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.
Its GDP per capita of some 4,800 euros, however, is more than twice higher than that of Bangladesh, a country of 163 million people ...Pakistan or Bangladesh ... “With the money you are offering, it would be easy to get them [workers] from Bangladesh, Pakistani or India,” Rama added.
Investigators suspect Hridoy, who was jailed in Bangladesh two years ago, siphoned off a part of the money to India for his business and to run a cross-border human trafficking gang ... Sen was married to a local woman in Bangladesh ... He had an import and export business and visited Bangladesh many times,” said an officer.
It was time to make some serious money, and he felt his talents lay in promoting British exports ...Secretly, Stonehouse was trying to shore up the BangladeshTrust with his own money, moving cash between the businesses and persuading people to take out hefty loans for largely worthless shares.
Loading a huge plane under the Qatar name was like going to a football game. It seemed hundreds were going to fly with us this day ...Something for everyone ... The paper was a ten dollar bill and had Bangladesh on it. I told him he needed his money and I was so glad to help him yet he insisted saying his parents had provided me to be his traveling angel.
When Bangladesh got its independence in 1971 after a nine-month-long, violent civil war, Henry Kissinger had contemptuously referred to it as a ‘basket case’. In 1974, the New York Times predicted that Bangladesh was becoming a ‘Malthusian Nightmare’ as its population will outgrow the food that the country can grow.
In an apparent attempt to shame Boris Johnson’s government for its decision to cut Britain’s foreign aid, the who's who of the world of billionaire philanthropy are said to have pledged to cover a small part of the diverted money ... Critics have long doubted that the British taxpayers' money was doing as good a job as it should have.
SURFSIDE, Fla. — Authorities say they are making progress in the painstaking search for victims of the deadly building collapse in Florida last month ... Among them are 71 bodies that have been identified, and their families have been notified, she said ... News ... Police arrest Bangladesh factory owners after fire kills 52. Tears, politics and money.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla ... Although building collapses are rare, local governments are looking at whether they need to adopt new inspection policies — the vast majority of counties don’t require reinspection of a building once it’s completed ...Categories ... Police arrest Bangladesh factory owners after fire kills 52. Tears, politics and money.