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Aussie study finds trees overhead better for health than grass underfoot

Desk Report; City-dwellers are more likely to report lower psychological distress and better general health when they are exposed to tree canopy in their daily life than low-lying plants or grassy fields, according to an...

Flood situation remains unchanged in Kurigram

Staff Reporter: The overall flood situation in Kurigram district showed no sign of improvement on Saturday as Brahmaputra and Dharala rivers kept flowing above the danger level. The sufferings of around a million flood-hit people worsened...

Europe heat wave breaks records, mercury set to go higher

International Desk: Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw...

26,150 mt GR rice allocated; only 6,884 mt released for flood victims

Staff Reporter: Although the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry has allocated 26,150 metric tons of rice for distribution among the flood victims as gratuitous relief (GR), only 6,884 metric tons have so far been released...

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

International Desk; Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided...

Floodwater starts receding; food, drinking water crisis hits victims hard

Staff Reporter: Although floodwater started to recede from many areas in the flood-affected northern and northeaster districts, the victims were going through immense sufferings for want to food and drinking water. Besides, many were affected by...

Heat wave in US kills 6

International Desk: Six deaths have been attributed to a recent heat wave that swept through much of the United States. Four people died in the Eastern state of Maryland, one in the Western state of Arizona...

8.5 lakh people marooned in Kurigram

Staff Reporter: About a million people are stranded as the overall flood has situation remained unchanged for the last 12 days. Although the water level of major rivers has fallen, the sufferings of the flood-hit people...

Thousands affected as rivers continue to rise

Staff Reporter: The flood situation worsened in some parts of Bangladesh on Saturday while it showed no sign of improvement in most districts, leaving hundreds of thousands of people stranded. The lack of food, fodder and...

Villages, cropland flooded in Faridpur

Staff Reporter: Vast swathes of farmland were submerged in three upazilas of the district as the Padma River continued to swell on Saturday. The river rose 12cm in the last 24 hours in the morning, said...