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’s next general election will be held ... “With the Bangladesh government in recent weeks beginning to crack down on dissidents as they did during the runup to the 2018 national elections, it is difficult to believe that the next national elections would be fair,” he said.
Local media in Bangladesh this week reported police killed one person and wounded more than 60 people on Wednesday in Dhaka when they fired upon activists and members of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the country's largest opposition party ... "We call on all parties in Bangladesh to respect the rule of law, to refrain from violence.
The first group of Rohingya refugees left Bangladesh for the US on Thursday, in a move seen as paving the way for further resettlement of members of the persecuted community to third countries. Although Bangladesh is not a signatory to the 1951 UN ... Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister A.
It was not clear whether the vessel was the same boat carrying Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh that had been reported to be in trouble earlier this week in the waters of neighboring Thailand... Groups of Rohingya have attempted to leave the camps in Bangladesh by sea to seek a better life in other Muslim-majority countries in the region.
However, it was not clear whether the boat carrying Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh was the same one that had been reported to be in distress earlier this week in the waters of neighbouring Thailand.
... commission recommended that Biden should consider issuing a memo to the State Department to reduce the visa appointment wait times to 2-4 weeks maximum for countries with significant backlogs, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other countries in similar situations.
Visa processing is recovering faster than projected, and this year we expect to reach pre-pandemic processing levels,” she further added.Early this week, a presidential commission recommended PresidentJoe Biden to consider issuing a memo to the State Department to reduce the ...
Team India faced an ODI series defeat against Bangladesh earlier this week when the side faced a close five-run loss in the second game in Dhaka... Both, Gill and Samson were part of India's squad for their previous ODI series against New Zealand; however, with the return of first-team stars, they failed to break into the team for the Bangladesh ODIs.
Their exodus from Myanmar and from the squalor of refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, has ... refugee agency (UNHCR) last week said there had been a “dramatic increase” in the number of people attempting to cross the Andaman Sea between Myanmar and Bangladesh this year.
Yasir and Taskin were injured while Mushfiqur had skipped Bangladesh's previous Test series in the West Indies to attend the Haj. The 24-year-old Zakir was selected for the 17-person team after scoring 173 runs for Bangladesh A in the opening four-day match against India A in Cox's Bazar last week ... He played a good knock against India-A last week.