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Bangladesh: Country in South Asia
Bangladesh, officially called 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 161 million people. In terms of land mass, Bangladesh ranks 92nd, 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, and from China by the Indian state of Sikkim, respectively in the north. 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. With numerous criss-crossing rivers and inland waterways, the dominant geographic feature of Bangladesh is the Ganges delta, which empties into the Bay of Bengal with the combined waters of several river systems, including the Brahmaputra river and the Ganges river. Highlands, with evergreen forests, cover the northeastern and southeastern regions, while the country's biodiversity comprises a vast array of plants and wildlife, including the endangered Royal Bengal tiger, which is the national animal. The seacoast features the world's longest natural sandy beach in Cox's Bazar as well as the Sundarbans, which is the world's largest mangrove forest.


Fears grow over Bangladesh's COVID-19 response [Video]

Fears grow over Bangladesh's COVID-19 response

Local health ministry says pandemic has spread to level of community transmission and will spread quite rapidly.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Italy to hike spending against coronavirus: PM [Video]

Italy to hike spending against coronavirus: PM

Italy’s government will further increase spending in a “massive shock therapy” to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the prime minister said on Monday. Soraya Ali reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published
Rohingya crisis: Refugees afraid to return home to Myanmar [Video]

Rohingya crisis: Refugees afraid to return home to Myanmar

Afraid to return home, Myanmar's Rohingya refugees are stuck in camps in Bangladesh, three years on from a military crackdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:27Published
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

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Bangladesh’s ailing former prime minister Khaleda Zia was released from prison on Wednesday on humanitarian grounds, her party said.
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Bangladesh will release former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, the country's law minister said on Tuesday.
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PM Modi thanks Afghanistan, Bangladesh for contributing to Covid-19 emergency fund

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Bangladesh and Afghanistan for contributing to the Covid-19 emergency fund for SAARC countries, saying the challenge can be overcome by working together.
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India, Bangladesh have created a golden chapter of mutual relations: PM Modi

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Coronavirus Outbreak: All SAARC nations respond to Prime Minister Modi's call, video conference on Sunday at 5 PM

SAARC stands for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation with eight members including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Govt curbs travel via border, suspends bus, rail links to Bangladesh

Only four India-Nepal border check posts will be operational during this period.Though the Kartarpur corridor is currently open, the government will take a decision on it by Saturday, officials said.
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Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

A massive fire ripped through a slum on Wednesday in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, leaving thousands of people homeless.
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PM’s Dhaka visit off after Bangladesh defers Mujib bash

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was expected to visit Dhaka next week, has cancelled his trip amid a surging threat of coronavirus in South Asia, sources told ANI on Monday. ​​Bangladesh has also..
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PM Modi likely to call-off visit to Bangladesh amid coronavirus scare

Modi was scheduled to visit Bangladesh on March 17 to attend the birth centenary celebrations of Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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Bangladesh confirms its first three cases of coronavirus

Bangladesh on Sunday confirmed its first three cases of coronavirus in the south Asian country, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
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Kuwait suspends flights to and from seven countries over coronavirus: tweet

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PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh: Simmering tension over CAA, NRC to take centre stage

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15k from Bangladesh among 19k who got citizenship from 2014 to ’19

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Nearly 19,000 nationals of neighbouring countries granted Indian citizenship in during 2014-19, most from Bangladesh

The details were provided to the Rajya Sabha by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai in a written reply to a question regarding country-wise details of applications for Indian..
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All Bangladeshi migrants settled in Bengal are Indian citizens: Mamata Banerjee

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Cow dung, urine can treat coronavirus, claims BJP legislator from Assam

The cure was suggested by BJP MLA Suman Haripriya while she was speaking during a discussion on smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh.
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India's foreign secretary says Assam NRC will not impact Bangladesh

India's foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla who is in Dhaka has publically cleared the misunderstanding on the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying it will not impact Bangladesh.
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India willing to share all military hardware made in the country with Bangladesh: FS Shringla

India is ready to share with Bangladesh any military hardware being manufactured in the country for India's defence forces, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday as he underlined the..
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NRC won't have implications on Bangladesh: Foreign secretary Shringla

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Bangladesh police kill seven suspected Rohingya robbers in raid

Bangladeshi police shot dead seven suspected Rohingya robbers on Monday during a shootout in southeast Bangladesh, a spokesman for a special police unit known as the Rapid Action Battalion said.
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Indian car rally team turned back from Bangladesh border over ‘security issues’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit Bangladesh in March

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Govt tells Bangladeshi student to leave India for taking part in anti-CAA protest

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has served 'Leave India Notice' on a Bangladesh national named Afsara A Meem, a student of Visva Bharati University, for "engaging in anti-government activities".
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Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island: minister

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

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Election card is proof of citizenship: Court

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

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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..
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At least 15 Rohingya die in boat capsize, dozens missing

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

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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,..
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Centre should implement NRC nationwide: BJP MP

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

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

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