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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Captain Mominul tells team to 'close ears' ahead of Tests
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Captain Mominul tells team to 'close ears' ahead of Tests

The series follows a dismal run in Twenty20 internationals, with Bangladesh losing eight consecutive matches. Five losses at the World Cup were followed by a three-nil whitewash at home by semi-finalists Pakistan

Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Shaheen Afridi apologises to Afif Hussain for directing throw at him
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Shaheen Afridi apologises to Afif Hussain for directing throw at him

Shaheen has also been fined 15 percent of match fees for his actions on Saturday.

Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Visitors survive top-order collapse to win first T20I by four wickets
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Visitors survive top-order collapse to win first T20I by four wickets

The visitors restricted Bangladesh to a measly 127-7 as the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium

Pakistan look to keep World Cup momentum in T20Is as Bangladesh aim to start afresh
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Pakistan look to keep World Cup momentum in T20Is as Bangladesh aim to start afresh

Babar's side stormed through the Super-12 phase of the Dubai tournament with five straight victories before a shock five-wicket loss to eventual winners Australia in the semi-final.

Bangladesh’s former chief justice SK Sinha sentenced to 11 years in graft case
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Bangladesh’s former chief justice SK Sinha sentenced to 11 years in graft case

Sinha, 69, was sentenced in a case involving the laundering of Tk4 crore taken in credit from the Farmers Bank, now known as the Padma Bank, the report said

Arsonists torch 20 homes of Hindus, vandalise 66 houses in Bangladesh amid Durga Puja violence protests
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Arsonists torch 20 homes of Hindus, vandalise 66 houses in Bangladesh amid Durga Puja violence protests

The arson attack by the mob of over a hundred people happened late on Sunday on a village in Rangpur district's Pirganj upazila

As temple vandalism continues Bangladesh minorities call for countrywide hunger strike; cops book over 4,000 people
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As temple vandalism continues Bangladesh minorities call for countrywide hunger strike; cops book over 4,000 people

In Chittagong, the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council has announced a sit-in and hunger strike from 23 October in protest against the attacks during the Durga Puja celebrations

Bangladesh: Hindus, Muslims hold separate protest rallies; six dead in communal clashes so far
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Bangladesh: Hindus, Muslims hold separate protest rallies; six dead in communal clashes so far

Communal clashes have ensued in the country after temples in Bangladesh were vandalised by some unidentified miscreants during Durga Puja celebrations on Thursday

Bangladesh: Protests erupt in Dhaka amid Muslim-Hindu tensions; security forces use tear gas and batons
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Bangladesh: Protests erupt in Dhaka amid Muslim-Hindu tensions; security forces use tear gas and batons

The rise in communal tensions came as the minority Hindus celebrated the last day of their largest religious festival — the Durga Puja.

11 hours after emergency landing in Nagpur, Biman Bangladesh plane flies to Dhaka; pilot critical
India

11 hours after emergency landing in Nagpur, Biman Bangladesh plane flies to Dhaka; pilot critical

The plane, which was carrying 126 passengers to the Bangladesh capital from Muscat, had made an emergency landing in Nagpur around 11.40 am on Friday as the pilot suffered a heart attack mid-air.

Australia to tour Bangladesh for five T20s in August
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Australia to tour Bangladesh for five T20s in August

The visitors will land on 29 July ahead of the matches on 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 August at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, likely to be held behind closed doors.

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim to miss remainder of tour for personal reasons
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Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim to miss remainder of tour for personal reasons

The Bangladesh Cricket Board said the 34-year-old would fly straight back to Dhaka and appealed for the media to "respect" his privacy.

Seven dead, dozens wounded in explosion in Bangladesh's Dhaka; probe into cause underway
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Seven dead, dozens wounded in explosion in Bangladesh's Dhaka; probe into cause underway

Fire Brigade chief Brigadier General Sajjad Hossain said primary evidence suggested gas cylinder blasts caused the explosion

Narendra Modi embarks on two-day Bangladesh visit aimed at ‘furthering cooperation’
India

Narendra Modi embarks on two-day Bangladesh visit aimed at ‘furthering cooperation’

On his first foreign trip since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Modi said he will hold ‘substantiative discussions’ with Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh's Boishakhi TV hires country’s first-ever transgender news anchor, to champion trans visibility and rights
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Bangladesh's Boishakhi TV hires country’s first-ever transgender news anchor, to champion trans visibility and rights

Tashnuva Anan Shishir, who previously worked as a rights activist and actress, debuted on Dhaka-based Boishakhi TV on Monday, International Women’s Day.

Bangladesh vs West Indies, Highlights, 1st ODI at Dhaka: Hosts chase down visitors with ease in six-wicket win
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Bangladesh vs West Indies, Highlights, 1st ODI at Dhaka: Hosts chase down visitors with ease in six-wicket win

Follow all the live scores and updates of the 1st ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies in Dhaka.

India-Bangladesh border talks to be held outside Delhi for first time, border crimes likely to be key agenda
India

India-Bangladesh border talks to be held outside Delhi for first time, border crimes likely to be key agenda

While the BSF is expected to take up the issue of joint border security management and steps to curb cross-border crimes, the BGB is expected to take up issues related to the killing of Bangladeshi people along the front

In Bangladesh, abuse of Madhupur's indigenous people persists amidst government's 'social forestry' programmes
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In Bangladesh, abuse of Madhupur's indigenous people persists amidst government's 'social forestry' programmes

The Garos of Madhupur Sal forest have been struggling for the right to access the forest since 1962, when the Madhupur forest was declared a national park by the Pakistan government, which then administered the land.

In Leesa Gazi's novel Hellfire, a controlling mother's hold on her daughters takes a dark, twisted turn
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In Leesa Gazi's novel Hellfire, a controlling mother's hold on her daughters takes a dark, twisted turn

Leesa Gazi's Rourob — the story of a controlling mother Farida, and her hold over her spinster daughters, Lovely and Beauty — was first published a decade ago in Bangladesh.

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests
India

As China draws Bangladesh closer into BRI embrace, India must step up efforts to secure its regional interests

Bangladesh became a part of the Belt and Road Initiative in 2016 and has seen its ties with Beijing grow exponentially in recent years