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Seven dead, 150 missing after Bangladesh ferry sinks

At least seven people died and about 150 people were missing after a ferry sank in Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said, adding that 35 survivors had been found.

Rescue wo

Asia Cup: Sri Lanka win toss, elect to bowl against India


Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bowl against India in an Asia Cup match here on Monday.

For India, Ravindra Jadeja has been included ahead of Yusuf Pathan, w

Bruised India eyeing redemption through Asia Cup


Desperate to restore their battered reputation after the recent debacle in Australia, title holders India would be hoping for a positive start to their campaign in the Asia Cup cricket tournament when

Pakistan 262-8 against Bangladesh


Pakistan scored a competitive 262-8 off 50 overs against Bangladesh in the opening match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament in Dhaka on Sunday.

Mohammad Hafeez (89) and Nasir Jamshed (54) hit half-ce

Pakistani held in Bangladesh over spot-fixing

A Pakistani has been questioned by police over his suspected involvement in spot-fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 tournament, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official said o

Tata's Nano set to roll into Bangladesh


Low-priced, tiny and reasonably reliable Nano cars made by Tata Motors are set to roam the streets of Bangladesh from early next month, the local distributor said on Monday.

"We plan to import up to

Bangladesh bans 'Banglish' to protect local tongue


A Bangladesh court has outlawed the use of English slang known as 'Banglish' on television and radio stations, a move welcomed by experts on Friday who worry about a foreign invasion of their language

Five Bangladeshi government websites hacked

A group of hackers, claiming to be Indians, attacked the websites of five ministries in Bangladesh as well as that of a trade organisation, a media report said on Sunday.

The websites were of the min

Gayle smashes 44-ball century in BPL


West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle struck an unbeaten 44-ball 101 to guide Barisal Burners to a 10-wicket win over Sylhet Royals in a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match at the Sher-e Bangla Natio

Cricket: Fixing claim hits Bangladesh's IPL-style event

Bangladesh's inaugural Twenty20 league opened on a sour note on Thursday when a leading player revealed he had received a spot-fixing proposition.

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said he h

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