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Heavy downpour drenches Dhaka

Heavy downpour drenches Dhaka

Incessant rain has submerged different parts of the capital in ankle-deep water, wreaking havoc on the city life today. A total of 40 millimetres of rainfall was recorded in the city in six hours till noon, Mohammad Shah Alam, director of Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told The Daily Star over phone. The highest rainfall was recorded...

Hot summer brings power cuts again

Hot summer brings power cuts again

The country has been left bone dry and hungry for electricity to cool off due to an alarming drop in rainfall and a mild heat wave sweeping through several districts. The first month of Bangla new year Baishakh, beginning on April 14, ushered in no nor'westers or rainfall in Dhaka. The Met office sees...

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