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  • Floods predicted to uproot 50m yearly as climate heats up

    The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to tackle climate change, researchers warn.

  • Australia's wild weather floods Sydney

    Torrential rain and gale force winds lashes Australia's biggest city Sydney causing commuter chaos, flooding streets, railway stations and homes, grounding flights and leaving hundreds of people without electricity.

  • Flood in North, Northeast: Over 1 lakh marooned

    Floodwater has stranded over one lakh people in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram districts, following the inundation in Sylhet region.

  • Kurigram

    50,000 marooned in Kurigram as flood situation worsens

    The water level in the Brahmaputra, Teesta, Dharla and Dudhkumar rivers swell further due to onrush of water from hills and incessant rainfall for the last few days.

  • Bangladesh's Cold Temperature

    Met office rings flood alarm

    Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and the Met office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places in the country and several places in India for the next two days.

  • Aman yield projected to be less this year

    Aman output likely to fall

    Bangladesh is bracing itself for another less productive rice season as the United States Department of Agriculture predicts decline in acreage and yield of Aman. Aman is the most important rice season in the country after Boro.

  • Rain battered life

    Depression in Bay: Nonstop rain cripples life

    Unremitting rain, triggered by a depression in the Bay, drenched the entire country yesterday, flooding many streets and

  • WB forecasts 6.4pc growth

    The World Bank has kept unchanged its growth forecast for Bangladesh at 6.4 percent for the current fiscal year, much lower than the

  • Flood-hit people's plight not over

    For the last 42 days, the Water Development Board's dyke has been Delwar Hossain's home.

  • Heavy Rain, Waterlogging: No respite for city residents

    Heavy rain took the capital under ankle-to-knee-deep water and pushed the public road transport system into a near-breakdown yesterday, a day after the flooding of the city's major parts by moderate rain.

  • Flood-hit farmers to get Tk 59cr

    The government allocated a Tk 58.77 crore incentive for the flood-hit farmers of 64 districts so that they could recover the losses caused by the recent floods, said Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury yesterday.

  • Flood hits new areas in North

    Although the water levels in the Teesta, Dharla and Jamuna in the northern districts continued to fall, new areas in Rajshahi and Natore went under floodwater yesterday.

  • Moon Ride on the cards

    Excessive rains and flooding twice in just four months have left most of the roads in a miserable state, which could make people's journey home for Eid-ul-Azha a nightmare. If rain continues and the flood situation doesn't improve shortly, the road networks will be further damaged, compounding woes of travellers. Many roads are currently under floodwater.

  • Floods affect 16m people in South Asia

    Over 16 million people in Bangladesh, Nepal and India are affected by the monsoon floods ravaging parts of South Asia and unfolding

  • Immense sufferings, scanty response

    With water level in all major rivers falling below the danger mark upstream, flood situation in northern districts shows signs of improvement.

  • Rice import gets boost

    Disclosing for the first time this year's crop loss figure, the government yesterday decided to slash the tax on rice imports to 2 percent from 10 percent.

  • Misery mounts in north; Dhaka at flood risk

    The village of Khidramatia in Belkuchi upazila, once a vibrant community with around 200 homes, now stands utterly deserted. Rising

  • Flood: Jamuna swelling, most other rivers receding

    New areas of Sirajganj district has been flooded following a swelling of Jamuna river whilst water levels in most flood-affected districts in the north and north-eastern parts of the country continues to recede.

  • 800 flood-hit Indians take shelter in Lalmonirhat

    Around 800 flood-hit Indian citizens took shelter in several villages of Lalmonirhat Sadar and Aditmari upazilas on Monday night.

  • Food import to double

    The government is going to double the amount of food grains it planned to import a few months ago amid high rice prices, fast depleting stocks and a flood ravaging crop fields in the north.

  • Flood hits 20 districts

    The flood situation yesterday worsened further as the onrush of water from upstream was continuing, affecting 20 districts, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.

  • Rivers show signs of major flood

    Heavy rains and fresh onrush of water from upstream have raised the water levels of most of the rivers in the Meghna, Brahmaputra and Ganges basins, submerging most of the northern and northeastern parts of the country. Over the next few days, the water levels will keep rising as India's northeastern states will see “heavy to very heavy” rains, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Bangladesh and Indian Met office.

  • Bhabadaha: A tale of sorrow

    Once famed for the ingenuity of its 21 sluice gates designed to efficiently channel the water of several rivers through plains and

  • Now erosion takes toll on flood victims

    Flood situation is improving as water is receding, but river erosion has taken a serious turn in different parts of the country that

  • Flood continues to create havoc

    The flood situation has affected a large portion of the country.

  • Flood maroons thousands in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat

    Thousands of people are marooned in floodwater in Kurigram and Lalmonirhat districts due to the rise of water level of Brahmaputra and Teesta rivers following heavy downpour and onrush of water from upstream hilly areas.

  • Flood hits the North

    Low-lying areas of Sirajganj, Bogra, Gaibandha, Kurigram and Jamalpur were inundated yesterday as three major rivers witnessed a

  • Moulvibazar Flood: Relief for victims scanty

    With the overall flood situation in Moulvibazar remaining unchanged, thousands of people in the district's three upazilas have been suffering due to shortage of relief supplies.

  • All rivers overflowing

    The flooding in Sylhet might take an alarming turn and trigger landslides in the hilly areas as heavy rain is expected to continue falling

  • Reaching the most vulnerable communities

    Flood refers to any destructive movement of water on a large scale. Given the hydrology, climatic factors and the geology, Bangladesh is naturally prone to floods.