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.
The boats apparently embarked from Bangladesh and are reported to have been at sea for about two weeks, he said.Get the Breaking News newsletter! ... About 740,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to the camps in Bangladesh since August 2017, after a brutal counterinsurgency campaign tore through their communities.
The number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing by boats in a seasonal exodus — usually from squalid, overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh — has been rising since last year due to cuts to food rations and a spike in gang violence ... The boats apparently embarked from Bangladesh and are reported to have been at sea for about two weeks, he said.
He said the boats that apparently embarked from Bangladesh are reported to have been at sea for about two weeks ...There is a seasonal exodus of Rohingyas, usually coming from overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh.
In other significant shipbreaking news, Pakistan acceded to the Hong KongConvention (HKC) at the IMOAssembly last week ... “Recyclers at Gadani appear to be prepared to upgrade their facilities and practices to meet the HKC’s standards before the treaty enters into force,” Clarksons Research noted in its latest weekly report.
These will connect Assam to Thailand and Bangladesh, Manipur to Myanmar and Tripura to Bangladesh. To be operational in a few weeks, airfares on these approved routes \u2014 Guwahati-Bangkok, Guwahati-Dhaka, Imphal-Mandalay and Agartala-Chittagong \u2014 under the UDAN scheme, will be subsidised.
In its bid to boost Bangladesh's shrinking forex reserves, which dropped to less than 20 billion dollars last week, the bank had earlier taken various measures to discourage imports and check soaring inflation ... Bangladesh withdraws loan-deposit spread limit after unveiling SMART lending rate.
Dhaka, Nov 30 (EFE).– Bangladesh is poised for one-sided election on Jan. 7, as major opposition parties, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and other Islamist political groups, opted to boycott the polls unless the Awami League government steps down for a poll-time caretaker administration.
Momtaz drew inspiration from the landscapes of UAE and Bangladesh, intertwining patterns and forms into each piece of jewellery ...1972 marked its presence at MilanoJewelryWeek 2023, putting Bangladesh on the global map of this prestigious event.
As it was, he studied biology at Imperial College London and then, in the 1980s, left for Bangladesh... For most of his life after that, except for another spell in London and his annual three-week whirl at COP, he was in Bangladesh, studying how poor coastal communities could teach themselves, and the world, resilience.\nThey did extremely well.
Striker Hwang Ui-jo has been suspended by South Korea seven weeks before the Asian Cup because of a police investigation into allegations he illegally filmed an ex-girlfriend ... list 2 of 4From a coma to captaining Bangladesh ... list 3 of 4Sport Weekly ... over China in Shenzhen last week.
Russia's allegations against WashingtonLast week, the spotlight was on Russia, which alleged that the United States is attempting to interfere in Bangladesh politics to ensure support for its 'Indo-Pacific strategy.' 'We have spoken repeatedly about the attempts by the United...
Holding his son's hand in a temporary shelter in Indonesia, Rohingya Mohamed Ridoi says he made the dangerous 12-day sea journey from massive refugee camps in Bangladesh to escape the pervasive threats of kidnapping, extortion and murder ... "We are not safe in Bangladesh ... They just want to be away from Bangladesh.".
27 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's imports dropped 24.07 percent year-on-year to nearly 22 billion U.S ... In its bid to boost Bangladesh's shrinking forex reserves, which dropped to less than 20 billion dollars last week, the bank has taken various measures to discourage imports ... Bangladesh's July-October imports drop over 24 pct.