2018 in Bangladesh

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See also: Other events of 2018
List of years in Bangladesh

2018 (MMXVIII) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 18th year of the 3rd millennium, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2010s decade.

The year 2018 is the 47th year after the independence of Bangladesh. It is also the fifth year of the third term of the Government of Sheikh Hasina.


President Abdul Hamid III
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina


  • 10 january - Tablighi Jamaat holds a mass blockade protesting against and preventing the entry of Indian Scholar Maulana Saad Kandhalvi to the holy Islamic gathering for the Bishwa Ijtema, who is forced to return home in face of the protests.[1]
  • 5 May - Unidentified gunmen ambushed and assassinated 5 people in Rangamati district, including UPDF leader Tapan Jyoti Chakma. It is suspected the attack was caused by internal conflicts between rival Chackma factions. This is the deadliest such incident involving the indigenous tribal Chackma people since the signing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord in 1997.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Tabligh-Jamaat demo halts Dhaka traffic". thedailystar.net. 10 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Khaleda lands in jail for corruption". thedailystar.net. 8 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Gun attack kills 5 in Rangamati". thedailystar.net. 5 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Shooting at Naniarchar: 'Attackers came in 2 groups; target was Tapan'". thedailystar.net. 6 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Former adviser to caretaker government Dhiraj Kumar Nath dies at 73". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
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