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 landmark Padma Bridge is not a pile of brick and cement but a symbol of Bangladesh's pride, capacity and dignity, Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina said on Saturday as she inaugurated the country's longest bridge entirely built with domestic funding ... This bridge belongs to the people of Bangladesh," she said.
The landmark Padma Bridge is not a pile of brick and cement but a symbol of Bangladesh’s pride, capacity and dignity, Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina said on Saturday as she inaugurated the country’s longest bridge entirely built with domestic funding ... 68 dead in Bangladesh floods ... The bridge belongs to the people of Bangladesh.
ImageCredit... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... - At least 26 more people have died in monsoon flooding and lightning strikes in India, as millions remained marooned in the country and neighbouring Bangladesh, authorities said on June 20. Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit.
PacerAndersonPhillip claimed two for 30 on debut while Kyle Mayers chipped in with two for 35, Bangladesh declining from 105 for two to lose their last eight wickets for 129 runs ...Credit to the bowlers, at least they came out and gave their best effort which had Bangladesh on the back foot again,” said the 25-year-old Phillip.
The world's first biodiversity-adjusted sovereign credit ratings shows how ecological destruction affects public finances—driving downgrades, debt crises and soaring borrowing costs, according to a team of economists led by Cambridge University...India and Bangladesh by one notch, and China and Indonesia by two notches.
Authorities in Bangladesh are bracing for the spread of water-borne diseases and racing to get drinking water to people stranded in their homes by flooding across a quarter of the country, an official said on Thursday ...People sit on the tin roofs of their houses surrounded by flood waters in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. ImageCredit.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies will be going into the second Test against Bangladesh on Friday with the same squad from their opening Test, with the chief selector praising the squad for their discipline and hard work in the first contest ...Haynes gave credit to West Indies bowlers who “worked really hard in the first Test match”.
SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing dozens and making lives miserable for millions of others ... Bangladesh’s Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina gave a similarly grim assessment Wednesday ... Credit ... Credit ... Credit.
Over a longer period in the past, the rise in life expectancy has been very big and creditable as it moved from about 32 years at the time of independence to the present level. But the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Nepal have higher life expectancy at birth of 72.1 and 70.5 respectively, and it is much less than China’s 76.9 years ... ....
Sylhet, Bangladesh. Early and strong monsoon rains have brought heavy flooding to northeastern India and Bangladesh, killing dozens of people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and cutting millions off from crucial supplies. ImageCredit... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit.