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 accused have been absconding in at least four cases registered under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act in Cyberabad and were nabbed in a week-long operation, officers said. The arrested accused include a woman from Bangladesh who took to running a brothel after initially falling prey to the illegal trade ... .
India told the BBC to cut the series ... This left the BBC without an office in India during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, which led to the creation of Bangladesh ... The minister was so aggressive — some said offensive — that the BBC called off the negotiations and sent my wife to Delhi to close our house and office ... This was banned by law ... ....
Editor’s note. The Sentinel’s regular MonadnockProfile feature is taking a one-week hiatus. Check out the next installment in next weekend’s edition ... He and his wife have three sons, and the youngest is on the autism spectrum ... Brescia’s father was a foreign service officer and Brescia grew up abroad. He lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh ... .
Dhaka, Jan 25 (EFE).– The Bangladesh parliament will elect a new president in nearly a decade on Feb.19, the election commission announced on Wednesday ... Hamid is not allowed to run for re-election as the Bangladesh constitution bars a president from holding office for more than two terms.
- Eight punters were thrown out of matches for the illegal practice of pitch-siding – passing on live match information from inside stadiums to bookmakers without a licence – including two from England, three from India, and three from Bangladesh, although anti-corruption officers say the real numbers involved are far higher.
The Bengaluru police investigating the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant woman by her newlywed hardware engineer husband over a week ago have revealed that the accused was an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, officials said ... When she refused to do so, he smothered her to death in the house where they lived in Electronic city,' the officer said.
For Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, it's been five years of suffering ... "Among the serious protection incidents reported to UNHCR are abductions, disappearances, threats or physical attacks by armed groups and criminal gangs involved in illegal activities," said Regina de la Portilla, the agency's communications officer in Bangladesh.
“Among the serious protection incidents reported to UNHCR are abductions, disappearances, threats or physical attacks by armed groups and criminal gangs involved in illegal activities,” said Regina de la Portilla, the agency’s communications officer in Bangladesh...Taking a boat from Teknaf in Bangladesh with nine others on the night of Dec.
The CBI director was addressing the civil servants of Bangladesh, Maldives... The programme was attended by 87 officers comprising 39 civil servants from Bangladesh (56th batch), 26 civil servants from Maldives (20th batch) and 22 civil servants from Arunachal Pradesh (1st batch).
“The couple then approached the Dindoshi sessions court and applied for an anticipatory bail which was granted to them by the court,” said a police officer ... “After verification on Saturday, we were ordered to lodge an FIR and the couple will be arrested after a thorough investigation,” said the officer.