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roanu cyclone Cyclone Roanu hit the Bangladesh coast on Saturday affecting life in different parts of the country. Photo: Prothom AloCyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 20 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides. The cyclone damaged hundreds of mud-and-tin houses in two impoverished southern districts, with many low-lying villages inundated by a storm surge that swelled... »
CYCLONE ROANU Ten people were killed and many injured as the cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ struck Chittagong region today, officials said. The storm crossed the coastlines on Chittagong after making a landfall in the region, leaving a trail of devastation across the district. Of the dead, seven were reported from Banskhali upazila alone. The deaths were mostly caused by drowning and landslides. Several hundred houses, business establishments and shops were damaged while many... »
Roanu cyclonic The met office issued Danger Signal No 7 in a scale of 10 for three of the four seaports as the cyclone “Roanu” advanced closer to Bangladesh coastlines, saying it was likely to gather more intensity in the coming hours. “It was centred at 06:00 pm today about 860 kms southwest of Chittagong Port, 840 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 675 kms southwest of Mongla Port and 705 kms... »
cyclone roanu After battering the Indian coast for last two days, the first cyclone of the monsoon is heading north to Bangladesh. According to weather forecasts, the cyclone is likely to make a landfall in Bangladesh in the next 48 hours. The met office advised four maritime ports in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra to hoist local warning signal No. 4 instead of 2 as cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ over west-central bay... »
flood A British aid charity is warning that by 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change. A study by Christian Aid says the US, China and India are among the countries most threatened. It says the Indian cities of Kolkata and Mumbai will be most at risk. The eight most vulnerable cities on the list are... »
sundorbon-sundori-manky-308x205 Sundari is insecure. In fact, Insecurity is everywhere in the sundarbans. Trees like Sundari, Gewa, Goran, Goal-Pata are in a hesitant status. Now a days, Tiger’s roar is one of the most infrequent scenario that can be found here in sundarbans. Monkeys and Deer are not also free of fear. It seems, some radical changes committed by both human and nature are causing such insecurity in the sundarbans bio-diversity. Visiting... »
sundarban-fire-337x205 The fire in eastern Sundarban that had raged from Wednesday afternoon, has now been put out completely. Bagerhat Fire Service’s Deputy Assistant Director Md Manikuzzaman said that the fire was controlled around 12pm. on Saturday after three days of intense effort. Sundarbans ’ Eastern Division’s Forest Officer Saidul Islam said the fire has now been completely tamed and no report of smokes billowing out was received from any part of... »
hot-weather-337x205 The current heat wave seeping across Bangladesh will last another few days with no immediate prospect of rain, the Met Office has said. The Meteorological Department has said Faridpur, Rajshahi, Mongla, Satkhira, Jessore and Chuadanga are in the grips of a severe heat wave. Mild to medium heat conditions prevail in Chandpur, Noakhali, Srimangal areas and the Rangpur and Barisal divisions. The highest temperature recorded in Bangladesh on Sunday was... »
paris climate sign Bangladesh signed the historic Paris Climate Agreement at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, aiming to take multiple measures to save the world from disastrous consequences of climate change. Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju signed the deal on behalf of Bangladesh. Some 175 countries, including China and the US, signed the deal. The signing ceremony turned out to be an event closely resembling the annual UN... »
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.... »