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.
Floods yet to subside; 251 dead
Dhaka, Aug 30 – The flood situation across the country continues to have devastating effects on people claiming 251 lives so far, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Floods trigger acute drinking water crisis in Sunamganj
Back-to-back floods in Sunamganj contaminated hundreds of tube-wells in the low-lying areas, triggering a massive drinking water shortage and causing water-borne diseases.
59 relief extortion cases surface, floods hit 34 districts
Dhaka, Aug 10 – There are 59 reported cases of corruption in relief distribution across the country under various projects, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman has said.
Hilsa glut floods Khulna fish markets
Khulna, Aug 10 – Markets of Khulna are being flooded with Hilsa fishes caught from the Bay, since the lifting of a 65-day ban on fishing in the coastal waters was lifted on July 23 The resulting glut of hilsa…
Floods don’t always happen, these are caused too
Sudhirendar Sharma The reality behind the statistics and headlines of man made disasters are too grim for words. Flooding has always threatened human habitation, but it is happening too often in recent times with disastrous consequences in unexpected places. Much…
Floods, coronavirus may spoil Eid-ul-Azha for many
Dhaka, July 25 – Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, is just around the corner but the coronavirus pandemic and floods have tightened the grip leaving thousands of people stranded and struggling for survival, taking away the…
Floods take alarming turn as Brahmaputra, Ganga basins swell
Dhaka, Jul 20 – Residents of three northern districts who are among the first to bear the brunt of flooding caused by onrushing waters from upstream rivers saw no respite Sunday, as large parts of Kurigram, and Sunamganj remain inundated,…
Floods affect 2.2m in Assam, Kaziranga Park inundated
Guwahati, Assam, AP/UNB, July 14 – The latest wave of flooding in northeastern India has affected around 2.2 million people of flooding in 22 districts of Assam.
Floods and landslides lash Nepal, scores dead
Thousands of people in western Nepal have been displaced by heavy rains, flash floods and landslides. The floods have also put Indian authorities in the state of Bihar on high alert.
Thakurgaon floods play havoc to mango growers
Thakurgaon, July 09 – Thakurgaon mango growers are deeply worried as at least 500 hectares of mango orchards have been submerged in floods for the last several days. They were awaiting a bumper output this season.
Japan battered by heavy rains, floods, nearly 60 dead
TOKYO, AP/UNB, JULY 8 — Heavy rains that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads.
Floods inundate Sunamganj town; 250 Kurigram villages
Flash floods triggered by onrush of water from the upstream and heavy rains have inundated low-lying areas in different upazilas in Sunamganj district.
Virus, Floods, Locusts put Somalia in Human Trafficking trap
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar MOGADISHU, May 28 2020 (IPS) – While simultaneously suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, flooding and a locust crisis, Somalia, could well see a rise in the number of people who are susceptible to human trafficking.
58,000 people marooned in untimely Chapainawabganj floods
Chapainawabganj, Oct 4– Around 58,000 people in 16 unions of the district have been stranded as the water level of Mahananda and Punorbhaba rivers rose, causing immense suffering to the locals. Roads, houses and cropland were inundated as the rivers…
UN says floods, heavy rainfall in Sudan kill 78 people
Cairo, Sep 7 (AP/UNB) — A U.N. humanitarian agency says flooding triggered by heavy rains in Sudan have killed a total of 78 people across the country in the past two months. Mary Keller, head of monitoring and reporting at…
India’s Aug Krishna Basin floods: Dams harming not helping
August 8, 2019 SANDRP Krishna River Basin is in for worst floods than the previous big flood of August 2005. Already at eight sites, the water level has crossed the previous HFL – Highest Flood Level recorded by CWC (Central…
BNP demands farm loan waiver for flood-hit farmers
Dhaka – BNP senior leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on Tuesday demanded the government waive agricultural loan of the flood-affected farmers and take steps for their rehabilitation.
Wildlife, people work together during Assam’s annual floods
by Nabarun Guha, Sahana Ghosh on 23 July 2019 • Deadly monsoon floods have ravaged Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and other protected areas of the state. • Nearly 200 animals have been killed in Kaziranga National Park, home to the…
1 million people marooned in BD Northern region floods
Kurigram, July 25 (UNB) – Nearly a million people remained stranded, facing acute shortage of food, drinking water and fodder as the flood situation worsened. Heavy downpour in the upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh and in the district pushed up…
Floods: 5mn children among 12mn hit in BD, India, Nepal
It scaling up emergency response to support affected children, families Dhaka, July 19 – Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, India and Nepal – have killed at least 93 children, and put the…
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ভারতীয় পাহাড়ি ঢলে গোটা দেশের উত্তর পূর্বাঞ্চলের অগুনতি মানুষের সীমাহীন ভোগান্তি হ্রাসে দলমত নির্বিশেষে সকলকে সেবার মনোভাব নিয়ে এগিয়ে আসা এবং সর্বোপরি সরকারের পক্ষ থেকে দৃশ্যমান সার্বিক সহযোগিতার জন্য জোর দাবী জানিয়ে বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগ নেতৃবৃন্দ বলেছেন বন্যার সার্বিক পরিস্থিতি…
Rain induced floods, landslides, Rohingya children at risk
Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) – Thousands of people in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities are facing the risk of flooding and landslides after several days of heavy rain, Unicef said on Tuesday. Some of the over 4,000 families…
Between drought, floods, Cuba for improved Water management
If you enjoy a good daily shower and water comes out every time you turn on the taps in your home, you should feel privileged. There are places in the world where this vital resource for life is becoming scarcer…
Modi inspects Kerala flood rescue effort
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the southern state of Kerala to see for himself the devastation caused by what officials say is the worst flooding in a century. He arrived late on Friday and is due to be…
California to ‘whiplash’ between drought, floods
California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday.
Paris readies for floods
Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Some basements in the city have already sprung leaks after the river surged following heavy rainfall, reports said. The Seine…
Banking irregularities, Floods, Rohingya issue to pressure BD economy
Irregularities in credit management in banking sector, Rohingya influx and the floods in the last year will continue to keep overall economy under pressure this year, says the president of the country’s apex trade body. But at the same time…
1,000 rescued as Houston hit by ‘catastrophic floods’
More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. There is a “flash flood emergency” across the Houston Metro area, with travel near impossible, the National…