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.
Orange growers and exporters want a tit-for-tat action from government of India by hiking duties on imports from Bangladesh, which has increased import duty from Rs20 per kg three years ago to Rs65 this year on the citrus fruit. Not only import duty hike, but banks in Bangladesh are also not issuing letter of credit (LC).
BangladeshBank data showed that the opening of letters of credit in the first quarter of the ongoing fiscal year between July and September fell by 8.57 percent to $18.58 billion from $20.32 billion in the same period of the previous fiscal year ... Bangladesh’s monthly inward remittance dropped to $1.52 billion in October, the lowest in eight months.
(MENAFN - BangladeshMonitor) Credit ratings agency Icra in its latest report has said that domestic airlines industry is expected to report a net loss of around Rs 15,000-17,000 crore this fiscal ... .
“The Bangladesh authorities and the IMF team have reached a staff-level agreement to support the (Bangladesh) authorities’ reform policies under a new 42-month ECF (Extended Credit Facility)/EFF (Extended Fund Facility) arrangement of about US$ 3.2 billion and a ...
Pakistan enter the semifinals with a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in Adelaide. After a four-wicket haul by Shaheen Afridi and a double strike by Shadab Khan restricted Bangladesh to 127/8, Pakistan coasted to victory with young MohammadHaris (31 off 18 balls) leading the way with a gutsy knock ...The 16th over cost Bangladesh 15 runs.
That would bring Pakistan into the picture, provided they quell the challenge of Bangladesh... For that, they will have to beat Bangladesh without dropping their run rate below India’s. Bangladesh can be formidable opponents, as India found out on Wednesday, but this Pakistan side is far too strong for Shakib Al Hasan’s team. ImageCredit.
Dubai...ImageCredit. ICC Twitter ... Perfect show ... Paid off.” ... Image Credit ... The victory has propelled Pakistan to third spot, above Bangladesh with both teams on same points. Pakistan need to beat Bangladesh to say in with a chance to seal the last-four spot on Sunday ... Credit to them, they had the momentum and took it with them through the bowling innings ... .
Left-arm seamer Arshdeep Singh bowled a tight final over as India downed Bangladesh by five runs in a rain-affected game in Adelaide that went to the last ball ... India pull off a thrilling win over Bangladesh, winning by 5 runs to strengthen semi-final chances ... Now Bangladesh need 20 runs off the last six balls ... Bangladesh are 131/6 ... ImageCredit.