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Dhaka Wednesday,  Aug 23, 2017

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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.... »
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... »