13h ago| Environment

River police seize 40,000-meter illegal fishing net from Halda-Karnaphuli estuary

River police of Chattogram seized 40,000 meters of illegal fishing net from the estuary of Halda and Karnaphuli rivers today.

16h ago| Wild Life

Dead river dolphin washes ashore Karnaphuli river bank

A dead river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) washed ashore Karnaphuli river bank along Hamidchor area of the port city today.

Hundreds suffer as low-lying areas of Bagerhat submerged

More than 50 thousand families have been marooned in Bagerhat due to incessant rainfall triggered by depression and full moon tides in the Bay of Bengal.

Vast areas of coastal region inundated

Flashfloods caused by incessant rain inundated vast areas in the country’s coastal regions in the last couple of days.

China flooding brought fear, then washed away livelihoods

Authorities estimate overall economic losses at nearly 90 billion yuan ($14 billion), a devastating blow to the province’s heavily agrarian economy after the torrent of rain last week burst dams...

30-sec tornado damages 50 houses in Faridpur’s Bhanga upazila

Fifty houses belonging to 30 families were damaged as tornado hit two villages in Faridpur’s Bhanga upazila early today.

2d ago| Wildlife


It was hypnotic: a persistent tunk-tunk-tunk sound with a muted texture, like a blacksmith tapping a metal pot with a hammer, its rhythm precise as a metronome.

2d ago| Wildlife

14 tiger reserves in India get Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS) status

Fourteen tiger reserves in India, including one in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, have received the globally-accepted Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

World Tiger Day: Limit tourism to protect Sundarbans’ biodiversity

On occasion of World Tiger Day yesterday, activists and government officials underscored the need to restrict tourism in the Sundarbans to protect the core tiger breeding ground.

5d ago| Air pollution

Dhaka enjoyed healthy air after Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka’s air saw significant fall in pollution level during the three days following Eid-ul-Azha.

6d ago| Water pollution

Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish worth around Tk 15 lakh have died due to dumping of waste of a cattle haat into ‘Sagardighi’ in Sreemangal Municipality of Moulvibazar. The dead fish mostly rohu and pangas weighing 2-4 kg...

1w ago| Water pollution

Pollution from animal waste: Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish were dying in a pond as waste of sacrificial animals from a nearby cattle market polluted the water in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila.