The present-day borders of Bangladesh took shape during the Partition of Bengal and the British India in 1947, when the region came to be known as East Pakistan, as a part of the newly formed state of Pakistan. It was separated from West Pakistan by 1,400 kilometres (870mi) of Indian territory. Because of political exclusion, ethnic and linguistic discrimination and economic neglect by the politically dominant western wing, nationalism, popular agitation and civil disobedience led to the Bangladesh Liberation War and independence in 1971. After independence, the new state endured poverty, famine, political turmoil and military coups. The restoration of democracy in 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress. In 2014, the Bangladeshi general election was boycotted by major opposition parties, resulting in a parliament and government dominated by the Awami League and its smaller coalition partners.
"Bangla Desh" is a song by English musician George Harrison. It was released as a non-album single in July 1971, to raise awareness for the millions of refugees from the country formerly known as East Pakistan, following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the outbreak of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Harrison's inspiration for the song came from his friend Ravi Shankar, a Bengali musician, who approached Harrison for help in trying to alleviate the suffering. "Bangla Desh" has been described as "one of the most cogent social statements in music history" and helped gain international support for Bangladeshi independence by establishing the name of the fledgling nation around the world. In 2005, United Nations Secretary-GeneralKofi Annan identified the song's success in personalising the Bangladesh crisis, through its emotive description of Shankar's request for help.
Bangladesh was on tenterhooks on Friday as Muslims will offer their weekly prayers and Hindus in the country will immerse the idols ofDurga as the violence over the alleged desecration of the Quran continued overnight even as authorities deployed security personnel in large numbers to bring the situation under control.
For Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu, this number is less than 100 doses, while Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab crossed the mark only this week. Worryingly, the pace of vaccination coverage in these states has slowed down in the last four weeks, data shows ... It has retained its fourth position among the most populous countries for the third week now.
Priests performing puja for an idol in Kolkata in 2017 ... Half a world away, in India and parts of Bangladesh, millions of Bengalis this week have been celebrating the biggest autumn festival in the world - Navratri ... For a whole week, the city doesn’t seem to sleep ... It involves a lot of work, and lasts for more than a week,” Roy said ... .
He has one more game, against Bangladesh, tomorrow morning (7am BST start) before Ireland begin their World Cup campaign against Netherlands next Monday ...Enter email address ... In yesterday’s other warm-up games, Netherlands lost to in-form Scotland by 32 runs and Sri Lanka, Ireland’s second opponents next week, beat Bangladesh by four wickets ... Latest ... .
The pair conceded 83 runs in their eight overs, 35 of them in the last two overs as UAE finished on 163 for four ... They have one more match against UAE tomorrow (6am start BST) and then official warm-up games in Abu Dhabi against Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh next week before they face Netherlands in their first tournament match on October 18 ... .