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.
DHAKA, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh has issued an alert over Cyclone Asani that is heading towards its coastlines. A bulletin of Bangladesh ... Under its influence, squally weather is continuing over the North Bay, adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh and the maritime ports.
Bangladesh-India relations enjoy cooperation and development in almost every area ... It is timely as Bangladesh is going to come out from LDC and facing the challenges emanating from it ... Fifthly, CEPA will generate revenues for both Bangladesh and India as the connectivity and trade along territorial and maritime borders will increase.
“Leveraging SAFEEN Feeders’ expertise as a leading maritime service provider, as well as the advanced capabilities of its modernised fleet, Saif is well-positioned to accelerate the trade of dry construction materials between the UAE and Bangladesh, along with other dry cargo goods to key markets across the region and beyond.”.
"Leveraging Safeen Feeders’ expertise as a leading maritime ... The scope of the agreement also covers future areas of collaboration to jointly develop and invest in the maritime infrastructure and projects of Bangladesh and the UAE, he added.-TradeArabia NewsService.
NEW DELHI... The summit saw India and Nepal signing 4 agreements to boost connectivity and energy cooperation and also inaugurating several other projects including introduction of Rupay card in Nepal for financial connectivity ... You've seen that we have sorted out land as well as maritime boundary with Bangladesh in a very amicable manner ... .
India on Saturday stressed the need to avoid politicising boundary disputes after visiting Nepalese Prime MinisterSher Bahadur Deuba sought a bilateral mechanism to resolve such outstanding issues between the two countries ... Advertisement ... We have sorted out the land and maritime boundary with Bangladesh ... Northeast enters mainstream India. .
NEW DELHI. Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba raised the outstanding border issues between India and Nepal with PM Narendra Modi in their summit meeting on Saturday and urged India to resolve the disputes through established bilateral mechanisms ... You’ve seen that we have sorted out land as well as maritime boundary with Bangladesh in an amicable manner ... .
... always outstanding I think what is important between two close and friendly neighbours is that you have the ability to sit down and discuss and sort out these issues in a manner that is satisfactory to both sides.""We have sorted land and maritime boundary issues with Bangladesh.
The exercises will see warships, submarines and fighter aircraft working together as part of joint maritime security operations ... IMEX-22 saw the participation of warships, maritime reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters from the navies of Bangladesh, France, India and Iran.
The participation included warships, maritime reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters from the navies of Bangladesh, France, India and Iran. As many as 22 observers from 15 IONS member navies, namely Australia, Bangladesh, France, ... India hosts IONS maritime exercise in Indian Ocean.
It describes itself as a maritime country, with access to the Bay expanding Bangladesh's options to the point that the Bay of Bengal is now considered its third neighbour. Bangladesh is rethinking the concept of a land-based neighbourhood by emphasising the geopolitical importance ...