taka
    · Languages: Bangla (official), English
    · Ethnicity/ Races: Bengali 98%, tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims (1998)
    · Religion: Islam 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)
    · GDP (Per Capita): $2,300 (2005 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: 63 years (men), 65 years (women)
    · Literacy Rate: 43% (2003 est.)

Geoghraphy of Bangladesh:
Bangladesh is located in the low-lying Ganges Delta and is also joined by Ganga and Meghna (Brahmaputra) rivers, thereby, due to their confluence the alluvial soils get deposited forming the most fertile plains in the world. Majorly this country has agricultural tracts and this also forms the subsistence economy of the country.

This country faces tropical monsoon climate mostly throughout the year. High humidity temperatures along with heavy seasonal rainfall characterize this. The hot summer months vary from March to June, while from June to November it receives heavy rainfall. Relatively, January is its coolest month having the temperature range of 16-20 degree Celsius.

Culture and Cuisine of Bangladesh:
Bangladesh has a variety of races and also it reflects the cultural influence of other religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. Though Islam has the most pervading impact in terms of architecture, music, literature and historical monuments. Some of the Islamic rites observed by Bengalis are Eid-e-Miladunnabi, Eid-ul-Azha, Muharram and others. While a small number of Hindus celebrate their own ceremonial Pujas.

Bengalis are known for their ardent love for music and dance. The native people love the classical and modern categories of music along with folk songs. Rabindra and Nazrul Sangeet form an important part of their musical tradition. Among the tribal dances, Monipuri and Santal are the popular forms along with the local traditional songs of Jari and Shari.

A typical Bangladeshi dish consists of staple foods like Rice, Dal (lentil) and fish. Beef is yet anther food forming an integral part of the cuisine. The Bengalis are also known for their spicy taste, as they use numerous spices such as turmeric, chilly, cinnamon, garlic and cardamom in their cuisines.

Tourist Attractions in Bangladesh:
Bangladesh offers a plethora of tourist sites. Pertaining to its long colonial history, this country incorporates some of the finest relics of the Buddhist monastic architecture. At Paharpur, there stands a quadrangle shaped Buddhist vihara, which measures more than 900 ft., besides this Cox’s Bazaar is considered as the center of tourist attractions in Bangladesh. It contains the world’s longest beach of about 120 km falling into the Bay of Bengal along with a backdrop of lush green forests.

Some Other interesting Places are:
    · Kaptai
    · Kuakata
    · Thadlaskein Lake
    · Kiang Nangbah Monument
    · Lale falls
    · Stone bridge at Thlumuwi
    · Lubha Bridge
    · Syndai Caves
    · Borghat Temple
    · Umhang
    · Letein Valley
    · Syntu Ksiar

PM's Address at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre

June 8, 2015 at 2:01 PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that even as his 2-day visit to Bangladesh was ending, he felt the real journey begins now.

India tops list of pre-term births globally by a mile

May 3, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): India is leading other countries in the world with the highest number of deaths due to preterm births by a difference of millions, according to a new report.

India tops list of pre-term births globally by a mile

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): India is leading other countries in the world with the highest number of deaths due to preterm births by a difference of millions, according to a new report.

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Mukherjee to attend ADB meet in Manila

May 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Manila this week to attend the annual board of governors' meet of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Bangladesh foreign currency reserves up

May 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign currency reserves rose to $10.19 billion in April after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) handed over the first instalment of its loan to the country.

Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

Pak all rounder Yasir Arafat excited over signing up for Lancashire

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

London, May 2(ANI): Pakistan all rounder Yasir Arafat has expressed his delight at signing up for Lancashire, and would be available to play in Friends Life T20 competition, which starts in June.

Poll panels of SAARC countries establish forum

May 2, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) SAARC countries Wednesday adopted a charter for mutual cooperation and set up a forum that will enhance capabilities to conduct free and fair elections.

PPL will help in reviving international cricket in Pakistan: Shoaib Malik

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Islamabad, May 2 (ANI): Former captain Shoaib Malik has said if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) succeeds in launching its own Twenty20 Premier League, the benefits will be manifold, including revival of international cricket in the country.

Assam asks Dhaka to help locate ferry victims

May 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam has sought help from Bangladesh to trace bodies of a ferry disaster which might have been washed away downstream, an official said Wednesday.

Search resumes for Assam ferry tragedy victims

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) While the district administration Wednesday resumed the search operation with the help of Border Security Force (BSF) and National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel for the victims of Monday's ferry tragedy, the state government has sought help from the Bangladesh government for recovery of the dead bodies, an official said.

PCB solicits proposals for creating own IPL-type Twenty20 league

May 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has invited proposals from a number of companies to set up a Twenty20 league in the country.

South Asia needs innovative poll strategies: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bitter political competition, use of money power and apathy of citizens in the electoral process call for innovative methods and strategies in the South Asian region, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Monday.

Rising number of political party, a big challenge: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi said that paid news has emerged a major challenge before the election commission and there is a need

Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said here Monday.

Bangladesh -India bilateral ties excellent, says Foreign Minister Moni

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has described bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh as excellent.

Bangladeshi computer wiz kid eyes Guinness records

April 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh who began typing as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download games at the age of four, is hoping to become the world's youngest computer expert and get recognition from the Guinness World Records.

Bangladesh hopeful of inking Teesta water accord with India

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be inked, saying the two countries were continuing discussions on the issue.

Bangladesh hopeful of soon clinching Teesta water accord

April 29, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be inked, saying the two countries were continuing discussions on the issue.

Bombs hurled at Bangladesh Secretariat

April 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Dhaka, April 29 (IANS) Unidentified attackers Sunday hurled two bombs at the Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka, one in front of the home ministry, but no one was injured in the incident, officials said.

Indian boy, grandparents freed from Bangladesh jail

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Dhaka/New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) In a gesture of goodwill, the Bangladesh authorities Sunday released a five-year-old Indian boy, Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail along with his grandparents after they crossed the border to meet their ailing relatives.

PCB awaiting BCB response on cancelled cricket tour

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Lahore, Apr 28(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still awaiting an official response from their Bangladeshi counterparts to try and annul a stay order from the Dhaka High Court, that has prevented the latter team from touring Pakistan for a two-atch itinerary this month.

SAARC poll bodies' meet in Delhi from April 30

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 here.

'Fake barriers, bureaucracy posing hurdles in Indo-Bangla ties'

April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Agartala, April 27 (IANS) Man-made obstacles and bureaucratic hassles are major hurdles in fostering relations between India and Bangladesh leading to distrust, underdevelopment and non-execution of a range of bilateral issues, international experts said here Friday.

Hillary Clinton to visit India, China, Bangladesh

April 26, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India, China and Bangladesh next month to discuss bilateral relations, the State Department said Thursday.

Bodies of Bangladesh journalists exhumed after two and half months for autopsies

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Dhaka, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): After about two and a half months of the murder of Bangladesh's two popular TV journalists, the remains of their bodies were exhumed Thursday morning for fresh autopsies to find clues to the killings, local media reported.

'Out of favour' Razzaq to play county cricket after recovering from shoulder injury

April 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Karachi, Apr 26(ANI): Out-of-favour Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has opted to play county cricket in England after being snubbed since the series against Sri Lanka and for the ongoing fitness tests in Lahore.

Bangladeshi journalists' bodies exhumed after over two months

April 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bodies of two popular TV journalists of Bangladesh who were murdered abut two-and-a-half months ago have been exhumed for fresh autopsies in search of clues to the killings, media reports said Thursday.

International cricket body chief slams BCB for not complying with terms of players' contracts

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Zurich, Apr 26(ANI): The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) chief Tim May has criticized the Bangladesh Premier League administration for their non-compliance with terms and conditions of player contracts.

WHO expands steps to fight non-communicable diseases

April 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Yangon, April 25 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the high occurrence of non-communicable diseases in southeast Asia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said here Wednesday that it would expand technical competence and resources in its action plan for the region.

PCB still hopeful about Bangladesh series

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Lahore, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh.

Indian boy of five languishes in Bangladesh jail

April 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian boy and his grandparents are lodged in a Bangladesh jail for a year since the process for their confirmation as Indian nationals has taken up a lot of time, a media report said Wednesday.

'Pakistan should continue making efforts to revive international cricket at home'

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 25 (ANI): Former PCB CEO Arif Ali Khan Abbasi has said that Pakistan should continue to make efforts to revive international cricket at home after Bangladesh suspended its proposed brief cricket visit to the country.

5 dead as small passenger ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

April 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Dhaka, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): At least five bodies were retrieved after a small ferry with dozens of passengers on board capsized in a river in Bangladesh's Kishoreganj district, some 117 km northeast of the capital Dhaka, on Wednesday morning, police said.

10 mn Indians wish to move to US: Gallup poll

April 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) Around 13 percent of the world's adults -- or over 640 million people -- would like to emigrate with roughly 150 million, including ten million Indians wishing to settle in America.

8,000 sued over Bangladesh clash

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) Over 8,000 people have been sued in cases filed in connection with a clash in Bangladesh's Sylhet district during a countrywide strike Monday, a media report said Tuesday.

Bangladeshi editor gets death threat

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Dhaka, April 24 (IANS) The editor of a Bangladeshi daily has received death threats from unidentified people for publishing reports on a missing leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

PCB seeks information on appeal filed against petition on cancelled Bangladesh's tour

April 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Lahore, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued an official press release in which it said that it has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to keep it updated and share details of any appeal filed against a High Court writ petition.

Cameron to woo ethnic minorities following Tory pollsters warning

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

London, Apr 24(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron will launch a major campaign to target 'aspirational' ethnic minority voters in the suburbs following Conservative Party warnings that he cannot win the next election without them.

US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties

April 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American official said here Tuesday.

South Asia becoming global art hub: Dhaka promoter

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Dhaka Art Summit with 249 artists is being seen as a new beginning of cultural bonds between Bangladesh, India and the rest of the world. And cutting edge and contemporary art are becoming its talking heads, says a leading Bangladeshi art honcho.

Pak-Bangladesh ties hit by latter's postponement of cricket tour, football tournament withdrawal

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): Sporting ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh have been hit after the latter postponed a much-anticipated cricket tour and its football club pulled out of the Asian Confederation Cup.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

Didn't face security problems in Pakistan: Dav Whatmore

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Lahore, Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore, while expressing disappointment over the Bangladesh cricket team's decision to cancel its tour of Pakistan over security issues, said he did not face any problems in terms of security for the two months that he had spent in Lahore.

PCB doubting BCB role in cancellation of Bangladesh cricket tour of country

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of the Bangladesh cricket tour to the country, but has not ruled out the possibility of half-hearted efforts from its counterparts that led to the cancellation of the two-match series.

Pakistan cricketers still awaiting new central contracts

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): The announcement of this year's central contracts for Pakistan cricketers has been further delayed after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formed a new committee to recommend the pay hike and players who would be included in the list.

Bangladesh unlikely to tour Pakistan, says BCB

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bangladesh is unlikely to tour Pakistan even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead after four weeks. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cited "international commitments" as the reason for the refusal, Dawn News reported.

Pakistan players yet to receive Bangladesh Premier League payments

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Pakistan cricketers, who took part in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), are still waiting for their dues to be cleared by the Twenty20 tournament's organizers.

Pakistan cricketers still awaiting new central contracts

April 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): The announcement of this year's central contracts for Pakistan cricketers has been further delayed after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formed a new committee to recommend the pay hike and players who would be included in the list.

Bangladesh unlikely to tour Pakistan, says BCB

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Karachi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bangladesh is unlikely to tour Pakistan even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead after four weeks. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cited "international commitments" as the reason for the refusal, Dawn News reported.

Pakistan players yet to receive Bangladesh Premier League payments

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Pakistan cricketers, who took part in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), are still waiting for their dues to be cleared by the Twenty20 tournament's organizers.

Gogoi for refugee status for people facing persecution

April 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said that he had raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the issue of granting refugee status to those people in the state who had fled their countries due to persecution, apparently referring to Hindus who were forced out from Bangladesh.

Pakistan out of sight, Bangladesh look to South Africa

April 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Karachi/Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Bangladesh have approached South Africa for a series in May after the postponement of a series in Pakistan. Due to its prior commitments, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is unlikely to go ahead with the Pakistan tour even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead.

PCB should take measures to revive international cricket in Pak: Yousuf

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Islamabad, Apr 22 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to seek the help of former players in its bid to revive international cricket in the country.

Ex bowler Nawaz says security 'not only reason for postponement of Bangladesh's tour of Pak'

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Karachi, Apr 22(ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said the Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision to postpone its tour of Pakistan was not based purely based on security reasons and believes some political pressure may have played a role.

BCB chief denies committing to Pak tour in return for PCB support for ICC candidacy

April 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Karachi, Apr 21(ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has denied that he had committed to the country's tour of Pakistan in return for the Pakistan Cricket Board's support of his candidature for vice-presidency in the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Pakistan sore at Bangladesh canceling cricket tour

April 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistani cricket officials and fans were left disappointed after Bangladesh decided to cancel its team's planned tour later this month due to security concerns.

PCB sends security plan for Bangladesh's cricket tour to ICC

April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a 70-page security plan of the country's proposed limited-overs games against Bangladesh to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

PCB disappointed over postponement of Bangladesh cricket tour

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Dhaka, Apr 20(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed disappointment over Bangladesh decision to postpone its tour.

Bangladesh's cricket tour to Pakistan postponed over security fears

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Dhaka, Apr 20(ANI): The Bangladesh team's proposed tour of Pakistan has been postponed with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officially announcing that it couldn't tour that country at this moment.

Modi opposes meat exports

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Anand, Apr 20 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his opposition to the meat exports.

Dhaka High Court postpones Bangladesh's cricket tour to Pakistan

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suffered a huge set-back Thursday when, citing security concerns, the Dhaka High Court ordered the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to postpone by four weeks the national team's tour to Pakistan slated to start next week.

Pakistan is safe place for cricket: PCB chairman

April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Stating that Pakistan was a safe place for cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the success of the upcoming Bangladesh series in Lahore was a "national cause". Bangladesh would be first international team to tour the country since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team by gunmen in 2009.

BCB chief denies 'personal interest' being behind backing of Bangladesh tour of Pak

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Dhaka, Apr 19(ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has vehemently denied that his decision to go ahead with the Pakistan tour was due to a 'personal interest' and stressed that the step has been taken to maintain sound ties in the region, while keeping sporting culture alive in the country.

BCB committee wants Bangladesh tour of Pakistan to be cancelled

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Dhaka, Apr 19(ANI): Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) cricket operations committee has reportedly called for the scrapping of the country's tour to Pakistan, saying it is not the right time to visit the country.

Bangladesh unlikely to practice in Lahore ahead of two-match itinerary

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Karachi, Apr 19(ANI): The visiting Bangladesh team is unlikely to hold any practice sessions at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore due to security reasons.

PCB says 'ice-breaking' Bangladesh trip will help revive cricket Indo-Pak cricket ties

April 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Lahore, Apr 19(ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Chaudhary Zaka Ashraf has said Bangladesh's short tour will go a long way in reviving cricket ties with India.

PCB yet to submit security plan to ICC for Bangladesh cricket tour

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Islamabad, Apr 19(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to submit its security plan to the International Cricket Council for next week's brief visit by Bangladesh for playing two matches in Lahore.

Leading Bangladeshi players and officials disinclined to tour Pakistan

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Some leading Bangladeshi cricketers and team officials are reluctant to play in Pakistan, according to reports coming out of Dhaka.

Pakistani cricketers ecstatic following confirmation of Bangladesh tour

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistani players have expressed their joyousness after Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed it's short two-match tour to the troubled nation.

Law to be head coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Melbourne, April 17 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Stuart Law, who stepped down as the Bangladesh coach, will now take over as the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence (COE) High Performance Coach.

Northeast states want tighter border vigil

April 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Highlighting crimes such as smuggling of weapons, narcotics and fake Indian currency notes (FICN), the northeast states have pressed the central government to tighten vigil along international borders.

Pak cricketers waiting for new central contracts, past four months' pay

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Karachi, Apr 17(ANI): Pakistan cricketers are yet to get their new central contracts and the past four months' pay.

Bangladesh Railways Minister resigns over corruption scandal

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Dhaka, Apr 17 (ANI): Bangladesh Railways Minister Suranjit Sengupta has resigned in the wake of allegations that he took cash bribes from applicants seeking jobs on the state-run railway.

Lahore's Gadaffi Stadium undergoes renovation before Bangladesh tour

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Islamabad, April 16 (ANI): The Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore is undergoing renovation work just before the two-match tour by Bangladesh.

'Dumped' Kamran Akmal may make comeback in Bangladesh series: Sources

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Islamabad, Apr 17(ANI): Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal may make a comeback to the ODI and Twenty20 squad this month in the home series against Bangladesh.

Misbah hoping for Indo-Pak cricket series after hosting Bangladesh

April 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Lahore, Apr 17(ANI): Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed hope that his team would get to play against India in a bilateral series soon.

ICC board expands 2014 World T20 teams

April 17, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Dubai, Apr 17(ANI): The International Cricket Council executive board will expand the number of teams from 12 to 16 in the 2014 World Twenty20 tournament to be held Bangladesh.

British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh

April 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM

London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's struggle for independence in the 1970s.

Law to step down as Bangladesh coach in June

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Stuart Law announced Monday that he would quit as the Bangladesh head coach after his contract expires in June.

ICC increases participating teams for World Twenty20

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Dubai, April 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to expand the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh from 12 teams to 16 to boost the associate members.

Bangladeshi Jumbo triggers panic in Agartala

April 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Agartala, April 16 (IANS) An elephant, that entered the northeastern state of Tripura from neighbouring Bangladesh, has triggered panic among people in Agartala, a senior forest official said here Monday.

Maoist movement growing in Assam: Gogoi

April 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Concerned about the growing Maoist movement in Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said Monday that the central government should include the state in the framework of development and security schemes that constitute the strategy against left-wing extremism.

Bangladesh cricket coach Law to resign in June for family reasons

April 16, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Dhaka, Apr 16(ANI): Stuart Law will step down as the Bangladesh cricket team coach in June for family reasons.

Khar welcomes Bangladesh cricket team's decision to play two matches in Pak

April 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Lahore, Apr 16(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar has welcomed Bangladesh's decision to tour the country for a two -match itinerary

Pak set to host international cricket after three year hiatus

April 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Karachi, Apr 16(ANI): Pakistan is set to host international cricket after a three year hiatus with Bangladesh agreeing to play two matches in the country this month.

Bangladesh will tour Pakistan: ICC

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Dubai, April 15 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Sunday that Bangladesh has agreed to tour Pakistan for a One-day International and one Twenty20 international at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

'Forgetting 2008 terror attack on Sri Lankan cricket team to take many years'

April 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Karachi, Apr 15(ANI): It will take many more years to completely forget the 2008 terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore that had raised questions on the future of international cricket in Pakistan, an article in a Pakistan daily has said.

Misbah lauds new cricket coach Whatmore for dealing with Pak team 'professionally'

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Lahore, Apr 13(ANI): Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq has said he was impressed with new coach Dav Whatmore's professionalism as he seeks to guide the talented side.

We could have fielded better: Dravid

April 14, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid Friday rued his pacers' lack of experience and blamed poor fielding for their loss against Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in the Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens.

Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets

April 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here Friday.

Ex Pak all-rounder Azhar Mahmood waiting for Indian visa to play in IPL

April 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Karachi, Apr 13(ANI): Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is still awaiting an Indian visa to play for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Pak, Bangladesh cricket boards to discuss upcoming tour on sidelines of ICC meeting

April 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Karachi, Apr 13(ANI): Both the Pakistan and Bangladesh Cricket Board chiefs will hold talks on the proposed Bangladesh tour to Pakistan on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting.

PCB using senior cricketers to convince foreign players to feature in Pak Premier League

April 13, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Karachi,Apr 13(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is seeing a ray of hope in its bid to launch the Pakistan Premier League (PPL), with several national and international cricketers having evinced interest in featuring in the tournament.

NASA to study climate change in Bangladesh

April 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) American space research institute NASA will conduct a study on the weather and climate change in Bangladesh.

Pak students face tough Brit visa tests as 40 percent applicants could be bogus

April 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

London, Apr 13 (ANI): Britain will have tough visa tests for Pakistani students wanting to come to the country after a pilot scheme found that as many as four in ten applicants may be bogus.

IMF to give $1 bn loan to Bangladesh

April 12, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a loan of around $1 billion for Bangladesh to restore economic stability, an IMF official said Thursday.

Indonesia quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive 8.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Indonesia triggering fears of a "devastating" tsunami.

Shoaib Malik says he is motivated to return to Pak team

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Lahore, Apr 11 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has said he could be in contention for national selection after leading his sides to domestic one-day and Twenty20 titles.

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