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  2. About Bangladesh

    Bangladesh.ogg|Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ [ˈbaŋlad̪eʃ] inc-Latn|Bangladesh), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Bengali: গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ inc-Latn|Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh) is a country in South Asia. It is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma to the far southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. Together with the Indian state of West Bengal, it makes up the ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language.

    The borders of the region that constitutes present-day Bangladesh were established in the 1947 Partition of India when the region became the eastern wing of newly formed Pakistan. The pairing, based on their common religion of Islam, proved geographically awkward since an expanse of foreign Indian territory, 1 600 km (1 000 mi) wide, separated the two wings. Subjected to political and linguistic discrimination as well as economic neglect at the hands of West Pakistan, the Bengalis of East Pakistan declared independence in 1971. After a liberation war, with help from India and the Soviet Union, Bangladesh was born. In spite of its liberation narrative, Bangladesh's development has since been marred by political turmoil, with fourteen different heads of government and at least four military coups.

    Bangladesh is among the most densely populated countries in the world and has a high poverty level. Geographically the country straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and is subject to annual monsoon floods and cyclones. The government is a parliamentary democracy which has been suspended under emergency law since 11 January 2007. Bangladesh is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, SAARC, BIMSTEC, the OIC, and the D-8.

    As the World Bank notes in its July 2005 Country Brief, the country has made significant progress in human development in the areas of literacy, gender parity in schooling, and reduction of population growth.

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    1. He is a top Indian terror suspect and has been sought by Indian intelligence for many years. He came to Bangladesh in 1995 and has been teaching in different madrassas (seminaries) across the country.
      In Top Indian militant arrested
    2. Extremist groups such as Hijbut Tahrir, Harkat ul-Jihad-I-Islami-Bangladesh, the militant jihadi Jamat-ul Mujahdeen Bangladesh or their dissident groups are at the forefront of promoting religious terrorism in Bangladesh.
      In 'Islamist extremists can destabilise Bangladesh'
    3. The LeT is also using its operatives in Bangladesh and Nepal to try set up a
      In LeT: Spreading Menace