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 political landscape is currently witnessing unprecedented shifts, with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) finding itself at the epicenter of a profound and tumultuous storm ... sense of hopelessness about the trajectory of Bangladesh’s political future.
(Antranik Tavitian / HoustonLanding) ... (Antranik Tavitian / Houston Landing) ... In September, Rabbani’s half-brother, a law student in Bangladesh, happened upon the Landing’s coverage of the case while scouring the internet for information on his long-lost sibling ... back to Bangladesh.
After 52 years of 1971BangladeshLiberation War that forced 15 lakh refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) to seek shelter in India, the Tripura government started a survey to unearth the status of land plots exchanged between the people of both the countries.
More than 100 Rohingya refugees, including women and children, landed in Indonesia’s westernmost province on Saturday, officials said, but locals threatened to push them back to sea ... The latest arrival comes after more than 1,000 Rohingya refugees landed in Aceh last month, the biggest wave of Rohingyas to land in Indonesia since 2015.
Sabang, (APP - UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 2nd Dec, 2023) More than 100 Rohingya refugees, including women and children, landed in Indonesia's westernmost province on Saturday, officials said, but locals threatened to push them back to sea ... The ocean is very dangerous," Deluarsah said, adding that he was "happy" to have landed in Indonesia.
In the intricate tapestry of global counterterrorism efforts, Bangladesh stands out as a nation navigating the complex challenges posed by terrorist activities ... The report notes Bangladesh’s capacity to patrol land and maritime borders, implementing enhanced cargo and passenger screening.
...Bangladesh will be plugged in the next two years ... India shares 3,323 km of its land border with Pakistan and 4,096 km with Bangladesh ... Similarly, along the Bangladesh border, 3,180 km border has been fenced while 916 km is being covered through physical and non-physical barriers.
To a question from the audience on the possibility of a similar union between India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, he said, \u201cBefore 1947, we referred to this land as sub-continent. By cutting off what we today call Bangladesh, which was also Pakistan at one time, and Pakistan, we have turned this into an island..
This includes land home to ... It noted that at the highest levels of global warming (SSP5-8.5), approximately 160,000 square kilometres of coastal land, an area larger than the territory of Greece or Bangladesh, would be inundated by 2100, compared to a future with no climate change.