Saturday, February 22, 2020

Environment

Panchagarh shivers in year’s lowest temperature 6.2˚C

Staff Reporter: The temperature of Panchagarh district plummeted to 6.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning, the lowest recorded in this season so far, forcing many people to remain indoors. “This is the year’s lowest temperature,” said...

Cold-related diseases on rise in Kurigram

Staff Reporter: As a cold wave has been sweeping over the district for the last few days, the number of patients with cold-related disease has increased here. Over 50 patients, mostly children, were admitted to General...

Chuadanga shivers as mercury falls

Staff Reporter: Intense cold has gripped Chuadanga, forcing many people to stay indoors. Poor people, especially children and elderly ones, are the worst sufferers of the shivering cold. On Thursday, the lowest temperature was recorded at 7.9...

Dhaka again ranks worst in Air Quality Index

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked the worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning. Dhaka had a score of 242 at 8am, which means the air quality was ‘very unhealthy’. India’s Delhi, Pakistan’s Lahore...

Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index, again

Staff Reporter: Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked the worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday morning. Dhaka had a score of 213 at 8am, indicating that the air quality was ‘very unhealthy’. In the index, India’s...

Dhaka ranks worst for 3rd day in Air Quality Index

Staff Reporter; Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked the worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. Dhaka had a score of 252at 8am on Tuesday, indicating that the air quality...

Cyclone Bulbul: 1 lakh still without electricity in Bagerhat

Staff Reporter: The electricity supply system of Bagerhat Rural Electrification Board (REB) was severely affected by the cyclonic storm Bulbul that lashed the country’s coastal districts in the early hours of Sunday. Nearly 1 lakh REB...

Sundarbans: The physical buffer that needs a rest

Staff Reporter: The Forest Department is planning to give the Sundarbans, which minimised the intensity of cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ as well as the extent of damages acting as a shield, a breathing space to heal...

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ wreaks havoc in coastal districts; 6 dead

Staff Reporter: Six people were killed in Bagerhat, Khulna, Patuakhali and Barishal districts as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ made a landfall in Khulna and adjoining southwestern part of the country early Sunday before weakening into a deep...

Fisherman killed, 4 others missing in Meghna trawler capsize

Staff Reporter: A fisherman was killed and four others went missing after a fishing trawler sank in the Meghna River in Charfasson upazila here on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Khorshed. All the victims hailed from...