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Dhaka Thursday,  Oct 19, 2017

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trump energy bangla US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials. The American leader refused to reaffirm his country’s commitment to the accord at a G7 summit in Italy on Saturday. He said he would make up his mind after returning to the US. Mr Trump, who has called climate change a “hoax” on occasion, has reportedly indicated this... »
mora-Cyclone The powerful storm made landfall around 6am at Kutubdia, near the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar, said the Met office. Five hours after hitting the coast, Shamsuddin Ahmed, a director at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told bdnews24.com around 11:30am that the storm has started to weaken. “It’s expected to weaken further and turn into a land depression in 12 hours,” he said adding the strong winds and heavy rains in... »
mora-Cyclone Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country’s south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), Bangladesh’s Meteorological Department said. Authorities have been moving more than one million people to shelters. Parts of India and Myanmar are also expected to be affected. It... »
mora selter center energy bangla Bangladeshi authorities are trying to evacuate up to a million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. Cyclone Mora is likely to hit the eastern coast early on Tuesday, the meteorological department said. Port cities in the south-east have been asked to display the highest warning system known as “great danger level 10″. Ports further west are on level 8. The cyclone formed after heavy rains in Sri Lanka caused... »
Cyclone+MORA Bangladesh upgraded danger signal to 10 for two maritime ports on Monday evening after Mora developed into a severe cyclonic storm. The cyclone warning for the ports in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar has been upgraded to great danger signal No. 10, the weather office said in a special bulletin. Weather forecasters issued danger signal No. 8 for Mongla and Payra. Cyclone Mora was centred 385km south of Chittagong port and... »
weather MoraThe cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ over east-central bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northeastwards over East-Central Bay and adjoining North Bay and was centered at 9:00 am on Monday. Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar have been advised to lower local warning signal no. 4 but instead hoist danger signal number 7 (r) seven. The weather office bulletin further said the storm is about 530 kms south-southwest of Chittagong port,... »
pm adp energy bangla Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for Austria on Monday to attend the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency( IAEA) marking its 60 years. Hasina will also have bilateral talks with her Austrian counterpart, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told the media on Sunday. Leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean will attend the conference in Vienna called  “International Conference on the Technical Cooperation Programme: Sixty... »
sundorbon-sundori-manky-308x205 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage Centre has recommended to place the Sundarbans in the danger zone as the present government has not canceled the Rampal project as yet, nor has it taken any initiative to remove the factories from the area. A 21-member committee finalised this proposal on Friday. This proposal will be submitted for consideration at the upcoming annual meeting that will be... »
sultana-kamal-energybangla-307x205 The Rampal power plant is likely to produce ashes of more than 38 million tons as wastage in its entire lifetime of 60 years. A very minimal amount of this ash will be recycled to produce concrete and bricks. However, there is a large tank or pond to hold those ashes at the project site but, the capacity of that pond is very limited as it would be topped up... »
finance minister - muhit - energy bangla Finance minister AMA Muhith has said Bangladesh is one of the worst affected countries by climate change but at the same time it has one of the finest mitigation programmes to save people’s lives. The finance minister made the remarks while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 3rd ABU Media Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel Wednesday. “We have done much better in... »