cyclone roanu

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Why is the cyclone called Roanu?

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

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Cyclone Roanu: Sunday’s HSC, equivalent exams rescheduled

The government reschedules the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations scheduled for May 22 as Cyclone Roanu left a trail of devastation in many parts of the country.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Cyclone Roanu hits power distribution hard

The power distribution system has been seriously disrupted today, in the cyclone-hit areas of Chittagong, Comilla and other coastal districts.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Rains throw city life out of gear

Rains, caused by cyclone Roanu, swamp many parts of Dhaka, living the city life in disarray.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Ctg airport suspends flight operations

The Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong suspends all of its flight operations due to Cyclonic storm Roanu. The last flight that leaves the airport is at 10:43am.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Goods handling suspended at Ctg port

Goods loading and unloading from all ships remain suspended at Chittagong seaport since the morning as Cyclone Roanu nears the Barisal-Chittagong coast.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

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.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

Cyclone Roanu getting closer

Cyclone storm Roanu may make landfall in the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh this afternoon or evening, said a special cyclone

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Preparations full swing for cyclone Roanu

With cyclone Roanu approaching closer, control rooms have been set up in coastal areas to facilitate evacuation of the marginalised to safety shelters.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Water transport shut as cyclone Roanu gets closer

As cyclone Roanu moved inside a thousand kilometres near Bangladesh’s coast, authorities have suspended water transport through the country until further notice. Met office is optimistic the cyclone will lose steam with rainfall as it makes landfall tomorrow along Chittagong-Noakhali coast.