2019 in Bangladesh

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List of years in Bangladesh

2019 (MMXIX) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

Events of 2019 in Bangladesh. The year 2019 is the 48th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It is also the sixth year of the Government of Sheikh Hasina





  • 20 February - Fire broke out in Chowk Bazar which killed near 80 peoples with more 50+ injured.
  • 25 February - An aircraft hijacker attempting to hijack a plane in Chittagong Airport is gunned to death in a rescue operation thus saving the plane carrying 142 passengers from being hijacked.[2]


  • 11 March - DUCSU election held after 28 years.
  • 19 March - 7 people including 4 law enforcement officials were shot dead in Rangamati district during violence in local elections. The army was deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.[4]
  • 30 March - The fourth fire of the year broke out on DNCC Market.[6]


  • 3 April - Two Bangladeshis Hussain M Elius and Abdullah Al Morshed featured in the honorary internationally acclaimed magazine Forbes.[7]
  • 18 April - The year's fifth notable fire breaks out at a market in Malibagh area. Due to better preparations the fire was brought under control quicker than the previous fires. No deaths were reported.[8]


July and August[edit]

  • 5 July - Famous Bangladeshi Cricketer and team Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza retires after losing to Pakistan in his final game, ending a lengthy prolific career of 18 years.[10][11]
  • 1 July to 31 August - Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh. Over 20,000 people infected by the mosquito-borne disease in all 64 districts since July.[12][13] Improper cleansing of dirty water bodies have been blamed for high numbers of mosquito breeding. By August the number of infections crossed 50,000.[14][15]


  • 24 September - Various illegal casinos were raided across the country by the police force, in an effort to stop gambling which is banned in Bangladesh. Numerous gambling organizers were detained and taken to custody by the police.[16]







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  2. ^ "Biman hijacker a criminal of N'ganj, Rab says". thedailystar.net.
  3. ^ "Fire at Bhashantek slum doused, no casualties". Dhakatribune.com.
  4. ^ "7 shot dead in Rangamati". The Daily Star. 2019-03-19. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  5. ^ Manik, Julfikar Ali (28 March 2019). "At Least 19 Die in Office Tower Fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ "DNCC Market fire: Fire shatters Yusuf's livelihood yet again". The Daily Star. 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  7. ^ "2 Bangladeshis on Forbes 30 Under 30 list". The Daily Star. 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  8. ^ "Malibagh kitchen market fire under control". The Daily Star. 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  9. ^ https://www.thedailystar.net/sports/bangladesh-cricket/news/no-shakib-tigers-bowl-first-1744894
  10. ^ https://www.thedailystar.net/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019/feel-sorry-shakib-al-hasan-mashrafe-bin-mortaza-says-1767418
  11. ^ https://www.thedailystar.net/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019/news/bangladesh-cricket-will-there-be-accountability-1767922
  12. ^ https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/30/asia/bangladesh-dengue-outbreak-hnk-intl/index.html
  13. ^ https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/dengue-now-spread-61-districts-in-bangladesh-1779517
  14. ^ http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/17/c_138314792.htm
  15. ^ https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/08/28/dghs-1-157-more-hospitalized-for-dengue-in-24hrs/
  16. ^ https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/news/casinos-club-premises-everybody-knew-nobody-opposed-1804474
  17. ^ "কৌতুক অভিনেতা টেলি সামাদ আর নেই | বিনোদন". ittefaq. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  18. ^ Former Bangladesh military dictator Ershad dies at 89