July 2023 set to be world's hottest month on record

July 2023 is set to upend previous heat benchmarks, UN Secretary-general António Guterres said on Thursday after scientists said it was on track to be the world's hottest month on record

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PM to open Matarbari coal-fired plant in December: project officials

The first unit of Matarbari coal-fired power plant in Maheshkhali of Cox's Bazar is likely to go into production by this December, adding 600MW of electricity to the national grid.

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Mild heatwave sweeping over Dhaka, other parts of country: Met office

A mild heatwave is sweeping over different parts of the country, including Dhaka, and it may abate in some places, said Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)

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Banshkhali-Meghnaghat 400KV power transmission line comes into operation

The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has commissioned its 400 kV power transmission line from Banshkhali in Chattogram via Madunaghat to Meghnaghat in Narayanganj

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Low pressure area forms over Bay, rain likely

A low pressure area has formed over the west-central Bay and adjoining northwest Bay, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said.

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Mild heat wave may continue in five districts: BMD

The ongoing mild heat wave in Rajshahi, Pabna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Nilphamari districts may last for more days, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department

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Fire at Muradpur sub-station in Ctg disrupts power

Electricity supply has been disrupted in different areas of Chattogram after a fire broke out at Muradpur 33/11 sub-station this evening

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Lack of awareness a serious risk on pollution: CPD

Bangladesh remains at severe risk of air and plastic pollution, and the situation is worsening gradually due to lack of time-befitting policies and mass awareness, according to a study of CPD

With moderate traffic, Dhaka's air quality also 'moderate' this morning

Dhaka's air quality continued to be in the "moderate" zone this morning, thanks to the torrential rain for the past few days and traffic yet to return to its usual form after Eid holidays.

Shun plastic, plant more trees

Due to the growing population and lack of arable land per capita, the country must preserve the environment and plant more trees to provide a healthy and secure living environment for future generations, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday.

Mild heatwave may continue in Dhaka, Rajshahi and 2 other districts

Mild heatwave sweeping over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Panchagarh, Moulvibazar and Feni districts may continue, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said today.

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12 killed, 40 missing in Afghanistan flash flood

At least 12 people were killed and up to 40 more are missing following a flash flood caused by torrential rain in central Afghanistan, a government spokesman said Sunday

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Nature quest: Fluttering fish

Around 15-20 feet deep in the Saint Martin’s Island, these Eight-banded butterfly fish were spotted foraging for food – coral polyps. Popular marine corallivores, butterfly fish have around 129 species and are found mostly on the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans.

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Govt rises transmission, distribution charges for gas companies

The government has increased the transmission and distribution charges for gas companies

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16 killed in landslide in India, dozens missing

At least 16 people were killed Thursday after a landslide smashed into their village in India's Maharashtra state, officials said, with locals fearing the toll could rise significantly

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Rain, thundershowers likely in Dhaka, other divisions

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today predicted light to moderate rain in Dhaka and seven other divisions over the 24 hours starting from 9:00am today

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Teesta Erosion: Lives upended, homes swept away

“We had a home and four bighas of arable land, all of which got washed away on Sunday. Now, we have become homeless and landless,” said Koushulya Rani as she broke into tears.

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Extreme heat scorches Europe, world

Swathes of Europe baked Tuesday in a heatwave trailed by wildfires and health warnings, as parts of Asia and the United States also suffered under extreme weather

1w ago

No damage as magnitude 6.8 quake shakes Central America

The quake was registered at 6:22 pm (0222 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean

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Rooppur NPP not to get fuel supply until all necessary inspections completed

Russian contractor of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project said that it will not supply fuel to the plant until all necessary inspections and scheduled procedures are completed

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