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Growing vulnerabilities of tigers: 50 beaten dead in 18 years

Desk Report: – Fifty tigers were beaten to death in the areas adjacent to the Sundarbans in the last 18 years while over 332 people killed by the big cats during the same period as...

Low intensifies into monsoon depression

Staff Reporter: The maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3 as the well-marked low over the northwest bay and adjoining West Bengal-Odisha...

Northern California blazes now largest in state history

International Desk: Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer...

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

Staff Reporter: Maritime ports in Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal no three as the low over north bay and adjoining area has intensified into a well-marked...

Hail hurts 14 people, kills 2 birds at Colorado zoo

International Desk: A powerful storm that pummeled a busy Colorado zoo with large hail on Monday injured 14 people and killed at least two animals, authorities said. Five people were taken to the hospital with traumatic...

‘Hazardous’ smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

Desk Report: Yosemite National Park's iconic cliffs are shrouded in so much smoke from nearby wildfires that the air quality is worse than anywhere in America and is rivaling Beijing. The unhealthy haze prompted officials to...

Northern California wildfire raging into its fourth day

International Desk: Thousands of dazed evacuees struggled to keep their emotions in check while trying to take care of themselves and their pets as a deadly wildfire in Northern California raged into its fourth day. Anna...

Global tiger day being celebrated

Desk Report: The International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day is being celebrated in the country, as elsewhere across the globe, to raise awareness for conservation of the majestic big cat from extinction. The...

Number of tigers in Sundarbans to increase, hope experts

Desk Report: With the decrease in the activities of forest robbers and poachers in the Sundarbans, experts and Forest Department officials expect an increase in the number of tigers in the world’s largest mangrove forest. They...

Heavy rainfall in 4 divisions likely

Staff Reporter: Due to active monsoon, heavy (44-88 mm) to very heavy (>89 mm) rainfall is likely to occur at places over Chattogram, Barishal, Khulna and Rajshahi divisions during the next 24 hours from 4...