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.
BELLE CHASSE, La ...Coast Guard said Wednesday ... Tuesday ... “The whole situation remains under investigation,” Petty OfficerAnthony Randisi said. The men are described as being from Bangladesh, aged 25, 29, 30, and 47, all with dark hair and brown skin. Their names were not disclosed ... ....
The reception was attended by a large number of ambassadors from different countries, members of the diplomatic and civil societies of Kuwait, Defence Attaches resident in Kuwait, officers of the Bangladesh Military Contingent to Kuwait and members of the Bangladesh community.
Earlier, HRW made frantic bids in feeding ultra-Islamist BNP-Jamaat’s ridiculous claims of holding the election under an unelected “caretaker government” despite the fact, Bangladesh’s constitution does not permit such provisions ... On November 26, 2023, HRW in a report titled ‘Bangladesh.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the BangladeshChancery and Ambassador’s Residence was held yesterday at Hejo, Thimphu...Officials from the Bangladesh embassy, the Gyalpoi Zimpon office, foreign ministry, and other dignitaries attend the ground breaking ceremony of the Bangladesh Chancery in Thimphu yesterday.
Bangladesh authorities are targeting opposition leaders and supporters ahead of the general elections slated for January 7, 2024 ... officers ... Bangladesh authorities accused the opposition of “creating chaos,” and have sealed the BNP party offices describing it as a crime scene.
The BorderSecurityForce (BSF) intercepted illicit smuggling activities alongside India-Bangladesh border and seized items worth Rs 11 lakhs in various operations, said an official statement by the BSF ... it was being smuggled into Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has launched a sweeping and violent crackdown on opposition parties to "eliminate competition" ahead of general elections, including arresting almost 10,000 activists, Human Rights Watch said Monday. As well as the thousands arrested, many from the key Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a staggering number also face charges.
Sadat was arrested on July 21, 2006 in Bangladesh on charges of cheating local businessmen under false identity of an officer of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) ... Sadat was arrested on July 21, 2006 in Bangladesh on charges of cheating local businessmen under false identity of an officer of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
A senior Police officer said that the accused were involved in trafficking Rohingya women through Bangladesh, arranging marriages with locals within the Union Territory (UT) in exchange for monetary gains.
Bangladesh police have clamped down on Rohingya refugees setting sail to Indonesia, officers said on Saturday, after hundreds from the persecuted Myanmar minority took the long and risky sea voyage to escape squalid camps ... Bangladesh is home to one million mostly Muslim Rohingya ...
A BJP delegation met West Bengal’s chief electoral officer on Saturday and flagged the issue ... Those who have arrived from Bangladesh, if they face any difficulty in linking while enrolling their names in the voter list (electoral roll), Zakir da (Jakir Hossain, a TMC leader in Habra) will help you. All of you please contact this office .