Thousands evacuated as cyclone set to hit Bangladesh

 A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later Thursday has already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.

Heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Komen nears
Heavy rains in West Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Komen nears

Cyclonic storm 'Komen' will hit the Bangladesh coast Thurday afternoon, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the MET department said.

South Africa`s Dale Steyn joins 400 Test wicket club
South Africa`s Dale Steyn joins 400 Test wicket club

Dale Steyn became the second South African bowler to take 400 Test wickets after he dismissed Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday.

Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN
Rising sea level poses threat to Bengal tigers: IUCN

Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out Sundarbans, a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh, and thus world's beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a leading conservation organisation.

Bangladesh PSC chief calls on DoPT Minister Jitendra Singh

 Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Ekram Ahmed today met Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh here and discussed the working of UPSC which conducts prestigious civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.

Bangladesh SC upholds BNP leader's death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given by a special tribunal to an influential opposition BNP leader and an aide of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Bangladesh upholds opposition politician`s death sentence

Bangladesh`s top court Wednesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a top opposition politician for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war, including the slaughter of around 200 Hindus.

Bangladesh upholds opposition politician's death sentence

Bangladesh`s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a top opposition politician for war crimes during the country`s 1971 independence conflict against Pakistan.

Bangladesh upholds opposition politician’s death sentence

Bangladesh`s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a top opposition politician for war crimes during the country`s 1971 independence conflict against Pakistan.

Proteas experienced enough to prepare despite inclement weather, says Dean Elgar
Proteas experienced enough to prepare despite inclement weather, says Dean Elgar

South African batsman Dean Elgar has insisted that the side is experienced enough to prepare for the second Test against Bangladesh starting in Mirpur on Thursday despite rough weather.

Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004
Tiger population in Bangladesh falls to 106 from 440 in 2004

Bangladesh has only 106 tigers in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, a sharp decline from 440 in 2004 due to unchecked poaching of the endangered animals, following an India-Bangladesh survey, a top forest official said Monday.

Dale Steyn plays barefooted football with Bangladeshi kids
Dale Steyn plays barefooted football with Bangladeshi kids

South African pace bowler Dale Steyn had fun playing barefooted football with local kids here after rain washed out the fourth day's play of the first Test between the Proteas and Bangladesh.

Rain-hit Bangladesh-South Africa Test ends in draw
Rain-hit Bangladesh-South Africa Test ends in draw

Rain delayed the start of the fifth day`s play in the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong on Saturday. 

Heavy rain washes out fourth day's play at Chittagong
Heavy rain washes out fourth day's play at Chittagong

Heavy rain washed out the entire fourth day`s play in the opening test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Chittagong on Friday.

Thai general among 72 indicted over human trafficking

Thailand on Friday said it would indict 72 people including a senior army officer over human trafficking after the grim trade in migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh rocked the Southeast Asian region.

People in Indian enclaves in Bangladesh want compensation package

Most of the estimated 600 people who want to migrant to India under the India-Bangladesh enclave swap agreement are seeking a compensation package for leaving their land and other properties in that country.

Quinton de Kock fined for shoulder barging Tamim Iqbal
Quinton de Kock fined for shoulder barging Tamim Iqbal

South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined for shoulder barging Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal during the ongoing first Test in Chittagong, the International Cricket Council said Thursday.

South Africa 23-0 at tea against Bangladesh in first Test, day 3
South Africa 23-0 at tea against Bangladesh in first Test, day 3

South Africa were 23-0 in their second innings after the visitors bowled out Bangladesh for 326 runs at tea on the third day of the first Test in Chittagong on Thursday.

Twitter reactions to Pakistan's ODI series win against Sri Lanka
Twitter reactions to Pakistan's ODI series win against Sri Lanka

Pakistan got over their bilateral ODI series hangover after Ahmed Shehzad smashed 95 off 90 balls to help his side thrash a below-par Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth one-day match in Colombo on Wednesday to clinch the five-match series.

Oppose India's river-linking project: Bangladesh opposition

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) late Wednesday expressed concerns over India`s fresh move to implement the controversial river linking project and urged the government to take strong action against it.