Australia  

Bangladesh

Country in South Asia

Bangladesh    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

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.

8
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Tales of abuse as Bangladeshi female workers return from the Gulf [Video]

Tales of abuse as Bangladeshi female workers return from the Gulf

Why Bangladesh workers hit hard by the pandemic are arriving home from abroad - without wages, physically tortured or worse; in coffins.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:54Published
Bangladeshi police unit accused of torture and murder [Video]

Bangladeshi police unit accused of torture and murder

Human rights groups say law enforcement agencies are often used by the governing parties to repress opposition and dissent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:01Published
'Mamata scared; turning Bengal into Bangladesh': BJP attacks TMC | WB election [Video]

'Mamata scared; turning Bengal into Bangladesh': BJP attacks TMC | WB election

Dilip Ghosh, president of BJP's West Bengal unit, trained his guns on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the poll campaign picks up pace. Ghosh said Banerjee gets terrified whenever senior BJP leaders..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:53Published
Bangladeshi cargo vessel 'MV Maa' likely to be converted into restaurant at Visakhapatnam [Video]

Bangladeshi cargo vessel 'MV Maa' likely to be converted into restaurant at Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam administration proposes to convert Bangladeshi vessel 'MV Maa' into a floating restaurant after obtaining statutory clearance and clearance from its owner. 'MV Maa', anchored at Vizag..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:20Published
26/11 Mumbai attack anniversary: rallies held in Bangladesh, Nepal against terrorism [Video]

26/11 Mumbai attack anniversary: rallies held in Bangladesh, Nepal against terrorism

Rallies were held in different parts of the world to mark the anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. In Sylhet city of Bangladesh anti-terrorism rally was held where activists condemn terrorism in..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:57Published
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

You Might Like


Another food delivery worker has been killed, bringing the death toll in Australia to five in two months

It comes just days after Uber Eats rider Bijoy Paul, a Bangladeshi national, died in Sydney after being hit by a car as he delivered an order.
SBS - Published

'A tragedy and a crisis': Fourth delivery worker dies in Australia in past two months

Uber Eats rider Bijoy Paul, a Bangladeshi national, died after being hit by a car as he delivered an order in Sydney on Saturday.
SBS - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with symptoms of the novel coronavirus are not coming forward to get tested because they fear being separated from their families and held in isolation, community..
Reuters - Published

First Rohingya dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh

An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the camps in southern Bangladesh, officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Five coronavirus patients die in Bangladesh hospital fire

Five coronavirus patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday, a fire service official said.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh hospital fire kills five coronavirus patients

A fire broke out in a hospital on Wednesday in Bangladesh's capital, killing five coronavirus patients, a fire service official said.
Reuters - Published

Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13 billion in India, may rise in Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said.
Reuters - Published

Cyclone Amphan leaves thousands homeless in eastern India, Modi offers help

Several thousand people have been left homeless after the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade hit India and Bangladesh this week, officials said, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited..
Reuters - Published

Indian PM offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, peering down from his aircraft on Friday, saw the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before..
Reuters - Published

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh, flooding lowlands

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages on Thursday, hampered by..
Reuters - Published

Cyclone Amphan kills at least 72 in eastern India: minister

At least 72 people were killed in eastern India after a powerful cyclone tore through coastal areas and neighbouring Bangladesh, a state chief minister said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Cyclone swamps parts of India, Bangladesh, evacuations keep death toll down

Rescue teams searched for survivors in eastern India and Bangladesh on Thursday, a day after the most powerful cyclone in over a decade devastated coastal villages, tore down power lines, and left..
Reuters - Published

Cyclone leaves trail of devastation along coast of eastern India, Bangladesh

Rescue teams searched for survivors in eastern India and Bangladesh a day after the most powerful cyclone in over a decade devastated coastal villages, destroying mud houses, ripping out electricity..
Reuters - Published

China-backed AIIB approves $250 million loan for Bangladesh's COVID-19 response

Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it had approved a $250 million loan to Bangladesh to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Reuters - Published

Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh leaving trail of destruction

A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief..
Reuters - Published

Powerful cyclone tears into India, Bangladesh, killing five

A powerful cyclone killed at least five people as it swept through eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, accompanied by a storm surge that swamped embankments and destroyed hundreds of homes in..
Reuters - Published

Cyclone Amphan tears into India, Bangladesh, destroys homes, whips up storm surge

A powerful cyclone tore into eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, destroying mud houses and embankments and whipping up a storm surge along the coast, officials said, after millions of people..
Reuters - Published

Strongest cyclone in over a decade slams into India, Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone barrelled into eastern India on Wednesday with heavy rain, wind and waves as millions of people were evacuated from there and neighbouring Bangladesh in an operation complicated by..
Reuters - Published

Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as cyclone bears down

Heavy rains and winds lashed two eastern Indian states and parts of Bangladesh hours before a powerful cyclone made landfall on Wednesday, with rescue teams evacuating millions of villagers to higher..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh moves Rohingya to island shelters as huge cyclone nears

Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region,..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

India and Bangladesh evacuated around half a million people out of the way of the most powerful storm in a decade ahead of its landfall on Wednesday amid fears of heavy damage to houses and crops and..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh says coronavirus detected in Rohingya refugee camp: official

The novel coronavirus has been detected in one of the camps in southern Bangladesh that are home to more than one million Rohingya refugees, officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh quarantines hundreds of Rohingya boat people on island: officials

The Bangladesh navy has rescued around 280 Rohingya Muslims from the Bay of Bengal, towing their stranded boat to an island where they will be quarantined as a precaution against the coronavirus, coast..
Reuters - Published

Black and some other ethnic groups more at risk from COVID-19, Britain says

Black people and men of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin are nearly twice as likely to die from the COVID-19 disease than whites, even when adjusting data for deprivation, a new British report said on..
Reuters - Published

Black and Pakistani people more likely to die from COVID-19: UK data

Black people and those of Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnicity have a significantly higher chance of dying from COVID-19 than white people, even when adjusting for deprivation, the British statistics..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh eases some restrictions, extends lockdown to May 16

Bangladesh authorities said on Monday they will gradually open up more factories, as well as farms and logistics operations, as they try to diminish the economic impact of a coronavirus lockdown which..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh coronavirus cases exceed 10,000: health ministry

The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh surpassed 10,000 on Monday, the country's health ministry said, with infections increasing in pace over the past several days.
Reuters - Published

Rohingya survivors tell of misery and death at sea; hundreds still adrift

Rohingya refugee Shahab Uddin thought the wooden trawler he boarded in February would be his ticket out of a camp in Bangladesh to a better life in Malaysia.
Reuters - Published

Dozens of Rohingya from stranded boat land in southern Bangladesh: official says

Dozens of Rohingya believed to be from one of several boats stuck at sea landed on the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said, as concerns grew over hundreds stranded for weeks on..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh garment factories reopen, while India looks to ease its lockdown

More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while India considered ways to scale..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh restarts some garment factories, India debates an easing of restrictions

More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while in India calls grew for an easing..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh shuts down villages after tens of thousands attend cleric's funeral

Bangladesh has tightened a clampdown on seven villages after tens of thousands attended the funeral of a popular local cleric in spite of a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus,..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh garment workers pack streets to demand wages during coronavirus lockdown

Hundreds of workers poured onto the streets of Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong on Saturday, flouting social distancing rules to demand work and wages during the coronavirus shutdown.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh coast guard rescues 396 Rohingya from drifting boat; 32 dead

At least 32 ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that drifted for weeks after it failed to reach Malaysia, officials of the Bangladesh coast guard said on Thursday, following the rescue of 396 starving..
Reuters - Published

Two dozen Rohingya died on drifting boat; 382 rescued: Bangladesh

At least two dozen ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that was drifting for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia, Bangladesh coastguard officials said on Thursday, after 382 starving survivors were..
Reuters - Published

Over two dozen Rohingya died on rescued boat, Bangladesh coast guard says

At least two dozen ethnic Rohingya died aboard a ship that was rescued on Wednesday with nearly 400 starving people aboard after failing to reach Malaysia and drifting for weeks, Bangladesh coast guard..
Reuters - Published

India says it's ready to tackle rising virus cases, Bangladesh announces farm relief

India said on Sunday its hospital network is adequately prepared to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, with over 100,000 beds ready to cater to a potential surge in patient numbers.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh announces coronavirus farm relief package, India seen extending lockdown

Bangladesh on Sunday announced a relief package worth about $1.7 billion to help farmers struggling because of restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus, with neighbouring India..
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh extends coronavirus lockdown, India's Modi mulls longer restrictions

In South Asia's latest moves to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has extended its nationwide lockdown by 11 days while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Saturday with..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike

Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent..
Reuters - Published

'Just one case': fears coronavirus may spread like wildfire in world's refugee camps

In the world’s largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, filmmaker Mohammed Arafat has been making public safety videos to warn about the dangers of coronavirus.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda freed on humanitarian grounds, her party says

Bangladesh’s ailing former prime minister Khaleda Zia was released from prison on Wednesday on humanitarian grounds, her party said.
Reuters - Published

Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia to be freed from jail: minister

Bangladesh will release former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, the country's law minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published


 Page 1  〉