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Met office forecasts rain over country

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh Meteorological Department predicted rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at different places across the country in the next 24 hours commencing at 9 am on Sunday. “ Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary...

Won’t have to depend on others if water properly reserved: PM

Staff Reporter: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday said Bangladesh will not have to seek water from others if water could be reserved properly. “Bangladesh is delta . All rivers originated from the Himalayas flow...

Every five seconds, a premature death caused by air pollution: UN expert

Desk Report: Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment David Boyd on Monday urged governments to take bold action to beat air pollution, improve health, address climate change and fulfill their human rights obligations. “Air...

Antibiotics in Bangladesh river exceed ‘safe’ levels: Study

Desk Report: Antibiotics exceeded ‘safe’ levels by the “greatest degree” in Bangladesh, Kenya, Ghana, Pakistan and Nigerian rivers, while a site in Austria was ranked the highest of the European sites monitored, says a new...

Antibiotics found in some world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels: Study

Desk Report: Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first-ever global study has discovered. Researchers at England’s University of York looked for 14 commonly...

Signal 3 for Maritime ports

Staff Reporter: Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal no three  as squally weather is likely to affect the maritime ports,  North Bay and adjoining...

Nor’wester kills 3 in Dhaka

Staff Reporter: At least three people were killed and dozens injured during a storm in the capital on Friday evening. Two of the deaths were reported from Badda where a wall collapsed adjacent to Pran-RFL building. Bulbul...

Rain, hailstorm likely over country

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh Meteorological Department  forecasts  rain/thunder showers throughout the country in the next 24 hours commencing from 9 am on Sunday. Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over...

Heat wave likely to continue

Staff Reporter: A mild to moderate heat wave sweeping over Dhaka, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions may continue, the Met Office said in its regular weather forecast on Friday. The heat wave is also affecting areas in...

Cyclone Fani caused Tk 536 cr of damage: State Minister

Desk Report: The damage caused by cyclone Fani, which hit Bangladesh earlier this month, has been estimated to be Tk 536.61 crore, the government said Thursday. It affected the environment, infrastructure and livelihood of the people...