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).

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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 5, 2017
July 5, 2017

Flood fury rages

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

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

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.

December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015

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.

December 3, 2015
December 3, 2015

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).

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

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.

August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015

Myanmar floods: President declares state of emergency

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

July 25, 2015
July 25, 2015

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.

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