4h ago| Environment

Green Award: 30 factories recognised for environment-friendly contribution

The Green Factory Award 2020 was given to 30 establishments -- from six sectors of the country – today, in recognition of their contributions to protecting the environment and the job market.

17h ago| Natural disaster

Untimely rain damages crops on vast areas across the country

Crops, especially winter vegetables, on vast areas have been damaged due to the untimely rain that lashed different districts across the country in the last three days.

Farmers in Southern, Central Regions: Rain brings fear, tears

The untimely rain that lashed different areas of the country for the last two days could result in extensive damage to crops, especially winter vegetables and seedbeds.

Cyclone Jawad: Over 1,000 tourists stranded in St Martin's island

More than 1,000 tourists remain stranded in St Martin's island due to rough weather caused by Cyclone Jawad in the Bay of Bengal.

Cyclonic storm Jawad weakens into deep depression

Cyclonic storm Jawad over west-central Bay and adjoining northwest Bay moved northwards further and weakened into a deep depression, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Deaths in Indonesia volcano eruption now 13

Disaster officials in Indonesia raised the death toll in the eruption of Mount Semeru to 13 on Sunday, as rescuers working through the night freed as many as 10 people from the debris.

3d ago| Energy

India to provide 20% more electricity to Bangladesh

India will provide 20 percent more electricity to Bangladesh under a renewed bilateral contract -- for five more years, officials said today.

5d ago| Energy

21,838 cases filed for non-payment of outstanding electricity bills

Six power distribution companies have so far filed a total of 21,838 cases against customers for non-payment of outstanding electricity bills while the total arrears against these cases is Tk 594...

1w ago| Energy

Why govt shouldn’t be directed to re-fix kerosene, diesel prices: HC

The High Court today issued a rule asking the government to explain in a week why it should not be directed to re-fix the tariff of petroleum products including kerosene and diesel as per relevant...

2w ago| Pollution

Honking a major sound polluter

Horns are a major cause of hearing loss among Dhaka residents. Despite the ban on hydraulic horns, noise pollution couldn’t be curbed as laws remain ineffective. Speakers at a roundtable yesterday...

3w ago| Air pollution

Schools in Indian capital shut indefinitely as smog worsens

Delhi shut down schools until further notice, urged people to work from home and banned non-essential trucks from entering the Indian capital due to dangerous levels of air pollution.

Diwali takes heavy toll on Delhi air

The morning after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, residents of New Delhi woke up under a blanket of toxic smog and breathed in the most dangerously polluted air of the year so far, after...