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Dhaka Saturday,  Oct 20, 2018

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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... »
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... »
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,... »
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... »
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... »
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 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... »
A study report released by Greenpeace, a global environmental organization, on Friday revealed that a mega coal -fired power plant on the edge of Sundarban could cause premature deaths of around 6,000 people over its lifetime. The report also suggests that about 24,000 babies will be born underweight, if the coal-fired thermal power plant project is implemented in Rampal. Such misfortune will happen during 40- year lifetime of the power... »
People all over the world along with organizations and governments will observe the 22nd Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on today. Bangladesh will also observe the day with various activities like roadshows, view exchange programs, cost-free hearing test and hearing aid distribution programs throughout the country. The Centre for Hearing and Communication (CHC) has been observing the day since 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome noise... »
Intense heatwave has gripped India with mercury soaring to 45 degrees in some parts of the country, meteorological department officials said Thursday. In the southern state of Telangana, at least 37 people have died due to the heatwave since the beginning of this month, India’s official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said. “Yesterday, severe heatwave conditions were prevailing at many places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi,” a statement issued... »