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.
having the world’s most polluted air ... Air pollution represents the region's third-highest risk for premature death (compared to the ninth highest in Western Europe) ... Surface-monitoring networks have provided valuable air-quality data for decades ... The eyes in the sky, satellite instruments provide long-term coverage of air quality.
More than 5,000 vehicles imported in seven months. Thukten Zangpo ...Bangladesh tightened its rules for luxury and non-essential imports like sports utility vehicles, washing machines, air conditioners, and refrigerators in May this year. By April end, Bangladesh’s foreign reserves was at around 44B, enough for a six-month import cover ... .
For the 1.6 million people who live in the Chittagong Hill Tracts area of southeastern Bangladesh, a warming ... Over just the past 20 years, the average air temperature in Bandarban district has risen by 0.5 to 1 degree Celsius, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
(MENAFN - BangladeshMonitor) Tata Group-owned Air India has issued a tender on Wednesday (July 27) to sell its three B 777-200 LR wide-bodied aircraft, which were manufactured in 2009. In January ... .
Aerosols (also known as particulate matter or PM) are a mix of suspended liquid and solid particles in the air with distinctive chemical compositions ... "This led some people to believe that cutting down all the trees will reduce air pollution ... At present, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India have the most polluted air in the world.