Cyclone Jawad: Over 1,000 tourists stranded in St Martin's island

More than 1,000 tourists remain stranded in St Martin's island due to rough weather caused by Cyclone Jawad in the Bay of Bengal.

Cyclonic storm Jawad weakens into deep depression

Cyclonic storm Jawad over west-central Bay and adjoining northwest Bay moved northwards further and weakened into a deep depression, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Deaths in Indonesia volcano eruption now 13

Disaster officials in Indonesia raised the death toll in the eruption of Mount Semeru to 13 on Sunday, as rescuers working through the night freed as many as 10 people from the debris.

3d ago| Climate action

Several long-standing demands were fulfilled at COP26: environment minister

The United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow did not meet all expectations; it, however, met many long-standing demands of Bangladesh, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change...

Flood turns vast arable land sandy

Vast tracts of fertile arable land in the villages of the Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla, Dudhkumar and Gangadhar river basin areas in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat have been covered with sand carried by...

Storm Arwen: 2 dead, power cuts in UK

At least two people died and tens of thousands were left without power as Storm Arwen brought strong winds across many parts of the United Kingdom, with gusts of up to 100 miles per hour (160 kph).

2d ago| Energy

21,838 cases filed for non-payment of outstanding electricity bills

Six power distribution companies have so far filed a total of 21,838 cases against customers for non-payment of outstanding electricity bills while the total arrears against these cases is Tk 594...

5d ago| Energy

Why govt shouldn’t be directed to re-fix kerosene, diesel prices: HC

The High Court today issued a rule asking the government to explain in a week why it should not be directed to re-fix the tariff of petroleum products including kerosene and diesel as per relevant...

1w ago| Energy

Financial support to be provided for research in energy, power sector: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that his ministry will provide financial support to promote research and creative work in the energy and power sector.

1w ago| Pollution

Honking a major sound polluter

Horns are a major cause of hearing loss among Dhaka residents. Despite the ban on hydraulic horns, noise pollution couldn’t be curbed as laws remain ineffective. Speakers at a roundtable yesterday...

2w ago| Air pollution

Schools in Indian capital shut indefinitely as smog worsens

Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of air pollution.

Diwali takes heavy toll on Delhi air

The morning after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, residents of New Delhi woke up under a blanket of toxic smog and breathed in the most dangerously polluted air of the year so far, after...