Adverse impact of climate change has been posing a serious threat to the overall public health especially relating to water and sanitation in the region including the vast barind tract.


DHAKA: The Water Resources Secretary-level meeting between India and Bangladesh was held in New Delhi on Monday.

DHAKA : The three month long National Tree Plantation Campaign and Tree Fair will begin today (Wednesday).

Speakers at a daylong workshop in Rajshahi on Monday revealed that around three crore people remained vulnerable to arsenic in 54 districts of the country.
In this context, they emphasized the need for creating mass awareness among the vulnerable areas so that the people could play a vital role in preventing the disease before infection.
The workshop styled "Detection of Arsenicosis and its Mana

Although two years have passed since the devastating cyclone Aila hit in the coastal regions, approximately 54,530 people from 10,906 households continue to love in makeshift huts on the embankment damaged by the cyclone, and outside the ring embankment.
Cyclone Aila hit the coastal area May 25, 2009.

A consortium of international agencies is initiating a Tk 1,000 million project to provide support for food security and livelihoods of 211,265 people severely affected by Cyclone Aila over the last two years, of which sixty percent are women, for assisting in their rehabilitation process.
The agencies include four members of the NARRI consortium (Action Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief and

Wild elephants trampled to death at least 50 people in the past 10 years alone in remote Langadu area with experts attributing the phenomenon to deforestation and infrastructure expansion exposing them to food scarcity.
Every village under Langadu upazila of Rangamati district virtually turned elephant-battered localities as the marauding mammoth animals in herds continued to destroy dwelling hou

State Minister for Land Advocate Mostafizur Rahman MP has said that 2-lakh tones additional fish production is possible annually through enhancing pisciculture in rice fields in Rangpur division alone.
For this, he suggested for inspiring the farmers, providing them with the latest scientific technologies, and educating them in producing quality fingerlings of high yielding GIFT Tilapia fish in t

Four people were killed and three others injured in separate lightning strikes in Chuadanga, Comilla, Kishoreganj and Satkhira while four passengers injured and another was missing as boat capsized during storm in Bhola on Wednesday.