Plastic most lethal among all waste

Plastics are silently piling on the environmental miseries of Bangladesh, one of the most climate change-vulnerable countries in the world.

12h ago

Single-use plastic causing harm to ecosystem: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the widespread use and mismanagement of single-use plastic products are destabilising the ecosystem

12h ago

At least 2 more weeks needed to resolve power crisis: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said they had been trying to ensure smooth supply of coal, gas and fuel to the power plants for the last two months but it did not work due to the “financial issues”

19h ago

Air pollution, depression, and our health

Dhaka's rapid urbanisation and industrialisation have led to a significant increase in air pollution levels.

20h ago

Severe heatwave across 4 northern districts likely to continue

A severe heatwave is sweeping over the districts of Rajshahi, Naogaon, Nilphamari and Dinajpur and it is likely to continue.

22h ago

Coal shortage: Payra Power Plant to shut down after June 5

'We're struggling to import oil. We are diverting most of the gas to industries to keep those running,' says Nasrul Hamid

1d ago

No gas for 8 hours at different areas of city today

Gas supply will remain suspended for eight hours today in different areas of the capital for emergency replacement and removal of gas pipelines..According to a press release of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited, the areas where gas supply will be suspended from 10:00a

1d ago

No one allowed to cut trees without permission: DNCC mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam, vowing punishment for the offenders, today warned against cutting trees in the city without DNCC's permission.

2d ago

World gathers to tackle ‘time bomb’ plastic pollution

French President Emmanuel Macron today warned that global plastics pollution was a "time bomb", as diplomats began five days of talks in Paris to make progress on a treaty to end plastic waste. .Representatives of 175 nations with divergent ambitions met at the UNESCO headquarters with th

Brahmaputra runs dry in Mymensingh

Despite dredging efforts being underway since 2019, the Old Brahmaputra has failed to show any signs of the expected increase in its water levels.

Dhaka's air quality 'moderate' during Eid holiday

Dhaka’s air quality has turned ‘moderate’ during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays as most of the residents left the capital for their respective villages to celebrate the religious festival

‘We did not frame budget in line with IMF prescriptions’

The government has not framed the national budget for the fiscal year of 2023-24 based on the prescription of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today.

2d ago

Contractor blacklisted for cutting trees on road dividers in Mirpur

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has blacklisted SM Rahman International, the contractor concerned, for cutting down trees during the construction of the road divider at the Technical Crossing in Mirpur in the capital..Besides, two deputy assistant engineers of the DNCC in charge of rel

3d ago

Rangpur comes to standstill for 5 mins to save Teesta

Rangpur today came to a standstill for five minutes as a demonstration was held urging the government to implement the Teesta Master Plan project from its own fund without any further delay

3d ago

New deal signed with Qatar to import up to 1.8 MTPA LNG for 15 yrs

Bangladesh today signed a 15-year agreement with Qatar for importing up to 1.8 million metric tonnes (MMT) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year

3d ago

India allows Nepal to use its transmission line to sell power to Bangladesh

Nepal today got India’s green signal for selling power to Bangladesh using the Indian transmission line..The trilateral arrangement was agreed to by India for the first time, giving a boost to sub-regional cooperation in opening up power trade, reports our New Delhi correspondent..Th

3d ago

12kg LPG cylinder price cut by Tk 161

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) today fixed the price of a 12kg LPG cylinder at Tk 1,074 for June -- a Tk 161 decrease from last month.

3d ago

No respite from heatwave for 4-5 days

The mild to moderate heatwave sweeping parts of the country is likely to continue for the next four to five days, said the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today.

3d ago

Heatwave likely to continue for a week

Mild to moderate heatwave that the country is experiencing currently will likely to continue for a week, said Meteorological Department.

4d ago

No direct subsidy given to fuel oil: energy minister

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid told parliament today that the government does not directly give any subsidy to fuel oil..In reply to a query from AL MP Haji Selim, the state minister said BPC incurred a loss of about Tk 2,705 crore in 2021-22 fiscal, fo

4d ago

Rescued from traffickers, Great Hornbills end up in captivity

Four Great Hornbills that were rescued from traffickers in Chattogram’s Baskhali upazila have been taken to captivity in Chattogram Zoo in violation of Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act-2012

4d ago