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  • An aerial view of Dhaka city

    Dhaka Flood Flow Zones: Urban sprawl eats up 57pc

    Individuals, businesses, real-estate developers, organisations, and even government agencies have gobbled up 1,072 acres (57pc) of the 1,879-acre flood flow zones in core Dhaka city in this decade, said leading urban planners yesterday.

  • Climate change, Floodwater

    Shunned by investors, poorer nations seek to climate-proof growth

    As droughts and floods cut crop harvests and storms tear up buildings and power lines, countries vulnerable to climate change - from Bangladesh to Kenya and Guatemala - have proposed new ways to access cheaper financing to tackle the risks.

  • Cyclone unleashes huge floods leaving 350 dead in southern Africa

    Aid workers rush to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.

  • Fresh flood strikes Sirajganj villages

    Fresh floods hit at least 30 villages of Sirajganj after a portion of an embankment eroded while the Jamuna in Gaibandha and Brahmaputra in Kurigram were flowing above the danger level yesterday, bringing misery to people in the districts.

  • Water of major rivers rise

    Water levels in 49 rivers rise, 33 fall

    Water levels at 49 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) mark rise while 33 stations record fall.

  • Floods affect over 5 lakh

    Scarcity of drinking water and food has further aggravated the situation in the flood-hit regions of Sylhet.

  • Flood fury rages

    Fresh onrush of flood water has submerged parts of the hilly southeast -- Bandarban and Chittagong -- while Sylhet in the country's

  • Floods worsen in Sylhet, Moulvibazar

    Sylhet might be on the verge of another disaster after 2004 as flood has affected most of its upazilas following overflow of all the rivers, canals, haors and marshes due to heavy rain and flash flood.

  • 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).

  • India seeks 'climate justice' for poor nations at Paris talks

    India will urge rich nations to deliver "climate justice" for developing countries at a major environmental conference in Paris later this month, the environment minister of the country says in an interview with AFP.

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    Myanmar declares flood emergency

    Myanmar's President Thein Sein declares a state of emergency in four regions after heavy floods left 27 people dead.

  • Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan

    Torrential rains and floods in Pakistan leaves 36 dead and affect over 250,000 people, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages.