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Downpour paralyses Barisal city life

Heavy monsoon downpour since Tuesday noon paralysed normal life in Barisal city and restricted small water transpotrations from Barisal Port. Barisal Met office sources said,  torrential rainfall started in Barisal city with thunderbolts and gusty wind from about 12:30 noon continued till tis report with short breaks. Barisal met office sources said amount of rain fall crossed more than 92 ... Read More »

Lightning, storm kill 6 damage property in districts

Thunderbolt killed freedom fighter in Borolekha upazila of the district on Saturday at  around 10am. Officer-in-Charge of Borolekha police station, Salim Newaz, said, freedom fighter Subud Chandra Malaker (65) of Kudali village in Daserbazar Union was struck by lightning during heavy downpour and was grievously injured. He was rushed to Borolekha Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared him de ... Read More »

Brick field causing nuisance to edn institutions

A local leader of Brickfield Owners’ Association has built a brick kiln on an arable land, also within half a kilometre from seven educational institutions at Puratan Thakurgaon village under Thakurgaon Sadar upazila, defying law and ignoring protest from the local students, teachers and farmers. Read More »

May Day observed: Workplace safety urged

Building construction workers holding  a rally to observe May-Day  on Wednesday mourned the recent Savar tragedy demanded enforcement of building construction code with complete insurance and opening separate wing for speedy rescue and salvage operation management in building collapse incidents. Read More »

The wasted electronic waste

The old, dilapidated mobile phone you replaced with a snazzy, up-to-date version was disposed of properly at the company’s collection centre. You think it has been discarded in an environment friendly way. Read More »

Monitoring air pollutants up in Himalayas

Smriti Mallapaty The Himalayan countries of Nepal and Bhutan will, in 2013, have two permanent air monitoring observatories set up by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as part of a programme to reduce black carbon and other short-lived climate-forcing pollutants (SLCPs). There has been increasing international attention on SLCPs – small particles and gases like black carbon, ... Read More »