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June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

New SSC exam schedule after floodwater recedes from schools: Dipu Moni

The schedule of suspended Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations will be announced once floodwater completely recedes from schools, said Education Minister Dipu Moni today (June 25, 2022).

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Flood claims 5 more lives in 24 hours; death toll now 73

At least five people died due to flooding in different parts of the country in 24 hours till this morning (June 24, 2022), raising the total flood fatalities to 73.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Flood situation likely to get worse, cry for help grows louder

The floods wreaking havoc in the country’s northern and north-eastern districts may worsen as water levels in already overflowing rivers could continue to rise over the next two days, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre. 

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

140 medical teams formed across country for flood-affected people: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque today (June 18, 2022) said a total of 140 medical teams were formed for the treatment of flood affected people across the country.

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

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.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

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.

March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019

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.

July 15, 2017
July 15, 2017

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.

July 8, 2017
July 8, 2017

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.

July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017

Floods affect over 5 lakh

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