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 way forward would be to gradually increasing the number of air bubble flights with various countries, he added ... However, special flights have been operating since July last year under bilateral "air bubble" arrangements between India and approximately 28 countries ... "We want more and more countries to open up (for air bubble flights).
(MENAFN - BangladeshMonitor) Dhaka. The government is now under heavy fire for shutting down air services to and from Bangladesh. The decision has been termed as "injudicious" by many and demanded ... .
The dilapidated condition of several stretches of NH10, worsened by the battering from recurring landslides, has prompted state PWD officials to send a proposal to Nabanna, seeking funds for immediate repairs ... Advertisement ... Recently, air connectivity resumed between India and Bangladesh. “We expect a steady inflow of tourists from Bangladesh ... .
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SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced a new strategic partnership with Bangladesh's national flag carrier, Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Biman) ...Mohammed Salahuddin-General Manager-Marketing, Biman Bangladesh Airlines added ... About Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
India has started flights between 49 cities under the Air Bubble arrangement with 18 nations in September, according to the Ministry of civil aviation's notification ... Apart from India, other nations from where the international flights will start operations include Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.