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  • undernourishment in Asia

    Sri Lanka, Pakistan among Asia’s most undernourished countries

    Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank.

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    Asian countries with longest land borders

    Many countries with land borders in Asia have long remained peaceful, others remain tense. Five Asian countries have no land border with other countries.

  • Heat to make parts of South Asia unliveable by century end

    Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan by the end of the century as climate

  • Lessons on offer for fresh U-19s

    With an aim to form a team for the 2019 Under-19 World Cup, the Bangladesh under-19 team, led by Saif Hassan, will leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow in order to take part in the Under-19 Asia Cup.

  • ‘Asia backs 48-team World Cup’

    FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Thursday said Asian countries backed his plan to expand the World Cup to 48 teams -- and added that up to three countries should be allowed to co-host the tournament.

  • Footballers face modest wages, late payment

    Far from the image of owning fast cars and living in mansions, footballers around the world face low wages, delayed payments, bullying and intimidation, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

  • Bangladesh beat Thailand by 35 runs

    After being at the receiving end of a 64-run drubbing in the opening game against India, Bangladesh bounce back strongly as they beat Thailand by 35 runs in the 5th match of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology ground in Bangkok.

  • New dad Cook's runs ease pain of being away

    England skipper Alastair Cook says scoring his ninth Test century in Asia during the drawn first Test against India makes the struggle of being away from his newborn baby "worthwhile".

  • Giggs, Neville to open cafes, hotels in Asia

    Manchester United greats Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have teamed up with a Singaporean billionaire to open football-themed cafes and hotels in Asia, a spokesperson for the tycoon said Wednesday.

  • Salahuddin against sending team

    Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin is apparently not interested to send the national team to the

  • U18 Asia Cup hockey

    Bangladesh, India in final

    Bangladesh advance to the final of Boys' U-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament with a 6-1 victory over Chinese Taipei in the first semifinal at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium.

  • Rio's faux pas sparks cross-border food fight

    Former England footballer Rio Ferdinand has unwittingly sparked a cross-border food fight after suggesting that a rice dish

  • NZ to fund child sport development in Pacific

    New Zealand will fund a multi-million dollar programme aimed at getting more children in Pacific island countries to play sport.

  • 4-0 win over UAE caps off BD's brilliant campaign

    Hosts Bangladesh cap off their AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers campaign with a comfortable 4-0 victory against the United Arab Emirates.

  • Obama wraps up historic Asia trip

    US President Barack Obama wraps up a historic trip to Asia, where he sought to deepen US involvement by boosting ties to former adversaries in the region.

  • HRW slams India on handling criticism

    The Indian authorities routinely use vaguely worded, overly broad laws as political tools to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

  • EP delegate condemns murders, lauds protests

    Jean Lambert, chair of European Parliament’s delegation for South Asia, has condemned the recent killings in Bangladesh, including those of an LGBT magazine editor and his friend.

  • Target Trans-Asian Railway linkage

    The government has revised a project to lay a 129-km rail track from Dohazari to Gundum near Myanmar border via Cox's Bazar at a cost of Tk 18,034 crore.

  • Asia stocks, oil rally after Fed lowers rate hike forecasts

    Stocks, emerging market currencies and oil all rallied in Asia after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen lowered her expectations for US interest rate hikes this year.

  • Christine Lagarde

    Bangladesh joins regional capacity development centre

    Bangladesh is going to be the part of a joint initiative to establish a regional body in South Asia to enhance skills and capacity development of public sector officials and bankers.

  • In Mashrafe we trust

    Bangladesh's captain Mashrafe Mortaza is the ace up their sleeve, but they have a problem to do with their team culture where mediocrity is rewarded.

  • Tigers’ test of professionalism today

    Barely three days after the overwhelming defeat in the Asia Cup final, Bangladesh find themselves in vastly different conditions for the qualifying match of the ICC T20 World Cup against Netherlands at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala on March 9, Wednesday.

  • Mustafizur in doubt for Netherlands match

    Bangladesh’s left-arm pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman, who is recovering from a side strain suffered during the Asia Cup is in doubt for the qualifying match against Netherlands on March 9, 2016.

  • Mustafizur’s first overseas tour

    As a crucial member of Bangladesh cricket team during the ICC T20 World Cup in India, Mustafizur Rahman has embarked on his first overseas tour, and is acclimatizing to the environment at Dharamsala where Tigers are due to play their three qualifying matches.

  • Kohli's jig and Tamim's close shave

    Much discussed moments of Asia Cup 2016 final between Bangladesh and India at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

  • India win Asia Cup for the 6th time

    India defeat Bangladesh quite comfortably by eight wickets to lift the Asia Cup for the sixth time at Mirpur stadium during a rain-effected final under the lights.

  • Good-better-best, never let it rest

    Tigers led by Captain Courageous Mashrafe Mortaza must not be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task during the final of Asia Cup 2016 today, for they are made of sterling material, and are second to none.

  • Never about the role, always about the goal

    Mashrafe’s exploits as a captain not only enabled Bangladesh to win some nail-biting contests in the recent past, but gave the cricketing world a new perception of Tigers…one that commands respect and admiration unlike never before!

  • Pakistan pip Sri Lanka

    Pakistan came out in front in the tenth match of Asia Cup 2016 against Sri Lanka by six wickets under the lights at Mirpur stadium.

  • India thrash UAE

    India wallop UAE by nine wickets in the ninth match of Asia Cup 2016 under the lights at Mirpur stadium.