Jul 122016
 
Bangladesh earthquake warning: 140 million people at risk

Peter Hannam: As many as 140 million people in Bangladesh may be at risk from a huge earthquake as pressure builds beneath the surface of one of the world’s most densely populated nations, US and Bangladeshi scientists say. Sediment flows from the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers have layered parts of the country with as much

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Jan 102013
 

Dhaka, Jan 10, 2013: A cold snap which saw temperatures drop to 40-year lows in Bangladesh has killed around 80 people, officials said. Shah Alam, the deputy head of the weather office, said the lowest temperature was recorded at 3 degrees Celsius in the northern town of Syedpur. He said the last time the temperature

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Jan 092013
 

 Dhaka, Jan 9, 2013: Bone chilling cold slows the wheels of life in Bangladesh on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to all-time record low between 3.2 and 5 degrees Celsius. Normal life almost halted across the country especially in the sub-Himalayan northern region, officials and local sources said. Even the foreign visitors, who are accustomed

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Dec 302012
 

CHITTAGONG, Dec 30, 2012: Over 500 litres of oil spilled into the Bay after an oil tanker collided with a water vessel at the estuary of the Karnaphuli River this morning. Chittagong Port sources said the oil slick began after a hole was created on oil tanker “Nosihat” when it collided with a private vessel

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Dec 242012
 

Dhaka, Dec 24: Bangladesh Bank on Monday asked all commercial banks and financial institutions (FIs) of the country to stand beside the poor people who are worst sufferers in the cold spell. The central bank issued a circular asking the banks and FIs to immediately distribute warm clothes and blankets to cold-hit destitute across the

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Sep 072012
 

Climate change may have a profound effect on the world’s ability to produce wheat — one of its staple crops — and adaptation efforts must take into account both the positive and negative effects of climate shifts, say wheat experts. Production in some regions, such as India and Mexico, is predicted to be negatively affected

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Aug 152012
 

Two ships sold by state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to scrap yards in Pakistan and Bangladesh contained hazardous materials, a violation of both Mexican and international law, an environmental group said. “The arrival of these obsolete vessels, the Sebastian and the De Marz, in South Asia without notice and without first being pre-cleaned

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