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Dhaka Saturday,  Jun 15, 2024

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A severe cyclone called ‘Remal’ started crossing coastal regions of Bangladesh packing winds up to 120 kilometres per hour tonight while authorities managed to evacuate over 800,000 people to safety. “The cyclone has made the landfall and started crossing our Khepupara alongside India’s West Bengal coasts,” a met office spokesman told BSS. He added that the storm approached from Bangladesh’s southwestern coastlines and West Bengal’s Sagar Island and was proceeding... »
Severe Cyclone Remal has lashed the coasts of Bangladesh with devastating wind of up to 120kph and storm surges, inundating hundreds of villages and leaving vast swathes without power. The authorities reported at least two deaths caused by the cyclone in Patuakhali and Satkhira on Sunday night as people rushed to storm shelters or higher grounds with their livestocks. The storm was likely to complete crossing the West Bengal-Khepupara coast... »
The depression over Eastcentral Bay and adjoining Westcentral Bay moved north-northeastward over the same area and was centred at 6pm today (Friday). It is about 745 kms southwest of Chattogram port, 680kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 710 kms south of Mongla port and 670 kms south of Payra port. It is likely to intensify and move northeastwards further, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) in a latest special weather bulletin... »
1. On 14 May, we met in Paris at the Summit on Clean Cooking in Africa, co-chaired by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Prime Minister of Norway H.E. Jonas Gahr Støre, the President of the African Development Bank Group Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, and the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Dr. Fatih Birol. 2. The Summit organised by the... »
DHAKA, May 15, 2024 (BSS): Environment Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury today said the existing relations between Bangladesh and the United States(US) will be enhanced. “Significant strides were made towards enhancing bilateral relations betweenBangladesh and the United States, particularly in environmental and climaterealms,” he said. The minister said this while conducting a meeting with US Assistant Secretaryof State Donald Lu at the secretariat here today. Expressing optimism regarding the future of... »
Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali has called upon the Asian Development Bank to make its climate financing concessional while placing five specific proposals regarding measures for tackling immediate economic concerns of the developing member countries (DMC) at this turbulent time. In placing the proposals on Sunday he said geo-political uncertainties are disproportionately affecting impoverished segments of the globe. Taking macro economic predicaments into consideration, policy-based support and concessional financing would... »
Asia was the world’s most disaster-hit region from climate and weather hazards in 2023, the United Nations said on Tuesday, with floods and storms being the chief cause of casualties and economic losses. According to the report, in India, severe heatwaves in April and June resulted in about 110 reported fatalities due to heatstroke. Floods and storms caused the highest number of reported casualties and economic losses, whilst the impact... »
A heatwave is currently sweeping over Bangladesh, bringing life-threatening temperatures that have left many wondering why conditions resemble those of the Arabian desert. The extreme heat has significantly disrupted daily life, prompting the Bangladesh Meteorological Department to issue heat warnings as residents eagerly await relief from rain. The oppressive temperatures have led many to stay indoors, resulting in deserted roads even on weekdays. This change in behaviour has also impacted... »
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury today said Bangladesh needs US$ 534 billion to address climate change impact by 2050 and that is why international financial support is a must for implementing climate plans. “Bangladesh is committed to working collaboratively with international partners to build climate resilience,” he said while addressing a technical session of the National Adaptation Plan Expo 2024 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here.... »
Severe heat wave is sweeping Khulna division and Rajshahi, Pabna and Tangail districts, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. The heat wave condition will remain unchanged for the five days commencing 9 am on Saturday, it predicted. Country’s highest temperature was recoded in Chuadanga at 41 degree Celsius on Friday. The district also experienced the season’s highest temperature in the previous three days. A mild to moderate heat wave is... »