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Overview websites for Bangladesh

www.bangladesh.gov.bd/

To Know more about Digital Bangladesh … Daily Flood Summary Situation … Bangladesh offers many tourist attractions, including archaeological sites, historical

bangladesh-web.com/

Bangladesh-Mass dissatisfaction-A huge protest in the capital against an Islamist party and its leaders ….. Other News Sites …. Ahmed says legal measures are afoot against the Jamaat-e-Islami after a review of its organisational chart.

www.nbr-bd.org/

NBR new Dynamic Website is coming soon … The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is the central authority for tax administration in Bangladesh.

www.fco.gov.uk

Latest travel advice for those travelling to Bangladesh. … reissued with an amendment to the Travel Summary (injuries sustained during hartal on 12 February). …. For further information see the Bangladesh railways website.

biman-airlines.com/

Official website of the country’s international airline. Information on flight schedule, online booking, frequent flyer program and cargo information.

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, with its people crammed into a delta of rivers that empties into the Bay of Bengal.

Poverty is deep and widespread; almost half of the population live on less than one dollar a day. However, Bangladesh has reduced population growth and improved health and education.

The major employer is agriculture, but it is unable to meet the demand for jobs. So, many Bangladeshis – in common with citizens from other countries in the region – seek work abroad, sometimes illegally.

The country is trying to diversify its economy, with industrial development a priority. Overseas investors have pumped money into manufacturing and the energy sector.

Flooded streets in Dhaka Much of Bangladesh is low-lying and vulnerable to flooding

Onshore and offshore gas reserves hold out some chance of future prosperity. There has been a debate about whether the reserves should be kept for domestic use or exported. International companies are involved in the gas sector.

Formerly East Pakistan, Bangladesh came into being only in 1971, when the two parts of Pakistan split after a bitter war which drew in neighbouring India.

Bangladesh spent 15 years under military rule and, although democracy was restored in 1990, the political scene remains volatile.

Analysts say antagonism between the main parties – the Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party – reflects personal animosity between leaders rather than substantial ideological differences.

Political tensions have spilled over into violence; hundreds of people have been killed in recent years. Attacks have targeted opposition rallies and public gatherings. Senior opposition figures have also been targeted.

Concern has grown about religious extremism in the usually moderate and tolerant country. The government has outlawed two fringe Islamic organisations.

Bangladesh has been criticised for its human rights record, with particular concern about assaults on women and allegations that police use torture against those in custody.

The low-lying country is vulnerable to flooding and cyclones and it stands to be badly affected by predicted rises in sea levels.

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