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PM asks BNP to provide proof of Haor radiation claims

    Desk Live: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the BNP to prove their claim that fishes and aquatic animals in the flooded backswamps of Sunamganj have died of radioactive emissions. The premier, also the ruling Awami League President said this while speaking at a meeting of the Awami League’s local government election nomination board at Ganabhaban on... details

Flood situation in Sunamganj, Habiganj worsens

Live Correspondent: The flood situation in Sunamganj and Habiganj has worsened as heavy rainfall and onrush of water from the upstream submerged new areas in the districts on Monday. In Sunamganj, the Urar Bondho dam in Pagnar haor in Jamalganj and Dirai upazilas breached at various points in the early hours, damaging crops on some 9,000 hectares of land, reports UNB. The... details

Sunamganj radiation: ‘still not cause for alarm’

  Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) has said radiation-level measured at the backswamps of Sunamganj is not alarming. On Sunday, when a BAEC team led by Member Dilip Kumar Saha recorded the radiation level at the Dekhar Haor in Sadar Upazila and the Karchar Haor in Biswamvarpur Upazilas, they found no traces of radiation caused by uranium exposure to the... details

‘Signal 3 for maritime ports’

Live Correspondent:  Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar,Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three as steep pressure gradient lies over the North Bay, said a Met office press release this morning. "Squally weather may affect the maritime ports, the North Bay and adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh as steep pressure gradient lies over the North... details

Photographer captures world’s glacier melt over decade

Live Desk:  For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens. His effort has taken him to the farthest reaches of the world, from Antarctica to the northern ends of Greenland, where he has captured the movements and melts of immense glaciers. The results of his work were on display at Chicago's Museum of... details

‘Relocate or use solar panels at Rampal power plant’

Live Correspondent: The National Committee to Save Sundarbans on Wednesday urged the government to either relocate the Rampal power plant or use solar cells in the coal-fired project. Professor Abdul Aziz of Dhaka University said the government should take necessary measures to save the Pashur river, the lifeline of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, by using solar power cells instead of coal in... details

Tahsan-starrer short film ‘Durbin’ releases March 16

Entertainment  Live: Popular singer-model-actor tahsan Khan paired with Nadia Khanam in a short film titled ‘Durbin’ which is waiting to be released on March 16. Vicky Zahed, director as well as script writer of the film, said the film based on a love story of two youths come from the families of two different religions  in 1980s. Toufiq Ahmed, Monsur Mustafiz, Sohan Babu and... details

President stresses extra care in delicate “haors” development planning

Kishoreganj Live: President Abdul Hamid has urged authorities to take extra care in planning development initiatives in environmentally delicate low lying haor region, as he wrapped up a three-day visit in this northern district, his birthplace. "Climate change is now an important factor in development, so we must take pragmatic steps in chalking up development plans considering... details

‘Old Dhaka chemical factories won’t get license’

        Live Correspondent: No license will be given by Dhaka South City Corporation from now on to any chemical factory that use inflammable materials in Old Dhaka, Mayor Sayeed Khokhon said on Sunday. “Also, it will not be allowed by any godown (warehouse) to store inflammable materials in Old Dhaka,” he added. He came up with the decision while... details

Country witnessing uplift as democracy exists: Sheikh Hasina

Sangsad Live: ,Taking a swipe at those who always raise a question about existence of democracy in Bangladesh, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina yesterday said massive development is taking place in the country as democracy is there. "If democratic environment doesn't exist in the country, how they talk and criticise the government in this way ... the country is... details

Lady Gaga steps in for pregnant Beyonce at Coachella

Entertainment Live:  Lady Gaga has stepped in to replace the pregnant Beyonce at Coachella, ensuring that the premier music festival has a woman headliner for the first time in a decade. Coachella, one of the most lucrative music events in the world, late Tuesday posted an updated lineup with Lady Gaga now the headliner on April 15 and April 22. "Let's party in the desert," Lady Gaga,... details

Seminar on Environmental Problems held at IUB

  Live Correspondent: A Seminar titled “Environmental Problems: Bangladesh & Global Perspectives” held at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on February 28, 2017 at its own campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The Department of Environmental Science of IUB organized the Seminar where Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies was the Keynote... details

Disaster Management Framework Required for Thunderstorm and Lightning

Lamia Mohsin: As a disaster prone country vulnerable to ‘natural shocks’ like cyclone, hurricanes and earthquakes,  a strong  disaster management framework is imperative for  immediate response to such frequently occurring catastrophes. In a decade fraught with sustainability concerns, we need to be able to identify imminent threats posed by global warming and rising temperatures.  A... details