Monday, 16 December 2019

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

DHAKA: At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said. The fire broke out at in Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood late on Friday and razed around 2,000 mostly tin shacks, fire services official Ershad Hossain ...

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40 dead in Bangladesh’s worst-ever dengue outbreak

DHAKA: At least 40 people have died in Bangladesh s worst-ever outbreak of dengue, officials said, as overburdened hospitals struggled to treat thousands of patients. Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne viral infection, which causes flu-like symptoms but can be deadly if it develops into a haemorrhagic fever, usually occur in the South ...

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Hundreds protest in Dhaka over India’s Kashmir stance

DHAKA: Hundreds of Bangladeshi protesters took to the streets of Dhaka on to protest neighboring India s decision to scrap special status for Kashmir. Many of those joining the protest outside Bangladesh s national mosque were members of the Islamist political party Islami Andolan Bangladesh. Leading party member Maulana Zakaria ...

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Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak

DHAKA: Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country s already overwhelmed medical system. The mosquito-borne viral infection has spread across the country, with 61 out of 64 districts reporting dengue cases by late Tuesday. The government has ...

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Mathews, Shanaka star as Sri Lanka complete sweep

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka romped to a 122-run win in the third ODI to complete a 3-0 whitewash of Bangladesh. After posting an imposing 294 for 8, their second-string bowling attack ran through the visitors in 36 overs, bowling them out for 172. Bangladesh have now lost five ODIs in a ...

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Fernando, Mathews star as Sri Lanka wrap up series win

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka made an auspicious start to life after the 2019 World Cup, clinching the ODI series against Bangladesh with one game to spare. They won the second ODI by seven wickets after their bowlers put together a great team effort. Their batsmen saw off tricky periods in their ...

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Colombo safe after blasts, says Bangladesh skipper Tamim

COLOMBO: Bangladesh were comfortable with the high level of security as they became the first foreign team to visit Sri Lanka since the Easter bombings, skipper Tamim Iqbal said. Speaking to reporters two days after arriving in Colombo, Tamim said security was not a concern for them although the hosts ...

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Bangladesh are resting Shakib-Al-Hasan for Sri Lanka ODIs

DHAKA: Bangladesh are resting all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan but have retained skipper Mashrafe Mortaza for the three-match One-day International series against Sri Lanka later this month, chief selector said. Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and top-order batsman Anamul Haque were also recalled to replace Shakib and batsman Liton Das, who has ...

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Pakistan win Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London

LONDON: Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country’s lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday. The four-day tournament had begun on Tuesday with lawmakers ...

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Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by 94 runs, Afridi takes 6

LONDON: Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by 94 runs on Friday but their bid to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals came to end. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team needed to break the record one-day international margin of victory to have a chance of leapfrogging New Zealand into the top four in their last ...

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