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Bangladesh: Bangladesh - Country in South Asia
Bangladesh pronounced or ; Bengali: [ˈbaŋladeʃ] (listen); literally meaning The country of Bengal; and officially called the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's 8th-most populous country with nearly 163 million people, and is the 92nd-largest country in land area, spanning 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 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 India's Siliguri Corridor in the north and from China by the Indian state of Sikkim in the northeast. Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest sea port, is the second largest city. The dominant geographic feature is the Ganges delta, which empties into the Bay of Bengal the combined waters of several river systems, including the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, with numerous criss-crossing rivers and inland waterways. Highlands with evergreen forests cover the northeastern and southeastern regions. The seacoast features the longest natural sea beach and most of the world's largest mangrove forest. The country's biodiversity includes a vast array of plants and wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger, the national animal.


Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island: minister

Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told..
Reuters - Published

'Golden chapter' of ties with New Delhi underway: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran

The comments on India-Bangladesh ties comes weeks before PM Modi is expected to visit Bangladesh.
DNA - Published

Videos for Bangladesh

Bangladesh factories ordered shut to save Dhaka's river [Video]Bangladesh factories ordered shut to save Dhaka's river

The main river that used to be Dhaka's source of drinking water is now toxic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh [Video]Rohingya refugees die after boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Seventy people rescued after overcrowded boat heading for Malaysia sank in Bay of Bengal, officials say.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling [Video]Bangladeshis in India fear deportation, spike in border smuggling

Bangladeshis living in India say a 'growing climate of hostility' is forcing them to return to their homeland.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

Bangladesh: One in five people live below poverty line [Video]Bangladesh: One in five people live below poverty line

How some people are surviving on less than $5 a day in Bangladesh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling [Video]'Justice served': Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh hail ICJ ruling

UN top court's order asking Myanmar to prevent further genocide of mainly Muslim Rohingya cheered at Cox's Bazar camps.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept [Video]India captain Kohli no fan of four-day test concept

Virat Kohli speaks out against the prospect of test matches being reduced to four days from five.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published


Election card is proof of citizenship: Court

A magistrate court held that original election cards are proof of citizenship this week while acquitting a Mankhurd couple arrested in 2017 on suspicion of being Bangladeshi nationals illegally living..
IndiaTimes - Published

SC directs Centre, Assam govt to file status report on Bangladeshi migrants in detention centres

IndiaTimes - Published

Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing, 15 confirmed dead after boat capsizes

Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard..
Reuters - Published

At least 15 Rohingya die in boat capsize, dozens missing

At least 15 Rohingya Muslim refugees died and many more were missing on Tuesday, after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast..
Reuters - Published

Half of Bangladesh will be empty if Indian citizenship offered: Union minister Reddy

IndiaTimes - Published

NE-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021: Jitendra Singh

IndiaTimes - Published

Prepared to bring back anyone hailing from neighbourhood countries: EAM on evacuation of Pak students from Wuhan

India had brought back 654 passengers from Wuhan on 31st January and 1 February which included 7 Maldivian citizens and one Bangladeshi citizen
DNA - Published

Over one lakh illegal Bangladeshi migrants in India: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

IndiaTimes - Published

Madhya Pradesh Cabinet urges Centre to repeal CAA, amend NPR rules

Severe protests have erupted in various parts of the country ever since the central government passed the contentious act, which grants Indian citizenship to refugees belonging to the Hindu, Christian,..
DNA - Published

Centre should implement NRC nationwide: BJP MP

Raising the issue during zero hour, Nishikant Dubey (BJP), said, "Today, I make a request to the Centre to implement NRC nationwide." He alleged that vote bank politics was being done in the name of..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Now they can chase their dreams': Bangladesh allows Rohingya children to study

Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.
Reuters - Published

India, Bangladesh eye evacuating citizens from China coronavirus epicenter

India and Bangladesh said on Tuesday they are working on evacuating their citizens from China's Wuhan, the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.
Reuters - Published

Citizenship seekers may have to prove faith

Migrants or refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan need to prove they belong to one of six minority faiths — Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jain, Buddhist or Parsi, said a government..
IndiaTimes - Published

Proof of religious beliefs to be required for applying citizenship under CAA

Non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will have to provide proofs of their religious beliefs while applying for Indian citizenship under the controversial Citizenship Amendment..
IndiaTimes - Published

Muslims from Pakistan, Bangladesh should be thrown out of India, says Shiv Sena in mouthpiece Saamna

The Sena also attacked MNS chief Raj Thackeray for changing the party flag colour and shifting to Hindutva.
DNA - Published

Pakistani, Bangladeshi Muslims should be 'thrown out' from country: Shiv Sena

The party made the statement in the wake of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's remarks that his party will take out a huge rally on February 9 in Mumbai to drive "illegal..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAA effect? Number of Bangladeshi illegals exiting up, says BSF

The number of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants trying to exit India through the border has “increased substantially”, though it can’t be called an “exodus” as of now, as per the Border Security..
IndiaTimes - Published

NIA files chargesheet against two members of Bangladeshi terror group, Ansar-al-Islam

IndiaTimes - Published

CAA stir: BSF reports an increase in outflow of Bangladeshi migrants from India

The Gojadanga area of North 24 Parganas district saw a maximum outflow of Bangladeshi migrants.
DNA - Published

Substantial increase in outflow of Bangladeshi migrants post CAA enactment: BSF

IndiaTimes - Published

Raj Thackeray's MNS goes saffron, backs Modi government on evicting infiltrators

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday indicated he is all set to carry forward uncle Bal Thackeray's legacy, unveiling his party's new saffron flag and announcing his support to the Modi government for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nobody can dare touch any Indian Muslim, says Rajnath on apprehensions about CAA-NRC-NPR

Addressing a rally in support of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Shatabdi Nagar here, the BJP leader said religious minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh were living a "life of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Before CAA, string of government orders made it impossible for Muslim migrants to get Indian citizenship

The most significant GO is the October 22, 2018 amendment to the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950 and Foreigners Act, 1946, discriminating against Muslims and atheists for the grant of long-term..
IndiaTimes - Published

VHP to help 1.5 cr refugees get Indian citizenship

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will help over 1.5 crore refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to get Indian citizenship.
IndiaTimes - Published

'We trust India to not harm us': Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on CAA-NRC

New Delhi has assured Dhaka that the citizenship issue will not impact India-Bangladesh bilateral relations, AK Abdul Momen added
DNA - Published

Muslim would be asked documents to prove their nationality: Shashi Tharoor

Speaking at the Kerala Literature Festival, Tharoor also said that during the National Population Register (NPR) enumeration, Muslims would be asked to produce documents to prove their nationality...
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC will protect rights of minorities 'taken away' by Bangladeshi infiltrators: Jharkhand BJP

IndiaTimes - Published

Those opposing CAA are anti-Dalits: Amit Shah

The controversial law promises citizenship to "illegal immigrants" belonging to minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who fled religious persecution in the three countries.
DNA - Published

NIA to investigate 'Bangladesh link' of DSP Davinder Singh

They are also suspecting that Davinder may have met the men from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) -- the premier intelligence agency of Pakistan
DNA - Published

Centre facilitated development in Tripura by inking pacts with Bangladesh: Governor tells House

IndiaTimes - Published

How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

The CAA aims to provide Indian citizenship to six minority communities — Hindus, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Christians — who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014 from..
IndiaTimes - Published

All India Radio, Bangladesh Betar sign content sharing agreement; India to help establish film city in Bangladesh

A biopic on Bangladesh founding father Sheikh Mujibar Rahman will be made.
DNA - Published

UP 1st off the block on CAA, sends refugees list to Centre

The UP government has sent a list of largely Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living across 19 districts in the state to the Union home ministry, making it the first state to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Challenge Mamata, Rahul to find CAA provision that can take away citizenship: Amit Shah

The new citizenship law promises citizenship to members of 6 non-Muslim communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who entered India before December 31, 2014.
DNA - Published

Third Bangladesh minister cancels visit to India amid CAA protests

Bangladesh's Deputy Foreign Minister Shahriar Alam was invited to speak to Raisina Dialogue.
DNA - Published

Union home ministry issues notification, CAA comes into effect

The Centre on Friday announced that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will come into force from January 10. Under the Act non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre replacing old fencing with anti-cut fencing at India-Pak, Bangladesh borders

The Govt of India is replacing old fencing with the latest anti-cut fencing at India-Pakistan and Bangladesh borders, BSF sources said. Sources claimed that fencing at some patches is very old which..
IndiaTimes - Published

Intel: ISI funding training of 40 Rohingyas in Bangladesh

IndiaTimes - Published

Felling of trees for widening of road to Indo-Bangla border: SC constitutes expert panel

The Supreme Court constituted on Thursday a committee of environment experts to suggest an alternative to felling of over 350 trees for construction of railway over bridges (ROB) and widening of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak's ISI funding terror group in Bangladesh for attacks in India: Sources

In an attempt to instigate trouble in India, Pakistan is funding terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), intellignece agencies have revealed. As per the information, Pak's notorious..
DNA - Published

Bangladeshis attack Indian border outpost; 1 BSF jawan injured

Bangladeshi nationals attacked a border outpost in Meghalaya, assaulting two BSF jawans and snatching their weapons, resulting in injuries to one of them. The incident took place at around midnight on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Seemapuri case: Five arrested, including two Bangladeshi nationals, for instigating violence during anti-CAA protests

The police suspect a foreign hand behind the incidents of violent riots
DNA - Published

CAA not against Indian Muslims, Modi govt is for all: Union minister Ramdas Athawale

Amid the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday said the amended law is not against the Muslim community in India and that the Narendra..
IndiaTimes - Published

NRC scare may have forced thousands to return to Bangladesh

The spurt in infiltration arrests in Bangladesh over the past couple of months - around 450 since mid-November - is the tip of the iceberg. The actual number of Bangladeshis who have returned illegally..
IndiaTimes - Published

Attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib: Harsimrat Badal attacks Congress for opposing CAA

Union minister Harsimrat Badal on Friday slammed the Congress and its Punjab leader Captain Amarinder Singh for opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act, which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities..
IndiaTimes - Published

Illegal Bangladeshi migrants continue to flee India under CAA-NRC panic

Meanwhile, Bangladesh, which is already housing several thousand Rohingya refugees, is not taking this re-migration lightly.
DNA - Published

'If not India, where will Hindus go?' Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on CAA protests

Amid protests over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said Hindus facing religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh will naturally "come..
DNA - Published

Bangladesh restores mobile network in border areas with India

On Tuesday, Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission had asked telecom operators to shut down all mobile networks in one kilometre border areas with India and Myanmar.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

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