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 government is urgently searching for COVID-19 vaccines for its population of 170 million, with health officials saying on Wednesday that it is considering a proposal by Russia to manufacture its Sputnik vaccine locally ... Bangladesh began its nationwide inoculation drive on Feb.
At least 11 Rohingya refugees died in COVID-19 infections, while some 507 others contracted the deadly disease in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Cox's Bazar of Bangladesh since March last year, according to officials. ... Bangladesh is under a lockdown until April 28 to counter a record rise in COVID-19 infections.
Reports of police officers refusing to file complaints or failing to investigate allegations are widespread; in four countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka – survivors and other stakeholders spoke about the challenge of justice system officials being susceptible to bribery and corruption;.
At least five people were shot dead when police opened fire on hundreds of laborers demonstrating over unpaid wages and working hours in Bangladesh... Alam group is well-known for his connections in the higher echelons of the ruling party of Bangladesh,” Ashrafuzzaman, liaison officer of AsianLegalResourceCenter in Hong Kong, told VOA.
Bangladesh has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for yet another week to counter the ... Given the surge in new infections and deaths from the virus, the government on April 5 enforced a nine-day lockdown shutting offices, shopping malls and transport across Bangladesh.
Bangladesh has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for yet another ... Given the surge in new infections and deaths from the virus, the government on April 5 enforced a nine-day lockdown shutting offices, shopping malls and transport across Bangladesh, reports dpa news agency.
Officer Harun-or-Rashid said Mamunul Haque, joint secretary general of the Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh group, was arrested at a madrasa, or Islamic religious school, in Dhaka's Mohammadpur neighbourhood for his alleged involvement in a case filed for vandalism last year.
They said 29-year-old Abdul Rahim, a resident of West Bengal’s Malda, has been smuggling fake notes from Bangladesh for a long time ... “FICNs with a face value of Rs 8 lakhs in the denomination of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 was recovered from his possession,” the officer said ... He initially earned Rs 3,000 per delivery, the officer said.
Bangladesh welcomed the Bengali New Year amid stricter COVID restrictions with an eight-day-long imposed in the country from April 14 ... The Bangladesh government had on April 3 announced a week-long countrywide lockdown from April 5 to curb the new wave of Covid-19 infections ... Bangladesh announces 7-day nationwide lockdown amid rising cases.
With new cases and deaths hitting record numbers, Bangladesh’s government has ordered all offices and shops to close for eight days from 6am (00.00 GMT) on Wednesday ... Most of the exodus was made up of informal workers in Dhaka stores, offices and markets.
With new cases and deaths hitting record numbers, Bangladesh’s government has ordered all offices and shops to close for eight days from 6am on Wednesday ... Most of the exodus was made up of informal workers in Dhaka stores, offices and markets ... Hospitals across Bangladesh say they ...
Bangladesh on Wednesday began observing an eight-day lockdown, ordering the closure of all offices and international and domestic transport to push back a second wave of coronavirus infections and ease pressure on overwhelmed hospitals and health workers ... “Bangladesh should go all ...