Friday, September 20, 2019

Environment

Kurigram flood situation unchanged

Staff Reporter: The overall flood situation in the district remained unchanged as Brahmaputra, Dharala, Dudkumar and other major rivers in the district have been flowing above the danger level for the last 11 days. Local Water...

New areas submerged as Sherpur’s flood situation worsens

Staff Reporter: The sudden swelling of the Old Brahmaputra River has led to the inundation of new Char areas, croplands and houses in the district, triggering fears of a devastating flood. Water Development Board said the...

Power plant fined Tk 20 lakh for polluting Halda River

Staff Reporter: The Department of Environment  here on Wednesday suspend production of Picking power plant in Hathazari upazila and fined it Tk 20 lakh on charge of polluting Halda river by dumping wastes. The DOE gave...

New areas flooded in Kurigram as Brahmaputra, Dharla swell

Staff Reporter: The flood situation worsened in various parts of the district on Wednesday as the Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers kept flowing more than a metre above the danger level. At least 10 deaths have been...

50,000 people marooned in MoulvibazarS

Staff Reporter: An estimated 50,000 people were stranded in the district as rivers continue to swell from incessant rain and onrush of water from upstream. Monu, Dhalai and Kushiara rivers are flowing 85cm, 24cm and 53cm...

Atrai River flows 70cm above danger level in Naogaon

Staff Reporter; Thousands of people were stranded as the overflowing Atrai River continued to destroy embankments and inundate localities on Tuesday. It was flowing 70cm above the danger level on Monday evening. The situation is severe and...

6 people die as flooding worsens in Kurigram

Staff Reporter: Six people drowned in Ulipur and Roumari upazilas on Tuesday as the Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers continue to flow above the danger level, leaving thousands of people stranded. Manzil Haque, deputy-assistant director of Kurigram...

78 dead in Nepal as flooding wreaks havoc in South Asia

International Desk: Monsoon flooding and landslides continued to cause havoc in South Asia on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 78 in Nepal and authorities in neighboring northeastern India battling to provide relief to...

Five children drown as flood situation deteriorates in 5 districts

Staff Reporter: Five children drowned in flood waters as the overall flood condition in Kurigram, Sirajganj, Habiganj, Bogura and Lalmonirhat districts continue to deteriorate leaving hundreds of people marooned under water on Monday. In Kurigram, four...

Fire rages through reserve in Mexico’s resort-filled Yucatan

International Desk; A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula spread to more than 6,000 acres (2,500 hectares) on Monday, with just 30% under control. The fire's advance across the brush and...