Japan gives $500,000 to IOM for Cyclone Mocha-affected Rohingyas

Japan has decided to provide the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with $500,000 for supporting the Rohingyas and the host community affected by Cyclone Mocha

14h ago

7 endangered geckos rescued from illegal wildlife traders in Ctg

Members of Detective Branch of Police in Chattogram have rescued seven endangered geckos and arrested five illegal wildlife traders during a drive in Sitakunda upazila..A case was filed with Sitakunda Police Station against five people this morning in this regard, our Chattogram staff corr

16h ago

Loadshedding more frequent due to ongoing heatwave: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said loadshedding has become more acute and frequent in Bangladesh as people are struggling with the ongoing sweltering heat..“People of Bangladesh are suffering during this scorching heat. Use of air conditioners and fans

17h ago

Heatwave likely to continue for 5 to 6 days: Met office

The prevailing mild, moderate and severe heatwave may continue for five to six days more across the country, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

18h ago

Shun plastic, plant more trees

Due to the growing population and lack of arable land per capita, the country must preserve the environment and plant more trees to provide a healthy and secure living environment for future generations, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday.

1d ago

Strict action to be taken against polythene producers: Environment minister

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin today said the government is taking strict action against producers of plastic and polythene, which are harmful to humans and the environment.."Mobile courts are being conducted against production, transportation, marketing an

1d ago

Payra Power Plant shuts down completely due to coal shortage

The 1,320MW coal-fired Payra Power Plant in Patuakhali has been shut temporarily due to shortage of coal

1d ago

Plastic most lethal among all waste

Plastics are silently piling on the environmental miseries of Bangladesh, one of the most climate change-vulnerable countries in the world.

2d ago

Single-use plastic causing harm to ecosystem: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the widespread use and mismanagement of single-use plastic products are destabilising the ecosystem

World gathers to tackle ‘time bomb’ plastic pollution

French President Emmanuel Macron today warned that global plastics pollution was a "time bomb", as diplomats began five days of talks in Paris to make progress on a treaty to end plastic waste. .Representatives of 175 nations with divergent ambitions met at the UNESCO headquarters with th

When the municipality pollutes river

Mymensingh’s Akhalia river, which was once a great source of water for agriculture and local fishes in Phulbaria upazila of the district, is now in a dire state due to pollution.

At least 2 more weeks needed to resolve power crisis: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said they had been trying to ensure smooth supply of coal, gas and fuel to the power plants for the last two months but it did not work due to the “financial issues”

2d ago

Air pollution, depression, and our health

Dhaka's rapid urbanisation and industrialisation have led to a significant increase in air pollution levels.

2d ago

Severe heatwave across 4 northern districts likely to continue

A severe heatwave is sweeping over the districts of Rajshahi, Naogaon, Nilphamari and Dinajpur and it is likely to continue.

2d ago

Coal shortage: Payra Power Plant to shut down after June 5

'We're struggling to import oil. We are diverting most of the gas to industries to keep those running,' says Nasrul Hamid

3d ago

No gas for 8 hours at different areas of city today

Gas supply will remain suspended for eight hours today in different areas of the capital for emergency replacement and removal of gas pipelines..According to a press release of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited, the areas where gas supply will be suspended from 10:00a

3d ago

No one allowed to cut trees without permission: DNCC mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, vowing punishment for the offenders, today warned against cutting trees in the city without DNCC's permission.

4d ago

‘We did not frame budget in line with IMF prescriptions’

The government has not framed the national budget for the fiscal year of 2023-24 based on the prescription of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today.

4d ago

Contractor blacklisted for cutting trees on road dividers in Mirpur

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has blacklisted SM Rahman International, the contractor concerned, for cutting down trees during the construction of the road divider at the Technical Crossing in Mirpur in the capital..Besides, two deputy assistant engineers of the DNCC in charge of rel

5d ago

Rangpur comes to standstill for 5 mins to save Teesta

Rangpur today came to a standstill for five minutes as a demonstration was held urging the government to implement the Teesta Master Plan project from its own fund without any further delay

5d ago

New deal signed with Qatar to import up to 1.8 MTPA LNG for 15 yrs

Bangladesh today signed a 15-year agreement with Qatar for importing up to 1.8 million metric tonnes (MMT) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year

5d ago