2017 in Bangladesh

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See also: Other events of 2017
List of years in Bangladesh

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

The year 2017 was the 46th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It was also the fourth year of the third term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina.


President Abdul Hamid III
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina



  • 30 May 2017 – More than 300,000 people are evacuated in Bangladesh as Cyclone Mora approaches.


  • 13 June 2017 – At least 152 people are dead and dozens are missing in landslides caused by days of heavy monsoonal rain in Bangladesh.[1][2][3][4][5]


  • 18 August 2017 – Flooding in South Asia has displaced tens of thousands of people and resulted in an estimated 500 deaths across India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
  • 27 August 2017 – Dozens of Rohingya Muslims fleeing renewed violence in Rakhine State are detained by Bangladeshi and Burmese authorities after they attempt to cross the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Many were en route to Kutupalong Refugee Camp, a refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh, mostly inhabited by Rohingya refugees.
  • 31 August 2017 – Twenty-six bodies of women and children are recovered after three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar sink in the Naf River in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar District.
  • 5 September 2017 – More than 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh due to escalating violence by the Myanmar Army.


  • 6 September 2017 – Bangladesh accuses the Myanmar Army of laying landmines on the border between both countries to prevent the return of fleeing Rohingya refugees. Myanmar denies the Bangladeshi claims.
  • 12 September 2017 – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accuses the Burmese government of "atrocities" against the Rohingya people and calls for these alleged atrocities to stop.
  • 16 September 2017 – Bangladesh announces plans to build a giant refugee camp the size of a small city to house nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees.
  • 28 September 2017 – At least 14 Rohingya people, including 10 children, fleeing violence in Myanmar are killed when their boat apparently hits a submerged object and capsizes just yards from the Bangladesh coast.


  • 8 October 2017 – A refugee boat en route to Bangladesh from Myanmar capsizes, resulting in at least 12 deaths.


  • 19 November 2017 – Chinese delegates visiting the Burmese capital of Naypyidaw propose a three-phase plan to resolve the conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine State. The governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh expressed support for the plan, which included repatriating refugees that have fled from violence in Rakhine State.
  • 23 November 2017 – Bangladesh's Foreign Minister A. H. Mahmood Ali and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi agree to return Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar in a two-month period. (The Australian)


  • 2 December 2017 – Pope Francis ends his six-day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh by visiting the Rohingya refugees in Dhaka.



  1. ^ Rima Paul and Zarir Hussain (14 June 2017). "Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise". Reuters. Dhaka/Guwahati. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "At Least 68 Dead in Rain-Triggered Landslides in Bangladesh". The New York Times. Dhaka. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "At least 68 killed in landslides in Bangladesh". CTV News. Dhaka. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  4. ^ ALAM, JULHAS (13 June 2017). "Rain-triggered landslides kill at least 68 in Bangladesh". The News Tribune. Dhaka. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  5. ^ PTI (14 June 2017). "Bangladesh landslide toll reaches 152". The Financial Express (Bangladesh). Dhaka. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Former Chief Justice MM Ruhul Amin dies". businessnews24bd.com. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "AL leader Suranjit Sengupta passes away". thedailystar.net. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.