Half a million people are evacuated from the Bangladesh coastal area in preparation for the landfall of Cyclone Bulbul.
Bangladesh reports a record 15,192 new cases and 247 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, thereby bringing the nationwide total of confirmed cases to 1.179 million and the nationwide death toll to 19,521.
An official at Bangladesh's health directorate says at least 50 people have died of cold-related illnesses in December. A cold wave sweeps through the country, with a lowest recorded temperature of 4.5 °C.
Bangladesh's Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque tells the United Nations Security Council that his country will no longer accept Rohingya refugees fleeing violence across the border in Rakhine State, and accuses Myanmar of "hollow promises" regarding repatriation.
A strong 7.9 earthquake strikes between the Nepalese capital Kathmandu and the regional headquarter city of Pokhara. The Government of Nepal declares a state of emergency with 1500 dead. A number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are destroyed, including the historic Dharahara tower. Deaths are also recorded in India, Bangladesh and the Chinese province of Tibet.
A train derails in the Bangladesh district of Gaibandha as a result of sabotage resulting in at least 3 deaths. Over 60 people have been killed since an opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party announced a campaign against next months election.
President of Bangladesh Zillur Rahman dies in office at the age of 84 after a long illness at a hospital in Singapore. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-asia-21855904 (BBC)] [http:--abcnews.go.com-International-wireStory-bangladeshs-figurehead-president-dies-84-18770582 (AP via ABC News)]date=August 2019
Tiny South Talpatti Island off the coast of Bengal disappears, washed away thirty years after the mud flat island was created by delta currents, ending the Indian and Bangladeshi dispute over the territory. The Calcutta Institute raised fears over more islands, such as the Maldives, going under in the future. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-south_asia-8584665.stm (BBC)] [http:--timesofindia.indiatimes.com-home-environment-global-warming-New-Moore-isle-no-more-expert-blames-warming-articleshow-5720685.cms ("The Times of India")] [http:--www.latimes.com-news-nationworld-world-la-fg-disappearing-island25-2010mar25,0,3895432.story ("Los Angeles Times")] [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2010-03-24-1544558-disputed-isle-in-bay-of-bengal.html ("Miami Herald")]date=July 2019