Winter

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Jessore's signature date juice gets scarce

As the Bangla saying goes, “Khejurer rosh, Jessorer josh,” roughly meaning, “Wild date palm syrup is the pride of Jessore.”

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

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 You can feel it in the air: the dryness gone from the atmosphere and the biting cold superseded by a calming wind that loosens you up from icy inertia.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

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.

January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016

Temperature may rise from today

Biting cold and intense fog are taking a heavy toll on people living in the northern region, especially those living in charlands.

January 24, 2016
January 24, 2016

Gas crisis hits city

Tahmina Afaz is a schoolteacher and lives at Ulan in the capital's West Rampura. She doesn't start for work until 7:30am, but since winter began, she has been waking up long before sunrise. "If I get up any later than 5:00am, I cannot finish cooking for my family before I go to work. The gas supply falls after sunrise, so much so that sometimes I cannot even turn the stove on," she says.

January 18, 2016
January 18, 2016

Lights were out during pile-ups

All 153 sodium lights on Bangabandhu Bridge were turned off during the 16-vehicle pile-ups on the bridge in the early morning fog of January 9 that left six people dead. To the astonishment of many, Bangladesh Bridge Authority, which looks after the country's longest bridge, had usually been using only half of the lights on the bridge to “save electricity”, even in dense fog.

January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services halted for 3hrs

Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma River halted for three hours due to dense fog.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

Which petroleum jelly is good for healthy skin?

A humid climate like Bangladesh’s can stress the skin and the scorching sunlight helps dry it out and damage it further. However, petroleum jelly can be useful in preventing this.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

Temperature may dive to 8

Meteorologists anticipate that the temperature across the country might dive to below eight degree centigrade within next two or three days.

January 4, 2016
January 4, 2016

Cities choke on air pollution

The quality of air in the capital is extremely unhealthy. The presence of pollutant particles in its air even on a normal day is more than six times the healthy limit. If this sounds scary, then you should know that the air in its neighbouring cities Gazipur and Narayanganj is even worse, according to the Department of Environment (DoE).