NEWS OF THE DAYWomen of char areas collect fodder from the main land as the recent flash floods has inundated all the grasslands in the Teesta river basin. The photo was snapped at Char Sholmari village under Kaliganj upazila, Lalmonirhat.
SHARIATPUR: The devastating erosion by the Padma river has taken a serious turn in Shariatpur district, causing a panic among hundreds of families in the upazila. Sources said the river has devoured over 300 dwelling houses, a vast tract of cropland and many trees in the last ten days. The government map of Bhedorgonj upazila has already been changed due to the erosion. Visiting different erosion-hit areas at North Tarabunia, Chorvaga, Kachikata, Mollahkandi, Tumchar, Sikderkandi, Dewankandi, Gazikandi and Gayenkandi under Bhedorgonj upazila in the district, this correspondent saw that the affected people have taken shelter at safer... more ›
THAKURGAON: Unidentified miscreants strangled a trader at Panchpirdanga in Thakurgaon Sadar Upazila on Thursday. Identified as Shahidul Islam, 33, the deceased was an owner of a workshop. Quoting the locals, police said Shahidul had gone missing since Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, local people spotted the body of Shahidul in a mango orchard and informed the police. When contacted, Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge AKM Mehedi Hasan confirmed the incident and said miscreants might have strangled him sometime at night. However, the reason behind the death could not be known immediately. A case was filed in this connection.
MAGURA: Police recovered the body of a woman from Bengaberil Beel (water body) in Sagda Laxmipur village in Sadar upazila on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Kabita Rani Biswas, 30, wife of police constable Ashok Kumar Sarkar, a resident of the upazila. Police said Kabita went missing from her fatherís house on Wednesday afternoon. Family members started a massive hunt to ascertain her whereabouts. Meanwhile, locals spotted floating body of an unidentified woman in Bengaberil Beel on Thursday noon and informed police. Police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. Kabitaís father identified the body to be of his daughter. The body was sent to Magura... more ›
RANGPUR: Experts at a training workshop on Friday urged the media workers for creating adequate social awareness to reduce risks of natural disasters through adaptation with adverse impacts of climate change. They were addressing inaugural ceremony of the two-day training workshop on 'Reduction of Disaster Risks and Climate Change Adaptation' at Rangpur Circuit House with Rangpur Press Club President AKM Fazlul Haque in the chair. The Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) with assistance of Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) Phase-II of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has been organising the workshop under the 'Strengthening the Role of Media Towards Complementing the Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation' project. The CDMP,... more ›
BOGRA: About 400 metres of Sheikhpara flood control embankment in Sariakandi upazila of the district collapsed early Friday, rendering over 50,000 people marooned. Three unions under Sariakandi upazila and two under Dhunat upazila were flooded afresh following the collapse of the embankment. Meanwhile, the overall flood situation worsened in the district as the water level in the Jamuna River continues to rise. Water Development Board Sources said the Jamuna River is flowing 97 cm above the danger level at Sariakandi point. óUNB
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