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.
A secular linguistic identity has been the foundational principle of Bangladesh, but a powerful Islamist strand, a leftover of pre-Partition Muslim politics in the Subcontinent, has survived through organisations such as Jamaat-e-Islami in alliance with military dictators and pro-Pakistan forces ... Bangladesh.
The unrest is some of the worst in Bangladesh since Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina's Awami League party came to power there in 2009. It poses a challenge to her party, which is seen as the more secular one of the two political groups that have alternated power in Bangladesh for most of its independent history.
The unrest is some of the worst in Bangladesh since Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina’s Awami League party came to power there in 2009. It poses a challenge to her party, which is seen as the more secular one of the two political groups that have alternated power in Bangladesh for most of its independent history.
For nearly a week, India’s eastern neighbour Bangladesh has been rocked by communal violence targeting its Hindu minority as they celebrated the festival of Durga Puja... India’s official response on the other hand was the polar opposite, taking care to not step on Bangladesh’s toes.
The Quran video provoked outrage in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, and hundreds of Muslims protested violently in more than a dozen districts ... Also read .Communal violence rocks Bangladesh ... “Regardless of whichever political party has been in power in Bangladesh, the Hindu community has never received the protection it deserves,” she said.
Responding to a comment that petroleum price comparison with regional countries should be made on the basis of their higher per capita income, he said the poverty rate in India and Bangladesh was far higher than Pakistan and this meant purchasing power in Pakistan was better.
They added that as a multilateral development bank, formed after adoption of the Paris Agreement, the AIIB should take a lead in supporting the required renewable energy transition in the region; and that it should be supporting, without exception, renewable and decentralized power options in Asia, especially in climate-vulnerable Bangladesh.
ARTICLES ... Buying power at Rs 22 per unit, won’t let power crisis spoil festivities ... A Bangladesh national, Hamza, carrying cash reward of Rs 50,000, was killed in encounter with Lucknow police on Monday ... "Hamza hailed from Khulna district of Bangladesh and entered India paying bribe of Rs 10,000 along with his gang members," said Choudhary ... .
Rejecting the perception that per-capita income in other countries especially in India and Bangladesh was higher therefore their purchasing power is also good, AsadUmar pointed out that poverty rate in Pakistan was far lower compared to India and Bangladesh which meant that the purchasing power in Pakistan was comparatively better ....
Johannesburg-born all-rounder Chris Greaves, who was playing just his second international match, delivered a match-winning all-round performance to power his adopted country Scotland to a shock six-run victory over Bangladesh... 140-9 and 2/13 which restricted Bangladesh to 134/9.