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Dhaka Friday,  Jun 23, 2017

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earthquake japan A more powerful earthquake rocked the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto again early Saturday, after an earlier tremor killed nine people. The magnitude-7.1 quake at a depth of 10km (6 miles) hit at 01:25 on Saturday, causing some damage but no casualties. A tsunami warning was issued, and lifted some 50 minutes later. Japan is regularly hit by earthquakes but stringent building codes mean that they rarely cause significant damage.... »
Earthquake-bg20160413204345 A massive earthquake has jolted Bangladesh, spreading panic among people. The quake with its epicentre in Myanmar measured 7.2 in the Richter scale, according to the Met Office in Dhaka on Wednesday. But the US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake which struck northwest Myanmar at 7:55pm was 6.9 in magnitude. It originated 100 kilometres north-northwest of the city of Monywa. The quake struck at a depth of 135 km,... »
hot-weather The mild heat wave scorching Rajshahi and Khulna divisions may continue for three more days, the Met Office has forecast. Weathermen said on Friday rainstorm may take place in Mymensingh, Khulna and some places in Sylhet in this period. The heat wave is the first of the season. According to the Bengali calendar, summer starts on the first day of Baishakh, which falls on Apr 14. According to the weather... »
BELA LOGO Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) has demanded fair and neutral investigation into the clash over constructing a coal-based power plant in Chittagong’s Banshkhali upazila that claimed four lives. In a statement issued on Thursday, the organisation also demanded cancellation of the power plant project. At the same time, Bela demanded that the government to take action against the officials of law enforcement agency who are responsible for the incident. It... »
earthquake A mild earthquake has been felt in the northern part of Bangladesh, including capital Dhaka on Monday. The Bangladesh metrology Depertment officials said, shockwaves of the earthquake at India’s Meghalaya were felt in Bangladesh at 1:42pm local time. The 4.6 on Richter scale earthquake originated at Meghalaya’s Lakhipur, said Earth Quake Observation Official Mominul Islam. The US Geological Survey (USGS), however, says it was a magnitude 5 quake. Reports of... »
sundarban-337x205 UNESCO will submit their assessment report on Sundarbans and Rampal Power Plant after two months. But the report won’t be handed over to Bangladesh directly. Rather, what UNESCO will give us instead, is some advices and Bangladesh needs to carry those advices into effect. In fact, the existence of Sundarbans in UNESCO’s world heritage list will be reconsidered on the basis of this specialist team’s report. On March 22, a... »
sundorbans fire A fire has erupted in the Sundarbans on Sunday night and forest officials say it is yet to be tamed until Monday morning. The forest fire has been reported from the Dhan Sagar Station’s Nangli Forset Camp in the Chandpai Range. Dhan Sagar Station Conservator Sultan Mahmud said a fire-fighting unit from Bagerhat’s Morelganj is now on the spot. He said their personnel spotted a fire in the jungle on... »
minister nou Plying of all kinds of cargo vessels on the Sundarbans’ Shela River have been banned permanently. The shipping ministry’s announcement on Wednesday follows the sinking of a coal-laden vessel in the river on Mar 19. In December 2014, an oil tanker sank in the same river spilling 357,664 litres of furnace oil it was loaded with. “There are obvious environmental damage after the capsize of an oil tanker and the... »
WORLD-WATER-DAY-333x205 World Water Day will be observed today around the country along with the rest of the world aiming to inform, engage and act on water-related issues together for its sustenance. The United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day in 1993 following a resolution taken in Rio, Brazil in 1992 when demands were made to designate a special day for water resources. In a message issued on... »
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... »