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Dhaka Saturday,  Mar 25, 2017

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sundarban-360x205 A water vessel carrying 1,235 tonnes of coals has sunk in the Sundarbans’ Shela River after its bottom was ruptured. According to forest officials and pilot of the coaster, Sea Horse-1, the incident happened in the river near Harintana on Saturday afternoon. A tanker, OT Southern Star 7, had sunk in the same river in December 2014 spilling 357,664 litres of furnace oil it had been carrying. The massive oil... »
environment Currently, one of the most popular sounds in the world is environment and its pollution as well as sustainability due to impetuous growth of population and haphazarddevelopment of industry. Consequently, available natural resources have already been depleted and disturbedvirgin environment by making environment and all development activitiesunsustainable. Hence, one of the eight visions of Agenda 21 of United Nations is‘sustainable development and environment’. Thereby, all developed countries have established their... »
air-pollution More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research. Most of these deaths are occurring in the rapidly developing economies of China and India. The main culprit is the emission of small particles from power plants, factories, vehicle exhausts and from the burning of coal and wood. The data was compiled as part of the Global Burden of... »
DSC_0192 The Sundari trees of the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forests in the world, will cease to exist after 20 years due to detrimental effects of environmental degradation, said experts at a function on Saturday. They were addressing an inauguration of a workshop on the global and local measures needed to offset the ills of environmental degradation held by at a city hotel. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Nature... »
earthquake taiwan At least five people were killed Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, the Taiwanese Disaster Response Center said. More than 200 people were rescued from damaged structures, many from a 17-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, officials told CNN. Two bodies were also recovered from the building, officials said. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported earlier that a 10-day-old girl and a 40-year-old man had been killed... »
earthquake nepal An earthquake measuring 5.5 hit Nepal tonight at 9.50 pm, injuring 15 people in the capital city Kathmandu. The quake’s epicenter was in the Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km north-east of Kathmandu, according to The National Seismological Centre, news agency Press Trust of India reported. People were injured as they ran from their houses in panic during the tremor, the Nepal home ministry spokesperson said. Tremors were also felt in adjoining... »
earthquake Russia earthquake, quake in russia, eastern russia earthquake, 7.0 quake in russia, 7.0 earthhquake russia, russia earthquake damage The Russian Academy of Sciences said on its website the first tremor, which it said measured 7.3 in magnitude, was followed minutes later by a 5.2 magnitude aftershock. (Source-Google Maps) A strong earthquake of at least a 7.0 magnitude struck in Russia’s Far East on Saturday, US and Russian scientists said, sending... »
snow usa Millions of people across the eastern US are clearing up after the weekend’s massive snowstorm that virtually paralysed the region. They have been digging out their cars and clearing pathways of snow which reached 3ft (91cm) in five states. Public transport remains disrupted as the working week is set to begin. Many flights have been cancelled. Government buildings in Washington and many schools will be closed on Monday. At least... »
winter cold The mercury has been plummeting since Wednesday’s rain. Now the Met Office forecast mild cold wave in most parts of Bangladesh. Weathermen say the cold wave with the temperature between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius may hit some places after Friday midnight. Senior weatherman at the Meteorological Department Md Rasheduzzaman said the cold wave might intensify. Friday’s lowest temperature was recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga. The highest temperature... »
Delih coldday Indian Capital New Delhi today experienced the coldest day of the season with day temperatures dropping to 4.2 degrees Celsius even as dense fog continued to disrupt railway services. The city was engulfed by dense fog with the visibility slumping to 200 metre and the humidity at 8:30 am was recorded at 97 percent, according to the weather office in India. According to the Northern Railway, 35 trains were cancelled... »