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Carp spawning spot Halda River, polluter plant fined

Chittagong, July 17 –The Department of Environment on Wednesday suspended the production of Picking power plant in Hathazari Upazila and fined it Tk 20 lakh (Taka 2mn) on the charge of polluting Halda river by dumping wastes. The Halda is the last remaining natural carp spawning ground in Bangladesh. Read More »

8000 kilos carp fries netted from Halda River in BD in 2 hrs

Chittagong, May 26 –Fishermen collected around 8,000 kg eggs from the Halda River, the only natural fish spawning waterbody in South Asia, on Saturday night. Mother fishes of different species released eggs in the Halda River. Fishermen initiated netting eggs from Friday dawn. The authorities concerned said that egg collection may exceed previous records this year as they have taken ... Read More »

Four-nations expert group on water management on cards

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) today decided to form an experts group for exchanging best practices in water resources management and on specifics of the identified projects, power trade, inter grid connectivity, flood forecasting and other areas of possible cooperation.The decision came at the two-day third Joint Working Group (JWC) meeting of the four countries that concluded here today, ... Read More »

Powerful quake jolts Bangladesh

A strong earthquake jolted the capital and some other parts of the country on Wednesday night. The quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Bogra and Pirojpur at 10:25pm, said Met office. The epicentre of the jolt was the Bay of Bengal, 681 kilometres southwest from the Seismic Observatory Centre at Agargaon. There was no ... Read More »

Case filed over launch mishap

Police have filed a case four days after a launch capsized in the Meghna River at Munshiganj’s Gazaria, killing scores of people. Gazaria Police Station SI Haider Hossain Akhand filed the case early on Monday accusing the owner of the vessel MV Miraj-4 and six of its staff. Read More »

Sunken launch salvaged in Munshiganj, death toll 28

Rescuers have pulled out 28 bodies from the Meghna until Friday afternoon after a passenger ferry sank on way to Sureshwar from Dhaka on Thursday. MV Miraj-4 was caught in a storm around 4:30pm on Thursday and sank near Daulatdia in Munshiganj. Munshiganj Deputy Commissioner Saiful Hasan Badal said 18 of the bodies had been identified. Read More »

Allocation of more fund for disaster management urged

Speakers at a discussion on Tuesday urged the government for allocating more money for scaling up the disaster resilience of the coastal regions. Speaking at the inauguration of a photo exhibition and a discussion meeting at the Jatiya Press Club, they also noted that the government has limited resources and the rich countries should come forward with the assistance in ... Read More »

Annular solar eclipse Tuesday

An annular eclipse of the sun will occur on Tuesday. The eclipse will start at 9 hours 52 minutes 36 seconds Bangladesh time and will end at 14 hours 14 minutes 30 seconds. The central eclipse will start at 11 hours 58 minutes 18 seconds BST and will end at 12 hours 08 minutes 54 seconds BST. Read More »

Mainstreaming disaster management urgent, say experts

Experts has stressed the need for mainstreaming the disaster management in policymaking to address the emerging natural and manmade calamities with a view to ensuring the country’s sustainable economic growth. “If we fail to mainstream the disaster management, we won’t be able to continue the country’s steady economic growth,” Prof ASM Dr Maksud Kamal, chairman of the Department of Disaster ... Read More »

Using Lightning to Predict Severe Storms

An alternative to costly radar-based weather services could soon be operational in developing nations, to help them detect severe storms more cheaply and quickly. Read More »

Heavy rain kills eight in St Vincent

At least eight people died and dozens were forced out of their homes by heavy rain in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Read More »