Disaster

February 14, 2022
February 14, 2022

Dating gone wrong!

Dating ought to be fun, but dating can also go wrong! Ever went on a date and ended up in a sticky situation that made you wonder how did you end up there in the first place?

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

Want to get Bangladesh ready to face any calamity: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she wants to prepare Bangladesh in such a way so that it can face any sort of disaster whether it is a manmade or natural one.

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019

Awareness campaign about disaster urgently needed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses the need for conducting massive awareness campaign among people about their dos and don'ts during any calamity alongside making the disaster preparedness time-befitting one.

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

Volcanic activity pauses at Hawaii crater but more eruptions expected

Volcanic activity from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano pauses on Tuesday, authorities says, while warning that more outbreaks should be anticipated.

September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

A disaster we made worse

“Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country due to its geographical location. So, we've to live with the phenomenon with necessary plans to keep the extent of damages and loss of lives to a minimum during any disaster.”

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Disaster warning falls on deaf ears

It is a glaring example of how ineffective measures by the local administration and people's carelessness can lead to loss of lives. Only five weeks ago, rain-induced landslides killed over 170 people in the hill districts, 120 of them in Rangamati alone. Such a high death toll should have been an eye-opener both for the administration as well as for those living precariously in the hill slopes. But yesterday's deaths of five people in a Sitakunda landslide are evidence that last month's warning fell on deaf ears.

July 22, 2017
July 22, 2017

Protect people from landslides

Speakers at a seminar in the capital yesterday called for the protection of the environment in the country's hilly areas by taking up of long-term plans to tackle landslides.

June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

When zakat can break the cycle of poverty

It was tropical cyclones, starvation and loans that shaped the lives of 450 families of fishermen of Mohora fishing village three years ago.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Many feared buried by mudslides in Sri Lanka

A massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried homes in three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross says.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

Pilot confidentiality 'must be relaxed'

French investigators calls for medical confidentiality to be relaxed for pilots, in the wake of last year's Germanwings disaster.