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PM Hasina for coordinated UN conventions for disaster reduction Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on a smooth coordination among various UN conventions and agreements on disaster management for a sustainable development of the countries under the UN framework.  “Bangladesh would be a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041 if development plans can be taken through coordination of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ with ... Read More »

5.6m quake jolts northern India

AFP, India A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern India late Monday night, the US Geological Survey said, rattling cities as far away as the capital New Delhi.  The quake struck at 10:33 pm local time (17:03 GMT) with the tremor’s epicentre 35 kilometres (21 miles) northwest of the Himalayan town of Pipalkoti in northern India’s Uttarakhand state, the USGS said. ... Read More »

Fire kills 18 at Chinese foot massage parlour


International Desk A fire at a foot massage parlour in eastern China on Sunday killed 18 people and injured two others, state media reported. Workers jumped out of windows to escape the blaze, which broke out at the Zuxintang parlour at around 4 p.m., and firefighters rushed to the scene, according to state broadcaster China Central Television. No cause of ... Read More »

200 shops gutted by fire in Comilla


Comilla Correspondent At least 200 shops were gutted by a fire at Doulatganj Bazar under the district’s Laksam upazila on Friday night. The fire originated from Monohorpotti around 11.00pm. Three units of fire service doused the fire with an effort of two hours.   Read More »

Many feared dead in Italian avalanche


International Desk Up to 30 people were feared to have died Thursday after an Italian mountain hotel was engulfed by a powerful avalanche in the earthquake-ravaged centre of the country. Italy’s Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a two-metre (six-feet) high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers ... Read More »

Deadly fire at Pahartoli


Chittagong Correspondent A deadly fire broke out at Jolarparha of Abdul Alir Hat of Pahartoli area of the city early Sunday. At least 30 semi-concrete houses and several shops were gutted in the incident. Local Fire Service workers managed to douse the blaze after their three hours of frantic efforts. Md Didar, control room officer of Agrabad Fire Service,  told ... Read More »

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

International Desk A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck in the Celebes Sea on Tuesday afternoon but no immediate damage was reported, state seismologists said. The tremor was recorded 223 kilometers southeast of Tongkil in Sulu at 2:13 pm, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. Aftershocks were expected from the quake. The tectonic quake had a depth of 625 kilometers. ... Read More »

8 injured in speedboat collision in Padma

Madaraipur Correspondent At least eight people were injured in a collision between two speedboats in the mid-Padma River on Kawrakandi-Shimulia route at the district’s Shibchar upazila on Friday. The injured could not be identified immediately. They were admitted to Shibchar Upazila Hospital. Abdus Salam, manager of Kawrakandi office of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), confirmed the news. The other ... Read More »

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

BBC Online An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say. A long-running rift in the Larson C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km of ice is keeping the 5,000 sq km piece from floating away. Larsen C is the most northern major ice ... Read More »

Another earthquake at midnight Another fresh earthquake was felt in Bangladesh yesterday midnight nearly 10 hours after a 5.5 magnitude jolted different parts of the country including capital Dhaka. The 5.1 magnitude second earthquake was felt at 12.49am Wednesday. The epicentre of the quake was 38 kilometres south southwest of Mawlaik in Myanmar at a depth of 93km from the surface, Meteorological Department ... Read More »