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  • Nature Quest: In quest of the Jewels of Haors

    People say that we do not have the tradition of rose cultivation here in Bangladesh. The rose cultivation in our country is entirely a new phenomenon. The Middle Eastern or European countries are referred to as the origin of rose.

  • Welcome spring

    Spring is knocking on our door. You can feel it in the air: the dryness gone from the atmosphere and the biting cold superseded by a calming wind that loosens you up from icy inertia.

  • Nature Quest: Courtship pageant in Tangua

    Tangua haor is a mini ocean during monsoon. But in winter much of the water is gone and the haor turns into a maze of interconnected wetlands called beels. Once away from the muddy shores overgrown with reeds, one can see through the clear beel water a magnificent green carpet of plants at the bottom. This garden, hidden underneath the water, is visited by thousands of ducks during the winter months every year.

  • The piece of land which was once a raging river Teesta

    Man-made intervention in the upstream turns Teesta a wild river in monsoon and a desert in winter.

  • Celebration of life at a Barisal Lake

    Sometimes nature whispers of fragility or interconnectedness. Sometimes it offers contemplation in moments of deep silence. At other times nature shouts. When the thousands of waterlilies bloom on the lake in Barisal known as Shaplar Beel, “Lake of the Waterlilies,” nature reminds in loud announcement that life is a great celebration.

  • Close to nature, on the city outskirts

    On this chilly Friday morning, you may enjoy a stroll through warm sand dunes without going far from the city centre. This little known white expanse of flat sand is on the other side of the Buriganga and incredibly close to city dwellers. From Dhaka Zero Point you may cycle to this lustrous area in less than 30 minutes on holidays. You take the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge to cross the river and turn left to follow a narrow asphalt road, which leads you to a place called Sowarighat some two to three kilometres away. Stretches of fallow land are all around Sowarighat. A branch of Buriganga once flowed through it and people took boats to cross that rivulet. Now the rivulet is dead and you cross it walking over an earth dam.

  • Cancer 'not just down to bad luck'

    Cancer is overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors and not largely down to bad luck, a study suggests.

  • [WATCH NOW] Journey to the source of Matamuhuri river

    Of the hundreds of rivers in Bangladesh, only two rivers -- Sangu and Matamuhuri -- have originated from Bangladesh. Both rivers are located in the southeastern hilly part of Bangladesh.

  • Scientists reveal a bit of good news about Greenland’s great melt

    Climate change is speeding up the melting of the great sheet of ice covering Greenland, a frozen mass the size of Alaska that holds an estimated 10 percent of the world’s ice and scientists are sure of it, reports news and lifestyle magazine TakePart.

  • New AIDS drug shields monkeys: Study

    Scientists say new drug tested on monkeys provided astonishingly effective shield against animal version of AIDS, major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine