National committee for protection of oil, gas, power, mineral resources and port on Wednesday threatened of an action programme if the government policy is not changed banning open pit coal mining.
The committee leaders at a press conference on Wednesday admitted that they could not so far build up any "effective movement" against the government to stop its 'anti-state' moves like awarding power

Around 50,000 under-5 babies die suffering from pneumonia every year in the country while the global figure is 15 lakh.
Prof Dr Iqbal Bari, Head of Pediatrics Department of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH), revealed this while addressing a discussion on causes of pneumonia and its preventive measures at RMCH conference hall in Rajshahi on Saturday.
He mentioned that sufficient awaren

The government has undertaken a project to control pollution of Gulshan-Baridhara Lake with a view to ensuring environment-friendly hygienic life for the city dwellers.

Japan will provide Taka 113 crore as grant to setup a mobile saline water treatment plant for ensuring safe drinking water to four lakh people daily at 11 Aila affected upazilas in three south west

Bangladesh sought fund from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to produce 500 megawatt power from renewable energy (RE).

President Zillur Rahman on Sunday called for greater diplomatic efforts in seeking cooperation from the Netherlands in managing the country's water sector and also building coastal embankments.

Bangladesh is at the threshold of a big scale earthquake that might happen anytime, a seismic expert has apprehended.
Dr Syed Humayun Akhter, Professor of Geology Department of Dhaka University, said the recent small scale tremors signal big earthquake ahead and it is imperative to take immediate preparedness to face such a calamity.
In an interview with UNB senior staff correspondent Rashed Ahm

Rain-fed Jamuna, Teesta, Brahmaputra and Dharala rivers rose further in the last 24 hours ending 9am on Wednesday worsening flood situations in five northern districts.

Child mortality rate in Bangladesh fell by an average 5.3 percent annually from 1993 to 2007 by providing excess care to the health of poor mothers.
During the period the country also achieved success in reducing gap between boys and girls prospects of survival, a report of the Save the Children said.
The report was released on Tuesday two-week before world leaders meeting in New York to discuss

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide its newly innovated solar- and wind-run combined power plants to Bangladesh for the country's power generation.