Bangladesh

Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies

Mushfiqur steers Bangladesh to easy win against Windies

DHAKA (AFP) – Mushfiqur Rahim top scored with an unbeaten 55 as Bangladesh defeated West Indies by five wickets in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday.Set a modest target after three wickets each from Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman helped Bangladesh restrict West Indies to 195-9, the hosts sailed to 196-5 in 35.1 […]

Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

Bangladesh eye rare Test series win

DHAKA (AFP) – Bangladesh will be looking for a rare Test series win when they take on the West Indies in the second and final Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday.The home side lead the two-match series 1-0 thanks to their 64-run win the first Test in Chittagong when their spinners […]

Mushfiqur’s record innings puts Bangladesh on top

Mushfiqur’s record innings puts Bangladesh on top

DHAKA (AFP) – Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka on Monday.Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 219 to help Bangladesh declare their first innings at 522-7 an hour into the final session, before the […]

Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka. Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to a standstill after two teenagers were killed by a speeding […]

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard “unimaginable” accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar.United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived for his visit accompanied by the head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. ─ AFP Guterres […]

Bangladesh beat India by 3 Wickets

Bangladesh beat India by 3 Wickets

Women’s Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh beat India by 3 Wickets to Clinch Title Sri lanka: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The Bangladeshi Skipper Salma Khatun and her troops created history as Bangladesh edged India by three wickets to win the seventh edition of the Women’s Asia Cup at the Kinrara Oval in Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday. Skipper […]

Bangladesh recall Mosaddek for T20 series against Afghanistan

Bangladesh recall Mosaddek for T20 series against Afghanistan

Bangladesh on Sunday recalled batsman Mosaddek Hossain in their 15-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 matches against Afghanistan in India next month. Mosaddek, who has not played T20 international cricket for more than a year, replaces batsman Imrul Kayes for Bangladesh s first-ever bilateral series against Afghanistan in the shortest format. “Mosaddek is a very talented […]

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 hours, 29 people have died from […]

In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel

In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel

  DHAKA:  Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists and experts warn the move could hurt food security in a country that is already a grain importer. Energy ministry officials said in a gazette notification early this year that the country […]