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.
If there is too much rain, huge tracts of land disappear under the deluge. For parts of Bangladesh and India, this year has already proved catastrophic ... By June 22nd, some 83% of Sylhet and 90% of Sunamganj—two districts in the north-east of Bangladesh that are home to 6m people—were completely underwater.
Floodwaters have inundated more of Bangladesh and northeast India, officials say, as authorities struggle to reach more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food and drinking water after days of intense rain ... Flood-affected people ride on a boat in Sylhet, Bangladesh [Mahmud Hossain Opu/AP] Bangladesh PM visits flood-hit areas.
Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of devastating floods on Saturday, as millions of people ... TV repo s showed wide areas of land are underwater in parts of Bangladesh, especially in the northeastern Sylhet region, as major rivers have been overflowing since last week.
Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of devastating floods on Saturday, as millions of people ... TV reports showed wide areas of land are underwater in parts of Bangladesh, especially in the northeastern Sylhet region as major rivers have been overflowing since last week.
The death toll from recent flooding in India and Bangladesh has risen to 62 as millions more have been left homeless, ITV News' Callum Watkins reports ...Situation in Bangladesh ... Bangladesh’s geography as a country with low-lying land sitting in Asia’s largest river delta system makes it particularly vulnerable to climate change.
The vast majority came to Bangladesh, landing on the white sand beaches of Cox’s Bazar, or crossing the Naf river into the country ... Before 2017 — when the Myanmar military unleashed a brutal response to alleged attacks by a group called the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army — waves of Rohingya had come to Bangladesh in 1978, 1992, 2012, and 2016.
The body of a jawan, who died following a landslide, was taken from South WestKhasi Hills to Shillong through the riverine route via neighbouring Bangladesh on Saturday as land routes were severely affected ...
DHAKA, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Almost half of Bangladesh remained in the grip of devastating floods on ... TV reports showed wide areas of land are underwater in parts of Bangladesh, especially in the northeastern Sylhet region as major rivers have been overflowing since last week.
The army has been deployed to assist with flood relief efforts as the north eastern district of Sylhet in Bangladesh is engulfed by extreme rainfall and heavily floods ... Bangladesh’s geography as a country with low-lying land sitting in Asia’s largest river delta system makes it particularly vulnerable to climate change.
dollar loan to improve the volume, efficiency, predictability and security of cross-border trade in Bangladesh... dollars will be used to construct integrated land customs stations and land ports of NBR and the Bangladesh LandPort Authority (BLPA) at Akhaura, Sonamasjid, and Tamabil border crossing points (BCPs).
“Despite the hot and humid environment in Bangladesh, Longi's Hi-MO 5 modules can not only ensure product quality and performance in an all-round way, but also minimise land use and ensure the smooth operation of power station with the highest output to achieve maximal electricity production,” the company said.