Saturday, September 23, 2023

UN commends govt for Mahasen preparedness

The United Nations has praised the government for its preparedness on tropical storm Mahasen that hit Bangladesh on Thursday. While tropical Storm Mahasen reached the coastline of Bangladesh on Thursday weaker than anticipated, the preparedness work undertaken by the government and humanitarian partners saved countless lives, said a UN press statement

36 killed in cyclone Mahasen in Country

Cyclone Mahasen on Thursday struck a mild blow to the coastal region in the south-east and south western parts of the country, weakened and crossed over to Myanmar. In sporadic incidents of house collapse, falling trees and boat capsize, upto 36 people were killed. Twentyone of them alone were killed in boat capsize in Teknaf

People rush to cyclone shelters

Thousands of people in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have started rushing to safe shelters as Cyclone Mahasen approached the coastal areas of the two districts on Wednesday afternoon. Danger signal No. 7 was hoisted in the afternoon. People living in the coastal areas of Sitakunda, Mirasarai, Anwara and Banshkhali upazilas and 11 wards of the ... Read more

Storm closing in on Ctg, C’Bazar coasts

The government has already made all preparations and has taken precautionary measures to face Cyclone ‘Mahasen’, which is likely to hit the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh on Wednesday night, announced disaster management and relief minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali on Tuesday. “At least 50,000 trained volunteers have been kept ready

12,000km in 357 days

Sea turtle routes tracked The first turtle that was tagged in Bangladesh with a satellite chip to track its journey last year has travelled over 12,000 kilometres in 357 days and is now coming back to Bangladesh coast from Sri Lanka. Urmee, the name of the turtle, has crossed the path until March 23, 2011. ... Read more