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2 ‘pirates’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

2 ‘pirates’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

Two alleged pirates were killed in “gunfight” with elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) this morning in the Sundarbans at Mongla upazila of Bagerhat. One of the victims were identified as Sagir, 30, the second-in-command of a notorious local dacoit gang Daroga Bahini, our Bagerhat correspondent reports quoting Maj Adnan Kabir, deputy commander of...

Hurdles in opening Mongla-Ghashiakhali Route

Hurdles in opening Mongla-Ghashiakhali Route

PRIME Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked for closure of all shrimp farms so that the Ghasiakhali channel from the Mongla port could be reopened (bdnews24.com, Dec 15). Her directive had been awaited since the accident occurred on December 9. The 'OT Southern Star 7' sank in the Sela River and spilled 357,664 litres...

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After Rampal, furnace oil power plant at Mongla!

THE news item published in a Bangla newspaper on December 21 that PDB is planning to set up a 150 MW furnace oil power plant near Mongla is alarming. The report comes at a time when Unesco World Heritage Centre, Ramsar Secretariat and environmentalists in the country have expressed serious concern about the impact of the oil spill in the Shela river on the biodiversity and ecology of the Sundarbans, a national and international heritage site. The report further...

Tanker Sinks in River Along Sundarbans

Oil spill getting larger

Oil spill getting larger

A tanker carrying 3.58 lakh litres of furnace oil sank in a Sundarbans river near Mongla early yesterday, spilling oil over a vast area of the world's largest mangrove forest. If the authorities fail to contain the spill that continued till last night, it might deal a serious blow to the biodiversity of the...

Oil spills into river as tanker sinks at Sundarbans

Oil spills into river as tanker sinks at Sundarbans

A huge quantity of oil has spilled from a tanker which sank at a river in the Sundarbans after being hit by a cargo vessel in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat early today. The spilled oil has already spread to around 20 square kilometre areas including Joymoni, Nandobala, Andharmanik and Mrigomari in the Sundarbans, said...

Hudhud turns into very severe cyclonic storm

Hudhud turns into very severe cyclonic storm

The severe cyclonic storm Hudhud over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay moved slightly northwestwards and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm (ecp 984 hpa) over the same area. High alert on 'Hudhud' sounded along coastal Bengal http://t.co/957F1wgaXw — dna (@dna) October 9, 2014 It was centered at 6:00pm today about 975...

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

Bangladesh Meteorological Department asked the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla to hoist local cautionary signal number three today as a monsoon depression formed over northwestern Bay. All fishing boats and trawlers over north Bay have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice, said...

Drizzle cools down Dhaka

Drizzle cools down Dhaka

After two weeks of a heat wave, a light drizzle brought some relief to more than one crore residents of the capital yesterday. A fresh nippy wind rose in the evening, carrying with it a whiff of wet earth. And the noise of thunder rolled across the city. The Met office said it had recorded...

Bangladesh-Myanmar shipping line from March

The long-delayed coastal shipping line between Bangladesh and Myanmar will finally get underway in March, with the aim to boost bilateral trade, Commerce Secretary Mahbub Ahmed said yesterday. The coastal vessels were supposed to be launched a year ago but it was delayed for political tension in both the countries, he said. “But, everything is now at the final stage. We are ready to offer our inland ports for use by vessels from Myanmar,” Ahmed said, adding that vessels from the neighbouring...

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