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  • Lighter vessel capsizes in Bay

    Cargo vessel capsizes in Bay of Bengal

    A lighter vessel carrying around 1,500 tonnes of cement clinker capsized near Bhasanchar of Noakhali in the Bay of Bengal yesterday

  • MV Pathgati-2 lighter vessel capsizes

    Crew of capsized vessel rescued from Bay near Sandwip

    All crew members of a capsized lighter vessel, carrying 1,100 tonnes of wheat, were rescued early yesterday from the Bay of Bengal near Sandwip.

  • Bodies of 3 missing tourists recovered from Sitakunda beach

    The bodies of three tourists who went missing in the Bay of Bengal yesterday, are recovered from at Banshbaria beach of Bay of Bengal under Sitakunda of Chittagong.

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    ‘Bangladesh sees little foreign funds for Rohingya refugee island’

    Bangladesh is not expecting much help from foreign donors as it forges ahead with plans to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited island, an undertaking that does not yet have a timeline, Mohammed Shahriar Alam, state minister for foreign affairs, says in an interview.

  • Winter warmer, delayed due to depression in Bay

    Winter temperatures continue to feel warmer and warmer in Bangladesh. Compared to last year, this day is almost one degree warmer.

  • Tourist goes missing in Kuakata sea

    Maritime ports asked to keep hoisted signal No 1

    Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant Cautionary Signal No 1 owing to the depression that formed over the Bay of Bengal.

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    ‘1.26 lakh acres of land emerged in Bay in last 10yrs’

    Nearly 1.26 lakh acres of khas land emerged in the Bay of Bengal over the last 10 years, Land Minister Shamsur Rahman tells parliament.

  • 4 tourists go missing in Eid holiday spots

    Four tourists go missing in two separate incidents at Moinot Ghat in Dhaka's Dohar and Cox’s Bazar.

  • Depression in Bay turns into ‘Cyclone Maarutha’

    Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s bazar, Mongla and Payra are advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal number two as a depression formed in the East Bay of Bengal has intensified into a tropical cyclone named Maarutha.

  • 15 feared dead in Bay

    At least 15 people are feared dead as two Indian fishing trawlers sank in Bangladesh territory of the Bay of Bengal due to inclement weather on Saturday.

  • UNHCR: Release Roghingya refugees from detention

    The Rohingya refugees who arrived in Malaysia after being stranded in the Bay of Bengal a year ago must be released from detention, says United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  • Why is the cyclone called Roanu?

    The cyclonic storm Roanu is named by Maldives. “Roanu” means “coir rope” in Maldivian (Dhivehi).

  • Cyclone Roanu: 20 killed in 5 districts

    At least 20 people have been killed in Chittagong, Bhola, Cox's Bazar, Noakhali and Patuakhali as Cyclonic storm Roanu makes its impact across the country. It crossed Bangladesh in the evening, leaving a trail of devastation.

  • Cement clinker-laden lighter vessel capsizes in Bay

    A lighter vessel carrying around 1,400 tonnes of cement clinkers capsizes in the Bay of Bengal after it was hit by another lighter vessel.

  • Hilsa the mystery fish

    A lot has been said about whether to eat Hilsa fish during this Pahela Baishakh. But how much do we know about this interesting, often enigmatic fish Bangalis are so proud of? Do we know why we never find any Hilsa without eggs, why they die as soon as they are taken out of water?

  • ‘Will not have Hilsa on Pahela Baishakh’

    Hilsa, our national fish, has become an inseparable part of Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) celebrations, but experts say the practice has no roots in a thousand years of Bengali tradition.

  • 3 die as cargo plane crashes in the Bay

    A cargo plane crashed into the Bay of Bengal near Sonadia island, about nine kilometres off Cox's Bazar coast, yesterday morning, killing three of its four crew members and injuring the other.

  • Cargo aircraft crashes in Bay, 3 dead

    A privately-chartered cargo aircraft has crashed into the Bay of Bengal killing one person. Two others are missing while another has been rescued in critical condition. The crash site is about half a kilometre off Cox’s Bazar’s Nazirtek, at the estuary of the Bay and Bakkhali river.

  • Regional economic integration in the Bay of Bengal

    BIMSTEC is no longer a member-driven organisation, and in this context, the Secretariat becomes vital in driving the organisation.

  • Crabs caught at wrong time

    In the months of January and February, thousands of female crabs in the mangrove forests around Patuakhali's Kuakata clamber over roots and through mud to reach the saltwater edge of the Bay of Bengal. Their mission is clear: at the seashore, the eggs they carry will hatch into larvae, to swim away as plankton, as the start of a new generation.

  • Power supply restored as Chennai floodwaters recede

    Power has been restored in many parts of the southern Indian city of Chennai days after severe floods hit the city.

  • Chennai floods: Race to rescue victims

    A massive rescue operation is under way to reach stranded people in the flood-hit southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras).

  • 48 trafficking victims return from Myanmar

    A number of 48 Bangladeshi human trafficking victims, who were rescued by Myanmar authorities from the Bay of Bengal, return home following a flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar border guards.

  • Deadly flood hits Chennai and Sri Lanka

    More than 70 people are killed as incessant rains continue to batter the southern Indian city of Chennai, media reports say.

  • 6 shot as robbers attack 3 fishing trawlers in Bay

    Six fishermen suffer bullet injuries as robbers attack three fishing trawlers in the Bay in Kuakata of Patuakhali.

  • 3,080kg hilsa seized, 161 fishermen jailed

    Bangladesh Coast Guard seize 3,080kg hilsa and detain 168 fishermen for netting the fish defying a government ban on hilsa fishing from September 25 to October 9 to protect the fish during the breeding time.

  • 600kg hilsa seized in Bay, 38 jailed

    Coast Guard members seize 600kg hilsa fish and detain 38 fishermen for fishing hilsa illegally in the Bay of Bengal.

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    Human trafficker held in Narsingdi

    Police in Narsingdi arrest a man on charge of trafficking dozens of youths to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal.

  • Munshiganj launch, speedboat services resume after 24hrs

    Authorities this morning allowe launch and speedboat services to resume on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route following the weakening of tropical storm Komen in the Bay of Bengal.

  • 6 killed, 6 missing in cyclone ‘Komen’

    At least six people have been killed and six missing in Cox’s Bazar, Patuakhali and Bhola, coastal areas of Bangladesh, with cyclone ‘Komen’ waiting at Bay to make landfall.