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  • WB forecasts 6.4pc growth

    The World Bank has kept unchanged its growth forecast for Bangladesh at 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year, much lower than the

  • Flood-hit people's plight not over

    For the last 42 days, the Water Development Board's dyke has been Delwar Hossain's home.

  • Heavy Rain, Waterlogging: No respite for city residents

    Heavy rain took the capital under ankle-to-knee-deep water and pushed the public road transport system into a near-breakdown yesterday, a day after the flooding of the city's major parts by moderate rain.

  • Flood-hit farmers to get Tk 59cr

    The government allocated a Tk 58.77 crore incentive for the flood-hit farmers of 64 districts so that they could recover the losses caused by the recent floods, said Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday.

  • Flood hits new areas in North

    Although the water levels in the Teesta, Dharla and Jamuna in the northern districts continued to fall, new areas in Rajshahi and Natore went under floodwater yesterday.

  • Moon Ride on the cards

    Excessive rains and flooding twice in just four months have left most of the roads in a miserable state, which could make people's journey home for Eid-ul-Azha a nightmare. If rain continues and the flood situation doesn't improve shortly, the road networks will be further damaged, compounding woes of travellers. Many roads are currently under floodwater.

  • Floods affect 16m people in South Asia

    Over 16 million people in Bangladesh, Nepal and India are affected by the monsoon floods ravaging parts of South Asia and unfolding

  • Immense sufferings, scanty response

    With water level in all major rivers falling below the danger mark upstream, flood situation in northern districts shows signs of improvement.

  • Rice import gets boost

    Disclosing for the first time this year's crop loss figure, the government yesterday decided to slash the tax on rice imports to 2 percent from 10 percent.

  • Misery mounts in north; Dhaka at flood risk

    The village of Khidramatia in Belkuchi upazila, once a vibrant community with around 200 homes, now stands utterly deserted. Rising

  • Flood: Jamuna swelling, most other rivers receding

    New areas of Sirajganj district has been flooded following a swelling of Jamuna river whilst water levels in most flood-affected districts in the north and north-eastern parts of the country continues to recede.

  • 800 flood-hit Indians take shelter in Lalmonirhat

    Around 800 flood-hit Indian citizens took shelter in several villages of Lalmonirhat Sadar and Aditmari upazilas on Monday night.

  • Food import to double

    The government is going to double the amount of food grains it planned to import a few months ago amid high rice prices, fast depleting stocks and a flood ravaging crop fields in the north.

  • Flood hits 20 districts

    The flood situation yesterday worsened further as the onrush of water from upstream was continuing, affecting 20 districts, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

  • Rivers show signs of major flood

    Heavy rains and fresh onrush of water from upstream have raised the water levels of most of the rivers in the Meghna, Brahmaputra and Ganges basins, submerging most of the northern and northeastern parts of the country. Over the next few days, the water levels will keep rising as India's northeastern states will see “heavy to very heavy” rains, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh and Indian Met office.

  • Bhabadaha: A tale of sorrow

    Once famed for the ingenuity of its 21 sluice gates designed to efficiently channel the water of several rivers through plains and

  • Now erosion takes toll on flood victims

    Flood situation is improving as water is receding, but river erosion has taken a serious turn in different parts of the country that

  • Flood continues to create havoc

    The flood situation has affected a large portion of the country.

  • Flood maroons thousands in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat

    Thousands of people are marooned in floodwater in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat districts due to the rise of water level of Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers following heavy downpour and onrush of water from upstream hilly areas.

  • Flood hits the North

    Low-lying areas of Sirajganj, Bogra, Gaibandha, Kurigram and Jamalpur were inundated yesterday as three major rivers witnessed a

  • Moulvibazar Flood: Relief for victims scanty

    With the overall flood situation in Moulvibazar remaining unchanged, thousands of people in the district's three upazilas have been suffering due to shortage of relief supplies.

  • All rivers overflowing

    The flooding in Sylhet might take an alarming turn and trigger landslides in the hilly areas as heavy rain is expected to continue falling

  • Reaching the most vulnerable communities

    Flood refers to any destructive movement of water on a large scale. Given the hydrology, climatic factors and the geology, Bangladesh is naturally prone to floods.

  • Worsening flood situation

    Large tracts of land in northern and north-eastern regions of the country have been flooded and the situation is expected to worsen as waters in the Teesta, Brahmaputra, Dharla and Surma Rivers continue to rise.

  • Paris floods ease but alerts in France's north

    The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris receded after reaching its highest level in three decades as attention turned to other areas of France where alert warnings have been issued.

  • Paris floods: Seine at 30-year high as galleries close

    The River Seine in Paris is at its highest level for more than 30 years, with floods forcing closed parts of the metro systems and major landmarks.

  • Paris on alert as swollen River Seine reaches peak levels

    The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris reached its highest level in three decades, spilling its banks and prompting the Louvre museum to shut its doors and evacuate artworks in its basement.

  • Pakistan floods kill 53 after heavy rains

    At least 53 people have been killed by flash floods caused by torrential rain in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

  • Tree planting 'can reduce flooding'

    Planting trees around rivers could reduce the height of flooding in towns by up to 20 percent new research suggests.

  • Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods: study

    Man-made climate change significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago, according to a study released Monday.

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