Latif Siddique surrenders, whisked to court

Ousted Awami League leader Abdul Latif Siddique surrendered to the Dhanmondi police station this afternoon, to respond to demands by the Islamist parties that he be arrested soon or the nation would face shutdown on Thursday.

Grinding our way to 100 wins

The 1998 match at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Hyderabad is still vivid in the memory of Akram Khan. Bangladesh were already 12 years into international cricket and still searching for their maiden win.

Palestinian recognition gains momentum: UN chief

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon says the international community’s failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognise the state of Palestine and that momentum would grow.

Role of US troops in Afghanistan to shift to training:White House

The role of US troops in Afghanistan will shift in 2015 to training Afghan security forces and counter-terrorism activities, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday.


Speaker, home boss duck responsibilityThe parliament speaker and the state minister for home affairs on Monday made conflicting statements over the provisions under which deposed minister Abdul Latif Siddique could be arrested for making derogatory remarks on hajj and Tabligh Jamaat.

Mobarak sentenced to death for war crimes

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday handed death sentence to Md Mobarak Hossain, an expelled local Awami League leader in Brahamanbaria, for 1971 mass killing.

Early heroics see Tigers through

A superb opening partnership coupled with skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza’s fiery opening spell helped Bangladesh take a 2-0 lead in the ongoing five-match series against Zimbabwe as the host registered a 68-run win at Chittagong on Sunday.

Batting experiment backfires

Bangladesh management’s experimentation with the batting order of the national cricket team nearly backfired against Zimbabwe in the second one-day international at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday. Though the experiment had little impact on the result it was about to bring a catastrophe despite a formidable start in the game.

Best is yet to come, says Mashrafee

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said he is yet to be fully satisfied with his bowling despite putting a match-winning performance in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe on Sunday.