natural disaster

Cyclone Sitrang to cross Barishal, Ctg by tomorrow

Cyclone Sitrang, currently located around 495 kilometre South-Southwest of Payra port and advancing towards the coast at a speed of 15 km, will cross between Barishal and Chattogram near Khepupara by tomorrow (October 25, 2022) morning, the met office said.

Study finds nearly 1 in 4 of world population at risk of severe flooding

Almost a quarter of the world's population are exposed to significant flood risks, according to new research published Tuesday, which warned those in poorer countries were more vulnerable.

Inner Wheel Club of Dhaka Uptown making a difference

With a vision to improve the lives of the underprivileged, Inner Wheel Club (IWC) of Dhaka Uptown strives to restore harmony by establishing women’s rights, ensuring maternity healthcare, fighting poverty and diseases, providing education, and much more.

Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors dig through rubbles by hand

Survivors dug by hand Thursday through villages in eastern Afghanistan reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban and the international community that fled their takeover struggled to aid the disaster’s victims.

“Floods cause damages but have some positive aspects too”

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said severe floods cause damages but they also have some positive aspects.

Sunamganj man, injured while collecting flood relief, dies

A man who was injured yesterday (June 20, 2022) while trying to collect relief dropped from an Air Force helicopter at Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj died this morning (June 21, 2022) in hospital.

PM observes flood situation from chopper

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (June 21, 2022) inspected the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and adjacent areas.

Sylhet Uposhohor still under water

Water has started to drain from several roads in Sylhet city this morning (June 20, 2022) after being submerged for nearly two days. However, Sylhet Uposhohor, on the banks of Surma river, is still flooded.

“I witness nothing but ignorance towards Sylhet”

With no sign of hope, the people in Sylhet are always bracing themselves for the worst.

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

Bangladesh tanneries: HRW gives bleak outlook

Bangladesh must enforce laws to stop child labour and occupational and environmental health dangers in tannery industry, says Human Rights Watch.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

16 killed as fresh earthquake strikes Bihar

16 people dies and large number of houses collapse in Bihar, a seismically active zone, after two powerful earthquakes rocked neighbouring Nepal on Tuesday afternoon.

April 30, 2015
April 30, 2015

Nepal earthquake: Teenage boy rescued after five days

A teenage boy has been rescued after surviving for five days in the rubble of a building, following an earthquake that killed some 5,500 people in Nepal.

April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015

Nepal earthquake: Relief starts reaching remote villages

Aid begins to reach remote regions near the epicentre of Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal.

March 15, 2015
March 15, 2015

Cyclone damages 90pc houses in Vanuatu capital

Cyclone Pam badly damages up to 90 percent of houses in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, Oxfam says.

March 14, 2015
March 14, 2015

Vanuatu president in cyclone appeal

Terming it a "calamity", Vanuatu's president calls for international help after Cyclone Pam ripped through the Pacific archipelago

March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

The number of people affected by river flooding worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years

March 2, 2015
March 2, 2015

Afghanistan hit by fresh avalanches

Huge new avalanches hit Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley killing at least 286 people so far

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