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Keep close watch on Rampal :Experts

PM’s adviser for publishing scientific basis of criticism, if any   A number of experts yesterday called for forming an independent commission to monitor the implementation of the coal-based power plant in Rampal to make sure all safety controls being promised by the government are put in place. “Exactly what is happening should be monitored by a neutral commission,” said ... Read More »

US, China ratify Paris climate deal

           BBC Online The US and China have finally ratified the Paris climate deal declared December last year with the support of 180 countries, addressing the issue of global warming leading to climate change. That is a good piece of news. By ratifying this deal, the two countries which contribute to 40 percent of carbon dioxide ... Read More »

Maritime ports asked to hoist Signal 3

Weather Correspondent The country’s four maritime ports have been asked to hoist local cautionary signal No. three as a deep convection is taking place over the North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas. Squally weather may affect North Bay, adjoining coastal area of Bangladesh and the four maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra, according to a Met ... Read More »

25,000 trees get life at Lawachhara

Md. Mosabbir ALi,  Kulaura  Nationwide human chain, press briefing, providing the memorandums, signature campaign and mass awareness including different type of programmes held to stop decided to cutting 25 thousands trees under Lawacherra forest in Kamalganj Upazila of Moulvibazar district. In this regards administrations cancel their decision on Thursday meeting and protect biodiversity and the environment of the Lawacherra National ... Read More »

Oil, gas protection body to march towards Dhaka Nov 24 for Sundarbans

businessnews24bd.com The National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports today announced to march towards Dhaka on November 24 if the government does not cancel Rampal power plant project by this time. The committee’s Member Secretary Prof Anu Muhammad announced the programme styled “Cholo, Cholo Dhaka Cholo” (March to Dhaka) at the daylong sit-in programme at Central Shaheed ... Read More »

HC declares Ashiyan City Housing Project legal scrapping previous verdict

Court Reporter The High Court has scrapped its previous verdict declaring the Ashiyan City housing project as illegal.  The larger bench of justices Syed AB Mahmudul Huq, Naima Haider and Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque gave the order on Tuesday after accepting the land developer’s plea to review its decision. The project by Ashiyan Lands Development Ltd is located opposite to Dhaka’s ... Read More »

`We Want Embankment not the Relief`

businessnews24bd.com Around 35 coastal Member of Parliaments (MPs) said that they need embankment to protect coastal people, lands and livelihoods, not the relief. The MPs made the demand today in a roundtable jointly organised by the Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee on MoF&E and COAST Trust at the conference room of Parliament Media Center, title “Climate Change Impact, Recent Cyclone and ... Read More »

25 killed in China flood

BBC online  A week of torrential rain in southern China has killed 25 people and displaced 33,200 residents, including many in China’s poor, remote regions, officials said. China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says 4 million people in 10 provinces have been affected by floods and landslides since heavy rainfall began on Monday. Six people are still missing. In southeastern Jiangxi Province, ... Read More »

Rampal power plant project yet to get environmental clearance

businessnews24bd.com Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju on Thursday said in  the Jatiya Sangsad that the Directorate of Environment has yet to give no objection certificate (NOC) for construction of Rampal coal-fired power plant. “The survey report on environmental impact of this project has been approved after imposing necessary conditions to construct the coal-based 1,320 Megawatt power plant in Rampal. There ... Read More »

6.2 undersea quake strikes central Indonesia

BBC Online A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia on Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The undersea quake hit about 300 kilometres (185 miles) south of the popular holiday island of Lombok at 12:13 pm (0413 GMT), at a depth of ... Read More »