Sunday’s depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining area moved north-westwards and intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ over the same area.
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7-day lockdown in BD from Apr 5 as covid cases surge: Quader
The government is set to announce a seven-day lockdown from Monday to stem the spread of coronavirus as the number of cases and deaths from the virus soar.
Covid in BD looks under control, but no room for complacency
Dhaka, Feb 13 – Though the Covid-19 pandemic looks to have come under control in Bangladesh with the weather getting warmer, experts think there is no room for complacency as this deadly virus may remerge any time with any new…
Green energy generation in Bangladesh lagging far behind target
Dhaka, Dec 31 – Though Bangladesh has made substantial strides in overall power generation over three terms of the Awami League, the government’s efforts to meet its own target for power generation from renewable energy have failed to keep up.
Fair Technology to open Hyundai car Manufacturing unit in BD
Dhaka, Jan 5 – Fair Technology Limited, the lone distributor of world-renowned car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company, is going to set up Hyundai car manufacturing plant in the country.
PM orders another stimulus package for 2nd Covid wave in BD
Dhaka, Dec 23 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Finance Ministry and other relevant ministries and divisions to formulate another financial stimulus package keeping in mind the ‘second wave’ of Covid-19.
Heavy rains cloud prospects of Boro rice cultivation in BD
Dhaka, Nov 18 – These days, farmers in the haor areas (depressions) of Sunamganj district are worried. This is because they have not yet been able to prepare boro paddy seedbeds as breaches caused by heavy downpour in water channels…
Virus death toll in BD climbs to 1,888 with 41 more deaths
Dhaka, July 1: Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1,888 on Wednesday as 41 people died in last 24 hours.
Coronavirus in BD: 42 more die, 2,735 new cases
Bangladesh on Monday recorded the highest single-day coronavirus deaths for the second consecutive day as 42 more patients died in the span of 24 hours raising the death toll to 930.
Massive 1975 rise in new virus cases, deaths 24 Monday in BD
Dhaka, May 25 – Bangladesh recorded its highest number of 1,975 coronavirus cases on Monday and 21 deaths within 24 hours. The number of confirmed cases now stands at 35,585.
Area-specific lockdown enforced as virus cases surge in BD
Dhaka, April 08 – As the number of deaths from coronavirus as well as infections continued to surge in the country for the last couple of days, the administration has widened lockdown in a number of places across the country.
Coronavirus may affect mobile handset production in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 13 – As the coronavirus concern continues to intensify, local manufacturers fear that a prolonged epidemic may severely affect cellphone handset production in Bangladesh.
Two virus patients recovering, 149 people quarantined
Dhaka, March 11 – While two out of three infected patients in the country have recovered significantly, at least 149 people from across 12 districts have been kept in quarantine.
30 percent of detained prisoners in BD accused in drug cases
Dhaka, Feb 23 – About 30 per cent of the total detained in different prisons in the country is accused in drug-related cases. The total number of drug-addicted detained accused is 4,016.
Tk 205b to set up 329 tech school, colleges in BD
Dhaka, Jan 21 – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared a Tk 20,525.69-crore project to establish 329 technical school and colleges (TSC) at Upazila level, aiming to create skilled human resources.
Onion prices in BD show downward trend
Dhaka, Jan 19 – The prices of onion –a common kitchen essential have come down to Tk. 100 and below around four months later, giving a big relief to the pockets of consumers.
Sasakawa vows to continue support for fighting leprosy in Bangladesh
By Rafiqul Islam DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 14 2019 (IPS) – Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Yohei Sasakawa, has assured Bangladesh of continuing support for the Zero Leprosy Initiative announced by the country’s Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, aimed at eliminating leprosy…
Rainwater may help meet most domestic needs in BD: Experts
Dhaka, Sept 19 – Bangladesh receives on an average 1500 mm rainfall every year and this is adequate to meet most domestic needs, experts said on Thursday. They were speaking at the 4th Rainwater Harvesting Convention held at a city…
80 percent childbirths in pvt hospitals in BD Caesarean
Dhaka, Sept 11 – Over 80 percent of the deliveries in private hospitals in Bangladesh are caesarean, but half of them are unnecessary what health researchers criticize unethically motivated for grabbing a market of Tk 1200 crore leaving higher risks…
High road-construction costs in BD for soil texture, Quader
Dhaka, Sept 9 – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday told parliament that road-construction cost in Bangladesh is higher than that of India and China due to the difference in soil conditions.
246 killed in lightning strikes in BD this year
Dhaka, Sep 8 – At least 246 people were killed and 97 people were also hurt in lightning strikes across Bangladesh from February 1 to August 30 this year.
Transport strike paralises Chittagrong division in BD
Chattogram, Sept 8 (UNB) – An indefinite transport strike in Chattogram Division’s nine districts, except Brahmanbaria and Chandpur, has been causing immense suffering to the commuters. A body of transport owners and workers is enforcing the strike since Sunday morning…
Chai – the bamboo-made fish trap aplenty in BD floodplains
Dhaka, Aug 28– Rivers and water bodies that dot Bangladesh are not only major sources of fish but also provide livelihood to many low-income rural households.
Unbelievable but true: Extinct wolf attacks livestock in BD
Dhaka, Aug 16 – A wolf was trapped and beaten to death after it ventured into villages in Bangladesh’s Taltali Upazila in Barguna District recently. The poor animal came into conflict for killing the livestock.
Eight died of dengue in BD during Eid-ul-Adha festival
Dhaka, Aug 14: Eight people died of dengue fever during the Eid-ul-Adha festival in Dhaka, Madaripur, Rajshahi, Laxmipur, Khulna and Pabna districts.
$54.8 mn to improve living in BD coastal chars: IFAD
Rome, 8 August 2019 – More than 342,000 people in southeast Bangladesh living on coastal chars created by silt deposits will benefit from new financing for a project to reduce poverty and hunger and develop rural livelihoods. People living on…
Vehicle mounted data interceptor to deal with rumours in BD
Dhaka, Aug 7 – The government Wednesday approved a proposal to purchase a Vehicle Mounted Data Interceptor for the National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC) through Direct Purchase Method (DPM) for the sake of national security, official news agency BSS reported…
US embassy in BD celebrates 50th anniversary of Moon landing
Dhaka, July 24 (UNB) – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller on Tuesday attended a daylong series of programes at the American Center to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing. In his opening remarks, he referenced…
Progress of financial inclusion in BD exciting: Queen Maxima
It can accelerate progress, empower women, she says Dhaka, July 10 – UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) Queen Maxima on Wednesday said financial inclusion can empower women and accelerate Bangladesh’s progress and noted significant progress…
Budgetary reform for sustainable development in BD urged
Dhaka, June 21 – Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), a civil society platform of Bangladesh called for budgetary system reform for sustainable development. The platform recommended the budgetary system be reformed to effectively impact the country’s sustainable development at roundtable programme…