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.
"We will fight our country's battles," the MarinesHymn assures us in song, "in the air, on land and sea." ... America's Corps of Marines guarded the U.S. mail in 1921; they earned the name "Sea Angels" in Tsunami-clobbered Bangladesh in 1992; and they have fought forest fires out West on a number of occasions in the last three decades.
The new scheme, implemented since the middle of this month, mandates that all work permit and S Pass holders in the construction, marine and process sectors arriving from higher-risk countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia need to serve the bulk of their quarantine in MWOCs in Punggol, Tengah or Eunos... Subscribe now. *Terms and conditions apply ....
Since March 15, all work permit and S Pass holders in the construction, marine and process (CMP) sectors arriving from higher-risk countries such as Bangladesh and Malaysia have to serve the bulk of their quarantine in Migrant Worker Onboarding Centres (MWOCs) in Punggol, Tengah or Eunos... He added ... Kok Yufeng ....
Since March 15, all work permit and S Pass holders in the construction, marine and process (CMP) sectors arriving from higher-risk countries, such as Bangladesh and Malaysia, have to serve the bulk of their quarantine in migrant worker onboarding centres (MWOCs) in Punggol, Tengah or Eunos.
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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.