Global efforts to rein in tuberculosis helped cut the death toll to 1.3 million last year, but drug-resistant forms of the disease are sparking huge concern, the WHO said Wednesday.

Bangladesh has identified urban slums, floating people and coastal areas as the major hurdles for achieving ‘total sanitation by 2013’.

International Finance Corporation would invest in generation and transmission of hydro-electricity in Nepal and Bhutan to foster regional cooperation in the energy sector.

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, told parliament on Wednesday that Rampal power plant near the Sundarban would have no negative impact on the environment as claimed by a section of environmentali

A tornado swept two upazilas of Faridpur district on Sunday evening, leaving a trail of devastation at 33 villages under six unions.

The Asian Development Bank will provide $10 million loan facility for the much-needed investment in private-sector infrastructure projects in Bangladesh, including in renewable energy.

THE government postponed tiger census in the Sunderbans for the fourth time in one month.

A regional human development report on Monday said the South Asian nations needed regional approach instead of going for unilateral or bilateral mechanism for transboundary water sharing.

Asia-Pacific countries face serious challenges from ‘lifestyle’ diseases and ageing populations even as they overcome more traditional illnesses, the World Health Organisation’s regional director s

Two children were injured and 100 houses damaged as a tornado hit four villages under Bholahat and Nochole upazilas in Chapainawabganj district Sunday night.