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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 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 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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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.

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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.

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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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Bangladeshi national reaches Attari-Wagah border to save his love story [Video]

Bangladeshi national reaches Attari-Wagah border to save his love story

BSF arrested a Bangladeshi national at Attari-Wagah Border's CP Gate on June 01. Amid lockdown, people are travelling back to their hometowns while Abdullah travelled from Kolkata to Amritsar and..

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Over 200 Indians cross over 3 land border posts to reach India amid COVID-19 [Video]

Over 200 Indians cross over 3 land border posts to reach India amid COVID-19

Around 200 Indian Citizens, largely from Northeast India, are crossing over through three land border posts on May 28. The three border posts are Dawki-Tamabil, Agartala-Akhaura and Sutarkandi-Sheola...

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'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief [Video]

'No electricity for last 6 days': Kolkata locals protest for post cyclone Amphan relief

Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:42Published
Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Fire Service teams leave for West Bengal for restoration work [Video]

Cyclone Amphan: Odisha Fire Service teams leave for West Bengal for restoration work

Odisha Fire Service (ODF) teams left for West Bengal for restoration work post-cyclone Amphan. Central Government had also announced Rs 1500 crore relief fund for West Bengal and Odisha. Cyclone..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:30Published
Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh

The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in more than a decade has killed at least 82 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Joe Davies reports.

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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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Cyclone wreaks havoc as it hits India and Bangladesh [Video]

Cyclone wreaks havoc as it hits India and Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone has ripped through densely populated coastal areas of India and Bangladesh. Cyclone Amphan blew off roofs and whipped up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire..

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Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh [Video]

Deadly cyclone kills at least 14 in India and Bangladesh

A deadly cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes. Gloria Tso reports.

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Watch: Rooftop of school blown away by strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan' in Howrah [Video]

Watch: Rooftop of school blown away by strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan' in Howrah

Rooftop of a school in Howrah was blown away by strong winds as cyclone 'Amphan' hit the state on May 20. Cyclone Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands..

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Heavy rain, strong winds in WB's Asansol due to impact of cyclone 'Amphan' [Video]

Heavy rain, strong winds in WB's Asansol due to impact of cyclone 'Amphan'

Asansol received heavy rain and strong winds due to cyclone 'Amphan'. Local lives got affected due to it. Cyclone 'Amphan' crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands..

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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
Powerful Cyclone Slams Into India [Video]

Powerful Cyclone Slams Into India

A powerful cyclone slammed into eastern India on Wednesday. The damaging storm brought heavy rain, wind and waves to the area in devastating force. Millions of people were evacuated from the area in an..

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India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall [Video]

India, Bangladesh brace as super cyclone is poised for landfall

India and Bangladesh are evacuating millions before the path of Tropical Cyclone Amphan.

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Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata [Video]

Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata

Deputy Director of India Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay on May 20 said cyclone Amphan, which will hit coastal parts of West Bengal in the evening hours and then venture..

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Strong winds, high tides at Chandipur beach as Odisha braces for Cyclone Amphan [Video]

Strong winds, high tides at Chandipur beach as Odisha braces for Cyclone Amphan

As cyclone Amphan is expected to make landfall today, strong winds and high tides at Chandipur beach in Odisha's Balasore. Cyclone Amphan will cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:29Published
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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published
India braces for biggest storm in a decade [Video]

India braces for biggest storm in a decade

Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were scrambling on Tuesday to move tens of thousands of villagers away from coasts expected to suffer widespread damage from a super cyclone, a task..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published
India and Bangladesh brace for super cyclone [Video]

India and Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

Coronavirus quarantine shelters in India were being converted to cyclone shelters ahead of a super storm expected to inflict large scale damage across India and Bangladesh.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

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