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

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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 city packed their valuables

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Mahasen poised to hit coast today

Tropical Cyclone ‘Mahasen’ was moving fast towards Bangladesh and poised to hit coastline in the south-eastern part of the country in the early hours of Thursday.  Bangladesh Meteorological Office said the Cyclone Mahasen is likely to pound the coastal region of south-eastern Bangladesh at a speed of 90 to 100 kilometers per hour affecting the low-lying areas of

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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. It is now in the middle of the Bay of Bengal, 780 km east of the Chennai coast of India, 977 km northeast of the Sri Lankan coast, 662 km west of

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