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14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

Bangladesh Navy detained 14 Indian fishermen for intruding into the naval territory of Bangladesh. They were sued under a special act and imprisoned. The fishermen fishing near the fairway buoy in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, said Manjur Elahi, sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station, quoting the navy. “A fishing trawler ‘FB Dayamoi’ used by...

Cyclone Hudhud poised to hit India

Cyclone Hudhud poised to hit India

Cyclone Hudhud, which has moved slightly north-westwards over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay, may cross the coast of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha of India by today morning. The cyclonic storm is likely to intensify further and move in a west-north-westerly direction. It will not hit Bangladesh unless it...

Hudhud: Tidal surge likely to inundate coastal dists

Hudhud: Tidal surge likely to inundate coastal dists

The very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud (with estimated centre pressure of 984hPa) over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay moved slightly northwestwards over the same area. It was centred at 6:00am on Saturday about 960 kms southwest of Chittagong port, 900 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 840 kms south-southwest of...

Save the Bayside jhau trees

Save the Bayside jhau trees

Tidal water from the Bay of Bengal threatens a few thousand jhau trees (tamarisk) as they may collapse anytime due to gradual exposure and damage of roots. Around a thousand trees fell into sea water during tidal surges at the time of full moon in three months since last July, locals and forest officials...

Ports hoist signal No. 2 as ‘Hud Hud’ intensifies

Ports hoist signal No. 2 as ‘Hud Hud’ intensifies

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal No. 2 as the cyclonic storm “Hud Hud” over southeast Bay and adjoining area moved slightly west-north-westwards today. The cyclone now lies over east-central Bay and adjoining southeast area at 6:00am, a special weather bulletin of...

No respite from rain

Incessant rain, which has caused immense suffering to people all over the country, is likely to continue today in many parts of the country. According to the Met office, the country may face moderate to heavy rain today due to a low still existing over the western side of the Bay of Bengal. The Met office yesterday recorded the highest 262 millimetres of rain in Rangpur till 6:00am while 27 millimetres of rain in Dhaka till 5:00pm. Torrential rain has brought on...

Editorial

BIMSTEC HQ in Dhaka

A decade after its formation, BIMSTEC, which stands for 'The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation' and encompasses five nations from South and South East Asia, a permanent secretariat has been set up in Dhaka. Experts are lauding it as a major step in realising the vision of “shared development” across 14 sectors spanning from trade and investment, communication, energy, poverty alleviation and counter terrorism. What is of import is to take forward the initiative...

22 held while going to Malaysia illegally

22 held while going to Malaysia illegally

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detained 22 people from the Bay of Bengal near Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila when they were going to Malaysia illegally early today. Among the detainees, 11 are from Narshingdi, eight from Sylhet, and three from Maheshkhali upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Shahidul Islam, petty officer at coastguard station in Cox’s Bazar,...

Robbers abduct 45 fishermen in Bay

Robbers abduct 45 fishermen in Bay

Robbers abducted at least 45 fishermen from Majer Char area in Pathar Ghata upazila of Barguna in two days. The robbers, locally known as Raju Bahini, attacked several trawlers at Balleshwar Point in the Bay of Bengal between 6:00pm yesterday and 2:00pm today (Friday), and abducted the fishermen, our Patuakhali Correspondent reports quoting Ansar...

Robbers kill fisherman

A fisherman was killed and eight others suffered bullet injuries as robbers opened fire on them in the Bay of Bengal yesterday. The gang also abducted at least 50 fishermen, said Nimai Chandra Das, secretary of Mohipur Fish Traders Association. The dead is Moyjol, 45, of Laxmipur district. He was a driver of FB Basundhara-4, a fishing trawler.     Abul Kashem, in charge of Mohipur Police Investigation Centre, confirmed the death and attack on the fishermen. Of the eight injured, Gojnabi, Masud, Shah...

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