Pakistan wins first Test against Bangladesh by 8 wickets

DHAKA: Pakistan won the first Test against Bangladesh by eight wickets after a brilliant century stand for the first wicket between Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique in Chattogram to lead the series 1-nil.  Pakistan needed just 93 runs to win

Rohingya community leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp

COX’S BAZAR: Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, following months of worsening violence in the world’s largest refugee settlement. Mohib Ullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal opts out of T20 World Cup

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has decided to miss the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman, in order to give a fair chance to the openers who have been performing well. Iqbal informed about his decision to

Fire at Bangladesh juice factory kills 52, many feared trapped

DHAKA: At least 52 people were killed, 20 injured and many more feared trapped after a massive fire raged through a juice-making factory in Bangladesh, the latest industrial fire accident in the country. The fire started on Thursday evening at

Why is Bangladesh richer than Pakistan and India?

In 1971, Bangladesh separated from Pakistan after a bitter civil war and years of deprivations. The impoverished nation was over-populated, faced cyclones, and was labelled a ‘basketcase’ by US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Bangladesh celebrated its 50th anniversary this

PSL teams pick foreign replacements for remaining matches

LAHORE: The franchise teams of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have picked nineteen replacement players for the remaining matches of the tournaments. Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan, New Zealand’s opener Martin Guptill and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell are set to

Pakistan U19 tour of Bangladesh called off

LAHORE: Pakistan U19’s tour to Bangladesh has been called off due to the rise in COVID-19 cases which caused an extension of a nationwide lockdown in the country. The Pakistan U19 team was originally scheduled to fly out to Dhaka

PM to attend virtual D-8 summit hosted by Bangladesh

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will lead a delegation to 10th D-8 summit being hosted by Bangladesh in virtual format on April 8. The theme of the summit is ‘Partnership for a Transformative World: Harnessing Power of Youth and Technology

India gifts Bangladesh 1.2 million vaccine doses

DHAKA: India gave 1.2 million free doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh, its foreign minister said, as Dhaka urged New Delhi to maintain a regular supply of shots to battle the pandemic. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made

Pakistan U19 cricket team to tour Bangladesh next month

LAHORE: Pakistan U19 cricket team will tour Bangladesh next month to play a four-day match and five 50-over One Day International matches. As per the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022 age criteria, players born or after 1 September 2002

Fire engulfs Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying thousands of homes belonging to the Muslim minority. The blaze at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district erupted in the late afternoon on Monday and

Cleric thrashes minor boy in Bangladesh, sparks outrage on social media

DHAKA: A cleric has repeatedly hit an 8-year-old boy in the Hathazari of Bangladesh’s Chittagong region. A video of the heinous act surfaced on the internet where the boy is seen screaming and crying for help. A video taken by

Pakistan listed among countries with highest number of births on New Year’s Eve

Pakistan has been ranked among the top ten countries with the highest number of births recorded on New Year’s Day. The report was published by the United Nations (UN) Children’s Agency. As per UNICEF, an estimated 371,504 babies were born

West Indies captain Holder, Pollard opt out of Bangladesh tour

BRIDGETOWN: Cricket West Indies (CWI) said test captain Jason Holder and limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard are among 10 players who have chosen not to travel to Bangladesh for their upcoming tour due to concerns about the novel coronavirus. West Indies

Bangladesh PM meets Pakistani envoy, agrees to bolster ties

ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, Pakistan and Bangladesh are likely to revive their bilateral ties after frosty relations between the two countries for nearly a decade. Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PMC issues guidelines for Cuba, Bangladesh medical graduates

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) issued the details regarding the granting of medical licenses to Pakistanis who studied on a scholarship in Cuba and Bangladesh. The PMC said that students who had obtained their medical degrees from Cuba and

Bangladesh batsman, coach test positive for coronavirus

DHAKA: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced that Test batsman Saif Hassan and Head of Physical Performance Nicholas Lee have tested positive for coronavirus. The BCB stated that a 24-member group, comprising of 17 players and seven members of

Remembering the Rohingya – Yet another persecuted Muslim community

This month marks the third anniversary of the fleeing of more than 750,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown. Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh mark three years since escaping from Myanmar with

Pakistan-Bangladesh relations

Bilateral relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh seem to be improving in recent months. Bangladesh has snubbed India on several occasions and seems to be tilting towards improving ties with China and Pakistan. India has taken exception towards the growing bonhomie

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake virus results

DHAKA: A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested while trying to flee to India. The arrest marked the end of a nine-day manhunt for Mohammad

Italian region asks Bangladeshis to test for COVID-19

ROME: The central Italian region of Lazio near the capital Rome has asked the Bangladeshi community to undergo “blanket testing” for the coronavirus following a recent increase in the number of infections. Lazio has reported some 8,000 cases since Italy’s

At least 30 dead in Bangladesh ferry accident

DHAKA: At least 30 people died and a dozen are missing after a ferry capsized and sank on Monday in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision with another vessel Rescue officials said the Morning Bird vessel was hit from

New Zealand cricket tour to Bangladesh postponed

DHAKA: Bangladesh and New Zealand have announced to postpone the Test series which was due to be played between the two sides in August and September this year. The two-match series, which will form part of the ICC World Test

Flight brings lifesaving drug for COVID-19 patients from Dhaka

ISLAMABAD: An emergency flight has arrived carrying a life-saving drug for critically-ill COVID-19 patients from Dhaka as a humanitarian gesture. The medicine was provided by pharmaceutical giant Beximco which is producing the anti-viral Remdesivir used in the treatment of coronavirus

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib auctions bat for virus victims

NEW YORK: Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan raised almost $24,000 for the country’s coronavirus campaign by auctioning the bat he used to score 606 runs at the World Cup last year. The winning bidder at the online auction was

Australia, Bangladesh mutually agree to postpone tour

MELBOURNE: The cricket boards of Australia and Bangladesh have decided to postpone the two-Test series between the sides which had been scheduled for June. Australia were scheduled to play Tests in Chattogram and Dhaka, starting 11 June, as part of

Bangladesh name Tamim Iqbal as new ODI captain

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) named opening batsman Tamim Iqbal as new captain of the national one-day (ODI) side, replacing pace bowler Mashrafe Mortaza who stepped down earlier this week. BCB president Nazmul Hassan announced at a press conference, “The board

Pakistan reschedules one-off ODI match against Bangladesh

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has rescheduled the one-off One Day International match against Bangladesh which was scheduled to be held on 3rd April in Karachi. The cricket board confirmed it has accepted the request of the Bangladesh Cricket Board

Six Indian cricketers named in Asia XI side for exhibition matches

DHAKA: Virat Kohli is among six Indian players named in the Asia XI side for their T20 internationals against World XI in Dhaka next month. Kohli’s name was announced alongside those KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav and

Pakistan win first test by 44 runs against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has easily defeated Bangladesh with an innings and 44 runs taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series as the guest team’s batting order collapsed during the first test match in Rawalpindi on Monday. Since restarting the day