A day after five tremors hit Sylhet on Saturday, another mild quake was felt early Sunday again, creating panic among the people of the district.
Five quakes hit Sylhet
After four successive earthquakes hit Sylhet on Saturday morning another earthquake jolted the district in the afternoon. Fortunately, there were no reports of any casualty or damage to property.
Cyclone Yaas: 4 teams to assess damage to Sundarbans
The government has formed four teams to assess the damages to the Sundarbans caused by Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit the coastal areas of the country Wednesday.
Cyclone Yaas: 4,470 fish enclosures inundated in Bagerhat
The district fisheries department confirmed on Friday that some 4,470 fish enclosures and over 400 ponds in Bagerhat have been inundated by tidal surges triggered by Cyclone Yaas.
Cyclone Yaas :3 Low-lying Khulna Upazilas go underwater
Low-lying areas in Koyra, Dakope and Paikgachcha upazilas in Khulna district have been inundated by the tidal surge triggered by Cyclone Yaas which made a landfall in eastern India on Wednesday.
Cyclone Yaas: Navy ready for rescue, relief
Eighteen warships, maritime patrol aircraft and helicopters of Bangladesh Navy have been kept ready to combat the effects of Cyclone Yaas.
Cyclone Yaas weakens after hitting Odisha, WB coast
Sever Cyclonic Storm Yaas which intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm over Northwest Bay and adjoining area completed crossing North Odisha-West Bengal coast between North of Dhamra & South of Balasore by 3pm on Wednesday.
Millions threatened as cyclone spells double trouble: IFRC
Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are helping people stay safe in Bangladesh and India as a major cyclone threatens millions of people and devastating COVID-19 surges continue in both countries.
Severe cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ lies over northwest Bay
Severe cyclonic storm “Yaas” over northwest bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards further and now lies over the same area.
Maritime ports in Bangladesh asked to hoist signal No 2
The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal number one on Monday following the depression over the Southeast Bay and adjoining Andaman Sea.
Cyclone Yaas: Sea ports in BD asked to hoist signal No 2
Sunday’s depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining area moved north-westwards and intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ over the same area.
Khulna preparing for cyclone ‘Yash’
Authorities here said Sunday they are readying 814 shelters to move people should cyclone Yash hit the south-western coast.
Cyclone brewing over Andaman Sea ‘may hit Bangladesh coast’
A low pressure area is brewing over the North Andaman Sea and the adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal, which could intensify into a cyclonic storm, the Met office has said.
Bangladesh mourns loss of lives due to flash floods in Indonesia
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in the flash floods and landslides in different parts of Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
12 killed in Gaibandha, Faridpur as nor’wester lashes country
Dhaka, Apr 4 – At least twelve people were killed in Gaibandha and Faridpur on Sunday when nor’wester and rain swept over different regions of the country.
What’s in Hurricane Names? Dorian & Laura as WMO Calls Them
The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Hurricane Committee decided at its annual meeting to retire four tropical cyclone names from its rotating list after assessing the record-breaking hurricane 2020 season.
After the Fire: Rebuilding Rohingya Camp Race Against Time
By IPS Correspondent DHAKA, Mar 24 2021 (IPS) – The building that was once the largest health centre in the Kutupalong refugee camp, serving some 55,000 Rohingya refugees 24/7, is now a burnt, distorted shell after a massive fire spread…
India Glacier Disaster: How much climate change responsible?
on February 7 the glacier-fed Rishi Ganga river started rising. Two hours later, swollen with rock debris and snowmelt, its waters rose 53 feet — the height equivalent of a five-storey building.
Syria floods: Work on ‘round the clock’ for urgent relief
29 January 2021 – Humanitarian staff have been working “round the clock” to reopen access roads and provide emergency relief from the disastrous impact that recent floods have unleashed on displaced people living in camps in northwest Syria, the UN’s…
26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides
JAKARTA, Jan 12 (AP/UNB) — Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.
Long-term displacement worries for Typhoon Goni hit families
7 November 2020 – The trail of devastation left by Typhoon Goni in the Philippines, runs straight through some heavily populated areas – including places where COVID-19 cases are high, and where returning migrants are concentrated – UN agencies reported…
Philippines: Millions caught in wake of ‘super typhoon Goni’
2 November 2020 – UN agencies and humanitarian actors in the Philippines are mobilizing to support communities hit by super Typhoon Goni, which has barrelled across the country, leaving massive devastation in its wake.
70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 60
Rescue workers extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building in western Turkey on Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece, killing at least 60 people and injuring more than 900.
Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, 59 missing in Vietnam
Typhoon Molave set off landslides that killed at least 19 people and left 45 missing in central Vietnam, where ferocious wind and rain blew away roofs and knocked out power in a region of 1.7 million residents, state media said…
Why Flood management is not big issue in Bihar elections?
October 26, 2020 SANDRP Why Floods need to be an Election issue in Bihar. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is campaigning for the state assembly elections after being the Chief Minister for 15 years (except brief 10 month period in 2014-15).
‘Staggering’ rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years
12 October – The first 20 years of this century have seen a “staggering” rise in climate disasters, UN researchers said on Monday, while also maintaining that “almost all nations” have failed to prevent a “wave of death and illness”…
6k families homeless in Khulna devastating riverbank erosion
Khulna, Oct 08 – The pain that riverbank erosion has caused over the past decade is immense. I have lost everything to the natural calamity — my home, my livelihood,” says Rabiul Islam, a resident of Koira upazila who has…
Bihar, West Bengal Rivers cross highest flood levels
In East India rivers at 14 sites have breached the old Highest Flood Levels (HFL) of which 9 sites are in Bihar, 4 in Odisha and 1 West Bengal, says an article published by the Delhi-based South Asian Network on…
Kurigram flood situation worsens
Kurigram, Sept 28 – Heavy rains and upstream water are worsening the flood situation in Kurigram inundating cropland, houses and cutting off road communication affecting thousands of people.
15,000ha cropland flooded in Kurigram
About 15,000 hectares of cropland has gone under water in nine upazilas of Kurigram during the fifth phase flooding triggered by onrush of upstream water and heavy downpours.