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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 world's 8th-most populous country with a population exceeding 162,951,560 people. In area, it is the 92nd-largest country, spanning 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi). It shares land borders with India to the west and Myanmar to the east. It is also one of the most densely-populated countries in the world. Dhaka is its capital and largest city, and is also the economic, political and the cultural center of Bangladesh, followed by Chittagong, which has the country's largest port. Bangladesh forms the largest and eastern part of the Bengal region. The country's geography is dominated by the Bengal delta, the largest delta in the world. The country has many rivers and 8,046 km (5,000 mi) of inland waterways. Highlands with evergreen forests are found in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the country. The country also has the longest sea beach and the largest mangrove forest in the world. The country's biodiversity includes a vast array of plants and wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger, the national animal.

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Bangladesh, UNHCR to survey Rohingya regarding return to Myanmar

Bangladesh will work with the United Nations refugee agency to determine if more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees will accept Myanmar's offer to return home, an official said on Monday, nearly a year after..
Reuters - Published

About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Bangladesh

Bangladesh fire: Thousands of homes destroyed in Dhaka slum [Video]Bangladesh fire: Thousands of homes destroyed in Dhaka slum

The fire broke out in a crowded shanty town and destroyed about 2,000 mostly tin homes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Bangladesh slum fire: Thousands lefts homeless in Dhaka [Video]Bangladesh slum fire: Thousands lefts homeless in Dhaka

The fire broke out in a crowded shanty town and destroyed about 2,000 mostly tin homes.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:09Published

Fire in Bangladesh capital leaves thousands homeless [Video]Fire in Bangladesh capital leaves thousands homeless

A fire ripped through a slum area of the Bangladesh capital Dhaka leaving thousands of people homeless

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Floating farms in Bangladesh help farmers survive floods [Video]Floating farms in Bangladesh help farmers survive floods

Innovative floating farms are proving to be a sustainable solution for poor farmers where land is often submerged by floodwaters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published

Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak? [Video]Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak?

Poor urban planning, government mismanagement and resilience of some viral strands lead to the worst-ever outbreak.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Bangladesh floods: millions at risk as waters recede [Video]Bangladesh floods: millions at risk as waters recede

Over seven million people affected, 163,000 hectares of cropland damaged, according to the Bangladesh Red Crescent society.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Bangladesh: More than 275,000 people affected by flooding [Video]Bangladesh: More than 275,000 people affected by flooding

Bangladesh: More than 275,000 people affected by flooding

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Trump Doesn't Know Where Myanmar Is [Video]Trump Doesn't Know Where Myanmar Is

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump met with victims of religious persecution, says Business Insider. The refugees he met with came from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran, and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

State funeral for Bangladesh's former President Ershad [Video]State funeral for Bangladesh's former President Ershad

Thousands of Bangladeshis attend former President Hussain Muhammad Ershad's funeral in Dhaka on Monday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives [Video]Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Refugee camps hit by monsoons in Bangladesh [Video]Refugee camps hit by monsoons in Bangladesh

Thousands of people have been displaced within the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh over the last few days after heavy monsoon rains started last Thursday (July 4) causing flooding..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Why Bangladeshi migrants board boats from Libya to reach Europe [Video]Why Bangladeshi migrants board boats from Libya to reach Europe

Key migrant organisation IOM says hundreds of Bangladeshis died or went missing while trying to reach Europe in 2019.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

UNESCO labels Sundarbans of Bangladesh ‘World Heritage in Danger’ [Video]UNESCO labels Sundarbans of Bangladesh ‘World Heritage in Danger’

The World Heritage Centre of UNESCO has declared largest mangrove forest on earth, the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as a 'World Heritage in Danger' site.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Bangladesh's garment factories pollute rivers, affecting residents' health [Video]Bangladesh's garment factories pollute rivers, affecting residents' health

As Bangladesh becomes one of world's top clothes producers, waste from factories dirties waterways and impacts poor.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Fishing industry hit hard by ban in Bangladesh [Video]Fishing industry hit hard by ban in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has for the first time imposed a long-term ban running for 65 days that prevents all types of fishing in the Bay of Bengal, impacting the entire fishing supply chain.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

 

Speeding car kills two Bangladesh nationals

Two persons travelling inside Mercedes car, which was hit by the speeding Jaguar, also sustained injuries
DNA - Published

Kolkata: Two Bangladeshi nationals killed in road accident

In the wee hours of Friday night, a Jaguar car coming from the West on Shakespeare Sarani hit a Mercedes Car coming from Loudon Street. Consequently, the Mercedes car toppled over and dashed into the..
DNA - Published

Exclusive: Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on Thursday, nearly a year after a..
Reuters - Published

NIA arrests Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh Nadia module leader in connection to Burdhwan Blast case

A resident of Nadia, West Bengal, absconding Jahirul Sheikh, was charge-sheeted on July 23, 2015 for his direct involvement in the conspiracy of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to commit..
DNA - Published

UN diplomats of 50 countries pay tribute to Sushma Swaraj

Diplomats of about 50 countries across the world at the UN have written separate condolence messages for late Union minister Sushma Swaraj who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The countries..
IndiaTimes - Published

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