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LaMelo Ball, other athletes, aid Australian wildfire victims

Melbourne (AP/UNB) — Top American NBA prospect LaMelo Ball says he will donate some of the salary he receives from the National Basketball League’s Illawarra Hawks to victims of the wildfires devastating eastern Australia. Ball, tipped to be chosen in the first round of the NBA draft this year, said he will donate one month of his salary, an amount ... Read More »

Keraniganj plastic factory fire toll 17 as 5 more victims succumb

Dhaka, Dec 15 – Five more victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to burn injuries yesterday. Among the five, four at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), and another one died at his home after release from the hospital on the day of the fire, raising the death toll to ... Read More »

Climate Change Victims save endangered Sundarbans Dolphins

By Rafiqul Islam Khulna, Bangladesh, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) – Israfil Boyati lives along the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. In the past, he used to catch fish in the canals and rivers of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest — one of the world’s largest and habitat to many endangered species, including the Bengal tigers and freshwater dolphins. But Boyati ... Read More »

BD allocates Taka 1bn to settle riverbank erosion victims

Dhaka, June 13 – A total of Tk 100 crore has been allocated in the proposed budget for 2019-20 fiscal years to facilitate rehabilitation of the people affected by river erosion. Besides, steps have been taken for managing water resource, land use, and mitigating effects of the environment and climate change by re-excavating small rivers, canals and wetlands in 64 ... Read More »

EU Del to Bangladesh condole Chawkbazar fire victims

“The EU Delegation expresses its heartfelt condolences for all those affected by the fire which occurred at Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar on 20 February. Our thoughts are with the Government and people of Bangladesh as well as with the bereaved families and friends of the victims during such difficult time. The EU Delegation wishes speedy recovery of those injured in the ... Read More »

90 pc people in Dhaka victims of air pollution: Poba

Dhaka, Feb 9 – Green activists on Saturday voiced deep concern that around 90 percent dwellers in Dhaka city are affected by serious dust pollution and urged the authorities concerned to take effective steps to check it. Speaking at a human chain programme, they also said the intensity of dust pollution rises usually during winter due to road digging and ... Read More »