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.
Bangladesh state-owned Petrobangla has signed a new long-term liquefied natural gas supply deal with Oman’s OQ Trading for up to 1.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG from 2026 ... The Omani company has been supplying 1 million tpa of LNG to Bangladesh through a 10-year deal signed in 2018 ... Report Bangladesh wants to make offshore E&P more attractive.
The cyclone, packing winds of up to 200 mph, brought destructive winds and a devastating storm surge particularly in Bangladesh's southeastern Cox's Bazar district and its offshore island ... Also, hundreds of makeshift shelters were damaged in camps of Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district housing nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
DHAKA, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh on Saturday raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 as the extremely dangerous cyclone Mocha is heading toward its coastlines ... 10 for Cox's Bazar, a seaside city in southeastern Bangladesh, and signal No. 8 for Payra seaport in southern Bangladesh.
Authorities in Bangladesh on Saturday launched a massive evacuation campaign to relocate close to half a million people along the southeastern coastlines as a “very dangerous” tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall in the country, threatening the Rohingya refugee camp, the world’s largest.
CycloneMocha, one of the most powerful cyclones seen in Bangladesh in nearly two decades, is predicted to make landfall on Sunday near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border ... Meteorologists said the storm’s path is set to affect Bangladesh’s southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar where over a million Rohingya refugees live.
A family of five — including three young children — died in a massive fire that broke out in their residence in the Philippine province of Pangasinan. On Tuesday, the police identified the cause of the blaze ...Philippines warns of possible waves after offshore quake Massive fire rages through clothing market in Bangladesh capital Kerala train fire.
Potentials of Trade and Investment in Bangladesh” held at St ...Sheikh Hasina particularly mentioned the scope for Qatari investment in the energy sector, including in renewable energy and said Bangladesh could benefit from Qatar’s expertise in offshore gas exploration and energy distribution system.
Some 8,00,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar and took refuge in the neighbouring country, Bangladesh... Initially, life in the refugee camps of Cox\u2019s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh provided a semblance of security and stability to the Rohingya ... In the first half of 2015, some 30,000 attempted to make this dangerous voyage from Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Norwegian survey contractor TGS has commenced a new regional multi-client 2D seismic campaign offshore Bangladesh in partnership with SLB (formerly Schlumberger) and national energy company Petrobangla ...Giant gas discoveries have been made in the Bay of Bengal offshore Myanmar and ...