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Bangladesh: Country in South Asia
Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 162 million people. In terms of landmass, Bangladesh ranks 92nd, spanning 148,460 square kilometres (57,320 sq mi), making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, Myanmar to the southeast, and the Bay of Bengal to the south. It is narrowly separated from Nepal and Bhutan by the Siliguri Corridor, and from China by Sikkim, in the north, respectively. Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport, is the second-largest city.

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Why farmers in Bangladesh are protesting a plan to repair a dam [Video]

Why farmers in Bangladesh are protesting a plan to repair a dam

Thousands of farmers in northern Bangladesh are protesting against a government plan they say will have a negative effect on their livelihoods.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
BSF rescues scarlet birds while being smuggled from Bangladesh to India [Video]

BSF rescues scarlet birds while being smuggled from Bangladesh to India

Troops of Border Security Force (BSF) of South Bengal Frontier rescued scarlet birds. These were being smuggled from Bangladesh to India. The scarlet birds were being smuggled by smugglers through the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:26Published
Police recover gold bar in Tripura's Dharmanagar, 1 arrested [Video]

Police recover gold bar in Tripura's Dharmanagar, 1 arrested

Police arrested one person and recovered a gold bar from his possession in Tripura's Dharmanagar town. The man was trying to smuggle gold bar from Bangladesh on November 12. The weight of gold bar is..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:28Published
‘We don’t matter’: Rohingya deprived of vote in Myanmar elections [Video]

‘We don’t matter’: Rohingya deprived of vote in Myanmar elections

Thousands of Muslim-majority Rohingya, who have taken shelter in Bangladesh, lament their exclusion from the polls.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published
Thousands take part in anti-France rallies in Bangladesh and Indonesia [Video]

Thousands take part in anti-France rallies in Bangladesh and Indonesia

Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in the capitals of Bangladesh and Indonesia to protest against Emmanuel Macron's support for caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published
3 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants arrested in Mumbai with forgery material [Video]

3 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants arrested in Mumbai with forgery material

Three illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and 2 agents were caught in Mumbai on November 02. The accused were caught in Mayanagri's Sakinaka area. Indian passports, Aadhar cards, stamps were also recovered..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:33Published
Protesters burn Macron effigy amid tensions over right to caricature [Video]

Protesters burn Macron effigy amid tensions over right to caricature

Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh vent their fury at French president Emmanuel Macron.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Anti-France protests spread globally [Video]

Anti-France protests spread globally

Anger is growing in Muslim nations against French President Emmanuel Macron - with new protests in Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:12Published
Muslims in India, Bangladesh protest cartoon [Video]

Muslims in India, Bangladesh protest cartoon

Protesters in India's western city of Mumbai and in Dhaka took to the streets on Wednesday to protest remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published
Calls for end to workplace harrassment in Bangladesh [Video]

Calls for end to workplace harrassment in Bangladesh

Hundreds of protesters, mostly female garment workers, gathered in Dhaka on Saturday (October 17), calling for a new labour law that would protect women from sexual harassment and abuse at factories...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
Bangladeshi's support new death penalty for rape [Video]

Bangladeshi's support new death penalty for rape

Bangladesh's cabinet on Monday approved the capital punishment for rapists, after seeing a surge of sexual crimes in recent years. Nearly 1,000 incidents were reported between January and September..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published
Bangladesh gender violence: 632 rape cases reported in 4 months [Video]

Bangladesh gender violence: 632 rape cases reported in 4 months

Since the coronavirus pandemic and imposition of lockdowns, the number of rapes in Bangladesh has increased.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Bangladesh: Hundreds protest over viral video of attack on woman [Video]

Bangladesh: Hundreds protest over viral video of attack on woman

Human rights groups say abuses against women are only getting worse.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published
Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international [Video]

Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international

While reacting on government's action against Amnesty International (global human right organization), Ministry of External Affairs said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:21Published

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