Dhaka’s air quality ‘unhealthy’, 5th worst in the world this morning

Dhaka's air quality has been categorised as 'unhealthy' this morning

6h ago

Govt resets fuel sales commission for petrol pump owners

The government has re-fixed the commission rates on fuel sales for petrol pump owners and transport fares for tank-lorries

19h ago

Antarctic sea ice hits lowest winter maximum on record: US data

The sea ice around Antarctica likely had a record low surface area when it was at its maximum size this winter, a preliminary US analysis of satellite data showed Monday

1d ago

Flashflood after rainfall in Dinajpur / Over 1,000 families marooned

Following downpour in the last two days, swelled up rivers have inundated the low-lying areas in Dinajpur Sadar upazila and in the vicinity of the district town, leaving over 1,000 families marooned amid flash flood

1d ago

Rain, thundershowers likely in Dhaka, other parts of country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in eight divisions, including Dhaka, over 24 hours from 9:00am today.

2d ago

Waterlogging in New Market / DSCC issues show cause notices to 4 officials

Dhaka South City Corporation has issued show-cause notices to four officials for failing to solve the waterlogging problem in the capital's New Market and surrounding areas within 24 hours of the end of Thursday night's heavy rain

3d ago

LPG cylinders being sold at Tk 100-200 more than fixed price: state minister

LPG cylinders are being sold at Tk 100-200 more than the prices fixed by the government, State minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said today

3d ago

Air pollution / Nearly everyone in Europe breathing bad air

Virtually everyone in Europe lives in polluted towns and cities where annual average levels of fine particulate matter are higher than the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended limit

World inches step closer towards plastic pollution deal: UN

The world inched a step closer towards tackling plastic pollution, with the United Nations publishing the first draft of a binding treaty to tackle the scourge.

Dhaka's air quality 'moderate' this morning

Iraq's Baghdad, the United Arab Emirates' Dubai and Kuwait's Kuwait City occupied the first three spots on the list, with AQI scores of 187, 177 and 170, respectively

Give Bangladesh takes initiative to protect coastal areas

Give Bangladesh Foundation (GBF) took the initiative to plant 3,000 trees in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira, a salinity-affected coastal area on Friday

1w ago

S Alam Group’s 1,320 MW Banshkhali coal-fired power plant starts operation

S Alam Group's 1,320 MW coal-fired SS Power Plant at Banshkhali in Chattogram started commercial operation today

1w ago

Gas supply to areas in N’ganj, Munshiganj to be suspended for 12hrs tomorrow

Gas supply will remain suspended for 12 hours in different areas of Narayanganj and Munshiganj districts tomorrow due to pipeline installation work.

1w ago

Light to moderate rain likely in Dhaka, other parts of country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers in Dhaka and seven other divisions in 24 hours starting from 9:00am today

1w ago

4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Tangail, nearby areas

The earthquake was felt at 12:49pm, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department told The Daily Star

1w ago

Why is 2023 so hot? A rare Pacific volcano is among the suspects

As the world swelters through record temperatures, scientists say an unusual culprit may be partly to blame: an underwater volcanic eruption off Tonga in the South Pacific last year

1w ago

Death toll from Libya floods rises to 11,300 in Derna: UN

The death toll from the catastrophic flooding in Libya's eastern city of Derna has climbed to 11,300, the United Nations said in an update on Saturday

1w ago

Patuakhali fishermen alone dump 15 tonnes a year: study

Around 15 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste are dumped into the Bay of Bengal by fishermen of Patuakhali every year, says a study. 

1w ago

World leaders should take effective actions to address climate change: Sultana Kamal

World leaders should take effective actions to address climate change, rather than being limited to only discussions, eminent rights activist advocate Sultana Kamal said today

1w ago

UN launches $71 million urgent appeal for Libya flood victims

The United Nations is urgently seeking more than $71 million to assist those most in need after deadly flash floods swept Libya over the weekend.

1w ago