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 violence against Hindus in Bangladesh shows no signs of abating, but Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, seems to have her heart in the right place ... Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country ... While exchanging greetings with the Hindu community in Bangladesh, she said, "This land belongs to you; you have your rights ... Bangladesh.
The grisly killing of a villager during a campaign to evict hundreds of Muslim families from government land in India’s Assam – captured on a cellphone video used to identify the perpetrators – sparked national outrage ... shares a porous border with Bangladesh.
BangladeshPrime MinisterSheikh Hasina on Thursday said neighbouring countries like India should also be vigilant to ensure that religion is not used to divide people, against the backdrop of communal clashes in several parts of her country during Durga Puja...Hasina also urged the Hindus in Bangladesh not to consider themselves as “minorities”.
Landhome to more than half the populations of Bangladesh and Vietnam fall below the long-term high tide line, even in a 2C world ... “Roughly five per cent of the world’s population today live on land below where the high tide level is expected to rise based on carbon dioxide that ...
Bihar source for Bangladesh. “We are exporting corn to Bangladesh at around ₹21,000 a tonne through the India-Bangladesh land borders such as Petrapole,” said Mukesh Singh, Director, MuBala Agro Commodities Pvt Ltd. Most of the corn exported to Bangladesh is sourced from Bihar and, to some extent, Uttar Pradesh.
Ethnic Assamese nationalists argue that “their land” and “culture” are under threat from “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh, putting every Bengali-speaking community in the state under suspicion ... brought them from former East Bengal, now Bangladesh, for the same purpose.
Landhome to more than half the populations of Bangladesh and Vietnam fall below the long-term high tide line, even in a 2 degrees Celsius world ... "Roughly 5 percent of the world's population live on land below where the high tide level is expected to rise based on carbon ...
Landhome to more than half the populations of Bangladesh and Vietnam fall below the long-term high tide line, even in a 2C world ... In China alone, land occupied today by 200 million people would fall below high tide in a 3C scenario.
The United Nations and the government of Bangladesh on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in aiding protection and management of Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands have been relocated from crammed camps near the border with Myanmar, the U.N.
DHAKA,Bangladesh--The United Nations and Bangladesh’s government have signed an agreement to work together to help Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands have been relocated from crammed camps near the Myanmar border ... I am ready and happy to go to my country, land, and to my home.”.
#DurgaPuja pandal in #Kolkata showcases “NRC detention camp” theme ... She appears to be sitting in a truck with her belongings scattered around her, and the vehicle is placed in no man’s land between the borders of India and Bangladesh ... Will she be stuck between India and Bangladesh? Is her identity a question mark?”.
F ifty years ago , Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan amid devastating climate disaster ... But the narrative of Bangladesh as a climate victim in waiting is almost entirely misinformed ... Most of Bangladesh’s land is fertile and required for food production, whereas unused nonagricultural land is scarce.