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Avijit Roy murder trial: Five Islamists sentenced to death in Bangladesh

Avijit Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death by machete-wielding assailants in February 2015 while returning home with his wife from a Dhaka book fair.

In this file picture, freethinkers and rationalists seen protesting against the death of Avijit Roy, a blogger and author, who has hacked to death by Islamists. (AFP)
In this file picture, freethinkers and rationalists seen protesting against the death of Avijit Roy, a blogger and author, who has hacked to death by Islamists. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 16, 2021 01:18 PM IST

'Indo-Bangla railway project to be over by this March': Tripura minister

With its opening, this would be the first railway route from North East India to Bangladesh.

In this representative image, workers on contract for Indian Railways erect infrastructure for drawing electric cable lines over railway tracks for use by locomotives. (AFP)
In this representative image, workers on contract for Indian Railways erect infrastructure for drawing electric cable lines over railway tracks for use by locomotives. (AFP)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 04:51 PM IST

Bonner leads West Indies to 223-5 vs Bangladesh on Day 1

West Indies ground out 223-5 against Bangladesh on day one of the second Test on Thursday. Bonner was 74 not out and wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva was with him on 22 after an even first day.

Nkrumah Bonner playing a shot on first day of the second Test against Bangladesh(Twitter)
Nkrumah Bonner playing a shot on first day of the second Test against Bangladesh(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 11, 2021 05:18 PM IST

Bangladesh to hang eight Islamists over murder of publisher

Several top Islamist political party leaders were hanged over the violence under the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Protesters mourn the death of (from Lto R) Humayun Azad, Abhijit Roy, Faisal Arefin Dipan and Nazimuddin Samad who were killed by religious hardliners in a wave of violence between 2013 and 2016 which secular activists, bloggers and atheist writers. (AFP File)
Protesters mourn the death of (from Lto R) Humayun Azad, Abhijit Roy, Faisal Arefin Dipan and Nazimuddin Samad who were killed by religious hardliners in a wave of violence between 2013 and 2016 which secular activists, bloggers and atheist writers. (AFP File)
Published on Feb 10, 2021 03:21 PM IST

Mehidy's century puts Bangladesh on top of Windies on 2nd day

The West Indies were 75-2 in reply, captain Kraigg Brathwaite on 49 at stumps and newcomer Nkrumah Bonner on 17 in an unbroken 51-run partnership.

Mehidy Hasan celebrates his century against West Indies on the second day of the first Test(Twitter)
Mehidy Hasan celebrates his century against West Indies on the second day of the first Test(Twitter)
Published on Feb 04, 2021 06:05 PM IST

Bangladesh intensifies vigil along its border with Myanmar

Myanmar military seized the power on Monday detaining the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The military coup took place at a time when Bangladesh was spearheading a desperate campaign for safe return of some 1.1 million Rohingyas.(Reuters)
The military coup took place at a time when Bangladesh was spearheading a desperate campaign for safe return of some 1.1 million Rohingyas.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 03, 2021 10:18 PM IST

Bangladesh holds firm against West Indies on Day 1

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up three wickets, conceding 58 runs, to pose a strong challenge to the hosts.

Shakib al Hasan batting on the first day of the first Test against West Indies(ICC/Twitter)
Shakib al Hasan batting on the first day of the first Test against West Indies(ICC/Twitter)
Published on Feb 03, 2021 04:57 PM IST

India and Bangladesh discuss development cooperation, defence line of credit

Bangladesh is perceived as a key pillar of India’s “Neighbourhood First” policy and has benefited from development cooperation worth about $9 billion.

Though India, Bangladesh and Nepal have ratified the pact, unless protocols are finalised, the agreement can’t be implemented.(AFP File Photo)
Though India, Bangladesh and Nepal have ratified the pact, unless protocols are finalised, the agreement can’t be implemented.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 11:09 PM IST

Chinese vaccine trial in Dhaka fell through. Its state media blames New Delhi

Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech told Bangladesh in September last year that it didn't have money to pay for the vaccine trials and its request for funding to CEPI had been declined.

China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)
China has attempted to pin the blame for the cancelled vaccine trials in Bangladesh on India(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 10:07 PM IST

New warning system in Bangladesh to tackle rising landslide risk

Initially, the new alerts are likely to be introduced in May, when the monsoon season begins, in Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh.

Currently landslide alerts are provided more informally, based on rain-gauge readings, which amounts to
Currently landslide alerts are provided more informally, based on rain-gauge readings, which amounts to "now-casting, not forecasting" and doesn't take into account geological data.(Representational/ AP)
Published on Jan 26, 2021 09:52 PM IST

Bangladesh to buy Myanmar rice, putting aside Rohingya crisis

Muslim-majority Bangladesh and mostly Buddhist Myanmar have been at odds over the more than 1 million Muslim Rohingya refugees in camps in southern Bangladesh.

Farmers plant saplings in a rice field.(Reuters)
Farmers plant saplings in a rice field.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 01:33 PM IST

Maldives, Bangladesh to be among first to get Covid-19 vaccines from India

People familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that 100,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine would be provided to the Maldives on Wednesday.

A medical worker displays a Covishield vaccine vial at the government Rajaji hospital in Madurai on January 16. The inoculation campaign across the world’s second-most populous country will showcase whether Covid-19 can be swiftly tamed in nations with disjointed health and transportation networks.( Arun Sankar / AFP)
A medical worker displays a Covishield vaccine vial at the government Rajaji hospital in Madurai on January 16. The inoculation campaign across the world’s second-most populous country will showcase whether Covid-19 can be swiftly tamed in nations with disjointed health and transportation networks.( Arun Sankar / AFP)
Updated on Jan 19, 2021 09:21 PM IST

PM Modi pays tributes to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth anniversary

PM Modi will participate in the birth centenary celebrations of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Bangladesh on Tuesday via video link.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman served as the first president of Bangladesh and later as the prime minister of Bangladesh.(HT file photo)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman served as the first president of Bangladesh and later as the prime minister of Bangladesh.(HT file photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2020 11:45 AM IST

Will the pink ball help Indian spinners? Ajinkya Rahane has a definite answer

The second India vs Bangladesh Test match will be played with a pink SG ball and this will also serve as a trial for the pink balls as well as the BCCI had used the Kookaburra in the Duleep Trophy.

Ajinkya Rahane during the second test match between India and South Africa in Pune.(AP)
Ajinkya Rahane during the second test match between India and South Africa in Pune.(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 10:38 AM IST

Asia Cup 2018: Top 5 knocks in the tournament

Hindustan Times takes a look at the top 5 batting performances in the 2018 Asia Cup:

Bangladesh batsman Liton Das scored his maiden century in the final against India on Friday.(AFP)
Bangladesh batsman Liton Das scored his maiden century in the final against India on Friday.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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