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Farmers planting early winter vegetables to recoup losses

Flood-hit Dhunat in Bogra

Farmers planting early winter vegetables to recoup losses

Farmers in Dhunat upazila of the district are trying to recoup losses incurred in recent flood by cultivating early winter vegetables in their farmlands. Upazila agriculture office sources said at least 46 thousand farmers were badly affected as their aus and aman crops and vegetables worth around Tk 36 crore got damaged by the...

Flash flood disrupts work at Hili port

Flash flood disrupts work at Hili port

Normal life of Hili townspeople in Hakimpur upazila has been disrupted in three days since Monday as rainwater from across the border triggered flash flood in land port and other areas. Activities at Hili land port remained suspended as the lone road of India and Bangladesh went under waist-deep water. Besides, water-logging due to heavy...

Editorial

Post-flood concerns

THE flood waters are receding in major districts. With that comes the possibility of post-flood outbreak of waterborne diseases. This is nothing new. Safe drinking water has always been a problem in the immediate aftermath of a flood as sources of fresh drinking water become scarce or contaminated. It is not surprising to find large numbers of people becoming sick with dysentery, fever and skin ailments. While relief operations are going on in various parts of the country, the...

People reel from flood

People reel from flood

Although flood situation in 20 districts has improved in last few days, thousands are still suffering due to shortage of food, pure drinking water and other essentials. Many of the victims of the flood-hit districts are yet to get relief materials although the district administrations concerned have already allocated money and rice for them. However,...

Flood used as excuse

Flood used as excuse

Vegetable traders in kitchen markets across Dhaka are using the floods in the northern region as an excuse to charge higher prices. Consumers are bearing the brunt of inflated prices that traders blame on disruptions to the supply chain. Popular vegetables like green chilli, aubergine, pointed gourd, sponge gourd, spine gourd and ridge gourd come...

Monsoon floods kill 80 in Kashmir

Monsoon floods kill 80 in Kashmir

Heavy monsoon rains have inundated Kashmir, causing flash floods and landslides that left at least 80 people dead on the Indian and Pakistani controlled sides of the disputed Himalayan region. Another 36 people were killed in Pakistan's eastern Punjab region when their roofs collapsed Thursday, said Ahmad Kamal, a spokesman for Pakistan's National Disaster...

Editorial

Flood-hit people in dire straits

WITH the water of the major rivers like Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Padma flowing below danger level, there has been a marked improvement in the flood situation in northern districts. Even so, in absence of any tangible effort from the government to provide relief, the flood-affected people of those districts are passing their days in great distress. Hundreds of families in Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Rajbari, for example, have been waiting in vain for weeks for succour from the government....

'Dozens dead' in Kashmir bus plunge

'Dozens dead' in Kashmir bus plunge

Dozens of people are feared dead after floods swept a passenger bus into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir. The bus was carrying about 50 members of a wedding party, including the bride and the groom, officials said. The accident happened in Rajouri district in Jammu region. Rescue efforts were under way, the army said, adding...

Flood In 19 Districts

Farmers brace for huge crop loss

Farmers brace for huge crop loss

Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy and other seasonal crops of over 150 thousands hectares of land in 19 districts are about to be damaged as these remain submerged by floodwaters for around two weeks now. If the crops are damaged, it would be a huge economic setback for thousands of farmers in those districts. Apart from...

Floods affect over 20 lakh

Floods affect over 20 lakh

With more villages having gone under water, inundated over the last 24 hours, the number of flood affected people has reached 20.67 lakh, officials of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said. This is the first time the government has given an estimate of the victims since the floods had begun in different parts...

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