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6 killed as nor’wester rips through Dhaka

A tree uprooted by a sudden storm partially crushes a car near Ramna Park, adjacent to Hotel InterContinental, in Dhaka in the evening on Sunday, March 31, 2019 Md Manik/Dhaka Tribune   Power outage hits different city areas as people suffer in gridlock for hours Six people were killed after a nor’wester coupled with hailstorm […]

Time to enhance global support to the most vulnerable communities People collect metal sheets from a damaged supermarket to re-build their destroyed houses following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, on March 21, 2019. PHOTO: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP Saleemul Huq The massive cyclone Idai that devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week has […]

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In this file photo taken on February 20, 2019 Bangladesh’s Mehedi Hasan reacts during their third one-day international against New Zealand at University Oval in Dunedin. — AFP photo Bangladesh all-rounder Mehedi Hasan on Sunday told reporters that he would be happy to play the supporting role in the bowling department in his team’s forthcoming […]

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The Election Commission, or EC, has suspended voting in the local government election to Cumilla’s Titas Upazila over irregularities, the EC’s Joint Secretary (Public Relations) SM Asaduzzaman said on Sunday. Polls to 107 Upazilas in the fourth phase of the staggered election opened at 8am on Sunday. Two hours into the elections, gunshots were fired […]

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Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100: Implementation challenges and way forward Image credit: Dutch Water Sector Shamsul Alam |  March 31, 2019 Bangladesh Government has approved Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100) on September 04, 2018 with the aspiration of achieving ‘safe, climate resilient and prosperous Delta’ by 2100. In other words, ‘BDP 2100 is the plan […]

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Land, building owners of FR Tower on 7-day remand BSS . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Mar 31, 2019        A Dhaka court on Sunday put Tasvir Ul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, and SMHI Faruque, the land owner of the building, on seven-day remand in connection with a case filed over Thursday’s […]

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Banani fire probably caused by electric short circuit: Probe body Prothom Alo English Desk | Mar 31, 2019        The probe committee formed by the home and disaster management and relief ministries suspected that the fire at FR Tower originated from an electric short-circuit on the seventh floor of the building that killed 26 people, […]

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