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TV Channels

Bangladesh Television (BTV), Dhaka
450, West Rampura
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel. 9331290, 408900, 9343380, 413151, 418404, 404812

Fax: 88-02-8312927

Bangladesh Television (BTV), Chittagong
27, Nasirabad Housing Society, Road No.3
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Tel. 611751 Fax: 6572338

BSEC BHABAN (6th Floor)
102 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Karwan Bazar
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
Phone : 9143381-5 Fax : 880-2-9143386-7

ATN Bangla
C/O Multi Media Production Company
Washa Bhaban, 89 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue,
Kawranbazar, Dhaka - 1215, Bangladesh
Tel. 8111207, 388981 Fax: 880-2-8111876, 9128585

Ekushey Television Limited (ETV)
Erectors House, 5th Floor
18 Kamal Attatuk Avenue,
Dhaka - 1213, Bangladesh phone
Dhaka, Bangladesh
9884080/9881131/8824561 Fax: 9885482
E- mail:

Channel i

C/O Impress Teleflim
62/A, Shiddeswari Road,
Dhaka -1217, Bangladesh
Tel. 9332444, 414370

Ruposhi Bangla Television

Broadcasts Bangla television program in New York since 1987. Now its also available in Bangladesh and part of Asia


ATV Bangladesh

Address: 31 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, 2nd floor, Banani,

Dhaka, Bangladesh 1213

Tel: (+880)(2) 988-2974

Fax: (+880)(2) 988-2982


Radio Service

Over the past two and a half decades Radio Bangladesh, as formerly it was known, evolved into today's Bangladesh Betar. The SW service is headquartered at Dhaka serving daily programs in Bangli, the local language, as well as programming directed to neighboring countries in Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, Arabic, plus twice daily English broadcasts. The English segments begin with daily newscasts and end with Bangladeshi or other featured music, plus, depending on the day of the week, commentary from local and national newspapers, sports reports, economic review and feature programs.

Bangladesh Betar English programs beamed to south and southeast Asia are aired from 1230 to 1300 UTC on 7185 kHz (the most powerful transmitter) and 9550 kHz; and to Europe from 1815 to 1900 UTC, on the same two frequencies, plus, sometimes transmissions on 15520 kHz.

While not an easy logging, Bangladesh Betar may make it to your ears. And if so, reception reports can be sent to the Director, External Services, Bangladesh Betar. PO Box 2204, 121 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.

Other Radio channels serving Bangla programs are:

BBC Bengali Service

Operated from the UK this radio service broadcasts Bangla news.

VOA Bangla Service
Broadcasts Bangla news and cultural programs from Washington D.C., USA

Bangla Radio
Bangla news and songs over internet

German Bangla Radio
Deutsche Welle (German Bangla Radio) broadcasts Bangla news as well as other programs.

Radio Metrowave
Alternative Bangla Radio Station for the new generation

Bangla Radio Broadcastings
SW Bangla Radio around the world

Eurobangla Audiocast
Plays Band and Modern songs in Real Audio

Radio Probash
Bangla Natok in Real Audio

Bangla Music Radio from


Daily Newspapers

English Dailies

The Daily Star
The Financial Express
The New Age
The Observer

Bangla Dailies

Prothom Alo
Ajker Kagoj
Bhorer Kagoj
Manab Zamin
Amadesr Shomoy



Web based News Sites

News from Bangladesh

Eastern Voice

Bangladesh News Digest



Bangladesh is a independent country located in South Asia . The capital is Dhaka . Bengali is the official language. Due to political exclusion, ethnic and linguistic discrimination, and economic neglect by the West Pakistan , grew agitation led to the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, which succeeded after Pakistan surrendered to Freedom Fighters of Bangladesh, and her ally an Indian Brigade in Dhaka .

Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy country with an elected parliament called the Jatiyo Sangshad (National Assembly). It is the ninth most populous country and among the most densely populated countries in the world. The country straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and is subject to annual monsoon floods and cyclones.

Bangladesh is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the D-8 and BIMSTEC, and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations , the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Official Name: The People's
Government: Parliamentary form of government. The President is head of the state, while the government is headed by the Prime Minister.

Geographical Location: Latitude between 20°34' and 26°38' North. Longitude between 88°01' and 92°41' East.

Area: 143,998 sq km (55,598 sq miles)

land: 130,168 sq km water: 13,830 sq km

Boundaries: North - India (West Bengal and Meghalaya)

West - India (West Bengal)

East - India (Tripura and Assam, Myanmar)

South - Bay of Bengal

Capital City: Dhaka

Other Major Cities: Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal.

Division: 6 Nos.

City Corporation: 6 Nos.

Districts: 64 Nos.

Upzilla: 476 Nos.

Police Station: 574 nos.

Standard Time: GMT + 6 Hours

Climate Variations: Winter 11°C - 20°C (Dec-Feb), Summer 21°C - 34°C (April - June)

Average Rainfall: 203 CM

Humidity: Highest 99% (July), Lowest 36% (Dec & Jan)

Population: 164.4 million (2010)

Literacy Rate: 62.66%

Life expectancy : 67 years (men), 69 years (women)

Average Income: 1000 USD

Language: The national language is Bangla, which is spoken by 95%, 5% other dialects, English is widely spoken.

National Days: 21 February : International Mother Language Day and Language Martyrs Day

26 March : Independence Day

14 April : Bangla New Year's Day

01 May : May Day

07 November : National Solidarity Day

16 December : Victory Day

Principal Crops: Rice, Jute, Tea, Tobacco, Wheat, Sugarcane, etc.

Principal Rivers : Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Shitalakhya, Teesta, Surma, etc.

Religion: Muslims 88.35 %, Hindus 10.5 %, Buddhists 0.6%, Christians 0.3% and others 0.3%

Principal Exports: Raw Jute and products, Tea, Leather and Leather goods, Garments, Frozen Shrimps, Ceramics, Vegetables, Software, Medicine, etc.

Principal Imports: Foods, Oil, Industrial Raw Materials, Machineries Parts, Chemical, etc.

Working Hours: The official working hours in Bangladesh is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday to Wednesday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday. Friday is a weekly holiday. Banks transact their business from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday to Wednesday and from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon on Thursday.

Principal Industries: Jute, Garments, Tea, Fertilizer, Cement, Leather and Leather goods, Fishing, etc.

Currency: Taka having a denomination of 500, 100, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1.
Exchange Rate: US$ 1.00 = Tk. 70,

Monetary unit : 1 taka = 100 paisa

Best Tourist Season: October - March

Internet domain :, .bd

International dialling code : +880       

People's Republic of Bangladesh
  • গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ
  • Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh
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Amar Shonar Bangla
My Golden Bangla



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Bengali: গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ Gônoprojatontri Bangladesh) is a sovereign state located in South Asia. It is bordered by India and Myanmar and by the Bay of Bengal to the south. The capital (and largest city) is Dhaka, located in central Bangladesh. The official state language is Bengali. The name Bangladesh means "Country of Bengal" in the official Bengali language.
The borders of present-day Bangladesh were established with the
partition of Bengal during the reign and demise of the British India. Its map was chartered by Sir Cyril Radcliffe during the creation of Pakistan and India in 1947, when the region became East Pakistan, part of the newly formed nation of Pakistan. Due to political exclusion and economic exploitation by the politically dominant West Pakistan, popular agitation grew against West Pakistan and led to the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, after the Bangladeshi Declaration of Independence on 26 March 1971. With the direct and indirect help of India, 9 months of war come to an end on 16 December 1971 by the surrender of the Pakistan Army at Race Course, just after 10 days of direct action of the Indian Army. After independence, the new state endured an inept and corrupt administration, nationalising all aspects of life, that resulted in famines, poverty, widespread corruption, as well as political turmoil and unrest in the civil and military administration. The restoration of order in late 1975 brought back confidence and hope back into the lives of the citizens and the country.[citation needed] Since 1991 has been followed by relative calm and economic progress.

Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy, with an elected parliament called the Jatiyo Sangshad. It is the ninth-most populous country and among the most densely populated countries in the world. Just like in the rest of South Asia the poverty rate prevails, although the United Nations has acclaimed Bangladesh for achieving tremendous progress in human development.[6][7] Geographically, the country straddles the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta and is subject to annual monsoon floods and cyclones.

The country is listed among the Next Eleven economies. It is a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the D-8 and BIMSTEC, and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Non-Aligned Movement. However, Bangladesh continues to face a number of major challenges, including widespread political and bureaucratic corruption, widespread poverty, and an increasing danger of hydrologic shocks brought on by ecological vulnerability to climate change.[8][9]