Site of ancient Olympic Games threatened as Greece battles wildfire

Greek authorities ordered villages near the site of the ancient Olympic Games in the western Peloponnese to be evacuated on Wednesday as wildfires raged across the country, destroying swathes of...

19h ago| Natural disaster

Hundreds rendered homeless in Brahmaputra shoal

Hundreds of families have been rendered landless and homeless due to the continuous erosion of the Brahmaputra River.

19h ago| Natural disaster

Lightning Deaths: Steps not taken could’ve saved many lives

The government only recently decided to set up warning systems in 723 lightning prone areas in the country, even though 2,400 people died in lightning strikes over the past decade, including 19...

Villagers themselves building dyke to stop erosion of Louhajang river in Tangail

People of Doshokia union in Kalihati upazila of Tangail have been constructing a 300-metre embankment through voluntary work to save their houses, an Eid congregation ground, a graveyard and a...

Death toll in central China floods rises to 302, 50 missing

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said, after record downpours dumped a year's worth of rain on a city in...

Hundreds suffer as low-lying areas of Bagerhat submerged

More than 50 thousand families have been marooned in Bagerhat due to incessant rainfall triggered by depression and full moon tides in the Bay of Bengal.

2d ago| Wildlife

Birth of calf in Cox's Bazar forest a ray of hope for dwindling Asian elephant population

The birth of an Asian elephant calf in the Cox's Bazar forest today has shone a ray of hope for the dwindling population of the giant mammal.

5d ago| Wildlife


It was hypnotic: a persistent tunk-tunk-tunk sound with a muted texture, like a blacksmith tapping a metal pot with a hammer, its rhythm precise as a metronome.

6d ago| Wildlife

14 tiger reserves in India get Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS) status

Fourteen tiger reserves in India, including one in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, have received the globally-accepted Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

1w ago| Air pollution

Dhaka enjoyed healthy air after Eid-ul-Azha

Dhaka’s air saw significant fall in pollution level during the three days following Eid-ul-Azha.

1w ago| Water pollution

Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish worth around Tk 15 lakh have died due to dumping of waste of a cattle haat into ‘Sagardighi’ in Sreemangal Municipality of Moulvibazar. The dead fish mostly rohu and pangas weighing 2-4 kg...

1w ago| Water pollution

Pollution from animal waste: Fish worth Tk 15 lakh die in Moulvibazar pond

Fish were dying in a pond as waste of sacrificial animals from a nearby cattle market polluted the water in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal upazila.