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.
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A survey conducted after the lockdown was eased revealed that all marine fishing boats in the state should be fitted with bio-toilets. Meanwhile, the Union fisheries ministry is keen to install transponders in all marine fishing boats in the country following instances of fishing boats crossing Indian marine limits and drifting into foreign waters.
Five fishermen from district and a fisherman from Bangladesh, who were working in Oman, fled from their employer in a fishing vessel and reached Muttom in Kanyakumari district on Saturday night... They claimed that their passports are with their employer, who refused to hand it over to them,” a marine police officer told TOI.
India is the EU's ninth largest trading partner with 2.4 per cent of the bloc’s overall trade ... EU imports more marine products from ASEAN than India despite its longer coastline. A tiny country like Bangladesh exports more labour intensive products such as apparels and leather products than India ... The writer is Professor at NCAER.
There are more than 350,000 foreigners working in Singapore in the construction and marine sectors. Most are from Bangladesh and India, and many toil under a burden of huge debt which they incur from agents who help to arrange the job ... He earns around $700 each month and sends much of that back to his family in Bangladesh.
VISAKHAPATNAM ... The vessel contains 50MT of oil on board ... The vessel had anchored at on September 19 in ballast condition to load 2,800MT of quartzite before heading to the in Bangladesh. The vessel owner’s protection and indemnity (P&I) club appointed MS GillMarine on October 13 to remove fuel oil from the vessel ... Download ... City. .
Separately on Monday, more than 60 countries — also including EU states, Britain and Canada — committed to 10 actions to reverse the loss of biodiversity by 2030, including integrating nature protection into Covid-19 recovery plans, increasing financing to protect the natural world, and clamping down on marine pollution and deforestation.
... by 2030, including integrating nature protection into COVID-19 recovery plans, increasing financing to protect the natural world, and clamping down on marine pollution and deforestation. The pledge was signed by countries including Mexico, Bangladesh, Germany and Norway.
About 80 percent of Myanmar's foreign trade is done through sea-borne trade and its border trade is being conducted with four neighbouring countries -- China, Thailand, India and Bangladesh, respectively.