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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 land mass, 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 sea port, is the second-largest city.

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Demonstrators chant ‘Modi, Modi’, praise India in Toronto’s anti-China protests [Video]

Demonstrators chant ‘Modi, Modi’, praise India in Toronto’s anti-China protests

Anti-China protests were held in Canada’s Toronto on August 01. It was organized by Canada Hong Kong Link & Bangladesh Minority Rights Alliance. Indian, Tibetan, Vietnamese & Taiwanese diaspora..

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Anti-China protest in Toronto against Chinese oppression [Video]

Anti-China protest in Toronto against Chinese oppression

A protest was carried out in downtown Toronto against Chinese oppression on August 01. Protestors urged the international community to take measures to tackle Chinese oppression. The protest was..

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'We follow western way of doing things in economic system': Muhammad Yunus [Video]

'We follow western way of doing things in economic system': Muhammad Yunus

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke with Nobel laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, and discussed ideas that could re-shape the post pandemic world. The duo delved into..

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Nearly one-third of Bangladesh affected by monsoon floods [Video]

Nearly one-third of Bangladesh affected by monsoon floods

After losing their homes and livelihoods, hundreds of thousands in Bangladesh wait for help amid rising floodwaters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
S Jaishankar, Piyush Goyal hand over 10 locomotives to Bangladesh Railways [Video]

S Jaishankar, Piyush Goyal hand over 10 locomotives to Bangladesh Railways

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off 10 diesel locomotives on July 27. The locomotives were handed over by the Indian Railways to Bangladesh Railways..

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More than 3 million affected by flooding in Bangladesh [Video]

More than 3 million affected by flooding in Bangladesh

Monsoon flooding has left millions homeless, with lost crops and livelihoods. More than 7.5 million more are at risk of flooding according to the National Need Assessment Working Group.View on euronews

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BSF seizes goods worth Rs 46.5 lakhs from goods train in WB's Nadia [Video]

BSF seizes goods worth Rs 46.5 lakhs from goods train in WB's Nadia

Border Security Force (BSF) seized goods worth Rs 46.5 lakhs from a wagon which were being smuggled to Bangladesh at Gede railway station. It was seized during checking a goods train going to Darshana..

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How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services [Video]

How COVID-19 Drew The Curtain Back On India's Inability To Provide Basic Public Health Services

India is now third on the Johns Hopkins University tally of countries struggling with the novel coronavirus COVID-19, following the US and Brazil. Far from flattening the curve, CNN reports India's..

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Bangladesh arrests health workers for selling fake COVID-19 certificates [Video]

Bangladesh arrests health workers for selling fake COVID-19 certificates

Mohammad Shahed, accused of issuing thousands of fake COVID-19 certificates, arrested after a nine-day manhunt.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:59Published
One-third of Bangladesh underwater due to flooding [Video]

One-third of Bangladesh underwater due to flooding

One-third of Bangladesh is submerged under floodwater as the situation continues to worsen with over 1 million villagers forced to leave their homes.View on euronews

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Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh [Video]

Alarm over Rohingya refugee testing COVID-19 positive in Bangladesh

The refugee is among the first two confirmed cases in the world's biggest and most densely populated camps.

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Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: India and Bangladesh clean up after devastation

The cyclone tore through West Bengal and neighbouring Odisha state, uprooting trees, and destroying homes and vehicles.

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India, Bangladesh order evacuation of millions ahead of cyclone [Video]

India, Bangladesh order evacuation of millions ahead of cyclone

Cyclone Amphan with a wind speed of up to 200 kph expected to hit coastal areas of India and Bangladesh on Wednesday.

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Deaths reported as Cyclone Amphan tears into India, Bangladesh [Video]

Deaths reported as Cyclone Amphan tears into India, Bangladesh

Most powerful cyclone in 20 years makes landfall, packing winds of up to 190km/h as millions are evacuated from its path.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published
Dozens die in Bangladesh ferry accident: Officials [Video]

Dozens die in Bangladesh ferry accident: Officials

Vessel hit by another ferry in capital Dhaka, close to the country's largest river port, killing at least 30 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:46Published
Bangladesh economy: Tens of thousands of people left jobless [Video]

Bangladesh economy: Tens of thousands of people left jobless

Like other countries, the pandemic in Bangladesh has robbed tens of thousands of workers of their jobs and income.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste? [Video]

Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

Experts say more resources and public awareness are urgently needed in Bangladesh to ensure discarded medical waste does not make the coronavirus pandemic worse.

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India begins reconstruction of 300-year-old temple in Bangladesh

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India ramps up rail cooperation with Dhaka

India will on Monday hand over 10 broad gauge (BG) locomotives to Bangladesh as a part of its grant assistance to the eastern neighbour. India sees rail cooperation with Bangladesh, a country where..
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Parcel train takes chillies to Bangladesh, creates history

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The trade impasse between India and Bangladesh through the Petrapole-Benapole border came to an end on Sunday afternoon when five trucks from each side crossed over to the other side, reports Debasish..
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BSF alerts units along B'desh border against spurt in human trafficking during Covid-19

The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded an alert all along the 4,096 km long India-Bangladesh front to check cross-border human trafficking instances that may witness a spurt in wake of the..
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Visas of 2,679 of 2,765 foreign tablighis cancelled, Centre tells SC

The Union government has cancelled visas of 2,679 foreigners, majority from Bangladesh and Indonesia, for indulging in tablighi activities impermissible under the tourist visa granted to them and said..
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Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, the southeast Asian nation's defence minister said on Tuesday.
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Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps

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4.3 magnitude earthquake hits India-Bangladesh border

A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, rocked the India- Bangladesh border on Wednesday morning but there were no reports of any damage, officials said.
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First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh camps

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Bangladeshis killed in Libya were abducted and tortured, Foreign Ministry says

The 30 migrants slain by traffickers in Libya on Wednesday had been abducted while crossing the country in search of work and then tortured to extract a ransom, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said on..
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Modi offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost

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Cyclone Amphan considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila: UN

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